Friday, November 20, 2009

Deck the Howls

I haven't howled in a couple weeks so it's about time I participated in a Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I've been checking in to see the sketches and what the design team is up to, there is always something to make the visit worth while. Between blog candy give aways, blog hops and technique tips there's they keep me entertained, but as you may know I am easily amused.
This week Priscilla asked for Christmas cards, so I used one of my new stamps from Impression Obsession. I think it's called Holiday Topiary. It was so much fun to color it with copics and then ice it up with stickles.
Since I was making a Christmas card I used the Tuesday Taggers Colour (oh so British, can't you hear that great accent - hey I'm from Joisey, any accent sounds better than us) Challenge to use red, gold and green. They said they are going easy on us and I have to agree, and participate.
The last challenge I'm doing is the Crafty Creations Challenge to use metal or metallic finishes. One of the design elements in the sketch was a star hanging off a flower embellishment in the lower left. I happen to have a package of stars that I've been wanting to use so here it is. You want to click on the photo to enlarge it so that you can see the star. It's hanging of the brad that's attached to the red gingham bow.
Here's the rest of the deets: The paper is Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, the cs is DCWV neutrals, the gingham ribbon is My Favorite Things, the star is Blue Moon Beads, the brad is Making Memories Jumbo Pebble Brads, the edges are sponged with Ranger "Worn Lipstick". Lots of stickles on the image.
Thanks for visiting. come back again and don't forget to click on the Pink Ribbon. And if I may be so bold as to say it, don't listen to idiots who say 40 is too young for a mammogram. Follow your head and heart, talk to your doctor, your friends, your mother - but do not listen to statisticians, your breast health is not a numbers game.


  1. oh what a scrumptious card chickie ~ i totally (heart) that image..and such yummy coloring!

  2. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this beautiful card!

    Saskia :)

  3. This is fantastic. I love the jingle bells in the sweet. Your image is amazing and just outstanding. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Midnight Madness. It is always a pleasure to come visit you and be entertained by your wonderful sense of humor and your gorgeous creations!!!!

    Midnight Madness Design Team

  4. what pretty background paper! Love the jingle bells too!

  5. That is one of the prettiest Christmas images I have ever seen - it's got everything! Beautiful job on the coloring and the stickles. The star, bow & brad are great too.

  6. I love this! Just beautiful! From the image to the dp & ribbons, to the cute jingle bells. Thanks for playing along with us again this week. :)
    Michelle MMDT

  7. Fabulous Chris love the use of the traditional colours x Thanks for joining in again at TT x Janet

  8. Hello Chris, what a fabulous card you have created and how clever of you to combine all of those challenges. I love how you have used the MMSC - such perfect touches. Your image is great and coloured to perfection! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week Chris. We look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  9. Chris beautiful card, love the way you have used our colours at TT this week, thanks for joining us, and good luck with your challenges. Hugs Avril xxx

  10. Fantastic card!!! Love the image and all the detail in it -- you show it off beautifully!!!

  11. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week - A truly beautiful card! Cheers Claire x

  12. Stunning Chris, A great entry for the Tuesday Taggers challenge this week. Thanks for playing along with us.
    x Michelle

  13. Fun and cheerful. Love the little bells you set for the corner. It's an awesome card!


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