Sunday, August 14, 2011

Feeling Blue

Once again I must thank the challenges that have called for Christmas cards.  This year I've actually made a dent in it.  
It's time to Pile It On.  This week the challenge PIO#33 is "Blue, Blue, Blue" (use three shades of blue on your creation) so how about a blue Christmas card.  Our sponsor this week is Krisi's Kreations.  Due to some computer issues I was unable to use one of the sponsor's images.  So please visit the site to see what they've got.  If you're a fan of templates there's some really good one there, including a "slice of cake".  I do love what crafters do with that one and I heard tell that one of the dt at Pile It On was going to use that for her sample so you can also head over to the PIO challenge blog to see some of Krisi's Kreations being used.  While you're visiting you can check out the rules (not much except the usual no back linking sort of stuff) and that's where you'll find the linky thingy when you're ready to show off your creation.

don't forget the inside
Here's the deets:
stamp - the Cat's Pajamas "Define Good"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Stampin' Up "Brocade Blue"
paper - Close To My Heart "Aspen" package for cs and dp
miscellaneous - copics; mini brads; Crystazzi crystals; red burlap twine; present charm; sewing machine; polar white flowered soft

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #33 - Blue, Blue, Blue
A Sketch for You to Try - August sketch
The Cat's Pajamas TCPTUES171 - Christmas in August
Secret Crafter #147 Christmas in July
Fussy N Fancy #43 - Use a Lot (of your favorite embellies - bling and brads, I truly love the charms but 3 or more of them just don't look right to me)
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #50 - Twine
Fab N Funky #85 - It's Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday #46 - Straight Edges
Cupcake Craft #154 - Sew Mad
AI Factory - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel RCC15 - Get Edgy (I sewed every edge, the bunny's not too edgy)
Fabulous Friday - Animals
CRAFT #115 - Gifts

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  Now go get your blue crayons or whatever you like to use and make something "Blue, Blue, Blue" for Pile It On.  We can't wait to see what you create.


  1. A++ This card is dynamite!! Excellent eye for detail, yet again and always a pleasure to admire your talent.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for the "straight edges" challenge.
    Lisa :)

  2. OMG... A plaid bunny... I love him, he is PERFECT chris!!!!

    -- dalis

  3. Thanks for playing our Twine Challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

  4. Great card :) Thanks for joining us at cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

  5. Another great card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  6. Great card!!! So true some days!! Thanks for sharing your card wiht us at Frosted Designs this week!

  7. Beautiful card, Chris! I love your image and the paper piecing is fab! Great layout too! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  8. goodness- what a cutie! love that bunny paper pieced in plaid! how cool that you've got some holiday cards ready to go!

  9. Wow this is such a Wonderful creation, the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our challenge

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

    I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

    Good Luck with the challenge

    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  10. WOW adorable creation! Love the layout and everything! thanks for playing along at top tip tuesday with our straight edge challenge! Good Luck and hope to see you again next week! x

  11. what a cute card! great ideas with paper percing!
    thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday

  12. Lovely creation!

    Thank you for joining TTT this week.:)


  13. Thanks for joining our "Christmas is Coming" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  14. What a lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week, hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Sharon x

  15. What a wonderful card, your gift charm is so cute. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

  16. I love all of the christmas cards I am seeing. It is a great idea and I think I should start thinking about it myself. Your creation is very inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  17. Cute card! I love all of the layers. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Frosted Designs :)

  18. Super cute!! Thanks for playing along at The Ribbon Carousel!!

  19. So cute! I love the blue paper and the sentiment is great!


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