Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sparkly and Sweet (CQC113, PP74, JB48)



Well hello there! Hope you all are doing well today. I am having a great day so far. Started out with a 3.3 mile walk/jog with a friend, and came home and realized that I could successfully navigate 3 challenges with one card! Dontcha just LOVE it when that happens? So, before I get much further, let me link you up. This is for this week's colourQ challenge 113 Please come play with us this week at CQC! Love these shades of BLUE! :)

It is also for Lesley's sketch challenge at The Paper Players 74.


And it is the final challenge at Jingle Belles for this year (**sniff sniff**) the challenge is to incorporate food into your card!

So, I figured by going with a gingerbread man, using the colourQ colors and using the PP sketch I would be a super-duper multitasking crafty chick today. ;)


I started out by cutting my gingerbread man. I used this same guy last year on one of my fave Christmas cards of all time! You can check it out here. So I cut him out with the Cricut, making a shadow for him in the Marina Mist color. I die cut the squarish shape for him to be layered on. I accented him with some googly eyes and these old silver button embellies I found in my stash. The supply list on this post will be short as so much of what's on this card is so old I really don't know who made it! Once that piece was all done, I set it aside. I made a regular A2 sized card base, but as I went to put it all together, I realized I needed to go bigger to fit all my elements! So this is a 6" square card.











The rectangular panel is a snowflake acetate sheet laid upon an old scrap of SU! DSP. I used a punch to make the tab and sticker letters to spell out "sweet."



The strip across the bottom is a laser cut felt ribbon, so pretty! I accented it with some blue pearls.

Well, that is all! I hope you like my card & don't forget about my blog candy giveaway! If you're already a follower, all you have to do is click and comment on that post! Have a super day! :)

hugs, Noelle

supply list: Cricut cartridge "from My Kitchen;" dies: Spellbinders; stickers: Jolees and K&Company; punch: EK Success; snowflake acetate: Hambly; snowflake felt ribbon: martha Stewart Crafts; patterned papers: stampin' Up! and unknown; silver buttons: unknown; blue pearls: unknown; googly eyes; solid cardstock in challenge colors: Stampin' Up!

DUST IT OFF!: So many old goodies on this card I don't know where to begin! the buttons, the stickers, the paper, it's all old, but it's alllll GOOD! ;) 

14 comments:

rebecca said...

the buttons are such a sweet touch.

Patrice said...

Perfect use of the colors!

Lynn said...

Your gingerbread man is adorable Noelle! And I love his buttons! Let me know how your new recipe goes...we have tons of leftovers!!

LeAnne said...

It is YUMMO!!! WHat a sweet creation using Lesley's sketch---I love it all! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Sylvia said...

Noelle, this card has so much fun on it, and you are right, old and retired things are still good. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me some love. I really needed it yesterday. Your enthusiasm is always so nice! Have a wonderful day in Colorado. We finally have some acceptable weather, it is 50 out this morning!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the gingerbread man, great card.

Julie Marshall said...

He is totally adorable and those buttons are just gorgeous! Love that you used him as your 'Any Shape' choice. Such a cute card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Lesley said...

Oh so cute, love the way you combined all the challenges for this card! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Susan Joyce said...

Love your cute gingerbred man and the row of snowflakes and pearls. Thanks' for playing and The Paper Players.

Anne Marie said...

Hi Noelle! You said it perfectly...it's allll GOOD! This is super sweet (pardon the pun) with a whole lot of fun detail! The googlie eyes on the gingerbread are such a fun touch. This is just all-around cute! Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :) Hugs!

Ann Schach said...

Very cute, Noelle! I love the buttons! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Super sweet, super cute! The perfect gingerbread color too. Great use of the sketch and I love those buttons! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Mary Davidson said...

Love the gingerbread man and the greeting couldn't be more perfect! Love, love, love it!

KatheD said...

well you ARE a super-duper multitasking crafty chick! i love your combination of colors, sketch, and sweetness - what an adorable card!