Thursday, October 8, 2009

Peachy Keen Blog Challenge 13..

I figured it is about time I put my crafting to good use and enter my very first blog challenge. I am entering this card into Peachy Keen Blog Challenge 13 The requirements for this challenge were to have a stamped image, use blue and purple, have at least three snowflakes, and it must have a greeting.
I used the "A Child's Year" cart to cut out the card base in a deep purple (hard to tell from the picture) cardstock. I embossed the front of the card with the Snowflakes cuttlebug folder and inked that with a white stamp pad. It just so happens that Abigail got into my ribbon bucket yesterday and has been playing around with this blue and white snowflake grosgrain ribbon, perfect! I embossed a chipboard ribbon slide and used that for the bottom of the cards, along with the ribbon (added stickles to the ribbon), and a snowflake.
The stamped image part worried me a bit because I am a basic stamper ie. stamp, ink pad, and voila, art! I don't generally color in my stamps (when I use them) but I didn't want just a stamped image. I dug up some watercolor pencil and colored the tree in with those. Then I used a q-tip and paint brush to blend. I used stickles on the tree for a more detail. I can't remember (to lazy to go look)which cart I used for the scalloped circles or the greeting (embellished with stickles). I used two more snowflakes and Ta Da!! My first blog challenge card is complete.
Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed!!


  1. Hi Christina!
    Your card is just precious. Love that little Christmas tree stamp ...and OH MY GOODNESS all the detail included in your card! I'm so happy you joined us for your first challenge!! :)Sincerely, KathyJ

  2. What a wonderful entry into the world of blog challenges Christina!
    You are a natural and we so proud that you picked us for your first challenge.
    Viv xx

  3. Your card is just dazzling! So bright and fun and the perfect holiday card - what a great job on the challenge! TFS!

  4. Very Pretty! I love all the dry embossing and snowflakes. Beautiful Holiday card.

  5. Hi Christina, you card is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I have a quick quesiton for you. I noticed you added your name to Mr Linky under MMSC23 here
    I can not find your Midnight Madness sketch card. I am going to remove your name and if you could just add your name with a direct link to your card that would be great. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. If you were trying to add your name to the blog hop entries, you entered the wrong Mr. Linky..could you just double check for us :)
    MMSC Hostess

  6. Hi there....I see you have signed on to follow my blog at The Open Window. It's so nice to have you!

    I hope you will consider joining us this coming week as we kick of the brand, new Play Date Cafe Challenges, Thursday, Oct 22. I also hope that you will tell your friends. You can see bios on each of our designer who will host the challenges on last week's posts.

    Thanks again for coming to The Open Window. Glad you liked what you saw as you peeked inside!


  7. Wow what a great card for your first challenge love all the sparkle
    Hugs Jacqui x


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