Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My First Christmas Card of the Year!!

Hi Everyone!! I know I haven't been very consistent this week with the posts...I am stamping, but I think I am being a little more detailed than I usually am (or maybe just slower!) The cards are certainly taking a lot longer than usual!!

This week I decided to participate in the Christmas Stamping All Year Long challenge! I thought this was a great idea when I saw this blog, but it has taken me until now to try my hand at it!

The top piece of cardstock (Not Quite Navy) has been distressed with Choc Chip, embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, then a SU white Craft pad was rubbed over the texture. I used an EK Success tree border punch with Choc Chip cardstock in the middle of the card. The trees have liquid applique puffed up on them for snow. The little deer is a Martha Stewart punch, as are the snowflakes popped up in a circle behind Anya. The snowflakes have Star Dust stickles on them!

Other Details:
Stamps: Snow - The Greeting Farm, Sentiment - Retired SU
Paper: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding, Not Quite Navy, Choc Chip - SU, White -PTI
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E21,E25,E27,E29
Clothes: E21,E25,E27,E29, B01,BG45, B95,B97,B99

Thanks for stopping by!


JoAnn V. ( said...

Beautiful! I'm terrible with making Christmas cards. I really need to get in on a challenge or 2! :)

Jackie Thomas said...

Oooh Traci, She is adorable. I just love these colours together. I have tried and tried to get my hair to look as wonderful as yours, but I keep failing miserably. lol..Beautiful work as always. xo Jackie

Claireabelle said...

This is stunning!!

Anonymous said...

I'm inspired! thanks for sharing!
Pam Going Postal

Amy said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I haven't started my Christmas cards yet but your making me think I need to get on it!

Randi said...

Wow! Love the colors! Those blues with the browns!! Ah!! And that cool sparkly snowflake behind her..and the frosted mountains..and a little moose even!! You amaze me!!

I need to hunt down some more of that BG Figgy Pudding Dp! It's my fav!!

BTW, my niece plays that Club Penguin, too!!

Melyssa said...

Oh my this is just breath taking!! Love the dimension with the deer and trees in the background! Her outfit is gorgeous.

MacKenzie said...

This is fabulous!! Thanks for playing along with us over at CSAYL. I'll be giving your card a shout out when we post the new challenge on Monday!

Maria said...

Hey Traci!! I'm sorry I'm a bit behind on my commenting. Argggh! My life schedule has been messed up with my having to drive my daughter to school . . .I'm not accustomed to the 50 mile one way drive each day.

Well, I'm here finally and oh, it was all so worth it! Your card is GORGEOUS! My goodness, you sure know how to color those Anyas. . .you really make her look spectacular. You did a wonderful job with the sketch. . .I love your card. Thank you for playing in our Christmas challenge and I hope you'll stop by and play again!


Unknown said...

This is so pretty! I love the figgypudding papers:)