Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Blue Christmas - OCC Winter Challenge

From The Funkie Junkie
We're getting down to the wire on Christmas now. This will likely be the last Christmas card that I will make for this year. Have I sent any? No! Have I bought any Christmas gifts? No! Fortunately, I don't have many to buy for and I plan to do a quick blitz at the mall tomorrow. I will be giving cookies or Fair Trade gift baskets of coffee, chocolate and other fairly traded goodies to co-workers so I have those covered. And I am giving several of my cards with the insides nicely finished off and beautifully presented in gift boxes to several of my family and friends who will appreciate them.



This week at Our Creative Corner, our hostess Jenny Gropp has challenged us to create a card with a snowflake or winter scene. This is the card I came up with for the design team. I struggled for quite awhile with it. I tried to start it out as a tag, but after moving things around for way too long, I decided there was too much here for a tag and it grew up to be a 5.5x5.5" card. This wonderful image is from Heidi at Shabby chic papirskatter (be sure to check out her blog for fabulous free vintage images!) and printed out on my printer. The blues matched up perfectly with SU's Bordering Blue. The base is Creamy Caramel with a layer of white sponged with Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink. All the dry embossing is with Cuttlebug embossing folders and the snowflake and letters are Cuttlebug dies.

The Merry Christmas tag is a digital brush by by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals. It's adhered with a little Crystal Effects to a Tim Holtz Fragment. I adhered three tiny silver half pearls to the top and bottom to make it a little more festive.

I know its a busy time of the year for everyone, but I hope you will take time to stop by Our Creative Corner and see what the rest of the team has been up to. I'm sure you have a snowflake/winter card you have made this week that you can enter into the challenge. We'd love to have you play along with us this week.

Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas!

18 comments:

scrapperjulia said...

This is so beautiful! I love the vintage image and the snowflakes!

Lori said...

Linda - you've done it again - breathtaking card. I just love your ideas! The vintage image and beautiful tag are wonderful, and what you did with them is even better - so many gorgeous details!

Abby said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The colors and the layout are perfection! One of my favorites Linda:)

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Abby:)

Mrs B said...

Linda, just beautiful! I just love your cards! The blue is perfect for this card!!!
CindyB

Melissa said...

Gorgeous!

I love the embossing! This texture is awesome! The colors are just perfection!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Hi Linda, Denise just told me how pretty this card of yours is. :) What a sweet image and I love all of the embossed texture too. Merry Christmas. :)

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

WOW Linda!

This card is JUST beautiful! Your "style" has evolved elegantly!

Michelle and I went to our local rubber stamp show and "found" the Nestabilities "letter" dies! I think you used them to make the "JOY" on this wonderful card. Haven't had a chance to use them YET, but your card has inspired me...maybe VALENTINE's Day.

Sue C said...

This is really beautiful Linda. The colours and the imaage are gorgeous. Hope you get everything done with time to put your feet up too ! Sue C x

Edith said...

Linda, what a beautiful and elegant card! I love the colors and every detail you put on it! The image is so cute. Really beautiful Christmas card!
:)

Loretta said...

Linda, I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one who makes Christmas cards and then runs out of time to actually give them to anyone!!!

Another stunning creation.

Silke Ledlow said...

Amazing looking card - Linda!!!

I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one behind on sending out cards - LOL!!! Tis the season...LOL!!!

Happy Holidays!!! Hugs ~S~

Joycelyn Turner said...

This took my breath away, Linda...what an absolutely stunning creation...so, so beautiful!!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Linda - this is just gorgeous - I LOVE everythng about it - I love it too that I have those folders and would never have thought to use them like that - thanks for the inspiration!! Love the vintage image too - another masterpiece Linda - you are so detailed and a woman after my heart! Have a blessed CHRISTMAS with your family and friends! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Linda, I just LOVE your card! Your layers are so pretty and what a gorgeous tag and sentiment!

A VERY Merry Christmas to you and your family! LOTS of hugs, Jennifer :)

Wendy J. said...

WOW, Linda! Totally gorgeous! I love it! Your cards always look like they took you days to make!

Hanne said...

Beautiful card! Fantastic embossing!

Beautiful Greetings said...

This is so beautiful Linda! I love your style and this card is a jaw dropper!

Mimiko said...

This is just fabulous, so gorgeous!

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