Sunday, November 18, 2012

To light the way

It's challenge time at Clear It Out challenges.  Okay.......I must admit........I had a real struggle with this one.  Our theme for this challenge is "ugly sweater time". We want you to use your ugly, unused papers. Well.......I don't "do" ugly very well. It just goes against my nature.  I like pretty things........duh. LOL  But...........since I HAD to come up with something.............this is what I did.  I went through my Christmas paper pads to find one that reminded me of an ugly Christmas sweater so I came up with this reindeer.  Now reindeer aren't ugly by any means but I seem to remember seeing one on an ugly Christmas sweater.  LOL  That may be a real streeeeetch but that's my story & I'm stickin' to it.  LOL  If you look real close you'll see that my reindeer has flocking.  He must have gotten caught in a snow storm.  :)
Our sponsor for this challenge is Digi Darla Designs .  The winner of our challenge will receive 5 digis of their choice.  How sweet is that!!!  This pretty image is called Cardinal on Lamp Post and it's already colored for you.  Isn't that cool!  (Sure saved me some time.)  I knew I wanted to use my Cryogen cardstock for this snowy image because of the pretty sparkles in the paper. Can you see it? (You can click on the pic to see it closer.) I got a bit carried away with the glitter & mica flakes for the snow. It really doesn't look "dirty" in person. LOL  I had a hard time getting a good picture of it plus I was fighting a migraine but you came to see some pretties not to hear about the perils of Pauline.....right?  LOL get the idea.
***And let's hear a big WOOT WOOT!!!  I'm also so very honored to be chosen as the Guest Designer on the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog.  So this card serves a dual purpose.  The Fussy and Fancy challenge is "Feeling Blue".  They want to see your blue creations.  So pop on over to see the lovely DT creations & enter their challenge.  Thank you, Fussy and Fancy & Sazzle!!!!!

To all of you celebrating Thanksgiving this coming Thursday.....Have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving with those you love & hold close to your heart!

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog:  #29 Season's Greetings
Christmas Challenges:  #50 Sketch w/twist ~ use faux or real stitching
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:  #36 Anything Goes any artist (Digi Darla)
Totally Stampalicious:  Bling
4 Crafty Chicks:  Winter Wonderland
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges:  #84 Winter Wonderland
Crafts and Me:  #110 Untraditional Christmas colours
The Pink Elephant:  #174 Dies
Divas by Design:  #61 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog:  #102 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey:  Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy:  #30 Favorite Theme (Christmas)
QKR Stampede Challenge:  #14 Winter Wonderland
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog:  #159 Let's have Sparkle
Craftyhazelnuts's Christmas Challenge:  #99 Use something more than 6 months old (the mica flakes & snowflakes)
Joanna Sheen Challenge:  Cold and Frosty
Dream Valley Challenges:  #45 Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog:  November Bingo ("B" for "bird" ~ Jewel (snowflakes) ~ Die Cut)
Sketchy Colors:  #140 (White, Green & Turqouise blue)
The Crafty Pad:  #197 It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
One Stitch at a Time:  #140 Use a Digi
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog:  #7 Lots of Layers
Gingerloft Challenge:  #52 A touch of Gold (lantern's light)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  #190 Recipe (ribbon/twine, gems, dies)
My Grafico Challenges:  #140 Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox:  #31 Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge Blog:  #80 Stitching (faux or real)
The Crafty Bloggers Network:  #5 Christmas Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Monthly Challenge ~ Winter

Supplies used:
  • Tools: 'Bow Easy' (for bow tying)
  •  Dies: Nesties 'Labels One'
  • Digital Stamp:  Digi Darla Designs 'Cardinal on Lamp Post'
  • Inks:  Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass'
  • Martha Stewart 'Cottage Christmas Stocking' sticker, Recollections 'Merry Christmas' sticker
  • Melissa Frances "mica flakes"  
  • Misc. Stash:  lace doily, baker's twine, ribbon, bells, glitter, snowflake bling

~♥~As always...........I thank you for your sweet comments & I truly thank you for visiting me once again. It means so very much to me when you take the time to leave a bit of love.~♥~

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ,love the fab image and great

Donna Hanley said...

Sharron, This is a very cute card even with the ugly aspect LOL. All of your little embellishments really bring that beautiful image to light. Another wonderful job by you. I want to wish you and your family a healthy, happy Thanksgiving.

Sharon said...

I think you did a great job with the ugly sweater design, your card came out beautifully. Thank you for joining us for Lady Anne's Challenge.

Louise said...

Very cute Sharron, love the colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges, and best of luck. Louise xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great card, so many interesting little details to look at!
Thanks for playing in the Crafty Pad challenge this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

craftygranny said...

Beautiful card you did a fab job . Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

Hazel said...

