Friday, November 8, 2013

Chalkboard Boy on Sled

Coffee of the Day - Moon Pie (found a little bit left. wooo hoooo!)

To help get you ready for tomorrow's HUGE post, I am sneaking in my last card made for Hope You Can Cling To. I actually made several others that never showed up here on the blog. will possibly add them some day. but goofball me thought the deadline for adding cards to the HYCCT galleries was tomorrow instead of yesterday. somedays I don't have any idea how in the world I survive moment to moment without my head falling right off of my shoulders.... so I quickly put this one together. well, not THAT quick. it still takes me a while.

anyway - this was for the last challenge, 'Pick a Team' in honor of "Breaking Bad". I have never seen this show, but it is on my list of things to watch. the idea for the challenge was to create a black & white card, but then add one other color depending upon which 'team' you chose. Since I knew I was making a Christmas card, I went with green, since red is not really one of my fave colors, although I craft with it all the time.

All stamps are from Flonz. they have the greatest vintage stamps. they take well to Versamark, too, even though they are clear. these stamps come from 3 different sets. I thought the chalkboard technique was a great one to use for a black & white challenge. other touches were added with white craft ink and my white gel pen. btw - Tim Holtz made a fab tag using real chalk on his. will have to try that sometime.

Papers are Basic Grey 25th and Pine, button is vintage, big die is Spellbinders while holly leaves are a Basic Grey die. little red holly dots are stickles that I added after uploading to SCS 'cause I felt it really needed a pop of red. a little doily piece, baker's twine, beaded poinsettia, washi tape, tickets, and rhinestones complete the card.

Hope you have a great weekend! See you tomorrow! :)

Flonz - traditional Christmas
Alphabet Challenge - T is for twine
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - monochromatic (hopefully the neutrals are ok)
Craftitude - anything goes with twine or string
Crafts 2 Challenge You - monochromatic vintage Christmas
Jingle Belles - holiday traditions (my father & I used to go sledding every winter when I was a little girl. we took our sons and they kept going even as they became teenagers. it is great fun no matter what age!)
Art Impressions - Holly Jolly Christmas
CRAFT - Christmas
Paper Shelter - winter fun
TTCRD - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - seasons (winter) waving hi to all of my former teamies!!!! :)
Crafty Bloggers - Christmas
Created with Love - Christmas reds and greens
Incy Wincy - ribbon, twine, or fibers
Sparkle and Sprinkle - anything goes with embossing powder, glitter, and/or flocking
Crazy Challenge - 'B' is for: boy, bow, button, bling, berries, black
Crafty Calendar - all things Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Winter Wonderland
Card and Scrap - Christmas card
Papertake Weekly - anything goes Christmas


Sammy said...

So many great elements on this card! I've been wanting to make a card with tickets for soooo long, but never seem to get round to it! lol.
Loving that shiny button and the washi tape is a lovely little touch too! x

Chris Hanselman said...

Great card. Love the image!! Thanks for joining our Red and Green Christmas Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


Sandra said...

Beuaitufl card Jennifer, I love the black and white image!
And so glad we didn't have to miss your gorgeous projects too long, LOL.

Basslady said...

an amazing card and image!

i love the chalkboard-look so much!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marie Bingaman said...

Love all the green, my favorite color! It was very nice to read about your holiday tradition too! Thanks for joining in for my prompt idea at a Jingle Belles this week! :)

Lady Bug Stampers said...

great card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
Linda K. DT

Unknown said...

Love the chalk board technique and you've done a fab job with it! Your greens are such a fun and fresh look for a Christmas card....great job.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at CWLC and good luck!
Created with Love Challenges Design Team
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

*Vicki* said...

So glad that you posted this one here because I don't think I got a chance to see it on SCS! LOVE your image and fun chalkboard technique!! Beautifully done my friend!!

Glad to see you posting along with your coffee status! :P) HUGS

Anne Bente said...

ÅHHH så smuk ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzz ♥

Stef H said...

that's alot of challenges!!!!

fabulous card... and it's NOT pink!

hope you're feeling better and hope your weekend is awesome!

hugs :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Jennifer! I really like the pretty green...looks great with the black! :o)

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with CWLC this week Rachel DT

bestevenn said...

Beautiful card you have made. Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

SmilynStef said...

Sledding with my Dad is one of my favorite holiday memories too ... so glad you shared your Holiday Tradition with us at Jingle Belles.

Suze said...

Great card and I love the chalkboard look (although I haven't tried it myself!). Love the green and white twine you have used. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week.

Anne Fenton said...

Beautiful card Jennifer, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

brenda said...

As it’s something I really don’t like doing for a whole comment will admit to this being a copy and paste one because I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely creation and thank you for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Mikha Adriani said...

Pretty chalk effect, Jennifer! :D I should try that one day! Your colours chooise really gives christmas atmosphere :)
Thanks for sharing your monochromatic card at CC&CC.

Hugs, Mikha

Hazel said...

Lovely card using chalkboard. Thanks for sharing this for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Unknown said...

Great card, I love the chalkboard effect and your lovely design!

Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


lauren bergold said...

what a lovely holiday card & the perfect use of that fabulous chalkboard image! glad you could join our celebration of holiday traditions at JINGLE BELLES!!! :)

Penny said...

Just darling! Love it, Jen! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Merkkari said...

I have never earlier seen the chalkboard in the card! Lovely idea! Sweet card too :) Thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs, Merkkari

Shirley said...

Such a clever little card Jennifer.

By the way I watched all the episodes of Breaking Bad and loved every one.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Shirley said...

Have my other hat on today Jennifer which is lucky for me because I get to look at this beautiful card again.

Thank you for sharing with us at C2CU it is amazing.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Belinda said...

What a cute card, I love the blackboard techinque and all your lovely elements. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge hope to see you next month!! Hugs, Belinda {personal blog ~ Love Stamping}