Saturday, November 27, 2010

another sketchy xmas card!

you know how sometimes you can just suddenly be ON FIRE with a great idea for a card?! well, that didn't happen to me this time. but luckily i had some very pretty papers...some gorgeous fabric poinsettias snagged for a song in michaels holiday decor aisle...and laura's lovely sketch 66 from 2S4Y:


so i think was able to pull off quite a festive monochromatic card anyway:



(patterned paper: basic grey, kay & co, sei; poinsettias: michaels (lg), prima (med), making memoies (sm); additional layers of tulle & cardstock cut with nestabilities' "blossom two"; brad: mme (from nov's pixie dust paperie kit!); bling flourish: recollections (re-colored w/copics); velvet trim: doodlebug; felt word: anna griffin*; adhesives: tombow monorunner, gluedots, sewing machine)


and by heckie, with less than a month left till christmas, i'll take it ANY WAY i can get it!!! :)



*i got a pack of "calisto christmas" felt stickers at michaels last week and while they're beautiful AND i hate to be negative in public-- i would warn you strongly against them! those finely detailed diecut words are WELDED inexorably to their plastic backing! seriously, you CANNOT get those babies off without ripping the felt to shreds. but i'm a "can-do, make-do" gal, and since i'd already cut "celebrate" from the backing sheet, i just trimmed around the felt as neatly as possible and figured i'd attach it to the card with gluedots. as it turns out, rather bizarrely, the plastic that i could not get OFF the words, would not be held ON the card with any adhesive i owned!!! finally i just manhandled it on there and machine stitched my way cursingly across. i'm sending the rest of the packet back to the manufacturer. definitely NOT a timesaver! ah well. :(

16 comments:

  1. gorgeous...I always love seeing your christmas cards...soooo full of PINKS!!! ugh, dontcha hate when they use superglue on embellies and you practically ruin them as you try to delicately remove them from their backing?

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  2. Your card is FANTASTIC!! I love everything about it! Boooooooooooo to the felt for not coming off. I would call em and tell em.

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  3. Your card is fabulous! Thanks for the heads-iup on the felt words... Hate that when things like that happen. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

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  4. Gorgeous card ... love the flower ... and good for you sending your stickers back to the manufacturer ... I've had a few things that just ended up in the bin!
    Have a nice day anyway ....

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  5. Gorgeous card ... love the flower ... and good for you sending your stickers back to the manufacturer ... I've had a few things that just ended up in the bin!
    Have a nice day anyway ....

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  6. Gorgeous card ... love the flower ... and good for you sending your stickers back to the manufacturer ... I've had a few things that just ended up in the bin!
    Have a nice day anyway ....

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  7. as usual, a gorgeous card Woman!!1

    did you eat turkey???

    oh, and I am cracking up..."but they had been pacing themselves and could lurk for the rest of the night if necessary, with still enough sullen menace left for a final burst of lurking around dawn."

    "he'd experienced the lovely warm feeling of a bad job well done."

    heheh! I am highlighting my fav parts so I can quote them later!

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  8. Very pretty!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  9. I love all of your pink!! So pretty!

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  10. Sooooo pretty!!!! Love all the pink and your flower is gorgeous!

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  11. this is so beautiful! love the shades of pink!

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  12. The card is gorgeous but your story about the felt letters; It's so frustrating...... Will you let us know if you receive an apology or even better; a full box with supplies in goor order.... Go get them :) !!!!

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  13. Gorgeous sight to behold. I love the reds. I am surprised that you kept at it. I would have flung that baby 'cross the room...

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  14. Such a pain when our supplies won't behave! Grrrr....
    However, this bit of frothy pink/redness is EXACTLY what I think of when I think "Lauren"!
    :D

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  15. Gorgeous!! So Laurenesque woot! You are really cracking down on the Christmas cards way to go!

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