Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge - Color Challenge

This week's challenge at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge is a Color Challenge. Let's see your creations using Black, Deep Red and Cream.

I had heard that you can use your Cuttlebug to cut felt and fabric, but had never tried until recently. That is what was so nice about my little getaway across the border - time to play around with things that I don't normally take the time to do. Donna had tried cutting fabric straight up with the Cuttlebug and it didn't work. At one of the quilt shops we shopped at during our trip, we asked for a recommendation for a bonding agent to stiffen the fabric. It is of the iron-on sort - I tried it and it worked! Hooray - so glad I know the Cuttlebug can do that!

This is also the first time I had tried out the Spica pens - so fun! I must have gold and silver for sure! And lastly, I tried out the Sharpie poster-paint marker - recommended by Krista over at A Teacher's Stress Relief. Thanks Krista for tipping us off to this! :) Oh, and do check out what her hubby got her for their Anniversary - a very smart man - and I hear he came up with the idea all by himself!!!

Cheers for now,

Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps: Magnolia, Amy R sentiments
papers: black Bazzill, CTMH colonial white, fabric
embellishments: Bella bling, SU ribbon, photo corners
coloring: R39, R89, E55, E57, E000, R000, spica gold, Sharpie Poster paint - extra-fine point on cheeks


  1. This is beautiful! I love the image, and am always in awe of those who can cut images out so nicely. I don't have the patience, or the skill to do that. lol Love your card Shanna!

  2. This is so gorgeous. Great job with this week's challenge.

  3. The fabric is beautiful, the gold wings are a great touch and I love how the stitched border ties everything in. Marvelous....just simply Marvelous, darling!

  4. Love your card this week, especially the fabric it is a great touch!

  5. This is so beautiful! I love this colour combo will have to try & play along! Don't you just love the Spica pens? I'm super addicted to them! I'm so excited to hear that the cuttlebug cuts fabric would love to know what kind of bonding mtl you used! LOVE the copic bouquet that Krista got, what a great idea!

  6. Thanks for the tip, i have only been able to cut felt up till now! I love this card, thee deep colours are so warm and Christmassy and Tilda looks adorable. Are you back from your trip yet?
    Linds xx


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