Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas @ The Crafty Pad

Mornings beautiful peoples :)
It is time for a new challenge at .... 

This week the challenge is one of my favorites!
Christmas is coming!
Well it is folks!  I hate to say it !
I have kind of been telling you all this for nearly the past year lol
So, if you have not made a start on those Christmas cards yet, well what better excuse than this weeks challenge to get in your craft room and play along with us!

We all know 'me' - the girl who loves and lives Christmas all year round! 
So I had a ball with this challenge! 

I love the Merry Christmas Sentiments Debbie has in the Crafty Pad Designs Shop, and I have yet to print or play with any of them yet... so today I picked the 1st one on the sheet - Snowflake- and got creative with a card and some crackers (bonbons). 

Here we go! few photos today - It's a double kinda project! 

I also have a tip for you today! - Have you noticed that the Graphic 45 paper on the front of the card is not as vibrant as what the paper actually is or should be?  It is kind of tamed down a little!  This is such a gorgeous print, and I wanted the print! but found it a little too vibrant and was somewhat distracting from the whole card.  I painted on some modge podge and stuck down a sheet of white tissue paper and it took the sharpness off the original paper, still leaving the yummy design and it has given the piece a real 'handmade' quality like vintage feel to it to!  

Close up of the sentiment. 

Close up of the embellishment goodness!
Side view - You can just see inside the card how bright the original print is.

And 2 homemade crackers / bonbons to go with the card as a set. 
Oh la la licious? 

I dipped into my new Grahphic 45 papers, love the nutcracker range!  And I have been playing with a new die from the September Amazing Paper Grace set.  I love this die! It looks just like an old fasfioned sweet to me and it goes adoringly beautiful with the G45 papers!   There is some more of that purple ribbon!  Oh My! But that is the last of it and I am kind of disappointed I ran out of it before I got to the bonbons :(  But the set still all matches so I am happy :) 

I love this color combo but I do not know what is going on with me and this purple craze!  Anyways, I could not resist adding the stitching, the wood fibers, flower and pins.  It all came together so perfectly and I just love the sentiment and how it carried through all the pieces.  The bonbons have some yummy goodie inside and are filled with a hat, joke, some chocolates and of-course a 'snap' so it can go 'snap'.

We have a super duper sponsor this week for you all to play along for! 
Crafty Ribbons has put together this yummy prize pack!
*Pic to follow soon*

For your chance to win this delicious prize you have to play along with us though!
So come along!  Pop over to
take in the amazing inspiration the girls have on offer,
go get crafty and link up with us!

Looking forward to seeing your creations!
Thanks for sailing in to see me today :)
Recipe -
Paper(s) -  Kraft Cardstock, G45 Papers
Tool(s) - Amazing Paper Grace Dies (September Kit)
Embellishment(s) -   TH distress inks, Ribbon - September Kit Club @Really Reasonable Ribbons, Stash - flower, jewels, lace, ribbon, wood fibers.

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas Wed E1/1
Craft-room Challenge - Punches and Die-cuts Wed E2/3
Crafty Cardmakers - More than 1 punch / die cut Wed C14 E2/-
Sugar Creek Hollow - Kraft Sat  E1/3
The Ribbon Girl - Purples E1/-
CR84FN Challenges - #67 Color Inspiration - Plum, gold & Tan Sun 
Robyn's Fetish - Make it Vintage Sun 
Crafty-embelies - Vintage Shabby Chic Mon
A Gem of A Challenge - Ribbon & Lace Sat
Top Tip Tuesday - TIP ONLY - I also have a tip for you today! - Have you noticed that the Graphic 45 paper on the front of the card is not as vibrant as what the paper actually is or should be?  It is kind of tamed down a little!  This is such a gorgeous print, and I wanted the print! but found it a little too vibrant and was somewhat distracting from the whole card.  I painted on some modge podge and stuck down a sheet of white tissue paper and it took the sharpness off the original paper, still leaving the yummy design and it has given the piece a real 'handmade' quality like vintage feel to it to! 
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37 Treasured comments:

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Oooo I can t stop Ooooo. Gorgeous.
Tamara

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creations, lovely colors.
Gr Elly

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Stunning. I love purple and it looks gorgeous with the cream, really vintage. Fab makes.

