Tuesday, December 2, 2014

SOS #179 Free is Good mid challenge post

Looking for my Clear it Out Tuesday post, just scroll down or click HERE.
Last minute I decided to make a card for the second half of the challenge #179 at Shopping Our Stash, so you still have another week to get your project in for the challenge. We want you to use something you got free and there are so many free digital images out there you just cannot let this one go by. Well when I got the free marshmallow snowman from Meljen’s Designs Facebook page I knew I just had to  enter. In my bloglovin feed this morning I saw a wonderful sketch from Cheerful Sketches and I just had to try it. I used three different scraps of patterned paper that were left overs from a couple of different projects. So here is what I did for the challenge.
I have to save this sketch I just love it and it wasn’t too hard to do. I used my spellbinders circles small and large and had the hat over the circles. The holly leaves are punched with a mini punch I bought 5 years ago in a U.S. Wal-Mart. (I also managed to pinch my baby finger in the punch too, Ouch) Black rhinestones are on his tummy for buttons and the sentiment is a mini self inking set of stamps.
Close up of the holly leaves and berries
Finished inside of the card with a couple more holly leaves. One more Christmas card for my stash.
Challenges I will enter this in are:
Cheerful Sketches  sketch
Meljen’s Designs Challenge Blog theme TAGS
Catch the bug Challenge Blog theme STUFFED use leftover paper
Hiding in my Craft Room #176 Freestyle
Meljen’s Facebook Page use the free image.
Thanks for stopping by today and if you are not too tired from Cyber Monday shopping go find something you got free and make a project for the challenge.


Leslie Hanna said...

Wow, that's some serious stash usage!

lauren bergold said...

as in all things (except the color pink, obviously!) i agree with leslie: impressive AND fabulous! :)

Lynn's Place said...

Awesome card...tfs

Engelchen said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Cheerful sketches. Your card is beautiful. If you like, you cab enter 3 times. :)
I hope we see your again.

Greetings Geesje

Barbara Godden said...

It just LOVE this sketch, I sure will use it a lot and it's a great use for patterned paper scraps.

Jessi Fogan said...

That holly is totally worth the injury - so perfect!! Love the sparkly buttons :)

Bernadet said...

Such a great card Barbara!
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.... and good luck!!

Céline said...

Beautiful card!

Thanks for joining us this week at Meljen's Designs!

Céline DT

Marjoleine said...

beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!


Virgo5 said...

Wow, beautiful inside and out, and I love the buttons & holly! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is not only adorable, but it is so clever, too! I love the details you added like the dimensional holly leaves. I also liked how you gave the snowman some 3D buttons-- it reminded me of the snowmen I made growing up (though mine didn't turn out as cute as yours)! The color palette is traditional and evokes those happy holiday feelings, but you did such a modern combination of shapes and patterns. I also liked how you made the inside look fantastic, too! This card is both elegant and whimsical and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about it. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Nellie said...

What a beautiful Card!! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!!


Creaine said...

wow nice card! Thanks for joining the challege at cheerful sketches. good luck.
bye, Ine

Laura Turcotte said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR this week!

Tammy Miller said...

Love your project so very cute! Thanks for joining in our November Recipe Challenge @ Catch the Bug! Hope you will join us for our Christmas Chaos!.


I love the dimension you created! Thanks so much for joining us at Bugaboo for our 'STUFFED' challenge, Holding thumbs that your name comes up in the draw.
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

Rae Ann said...

Such great layers and dimension on this card! I love this sketch too. I will have to file it away for later. =)

Thank you for joining us this week at Meljen’s Designs for our Tags challenge!

Tracy said...

Awww this card is so sweet.
Hope your finger feels better soon

Marieke Slaats said...

What a great card you made, thanks for playing along in the cheerful sketches challenge.


Margreet said...

Beautiful card...thanks for playing with us at Cheerfful Sketches...wishing you a Happy and creative 2015!
xxx Margreet