September 30, 2012

2012 Christmas Card Challenge Week #44


How has your weekend been?  Good I hope!  It has been a nice, quiet weekend here.  I haven't really done much, but I did manage to make a few things.  I've also come to the realization that I'm in need of diet and exercise.  I had a physical recently, and they threw the word "obese" at me.  That's such a harsh word, but realistically, it's true.  I've always been overweight, but never has anyone told me I was obese before.  Hearing that cuts deep.  I don't usually post too much about that kind of thing on my blog, but I think I'm going to hold my self accountable, and make my struggle with weight loss and my new journey to take control of it, public.  I won't be posting in excess, but I will be including monthly photos, starting tomorrow.  I HATE to be in front of the camera, so I'm hoping this will keep me on track this time.  I'm assuming I'll be including little tidbits here and there, but I promise not to bore anyone with a lot of negativitiy or whining, even though I'm doing it over here. lol  Maybe some of you out there are struggling with the same thing, and it will help you as well.  The bottom line is getting healthy, and that's my goal.  I want to be around to watch my daughter grow into the beautiful woman I can already see coming out in her.     

Anyway, enough rambling.  Onto why you're here today.  Looking through my files, I hadn't realized that it had been such a long time since I'd made a Christmas card.  It's time to get back into the swing of that, and start making them every week.  This week we were asked to use chipboard on our projects.  For all of the details on this weeks challenge, click HERE.

Here is my card for this challenge.

I've had the chipboard flourish in my stash for over a year.  I embossed it in my Cuttlebug and inked it with Pumice Stone distress ink.  I have to say, I totally dig these colors together, and my card did turn out quite nice.  I'm glad to have another one for my stash.  Now I'll just have to continue making them every week.  I've combined the following challenges in my card too.

Deconstructed Sketch #71 - Sketch
AI Stamps Challenge #82 - Banners & Bunting
Do You Stack Up #91 - Scallops
Fabulous Friday - Embossing
HIMCR #65 - Anything Goes (show your style - mine is clean lines, for sure)
Totally Gorjuss #151 - Punches & Dies

There are some fantastic projects posted over on the CCC blog.  I do hope you get the chance to check them out, and hopefully, join us this week. 

Have a wonderful day!


Ros Crawford said...

I love your card ... you always create with elegance ... As for your personal struggle ... I'm behind you all the way ... You have made the biggest step ... it can only get easier ... I wish you every success and you moan or wine as much as you like ... you are doing a great thing for yourself ... have a lovely Sunday!

Tracey Holdyk said...

Thank you for the lovely comment about my card, it is very much appreciated.
Totally love this card, the colours are just amazing and the design is gorgeous.
love me :-)

WencheP said...

Gorgeous and elegant card. Love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Teresa Jaye said...

ooooooooo so pretty - love the soft color palette. Your precise lines and layers are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love the soft colours you have used, such an elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Jenscrapstoo said...

Really love the papers and the soft feel to your card. Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Jan Garber said...

Pretty card! And good luck with your goals! You sound very motivated! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Scrappin Robin said...

Beautiful Card, I love the colors that you used.
Thank you for playing with...Hiding in My Craft Room.
Robin L.

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

This is so elegant and beautiful card.I totally loved the colours.Great job!!Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
ArchanaThanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card. love every element!!! thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs. And a big hug from us too. You definitely have our support to stay healthy.

Rebecca Mosher said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with DYSU!

Kerry said...

Stunning card, I especially LOVE the soft colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Impressions challenge!

Alanna said...

Your card is gorgeous Steph, so soft and pretty.

Good luck with the excercise and eating better. It's such a struggle, isn't it? I wish you all the best!