15 April 2014

Reason for the Season

Cindy is hosting this week’s challenge at Holly Jolly.



Our Theme is: Reason for the Season



To me Christmas is a time to celebrate and get in touch with family and friends.  So one way we all get in touch with family and friends is to create our Christmas cards and send a Christmas Wish.


Our challenge is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique and I have used an image called Mail Girl.


She is sending all those Christmas cards for us all to celebrate the season.


I have coloured the image in using my Copic Markers and I have used a number of dies including SU Ovals Framelits, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Venetian Motifs, Spellbinders Nestabilities Beaded Ovals and Memory Box Peaceful Snowflake Frame Dies.


The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Teen Tiny Sentiments stamp set and I have punched it out using the Modern Label Punch. 


The papers are from a collection pack by Sullivans and the ribbon is retired Old Olive Satin Ribbon.  From my stash I have used a SU Frosted Finishes embellishment and some lace.


I wanted a sort of vintage look and the papers had a sort of distressed look to them plus I have also added extra ink on the beaded oval shape and the snowflake label using a sponge and Baked Brown Sugar ink and the Baked Brown Sugar cardstock.


The ink and red cardstock is retired Riding Hood Red.  The sparkle in the snow is created using some Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  There is also some bling on the snowflakes around the image.



Here is my card:






The Copic markers:


Coat/Hat/Stockings: YG91, 93, 95, 97

Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 21

Shoes/Mailbox: W00, 1, 3, 5

Snow: C1

Post: E40, 42, 43, 55




Lots of elements but I love the end result.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


The Stamping Boutique Challenge - #12 Distress It

Ditzie Digi Design Challenge – Anything Goes

Lacy Sunshine Challenge - #31 Feminine

My Besties Norge Challenge - #16 Ribbon and/or Lace

My Perfect Life Challenge – Christmas cards

One Stitch at a Time Challenge - #208 Use a Digi

Through the Purple Haze Challenge - #37 Anything Goes

Hobby Cutz Challenge - #43 Bingo (Lace, Punch, Die Cut)

Completely Christmas Challenge - #7 Anything Goes


Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting.




butterfly dream cards said...

What a wonderful wintry card....love it.

fiona DT

Unknown said...

So pretty! Love that patterned paper! Thank you for joining in with us at Hobby Cutz and good luck.
Marylee Dt x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love the gem in the corner. Colouring is lovely
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs Katie x

mixamatoasties said...

Pretty card.

Thanks for sharing at Hobbycutz this week.


Lisa :) said...

This is so pretty and classic, I love it. The snowflake die cut with the greeting really pops. Thank you so much for playing with us at Hobbycutz! Remember that you can enter each challenge up to three times, hope to see you again!

Lisa - Hobbycutz DT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful coloring on the image, I have the image & like how you have used it. Like the lace & other embellishments. Thank you for entering OSAAT CH208 Use A Digi.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anne said...

Just gorgeous Meighan. Hugs x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 7 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too. x

Marina said...

I Ilike your interpretation of the theme, 'reason for the season', which is one I would share. This is a lovely card- love the soft greens, the mix of papers and the ornate embellishments. I think this must be one of my favourite cards you have made. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48.

Mimi said...

Absolutely beautiful Meighan, beautifully constructed and loving all the texture :) :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT Use A Digi challenge. Hugs Jane OAAAT DT xxxxx

Unknown said...

What a refreshing change of pace. Everyone is doing Easter and spring cards, and he comes an elegant Christmas card. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining TTPH this week.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining in our challenge @ Lacy Sunshine, Hugs Kerry DT

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is lovely, Great colours x
Thank you for joining our challenge TTPH.Good luck x

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