Coffee of the Day - Gingerbread
It's time for Christmas today! are you ready? ;) yeah, I'm not either, but it's fun to pretend for just a moment..... I'm really looking forward to the holidays this year. I plan to do LOTS of baking. what about you? any big plans to get ready?
also, before I get started, just a little reminder about my blog candy. you can enter in one, two, or all four blog candy prize packs. they aren't ginormous, but I think you'll enjoy the treats I'm gathering for you. I can't get full pix until everything arrives in the mail, but that adds to the fun, don't ya think?!
okay, on to the Jingle Bell fun! We have a new challenge over at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges today - use non-traditional Christmas colors on your holiday papercraft project. you may still use red and green, just don't make them your focal colors. On top of this, I was asked to be a guest designer over at Raise the Bar challenges today. the challenge is to use NO embellies. have they ever BEEN to my blog?!?!?! do they know how very hard that is for me? oy! this was the most challenging card I have made in a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time. but I did give it a go by combining these 2 challenges with 1 of Claire's cutey new images from the Jellypark store.
my card uses the fun new image, 'Boy in a Reindeer costume'. isn't he precious? the papers are Crate Paper Snow Day and also A*Muse. all I added was a bit of faux stitching with my white gel pen. I wasn't sure if even die cuts were allowed, so I didn't...... stop by the Raise the Bar challenge blog to see some amazing projects by the DT. I'm sure they blew me out of the water with their creations! ;)
I did make an additional card using another of Claire's new releases and the same paper pack. this image is appropriately called, 'Cute Little Angel'. sorry I can't tell you how the mfg. is of this beautiful flower, as it came in a blog candy prize pack I received, but it is stunning irl. I added shimmerz paint to the angel's wings and halo. the A*Muse bg paper was sprayed with walnut gold glimmer mist. buttons and lace trim are vintage.
Pixie Dust - paper piecing
Crimbo Crackers - anything goes Christmas
Charisma Cardz - cutesy
Paper Shelter - Christmas fun
Ladybug Crafts - non-traditional Christmas
Sundays with Crissy - non-traditional Christmas
Glitter Fairies - non-traditional Christmas
Craft Garden - Christmas, but no red or green
Simon Says Stamp - buttons
Stamp with Fun - cute and buttons
Paper Play - buttons