July 10, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge Week #32

Hi everyone!

I hope your week went by as quickly as mine did, and that you've enjoyed a nice weekend.  Unfortunately, I had to work this weekend, which left little time for fun.  Boo!  It's ok though, I'll make up for it next weekend. :)

Sunday brings us another Christmas Card Challenge.  This weeks challenge is paper piecing.  For this weeks challenge, click HERE.

I seldom paper piece anything.  I found out just how bad I am at it this week too.  Not sure why I had such a difficult time, but this is attempt number 3. lol  I paper pieced his pants, sweater, hat and scarf.  I'm happy with the results, it just took longer to finish.  This image is too cute though.  I should use him more often, and I love the touch of liquid applique for the hat.  This card is slightly smaller than an A2 as well.  I think I'm going to use it as a gift card, maybe.  I've also come across some new, to me, challenges I've combined in this card.

Eat, Sleep, Stamp #138 - Sketch
Jingle Belles - Holiday Leftovers (use scraps - my card is almost entirely scraps)
Moving Along With The Times #106 - Christmas in July
Stampin With The Dragon - Christmas In July
Paper Sundaes #77 - Paper Piecing (and they just happened to be sponsored by Heather Ellis today too!)

So, how many Christmas/holiday cards do you have made this year?  There are only 4 months until the holidays again.  Why not get a head start on your Christmas cards?  The designers have created some amazing cards for you this week.  I do hope you'll check them out.

Have a great day!


Adelina said...

Without the challenges, I don't think I'd be very far with Christmas cards! =) I love the way this card turned out despite your troubles with paper piecing. LOL!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Very cute card and thanks for the little nudge to get started on my own Christmas cards.

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining in with us at Stampin with the Dragon, good luck.
Kevin xx

dstandard said...

too cute Steph! I have one made but I start about Sept and make about 5 a week and it covers the 50 or so plus I give out at work

Carla aka scrappypug said...

How cute! I love that image too. The liquid applique is a perfect touch!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow! he's ♥SNOW ADORABLE♥ for sure and i think you've done an AMAZING job of both paper-piecing AND using some gorgeous SCRAPS! totally cool holiday card! :)

SmilynStef said...

Love how he looks like his mom put him in about 4 layers of clothes to send him outside into the snow ... I bet he waddles when he tries to walk ... so very cute ... and so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

June Houck said...

This is super cute! I love that stamp...I'll have to add it to my wish list.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute image & I just love the sentiment!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Benzi said...

Oh, this is adorable and the paper piecing looks super. Love the bit of liquid applique for the hat..just perfect.
Made one item for Christmas so far. But, I made so many Christmas cards last year (my fave kind to make) that I had about 20 left over that I can use this year. Of course, I will be making more.

Fiona said...

wow...you should be happy, this is fab and great paper piecing!! Thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week.


downrightcrafty said...

fabulous Xmas card, love it, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stampin with the Dragon. I have candy if you are interested.
Hugs Kate xx

Val said...

A lovely card and brilliant colouring. Thanks for playing at MAWTT this week.

Debs said...

Wonderful card - I think the paper piecing is fabulous!
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Tracy said...

Woo-hoo!! Another fab Christmas card. I absolutely love the clean lines and your take on the sketch. I'm a huge fan of kraft card stock. And your card is proof positive that it really makes cards pop! Great job!!! Thank you for playing along with Sketchy Thursday.

Amanda R said...

Very cute, I don't have a single christmas card done so congrats to you! Thanks for joining in this week at Paper Sundaes