Sunday, August 7, 2011

Guest Designer for Sparkles Christmas Card Challenge - Recycle!


This month I'm a guest designer over at Sparkles Christmas Card Challenges and with the 100F+ temps it has been a little cooling relief :)
Each week the team challenge you to make a Christmas card to add to your stash. They have a challenge you can play along with but it's always optional, as long as you make a Christmas/Holiday/Winter card then you are good to enter!
The challenge for this week is "Recycle". Now this is always a hard challenge for me as I don't tend to recycle items for use in my crafts but I found a piece of trim from a gift box and I think it worked out great.

Challenges:
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Happileigh Scrappin - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes (with ribbon, lace, twine etc)
Speedy the Cats Friends - Anything but a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" card
Frosted Designs - Coloring
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas
Paper Play - Christmas in August
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas in August
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Holidays
Stamping With The Dragon - Green, Red and White
Crafters Companion - Glitter and Glitz
Digital Tuesday - Doilies
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Image of a Child


Card Recipe:
Image - Ollie and Gingerbread Man by Pink Gem
Ticket Sentiment - Christmas Time Calendar by Pink Gem
Paper - DCWV The Christmas Combo Stack
Medium - Copic Markers
Doilies - Wilton
Trim - Recycled from a gift box
Ribbon - American Crafts
Letters - Craft Essentials and Joann's
Santa Hat - Unknown
Rhinestones - Treasures by Shabby Chic



The Christmas envelope image was a journaling spot in the paper pad and I thought it was the perfect spot for Ollie to sit.
I hope you've liked this card and looks for more over the month that I'm guesting.
Be sure to drop by with your Christmas creations Sparkles Christmas Card Challenges!
Katie

22 comments:

susy said...

is gorgeous !!!!!!
compliments

Hazel said...

Really love your card and your colouring is top. Thanks for joining us at Craft my passion, good luck and I hope you pop over tomorrow to check out our new challenge,
Haze
GDT August

Bunny said...

Brilliant card, thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy and good luck.

Caz DS4J DT

downrightcrafty said...

Such a gorgeous creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampin with the Dragon this week.
Hugs Kate xx

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

So cute! I don't understand what you've done around the letters, but I love the effect it gives :)
Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy, and good luck.
Lisbeth K

Winnie and Patty said...

Katie--this is so cute! I love the image and you did such a wonderful job of coloring! Great job!!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

StephC said...

What a fabulous card Katie! We're so happy to have you as our guest this month! Well done!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Katie this is a WOWZER!!! I am so smitten with those text tiles...awesome girl!!! This is so sweet and adorable-that little boy has captured my heart....I have two sons so this speaks to me!!! Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a thrill to visit and see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

~Michelle~ said...

wowza! This card is a winner to me! :)

ooh, fun use of the doily! Thanks for playing the Digital Tuesday Challenge! :)

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, beautiful card Katie.
luv
Debby

earthspirit927 said...

Beautiful Card Love the added dollies:)Thank you for joining us this week for Anything goes at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Good Luck and have a great week:)

Melissa

scrappingmom73 said...

What a cute card! That wee boy just looks like he's waiting for Christmas morning. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.
Lydia

Harriet Skelly said...

Your cards are always spectacular and this is no exception!! WOW! Thanks for playing with WoodwareUSA and with Speedy's Friends!

Angela said...

oh your card is just Devine!!! Love everything about it! Thank you for joining us at frosted designs xx

Carolynne said...

Fabulous card, thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon
xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE the doily--and I love how this little guy is popping off the card! LOVE that you decorated inside and outside!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at RCC!

nicoleqmullen said...

Stunning card, inside and out! Love the colours and all the detail! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Katie this is cute! The postcard and Santa hat are such great details to add to this Christmas card. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining our 'holidays' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

HandmadebyTLC said...

Woo Hoo, Doily,santa hat, and ginger bread cookies all in one card! I'm going into shock! hehe Terrific entry into the Stamping with the Dragon challenge
Hugs
Tammy Louise

Paula said...

Love it!!! - Very christmassey (if that's a real word?!? Lol

Thanks for sharing it with us at the crafters companion!!!

Paula DT. x

http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/

Ika said...

soo gorgeous card katie!! love all the details! the color all match with the embellishment and stamps!! thank you for playing with us at AI Factory! Hugs, Ika DT