CCC: Things With Wings

Hi everybody! I’m running a bit behind in posting my card for this week’s Christmas Card Challenge…our theme this week is “things with wings.” Here’s my take:

Supplies: patterned paper (“Nordic Holiday ” mini pad – Basic Grey), image stamps (“Nordic Noel” – aMuse Studio), sentiment stamp (“Christmas Sampler “- Paper Smooches), watermark ink, white embossing powder, kraft cardstock.
I find it much easier to do a Clean & Simple card when it’s not the designated theme. It must be all that pressure to make one that makes it much harder! 

Don’t forget, all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and say hi!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do! And it’s a prize week, so one randomly selected entry will receive a Sparkle Creations rubber stamp!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaCorinneJennifer, JovitaKarenKatieLeesaLorieMargoMichelePat…and our guest designer for April, Kylie!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!

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Christmas Card Challenges: Vintage

Is it Spring yet where you are? Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL day here in Virginia…I really hope it’s here to stay!

For this week’s Christmas Card Challenge,  we’re making a “vintage” card, so here’s what I came up with:
Supplies: patterned paper (Authentique), metal die (Spellbinders Labels 25), sentiment stamp (aMuse Studio), watermark ink, white embossing powder, seam binding ribbon, lace trim.
Don’t forget, all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and say hi!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaCorinneJennifer, JovitaKarenKatieLeesaLorieMargoMichelePat…and our guest designer for April, Kylie!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!

CCC #16 – Sweet Photo Inspiration!

Happy Sunday, everybody! I’m stopping by to share my card for Christmas Card Challenges!
This week, we have a sweet photo to inspire you! Here’s my card:
Supplies: image/sentiment stamp (“Grace” – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps), patterned paper (“Handmade Holiday” – Simple Stories), embossing folder (Sizzix/Basic Grey), dies (Spellbinders Classic Ovals), sewing machine, Copic Markers, white marker, foam tape.
And here’s the inspiration photo! I chose the colors and picked a gingerbread image to represent the sweets.

Remember, all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and say hi!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaCorinneJennifer, JovitaKarenKatieLeesaLorieMargoMichelePat…and our guest designer for March, Hazel!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!

CCC #15: Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday, everybody! Hope you’re having a great weekend! We’ve had some gorgeous weather this weekend…it’s a nice change from the chilly kind we’ve had lately!

Scott & I are meeting some friends of mine for brunch today…I’m so excited! I haven’t seen them in about 10 years, so it is way past time for us to catch up! 


For this week’s Christmas Card Challenge, I chose “Autumn Rin” by Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps!

With just a little washi tape, I was able to mask out the leaves in the background and the ones at the bottom of her kimono. The present is from the stack that “Birthday Josh” is holding. I just had to connect the line at the bottom of her kimono, color and cut out the present, and adhere it to the image.

I think the hardest part of masking an image is remembering to take the masking tape off before you stamp the image…I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost forgotten!

Other supplies: Copic markers, card stock (Stampin’ UP), snowflake accent (Imaginisce), sentiment stamp (Poppy Stamps), patterned paper (Echo Park), VersaMark watermark ink, white embossing powder, foam tape, sewing machine, opaque white marker, gold gel ink pen.

Here’s our challenge sketch!


Remember, all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and say hi!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaCorinneJennifer, JovitaKarenKatieLeesaLorieMargoMichelePatStephanie…and our guest designer for March, Hazel!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!


CCC #14 – Anything Goes!

Happy Sunday, everybody! It’s time for a new Christmas Card Challenge, and it’s easy to join in on the fun because this week, “anything goes”!

And, because it’s the first challenge of the month, we’re offering a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp prize to one lucky entrant!

Here’s my card! I used an image stamp from The Greeting Farm’s “I Heart Sweaters” set, and papers from Basic Grey’s Eskimo Kisses line. The foil snowflake scrap is from SEI’s Berry Melody mini pad. I think the olive and aqua papers are from My Mind’s Eye.


Remember, all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and say hi!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaCorinneJennifer, JovitaKarenKatieLeesaLorieMargoMichelePatStephanie…and our guest designer for March, Hazel!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!


Hugs, 

Christmas Card Challenges: Santa Baby!

Happy Sunday! It’s time for a new Christmas Card Challenge, and this week we’re inspired by that jolly old elf, Santa Claus!

I combined some cute stamps from Your Next Stamp (from the “Holiday Snow Globe Set“) with a sentiment stamp from aMuse Studio (“Mini Holiday Messages” set) and some papers from Basic Grey’s “Eskimo Kisses” collection to create my card: 


Remember, all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and say hi!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaCorinneJennifer, JovitaKarenKatieLeesaLorieMargoMichelePatStephanie…and our guest designer Juliane!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!

CCC Week #11: Scallops

Happy Sunday! It’s time for a new Christmas Card Challenge, and this week, we’re inspired by scallops!

I chose to feature Your Next Stamp’s “Winter Smiles Robin” image on my card this week:

Other supplies: paper pad (“Christmas Wish” – My Mind’s Eye), sentiment stamp (“Signature Christmas” – PaperTrey Ink), twine (“Holly” – Trendy Twine), button, foam tape, Spellbinders dies (circle and scalloped circle), Copic markers, opaque white marker, glitter brads (Imaginisce)
Remember, all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and say hi!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaCorinneJennifer, JovitaKarenKatieLeesaLorieMargoMichelePatStephanie…and our guest designer Juliane!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!