Friday, December 15, 2017

O, Christmas Tree

Happy Friday!!  It's time for another challenge from Jo's Scrap Shack.  As always, we are now an Anything Goes challenge.  

This is our last challenge of the year, so make sure you play along!  Our sponsors this week are the fabulous Bugaboo Stamps

and Little Blue Button Stamps

Here is my first card using one of the adorable Little Blue Button Stamps images I received:
This is another card created with pieces from my bits and pieces stash.  The other day I had pulled a bunch of pieces out of it, mostly all purple, and decided to use some of them for this card.  The three pieces of purple ribbon on the right hand side (the darker pieces were actually one piece, but long enough to cut in half) and the embossed vellum piece were both from my stash.
My second card uses another image from the same Little Blue Button Stamps set:
I didn't use anything from my "bits and pieces" stash for this one, but I did use some patterned paper scraps.  Three of them were already cut to this width, I just had to trim off the lengths and cut a fourth to match the rest.  I added some Nuvo drops to dress it up a bit.  

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your blog post that includes your challenge entry project, using the linky tool on Jo's blog. 

2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date and the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
All random wins will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

You have until Dec 21st by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Dec 24th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Tree Card:
Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps "Christmas Elements"; Clear Dollar Stamps Flourish set (joy and small flourish)
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder
MFT "Blueprints 13" sentiment banner

Creative Knockouts #224--Christmas Delight
Addicted To Stamps # 292--make your mark (image colored with spectrum noir markers)
Alphabet Challenge--T is for Trees
YNS #79--sketch

Just For Fun--any holiday

Owl Card:
Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps "Christmas Elements" set; Verve "Merry and Bright"
Dies:  MFT "Blueprints 25" stitched rectangle

Cute Card Thursday #308--festive colors
The Merry Christmas Challenge #48--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #411--critters
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--stitch it (stitched rectangle die)
Penny's Challenge--anything goes
Crafty Gals #155--anything goes
Simon Says Stamps Monday--Christmas/winter holidays
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #21--anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage #101--Christmas is coming
Tuesday Throwdown #372--anything goes
Pink Gem Challenge #209--Christmas
Hiding In My Craft Room #330--Super Scraps Saturday
Creative Inspirations #284--winter/Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. #446--Christmas
Atlantic Hearts #242--sketch


Catherine said...

I love both of your cards. The purple is stunning on the Christmas Tree card and the Owl card is adorable. I love the patterned paper background on that one and the owl is so sweet with his little Santa hat. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Rene said...

These are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,

Susan Edwards said...

Such beautiful and fun Christmas cards. The owl is a cutie and I love the background on the tree. Thank you for joining us at The Merry Christmas Blog this week!
xx Susan

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your cards are fun and different! Great job and thanks for sharing with us at Just for Fun Rubber stamps!

April said...

Wonderful cards! You did a great job. Thanks for joining the Just For Fun challenge! We hope to see you back again soon.

@d_e_crafts said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for joining the CRAFT challenge.

create.365 said...

Love that festive little owl! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts this week!

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card and great idea. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Christine said...

What wonderful cards, Heather! Love that you were able to use some of your "bits and pieces". My bowl of
"extras" is overflowing, and I need to do just that. The little owl is beautifully colored and looks great with the strips of paper in the background. What a great use of the sketch! Thanks so much for sharing at AHSC!
DT Member

Alyson Mayo said...

Love that owl and choice of paper in the the background. Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Atlantic Hearts.

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME!! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Stitch It” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, lovely image. Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic hearts! Hugs Agnieszka chanya13

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the owl and he does look so merry and bright...adorable card. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

Lisa said...

Love your cards! Owls are my favorite though! lol! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 359 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

Brandi said...

I love that owl, super adorable. Both cards are great. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

Basslady said...

those cards are delightful!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Annette Clark said...

What a fabulous pair of cards, Heather! I love the papers and images you chose and I am seriously jealous of your coloring talents! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Sheryl said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for joining our Christmas Challenge at CRAFT.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Brenda said...

Both cards are so pretty! I love these wonderful whimsical images. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge!

Susan Renshaw said...

Fab cards!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
Addicted to Stamps and More
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Shona Hamill said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing with us at the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx