Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Always Christmas!

It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'.  The challenge again this month is ANYTHING GOES WITH CHRISTMAS. I used this older rubber stamp by Bildmalarna for my card. I am a die hard rubber stamper and have hundreds of stamps which some have never been inked!  My goal is to make a card with each of them in my lifetime. At the rate I'm going, I'll be around until I'm just over 150 years old.

I colored her with Copics and used a Martha Stewart border punch and I added some pretty red metallic dots on the green lace. The pretty oval die cut around my image is by Joy Crafts with some gold glitter added to the embossed areas.  My sentiment is by Stampin' Up. I love this shabby white embossing powder by Stampendous.

The team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some beautiful projects to inspire you to join us. And, since it is already March, joining this challenge will give you a head start on those Christmas cards you're going to need in 9 months!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge 360, Doilies
Season’s Greetings Challenge 2, AG
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge 37, AG
Crafty Sentiments Challenge 3/7, AG
CCC Digi Creations Challenge 78, Ribbon or Lace
Creatalicious Challenge Challenge 110, AG or Green
Jingle Belles Challenge Holly and Ivy
Crafting with Friends Challenge 38, AG
The Ribbon Girl Challenge March, AG w/Ribbon
Winter Wonderland Challenge Use Ribbon or Lace
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 174, AG
Lemon Shortbread Challenge 36 AG
Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 53, AG
Crafting By Designs Challenge March, AG, 3E
Penny Black and More Challenge March, AG
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge March, AG
One Crazy Stamper Challenge March, AG w/no digis
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge 178, AG
Love To Scrap Challenge 95, AG
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 25, AG
Dare 2 B Artzy Challenge March, Lots of Layers


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  2. A gorgeous card Gail, beautifully coloured. I reckon I am in for a fairly long stamping life too!! xx

  3. Only NINE months until we're scrabbling around to find enough Christmas cards to mail off again -- whoa, it'll be here before we know it!! You've gotten a kick start to your 2017 supply, though, girlfriend -- how excellent is that. This Bildy image is adorable and so well colored. Love the embossing powder you've used, as well as the gold added to your filigree frame. And, of course, the bow speaks of elegance itself -- love the frilliness to it, as well as your perfection of tying it. Pretty background paper with those little birds. This certainly looks like a multiple challenge winner to me -- good luck !! And, added luck on reaching your goal of using all your images - you must be aiming for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow . . .LOL.

  4. I really like the glitter you used and the card layout. Thank you for sharing you card in our challenge at One Crazy Stamper

  5. Gail this is super, super cute! I love the image and the glitter is an awesome touch. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome inspiration at Season's Greeting Anything Goes Challenge #2.

    Tamie DT

  6. Your bow is perfect with the layout you used and the pattern paper works so well with your inspiring colored image. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing inspiration with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #53 Anything Goes.

    Tamie Dt

  7. what a sweet & adorable holiday card! awesome addition to our "holly and the ivy" gallery at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  8. This is a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the sweet image an touch of texture. Cheers to you for working on your holiday greetings now! Thank you for sharing with us at Jo's Scrap Shack this week.
    DT Member

  9. Beautiful layout and image! Lovely colours too!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments! Jane (GDT) xxx

  10. Super cute card and beautiful coloring and design! Thanks for joining the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Challenge this week.
    Marilyn DT

  11. Very cute card, very creative. Thank you for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack.

    Sue - Jo's Scrap Shack DT

  12. What a wonderful project! Love all the detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Dare 2B Artzy "Lots of Layers" challenge!
    Leslie, D2BA DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  13. beautiful coloring ... love the glittery sparkle too ... so glad you shared your festive foliage with us at jingle belles.

  14. Too cute! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shorbread: anything Goes

  15. Adorable image, such beautiful colouring and a fabulous design! The bow and the die cuts are gorgeous!

  16. Gorgeous card, precious image! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges!
    ~DT Sherry x

  17. Thank you for sharing at Creatalicious - Jackie DT member xx

  18. Fabulous creation, love the image and beautifully designed. Thanks for joining over at Season's Greetings, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Season’s Greetings Christmas Challenge}
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

  19. I need to start stamping as well, if I ever is going to use them all. :) It's a lovley sweet card with a nice lovely christmas design. Cute! Thanks for joining us over at Winter Wonderland this time.
    Love n hugs

  20. Oh gosh this is gorgeous!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!


  21. cute image and love all the frantage and gorgeous bow
    Carol x
    ---Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
    Carol DT x

  22. Lovely card thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations, Louise DT x

  23. Oh what a great design. Love it. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Love to Scrap! Challenge

  24. Lovely card and a sweet stamp.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  25. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use lots of green (St. Patrick’s Day)” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…