Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Taking on a Challenge...or Two...or Three?

It's Wednesday....a full week into the month of 
December and it's gone by quickly, hasn't it?!

I have been 'hooked' on making Christmas cards
this year.  I don't know if it's because I stocked up
on sooooo many of the new holiday collections
this past fall or what?!
I just know that I am going to be offering most of
my new cards in my Etsy shop because I will have
an abundance!

I have My Mind's Eye and Fancy Pants Designs to thank
for parts of this elegant greeting.  I embellished a bit with
lots of bling
from The Paper Studio, Recollections and Stickles.
Oh...that punch on the blue panel?
It's a cool 'Radiant Circle' from EK Success.
I just randomly punched it and I think it added
a lot of depth, don't you?

I thought I would offer these to the following challenges:

I LoVe this quote and I LoVe this card
from Fancy Pants Designs 'Christmas Magic'
Collection.  I find all of their cards so versatile.

The DP on the base is from the 'Merry Days of Christmas'
Collection and the holly die cut is from 'Holly Jolly' set
both from My Mind's Eye.
I am a huge fan of those very 'luxe' sequins that I find
in the $1.99 bins at Archiver's, so the last time I was
there, I picked up several colors.  They made
terrific berries for the holly.
It's not as easy to see, but I added
stardust Stickles around the edges of the
holly and on the card around the heart gem.

I love that this card fits these FAB challenges:
Red, Olive, Neutral of Choice

So happy to have had a chance to share these with
you today!  I will be back at midnight tonight with a
fab new challenge from 

See you soon!


Neil said...

Your cards are lovely. The first is my favourite, I just love the colours and the composition. But then I think the quote on the second is amazing too.

Owlways Learning More said...

This is a great card! Very elegant, good luck with the challenges! Check out my submission for the There She Goes Challenge...I used loads of glitter, LOL!!

MariLynn said...

Those are both gorgeous!!

Tifany said...

Beautiful cards!
I love that circle punch you used on the first card...looks like it is called "Radiant Circles" if you wanted to edit your post.
It looks like a very versatile punch! Thanks for sharing!

Lavender Rose said...

They are both fabulous! I LOVE the top card especially, the embellishments are stunning and the punched holes so effective, gorgeous!!!!!

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning cards especially the top one, love all the sparkle and bling!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

These are both GORGEOUS, Julie! Stunning and beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

Julie said...

Wow!! Absolutely adore both cards but the first has the slightest edge for me! The design is so original and the flourish is divine!! Juliexx

Sarah A said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colours on the top one and all that bling is stunning!

Sarah x

Stef H said...

it may have been a while since i've come by, but it's STILL a delight. wowza girl! these are gorgeous!

hope your holiday is truly blessed and fabulous!

hugs :)

Monique said...

Wow Wow Wow .. These are stunning Julie Love this first one but they are both wonderful Holiday cards... and you can never have enough :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's a pretty snowflakes card, really really beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

Beautiful ... both of your cards ... love the bling! .. Thanks for playing along at CCCB ... nice to see you here

Avril Tanner said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

Glenda J said...

Great papers and I love all the details. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare!

Lorraine said...

Oh my! They're both absolutely stunning. What a treat for the eyes.

jjcreations said...

Both of these creations are marvelous!!!! Love all the embellishments. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

Broni said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the bling on the first one and that great sentiment (and font) on the second one! Thanks for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!!

Marisa said...

Darling DP with the houses on it and a great use of this week's colors. Thanks for playing the Color Dare this week!

Nancy Wethington said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are amazing and so inspiring. Great colors and love all the embellishments and your special touch on each one.

Deborah Frings said...

Both these cards are so beautiful, yet so different!! Love the bling and glamour.

Unknown said...

Both cards are beautiful! Thank you for taking the time to join the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week ... we hope to see you again soon!

Hels Sheridan said...

Stunning cards Julie, I am waaay behind on my cards this year, thinking... I will have to .. buy some!! LOL Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Joanne Leddy said...

These are gorgeous. I love the blues and the glitter, pearls ... the shapes and how it flows is just wonderful. The second card is so sweet! The holly berries are adorable and I love the papers. Thanks so much for sharing!

Unknown said...

I have to agree with everyone else here.. These are fabulous.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Wow!!! Incredibly gorgeous cards!! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB this week!