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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Saturated Canary Christmas Party Challenge

Over at the Saturated Canary Challenge Blog there is a Christmas Party challenge.  To enter the challenge you have to link up any Christmas/New Year project and then people looking at the blog will need to vote for their favourites.  If you like my card I would appreciate it if you can find the time to vote HERE.

For my card I have used the Saturated Canary image called "Christmas Nutcracker".  I decided to keep the colour scheme as black, white and grey/silver so I coloured the image in with varying shades of grey Promarkers.  I have then distressed around the image and added some faux stitching.  Two of the black and white papers are from Crafty Ann's Digi Store, the other is by Martha Stewart Crafts.  The flowers have been made by rubbing dried unused baby wipes with Tim Holtz's Black Soot distress ink pad and then die-cutting with a circle scallop die in my Cuttlebug.  The three layers of the flowers are held together with some 22mm brads - I've never seen such big brads - and the surface area looked too big so I coloured a snowflake peel-off with a black promarker and added one to each brad.  I have spiralled some memory wire and added a black bead.  the card has been finished off with some card candy, peel-off sentiment, grey metallic ribbon, stocking charm and come black organza ribbon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturated Canary Christmas Party - Christmas/New Year project
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Crafty Boots - Christmas
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Use a sentiment
Lollipop Crafts - Happy holidays
Fantabulous Cricut - Rolling in ribbon
Celebrate the Occasion - Christmas but no red
Creative Craft - Faux or real stitching
Creative Card Crew - Tis the season
Passion for Promarkers - Celebrations
Whimsy Stamps - Charm to your creations
Divas by Design - Merry Christmas
Crafts and Me - Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas - celebrate the holidays
Crafting for all Seasons - Christmas
Delightful Sketches - Anything goes
Paperplay - Christmas
Craft us Crazy - Christmas and/or humorous
4 Crafty Chicks - Christmas
Pixie Dust - Stitching
Always Something Creative - Merry Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Stripes
Frosted Designs - Ribbon
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Prairie Fairy - Holly Jolly Christmas - no red or green
Crafts 4 Eternity - Wire, beads and charm
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - Anything goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Christmas
Di's Digi Downloads - Christmas


Zoechaos said...

love your Baby wipe flowers and the whole black and gray colour scheme. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge XOXO Zoe

Melanie Makes said...

I hadn't ever thought to use baby wipes for a material, great idea. You did a great job explaining all the steps and detail. Thanks for joining us for Challenge me Monday at FCCB. - Melanie

Adrian said...

2 cute!

Andrea Fogleman said...

Fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Ani said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at CCC and good luck!
Hugs, Ani

Hazel said...

Hi Kym

What a wonderful card - I love it.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Hazel x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Kym...

big hugs Vicky xx

~Jeri~ said...

Love the Black, white and grey look! Great image, will have to look that one up! Good luck on your card!

Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Us Crazy

Sarah said...

Hi Kym, what a pretty card. Love the non-traditional colour scheme and the image is just gorgeous (am a big fan of Krista's images too - just wish I had time to enter this challenge myself!). Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really cute card, love the image
Lindsay xx

Sarah said...

Wow...your coloring is amazing! Great work. Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week!

Hazel said...

Love the black, white, grey etc colour combo - fab card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 51 - hope to see you again soon. x

Schnipsel und mehr...die Papierwerkstatt said...

This is such a great work. The image is really beautiful, also your color choice. Thanks for sharing with us at ASC.

xoxo Clarissa

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous card and excellent layout! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our 'Holly Jolly' challenge! Good Luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous card and excellent layout! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our 'Holly Jolly' challenge! Good Luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous card and excellent layout! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our 'Holly Jolly' challenge! Good Luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

coops said...

stunning card kym.i love the image and your colours are gorgeous :D
i voted for you :D

xx coops xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

So beautiful card, fabulous entry.
Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room, good luck.
Merry Christmas;-))m

Happy Days said...

Voted :D fingers crossed for you x

pinky said...

Love your card Kym, beautifully layout. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing your card with us at Cutie Pie, good luck, cheers sue n x

Maria said...

A great card Kym, I love your colour scheme, and die cut flowers - they look fabulous! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

cotnob said...

Fab card Kym, some very original ideas.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Amanda said...

Beautiful card...I really like how you did the flowers.

Wishing you a merry and safe Christmas from all of us at Frosted Designs


Sammi said...

This is VERY sweet! LOVE it!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Pixie Dust Studio this week!

hazel said...

A lovely card Kym, your baby wipe flowers are great. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Rose said...

Kym, your nutcracker image looks wonderful on this fun black and white themed card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's "Christmas" challenge. ~ Rose

Tamie said...

Love your black and white card. Great card. Love everything about it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Deb said...

beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Have a fabulous, festive day, Debxx

Lori said...

Wow, what a cute card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Suzi said...

Gorgeous card Kym, love that sweet SC image and your colour combo. Thank you so much for joining us over at Fairy Fun Friday this week with your adorable creation. Good luck in the draw.
Merry Christmas
Suzi x

Wilma Z said...

Wow!!! Your card is stunning. Love the image, your coloring, everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi.

Kate said...

So cute! The soft tones you've chosen look fantastic - as does your colouring!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!

Small Bits of Paper

Dilsaver Designs said...

I just love all the grays on your adorable image, beautifully done! Sorry for my lateness in commenting and we so appreciate you joining us @ CTO for the Christmas challenge :)

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

LOVE YOUR MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEME! VERY REFREHING! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

Janeen said...

what a cute image and softly done.

thank you for playing in Speedy's challenge and may your holidays be filled with joy.

Janeen said...

What a cute image and softly done. thank you for playing in Speedy's challenge and may your holidays be filled with joy.

Nasir said...

This black and white design is awesome and cute.
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Digi Darla said...

Great cards, your cards is simply stunning!Fab. Please visit my challenge blog sometimes and join our new Silver Christmas and Bakers at Digidarla.com


michele said...

Fabulous card Kym! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week, Merry Christmas! hugs x

lis-m said...

Hi Kym, gorgeous card.. who can resist a SC image...?
thanks for joining us in the Mega Christmas challenge at Passion for Promarkers.
Hugs xx

Kimberly said...

Lovely image...i'm addicted to Krista's images...love the colors you used....thanks for joining us at passion for promarkers this month. www.justwordz.ca

TannyP said...

Lovely job with this fantastic color combo! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Christmas Challenge!

Woo said...

a stunning creation! Love the colours!! Thank you for playing at Cutie Pie Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Woo x

Julie said...

Gorgeous - fab colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at PFP, Juliexx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab monochrome card. All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry.

I hope your Christmas was as good as mine and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots challenge.


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kym, love the cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Christmas challenge
hugs Mandy xx