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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Christmas Gifts Galore!

Oh, what a fun challenge in August when it's 106 degrees outside my craft room window. Like I can even THINK of Christmas shopping in this heat?!  But, being on the team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' means we make Christmas cards year round which is really nice come December 1 when I see all the cards ready to go into the mail. Then I can focus on my shopping in the cooler temperatures!

Our challenge this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is GIFTS GALORE. That means we'd like to see Christmas packages, more than one, on the front of your card.

Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up who is generously donating two digital stamps to the winner of this challenge. The Design Team of CASS were also given the images for our cards this month to inspire you. My image below is named All Dressed Up For Christmas.


My image is colored with Copics using my favorite color combination of pink and green. As I've said in previous posts that this is my favorite color combination is because my bedroom as a child was pink and green and I never grew tired of it! I coated my fairy's wings with Cool Glitter Ritz. I used Glossy Accents then Sugar Dust (by Stamp la Jolla) over the red tree ornaments. I used Glossy Accents on all the packages. I added red glitter to the skinny red package and on the red ribbons on the green packages. On the large red package I used green glitter on the ribbon and bow. In person you can see and feel the glossy Accents which give it a nice shine and I'm sorry it doesn't show well in the photos. I added a touch of yellow glitter on the stars. The 3-D wrapped packages are actually teeny tiny boxes made out of heavy cardstock and wrapped in colored foil and then gold twine wrapped around them. I used a punch on the sentiment and the papers are all from Wild Rose.


The Design Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have created outstanding cards this month with these great images from All Dressed Up. Please take a look at them on the blog and it would be nice if you'd leave a little note on each card to say you visited them. We'd love to see you make a card for this challenge and look forward to seeing what you create for our topic of GIFTS GALORE!

                                                                         Hugs,
                                                                         Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Delightful Sketches, Sister Act Card Challenge, The Glory of Christmas, Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Robyn's Fetish, Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge, My Craft Creations, Crafting From The Heart, Eureka Stamps, Through The Craft Room Door, Crafty Girls, Chocolate, Coffee & Cards, The Squirrel and the Fox, Fan-Tastic Tuesday, Christmas Cards All Year Around, Art by Miran, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Treasured Times, Stamping Sensations, Sparkle n Sprinkle, The Sisters of Craft, Winter Wonderland, Bearly Mine, Crafts Galore Encore, Craft-Dee Bowz, Stamp and Create, Crafty Calendar, Die cuttin Divas (pink/green fav combo), Deep Ocean

31 comments:

  1. Very lovely card. Your colouring is outstanding. Love the added glitter. Thank you for joining us at Glory of Christmas;
    Myrna DT

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  2. Love your card Gail. What a sweet image and love your colouring and the little touches of glitter. The papers are divine and those little packages so sweet! Susan x

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  3. What a fab fairy Gail, loving those long legs !! Super card sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  4. Fabulous just love this image and what beautiful colours perfect card Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

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  5. What a gorgeous colour combination, Gail! A really lovely card. Hugs, Tracey x

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  6. What a pretty pretty card!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck,
    Rene :D

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  7. Fantastic nice card, I like that you not chose the most common colors for christmas. Sweet motif.. also colorized nicely !!
    The small packets and the rosette is really perfect decorations!
    I like it !!

    Hug Lena

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  8. This is fabulous in the pins Gail and I love it!

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  9. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

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  10. So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month with this fantastic creation!!!

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  11. This is just as sweet as it can be.

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  12. Gail, this card is darling!! The colors you used are great.Love those cute packages you added. Too cute. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

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  13. Beautiful card...such a pretty image...Thank you for joining us at the Glory of Christmas....Julieannex

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  14. Congrats - one more Christmas card to add to your pile for mailing off in, gulp, just FOUR more months! You've done a superb coloring job, and look at you - matching the gifts on the images to the 3-d ones on the card, too . . . and, not only have you done it in your favorite colors, BUT you got to color up a fairy, which I know is one of your favorite type of images, also. Of course it goes without saying that her wings need to have "fairy dust" on them (aka: glitter ritz) !! Splendid card, as always, Gail !!

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  15. gorgeous card gail, love the pink/green combo for christmas
    hugs
    céline

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  16. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 12th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  17. Gorgeous image and beautiful papers -love the parcel embellishments
    Carol x

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  18. So cute! Great colouring...fab card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  19. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 41, the Glory of Christmas and my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT (Sorry I'm so late with my comment, but I was away for the week with limited internet access) x

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  20. Just beautiful - love your colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x

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  21. Adorable image and great details! Thanks for sharing with us at Eureka.

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  22. WOW! What BEAUTIFUL coloring you did!!!! STUNNING!!!

    Thank you SO much for joining us at Die Cuttin' Diva's!!!

    Jessica-DT Member

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  23. Such a sweet image and coloured so beutifully, very pretty card, love that gorgeous bow
    Hugs Julie P

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  24. This is such a sweet Christmas card. Love your color combo too. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  25. Beautiful creation ..Thankyou for joining us at the crafty girls challenge blog..good luck ..Anita DT

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  26. What a lovely Christmas card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this month of “Anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

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  27. Very pretty card- love the image! Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month!!

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  28. Your colouring is fabulous. Love the image and those little parcels look fantastic. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes #8 and Good Luck!

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  29. Congratulations!
    The Top 3 Button you can find on our Blog.
    Lizzy

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  30. Fun card, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations.
    Happy crafting, Tracy

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