Thursday, April 19, 2012

Christmas in April ??? @ Moving Along With The Times

Good Morning Folks :) 

It's time for a new challenge at

This week it is the Honey Hazels turn to pick the challenge and she was thinking ... 
Christmas in April ?

Lucky for me I love Christmas no matter what time of the year and grabbed the challenge with both hands and ran with it!  I did get a few strange looks from hubby this week as I kept emerging from my craft room singing "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know" pmsl!  All good though as I think it really helped to get those festive season creative juices flowing. 

The lovely folks from Bugaboo Stamps are sponsoring this challenge :) 
They also gave the DT some adorable images to play with 
and I could not resist using Baby Christmas.
The prize they have so kindly offered is ... 
A HUGE SEVEN images ! That is $21 worth! 
Thank you Bugaboo Stamps!

My card this week is pretty much self explanatory with what I did.  I kept with the vintage shabby style I love to create, used my Spotty Dotty embossing folder and ink distressed the papers, stitched in red and green around each of the  layers, added a gorgeous bow and some flowers from my stash.  All the supplies in this are from my scraps bucket right down to the matt layers that are actually white card stock that I have colored with Spectrum Noir pens. 

Gorgeous Baby Christmas I have colored with Spectrum Noir pens, added some glitter to his jingle jangle hat and I toiled him up in layers with some foam tape to really make him pop out of the card.  I think he maybe a unisex image but I think he looks like a boy to me :$  Wow here I am debating the sex of a digital image :$ I so do have to stop drinking so much coffee lol 

Anyways, Hazel, the girls and I would all love you all to play along with us this week. 
Pop on over, let the girls get you in the festive season with their too gorgeous inspirations and get in that craft room of yours and link up your creation with us!

I hope you like what you see today and thanks for dropping in on me :)

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
 Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Fav Color (traditional red and green) E2/3 
Christmas Card Challenges - Challenge Optional (Twine) Sun E1/? GDT Call
Pile It On - Pop it up Sun E1/-
Top Tip Tuesday - Spotty Dotty  Tue E2/3
Digital Tuesday - Distress Tues E1/-
Bearly- Mine Challenges - Embossing Tues E1/2
Papertake Weekly Challenge - A Stitch In Time Tues E1/-
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20 Treasured comments:

shaz earl said...

Lovely card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles Christmas for our " Colour me Happy " challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

Debs said...

I love your card Leesa - it has such a rich vintage feel to it.
Stunning bow :o)
I love making Christmas cards and could do it all year long - and I too sing Christmas songs whilst making them lol!!!
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is wonderful.. i love the embossing and the frame .. i also love the traditional colours .. a gorgeous card
Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the traditional colours & the vintagey feel to it!
Hugs Shell xx

ops thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas this month, good luck!

Mau xx said...

Love your card Leesa, So christmassy I guess your singing paid off gal :)
Hugs mau xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love this card Leesa, Its stunning, what a brilliant card, I always love popping over and seeing what you have been up too, Love Hazelxo

pat said...

GREAT card! love the beautiful ribbon. thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Jo said...

Just lovely....gorgeous, traditional Christmas card.Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this time and good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Leesa - what a cute image and you've coloured it beautifully - all the gold sparkle looks so cool !! Love the traditional red and green theme and those fab flowers and the lush bow are gorgeous! it's a real stunner!
Oh glad it's not just me who goes around the house singing Christmas songs all year round!! LOL
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Gosh this is so beautiful, the colours are original and the sparkle on the poinsetta is lovely too also is your gorgeous ribbon:)x

Judith said...

loved this card as soon as I saw it Leesa, just so cute and traditional at the same time - love that green bow! hugs Judith x

DesignerDiva said...

This is absolutely adorable Leesa I hope I'm on your Christmas card list cos this is a stunner! Beautiful beautiful colours, colouring, super lush ribbon, everything is perfect Hunny!
Thanks for the nod about my win yesterday, I'm certainly on a lucky streak at the minute - I hope it extends to my lottery numbers!
Big hugs Laurie xx

Candace said...

This is adorable! Your bow is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

Brigitte said...

WOW, your card is gorgeous!!! I love the sweet image and the lovely bow! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Laney said...

Fabulous card!!love the vintage feel and its beautiful on the inside and out!! thanks for joining us at BMC

Janice said...

Such a great card Leesa, love it, Jx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card lots of lovely texture too! Thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the traditional colours!
Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Lisa said...

Thank you Leesa for joining us at Papertake Weekly with this adorable card!

BethieJ said...

This is DARLING!! I LOVE that cute image you used.. and YEAH for getting a card done early! :)
Thank You for joining us at PIO last week!!
Have a GREAT day!

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