Saturday, December 17, 2011

5th Day of Christmas

Hi Stamping Friends!

"On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me..."  Actually it's a gift I gave myself last night.  The gift of stamping a card, purely for the joy of creating!!  I haven't done that in a very long time.  And the best part is I got to play in a few of my favorite blog challenges!!  I can't even remember the last time I've done that either.


Stamps:  Winter Post, Four the Holidays, Tiny Tags, En Francais BG
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, Frostwood Lodge DSP, Confetti Cream
Accessories:  Boho Blossom Punch, Designer Frames EF, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Tag Punch, Basic PEarls, Cherry Seam Binding, Victoria Crochet Trim, Vintage Brad, Paper Piercer, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Linen Thread, (can you tell I LOVE accessories!)

Color Challenge:  Scrapmaster's Paradise #130
Theme Challenge:  SU! Only Challenges #34
Theme Challenge:  Hand Stamped Sentiments #97

Wow!  Now I remember why I love blog challenges!!  I had so much fun creating this card.  I just kept adding and adding to it.  Not even sure if it resembles the original sketch anymore, I've altered it so much!!  Who knows when I'll have the gift of "creating for no reason" again, so I thought I better fit as many challenges as possible into one card.  Which is pretty much my MO anyway.



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Come again tomorrow for the 6th Day of Christmas.  I'm also planning on doing my Top 10 Faves of 2011 during the week between Christmas and New Years.  I hope you'll join me for that as well.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

18 comments:

Yapha said...

Great card! I love all of the distressing. I'm so glad that you are posting to your blog again!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

This is such a beautiful card Krystal... beautiful balance! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Deb said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE the vintage look!! All the details are so perfect! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

p.s. So glad to see you posting again! I love to see your creations!!

inkedx2 said...

Very nice! Love all the little details you have added - punched flower, brad, etc. Glad you joined us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Smiley21 said...

Such rich colors. Very pretty.

Adriana Benitez said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image in the frame - beautiful combination!

stampinbygenny said...

Such pretty colors! I love all the layers and textures. You've combined all the elements to create a beautiful old fashioned Christmas card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Debbie Henderson said...

This is such a beauty Krystal. I love this stamp set. I just purchased it myself and haven't inked it up yet! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

LOVE your vintage card! I really like all the elements and details you used and I especially love how you did the main image in that embossing frame and the sentiment! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Paula said...

Love the layout, the look and feel, well pretty much everything! Fabulous card!

Krista said...

What a great gift for yourself and what a great result. Such a beautiful card with so many cool elements. I'm lovin' the framed image and the many accessories....yes you do love them and so do I. :) Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

~Erica~ said...

Hi Krystal!!!!! I am so happy I stumbled on to your blog! I sure do miss you and Stampin' Celebration!!! I guess life got too busy for all of us huh? :-( Your card is gorgeous in true Krystal style! Lots of lovely details. Thanks for playing at HSS!
Erica
www.pinkbuckaroodesigns.blogspot.com

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very pretty! Awesome card!

Cindy said...

Krystal, love the frame around the Winter Post skaters! Nice to have you join us at SUO Challenges this week!

Nance Leedy said...

I'm so glad you had a little time to create just for yourself and aren't we lucky to receive the benefit of that with this gorgeous card! Lovely details--I really love the embossed frame stamped with the skating couple--just lovely! So glad you joined us at CCMC!

Lisa said...

What a lovely card! Love everything about it! Beautiful. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

Sooooo many FABULOUS details on your WONDERFUL card! Glad you had the chance to 'stamp for fun'! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Love the skaters in the rectangle embossed frame!!! Beautiful card. I'm glad you did some stamping just for yourself...I know I have a hard time with that, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!