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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Who Doesn't Love Handcrafted Presents!

Happy Tuesday! OOOPS. I know it's Thursday but from Sunday night until last night life went serious. My DH got a call that his father was having chest pains and was rushed to the hospital down in Florida. It was figured out after tests that he had a blockage and need heart bypass surgery. Something like this is bad enough but waiting for news was slow and agonizing. The surgery was scheduled for Monday AM but didn't actually take place until MANY hours later. I can say things went well and he is resting, eating and hopefully getting up to move around by tonight. Family comes first so nothing got posted on time for my DT challenge on Tuesday.

Here is my post you would have read on Tuesday!

It is time for another fabulous challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. This week we have an easy challenge for you, Christmas. Whether you think of a decorated tree , presents all wrapped, a first snowflake, Santa down the chimney, a snowman just made or anything else that comes to mind when you think of Christmas we would love to see it this week.

For this challenge I decided to try my hand at an all white card. This was very hard for me because I love color to make the card "POP" and this time I needed to rely on textures like textured CS and shimmer white CS, embossing, glitter, ribbon and embellishments. My snowflake in the corner is all white, prism(silver) and white mother of pearl. When I took the picture the camera kept making it come out with colors even though IRL it doesn't show like that. It was a surprise to me so try to imagine it sparkly not colorful!

We also have a wonderful sponsor this week Stampfairy.com. They have some of the cutest digi images in their store and they were so extremely nice to let us play with some of their cutest winter holiday images to inspire you for this challenge. They are also offering one lucky player who is chosen this week your choice of 3 adorable digis from their store. The DT have made some really special creations this week so be sure to stop by and see what they made for the Holidays!
These are some other fantastic challenges that fit my card

Craft Your Days Away Challenge CYDA #7-This week their challenge is "All White". I love color so this really could be a challenge for me!
The Sweet Stop Challenge SSS81-This is the great sketch that I used for my card this week.
Crafty Calendar Challenge #14-This month the challenge is "Winter Snowflakes". I love using snowflakes on my creations!
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 129-This week their challenge is "Snow/Snowflakes". I love anything that has snow because of the sparkle it has!
The ABC Challenge-"H is for Holiday" is the challenge this week. I picked Christmas for my holiday!
Anything Goes Challenge #24-This week they would like us to "Emboss It". I used 3 different embossing folders to create this card.
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge-This week the spotlight is on "Dry Embossing". I used my embossing folders, 3 different ones to do the dry embossing on this card. I love all the texture it creates.
Bee Crafty Downloads Challenge 42-This week their challenge is "Christmas 2" they would like to see your best Christmas creation.
Crafts and Me Challenge 17-"Glitter" is the challenge. I love glitter and I glittered so much on this card, the border punch, the snowflake embellishment, everything on the image! I even added glitter to the white Flowersoft on the bottom.
Crazy For Challenges C4C62-This week their challenge is to create a "SQUARE CARD". I love making square cards.
Creatalicious Challenges #15-This week their challenge is to create an "All White" creation. I even tried to use white or silver embellishments on my card as an extra challenge to myself!
Creative Belli Blog Challenge #104-"Something Old- My pins and silver charm, Something New- My StampFairy digi, Something Borrowed-the idea for an all white card, Something Blue- I used mostly blue on my image. Fun idea for a challenge!
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 138-This week it is one of my favorite challenges "Anything Goes"!
Digital Tuesday Challenge #84-This week the challenge is to use your "Never Used Stash". I have had the snowman looking pin for years and just never used any of them. I bought the lacy white ribbon a while ago because I loved the black lace so much. The white just never seemed to fit with any of my other creations so I never used it until now. This is a really fun challenge this week!
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC92-The challenge they are giving us this week is to use "Glitter" on our creations. I LOVE the sparkle of glitter on almost anything. The more the better!
For Fun Challenges-This week their challenge is "Dry Embossing". I used 3 different embossing folders on my card for lots of texture on my creation.
Little Red Wagon Challenge-This week the challenge is "To Do It In 3'S". I did 3 different embossed panels on my card, I also used 3 different snowflakes a charm, a stacked snowflake embellishment and an embossed snowflake shimmer panel. Great challenge, fun to do!
Moving Along With The Times Challenge 71-This week the challenge is to create something that is "Nice and Bright". The white, sparkle and glitter I think makes my card very "Bright" and the new image from Stampfairy is such a "Nice" snowman image!
One Stitch At A time Challenge OSAAT38-The challenge this week is "Winter Wonderland" my favorite kind of card to make.
The One Stop Craft Challenge #105-The challenge they are giving us is to use "Embossing" on your creation. I have lots of it on mine!
Paper Pretties Challenge-This week their challenge is "embossing". This is definitely something that I love to have on my creations.
Paper Sundaes Challenge #43-This week they would like to see "Let It Snow" as the challenge . I love making anything snowy!
Simple Doodles Challenge #30-This week their challenge is to use "Lace and Pearls". I love to use both of these items on my cards.
The Paper players Challenge #23-This week the challenge is to create something with a "SNOWMAN" on it. I love snowmen my house is decorated with them all winter long. I have so many nice snowmen to play with also for my creations. This is a new one I just got to play with!

