Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Can you believe that it is only 4 days until Christmas! I am actually more prepared this year than in past years. I actually got a lot of my wrapping done this weekend which is huge for me. This card that I made is going to one of the friends that I work with. She was saying how much she loves snowmen so I decided this was the perfect card for her. I put little pearls on the scarf to try to match a pink scarf that she has and loves to wear.

I decided that I wanted to do something different than just a traditional color snowman card. I had this beautiful snowflake DP from Magenta and decided to use the colors in it. The snowflake border is something that I got a short time ago at my LSS. It is a Tim Holtz die cut that I have fallen in love with. This border is actually a bit longer but wanted to shorten it up give it a different look than a full border. Also I wanted the look of a wintery sky so I used my cloudmaker and dragged the sponge instead of tapping it.

Here are some fantastic challenges that fit this card

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge 133-This challenge is a Christmas Card. One of my last to be made!
Allsorts Challenge Week 83-This is another great challenge "Free and Easy Anything Goes"
Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge #49-This week their challenge is "Bling It On", I love lots of bling and sparkle on my cards.
Alphabet Challenge Blog-This challenge is "H For Hats", what is a snowman without his hat!
Aly's Sunday Challenge ASC31-This challenge is another easy one "Anything Goes". One of my favorite challenges!
Aud Sentiments Challenge #17-This challenge they would like to see "Happy Holidays" somewhere on your creation. Perfect for a Christmas Card!
CES Challenge Blog Challenge #17-"Anything Goes is their challenge this week. A fun and easy challenge!
Copic Creations Challenge No. 41-This time around their challenge is all about "Sparkle". Something I love to add to my creations!
Craft Your Days Away Challenge CYDA #10-This challenge is "Punch It Out", I used a Tim Holtz snowflake die, a loop border punch, a round couple of Nesties and a few different sizes and designs of snowflake punches.
Creative Friday Challenge #33-This is a great challenge this week "Everything Is/ Everything Goes". Great minds thing alike for this theme!
Critter Sketch Challenge #45-This challenge this week is "Anything Christmas". A great way to finish up those last few creations!
Dutch Dare Card Challenge DDCC #93-This week their challenge is all about "Winter". My favorite season.
Freshly Brewed Challenge 27-This week their challenge is "Merry Christmas", a wonderful time of year!
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge-Their challenge is "Show Us Some Snow". I think I have this covered!
Lexi's Creations Challenge 29-This challenge is all about "Glitter and Pearls", two of my most favorite things!
Moving Along With The Times Challenge-This challenge is "Let It Snow", something we are quite use to here in New England!
Paper Playtime Challenge #30-This challenge is all about Christmas! Perfect timing to finish up any creations before it's too late!
Paper Romance Challenge #29-This is a fun challenge, use any color except red and green on your Christmas card! I loved using these different colors!
Stampin' For The Weekend Challenge #53-This week the theme is "Christmas". A great theme to finish the year!
The Corrosive Challenge #95-This week the challenge is "Non-traditional Christmas". I love anything non-traditional.
Creative Inspirations Challenge 49-This week the challenge is "Anything Goes Christmas", a great twist on a Christmas theme!

These are all fabulous challenges so be sure to stop by and play along! Lots of wonderful inspiration!

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

Have a wonderful holiday with family and friends.

Happy Creating,
Mary C


brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response .

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time

B x
Here's my December candy

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous card - i love the rainbow colours
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Juls said...

everything about this is just utterly gorgeous!!!! That snowman is just to to cute!!!!!! Love your colouring, the use of DP's and the way you have colour tinted the snowflakes!!! everything about this card is just stunning! HUgs Juls

Judy Rozema said...

What a delightfully fun and colorful card! Thank you for joining us at Paper Romance this week!

mamichelle said...

Oooh, it's gorgeous! Love the colors and details, Mary!

Merry Christmas!

Audrey said...

What a fun card! I love all the colors. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Ruthie said...

Love that image and you have coloured it wonderfully!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is so cute, Love it, Thanks for joining in on MAWTT Hazelxox

Dragonlady said...

Hi Mary

Great card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Maria Matter said...

Wowza, this is gorgeous Mary!!!
Merry Christmas!

kelly said...

Gorgeous the colours.Thanks for joining us at DDCC

Sandra P said...

Wow this is beautiful! Not one color missing...oh except red and green lol

Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

Sandra P

Anonymous said...

Your card is fabulous! Thanks for joining in the Corrosive Challenge this week!

Barbara said...

Thanks for entering at CF this time and good luck.
Hugs Babsi

Sabina said...

Thank you for taking part in the challenge over at SFTW with this beautiful card.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!


The Stamper's Touch said...

Sooooooo cute!!!! I can't get over the beauty of this card!! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges and wishing you a Merry Christmas.


Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card, fun colors, I love it!

Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

Happy Holidays!

Tammy Miller said...

This is so sweet, and you colored it beautifully. Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for Anything Goes Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Suzi said...

This is utterly Gorgeous, love the design image and those wonderful snowflakes. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Suzi xx

Suzi said...

This is utterly Gorgeous, love the design image and those wonderful snowflakes. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Suzi xx

Ninchen said...

soooooo cute...i love the colors you´ve choose!
thanks for joining us at creative friday!

xx janina

Mummylade said...

This is such lovely work. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge with it!

Lesley said...

Lovely colourful card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Rainmac said...

Hi Mary, what a stunning festive card! I love the image and all the colours. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge. Happy New Year xxx

Julie said...

This is beautiful - I love the non-traditional colours you've used - so pretty! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges, Juliex

kaylou said...

what a fabulous card and lovely snowflakes, thanks for playing at CES challenges.
hugs Kaylou XX