Saturday, September 19, 2009

Have a HOLLY, JOLLY day!

I love that in "blogland" it can be Christmas EVERY DAY! Or Halloween, Valentines Day or even Arbor day, just because we're "in the mood!" It's one heck of a perk! Speaking of perks! Who knew that making cards for challenges, COMBINING challenges and creating friendships across the internet/WORLD, could be so... intoxicating!?! I've been making cards and crafting - for a while, but playing with you all, here in blogland is simply one of the happiest additions to my life in a long time! So, for today: it's Christmas/Winter/sketch & color challenge day! In fact, it's a HOLLY, JOLLY day!


I am full of gratitude and excitement as I share this card with you. I was shocked and amazed to receive this fun and fabulous honor from Card Patterns for sketch #31, when they included me in the top six selection of talented card makers and then invited lil' old {and I do mean that} ME to be a guest designer for this, sketch #33! TA DA!

Here's the GREAT and fun sketch from Card Patterns! When I first saw it,
I scratched my head for a minute or two.. but then got an idea. A colorful, wonderful, crafty idea! What if I combined this sketch... with these colors?

Yes, friends, sprinkle some Card Patterns and Color Throwdown and WHAT DO YOU GET!?!?

CHRISTMAS DAY!
{Or at least that's how happy this project makes me feel: Christmas DAY kind of happy!}


I trotted out ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that inspired me for this card! I "threw down some serious tackle!" A little glitter, a trusty embossing plate! Some water color work, direct to paper with the craft ink and even a skating pond made of Crystal Effects! Good, clean, card makin' fun! And I couldn't have done it without the inspiration of the talented design team from Card Patterns and these delicious colors from Color Throwdown! Go CHECK THEIR SCRUMPTIOUS SAMPLES OUT! Making stuff is FUN! Making cards with these fabulous challenges is FUN -NER! {I know, MOM! and teachers across the blog... But "funner" just sometimes sounds like MORE fun without the "more!" } Anywhoo, friends. I'll quit the rambling, so you can giddy up with some card crafting of your own! I can't wait to hear from you and see what YOU do! Go on: make somethin'! Git yer CRAFT - ON! Yeeeee Haw!

Oh, and one more little thing.... THANK YOU! Once again, thanks to the lovely and talented D/T from Card Patterns for bestowing this fabulous opportunity upon me: I am so appreciative of your kindness! This was such fun! Yipeee! Thanks, again!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Stampin' Up! (Sentiment & Snowflakes); Hero Arts (Grid + Flourish Background Stamp)

Ink - Stampin' Up!
Scallop Square Die - Sizzix/Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Making Memories
Snowman Embossing Plate - American Traditionals
Glitter - Stampin' Up!

19 comments:

DottyJo said...

Woooohoooo! Love your card, so pretty and feminine! As always I love the little scene that you have created. Those colours are beautiful and I love how you have used the sketch. That snowman is so cute, love your colouring - really delicate and pretty. Great job Elise.... I'll tell Custard, he will be soooo pleased! Jo x

Lisa said...

Congrats Elise on the guest dt spot!! Your card is fabulous ( as usual)!! Love your blog and you always make me smile!!!

Rosemary said...

Double wooohooo from me!! Love your card and how you took non-winter/holiday/christmas colors and turned them into something so totally wonderfully winter/holiday/Christmasy!!! Everything about this card is perfect!!! Enjoy your guest designer day! You deserve it!

Ann said...

Love, love, love this card! Snowmen are my FAVE! This card is cute in every way! Congrats on the GD spot--SO fun to see your smiling face on the Card Patterns blog this morning! :D

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is great Elise!! I love it! I must have been on glue yesterday... (lack of sleep) for some reason I thought your Halloween card was your CP guest designer card.. sooooorrrry! :) This is such a fun and cute card.. lovin it!!

Deanne K said...

Congrats!! You did a FAB job on this card - I love snowmen!!

LeAnne said...

Congratulations, how cool is this! Love this sketch and love that you used my colors to make this sweet little snowman!! I love his chilly sparkly look! And the sentiment---CUTE!!! I am too lazy to ink it up that way, but I guess I should try, it's so adorable!

Renée said...

Congrats on joining us as guest DT this week!! Your card totally ROCKS!

Alicia said...

I love your card. Congratulations on being the Guest DT. You totally deserve it and thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog.
Alicia xx

Miranda said...

I love your card, lovely colors as well. thx for the inspiration.

Laurel said...

You did a fabulous job with both challenges!

whoistracy said...

So happy to have you as our guest this week Elise! I think this card is just adorable. I'm a snowman addict so this is right up my alley. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Karen said...

Congrats, my friend, you and your talent are putting a wonderful snowy spin on this great sketch! Love..........hmmmm......well.....all of it! :> Love your delightful snowman, the flourish atop the grid, and your perfect ice for him to glide on by and spread a little Holly Jolly cheer! Congrats again, Elise!!!

dstandard said...

Thanks for your sweet words on my blog - LOVE your card - what an adorable stamp!

yyam said...

Congrats on being GDT on Card Patterns!

I love your card! Lovely colors! :)

Dana Gustafson said...

GO girl! You get in and ROLL AROUND in your guest dt position! Love it and you and so well deserved!

What a fab snowman card. I think, despite the recent heat wave I DO feel a chill in the air. The icy pond he's skating on is fab!

Sue Lelli said...

Cute! I especially love how you tied the bow in the corner!

Eveline said...

What a great card. I like the colors you used.
Eveline.

Milnie said...

Thanks a lot! I really admire your work as well and especially the colours. I'm still a novice at making cards and I haven't had much feedback yet so it's encouraging to read yours!