Sunday, July 29, 2012

No Stamping @ Christmas Card Challenges

Mornings all :) 
It is time again for a new challenge at 

This week the challenge is ... 
No Stamping
The challenge theme is optional, the only real rule is you must create a new Christmas Holiday, winter or Hanukkah card / creation.

Now, I always get a little muddled with challenges like this.
Is digital stamps still stamping ??? is it after all called a 'stamp'.

So to play this challenge theme totally safe and to really challenge myself, I totally avoided inking up any rubber and my printer.  I have a big ole draw of Rub-On's that are always neglected so now was the prefect time to dust them off and rub them off!

 I reached for my new stash of Kraft again for this card.  I have slightly distressed along the edges with some TH Distress inks, added some gorgeous rich red stitching with DMC thread, a touch of ribbon and a bow topped with a handmade button that is embellished with 3 red beads.  The gorgeous pin is handmade and was a gift from my dear friend Debbie from The Crafty Pad for my birthday - I just adore the chain on it!  And the sentiment is a Kaisercraft Rubon from the Tis The Season Collection from my stash. 

It is a little C&S for me but I can see this card being made a few more times as Christmas approaches as it is just so pretty and I am so in love with it, and the red and brown combo is just delicious!

As always the girls and I would love if you played along with us at

I look forward to seeing you there! 
Thanks for dropping in to see me today :) 

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
2 Sisters - Christmas In July Sat
Gem of a Challenge - Kraft at Christmas Sat
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Tie a Ribbon Sat
Sugar Creek Hollow - Vintage Christmas in July Sat
C.R.A.F.T. - Stitching Thurs E1/5
DRS Design Rubber Stamps - Christmas Thurs E1/1
Pixie Dust Studio - Christmas Thurs
Shelly's Images - Christmas Thurs
Fab 'n' Funky - No Stamped Images Wed C10 E1/1
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27 Treasured comments:

Lou Sims said...

Stunning card in its simplicity and design. The big red bow really "pops".


rachel said...

so classy Leesa - another stunning card - and that's such a good idea to use up those rub ons!!! Fabulous xxx

Hazel said...

Utterly gorgeous card - such a sumptuous ribbon with the button and beads - thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 83 - hope to see you again soon. x

Darlene said...

Just GORGEOUS!! Love that ribbon treatment ... WOWZA!! Thanks so much for joining our "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Pia S said...

This card is such a lovely and elegant card! I love the fantastic ribbon with a pin! The sentiment and stitching are nice decorative elements. Love it!

Sandra H said...

Oh wow this is just so beautiful the simplicity of the details you have done are totally stunning, xx

Vicky said...

Event the DT had problems interpreting this challenge, well done for avoiding all types of stamping!! Your card is gorgeous I love the simplicity and elegance. Thanks for sharing it with us at Fab'n'Funky this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Kim. said...

Stunning card, it has a very elegant look to it and the pin is gorgeous.
Kim xXx

Catie Cuddles said...

Wow wow wow love this.
Thanks for sharing at CHNC 83 and hope to see you again soon.

Rach83 said...

I've never seen a rub-on look so elegant. Fantastic card, Leesa. Love your big red bow and pins. Just stunning.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Look forward to your next entry!


Meggymay said...

A stunning, elegant card. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous .. what a beautiful ribbon
Lisa x

Ju Budant said...

Super Super elegant! I love it! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

wow!! your card really really pretty Leesa, i love it!
Thank you for playing with us at 2 Sister this week.


Zippy said...

I know I've said it before but your creations are stunning! I love the bow! Xxx

ahlers5 said...

Very pretty. Love the embellishments. Thanks so much for playing along with us at 2 Sisters this week.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous creation!!

Shelia said...

Love this gorgeous CAS creation. Your ribbon, bow, button and pin really make this stand out. Thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at DRS Designs.

carol said...

OOOh Gorgeous card, simple and elegant, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT x carol

Anonymous said...

Prettiest Christmas card ever! Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs.

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, I just love the details and the shine you added to this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Fab 'n Funky Challenge!

Jackie, Fab 'n Funky DT

Min said...

Wow, the simplicity is amazing and just GORGEOUS!!!

Thanks so much for playin' along with us for the Shelly's Images Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again for another FUN Challenge! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

mandy said...

Gorgeous card Hun love the clean and simple style it really makes the card :)

Thanks for joining us at 2Sisters Challenge

Hugs Mandy xxx

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Leesa! what an elegant and classy card! Love the lush ribbon and the beads and pin… so beautiful !
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Aunty Sue said...

What a fab card thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week hope to see you back soon.

The Scrapping Factory said...

oh wow! gorgeous...thanks for playing along with us at PDS...Fabi xxx

Donna said...

Absolutely stunning card and such an elegant design...gotta love kraft and red together...perfick! Thank you for joining in our kraft challenge at Pink Gem :) Donna ♥ x

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