Saturday, November 7, 2009

Let it Snow!

Today I went to the Sterling Inc. Holiday warehouse sale ... you know the kind of place ... imagine a huge warehouse filled with ornaments, Santas and snowmen with holiday music blasting on the overhead speakers.  It was like a winter wonderland dream!  I was truly in the holiday spirit after being in there for 2 hours.  And once I got home, I spent some much needed crafty time in my new craft room.  What a way to spend a Saturday afternoon!   

I thought it would be fun to tackle a couple of challenges I found on the Cupcakes Craft Challenges and Diecuts R Us blogs (DCRU).  I've only recently discovered their blogs and let me tell you ... I'm hooked!  Here are the two challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenge 64 - Sketch -- Update:  Awarded Top 3 Badge
BTW ... I love, love, LOVE this sketch!!!! 



DCRU Challenge 14 - Nest Something



Here's what I came up with:



Ingredients:
Paper:  Basic Grey (Figgy Pudding); Archivers (Sky); CTMH (Chocolate, Colonial White)
Die-Cuts:  Nestibilities
Stamps:  Penny Black (Warm & Cold); Paper Studio (Let it Snow from Snowflakes)
Ink:  Stazon Black
Embellishment:  CTMH (Heartfelt Wonder Die-cuts)
Other:  Prisma Pencils and Gamsol

On the nestibilities challenge, notice I used 3 die-cuts and turned them different directions to create a different look.  Also, this is the first time I ever really experimented with the Gamsol and Prisma pencils and I simply had a blast!  I was actually surprised as by the end of the project I used 21 colors on this card! 

What a fun Saturday afternoon project ... creating a card for my favorite season with my favorite colors, blue and brown.

Happy crafting!

8 comments:

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Melissa, what a cute card. I love the adorable snowman image and the nesties look fab. Gorgeous papers and love the colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

adorable!!! love your coloring on the snowman.

LORi said...

So happy you joined in the DCRU fun this week!!! Your card is gorgeous!!!

Blessings,
LORi BOYD

Amber said...

What a beautiful card Melissa! Oh I love the snowman image and how you colored him! And I also love the colors, the browns match perfectly!
Hugs
Amber *DCRU DT*

Caryn said...

This is a great card, I love the different use of your nesties. Glad you enjoyed my sketch too. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Crafts this week.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Liza said...

A gorgeous card and a great take on this week's sketch. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

POPPET said...

This is a really FAB card, a fantastic take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week, hugs pops x x x

Gwen said...

Funtabulistic!!! Yes, I'm making up my own vocabulary here. Love your card. Great job all the way around. Image, nesting, colors, papers...very well designed. Thanks for sharing this with the DCRU Team.

Smiles!
Gwen DT@DCRU