Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Letter For Santa

Hello, It has been so long since I have posted here on my blog. This year at school is beyond busy. There aren't enough hours in the day. By the time I would get home I would be so tired my creative mojo wasn't working so well and I just never seemed to be able to finish anything I started. Finally I got together with my stamping friends Pia, Michelle and Donna and my sister Peggy (Kristen we missed you!) on Saturday and boy was it great to have fun just creating and having fun! I have been dying to use this stamp since I got it and boy do I love it. It worked perfectly with these cranberry and aqua colors. I tried coloring my felt snowflakes with my Copics and it works great. I love that I can now match my snowflakes to the colors on my cards. I made this card for my neighbor because this reminds me of her little girl always wanting to get the mail. Well enough rambling for now, it's great to be back amongst the creative friends!

Here are some wonderful challenges that fit my card

Alphabet Challenge Blog -V for Very Vibrant
Aud Sentiments Challenge #42-Holiday or winter sentiment
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #34-Sentiments
Christmas Cards All Year Round Dec. Challenge-Anything goes
Clearly I Stamp Challenge #41-Christmas
Cooking It Up with Katie Challenge #86-Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away Challenge #34-Buttons or Bows, I have both, the pearl snowflake is a button and a bow
Craft Your Passion Challenge #87-Anything Goes with Glitter
Crafty Ann's Challenge #55-Christmas Bingo, Glitter, Tree, Silver
Crafty Calendar December Challenge-Cold and Frosty
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #111-Colours of Christmas with Sparkle
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge-For Someone Special
Creatalicious Challenge #28-Christmas with lots of Sparkle
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #85-Lots of Sparkle
Divas By Design Challenge #16-Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge #21-Sparkle
DYSU Challenge #48-Ribbon
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #51-Photo Inspiration
Gingerloft Challenge #30-Christmas and Winter
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #96-Colours of Christmas
Mami Doodles Challenge #39-Make It Shine
Speedy's The Cats Friends Challenge Week 84-Use your favorite Embellie, Mine is snowflakes-so much you can do with them!
Ooh La La Challenge #94-Lots of Sparkle
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #91-Be Square
Paper Creations Ink Challenge #14-Bling It Up
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge-Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Craftty Challenge #67-Tie One On, I tied on my charm
Pile In On Challenge #49-Bling It Up!
Raise The Bar Challenge #86-It's beginning to look alot like Christmas
Ribbon Carousel Challenge RCC32-Peppermint Twist with Wendy
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #163-Photo Inspiration
Simon Says Challenge-Simon Says...Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #1-All about Christmas
Southern Girls Challenge #33-Ribbon Madness
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturday Challenge-Holiday Card
The Crazy Challenge #96-Anything Goes
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #98-Card with wonderful sketch
The Poodles Parlour Challenge-Christmas
The Ribbon Reel Challenge #16-Anything Goes
Through The Classroom Door Challenge #15-Happy Holidays, use at least 3 embellishments-snowflake, ribbon and charm
Inky Impressions Challenge #35-Peppermint Twist
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge #34-Christmas

These are all fantastic challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them.

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.

Happy Creating,


Sonia said...

Lovely card, very pretty image, great colouring.
Thanks for joining in our V for Very Vibrant Colours at ALPHABET Challenge blog this week.
Hope to see you again. Good Luck!

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Love the layers and the icy tones, such a gorgeous image too! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous take on the photo inspiration, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS a few more days left on my candy if you are interested:)

Heather said...

A gorgeous card, the pattern and colours are stunning, your image is so sweet and such beautiful details.

Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
xx Heather xx

iReneM said...

This is beautiful - your papers and image are gorgeous and WOW - that snowflake is lovely.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Ann's

Ann Whitfield said...

This is a gorgeous card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary :-) the image is lovely and the colours and sparkle are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Courtney said...

What a gorgeous card Mary!! Thanks for joining us this week at Penny's for our "Tie On On" Challenge. Good Luck!


Anne Temple said...

