Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

As stated in my previous post our Clear It Out challenge blog is having a super special challenge for the whole month of December.  I already told you about our FABulous sponsor........Krista from Saturated Canary who is offering the winner their choice of 2 of her amazingly cute images.  The other special surprise is my teamie Laura is giving a TON of prizes & goodies to those who enter (as many times as they choose) but there are certain qualifications in order to win.  The rest of the details can be found at Clear It Out.

Our theme for the December challenge is CHRISTMAS using any stash item of your choice in your paper creation.  If you don't celebrate Christmas then we ask that you please use the colors RED, WHITE and/or GREEN in your project.  As you can see......I've used ALL of the above in my DT card.  LOL

Krista so generously gave us our choice of which image we wanted to showcase.  Boy was that a tough challenge.  LOL  I love ALL of her digis!  Anywho.......since it was Christmas I chose this adorable little cutie with her cute little friend popping up out of the bag called Christmas Nutcracker.  You can find it HERE at her Saturated Canary shoppe.  The stash item I chose to use is from that big pad of Christmas paper that I used recently.  I cut the paper so that the big Christmas tree was behind my image.  I love the little snowman & angel hanging from the tree & you can see a little candy cane peeking out below my image.  It's all just too too cute!  (You can see the other deets about my card design below.) 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I would love to see your paper creations on the Clear It Out blog.  :)  (By the card won't go "live" on the CIO blog until Tuesday Dec. 11th.)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge:  Anything Goes (must stamp digi or rubber)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog:  #105 Anything Goes
Color Throwdown:  #221 red, tan, green & black (cording on lights)
Crafts and Me Challenges:  #113 Anything Goes with optional ornament
Creative Card Crew:  #25 Star (Christmas tree star in background paper)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog:  #40 So this is Christmas
Die Cuttin Divas:  #94 Holiday Spirit (must include die cut)
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog:  #75 Christmas
Jingle Belles:  December to Remember ~ Anything (Holiday) Goes
QKR Stampede:  #16 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps:  #93 Christmas
2 Sisters Challenge Blog:  #120 Christmas Sparkle
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog:  December Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: 101 Make it Girlie
My Sheri Crafts:  #99 'Tis the Season
Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique:  #61 Holiday Cards
Thru the Craftroom Door:  #47 Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday:  #91 Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge:  Bingo (Christmas tree/free/gold)
The Crafty Bloggers Network:  #6 Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenges:  Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Challenge Blog:  #144 Christmas Anything Goes
Made Especially for You:  Christmas card with a die cut
Paper Pretties:  #235 Christmas inspired
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:  #39 Anything Christmas
The Pink Elephant:  #177 Make it Girly
Paper Cupcakes:  Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle
Paper Makeup Stamps:  #65 Digi tic tac toe (sparkle, word art, designer paper)
Pile it on:  #49 Pile on the Embellishments
The Ribbon Girl Blog:  December ~ Christmas 

Copics used:  
  • Skin:  E000, R11 
  • Reds:  R35, R37, R39 
  • Hair: E31, E41, E50 
  • Eyes:  E34 
  • Bag: E41 
  • Tin Soldier:  R35, R37, Y15, YR24, E000, E00, R11, R20, C3, C5, C7 
  • Ground shadow:  W00, W0, W1 

Supplies used:
  • DP:  K&Co "EB Visions of Christmas" and Kraft cardstock
  • Dies: Nesties 'Labels Four' and 'Curved Rectangles'
  • Digital Stamp:  Saturated Canary “Christmas Nutcracker” 
  • Inks:  Distress Ink 'Brushed Corduroy'
  • Martha Stewart 'Cottage Christmas Stocking' sticker & Christmas tape
  • Vintage pearl button
  • Misc. Stash:  Light garland, baker's twine, ribbons
  • The "Merry Christmas" was computer generated using the "Adine Kirnberg-Script" font

Until next time............I want to wish you all a happy & joyous holiday season.  Enjoy your family & friends.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~


Sandy said...

