It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our final challenge for 2022 and it's a color challenge. It's also the perfect opportunity for me to spread a little Christmas cheer. I have a little goodie bag of crafting goodies available as blog candy. I received the stencil, tag die and stamp that I used on today's cards from The Greetery along with my last order and there was a spare one. I will be adding the spare one to the blog candy goodie bag along with some other crafting goodies.
What do you have to do for the blog candy? Just answer this question either in comments on this post - or via email. I will leave the blog candy question open until Christmas and then choose a winner from the answers submitted. That's it.
What's the question: What's your favorite Christmas memory or tradition from childhood? That's it. Really simple and I can't wait to read your responses!
Here's a sneak peek of my card for today:
So, here's our challenge for this week.
For the card I began with inking up the Pine and Berry background stamp. I then used the stencil and some red Lunar Paste to create the ribbon. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and used the little tag die to create the sentiment. I die-cut and inked up the Botanicut Pine leaves and then heat embossed the die-cut Ruscus leaves. I clustered the leaves together and put them under the tag and added an old gold enamel dot.
Here's my full card:
I love this stencil - it's perfect for any occasion - birthdays, Christmas, etc. And, don't forget, you could own this stencil, too. All you have to do to be in the running to receive it is answer the question above :-)
As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:
It's sad to say that this is the final challenge with our wonderful 2022 Guest Designers. Cindy, Jennie and Christy it has been a pleasure having you on our team this year. Thank you for being such great GDs!
On a personal note:
I promise to share a couple more photos of our little touches of decorations. Firstly, we put a couple of pots up over summer with trees and plants in them and then added a couple off lit trees and pot fillers for winter. The lights come on at and they add a soft glow to the deck. It helps that we had some great snow this week!
As we are on the top floor our decks aren't covered and it's a pretty windy spot. So we are limited on what we can put out there. But it sure does look pretty with all that snow!
On the inside, we don't have a lot of wall space so we added this wall art for winter and I just love it. It fits perfectly with the photo above :-)
One more. The ikea bookshelves that we put up has these little cubbies that I have used to create little vignettes. Here's the first one:
Isn't that pretty? I love those snowflakes - well, actually I am a little obsessed with them! The risers are also snowflakes. I used them as candle holders and thought the distressed look of them went well with the birch candles :-). Looking at them makes me smile!
Well, I have just three days left at work and will then be off for the rest of the year! I cannot wait to have some time just to sit back and relax. This has been quite the year and some downtime is just what the doctor ordered! I'll be back later in the week with some cards and some more photos! In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Cardstock: Recollections Vanilla
- Stencil: The Greetery
- Stamp and tag: The Greetery
- Die-cuts: Botanicuts Pine and Botanicuts Ruscus