Brrr,we had such a cold weekend here in Michigan.  Friday it was actually sleeting, it then turned to ice and as it was also blowing a gale, it really stung your face!  It was a good excuse to stay at home for most of the weekend quite frankly, as as our clocks went back too I got some extra crafting time in!  Always a plus that.

 

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win the Lili of the Valley daily candy and they sent me a lovely little Christmas stamp called Christmas Bunting.  She was still on my desk so I quickly mounted her on foam and set too using the current sketch at Papertake Weekly!

I coloured her with Prisma pencils and used Stickles on her fur trim, her wings and the stars.  The bunting letters were written with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  The card was inked with TH Distress Ink in Milled Lavender, distressed a little with a distress tool and then dipped in Veramark ink and embossed with Holographic EP.  The purple and the grey dotty backing papers are DCWV and the other two pieces are from Memory Box.  They were also distressed around the edges a little and inked with the Milled Lavender.

 

Behind the papers is a strip of purple bazzil card with pink seam binding and plum ribbon wrapped around it.  The Memory Box Bristol snowflake was cut from some of the same bazzil and the poinsettia is a Poppy Stamps die.  It was cut from scrap white card that had been embossed with Holographic embossing powder.  The sentiment is also LOTV, stamped in Veramagic Perfect Plumeria ink and edged with Crystal Stickles.  I added a few lilac pearls to finish it off.

 

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Kraft Blank from Michaels ~ Stamping card from GinaK
  • DP: DCWV ~ Memory Box
  • Stamps: Lili of the Valley Christmas Bunting and Christmas Grungy Messages
  • Ink: ColorBox Wicked Black ~ Veramark ~ Distress Ink Milled Lavender ~ Veramagic Perfect Plumeria
  • Embellies: Pearls and ribbon from Michaels ~ Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Pen ~ Cotton Candy & Crystal Stickles ~ Tim Holtz Holographic Embossing Powder ~ Seam Binding from The Ribbon Girl
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~ Heat Gun ~ Memory Box Bristol Snowflake Die ~ Poppy Stamps Small Blooming Poinsettia Die

 

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Challenges:

Papertake Weekly ~ Sketchie Free For All

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Lili of the Valley Challenge ~ Merry Christmas

Winter Wonderland ~ Pick ‘n’ Mix (I used ribbon, pearls, snowflake and flower)

Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Challenge ~ Sparkle

Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Crafty Hazel’s Patterned Paper  Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Buckwell’s Crafty Challenge ~ Use Ribbon

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ It’s All About Christmas

Christmas At Sweet Stampin ~ Snowflakes

Penny Black @ Allsorts ~ Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday ~ Razzle Dazzle (Sparkle)

The Ribbon Girl ~ Christmas (I used pink seam binding from The Ribbon Girl)

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter ~ Is It Too Early For Christmas? (2nd entry)

Pixies Snippets Playground ~ Use Up Your Scraps (DCVW paper, stamping card, Memory Box candy cane paper)

Completely Christmas ~ Anything Goes

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