Saturday, December 29, 2012

Z is for Zoo Animals at ABC Christmas Challenges

I'm kinda a 'midway to the midway' post for my ABC Christmas Challenge card..... y'all are probably tired of holiday cards by now, but this is the first one I've made in several months. it really felt good to craft last week when I was still feeling okay. as always, had to wait on stickles to dry! ;)

anyhow, lots of big news on the ABC challenge blog, so be sure to check it out. we're saying goodbye to some very talented DT members, so please stop by to wish them well. There is also a DT call-out going on, so submit your name if you are interested. it's a very friendly group of people, I can say that with confidence!  they are so patient and understanding of my health situation. so loving and supportive!

anyhow, the challenge for this fortnight is 'Z is for Zoo Animals' and is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. I fell head over heels for this cutie Edward the Elephant and his birdie buddy! The senti comes from Flonz Stamps and date stamp is from K & Co. Smash. sticker at the top of the card is one I made from notebook paper. thought it went well with this image.

papers are Basic Grey Nordic Holiday, ornaments are covered in rock candy distress stickles while hat, pom pom, and card edge are covered in regular white sparkly stickles. (sorry, the bottle is in my craft room - I don't have the name in front of me) I lightly covered the Studio Calico wood veneer snowflakes in white craft ink. poinsettia is from Michael's $1 bin. I had high hopes of getting back over there to pick up some more while they hopefully still had these, but never made it. also wanted to get some of their grey Copic markers before the prices increase and I had 50% off coupons, but that didn't happen either. oh well. win some, lose some. no real biggie in the scheme of things though.

buttons are from my stash. I've been sorting ALL of my buttons into Mason jars. yep, just throwing them all in together - willy  nilly. not much is being sorted by mfg. any longer. it just takes up tooooo much space that way. and gosh oh golly, do those buttons look so pretty in the different sizes of jars sitting on the mantle in my craft room! I'm slowly getting it sorted out still, but will certainly get photos taken when it's finished. I must add that my vintage buttons ARE in jars of their own. no way I could mix those with the regular buttons.

okay, my  head is woooooozy and I'm probably starting to communicate with alien species or drabble on and on, so had best go. love to all of you!


*Vicki* said...

WOW!! So many details here girl!! I love this!! The added date at the top is perfect!! Such a sweet image!! I always enjoy looking at any and all creations! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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Penny said...

I bet it was fun to craft again! And you made a beautiful card, Jennifer! Love that sweet image, your design, papers, & embellies. Especially love the sparkle! Hope you feel up to crafting again very soon!
Happy New Year to you & yours!
Big hugs, Penny

Samantha said...

YAY!!!!!!! Jennifer you did an awesome job! love your card is super cute and LOVE now you have added all the elements too! You are a fabulous Teamie and we LOVE ya!! Great to have you playing with us again! and we are sooooo pleased to have you on our team too! hugs me xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, such a cute card. I love this image. He's so cute. I'm glad you were able to get some crafty time.

Judy said...

Awww..this is so the reds, and the flower is just beautiful and is perfect. The sentiment goes so well with this. Fabulous card hun.


Diana Queen said...

Hey Jennifer...glad to see you were in the crafty mood. As always your cards are totally fun to sit and drink in with all the detail and texture. This is so fun and full of Christmas cheer. Hugs to you sweet girl!

Carissa said...

So glad to see you are feeling up to creating again. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. Wishing you a Happy and hopefully Healthy New Year too.
Hugs, Carissa