That's a tough challenge to use something ugly - I wouldn't say that reindeer is, but I get the thing of the jumper! Anyway, you've achieved a gorgeous card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 99 - hope to see you again soon. x

Jennie said...

Many years ago working in a pub I used to love Boxing Day and seeing all the sweaters that MIL bought for the guys. Your card is great, lots of lovely elements have worked perfectly. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie DT

Hazel said...

A beautiful card, even for an 'ugly' challenge. It fits our 'use a digi' challenge perfectly. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Jannhild said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you so much for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week!
Hugs, Jannhild

Kathryn said...

A stunning card x thanks for joining us at LEJ designs challenge this week x

Christina C. said...

Well, that certainly is a very unusual challenge, Sharron! That image is adorable and I looooove all the die cuts on this beauty, including the "beautiful" reindeer!
Love the warm glow of the lamp and the beautiful cardinal!

crafty-stamper said...

great card love all the details gorgeous bow and love all the bling thank for joining us at Lej designs
Carol DT x

Pam said...

Well, this card certainly isn't ugly. There is a lot to like for sure. Love the cardinal on the lamp post and the stocking with the bells is just too cute. You did an awesome job with the snow.

Thank you so very much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday! We are so happy that you could join in the fun.
:) Pam

Linda Palmer said...

Very beautiful card. I love it, so beautifully put together and such gorgeous embellies...great job.

Lady Anne said...

What a great project with fabulous images. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Claire said...

Fab card! Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week!
Claire xx
Glitter n Sparkle DT

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, love the image and great colors. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Abbie DT xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card - love that deer - thanks for joining us at the crafty pad and good luck x

Sandy Trefger said...

Love it! I can so see that flocked reindeer on an ugly Christmas sweater. I know what you mean. I had a hard time with this challenge too. Ugly papers? I didn't want an ugly card. Ha, ha. So I found my least favorite Christmas papers for this. You did fabulous! And congrats on the guest DT gig!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Mad Moose said...

A fabulous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at crafty catz this week. Naomi

Wilma said...

What a lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at CCWS!
Love, Wilma

Tamie said...

Beautiful card! love the snow. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time.

Mina said...

gorgeous card Sharron, I love the design its beautiful...thanks for joining in with the Crafts & Me challenge
Mina xxx

Helen said...

I still think it's looks great! Love the sweet little image and the way you've put it together.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

PS I have blog candy on offer at the moment if you're interested -

Miranda said...

What a lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at CCWS.

Lisa said...

Fab card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey. Hugs Lisa xxx

Paper Crazy Lady said...

Good work putting all those details together, Sharron. I too would have trouble designating any paper as an "ugly sweater" as I love them all - LOL. Great write up on your blog - made me smile.

Paper Crazy Lady said...

By the way, thanks for sharing on QKR Stampede!


Fabulous card Sharron wonderful colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

mags said...

A great card with lots of fab detail to look at. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

Joann Burton said...

Beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. joann sassy raggedy

Jen Leeflang said...

Your 'ugly sweater' has been transformed into a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us for Bingo at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug ... and please come and join us again next week!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Amy said...

Great card!! Thanks for playing along with Bugaboo at Catch the Bug!!!

Sazzle said...

Thank you for bringing us such a lovely blue Christmas card for your guest design spot over at Fussy and Fancy.

We hope you've enjoyed your moment in the spotlight and we've loved sharing your talents.

Happy Thanksgiving

xx Sazzle xx

Crafty and Green said...

Just gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with us at QKR Stampede! Please come back and play with us again really soon!

Many Blessings,

Hazel said...

Hi Sharron

What a great challenge! Ugly unused papers - I certainly have lots of unused papers but is there such a thing as ugly - not on your card! He he he.

Sorry I haven't been able to pop by sooner - I've been having horrible problems with Blogger but hopefully everything is sorted now (fingers crossed!).

Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some much appreciated comments.

Have a great weekend.

Take care.


Hazel xx

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

such a fab image love the layers thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "BINGO Challenge” with Bugaboo Stamps! Just loved your card, and hope to see more of your work in future challenges!

Bugaboo Stamps DT
Jenn Zeeb

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great card, Ilove those little bells
Thanks for joining in with our Use a Digi challenge over at OSAAT and good luck
Julie x
My blog
Pennys Challenges DT member
Fashionista DT member
Forever Friends DT member
OSAAT DT member

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

How pretty! i love the jingle bells and the snow! Great additions to an already fabulous card!

Thank you for particpating in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Really gorgeous creation here Sharron!! Love your take on the blue Christmas!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us and being our GDT at Fussy and Fancy Friday!! HUGS :)

Lynn's Place said...

Wonderful take on the ugly challenge...tfs

Sweet Fairy said...

What a great card. Superb design. I like the colors and love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

Ger said...

Lovely card, love all the details. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.
Geraldine M

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's crafts♥

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Sweet card! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!