Saturday, January 10, 2015

Open-Minded Winners Challenge #26 and Midway Challenge #27

Good morning everyone! What's been going on? We are well on our way in the process of purchasing a home! We will close on the 22nd of January. This weekend our plan is to get the kitchen packed up and only leave the bare medium out for us to use. Other than that, I'm hoping to craft!

Today is Saturday and our winners for Challenge #26 are posted this morning at Open-Minded Crafting Fun! That was our All White Challenge and our sponsors for Challenge #26 were Digital Delights, Jessica Weible Illustrations, Paper Pretties, Sami Stamps and Sassy Studio Designs. Be sure to check out our Winners and DT Favorites!

And we are on a midway post for Challenge #27: New Years Resolutions!! You still have a week to get in our first challenge of 2015!! Our sponsors for Challenge #27 are:

I love our sponsors! And I want to thank our wonderful sponsors for everything they do!!

Here is my project for Challenge #27:

For the Midway Challenge #27 I have created this Cascade Card! I chose to do a Christmas Card for my New Years Resolutions. I have three of them! One is to start shopping for Christmas gifts starting at the beginning of the year! I want to purchase Christmas gifts all through the year so it doesn't hit us all at once at the beginning of the year! So, that is one New Years Resolutions! The second one is to work on Christmas Cards all year long! I think I did okay last year getting a bunch of Christmas cards done through the year and I want to stay on track and do it again this year! So, this is my start! First Christmas card of 2015! And the third one is to use a LOT of my scrap papers this year! I have a ton of scraps and I want to get through a bunch of them! For this card I have used ALL scraps except for the base of the card!  So there you have it... Three New Years Resolutions to work on this year!! :)

For this card I've used Little Present from Zuri Artsy Craftsy Digital Stamps! i colored her with both my Copic Markers and my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol, with a bit of Copic Opaque White for highlights.. I had a lot of fun making this Cascade card. This is the fist time I've created one of these! I've used a couple of different Spellbinders circles dies. I did a bit of decoupage on her as well. I added the holly swirl from Cheery Lynn. And the green and red gems around the circle. The fabric holly leaves were from a Challenge win! I stamped the Merry Christmas, which is from Paper Smooches, twice and put them on the different layers of the card. And that is it! I hope you join us for our challenge!!

Copic Markers Used:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
  • Hair: E21, E25, E27, E29


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Susan. I just love the zig zag design and the beautifully coloured girl.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Unknown said...

Fantastic card Susan! I love the design of the card and the image is soo cute! The background of the image is gorgeous with all that bling!

Hanne, DT sis.

Kathy S said...

Another masterpiece Susan! Wow. This is really dimensional and super fun. Thanks for entering with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Happy New Year!

Pamellia said...

Very beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for our 'Christmas Leftovers' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Kim Kelley said...

Very this layout and the papers you chose. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS


Denice said...

Such a pretty cascade card, love the gems in the gold doily...a nice touch. Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps.

Unknown said...

Fabulous cascade card, the image is so cute and love the colouring. Fab backing papers. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

Dangina Martinez said...

Fabulous design and embellishments! Looks amazing! So Happy you could join us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Susan :-) the image is adorable and I love the cascade design and all the details, fabulous ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Helen said...

Beautiful - a really clever design.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Susan this is gorgeous! I love the design so much, absolutely beautiful! Thank you for playing with us this week at Jo's Funday Friday challenges!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Cindy said...

This is fabulous! Love how she's dimensional, too. Thanks for joining us at SBC this month. Cindy-DT

Crystal Komara said...

Hi Susan, unfortunately for some reason, I'm unable to view your cards today, which is a bummer, but I did enjoy reading your blog and wish you much luck home hunting! Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

Amanda said...

I am loving this card. Love how you used the bling. Thank you so much for joining us over at Jo's Funday Friday Challenges.

Amanda (Dt Memeber)

starcyl said...

Great card, thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles this time.
Polkadoodles DT

Lydia said...

Beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

DIANA L. said...

This is a super cute card and a fun image I love the design .
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #148 “USE RED” challenge, Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

Bridget Larsen said...

love step cards and you have designed this one well. Thanks for playing in Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge

The Red Mullet Band said...

I love this card, specially the colouring!! Congratulations. Ana Isabel DT Open-Minded Crafting.

Lau W said...

Very nice creation, superb design !
Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator Challenge ! xx

Claire said...

Fab card, love that fold. Thanks so much for joining our Tic Tac Toe Challenge at
Claire xx

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

Such a wonderful card and the image is adorable. Good for you starting your Christmas cards now! I need to do that. I do shop all year long and it does help. Happy New Year and thanks for joining the challenge at Scrapbook Blessings Club!
Design Team,
Scrapbook Blessings Club

Joey said...

STUNNING make Susan, the design and details are gorgeous, thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Jo x

Julia S-W said...

A sweet cascade card. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, Juliax

Tina Campbell said...

Wow that is a cool card so much time into it :) Thank you for playing with us this week at Jo's Funday Friday challenges!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Your Scrapbook Place this month! Cheers, Holley

Aurelia Aurora said...

Gorgeous card.. love the zigzag look and your colouring.. thank you for playing along with challenge #23 at Art by Mi Ran challenge blog.. good luck and hope to see you again in the next challenge ;)


Scrappy Scatty said...

this is lovely
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles , hope you join us again soon

Dorte said...

Wonderful folded card you have made, Susan.....a cute image and so many pretty details.
Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope you will join us next time.
Dorte x

Simply Sara Stampin' said...

Wow, you did a lot of work on this card! Love the cascading part of it and your fantastic coloring. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Just Me said...

That little girl is absolutely adorable. Love the card, its a fun one to make. Thanks for joining us at Your Scrapbook Place.

Helen said...

Awesome Christmas card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope you'll join us throughout the year!
Helen x

ladynurse4 said...

Super cute. Great way to get a good start on Christmas Cards for next year, really takes the pressure off. Thanks for joining us at SBC.

Desire Fourie said...

Back with my DT hat on:
Susan this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. It is perfect for our 23rd ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Unknown said...

Super impressive! I have yet to make a cascading card and I keep seeing these everywhere including my best friend sticking her phone in face "See here is another one!" lol Love the coloring. Thank you for sharing on this months Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Sandy Hentzel said...

This is just stunning! I really can't stop looking at it! Thank you for playing with us at SBC!