Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Warm and Wonderful

Happy Wednesday!!  Can you believe tomorrow is the last day of November?!  I checked my Christmas card stash and realized I need quite a few more, so now every card I make needs to be a Christmas card!  Luckily, The House That Stamps Built has a great sketch challenge starting today and it was perfect for a Christmas card!!
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Isn't that fun!?  I love sketches; they are great starting points for cards.  Here is the card I created:
Besides needing to make Christmas cards, I also have a "bits and pieces" stash that is growing and I need to work on making it smaller instead.  So, I searched through the stash and pulled out anything I thought would work.  I ended up using the large snowflake, the speech bubble and one of the pieces of fencing.  Yeay, three pieces used.  I wasn't sure about the speech bubble, but then I decided to use the snowman and it worked perfectly AND adds a fun touch.  This snowman is just super cute!  He's part of a swing set but I only used the one image as well as two parts of the sentiment that are included in the set.  I paper pieced his scarf and used the same paper for the little banner at the top.  I finished it all off with a recycled button and some nuvo crystal drops for snow on the image.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Snowman 2-sided Swing Stamp Set" I used the entire side 2 of the set as well as the second part of the sentiment from side 1 and "Snowflake Solid, small"
Dies: PTI "Fancy Flakes"; Sweet n' Sassy Stamps fence; MFT "Smartphone" speech bubble

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Scrapper's Delights--anything goes
Creative Fingers #141--anything goes
Crimbo #146--anything goes
Winter Wonderland--traditional red and green
Crafty Catz #314--anything goes with winter colors
Just Add Ink #287--red, green, winter
Alphabet Challenge--S is for snow people
Cardz TV #23--anything goes
Sweet Stampin'--favorite Christmas colors (the traditional ones are my favorite though I do love non-traditional, too)
Crazy 4 Challenges #413--Christmas/winter
Shopping Our Stash #331--snow much fun
Cuttlebug Mania--let it snow
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #20--anything goes


Glittered Paws said...

Always love the sketch challenge - and love your take on it. I think the snowman needs to be in my collection as well as yours. LOL And I see that mulberry paper again. Going to have to get my out and surprise everyone.

Janette said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, love the snowman, so cute...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

Donna said...

This is just adorable, like how you used a snowflake for one of the layers and so many cute details!

Loose Stitches said...

What a beautiful card Heather, love the image, papers and sentiment!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Cheri said...

I love it when we can reach into our stash and left overs and come up with a sure did with this sketch challenge, Heather. The mulberry paper behind the focal images is a perfect touch....but everything about your card is fabulous.

Patti J said...

Adorable card, Heather! It always amazes and surprises me that we never seem to use the same stamp sets! It's always so much fun to see what this DT does each week with the challenges! Thanks for ALWAYS being an inspiration! I shall miss you - prepare to be stalked!!! Hugs...

Donna said...

Fab card and a great take on the sketch!
Thanks for having snow much fun with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

CraftyLyn said...

Lovely jolly card and the sketch is great too,thanks for sharing your card with us here at winter wonderland,Lyn DT x.

Laurie Unger said...

What a fun take on the sketch!