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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Holiday Happiness Hexagons

Coffee of the Day - White Chocolate Mousse


A new challenge begins over at ABC Christmas Challenges - Q for quilting. This was a fun challenge to play in! I have this weird 'thing' for hexagons lately.... don't know why really, but gosh, I am so fascinated by them! as soon as I saw the theme for this week, I knew immediately that I wanted to try to make something using this shape and faux stitching. you didn't think I would attempt to REALLY pull out my sewing machine now, did you?! tee hee! although, gosh, lately, it has been tempting as I see all of the neat things people do with sewing on their cards... if it weren't for that dratted bobbin I would be all over it.


anyhow, I grabbed this cutie pattootie freebie image from over at Milk Coffee. there are several other fun Christmas images in their Etsy store, too, if you are interested. I still had my Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee papers out on my craft desk, so thought I would use a few of the scraps with some others. the hexagon die is from MFT. so love this die! the main image was accented with stickles, Viva Decor pearl paint, chunky glitter, and a gold glitter gel pen. poinsettia is from Prima, string/twine trim is from Etsy, button is vintage, and itty bitty clothespin was covered with washi tape. card base was sprayed with white Mr. Huey's mist. faux stitching was done with a white gel pen. oh yes, ornament die is Basic Grey for Sizzix.

Don't forget to sign up for my big blog hop on Aug. 29! lots and lots of prizes will be up for grabs from so many different sponsors. you can be a participant or just plan to hop along. Check this post at Party Time Tuesdays for more information. Can't wait to see you there for all of the fun! :)

Challenges:
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Maps/Newsprint/Sheet Music/Script
My Time to Craft - Christmas
House of Gilli - add a senti
Stamp and Create - stitch it up
Desert Island Crafts - 1. Blue (sky, although it doesn't show so well in the scan), 2. Green, 3. something wet - snow, 4. make it sparkle
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas
Mema's Crafts - anything goes with a twist of red
Unique Crafters - sparkle and shine
Corrosive Challenges - cute as a button
Great Impressions - anything with an animal
Stamptacular Sunday - let's hear it for the girls
The Crafty Pad - dies and punches
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Carols or Hymns ('Let it Snow', 'cause y'all know how much I love the snow!!!)
Challenge Up Your Life - Christmas
Totally Gorjus - string's the thing
Crafty Ann's - Christmas or Olympics
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Crafting for All Seasons - stitching

39 comments:

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

I can see why you love the hexagins at the minute, this looks fabulous! Gorgeous colours and such a great layout too - love it :)

Eileen said...

What a really unique card. Love your use of hexagons. Really cute image and great design.
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter Challenge this week
Eileen x

Rhonda Miller said...

I love this. The hexagons are great and that image is so sweet.

Jenny said...

Love the trendy hexagons and your image is fab!! Thanks so much for joining us again at Great Impressions Stamps Jennifer!

Dawn said...

Hi Jennifer, I hope you're doing well!
Great card,I love all the details on it! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

rachel said...

Hi Jennifer love these hexagons - what a fabulous card! Love your image and colours too! Thanks for sharing with us at the crafty pad this time and good luck! Hugs Rachel xx

Penny said...

Aww, love your "quilting" on this, Jennifer! I may have to get that die myself! :^) I did go get that sweet image--thanks for the heads-up on that. Love your string, and covering that mini clothespin was a great touch! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

Samantha said...

Such a fun card and love all the hexagons so clever what a great idea! maybe will have to steal this idea you know tehehehhehe! Love your string too! and its great to see your creation at Totally Gorjuss this week too! yay!! hugs me xx

Danielle Vincent said...

It's a great card and I too am really startin to dig that hexagon shape. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work with us at 52CCT this week.

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Very sweet!
Thanks for joining us at MTTC!!!

Annette said...

Wow, I love your hexagons. They're just amazing - it really does look like real quilting!!
Love it Jennifer
Annette
xx

debbi taylor said...

lovely card
thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
hugs
Debbi x

Mynnette said...

Such a beautiful card! LOVE the twine up tog and the hexagon cut outs!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT!

PS: A gentle reminder that in order to be considered for Top Honor, Honorable Mention, or Facebook Favorite you may only combine up to 11 challenges (10 plus 52CCT). :)

Jennifer said...

LOVE your stitching Jennifer! Your quilt just sings!

Mema's Crafts said...

Who knew hexagons could be so cute? I saw the stitching and thought to myself wow...then you said they were faux..I just couldn't tell the difference. Good job. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and good luck.

Tracy said...

Awww drats! You're going to make me add that hexagon die to the list of MFT dies I want. :-) I really like that shape. It's fun and different and makes your card look amazing. Hugs!

MilkCoffee said...

Lovely cards! Still love your style Jenn :) Love the color combination at hexagons, especially the twine is perfect and make the card is super lovely! Hope you have a blessed day! huugsss

MilkCoffee said...

So lovely! Still love your card style Jenn! :) Love your color combination at the hexagons. Especially love the twine. It's perfect and makes your card more lovely! Hope you have a blessed day! hugsss xx

Lorraine A said...

Totally gorgeous card Jennifer :-) I love the image and the shimmery background and hegagon design is FAB :-) love the little peg too ,, great idea to cover with washi tape :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the quilted pattern!

Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Angela said...

This is adorable...I'm loving the hexagons! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew...please play again!

Martina said...

LOVE hexagons and the way you used them on your card is just fabulous <3

thank you so much for playing along over at CUYL :)

xo Martina

*Vicki* said...

Hello my friend!! I just LOVE the hexagon pattern on this!! Such a gorgeous Christmas design!! Just wanted to check in with you...hope you're doing well!! HUGS

Zw@@n said...

Great card, Jennifer. Love the hexagon pieces and the image is very cute. Love, Wilma

FiLoMa said...

A very cute card and interesting layout. The colours are lovely. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

Claire said...

Stunning card, love the hexagon background and that image is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time
Claire xx

MilkCoffee said...

What a lovely card! The colors you choose are just soo lovely! And the hexagon pattern background is so unique and pretty! <3 <3 <3

Stampalicious said...

beautiful, love the hexagons, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

Patty Gorka said...

Super cute, love your hexagon background! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Vicky said...

A lovely Christmas card, that image is so cute and your paper is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew

hugs Vicky xxx

Helen said...

Fabulous card Jennifer...love the hexagonal quilting - I had a bedspread just like that when I was little!
Helen x

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card Jennifer, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is just adorable. Thanks for joining us at DICC. :)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is simply beautiful.. Love the details.. very lovely work as always..

So happy that you have joined us at TPS and good luck......

Hugs
Judith

Carol said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

Shari said...

super cute card! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge. Rachelle CC dt

Jani said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
jani x

Angela Crandall said...

What a great way to use up scraps - those hexagons are great, Jennifer!

So glad you were able to join us for the August Challenge at Great Impressions Stamps.

Hope to see you for September's Challenge - Sentimental Journey!