What Did I Create This Week?
What is it that makes the Christmas holidays so magical for you?
Are you dreaming of a White Christmas or thinking of going Home For The Holidays? Are you excited that Santa Claus Is Coming To Town and planning to Rock Around The Christmas Tree?
Perhaps you’re planning for a Silent Night as you remember the miracle that happened on The First Noel.
No matter what your plans, we wish you all of the Holiday Magic that your heart can hold!
Today’s card is full of surprises. First, the base papers come from Close To My Heart’s Perfect Day Kit, which isn’t a Christmas kit at all – I believe it was originally a Spring release – but these particular papers in the set had a wintery feel to me. If you’d like a peek at a few of the other papers in this set, check out my Perfect Day Greeting Card.
Next, this card is filled with flash, sparkle, shine and texture! There’s lots of layers with minimum bulk. The felt is warm and comforting and soft to the touch – and yet, the embossed metal adds a bit of movement and excitement too!
This card was fun to design yet easy to assemble. I wonder whose face it will bring a smile too…
Now it’s your turn to share. What have you created this week? Please share your latest creations at one of our weekly linky parties!
- Inspire Me Monday
- Friendship Friday
Need some ideas to jump-start your creativity? Check out the Creative Art Challenges at the end of this post!
What Are The Crafty Cats Up To This Week?
Do You See What I See?
That’s the question Magellan poses to you as he begins to discover the magic of Christmas at this week’s Wordless Wednesday Party. Be sure to stop by for the full photographic scoop – and feel free to share your favorite photos as well!
Creative Art Challenges
Are you ready to jump-start your creativity? Here’s this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges to inspire you (organized alphabetically by THEME)!
- A Crafty Mess #2 – Anything Goes/Traditional Christmas Colors
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge 206 – Bright Colors
- Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 290 – Forest, White, Ruby
- Use Your Stuff Challenge 165 – Red And Green
What types of design elements and embellishments will you incorporate? These challenges help you determine which items to use on your project!
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper December Challenge
- Melonheadz Friends – Lots Of Embellishments Challenge
- The Pink Elephant Challenge 279 – Inspiration Challenge (Tree/Colors)
These challenges encourage you to incorporate different techniques into your project!
- Sentimental Sundays #236 – Embossing – Wet Or Dry (Metallic)
- Shopping Our Stash – Favorite Technique (Distressing)
Theme & Sentiment Challenges
These challenges help you decide the theme of your card.
- A Gem Of A Challenge 134 – Anything Christmas
- A Girl Who Crafts – Christmas Challenge
- Brown Sugar Challenge 123 – Winter Challenge
- Come And Get It Challenges – Merry Christmas
- CRAFT Challenge 288 – Christmas
- Craft Hoarders Challenge 21 – Celebrate The Season
- Craftin Desert Divas Christmas Linky Party
- Crafting By Designs – Anything Goes / All Things Christmas
- Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge 205 – Winter
- Crafty Boots Challenges – Christmas
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge December Extra – Anything Goes Christmas
- Crafty Sentiments Designs – Christmas Challenge
- Cuttin and Stampin Bi-Weekly Challenge 3 – Christmas
- Fussy And Fancy Challenge 128 – Happy Holidays
- Get Creative Challenge #3 – Christmas
- Holly Jolly Christmas – Anything Goes Christmas Challenge
- Jingle Belles Rock Christmas Card Party
- Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges 130 – Winter Or Christmas Theme
- My Creative Moments Monday Morning Challenge 1 – Anything Christmas Or Winter
- My Perfect Life Festive 48 – Any Christmas Card Goes
- Ooh La La Creations 170 – Christmas
- Perfectly Rustics Design Challenge 37 – Sentiment (Not Birthday)
- Pile It On Christmas #49 – Anything Goes Christmas / Holidays
- The Crazy Challenge 186 – Christmas
- Scrapbook Blessings Club – Anything Goes Happy Holidays Party
- Simon Says Christmas / Holidays Challenge
- That Craft Place – Christmas
- Tuesday Throwdown 224 – Family Christmas
- V’s Sweet Ideas 29 – Holiday Theme
- We Do Doobadoo Challenge – Get Festive
Be Creative – Anything Goes Challenges
- 7 Kids Challenge Blog #114 – Anything Goes
- A Creative Romance #12 – Anything Goes – Final Challenge
- A Gem Of A Challenge 134 – Anything Goes
- Artistic Inspirations Challenges #121 – Anything Goes or Snow
- Catered Crop – Say Yes Recipe Swap (Final Party)
- Crafts Galore Encore Challenges – Anything Goes
- Creative Moments 57 – Anything Goes / Optional Twist Winter
- Decorate To Celebrate #90 – Anything Goes
- D.L. Art December Challenge – Anything Goes
- Imagination Crafts – December Challenge
- Mema’s Crafts December Challenge – Anything Goes
- Not Just Cards Challenges #8 – Anything Goes
- Party Time Tuesdays 193 – Anything Goes Challenge
- Scrap Creations – Anything Goes
- Scribble & Scrap Challenge 33 – Anything Goes
- Sister Act Card Challenge #86 – Anything Goes
- The Corrosive Challenge Blog 214 – Anything Goes Challenge
- The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge 24 – Anything Goes
- The Sisters Of Craft – December Anything Goes
- Through The Craftroom Door Dec 9–15 – Anything Goes
- Whoopsi Daisy – Anything Goes Challenge
- Word Art Wednesday 162 – Anything Goes
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