Tuesday, November 3, 2015

City Crafters Challenge # 286 - Getting Ready for Christmas



Hello friends.  I've been honored and humbled to be asked by Kirsty Vittoe to be the Special Guest Star of the City Crafter Challenge Blog for the month of November.  So for the next 4 weeks I will be playing along with the challenges, and for this first week of November, the challenge is all about Getting Ready for Christmas! 



I figured this would be a perfect opportunity to break out my new SU! embossing folder (Woodland Textured Impressions) to make my background.  I ran Smoky Slate cs through my Big Shot with the embossing folder, and then lightly inked up the raised birch tree images with my Versamark pad, added white embossing powder and then heat set it.  I added in black the horse and sleigh using a die from PTI's In The Meadow, along with a few of the birds from the same set die cut in Real Red cs.  My little stitched circle (My Favorite Things) was also die cut from Real Red cs, and then stamped with the be very merry from SU!.  I added a few sponged holly leaves from PTI's Holly Jolly die set in Smoky Slate cs to the top of the stitched circle along with an enamel dot and some red & white bakers twine.  I'm guessing this couple in the sleigh is off to hunt for that perfect Christmas tree to get their home ready for the holidays! :0)



I hope you'll all take the time to go check out the designers cards for this weeks challenge and then why not play along and get ready for Christmas by getting your cards started now!  You can find all the information you need to play along right HERE.  

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Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)

9 comments:

  1. Oh my Marcia, this is stunning!! You're a perfect choice to be guest designer for their fabulous challenge blog!! Congrats!!

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  2. Beautiful and creative background and loving your colour combination. I am sure the happy couple will find their perfect tree and this is the perfect card x

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  3. Congrats, Marcia. That is so exciting and well deserved. Beautiful wintry scene card.

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  4. Very sweet, very festive, I really like that background too!
    Thanks for being our special guest star at CCCB in the month of November, we are so happy and honored to have you creating with us this month!

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  5. Congrats on being the guest of honor, Marcia! Your card is just amazing! I love that you heat embossed those trees from an embossing folder! I never thought of that. Wonderful scene!

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  6. I love the grey and red colour scheme- so elegant. What a fabulous sentiment/embellishment cluster. This card is just great. Thanks for being our Special Guest Star at City Crafter.

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  7. What a wonderful card this is ... So happy that you are guesting with us at CCCB!!

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  8. beautiful card, wonderful created scene

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  9. Congratulations on being the Star, Marcia! Well-deserved! Your card is really outstanding! I am intrigued by how you heat-embossed your e/f in white like that to make the trees stand out. Wow!! Hugs, Darnell

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