What a wonderful image and the colors you chose are fantastic. Good to know you can use Copics to color felt too. So glad you joined us for the Christmas challenge at Pattie's Creations.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

What a beautiful card and amazing colouring! Very vibrant! Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge.

Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

CropStop said...

Love the color combo! Thank you for sharing your creativity with everyone!

CropStop said...

And, FYI, we just had to share your lovely card on our Pinterest page to inspire others!

Joey said...

Mary this is gorgeous, fabulous image and lovely papers, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Unknown said...

Love this colour mix

kitten - DYSU team

Unknown said...

This card is stunning. I love the colours that you used and the coloration stamp is gorgeous.
Thank you for playinin at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Mary, I love the colour combo you've used the turquoise really pops, and the image is gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Josephine said...

Fabulous! Love the colours!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

WencheP said...

This is beautiful. Love the colours and the snowflake is just fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

wonderful card! Love the added charm!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Colors of Christmas Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Photo Inspiration" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Unknown said...

Wow what a fabby card!! Amazing colouring and layout!! Thanks for playing at inky impressions xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. xxx

Jo said...

Very cute card. Love the snowflake.
Thanks for joining us at TTCRD

Karen Letchworth said...

Great job on this one! WOW! Thanks for joining our "Tie One On" Challenge at Penny's. Your image is lovely, and your coloring is really amazing.
Karen - Design Team Member

Pat said...

Great colors. Very pretty. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Absolutely stunning, from the color to the beautiful snowflake, to the fab layout!. Thank for sharing this lovely card with us at Pile it On for our month long challenge.

tt.scraps said...

Great card! Love the image and the bow and the snowflake!!!
Thanks for joining us on SSDS this week; hope you will join us again soon!
Tammy, SSDS, DT

Stampalicious said...

beautiful card, love blue / red combo, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week, hugs, martina

Curly said...

Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz The Colours of Christmas Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Curly said...

OMGosh this is one very adorable creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 163 Kate's Photo Inspiration, I hope you join us again next week,

Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.

Gaynor Greaves said...

Gorgeous card very cute, thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

C said...

So the sparkly snowflake!

Tammy said...

Terrific card and great combo of DP! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop.

Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning! Love the papers, and colours and that snowflake is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. hugs


carol said...

ooh lovely card, fab papers, thanks for sharing you creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

Janeen said...

how pretty with that mixture of papers. Thanks for sharing with Friends of Speedy @ Mark's Finest Papers.

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the colours and design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog. Hugs...Mona

Sonia said...

Thanks for joining in with the SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week, your card is beautiful.
Hugs Sonia x

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful card, Mary. Love the way you used the icy blue with the traditional Christmas colors! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, it's going to run until January 2 and you can enter a total of 3 times in December. Hope to see you again. Merry Christmas.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Andie's Space said...

Hi Mary,
This looks lovely. Such a sweet image. I love the colur scheme. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge this week.
Andie xx

Chrissy said...

Lovely card..very cute image and love your coloured snowflakes.
Thanks for joining in with us at 'Fussy and Fancy'


Lesley said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for taking part in CYDA's Buttons or Bows challenge xx

Lin said...

Wow, beautiful colouring!

Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley for our sparkle challenge.


Ren-Yi said...

What a fun and gorgeous card. Aqua, red and white are one of my favorite combos! Great coloring to. Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

Miranda said...

lovely card Mary very cute
thanks for joining our challenge

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So cute!!!Thanks for playing along with ribbon carousel!!!!

Danielle L. said...

Very pretty! Delightful ribbon and glittery layered snowflake!

Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel Challange!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! That is a LONG list of challenges--I don't know how you can fit one card into so many! That's talent:)

Great card! LOVE the ribbon! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC:)

Kathy D. said...

This is beautiful!! love love those colors together. How cool that you can match the snowflakes.

Thanks for making a Christmas card with us at Clearly iStamp challenge blog. Hope you will stop by tomorrow when the new challenge is posted.

Gale said...

Beautiful! Love the colors.
Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges! Happy Holidays!

:) Gale