Sunday, December 19, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #49 - Cut it Out!

It's time for another challenge over at Paper Sundaes - Challenge #49's theme this week is "CUT IT OUT".   For this challenge we want to see you cut out your image for your card!  This can involve just cutting out the image, paper piecing or anything else you can think of that involves cutting it out!  We are being sponsored by our fabulous monthly sponsor "Simon Says Stamp" so be sure to play along for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to their store!  This challenge will run for 2 weeks due to the Christmas holiday so you'll have plenty of time to play along!

Here's my card this week:

Not what I had planned exactly for this week but due to some crafting issues this week will have to do.
I used this fabulous stamp by Hero Arts called "Thank You" which I got from Simon Says Stamp a while ago now but haven't had a chance to use.  I coloured with copics and then cut out the image & layered it on my card with some of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8 Dies, added some pearls and ribbon and had a nice simple Thank You card for my collection!  All design paper except the cardstock I believe is from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Collection.  I also re-stamped & cut out the Thank You sentiment and used pop-up dots to add a bit of dimension.

I know almost everyone is still making Christmas cards right now but I'm so done with that!  At least for the next two weeks.  Things have been pretty hectic around here and I'm working right up until the 24th so the next week will be all shopping, baking & cleaning after I get home from work!   I know it sounds bad but I can't wait for it to be over.  I'm excited to see my son open his presents and spend time with family and friends but always feel so rushed & not relaxed at all over the holidays with all the running around.  I'm determined to take at least one day & spend it at home relaxing before I have to go back to work between Christmas & New Years.  My son will be turning 11 on January 1st so that will be another fun day to look forward to and I will have some more exciting news to share come January so stay tuned :)

I hope everyone has a fantastic holiday & a wonderful new year!


Fiona said...

Crystal...fabulous card. I love the colours and the flowers are amazing!!


Alica said...

so pretty! Love the colors and the image too!
Happy Sunday!

Erika said...

beutiful card!

Christine said...

Very pretty, Crystal!

I'm feeling the same way about Christmas... it's no fun when all the stress and responsibilities take the joy out of the holiday!

HappyCrafter said...

This is very pretty, a great combo of colours and patterns. I hope the rush calms down and you find some quiet time to spend with your little guy. Have a WONDERFUL holiday time and new year!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

So very cute Crystal!