Saturday, December 5, 2015

Christmas Love...Happiness is

This is my card for STAMPlorations NeverEnding "Anything Goes" Challenge using the freebie, digi-stamp, front and center.  Also included in the CasePlorations at Stamplorations, December 1, 2015 Challenge, inspired by the simplicity of one layer cards...and this is simplicity for me.  I dry embossed a Nordic design on colonial white cardstock and then colored with ShinHan pens.  Used Cricut Design Space to text, weld, and cut all the words to the right of the Cup and Books, and added a stamped sentiment on the upper left-hand corner.  "Coffee" is a die.  Raised the image and sentiment with 3D Foam Tape.   


Products Used:
Design Paper/Embossing Folder
     Sizzix "Holtz Alterations" Nordic Design
     CTMH Colonial White and Barn Red Cardstock
     ShinHan Pens (Red, Green, Beige and Brown)
     CTMH Ponderosa Pine
     Cricut Design Space - Add Text, weld and cut
     STAMPflorations A December Freebie Digi Cup & Books
     Sentiment CTMH S1510 Twinkle SOTM
     3D Foam Tape
     Zig "Wink of Stella" Clear

Also submitted to the following challenges:

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be hop on by.

Challenge 12 - December 
Optional Theme:  Santa Clause is Coming to Town 

Craft It Up and Link It Up Linky Party - Week 2 

ChouxChoux Challenge
December 5, 2015 Christmast Winter Challenge #2
"Visions of Sugar Plums"

The Outlawz Challenge
Twisted Thursday, Dec 3-9, 2015
"Winter" Twist
and December 2015 Inlinkz

TTCRD Challenge
Tuesday, December 1-7, 2015
"Anything Goes"

Simply Papercraft Challenges
Friday, December 4, 2015
Challenge #19 "Anything Goes"

DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #169
Nov 26 - Dec 9, 2015
Week #2  Christmas Alternative

DL.Art December Linky Challenge
"Anything Goes" - Card for December 5, 2015
Random Draw


KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi there! I love your card! Especially love the nordic background and the sentiment! I also like the image - you mentioned it was a freebie at STAMPlorations - could you please direct me as to where it is - I looked but cannot find it. Maybe I'm too late? Thanks!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Lisa said...

Love that background...can't wait to borrow it!!

~amy~ said...

Love your fab card! It reminds me of a cozy sweater!

Lori m said...
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Lori m said...

Great card, pretty papers and sentiment, makes me want to curl up next to a fireplace and just chill out for the day.
Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

Hugs, Lori m
DL.ART DT Member

Migdalia said...

A very festive & fun card! Awesome job!!
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Sue! Thank you so much for letting me know! I love it! Enjoy your day!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the wonderful festive Christmas card with Deer & Poinsettia paper in background. Thank you for entering DLART Christmas challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
DLART Guest Designer

Patricia St Martin said...

Love your darling card and you did an awesome job on it. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
Hugs Pat

maria f. said...

What a lovely Christmassy take on Amy's card over at CASEplorations. So glad you joined us this month.

Christi Conley said...

So pretty - your background papers are beautiful! I love how you have taken so many elements and coordinated them together so beautifully! Thank you for playing with us at Through the Craft Room Door ~ Christi DT

Willeke said...

What a beautiful card !
Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
DT Through The Craft Room Door
Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Thank you everyone for your kind and cozy compliments...appreciate it.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

The Design Team comments from The Outlawz Challenge Twisted Thursday:

Carrie Sheridan, DT on Sunday
I've seen this embossing folder (Taylored Expressions, I think), but never colored! It looks gorgeous with your rich, Christmasy colors! Your sentiment is great, too! I'd take cocoa over coffee, but otherwise it sure sounds good to me! Beautiful card, Suzanne! Thanks for sharing this with us!
Reply by Suzanne Reynolds on Sunday
Cocoa with a twist of vanilla and some small marshmellows...I agree. The embossing folder is from Sizzix Holtz's Alterations.
Reply by Carrie Sheridan, DT on Sunday
Thanks, Suzanne! I think TE has a similar one, but I really love how this turned out with your coloring!

NanaConnie on Sunday
Love this sentiment, Suzanne!! So true. :-D

Jean Chaney, DT on Sunday
Really nice, Suzanne. I love that embossing folder and the sentiment is perfect for a chilly day. I know some people have it really rough, but anything under 80 degrees is chilly for me LOL!

Andrea Beecroft, DT on Sunday
Suzanne what a beautiful card just love your sentiment a great idea for a Christmas card such neat paper. Hugs Andrea

Janet McLaughlin,DT on Monday
Love that embossing folder, Suzanne! What a fabulous job you did coloring it! It looks just like a Nordic sweater! Great sentiment, as well!

Patricia St Martin,DT on Monday
Suzanne I agree with you!!! The perfect paper for a look of a blanket and love the sentiment. Great job for the challenge.

Nicole Chambers, DT yesterday
Love this, Suzanne! I love the sentiment, it works so well well the stamped image and the Christmas sweater pattern paper! Which I just realized is a coloured embossing folder, so it's even more wow!

Donna Mundinger yesterday
Love it! Makes me all warm and cozy.

Pia Skarning, DT yesterday
Coffee, book and blanket, yup, that is happiness. I love the Nordic touches on this card, a favorite style of mine. Carrie Sheridan, DT

I've seen this embossing folder (Taylored Expressions, I think), but never colored! It looks gorgeous with your rich, Christmasy colors! Your sentiment is great, too! I'd take cocoa over coffee, but otherwise it sure sounds good to me! Beautiful card, Suzanne! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Lori said...

Love this card - especially the sentiment - I love curling up with coffee (or maybe tea) and a good book! Love the Nordic look paper. So glad you linked up to my challenge at ChouxChoux Paper Art!

Tracey said...

Love the Nordic you did great at colouring! Wish I owned a cricut explore? Perfect sentiment, great card Sue!

Got2BCrafting said...

What a great card!!! Love the sentiment and you designed the card perfectly to go with it!! :)

Thanks for joining us for the Craftin Desert Divas "Christmas" Linky Party.
~DT Lori

Monika Skinner said...

Nothing better than picking up a book and a cuppa and snuggling up under a cosy blanket. Thanks for joining December's CASEplorations. Happy New Year! :-)

shirley-bee said...

Love the Nordic design! Thanks for playing along with CASEplorations :)