Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WOYWW - 399 - MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Christmas Card Throwdown - CCTO2

After tracking the challenges at Christmas Card Throwdown for over two years, I'm finally playing this week.
This week was a Color Challenge. We were to use:
Cream, Aqua, Brown

Well, as you can see, I used white so I'll be remaking this card before I link up at CCT.  (I've retaken the photo and although it still looks white, I did use Recollections Cream) LOL
But I like the way the card came out.
I used Stampin' UP! -  Flurry of Wishes and Big On Christmas (retired)
This particular card used SU- Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip
Using the Triple Stamping Method, I stamped the two white mats then layered with the Tempting Turquoise. Instead of using the snowman face, I masked the image off, leaving a blank space between the N and W. Then popped up a snowflake. I then stamped just the hat from the snowman image and added it to the snowflake with a mini glue dot. 

And This is the aftermath for WOYWW


I use the grid paper pad from SU a lot. I block off A2 card blocks and use those to track matt dimensions, colors, stamps used. The two photo boxes hold stamps.. one is current sets I'm using and the other box holds just the sets from the 2017 Occasions and Sale A Bration catalogs.
A bit of a mess this week but I need to focus on two articles due this weekend.

That's my desk? What's on yours? When you are done visiting me in the Ozarks, please hop on over to Stamping Ground where Miss Julia has a long list of other studios you can peek into. No standing on an up-turned milk pail to look in the window. We open the doors wide and welcome you.  Please leave your number and you'll be among the first on my list.


31 comments:

  1. You having a lot of fun with this challenge! I wonder if there'll be valentine card challenges. Happy Wednesday. Sandy Leigh #45

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    1. Hi Sandy. this one is strictly a Christmas Card Challenge. She has been leading this for several years. Hmmm may have to do a search for a Valentine Challenge.. or start our own!

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  2. This looks like so much fun, and no rushing to make cards or shopping for them come December.

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    1. I will be posting something on the 25th of every month.. both here and on my SU blog. Come be inspired!

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  3. aftermath? I see clean white space - you might want to avoid my desk today - you might get post traumatic shock if you take a peek... Dx #39

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    1. Donna, you always make me giggle. Creative Blessings!

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  4. Lovely card!! I hadn't heard of the CCT, but I'm off to check it out now as it seems like something I would definitely enjoy!!! Thanks!

    WOYWW#43

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    1. Please do, Melissa. Alison and her team put on a great challenge. I've been following since 2015. Time was always an issue. But I'm making time this year.

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  5. great card! the way time flies, it WILL be Christmas before we know it... Helen #1

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    1. Hi Helen. Considering we are looking at February 1 already! Yep.. time flies.

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  6. I'm so glad you joined in at last, it's a great feeling to have a little pile of cards by December. Beautiful snowflakes and very cute to have one in the centre with a hat on! Your desk puts mine to shame. Are you sure that's the after?
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

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    1. Thank you for the warm welcome, Alison. I've saved every challenge since 2015 for inspiration. I was determined to take part this year. Creative Blessings!

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  7. Our son is hoping for snow too..... Lovely card! Neat work space! Happy WOYWW! Anne #7

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    1. Hi Anne. I've been hoping for snow, too. Unfortunately, I saw our first Robin this week. I'm already planning the garden.

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  8. Such a great card. That's great you joined in the challenge this year.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. Now to hit some of them on SCS! That's next on my list.

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  9. Very pretty card. I like the snowflake with the hat on top!

    Happy WoYWW
    Sharon K #34

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Snow melts fast around here :-)

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  10. Those 3 colours are not 3 that would have come to my mind especially the brown with the aqua, but you have made it happen in such a creative way - your card is really nice. I am now lining up those 3 colours in my scrap paper & what to my wondering eyes did I find, a stripe with those 3 colours - excellent! ... Mary-Lou #33

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    1. I know! Crazy, eh? I do prefer the white, but I think that's because my cream from Recollections has a yellow cast to it. I'm going to redo with the Stampin'Up! Very Vanilla and see if it's softer. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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  11. Well, you are going to be on target when it comes to Christmas at this rate - good for you!
    Hugs & Thanks for visiting me, Neet 2 x

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  12. I thought I'd got the wrong link for a second..Christmas Cards, still? Girl I admire your staying power!! And your design, its a great card. And also, your desk..I don't see mess, and I like to read of your method for making, can see why the SU paper is so useful to you! Two articles - who do you write for? About what? You fascinate this nosey person!

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  13. That grid look very useful! I just "eye it" usually! The little hat on the snowflake is very cute! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #46

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  14. Great card, great use of colours, and I wish my desk was that neat! Thank you for sharing with us at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Myrna DT

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  15. Hi Kelly thinks so much for your visit and lovely comments. I only got around to making 5 Xmas cards last year. Should try your strategy and start now.
    sandra de

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  16. I'm so glad that you are playing with us now after two years. I promise we are a fun group!!! I just love how you played with our color challenge this week. This is really a sweet design. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Card Throwdown.

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  17. I do like the little top hat on the snowflake! Such fun! Great technique too. So glad you joined us! Thanks so much for playing along with our colour challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown. Deborah, DT.

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  18. Lovely triple stamping, those snowflakes are beautiful, and a great use of the colour theme. A great debut with CCT, hope to see more soon! Lucinda (DT)

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  19. Love the snowflake "O". Thank you for sharing with us at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Myrna DT

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