Sunday, June 10, 2012

Woodgrain @ Christmas Card Challenges

Good Morning all :) 

This is my 2nd week Guesting along with the girls at 

and this weeks challenge for you all is .... 
#28 - Woodgrain

Hmmm ... Not an easy one for me I will say, and I did struggle at first with ideas :$  I ended up making my own wood-grain DP using my scraps of Vanilla cardstock, some white spray paint and some good old Tim Holtz Distress inks.  And when I finished playing with this, it really blew my socks off that I had not only met the challenge, but fallen in love with yet another card :))

The gritty details - The woodgrain DP is handmade, the sentiment is a digital that I found on the web :$ The embellishments are ALL PRIMA, I could not resist digging into my stash of treasures and thought this was a good time to let the poor things see light after nearly a year in the hording box :) *that is bad stashing lol*  The ribbon and lace are also from my stash.  Got to say, I am really happy with the finish of this card

The girls at Christmas Card Challenges have all done an amazing job to inspire you all this week and we would love if you played along! So please do drop by and see them and share some love with them

Thanks for dropping into see me today :))

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls -
Craft Your Days Away - Bingo (middle line down pearls, ribbon & glitter) Sat
Sugar Creek Hollow - Make your own DP Sat E1/3
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes Fri
Totally Paper Crafts - Doodle it (nails in the wood) Fri
4 Crafty Chicks - Monochromatic Thurs
CropStop - Monochromatic Thurs E1/3
Shelly's Images - Bling Thurs 
Creative Belli Blog - Sentiment Only Wed 
My Mums Craft Shop - Bingo (top line across Flowers, pearls & die cuts) Wed E1/3
Word Art Wednesday - Encouraging Uplifting Sentiment Wed E1/2
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29 Treasured comments:

rachel said...

Hi Leesa - this is really stunning - absolutely gorgeous! Hugs Rachel xx

Georgiana said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always. Your projects are amazing.

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is gorgeous .. i just love the woodgrain !
Lisa x

Sue B said...

Wow! Leesa this is SO gorgeous!! I love the paper that you've created and the wonderful sentiment… and those embellishments are just exquisite - so, so beautiful !!! You should be well proud of this.. it's a real corker of a card...
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Love Sue xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Leesa! This is stunning beyond words. I am SO incredibly blessed to have you share your beautiful art with us at Word Art Wednesday. I would just LOVE IT if you would play along each week. What a treat to have your gorgeous work shared in our challenge. Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. It's a BIG blessing to us, and we are so grateful to you!
Have a blessed week!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Pat K said...

STUNNING - woodgrain never looked so good. Love the black frame and well, everything about your card. Thanks so much for playing in the Belli Challenge and I hope you'll join us next time! Pat K.

Patti P. said...

Leesa, so happy to see you playing at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Wow, what a beautiful card. Love the color palette, not the usual colors for Christmas but simply gorgeous! Your embellishments are lovely, love those glittered stars. Your wood background paper just blows me away, love it. You should be very happy with your creation.
Thanks for sharing at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Patti SCH/DT

Patricia Chalas said...

that is an adorable card!
thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL!

jimlynn said...

Very easy to fall in love with as it's just gorgeous!!! Love the wood look and all the details on this sensational card! So very pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges.

Meggymay said...

Stunning card, love the colour combination as a change to the usual Xmas colours. The wood grain backing paper is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at SCH this week.

Suzie McFloozy said...

Wow what an amazing card - love the huge cluster of blooms and bling :)
Thanks for playing bingo along with us at MMCS challenges & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Mynn xx said...

OH MY WORD. This is absolutely stunning! LOVE your homemade paper--gorgeous! :)

Darlene said...

WOW! This is fabulous ... inside & out! Love everything about it!! Thanks so much for joining our "ALL ABOUT THE BLINGAGE" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Gemiel said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Your handmade woodgrain paper is awesome and I love how you embellished the sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!!

Wendy Swenne said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card!! Love everything about it. All on the card just fits together perfectly.

Thanks so much for playing along with us on WAW.


Sally said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and embellies. Thanks for playing this week at MMCS.
Sally. xx

Vicki said...

Fabulous card with great details. Thanks for joining our CropStop Challenge.

Tamie said...

Oh My Goodness this is simply fabulous!! Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

paper fun said...

I adore this card. So unique and orginal in the browns. Wonderful!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Katie said...

I love this card! So festive and full of goodness. Thank you for joining us at CropStop this week!

Lori Turner said...

OMGOSH I think I've fallen in love!!!! What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our Monochromatic challenge!!

Veronica said...

the neutral colors are awesome
Thank you for joining our CropStop Monochromatic Challenge.

CropStop said...

So great ! Thanks for joining in the fun at

Zippy said...

This is stunning, so beautiful and love the colours! xxx

Dawn said...

Just amazing Leesa! No wonder you're happy!!!
Dawn xx

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Wow Leesa ... this is TOTALLY gorgeous! I love it too and I can see why you're so happy with this card! Helen xxx

Jacqui P said...

My goodness, I am totally in love with this card! no wonder you love it! you should be proud!
Thankyou for playing along with us this time on craft your days away challenge!
Jacqui p x

Payne Holler Cards said...

gorgeous background paper - lovin your wood grain so very much!

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning card. I love the neutral colours and all your gorgeous details.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away this fortnight in our Bingo challenge and good luck.

Hugs Sarahxx

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