These are wonderful challenges that I played so be sure to check out them and hopefully play along.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,
Mary

30 comments:

sue said...

a cute card love the embossing thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Kristine said...

That's great that he pulled through the surgery and pray he's up and moving soon. =) Your card is just full of GORGEOUSNESS!! Love all the wonderful details. Lovely job!

Love crafts forever said...

Awwww. Your card are so cute. Love this adorable Snowman. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Fiona said...

great card and fab embossing. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


Fi

Liz said...

Thanks for joining our theme with this lovely project at CYDA and OSAAT Too

Liz xx

Jayne said...

Beautiful card Mary...love all the details on there. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Thebug415 said...

What a beautiful card! Glad the surgery went well, and hope you FIL is doing better. Thanks for playing with us at the Creative Belli Challenge

Rainmac said...

So sory to read about your FIL Mary, must have been so hard waiting to hear more news. I absolutely love your card, that image is brilliant, I'm going to go look for him! Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge xxx

Gloria Stengel said...

Prayers for your FIL.

Your card is STUNNING! WOWZA! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

Kathryn said...

lovely card, great use of all your lovely embellishments, thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, K x

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty scene! Glad to hear your FIL is doing better. Thinking of you & your family!

Cheryl said...

So beautiful,love all that sparkle and your fabulous border!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
Hugs xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, wow this is a fabulous card, great little image and colours. Thanks for joining us this week over at MAWTT, big hugs Heidi xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Beautiful card.

Thank you for joining us over CYDA.

Hugs

Joanne xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

Wow this is lovely, thanks for playing along at OSCC. Janet

CraftinGranny said...

Gorgeous white on white with the irridescent and the beautiful lace and embellies. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. Hope to see you back next week. "Hugs" Carol

Liz, said...

Cool card. I love it. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Calendar this month.

Liz x

A.J. said...

Great card, I love the embossing!
Thanks for joining in with our Winter Wonderland challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ
Amanda

Lisa said...

Adorable card...so frosty and sparkly! Thanks so much for joining us this week at For Fun!

Jack said...

Stunning card, I love white cards! And glad to hear your FiL is on the mend. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Regan said...

great job- thanks for playing at LRW

mamichelle said...

This is beautiful! Love the pretty snowflakes. I'm glad your FIL is doing ok!

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fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous card! I love the snowman's little sign,so cute!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Helen Dooley said...

way too cute. this is an adorable card. LOVE IT! thanks for sharing with For Fun.

dstandard said...

Beautiful - love people who can work on white! I always get it dirty before I can finish! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at ABC this time. I hope your FIL is improving.
Donna x

Tip Top said...

Lovely card! Thanks for entering the Simple Doodles challenge - hope to see you again next time!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your white card is so pretty- lots of great embellishments- perfect Layout! Blessings to your family that your FIL pulled through surgery well and is on his way to recovery! He will have lots of work to do to get back to everyday life! Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge.

Trish Hughes said...

too cute, congrats on the top 3 over at SD!