Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Several challenges this week with a Christmas theme, I think everyone is trying to get a jump on getting their Christmas cards. Probably not a bad idea. I'm always at the last minute getting them done, mostly because I can't make up my feeble mind on the design I want to do. [heavy sigh]

This card is all SU! materials except for gold thread holding the earth 'ornament'. I used crystal lacquer on the earth. Now I probably shouldn't be sharing this with you - but - the lacquer made a perfect dome on the little earth, until...I touch it with my thumb! You see, I really thought it was dry. So I turned it over and 'smoothed' it on my craft mat. Ahhh, it looks OK, but probably wouldn't work well in snail mail!

I am entering this in some Christmas challenges and some, well, not so Christmas challenges!

365 Cards, Day 142 -Imagine this Earth, I took this pretty literal!
Creative Belli Challenge - Christmas in July, My old and forgotten embellishment is
the crystal lacquer, I had to take the top off to get it to work!
CES Challenge - Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - the sketch I used and I turned it on it's side
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas in July and/or distressed/vintage
Craft Your Passion - "Text It"
Crazy Challenge - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in July
Kaboodle Doodles - embossing
Saturday Challenge - holiday fun, Christmas in July
Simply Create - Christmas time
Stamp Something - Christmas in July
Friday Mashup - I chose the color challenge portion, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette (the rhinestone), Early Espresso (the earth), Old Olive, and Whisper White

HO, HO, HO! Merry Christmas!


Kasey said...

Hi Sam, while you may not take your stamping are seriously one talented stamper! Love your take on our challenge this week at the Friday Mashup. Thanks for joining us. Good Luck.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Kim Mc said...

Oh how I love when we get mid-week creations from you! And this one is just FABulous!!!!! Live the elegant feel and even with the layers it feels CAS. Great use of the Rockabilly DSP!!!! That embossing is wonderful and even though you smashed the earth, it still looks awesome!!! Thanks for playing in the 365 Cards challenge!! hope to see something else from you soon!

Aloha, KL

Trish said...


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous! Love the colours & the LO is fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & CES this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Olga said...

beautiful card!!!!! Good luck with your challenges!

Linda said...

Beautiful card and the embossing is just perfect. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week love Linda

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sally

What a stunning card love the traditional xmas colours and the embossing! Oh and the world charm is brill too!

Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Karen said...

Oh I love this card. Thank you for playing along with the friday mashup

Sue said...

Hi ya
a gorgeous card, very classy looking, lovely design, thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Lionelsa said...

Adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

MacKenzie said...

I absolutely LOVE how you used my sketch! Your card is just beautiful. I'm so glad that you joined us this week at Christmas Stampin All Year Long :-)

darling Ho said...

Wow! Pretty card.:) Love the design.
Thanks for sharing it this time.
~darling Ho~SC-DT,CCH-DT

Robin Parker said...

Wow, love the different punches you used in your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

laney said...

absolutely beautiful!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time hope to see you next time too!!

Holly said...

This is absolutely gorgeous... I love how you used the sketch with the colors.. Great Christmas card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Friday Mashup!

Miss Sue said...

Fabulous card. So festive. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles.

Jenn said...

Great Card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion!1


Kim P said...

Wow! This card is lovely! Fantastic accent with the little globe ornament...even if it got smooshed! It looks wonderful! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!!

Marjo said...

Awesome Christmas card, thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create.

xoxo Marjo

Kerry Steger said...

This card is so stunning and such a fabulous yse of the sketch. Thanks for playing along with CSAYL this week!!

Donna said...

Stunning design and fabulously festive...thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge at CES this week :) Donna x

Milliesmarvels said...

This is fab! I love the mix of papers you havu used. Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card love the colours and design thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x

Debbie Dolphin said...

gorgeous xx
Thankyou so much for joining in with our Challenge at Deep Ocean. Hope to see you again xxx
Debbie xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so pretty! I really like the way you have all different borders on your layers and the mix of colors in your DP. Love that embossed snowflake too! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.