Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Christmas Challenges.

Hi Everybody,

Well, I have finally found a few minutes to blog.  Things are moving along, slowly.  Renos will be done in a couple weeks, hopefully.  I have a fellow in doing the mudding on the gyprock and he should be finished in a week or so.  Then painting, new flooring and then the bathrooms.  OK, maybe it will be more than a couple weeks :-).  I have been taking boxes in to town with me nearly every trip and storing them in the Big Room (my name for the partially finished part of the basement).

The garage sale went well.  Made close to $500 when all was said and done.  Now I am gearing up for the next one.  This one will have fishing gear and tools.  I am also selling on our local Face Book buy and sell.  Some of the bigger ticket items.

Anyway, enough of my life.
On to the card I made for a couple Christmas challenges.  This card was so much fun to create and I really like how it turned out.  This is the first shaker card I have ever made.  I go through an amazing amount of double sided tape from the Dollar Store.  And I have been saving the blister packs that it  comes in.  Perfect size for this card.  The image is my all time favorite Christmas stamp from Penny Black.  It was one of the first stamps I ever bought.  The white layer is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  I used my fiskars circle cutter to cut the circle, 'cause I did not buy the Spellbinders circle die.  I am still trying to use up all the turquoise ribbon left over from my daughter's wedding so I used turquoise for the base card.  And the bling is from a package that my little granddaughter bought (with her own money) for my birthday because we both love Shiny Stuff.  I used a lot of double sided tape to assemble everything.
BTW, the inside of the card says "Friends make Christmas Special".  It is part of a House Mouse stamp that I only inked up the sentiment.

These are the challenges that I am entering.

Christmas Card Challenge-  use somethin new. 
 I may be stretching it but the new thing I used was the technique.  Oh and the bling.  I have had it for a while but this is the first time I have used any.  My granddaughter on the other hand,  who loves to play in my rubber room and like her grandma, loves anything sparkly, has used quite a bit.  Gotta love it.

Crafty Hazel Nut- use your favorite color.
My absolute favorite color is blue, any shade.

Unique Crafters-use sparkle on the card.
That is a given.

CCAYR-Make a card for a kid.
I think the image on this card is very Kid-worthy.

So that is about it for me today.  Back to cleaning and sorting and packing.

Hope you all have a great week.

Theresa in Kitimat


Hazel said...

Love the shades of blue - good colour choice - and what a good idea to save the blister pack to use for a shaker card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 84 - hope to see you again soon. x

Gail said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card!
Glad you had time to play for a minute!

Charlene said...

I love, love shaker cards and this one is super cute. Good luck on the remodel and move. Blessings to you, too!

Helen said...

This is great, fab idea making the shaker card. Thanks for sharing at CHNC challenge this week

Helen xx

RiNNE said...

So pretty! I love shaker cards! Thanks for playing along at CCC!

Bev said...

super cute shiney shaker card.. love it.. thanks for playing along at Unique Crafters .. Bev GDT

Amanda Coleman said...

What darling little snowmen! I love seeing fun Christmas cards in the middle of summer! Thanks for joining us this month at Unique Crafters Challenge!

TRACEY O said...

Lovely card Theresa. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.