Oh my goodness!! I love your card Sharon. I love the lights and I love the image. I love the way you have it colored and I love your paper and I love those gingerbread men. I think I love your card!!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh wow, I love this image, and your wonderful colouring, her dress is stunning, such a beautiful Christmas card!
Love your design, and thanks so much for joining us at Deep Ocean, Love, Mel. xxx

snappy scrappy said... the lights! Thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute!! Fantastic coloring and embellishments!
Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
Tammy x

Christina C. said...

Your card is out-of-this-world gorgeous, Sharron! Beautiful job coloring and showcasing this cutie!
So many cute the darling lights, the awesome paper and the tag. The red bow is striking.

sassyb07 said...

cute card, thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
hugs, Valerie

Linda Palmer said...

Sharron, this is fabulous and your coloring is fantastic. I love everything about this card.

Tracy said...

YAY! There it is. :-) Beautiful job on the SC image Sharron and those itty bitty lights are too cute! Hope all is well with you my friend. Hugs! said...

Gorgeous! fab image, design and lights. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill A x

Deonna Bemish said...

Fantastic Card! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing with TTCRD this week.

Hazel said...

Super card - fun image and love those lights - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 101 - hope to see you again soon. x

Lady Anne said...

Such a lovely card and image which you have coloured so beautifully. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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Crystal R said...

Sharon, You have done such a lovely job with Krista's image. They are to die for. This card is just oozing sweetness. Thanks for joining us over at the Stamping Boutique. I hope you will join us next week for another holiday inspired challenge. Cheers, Crystal

CraftyGirl said...

Sharron this is such a pretty card. Love the papers and those lights. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


CraftyGirl TSB DT

Elle said...

Saturated Canary has great images and you coloured this beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.


Shilpi Gupta said...

Fantastic Card...Thanks for joining at Penny's.

Paper Crazy Lady said...

What a great card - so many fab details. Your coloring is outstanding. Thanks for sharing on QKR Stampede.

fatmonica said...

What a beautiful card.I love that image.Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Cyndi - YaYa said...

LOVE it!! you are so talented my friend! Love you!!

Gerda said...

What a beautiful Christmas card!!Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Margaret said...

Great card, love the lights

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew for our star challenge

Margaret xx

Ribbon Girl said...

A very nice card Sharron - Thanks for joining in with the Papertake Weekly challenge, Mary G x

ahlers5 said...

Love the light stand and the stocking. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin' corner this week.

Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

Judy McKay said...

Great card Sharron. Love the design, layout and details. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly's Bingo challenge this week.

Desire Fourie said...

SharronThis is so beautifully designed. Love the colours. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

I love this card Sharron!! Such lovely coloring and beautiful papers. Fabulous creativity.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

ScrappinFabPam said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us over at MEFY.

Eret said...

It is stunning! I loe your coloring and beautiful design of your card. These embellishments are faboulus on it. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - I hope you'll join with us again next week.
Hugs, Eret

Anonymous said...

I just love images with The Nutcracker in them. This is a lovely image from The Saturated Canary. Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique for Challenge #61 - Holiday Cards. We hope to see you in future challenges! Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your string of lights on this cards is super adorable!! Just loved it - thanks so much for visiting us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, gorgeous card. I love all the detail. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Laine Kammeraad said...

Wow Sharron - Your card is Beautiful and your coloring is Fabulous!! Thanks for joining us this past week at Tammy's Scrappin Corner. We hope you will join in the next challenge.

Hugs and smiles

DT - Tammy's Scrappin Corner

By the way - I love your blog and am now your newest follower. I will be back for another visit. Wow - love all your Pinterest stuff too.

Laura W said...

Beautiful Sharron. Your colouring is stunning! So glad you are a part of our DT, you are such a lovely person :)

Joan Ervin said...

What a darling image and you have colored her beautifully!!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Creative Diva said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable Sharron! I love, love, love that little string of Christmas lights and how you did the sentiment! Fabulous!
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Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Very pretty card!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!


Lori said...

This is so very cute - love the string of lights!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous beautifully coloured! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, Samantha :0)

Carol Christie said...

Gorgeous card, the image is adorable, the colours are perfect and I just love those fairy lights :) Thank you for joining us at the Sarah Hurely Challenge Blog this month, Carol xx