Merry Mittens

Sometimes I make a card, and then try to find challenges that it fits, and other times I find the challenges, and make the card to fit.  Sometimes it takes multiple challenges for a card to click in my head.  I started out with the idea to make a Christmas card, then found a card recipe at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown it get the basic elements, a sketch at Sketch Saturday to get the basic shape straight in my head, and for a little extra pow, I picked up the stitching challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge.  When you have that much inspiration at work, putting the card together is easy.
In addition to using an a•muse studio stamp set, I wanted to try out a new Tim Holtz alpha die - Alphabetical. (which makes it eligible for the Cut It Up challenge!) I think it might edge out Wingo Zingo as my favorite alpha die. The letters are so fun!
Juliet Arrighi


12 comments:

craftybren said...

Real Christmas colours coming out there

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Lots of inspiration there! Love the little mittens!
Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenge for our Christmas in July challenge!
Evelyn

http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Mynnette said...

This is so fun! LOVE the mittens and how you've coordinated the colors with your backing paper! Fabulous design! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Deborah Frings said...

A fun card - love the mittens. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Danielle Vincent said...

The letters are so much fun! The whole card is fun and festive. Terrific job of combining the challenges. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Patricia H. said...

I like the faux stitching you added to the focal panel. Thanks for sharing your festive card with us at 52{C}CT.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun is this- love the look of the stitching- and love your great combo of DP and the layout too.

Hazel said...

Lovely card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 134 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

What a great theme for a card! Love the Merry Mittens and fun festive colors of your card. Thanks for joining us at CIU Challenges. ~Tami

Creative M said...

Super Cute & FUN!!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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sarahstone said...

I love the pattern paper and the jewels. I can't find your ribbon, but maybe it's hidden in the picture? Great card anyway, and thanks for playing along at 52CCT!

Sarah

Sparkle Smith said...

Such a darling card!