Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Believe - The Merry Christmas Challenge #48

Wednesday December 20, 2017
The holidays are just days away. I wish you all Happy Holidays - Merry Christmas and hope you are able to be with loved ones and celebrate the meaning of Christmas.
Welcome to another challenge at The Merry Christmas Challenge #48
The theme is always ANYTHING GOES + CHRISTMAS
We have some awesome inspiration and maybe a CAS card for that last minute person you need a card for..
Check out the Holy and Ivy design team creations over at TMCC blog.
This was pretty much a CAS card. I stamped the "Creations unlimited" wood block stamp on Bristol paper and colored with my Zig markers. I cut out using My Favorite Things oval stitch die. I used the Simon Says believe die and cut it out three times and layered..
 NOW I need to tell you a funny story.... So I used green cardstock to cut the believe out and once it was done I did not like the look against the image. So I took Versa mark and laid the believe in it and then into the Stampin Up embossing powder.. I heated it.. well it did not look thick enough so instead of adding more Versa mark I just heated it and put it back into the embossing powder.. well I still had the heat gun going and I aimed it towards the embossing powder... I HAVE EMBOSSING POWDER .. GLITTERY SILVER EMBOSSING POWDER EVERYWHERE... I DO MEAN EVERYWHERE.. I was wearing it, my desk was wearing it.. I finished heating and repeated again --minus the heat gun-  and heated again and got the nice thick silver look I wanted... I used my Swiffer rag to try to clean up the desk. I shook out my sweatshirt .. I don't think I am wearing it now.. I must admit I did laugh.
I added some flat sequins. It was done. It took me longer to clean up than to make this card.. LOL
So I hope you find time to play along. I know it's close to the holidays and we are all busy.. but maybe you can find a time where you want to relax and do something fun and create.  Happy Holidays to you all.

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Creatalicious #129 - anything goes
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Dragonfly journey #107 - here comes Santa Clause
Glitter n sparkle #270 - traditional Christmas colors
Use your stuff #293 - holiday stamp
Die cuttin divas #348 - holiday
(Pin)spirational #206 - photo insp./holiday
Word art Wednesday wk. 314-315 - anything goes


Lisa Lynn said...

Billie, this is gorgeous. I can understand why you had it everywhere, hehe. It's terrible when you have to get naked and shower because of a craft project, but that's what you have to do for the love of the craft, LOL. Have a Merry Christmas.

Amanda said...

What an awesome stamp! Love everything about this! The 'believe' goes so well with the image!Thanks for joining us this week at UYS! Amanda - DT

Jeannie said...

Hi Billie! Such an adorable Santa and I love the 'Believe' how you've placed it too. Thanks so much for joining my Here Comes Santa Claus blog challenge :)

Merry Christmas and all the best to you in the New Year ~

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

Georgiana said...

Thank you for joining our “Holiday” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

missgailly said...

Such a cool stamp! Love your card. Too bad about the glitter though. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail. Merry Christmas!

Monika Reeck said...

this big SANTA face is cooool Image Billie wooow
lucky you to have this stamp
simple layout but great image
cool Santa card

Nancy Boyd said...

Wow! So cool! Love how the "Believe" turned out. Looks awesome on the card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas for our Holiday Challenge!

Deanne Saunders said...

Awesome card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Juliet A said...

That card reminds me so much of the Polar Express movie! Thanks again for playing our HeARTful Stamping Challenge!

PaperDaisies said...

A cute card. I love how you have showcased the image. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional monochrome Christmas” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…