Wednesday, December 21, 2011

'Tis the Season


I can't believe it's been almost a week since I last posted.  Just like everyone else I've been busy busy busy trying to get things done during this crazy time of year!  Also, most of last weekend was spent finishing up that 72 card special order and I was more than happy to finally hand it over on Tuesday!  Today I'm supposed to be doing some cleaning but instead I snuck off to the Craft Cave to get a little carding done.  So much more fun than vacuuming...  :)


Today's card is for 4 challenges.  The colours are taken from this week's Just Us Girls challenge which I had to play along with because my buddy Lynn is the hostess!  :)  (Hope it's okay that I snuck some yellow in there...)  My inspiration is from the photo collage at Jay Gee's Nook (in particular the gift bag in the lower left hand corner).  I also wanted to play along with the Inkspirations Christmas Creations Challenge as, sadly, this is their final challenge.  And last but certainly not least I'm joining in with Use It Tuesday's Holiday challenge.  I've had that poinsettia die in my stash for a few years now and I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've used it.  That music background also had quite the layer of dust on it when I pulled it out too!  That's it for now.  Later, gators!
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Pcaon, (Kraft) PTI, (Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Music Background) Hero Arts, Banner from Bannerific) Lawn Fawn, (Sentiment from Boughs and Bells) PTI
Inks:  (
VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Die:  (Poinsettia) Marianne Design Creatables

19 comments:

Meg said...

72 cards?!?! Have you been working for the last two years on that?!? Hooray for you for getting it done!

Such a simply fabulous simple card-that banner is so festive and I love that poinsettia die (also love the fact that I spelled poinsettia right on the first try!).

Mr. Corgi tried to tell me that some website said instead of turning up the thermostat when you're cold, you should vacuum instead. Mr Corgi received a death stare in return, but I'm pretty sure the reverse could work in your favor..."it's just too hot to vacuum!"

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

you are hilarious .. really the first time you have used that gorgeous flower! i'm definitely coming to have s'mores and for card making lessons ... meerrry meerrry christmas my dear :)

Kim S said...

Glad you're back!! I love the banner and I really want that poinsettia die!!

lostinpaper said...

Another gorgeous design! Love the 'traditionalness' of the colours and flower!
Congrats on the 72 cards.... total marathon!!
Merry Christmas to you!!

Lynn said...

Holy cow...72 cards! I hope it paid well...that is a ton of work! And...very impressive. Today's card is a beauty Jen...I love the banner! Thanks so much for playing along at Just Us Girls and for the shout out my dear friend!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeousness! Love the clean look of this card~ Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Christina said...

What a gorgeous flower, and it looks amazing with the music background. I can't believe you still had the energy to make this beauty after finishing 72 cards! Wow!

Marisa said...

Fabulous card! Love the musical score in the BG and the poinsettia is great. Thanks for joining us in our last Inkspirations challenge :)

onecraftymama said...

If it weren't for the last minute I'd never get anything done :)
I hope all 72 didn't have to be the same? Still, that's a lot to make on top of your own!
Love the poinsettia - the embossing detail is gorgeous, and I love the musical background :)

Michelle said...

Jen, I am in LOVE with this card. It's beautiful! I can't believe this is the first time you've used that die. 72 cards? Well done!

~amy~ said...

wow.....72 cards? you must be exhausted...that's some mass production. Love this musical poinsettia beauty!

Brandi said...

This is so cute! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Haven_mom4 said...

So glad you skipped the vacuuming to join us here at use it Tuesday-Haven

Karen B. said...

Beautiful and striking creation. Love the pops of color.

Jay Gee said...

LOL, well done you using old goodies! This is lovely Jen, love the banner. Thanks for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

Elise said...

Okay, then. I'm sorry: you can't see me... THIS is excellent! Colorful, gorgeously created and ... did I say, excellent? THIS is WONDERFUL! THANKS for sharing your crafty time with Just Us Girls!

Lindsey said...

Sorry I've taken so long to visit, Jen -- yep, it was busy here, too. :P This is a fabulous card! I love the music background with that gorgeous poinsettia. Belated Merry Christmas!

Lindsey said...

P.S. SEVENTY-TWO cards??? Whoa!

Cheri said...

Gorgeous card, Jen! With all the craziness I forgot to come over and remind you that you won my blog candy for an {ippity} set! If you email me your address, I'll get it out ASAP! My addy is gotippity at gmail dot com!