Monday, August 2, 2010

Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge - Non-Christmas Image

Good morning and Happy Holiday Monday for those who are lucky enough to have it off!

We spent yesterday on the lake with some friends. It was fun, but we are exhausted! Stay tuned for "adventures at the lake "or maybe "adventures in tubing" and probably some photos as well! They even convinced me to get on the tube!!!

On to my card - the challenge this week at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge is to use a non-traditional Christmas image on your card. I admit, this one had me stumped for a bit, but Donna happened to have Chloe along with her on our MN escape, and thought she would be well suited as non-Christmas but would work nicely, so voila!

The difficulty I had with this card was the large amount of white space. In retrospect, I probably should have cut her out, but since I didn't, I got out my spritzer tool from SU and added a little bit of a "snowstorm" to the white space to go with the flakes in the DP. I think it helped.
It was fun to use such a fun pallette of colours on this one and I thoroughly enjoyed putting stickles on the heart on the scooter and on her helmet! I took the close-up in hopes of being able to show the sparkle!

And here is the inside.
I am also going to enter my card over at Little Red Wagon where the challeng is "Christmas in July."
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and hope you can play along with us this week!
Shanna :)

What I used:

stamps: Chloe on Scooter (Sparkle Creations), sentiment - Amy R
papers: CTMH
embellishments: Bella Bling, embroidery floss, Xmas Red Stickles
copics: R83, R85, R24, R26, R46, YR23, YR31, BG18, BG72, E00, T3, T4, T5, C00


  1. Shanna,
    I always find my self saying the same thing about your cards. Love it, love the paper, love it inside and outside. The image is adorable and I like the spritz on the white too. Happy Civic Holiday!!

  2. The sparkle shows up very well! I love Stickles! Great card and fab image.
    I need to know what a tube is though so i can apreciate you story fully when the time comes. Sounds painful!
    Linds x

  3. this is soooo cute - love that image :D

  4. This is adorable!! I've never seen that image - too cute!

  5. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.


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