Saturday, December 5, 2009

Chirstmas Challenges - Red & Green

Hi all, this could be my final challenge for this year, though Allsorts new challenge is Purple, so do need to create an anniversary card for hubby so will try to squeeze that one in before our visitors arrive. Then we will be off camping down the Great Ocean Road. Anyway enough waffle, so had this idea in my head for Inky Impressions Challenge to use an ornament in your creation. I found this wonderful idea in my Magnolia Ink 1 magazine, many years ago they used icing sugar, egg white and a few drops of lemon to make their ornaments for the tree. A little solid for a snowflake but didn't think it would hold together with spaces and not too sure my piping skills are upto it lol!We (Rosanna (my not so little helper, same height as me and only 12 and I) decided to add some dazzling diamonds to add a little sparkle, struggled with this card trying to keep to Red and Green, but did just manage to sneek a little purple in there lol. The ribbon says Merry Christmas and the ornament can be removed from the card to hang on the tree.
The metallic cardstock is from my stash (from many years ago), have used 'So Jolly' Magnolia for the background available from Kellie's Magnolia Store.
These are the challenges I have entered:

Magnolia Down Under Challenges #27 - Christmas Decoration/Card

Stampin Sisters in Christ #15 - to have a gift on your card/creation

Midnight Madness Sketch #30

Cupcake Craft Challenges #68 - Red & Green

Lots to Do #49 - Snow

Corrosive Challenges #40 - Green & Red

Creative Card Crew Challenge #39 - Christmas

Stamp with Fun #35 - Christmas

Incy Wincy Designs #30 - Red & Green

Rosie D's Challenges #59 - Red & Green with a little bling

Alota Challenge #24 - Decorate for Christmas

Thanks for looking, happy crafting, have a great weekend, take careX:)


  1. WOW What a lot of challenge there.

    Many thanks for playing along with Lotstodo this week - Sam xxx

  2. This is gorgeous Annette!! I love your metallic paper. It adds so much sparkle and makes it so festive. Your image is too cute!! Speaking of challenges....Wow! You sure found them and did an awesome job with them!
    have a great weekend!

  3. Really wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs Mona

  4. Awww isn't this the cutest. I love how you turned the cloud into a snowball, very clever. The shiny dp is awesome too! Great job on the challenge. Thanks for playing with us at Midnight Madness.


  5. I was wondering where you were this challenge, keeping us in suspense, are ya!?? This is a brilliant idea, from the ornament to the card that can easily release the ornament, love that shimmer on the sugar and your pretty little Tilda!! Thanks for sharing with us at MDUC!! Enjoy your camping trip!!

  6. Lots of bright sparkle on this card. Great for the holidays. I saw that in the mag too and was curious. Cute ornament, kids would love to do that. Thanks for sharing you project with us at MDUC this week.

  7. Yay - you got it made!!!! Fabulous job Annette - And I agree - adding the dazzling diamonds was a perfect touch - I bet this sparkles like crazy IRL!

  8. Hi Annette - now this is some awesome Christmas card - love the DP you have used - it really stands out so much!! Your image is beautifully coloured and love the cloud!! Well done! I hope you enjoy your holiday Annette - what fun!! Thank you for playing along at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, if you get a moment pop back and have a look at the HUGE Giveaway that is offering NOW. We would love to see you next week at our Blog Hop - there is so much fun to be had and we would love you to be part of it!
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  9. gojus card love the sparkle in the card too thanks for joining us at incy designs this week love cheryl xxx

  10. What amazingly shiny paper! Great job combining challenges, this is so cute. Thanks for participating in the SSCC this week!

  11. Awh she is so cute!! Thanks for sharing with us at SSCC.

  12. So lovely and so many challenges! Wowee!

  13. Your choice dp just makes this lovely card so sparkly! Love your image and all of your finishing touches. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC!

  14. Gorgeous card Annette, love the bling!

    :) Marcia

  15. A gorgeous card, I love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  16. Lovely to see your card at Rosie-D's Challenge! So beautiful and elegant!! Good luck!

    Saskia :)

  17. This is lovely Annette and to serve a dual purpose too - clever you!

    Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's this week.

    See you soon!


  18. beautiful card Annette

    Thank you so much for joining in the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

  19. Have fun on your trip..It sounds like fun...If we do not hear from you for awhile..Have a very Happy Holiday ok? We will miss seeing your creations each week. This week, your card is very cool, plus I love the ornament idea..very clever :) Oh, If you have not done so already, be sure to get in on our HUGE giveaway we are giving right now for the 12 Blogs of Christmas. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this with us this week.


    LIZ X

  21. WOW, how cool is that!!!! LOVE that fluffy snowball behind Tilda!!!! Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs AND Corrosive Challenges!!!!

  22. what a super card Annette! if I made one like that before it got in an envelope my two greedy Cavalier KC dogs would eat it!! but wow, what a technique to try. Have a great vacation, hugs x nice to have a helper, whatever size!

  23. Adorable card, Annette! I'm impressed with all the challenges you met! Happy Holidays!

  24. Hi Annette,
    Thanks for your lovely comment. Love this card. I can't beleive how many challenges you did with one card. I hope you and the family have a great chrissy. Take care.
    Philippa xxoo

  25. I love that Magnolia stamp! Great Tilda card!!!

  26. Annette, Your card is beautiful, Tilda is so adoarable and I love all the mettallic papers and your ornament is dazzling. Wow, so many challenges, good for you. Also I wanted to thank you so much for the times you stop by my blog and leave the nicest sweetest comments, thank you thank thank you, you always bring a smile to my face. I hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your trip away, it sounds wonderful, & a trip I hope to do soon. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  27. I hope you have a lovely time camping. Sounds like lots of fun! Merry Christmas...will write again when you return.
    Alicia xx


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