Merry Christmas

** 5/21/17 Winner at Christmas Card Challenges! **
** 5/22/17 Top 3 at Ooh-La-La Creations! **
** 5/25/17 Top 3 at Cardz 4 Gals! **
** 6/14/17 Top 3 at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’! **

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a great week and you’re having wonderful spring-like weather where you are! I’m happy to say that I’m once again a guestie over at Scrapping4fun Challenges! Another one of my cards was chosen as a Featured Creation a few weeks ago, so here I am! I’m absolutely thrilled to share my inspiration Challenge #90 – Ladies!

I created a very feminine shabby chic Christmas card featuring both tool and ink distressing, smeared grit paste and watered-down Gesso splatters on the front, and stamping on the inside. I had a great time with this!


All the elements were distressed with tool first and then ink, and then randomly layered on the background.


I smeared small amounts of grit paste and splattered watered-down Gesso on the front when I had all the pieces in place.



I kept the inside fairly simple with a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog – #5 – Anything Goes
Cards 4 Galz: #47 – Add Some Texture
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: May Anything Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges: #12 – Anything Goes with optional photo inspiration
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra: May Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #87 – Three of a Kind (three bells)
Happy Little Stampers: May Christmas Challenge
Inspiration Destination: #127 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Masculine (no twist)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #57 – Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog: #5 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Challenges: #228 – Something beginning with B (bells)
Word Art Wednesday: #282/283 – Anything Goes

Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, Papers from Polly’s Paper Studio
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
Accessories: Colorbok Flea Market rhinestones, ephemera from Polly’s Paper Studio, Prairie Bird Boutique ribbon scrap, white Gesso, Idea-ology gem clip

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will create a project for our challenge this time! We’d love to see how you interpret the theme “Ladies” and can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

21 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. barbara22247

    Leslie, This card is awesome.Love the shabby chic look. cool design and I just love the images. Great card!!


  2. This is so gorgeous, your talent keeps getting more and more wonderful, and thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
    Leanne DT/LPCF


  3. Leslie, this card is gorgeous! Love the layers and the distressing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges! Lori DT


  4. Donna Ellis

    Hi, Leslie! Heart Melting Gorgeousness! An incredibly beautiful shabby Christmas card that is full of amazing color and texture! Love it! So happy to see you at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I’d love for you to visit my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}


  5. Nonni

    Another beauty for our challenge! You really master different styles! Love the distressed collage look.Thanks for joining May Christmas challenge at HLS for another time!


  6. Beautifully done. Your hard work really paid off with this stunning card. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Myrna DT. Also check out Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge


  7. Love this shabby chic look ….. the different layers look amazing. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas Challenge xx


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