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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Festive Foliage

The theme this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is FESTIVE FOLIAGE.  Definitely a winter theme in my mind and poinsettias count as festive foliage.


My card is made with a beautiful digital image by StampArt by Kathryne and this one is available through Whimsy Stamps.  This little sweetheart's name is Alannah.


 Alannah is colored with Copics and I've used my WOW! glitter on the fur of her hat, jacket, mittens, boots and the snow. My snowflakes are dots of Star Dust Stickles.

 My "festive foliage" are poinsettias and holly that are a set of punches by Nellie Snellen that punch AND emboss and a branch punch by Martha Stewart. I used a die by Sizzix around my image and the sentiment stamp in the top corner and matching die are by Whimsy. My bow is seam binding and I used a brad for the middle of the bow. I dry embossed the paper in the background with snowflakes and that's a 6x6 embossing folder by Crafter's Companion. Oh, and I used Snow-Tex on the die around the image.

The sponsor for the challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is StampArt by Kathryne who has donated 5 digital images to our winner. The Design Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have created cards that represent FESTIVE FOLIAGE to inspire you for this challenge and we hope you'll take a look at them and join us this month.

                                                                          Hugs,
                                                                          Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Digi Haven, Natalie and Amy's Challenge, Sparkle n Sprinkle Creative Challenges, Fairytale Challenge,  Hobby House, Memas Crafts (Bingo: dry/heat embossing, punches/dies, Blooms/flowers), Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned PaperCraft-dee Bowz, Emerald Faeries, Great Impressions, Animal Friends, Cards Galore Encore, Christmas Cards All Year Round, Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Sir Stampalot, Stamp and Create, 2 Creative Chicks, Moving Along with the TimesCrimbo CrackersBrown Sugar, Cutie Pie, Koboodle Doodles, 613 Avenue Create

36 comments:

  1. Eine ganz bezaubernde Karte. Danke daß du bei den AF mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

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  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the wreath of flowers and the snow effect, such a pretty scene, beautifully designed and created
    Hugs Julie P

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  3. A stunning creation Gail and all so beautifully laid out and embellished.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

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  4. the card is also quite enchanting
    Thank you for signing up at Animal Friends

    greetings
    Sternenglanz

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  5. Very cute card, wonderfully embellished too. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

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  6. Fantastic design love the whole card especially that flower arrangement just stunning Love and Happy crafting Carole x

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  7. AWESOME card, Gail . . . I can see you've got some time (and love) wrapped up in this beautiful creation!! The coloring, the pretty bow and your "foliage" is superb!! And, just the right amount of "glitz". Striking, as always, my friend !!

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  8. You totally rocked this card. Your coloring is gorgeous and the sparkly fur on her outfit is a perfect touch. I like how you used the circle to focus your image and the spray of flowers beneath it.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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  9. Beautiful card with lots of gorgeous details! Thanks for playing along with the CDBZ January Challenge!

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  10. Oh WOW this is so pretty what a lovely card, Love the blues you have gone for. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos) x

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  11. Beautiful card. Love the wintery scene and the added poinsettia are so pretty. So glad you joined us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month.

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  12. A wonderful card and sweet stamp. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  13. Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous this card. The image, papers,sparkle thank you for joining in with us at MAWTT and good luck

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  15. Gail, this card is soooo pretty. Great coloring and that foliage is a beautiful addition.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

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  16. A FABulous design with lots of delicious embellishments..and such a sweetie of an image...
    Thank you soooo much for joining us at Digi Haven.
    Chrissyxx

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  17. Gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
    Rene :D

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  18. Great card thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodle and good luck x

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  19. This is fab, I love the layout and the image Is fab thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

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  20. So pretty, Gail! Love how you've framed your beautifully coloured image!
    Chris
    x

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  21. Beautiful, Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

    Francesca x

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  22. This card is simply gorgeous and I love the snowy effect. The image is fab and colored perfectly. Thank you for joining us at Mema's Crafts. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Good luck in the draw.

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  23. Gail, this is stunning. Love the colors you have used and all the lovely sparkle. Your flowers are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle and also at Stamping Sensation. I hope you'll join with us again in our new challenges.
    Eret x

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  24. Das ist großartig geworden!
    Hab herzlichen Dank für Deine TN bei Animal Friends
    GLG Tamesis

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  25. This is a beautiful card Gail. The girl is beautifully coloured and I love the colours youve chosen but what really stands out for me is the attention to detail with all the flowers and all the extra glitter to look like snow - they look fab!

    Thanks for taking part in Natalie and Amy's challenge this month - good luck!

    Emma x

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  26. This is so cute! Love the lay-out and design as well as the numerous flower you added. Nice coloring of the image and those glitters truly added a wonderful sparkle to your design. So delighted you joined at our our neighborhood Challenge---613 Avenue Create. Please check the new challenge coming up tomorrow. Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  27. Fab card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challengeblog!

    Andrea :-)

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  28. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team – and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for January and my Patterned Paper challenge for January x

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  29. This is a super pretty card, Gail. Beautifully coloured with lots of lovely festive foliage. Kaboodle must have loved it too as you are in their top 3 this week! Hugs, Lesley

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  30. This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faeries, good luck and hope you will join us again.
    Hugs
    Tracey

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  31. Such a cute card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

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  32. Just gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra Challenge.

    Helen x

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  33. I'm back again to say thanks for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x

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  34. Great card! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at Crimbo Crackers!

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