Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Challenge at V's Sweet Ideas!

Hello, my lovelies!!!

Yes, I think I'm back to some normalcy in my life, so I've finally returned to my favorite design team--V's Sweet Challenge!!  Woohoo! (:

This month the challenge is to create any project with a Christmas/Holiday theme... (:  These are probably some of my favorite themed cards to create (after Valentine's Day themes).

Picture taken with my iPhone 5
I created this clean and simple card with lots of attention to detail! (;  I've had this window die for probably a year now (bought it on the Simon Says Stamp online shop), but I just never got around to ever playing with it.  I challenged myself to finally use it, and whoa, am I glad I ever did, because I'm in love with the result! (:

Picture taken with my iPhone 5
Picture taken with my iPhone 5
I started out by dry embossing a white panel with my Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder.  I rounded the corners of the panel and adhered it to the kraft card base.  I thought for a bit about creating a winter scene in the background, but then my eyes spotted a scrap sheet of paper with a practice stamped wreath on it and I decided not to waste it and instead put it to good use (creativity at its best--HA!).  I adhered the window die cut onto the image using foam dots and it couldn't have looked more perfect! (:  I then adhered that onto the rest of the card.  I could've stopped right there and the card would've looked nice, but then my eyes were captivated by that beautiful red v-stripe ribbon (May Arts) that I got from the V's Sweet Ideas shop and just HAD to use it!!  To bring more balance to everything, I also decided that a little May Arts natural rustic twine would help compliment the kraft card base and make it more harmonious--it sure did! (:  For the finishing touches I added red glitter glue to the berries on the wreath and ohhhh, what a beautiful difference that made!  It is true that a holiday card just isn't as special until it sparkles!!! (;

I hope you've been inspired to join us by playing along in this month's challenge on the V's Sweet Ideas blog!  I can't wait to stop by your blogs and see all those beauties you'll be creating!! :D  Be sure to also swing by the V's Sweet Challenge blog for more inspiration from the DT girls!!! (:

Wishing you all a super amazing and blessings-full day! XOXO



TenSGal said...

So very pretty! Love that window die lovely! Glad to see you back creating!!! Hope all is going well!


lenny said...

Gorgeous card!! Love how you used the window die! That wreath is gorgeous also!!
So happy to see that you're "back in crafty land"!!

Lenny :)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, it's so great to have you back crafting and posting again!!! I just love how beautiful your wreath looks inside the window! Such a stunning card, Grisel!

V's Sweet Ideas said...

Beautiful card Grisel! SO glad to have you back. We missed your beautiful creations!