Happy Christmas

** 4/9/17 Winner at Christmas Card Challenges! **

Update: This challenge blog abruptly closed down in mid-April, after only a couple challenges. :(

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start and you’re enjoying some nice spring weather! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Season’s Greetings Christmas Challenge and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #4 – Picture Inspiration! Isn’t this photo just gorgeous?!

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I created a CAS Christmas card playing off the red in the photo. I’m working on creating more clean and simple designs. It’s a challenge because I do like my layers but I really enjoyed creating this. I cased one of my own Christmas card designs from this past Christmas because I liked it so much. The simplicity is just so cool! And how about that adorable Santa hat?! :)

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The front sentiment is stamped in gorgeous Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink. OMG, everybody should have some of this in their stash! The inside sentiment is stamped in Real Red ink, a Christmas classic. :)

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I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #343 – Punches or Dies
Aud Sentiments: #176 – Any Sentiment Except Birthday
Brown Sugar: #243 – Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday: #104 – Sentiment
CAS-ual Fridays: #170 – No Dies Allowed
Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: Anything Christmas Goes for March
Christmas Card Challenges: #9 – Anything Goes with optional Mittens (no twist)
Crafty Catz: #363 – Anything Goes with optional Buttons (no twist)
Creative Inspirations: #271 – Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room: #284 – Any Holiday
Little Miss Muffet: #159 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1713 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More Challenge: March Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge: #236 – Spring is in the Air or Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts: #34 – Anything Goes/Clean and Simple
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #274/275 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White and Real Red cardstock
Stamps: SU Suite Seasons and Versatile Christmas stamp sets
Ink: Real Red ink, Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink, SN Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker
Dies/Punches: SU Jolly Hat Builder Punch
Accessories:  MISTI

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Christmas project and will link up one yourself! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Oh, what fun

** 3/4/17 Winner at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge! **
** 3/9/17 DT Favorite at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog! **

Update: This challenge blog abruptly closed down in mid-April, after only a couple challenges. :(

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fantastic February – can you believe it’s just about over, lol! You’ll remember a few weeks back I announced that I joined the Season’s Greetings Christmas Challenge DT. All of our challenges are Anything Goes and there’s always an optional twist there to inspire you. I’m super stoked to share my debut DT inspiration project for Challenge #2 – Anything Goes with optional twist of Color Combo! The twist this time is this neat color combo:

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I created a one-layer card using three of these four colors along with a die and stamp set from my stash. One-layer cards are not easy for me but this one actually just came together like it was meant to be! Just look at these little guys! :D

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This was the perfect opportunity to use the round dies from the new YNS Peek A Boo Trio die set.  I can’t tell you how in love I am with the adorable SU Cookie-Cutter Christmas stamp set with coordinating punch. The card name ‘Oh, what fun’ hits the nail right on the head, lol! This was a blast to make! The stamped sentiment, the stamped texture just above the circle die cuts, the bow ties on the gingerbread men and the scattered hearts all match the colors in the combo. I’m really loving how this turned out!

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I kept the inside very simple with just a stamped sentiment. It felt very strange not having a layered panel to adhere, lol!

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Proud to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #239 – Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: Anything Christmas Goes for February
Christmas Card Challenges: #7 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #359 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #322 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #82 – Tic Tac Toe (Red, Image, Dies/Punches)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #52 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #4 – Add A Sentiment
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Anything Christmas Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #19 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick Whisper White; SU Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron cardstock scraps
Stamps: SU Cookie-Cutter Christmas, Touches of Texture and Oh What Fun stamp sets
Ink: SU Baked Brown Sugar, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder and So Saffron ink; SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker
Dies/Punches: SU Cookie Cutter Punch, YNS Peek A Boo Trio die set
Accessories:  Stampin Dimensionals

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project! You know you’d love to knock one or three out of the way! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig