Friday, August 17, 2012

yes, i really DID make this card, too!

i realize that if you look at my ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ sketch card from last week, and the one i'm going to show you today, you could be forgiven for thinking they weren't made by the same person; but hey, one of the best things about making christmas cards once-a-week throughout the year (instead of a big, stressy, early december clump!) is that you can try every cool new product, every off-beat idea, and every conceivable style you've ever wanted to have a go at! so i did. :)

(patterned paper: echo park, basic grey; tiny accent and sentiments: funky christmas tags stickerz by EAD designs; santa cardstock diecut: crate paper; tag: basic grey; alphas: american crafts; brad: doodlebug; other: baker's twine, plain white cardstock from staples; adhesives: staples glue tape roller, 3m foam tape)

another reason to go in a COMPLETELY different direction this time is that i really wanted to show off how incredibly flexible miss stephanie's beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful sketch is:

something else i've been longing to do is get back to playing in the monthly color challenge at EAD designs , which i sort of lost track of whilst enjoying all of the summer ICAD fun. now, and of course, when i looked at the august colors...

...i thought, "ooooooooh christmas card!", though i confess i had my doubts about the bright yellow. and then as i scrolled down the eye-candy filled DT post on the EAD blog, i saw this tag of liz's which is not only brilliant (in EVERY sense of the word!) but also: i have those stickerz!!! sitting right in front of me at the time was a piece of dear lizzy "neapolitan" paper with the super-cute faux polaroids on it (including yellow and green ones) which seemed like the perfect frame for a collage of tiny little elements! weirdly enough, none of the "ingredients" i chose had ANY BLACK in them, so i decided to (somewhat uncharacteristically) make my "tie it all together color" be white; which kind of just totally lightens and freshens the whole thing in a cool way, don't you think?

the august challenge at christmas cards all year 'round is "kids' christmas" for which they'd like to see cards suitable for children; whilst at my time to craft they are celebrating "christmas in august", so i'm going to throw this little baby in to both; with a hearty "HELLO" to the talented teams at those sites!

and finally i'm going to link up with miss patrice's 52 card pickup, on her blog the old back porch:

Old Back Porch

there is still nearly an entire week in which to link up with us for the fab sketch challenge at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ which i hope you'll do ASAP. for one thing, we are always happy to see ya... for another thing, did i mention the prize...??!?!  ;)


  1. What a great build up of the cutest things ... LOVE it

  2. Love this! You are the queen of Christmass cards! By Christmas time you'll have enough to send sweet that would be to receive one of your handmade cards! You go girl!

  3. I LOVE it!!!!! Awesome use of your stickerz!!!!

  4. It is a wonderfully versatile sketch, and I think this is super cute! :)

  5. how cute!!! and of course those stickerz rock!! ;)
    perfect-o for the color and sketch challenges girl :)

  6. That little Santa is so cute - he reminds me of those nesting dolls!

  7. I love this santa on the card. It isn't your typical style, but its totally cute. I need to get on this challenge. BIG time. I'm way behind on cards. I think I need around 35 this year and I'm no where near.

  8. What a great card. And that sketch is awesome. I am hoping to get some time in tomorrow to play with it..


  9. Really cute & oh so bright, just love it!

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

  10. This is awesome!!! Perfect color combo!!
    TFS and joining in on this month's color challenge over at EAD Designs!!!

  11. wow, I gave you inspiration! that's just crazy talk! lol! your card is amazing! thanks for joining us at EAD's color challenge!

  12. fabulous card. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

  13. Love your card! See...adding yellow wasnt too hard! You have me thinking Christmas already! Thanks for playing along with the EAD Color Challenge!

  14. Lovely creation, thanks for sharing at MTTC, x


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