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning, love the style of your card, colours and the Christmas crackers are so beautiful too. Wishing you a nice Sunday xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Leesa, Gosh your creations are totally stunning the colours go so well together and the embellis just absolutely gorgeous your so talented xx

kanda said...

Beautiful colour combo and those cracj=kers are just stunning xx

kanda said...

Oops fingers went a bit funny on the keypad, it should read crackers.. I think I must be a bit crackers!!

debbi taylor said...

such a beautiful project and loving the colour combination that you have used
hugs
debbi x

Sue said...

Wow! these are gorgeous Leesa… love the beautiful colours and the whole vintage theme! what a fab tip with the tissue paper… thanks for sharing!!
Hope you're having a good weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

purplekt22 said...

Fab card and love the crackers! Gorgeous papers and I love the brown and purple together - goes really well x

rachel said...

so stunning leesa - beautiful work xx

Lynne in NI said...

Wowee, these are gorgeous! LOVE your beautiful colour theme :)

Nancy in Iowa said...

One word....WOW!!!

Deborah Frings said...

Such a beautiful vintage feel to your card and crackers! Love the hand stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous projects! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Sonia said...

Fabulous creations Leesa and pretty colors used:))
Beautiful idea the bon bon boxes:)
Sonia

Shannon White said...

Wow! What a Gorgeous gift set!! Love the Wonderful victorian vintage feel to them! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Ribbon Girl said...

Gorgeous card and crackers - thanks for the tip about the mod podge and tissue and thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge, Mary G x

Edwina said...

So beautiful! Love the vintage feel and look. Love the colors you used. thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining our 5th challenge 'vintage/shabby chic' over on the crafty-Emblies blog page.

The card is great, however we have changed the rules of the challenge and no longer accept cards/scrap pages/ATCs...however, we can accept the crackers as they are gorgeous and fit with the new rules :-) great makes and very vintage and traditional looking.

Hope you will joing us again over on the crafty-Emblies blog and continue entering our monthly challenges ;-)

Hugs Lisa xxxxxx DT

Judie said...

oh wow hunnie these are gorjuss, adore the cracker, just what we need to cheer up our altered art and mixed media crafty emblies challenge blog, big hugs
judie xx

www.crafty-emblies.org

Nicky Wilcox said...

Wow there all fab thanks for joining us at crafty-emblies.

Moira Gray said...

Love your crackers, great vintage shabby chic feel. Thanks for joining the altered challenge at Crafty Emblies. Hope we see you again. xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi - gorgeous,
beautiful creation!
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Die-cuts and Punches Challenge;-))m

Chan BBChan said...

What A great card you have made and the wonderful design.
Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Hugs
Betty


MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Wow! So beautiful ! Thanks for playing at CR 84fN!

Angela said...

Beautiful Card. I really go for non-trad colours for christmas and this combination of gold and lilac works very well.

Thanks for taking part in the Crafty-Emblies Shabby Chic chalenge with us.

Angela (DT)

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Ooooh, this is darn gorgeous Leesa!

Vickie Z said...

Love the dies and stickpins!! Crackers are fun!! Thanks for playing at CR84FN!!

Sue Lelli said...

Leesa, LOVE your card, inside and out along with that FAB popper! Also your tip is such a great idea! THX for sharing! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

fionalawlor said...

Gorgeous creations! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our ‘More than 1 punch or Die-Cut Challenge’
Fiona x

lizzidroege said...

so prety i love your choice of color so pretty...so happy to visit your blog too...your header and blog are wonderful along with your work!!happy to see you at sugar creek hollow this week...

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card and cracker!! So elegant and very pretty. Thanks for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge, good luck

hugs Vicky xx

Beccalite said...

Love the cracker, such a lovely vintage feel and fits in so well with our theme. Would look fabulous under any tree or table for Christmas dinner.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with out 5th Challenge over at Crafty-Emblies.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xx

Sharon said...

Wow! What fantastic projects! Love them. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Sharon x

hazel said...

Beautiful creations. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Ульяна и Полина said...

Очень красиво!

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