Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Have you heard?

Back in February, I was one of the top picks for the Crafting By Designs Anything Goes challenge and I was asked to be a Guest Designer!  Such an honor.  This is the week I get to Guest Design for them and our challenge is: Getting Ready for Christmas.  Christmas is my favorite occasion to create cards for, so it is a perfect challenge for me!  Here is the card I created:
I made a bunch of these fun backgrounds a couple weeks ago with the remaining scraps from a Christmas paper pack.  The black part of the phone was in my bits and pieces stash, so I die cut the red portion to go along with it.  I had in mind to use a cute little snowman from this same stamp set, but when I saw the angel, I had a really fun idea.  The angels were the first to announce the birth of Christ--which is the real reason we have Christmas to celebrate.  So, I got to thinking what it might look like if God were to announce the birth of his Son in the vernacular of our day and age.  Everyone is so attached to their smartphones; maybe the announcement would come by text with a cute angel emoji/icon, complete with a #BESTDAYEVER message.  The hearts indicate God's love, the reason for sending his Son.  And here is a picture of the inside, with the rest of the good news message:

Stamps: YNS "Winter Snow Globe"; MFT "Friend Request"
Dies: MFT "Smartphone" and "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #29--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #326--anything goes with snippets
Word Art Wednesday #336--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Love To Craft Challenge Blog #22--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crafting with An Attitude--anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--anything goes
Crafts Galore--anything goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Creative Fingers #147--anything goes
Cardz TV #48--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #386--anything goes
heARTful Stamping--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday--inspired by a song (Hark the Herald Angels Sing)
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes


Donna said...

Beautiful card, congrats on a well deserved guest designer spot!

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

HAHAHA. Cute card:) Thank you for entering in Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog
CuteNCrafty Mommy

Di said...

Wonderful card Heather - and it's great how you captured the real meaning of Christmas, which often is forgotten. Super idea to use the strips of Christmas paper for the background as well!


Di xx

Maura said...

What a fun holiday card, Heather! Love how you used all the patterned papers in the background for your sweet angel! Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Cute and fun Christmas card Heather! Liking the stripes. Great seeing you again at LTCCB
Tina dt

Chris said...

What a fun and great way to use up scraps! Love it. Thanks for playing along with my heARTful stamping challenge this past week.

BożenA said...

Great card. Beautiful composition and colors. Love the fab image and great details
Thank you for playing with Crafting With An Attitude.

Deanne Saunders said...

Cute card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper