Thursday, November 30, 2017


Happy December!!  Can you believe it's here already!?  I have sad news today  This will be the last challenge from Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  :(   Our fearless leader, Hazel, has decided to close the challenge.  : (   But, let's not think about that right now.  Instead, let's think about the current challenge.  As always, it's anything Christmas-related goes.  And now that the Christmas season is truly upon us, I'm sure there are plenty of us that still need some Christmas cards!  I know I do!!  I checked a little bit ago and realized I was quite a few short.  So, here is my card for your inspiration:
I started off with a fun technique I just discovered.  It's sort of a letterpress technique, created by inking the raised side (back side) of an embossing folder and using it to deboss the image with the ink.  It's quite fun and very easy!  Then I used a stitched rectangle die to cut it down to a little bit smaller than the card base.     
I hope you will play along with us this month, let's make this the best challenge ever!!

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps "AKV: Mary and Child", which I think must be retired; Verve "Richly Blessed" sentiment; Repeat Impressions "Star Cluster"
Dies; Papertrey Ink "Inspired: Jesus" and "Mat Stack 3"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle and pinked edge border die
Cuttlebug snowflake embossing powder

The Merry Christmas Challenge #45--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #409--Christmas
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Inspiration Destination #139--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--anything goes
Crafty Gals #151--anything goes
Penny's Challenge #357--anything goes
Fab n' Funky Challenge #373--Christmas
Make it Monday #305--love of layers
The Holly and Ivy #305--anything goes
Crafting By Designs--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--star light, star bright
Crazy 4 Challenge #413--Christmas/winter
YNS #78--sketch (I turned it on its side)

Word Art Wednesday #310--anything goes with uplifting sentiment


Lin said...

I love your design, Heather - the background looks great, and everything works together so sweetly! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Nancy G said...

This is so sweet Heather!

Marilyn Webb said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining of challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!
Marilyn DT

Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...
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Penny Light/Light Whimsy said...

This is lovely and sweet. Very well designed and such good colors all together. Thanks for sharing your talent at Penny's Paper Crafty challenge.

Heather said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining us for The Merry Christmas Challenge this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi there, Heather!
What a sweet card. You used such a cute image, followed the sketch really well, and came up with a fabulous card. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge. Have a blessed week, and please stop by again soon.
God bless you,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Isobel said...

Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

What a lovely Christmas Card! I never seen one like this one! Love the originality!! well done!!
THank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, we all hope to see you with us again! x Zoey

Judy V said...

Sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Jackie C said...

Great project, thanks for sharing at H&I, jackie DT member xxxx