Two NEW Christmas Challenges!

Hi Bloggies!

I found a new Christmas Card Challenges blog … and I thought this Christmas card that I made recently at a friendship stamping day would fit the challenge perfectly! 3 of ‘something’? Not 3 trees (obviously) 😉 … but 3 rhinestone jewels …

I was really tickled with this creation … it is quite pretty isn’t it? Leonie & Jenny also made this card with different colours that were just gorgeous! I did have a photo somewhere … but I can’t seem to find it. I hope Jenny won’t mind me borrowing one from her blog! Leonie’s is the Wisteria Wonder card … and Jenny’s is the Pool Party. Don’t forget you can click on any of the pics in my posts to view better detail.

The trees are stamped with Versamark & embossed with white embossing. The ink was sponged on … graduating the different tones of green from light to dark.

I am itching to stamp … and have several cards I NEED to make! I did manage to do a Father’s Day card for my F-I-L … and an 18th for my nephew. I will share those as soon as I find time to edit the photos and do a card recipe! 😀

I would also like to submit this for the Jingle Bells “Bingo” Challenge. BINGO – means I need to pick 3 elements in a row – either horizontal, vertical or diagonal. I have chosen the bottom line … “Heat Embossing/Tree/Ribbon”!

I do need to get going on my Christmas cards more seriously … because … with the wedding on the 8th Dec … I do need to be organised ahead of time! So I imagine I will be checking these two challenge blogs regularly for ideas! Back to my bookwork … I have taken far too long to get into it today!!! C U Soon!

PS: I can’t remember where I got the idea for this card? It may have been online … or may have come from my own tired little brain? If I have CASED your work here … please let me know because I am always very diligent to acknowledge any original inspiration! 😉 

ADDED: Thanks, Fi 🙂 … here is the link …  RENEE VAN STRALEN – Stamping for Sanity  Thanks for the inspiration Renee! ( I guess this card shouldn’t be counted for either challenge … seeing it isn’t my own design! … Sorry!)

I have also updated the card recipe … which was incomplete! Thanks Trisha … for the heads up! 😀

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22 Comments

  1. Lynda says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhh the ribbon whisperer and embossing queen returns with avengance!!! I remember seeing these on Jenny’s blog. I vaguely recall making comment abt you and greens!! Love the softness of this card and brilliant that you can enter it into a couple of challenges.
    Hope all is well in ur world. ooxx

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  2. Liam says:

    This is a gorgeous card for the challenge. Liam

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  3. Fiona Harrison says:

    Hi Andrea,
    Funny that we both posted ’emboss resist’ today. Your card is just gorgeous, the trees show up beautifully against the green spongin. A really pretty card. It’s a shame that uni starts back this week, my fun time blog-hopping, commenting, and blogging may start to decline 😦 but I’ll try x

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  4. Fiona Harrison says:

    Ooh, I like the other colours too. Would make a nice gift set…

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  5. Fiona Harrison says:

    Me again, Jenny had the link on her blog: http://reneevs.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/colour-q-challenge-113.html

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    1. Andrea says:

      thanks hunny! xxx

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  6. Trisha says:

    Love this beautiful card! I’m having trouble with the recipe card, is there a second card following the first, looks as if the directions continue on?

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    1. Andrea says:

      Ooops! Sorry Trisha! Thanks for letting me know! The bottom line had dropped off the recipe! I love that my bloggies are interested enough to give me the heads up! I have uploaded a new recipe! Hugs xxx

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      1. Trisha says:

        Thanks a bunch for the update, great indicator of a wonderful site, a fast response, you’re the best!

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        1. Andrea says:

          Thanks for the smile I am now wearing!!! You are so kind! Hugs xx

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  7. Carol S says:

    I love the soft colours on this lovely card. Great job.

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  8. Brigitte says:

    WOW, your card is so elegant!!!! I love the embossing and the gems! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

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  9. Hey Andrea, Nice cards! I don’t mind you pinching my photo 🙂

    Hope all is well in your world this week. Missed you Sunday.

    See you next week perhaps.

    Love Jenny xxoo

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    1. Andrea says:

      Father’s Day was tricky on Sunday … Stace & Jono didn’t get here from Sydney until 4.30 … and Gav’s mum & dad here for tea! That’s the great thing about going in the morning … if something comes up later … then you have the flexibility to not go! Missed you too! Was hoping I could ‘BUY’ a new catty from you? Do you have any spares??? Hugs xxx

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  10. smilynstef says:

    Appreciating, recreating and crediting original inspiration is always okay … love the different colors you used … such an elegant holiday design … so glad you joined our BINGO fun at Jingle Belles.

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  11. lauren says:

    what an amazingly lovely holiday card, i love that you and your friends made them in different colorways… and each is totally different, but equally ♥BEAUTIFUL♥! thanks for playing bingo with us this week at JINGLE BELLES!

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  12. Monika/buzsy says:

    So pretty and elegant Andrea. The embossed trees look fabulous with the soft sponging… also love the ribbon treatment.

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  13. lauren says:

    hi again! just saw your comment at JINGLE BELLES and wanted to say no worries, we are all for CASE-ing; we even had a prompt last year in which everyone HAD TO do that! we’re just about having ♥FUN♥ making holiday cards all year, rather than letting the project turn into a big rushed lump of stress on december 1st! (which is what i personally did EVERY YEAR until 2011, lol!)

    we do hope you will be back to share more of your lovely work… however it is inspired… we think MORE is ALWAYS merrier! ♥

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    1. Andrea says:

      How kind, Lauren! Thanks so much for the encouragement! Hugs xxx

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  14. Mary says:

    Lovely, serene looking Christmas card. I love the layout, but the choice of colors is what blows me away. Pretty, pretty cards.

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  15. Melissa says:

    Such a pretty and soft card especially in those colours, the ribbon is such a nice touch too, considering all thats on your plate at the moment, the fact that you are getting cards up on a blog is truly amazing!!!! take care of you xx

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    1. Andrea says:

      Thanks Melissa for your encouragement & concern! I am doing fine! Now that the wedding stationery is done … I can relax a little! (Still needs all the printing done … but the creating is finished!) Hugs xx

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