Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bows & GDT / DT Call @ Christmas Card Challenges

Good Mornings Beautiful People!
Being Sunday, it is time for a new challenge at

Christmas Card Challenges!

And this week’s theme is one of my favourites ....
*squeal!!!* I am getting all giddy thinking about it ;)

Remember the challenge theme is optional, the only real rule is you must create a new Christmas Holiday, winter or Hanukkah card / creation.

I try and tackle challenge themes with the 1st thing that comes to mind and mentioning the word BOWS, presents under the tree is what pops into my mind. All of them dressed in gorgeous paper(s) lush ribbon(s) adored with big beautiful bows! Ohhh sounds like every child (and big kids) dream!

So for this week challenge to celebrate bows and how you can incorporate some stamping into your gifting packaging, I am sharing with you a pressie that is all ready to go under the Christmas tree for this year.

We all know me, I adore anything ‘vintage’ so for this I have taken some simple brown paper (you can buy this anytime of the year and it is cheap!) inked up the stamp and gave it a coat of Zing white embossing powder & then adorned the gift with a lush double bow and big sparkly button.

Simple, quick, easy and result ...
I think exquisitely beautiful!
Not bad for what was once just a piece of boring old piece of brown paper!
And what a way to get some more use of your stamps! 
I am sure the recipient is going to love the extra touches that have gone into this ‘just a box of chocolates’.

The Christmas Card Challenge girls and I would love to see how you are inspired by bows so please drop on by the Christmas Card Challenges Blog, take in the delectable inspiration the girls have got on offer for you and come along and play with us :)

Ohhh and before I forget
 Christmas Card Challenges are also holding a DT call!
CCC comes to a close at the end of November and they are calling for their 2013 Dream Team!
And also requesting GDT's for next year! 
Being on the team is a great way to make a head-start on all your Christmas cards!
You can find all the details {here

Now ... I think I might just go get inky and make a matching tag to go with this!
Thanks for dropping in to see me today!

Recipe -
Stamp(s)- Unknown
Paper(s) - Brown paper
Embellishment(s) – Ribbon & pearls from stash, VersaMark Embossing pad, Zing white embossing powder, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds, Old plastic button (given a new life).
Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Clear It Out Challenge - The Gift Challenge  (ribbon & buttons from stash) Tues
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bows / Ribbon Tues E1/1
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Bling Tues 
My Craft Spot - Embossing Mon E1/1
Oh La La Creation Blog - Christmas Sentiment Mon
Stamp & Create - Winter Wonderland Monthly
Totally Stampalicious - Stampalicious Christmas Mon
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas Fri E
Winter Wonderland - Anything But a Card Fri E1/1
Crimbo Crackers - Pink Christmas Thurs E2/-

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22 Treasured comments:

rachel said...

stunning card Leesa and I just adore that visible image stamp! Hugs rachel xx

Unknown said...

I think this is beautiful, I would love to see it under my tree hugs Txx

Sandra H said...

Morning Leesa, Totally stunning l do like kraft card and your bow is gorgeous!! x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation so pretty and must have taken ages such detail, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Waseem said...

like the idea and the info..i might need it when design for Plastic cards.

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a gorgeous Bow .. the present is fabulous as it is without unwrapping lol
Thanks for joining is at Winter Wonderland this week
Lisa x

GiGi said...

This is gorgeous! I would love to get a package that looked like this. That bow is fabulous! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh My Goodness this is stunning, Love that HUGE Bow its amazing, Love Hazelxo

Linda said...

What a stunning bow. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Leesa, I love the embossed tree and the most beautiful bow..
Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs..


jane stillman said...

A fabulous project and bow, love it x

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful card - that bow is fabulous!!! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

Sandy Trefger said...

Fabulous! It's amazing what a stunning bow and gorgeous image can do for plain brown paper! Love it! And bows make me think of gifts too! Thanks for sharing this with our Clear it Out Challenge (Gifts).
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a gorgeous card tied up to look like a gift! Beautifully done!
Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out challenges. We hope to see you again.
Huggies ~

rockpapercricut said...

Really beautiful. I love craft and pink together, and your bow is amazing! Great job. Thanks for entering your project in the Monday challenge at My Craft Spot. :)


mixamatoasties said...

Absolutely stunning card. Gorgeous.

Sorry I'm late but thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts!

Susan x

Corrinne said...

Stunning creation! It's so CAS yet absolutely gorgeous :) Thank you for sharing it with us at Clear It Out Challenges!

I invite you to join me at Tuesday Alchemy's current challenge: as well.

Lots of joy,

Mau xx said...

Oh Leesa you obviously Love gorgeous wrapped pressies as much as me :) I so love wrapping them and always have.
This is beautiful! Just love the colours together
I am getting excited already :)
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Tip Top said...

Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Lynn's Place said...

Great take on the Clear It Out Tuesday challenge... thanks for playing along.

stamp-color-and create said...

Definitely thinking outside of the box on this one. Love it. Thanks for joining us for the Clear It Out Gift Challenge.

Lavender Rose said...

Truly stunning. The white embossing really stands out against the brown paper and that bow is so sumptuous.

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