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November 9, 2011

Joy's Life Designs NEW Challenge!

Happy Wednesday!

WooHoo, it's a new day and it brings with it a brand new challenge...the very first challenge @ Joy's Life Stamps!!

Challenge #1 is Make It Messy...use your Inks, Paints, Smooch, etc!   

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Sentiment: Joy's Life stamps (Everyday Occasions, Holiday Occasions)
Paper: BasicGrey
Ink: SU! ink pad
Other: pinking shears, Offray ribbon, bell,
Zva Creative pearl, Cuttlebug embossing folder,
Krylon stone/texture paint,
Cricut: Storybook, page 31, shadow cut.

Today is also Belli day!  Creative Belli's challenge is to use paper pieRcing in some way on your creation.

I had such fun making this Christmas card and getting messy!  I used ink to distress some edges and Krylon paint to texture my birdie, isn't he cute?!

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I shared today's creation with -

Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas Goes
Ooh La La Creations -Stitching 
The Crazy Challenge -Something with Wings
Addicted to Stamps Shabby
Christmas Inspirations - Bows 
I Did It Creations - Christmas/Winter
Let`s Ink It Up - Show us your Favourite Technique (faux stitching)
Penny Black and More - All Creatures Great and Small
The Ribbon Girls -  Jingle all the way to Christmas
Gingerloft - BINGO recipe
2 Sisters - Ribbon
BasicGrey - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas -Christmas Bright Colours and/or Sparkle
Little Claire's  - Christmas
Marks Finest Papers - Fall or Winter Theme
Divas by Design - metal
Floweret -Christmas
Fun with Shapes & More - animal Christmas
Crimbo Crackers -Christmas Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Christmas
Simon Says - photo inspiration
Stampavie & more - anything goes
Tanda Teaser - red & green Christmas


Karen W said...

Wow this is fabulous!!!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

This is so pretty! I love that bird and the patterned papers you used are fantastic!


maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful christmas card Maria-great layout and a perfect choice of patterned papers

Brandi said...

This is beautiful Maria ~ and it looks like if was fun to make. :) Hope you are having a happy day!

brenda said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card Maria, love the traditional colours adn that lovely bow really sets it off a treat.

Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the prizes on offer.

B x

Hazel said...

Super bright card, Maria - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 45 - hope to see you again soon. x

Linby said...

A great card-thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month. Hope to see you again.
Lynn x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow - I love this!! : ) The different textures are really nice and the stitched edges adds a pretty touch too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

For more chances to win:
*Follow Simon Says Stamp on Twitter!
*Like Simon Says Stamp on Facebook!

SuzanneK said...

Gorgeous Christmas creation, love the stitching. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

rebecca said...

what an awesome Christmas card!!

Danni said...

Very pretty!

Robin Parker said...

Maria, I love the Basic Grey designer paper. The tag and ribbon are the perfect touches to this creation.


Wonderful card. Tahnks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope you will join again next fortnight.

ferrellgraph-x said...

I love every detail of your card!
Kindest regards,

Beth aka BR-T said...

What a great work of art all your details really catch my eye love it!
Have a fantastic rest of the week!

susan said...

WOW! Beautiful work on this card! Great papers and the bird is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at I DID IT CREATIONS CHALLENGE # 80! Good Luck!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Oh, Maria. This card is so elegant. It's the prettiest "messy" card I've ever seen!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun card- looks like you had a blast putting it together!


Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by and that I am now your newest follower:)

Jennie Garcia said...

That is gorgeous!! I love it!! it looks like quilt!! Great colors!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Fabulous card love the DP's and the little jingle bell!

Thank you for joining us at Lets Ink It Up! If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Click Here to enter

Clare *Littlebear* said...

A beautiful card Maria. I love the combination of papers.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More this month.
Clare x

Shirley said...

I love the colour combination you have used, it gives a lovely Autumnal feel to it. A great idea to use the paint for texture on your bird, it worked perfectly.
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and more and good luck in our prize draw.
We look forward to you joining us again next month where we will have many more gorgeous prizes to win.


sue law said...

Lovely card, I like the way the bird is sitting on the ribbon!

Thanks for joining us on the Tanda Teaser.


Lisa M said...

You've created a stunning card! Absolutely love all the color combinations and the textures. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa xx

Pat Garvin said...

Great Christmas Card. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Lena said...

This is so pretty! I love that bird and the patterned papers you used are fantastic!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.
I hope see you again!!

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful sweetie ♥ pops x

Dr Sonia S V said...

SO many techniques and it looks like a work of art ready to hang on your wall

Gale said...

Pretty card.
Thanks for playing 'Bingo' with us at GingerLoft Challenges!

(Come to my blog and enter to win a free copy of 'My Memories suite 2' by Polaroid.

Rebekah said...

Brilliant work thanks for playing at Divas hugs rebekah xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful card, Maria! I absolutely LOVE the stone texture paint on the bird! :)

Gaynor said...

Absolutely stunning, thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft's bingo challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for sharing this fab card with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

LaJanette said...

What a great Christmas card! I am loving that zig-zag edge with the stitching just so cute!

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday this week! Hope to see you back next week:0)


Janeen said...

great paper combos. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends this week. Good luck to you.

Ellie said...

Hi Maria!! What a fabulous card! Love all of the details and such gorgeous colors! Hope you're doing well!
I'm so glad you could join in at Penny Black and more, don't forget you can enter up to 3 times for more chances to win!! Good luck!!
Sending hugs your way,

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Maria, I love that BG paper.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our Shabby Chic / Vintage challenge & at Simon Says Stamp for our photo inspiration challenge :)
hugs Mandy xx

Anne said...

Wow Maria, what a fabby card. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at OLL this time. Hugs x

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Sarah said...

Hi Maria, such a pretty card. Wonderful details, lovely paper and the bow is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Anne H. said...

Such a lovely card!
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous hun...

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Christine said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!!! I love the bird as the focal point. Great choice of papers and I think the bow is the defining touch!! Well done!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Cor* said...

REALLY ! Faux stitching?> It looks so real!! OMGOSH I love the way you pulled this card together! Nicely done. thanks for joining us at LIIU this month!

joy said...

What a beautiful card! I love your paper combination, the bird and how you have added texture.

Christy Dillman said...

Such a pretty card, love how you have aired those papers together and great overall design! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.