Monday, November 28, 2011

Let It Snow

     We want to see Christmas cards this week at The Kraft Journal.  Hope you've gotten a good start on yours already.  That clock is a tickin'!
     My card was created with a Brown Kraft cardstock base, matted with Buff Ivory.  I've used designer papers from Lily Bee Designs. 
     I've never tried to make a card like this before.  It may be hard to tell in the top photo, but the center circle has been removed from the front piece of the card and the image is attached to the inside of the card base.  Here's a side view.

     I cut a scalloped circle of the Buff Ivory to go around the opening and frame the image.  For embellishments I used some Jenni Bowlin banner chipboard pieces which I covered in DP and added puffy paint to for a snow effect.  I also used the paint around the circular opening.  The banner pieces are threaded on Red Baker's Twine.  The snowflakes were punched from glittered paper and attached to the card with glittered snowflake brads.  I used a White Round Metal Edge tag for the sentiment and added a Christmas Epoxy brad through the tag hole.      James the bear was the first image I colored when I started playing with my distress inks and he's just been biding his time for me to put him on his own card.
    I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges: 

Craft Your Passion--anything holiday or winter related
Hooked on Craft--Winter wonderland
My Craft Spot--Christmas through the window
Ooh-La-La Creations--lots of sparkle
Addicted to Stamps--Christmas card
Fashionable Stamping Challenge--I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
2 Sisters--holiday
Allsorts--pennants or bunting
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturdays--red, green, kraft, white/cream
Phindy's Place--a sprinkling of snow
The Poodles Parlour--Christmas
Totally Papercrafts--Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks--snowflakes
The House That Stamps Built/Designers Choice Challenge--snowflakes
Scrapbook Sisters--Christmas Time
Everybody-Art-Challenge--Christmas card
Oldie but a Goodie--let it snow
Party Time Tuesdays--snow us what you got
The Outlawz POM--anything goes

     Hope you can play along with this week's challenge and hopefully get another one of your Christmas cards done and ready to go out.  You just might win your own little Christmas present if you're our lucky monthly winner of the $15.00 store voucher to Kraft Outlet.

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
Red Bakers Twine
Jenni Bowlin Chipboard banner pieces
White Round Edge Metal Tag
Christmas Epoxy brad

Other Supplies

Paper:  Lilybee Design, Colorbok glitter paper
Stamp:  Lili of the Valley "James the Bear In the Snow", Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages
Ink:  Distress inks, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles large (S4-114) and Classic Scalloped Circles Large (S4-124), Martha Stewart snowflake punches and Cherish edge punch
Miscellaneous:  snowflake brads and glitter from my stash, Tulip puffy paint


NickelNook said...

Oh, Tracy!! I LOVE this sweet card! I think you know I LOVE Teddy Bears and this little guy is just the SWEETEST!! Those inks are perfect for him! I also love your beautiful design and the wonderful snowy banner! I just love EVERYTHING about this one! :o)

heidy said...

Oh this is so sweet and gorgeous Tracy,love it!
Hugs Heidy

Fluffles said...

A beautiful card, & a great design, love the colours too. Thanks for joining us at AOBAG & I hope to see you back soon as the new challenge posts tomorrow! Jx

Ira said...

Fantastic new banner Tracy, looking good and very bright your new blog LO! Your teddy bear card is totally adorable, love those snowy pennants! Hugs, Ira

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore that scalloped border around the window and that little bear is sooo cute! Great job!!


Hi Tracy: I love this! Too bad that the FOREVER FRIENDS challenge is just over...he could be entered! You did such a fantastic job on the whole card...I love the swing on it. You have such fantastic and original ideas. Great success in all your challenges. I hope you are a big 3 in a row weeker winner!!!! Love Samara xox

Daniele said...

this is gorgeous just love the banner and the teddy is sooooo sweet

Jacq said...

Hi Tracey,
Absolutely Gorgeous Christmas Card!!! Love the Adorable image, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SO gorgeous, Tracy!! LOVE!

Kim Duran said...

Ok, Miss Tracy! I want this card! It is way too cute! Love the bear, the shading, the snow, the banner, and the die cut circle! Cute, cute, cute!!!

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable card, Tracy. Love your little bear image and the DPs are fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion 'Tis the Season Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Linda R. said...

So darn cute my friend.. I just love that cute bear.. and you colored him up so cute!!!

Hope you have a happy day!!

Hugs, Linda

Shannin said...

Fantastic card Tracy. I love that little bear. Thank you so much for playing along with our "Tis the Season" challenge at Craft Your passion Challenges this week. I hope you have a wonderful day and good luck.

Shannin :)

Nicola said...

Beautiful tent card Tracy, the image sits perfectly behind the aperture and I love the attention to detail with some gorgeous finishing touches!
Love Nicola xxx

Nicola said...

Sorry Tracy, forgot to say...
Thanks so much for entering our Pennants challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Leanne said...

Super cute, love this card, great job! Thanks for playing our snowflakes challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Tracy.Thanks for sharing with us at Craft you Passion this

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Tracy! I love the cute little bear standing in all the snow! lovely banners too! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

Mummylade said...

what an adorable card Tracy.
Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Melissa said...

Too cute!

Stressed Stamper said...

Love it- Great card - and looked at yr blog - great pieces of work.
Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week
Good Luck
Sarah x

Dora said...

Awww what a cutie, love the sweet teddy and beautiful pretty colours xx

CraftySil said...

What an adorable card Tracy!! I LOVE IT! I LOVE everything about did such a beautiful job coloring this cute bear.

Debs said...

Stunning card - love the aperture and the image behind.
Perfect finsihing touches too.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Kelly said...

I love your card! The design is awesome. I love the bear on the inside (i'll have to remember to have a go at making one)
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly xxx

Lynn said...

A+, from the art teacher, on your coloring! LOL. This is so adorable. Love all the details in your cards.

Cheryl said...

Super cute! Your coloring is beautiful. I love the striped bunting.

Jayne said...

Pretty card.Love your image and colouring.The snow is such a great touch.Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot this week.
Jayne x

Catherine said...

This is stunning! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week....

Ann English said...

Such a cute card! Love the window and the pennants-just love it all!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge.

Carole said...

That is sooooo adorable. Great card.
How do you manage to find and enter all those challenges. Good are tough competion;)

Terry said...

Oh my goodness! This is just so cute! Love all the details and design! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Heather said...

This card is beautiful and that bear is so cute. I love it!!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wow this card is adorable and I love the colors and details involved in it. Great job! Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week, good luck!

Candy said...

Your card is so adorable. Love your coloring.
Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot.

Betsy said...

LOVE this card! The colors are stunning!

Kendra said...

Very cute bear! Thanks for playing at Repeat Impressions!

Bamabel said...

Awww! This is adorable and I just love the snow on the banner! Great touch! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!


Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card!! Love the banner! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


Lizy said...

This is gorgeous Tracy! I love that little bear and you have really made a lovely card with him!
Thanks for entering our 'White On White' challenge at CFAS!
Lizy DT x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, sooooo cute :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our Christmas challenge
hugs Mandy xx