Monday, September 7, 2009

Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge #33





Happy Labor Day Friends!  I hope you are all having a wonderful day!  Do you have any grand plans for today?  My day will probably me a mellow one. . .I'm not feeling well today.  It started off with my allergies but I think it's more than an allergy, it may be a cold instead.  Because I have allergies practicially daily. . some days are worse than other days.   It is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between a cold and allergy.  Actually, there is a distinction between the two.  With allergies, the symptoms are limited to sneezing, runny nose, itchy or teary eyes.  When it's a cold, you have general malaise, your post nasal drip begins to thicken and may change from clear to yellow, you may develop a low grade fever and develop a cough or sore throat.  That's when you know it's a cold and not allergies.

Anyway. . .enough of my yapping!  Guess what to day is?  Well, it's Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge Day!  We're on week #33!  Yay.  Okay, folks. . .the holidays are right around the corner.  It's time to start creating your Christmas cards or you'll end up a ball of stress when the holidays roll around.

This week it's Debbie of "The Paper Garden" to host our challenge!  Debbie's challenge is a fun one. . .the challenge is "Paper Piecing". . .simple huh?

I paper pieced the poinsettia using a SU designer paper.  This card almost turned out to be a disaster.  Do you see the gold iridescent paint on the poinsettia and dots around the round the circle panel?  Well when I was applying them. . the circle shape shifted a little because it wasn't attached to the base very well.  I repositioned it and I then did a CRAZY thing. . .I pushed down on the center to secure it to the base but the gold paint was still wet!  It smudged all over the poinsettia.  I had to wipe off the gold paint and reapply them.  You can still see a little bit of smudge to the poinsettia.  Ugggh!


Anyway. . .stop by Christmas Stampin All Year Long and check out the beautiful cards the design team created!  Hope you'll play along this week!

Hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day!

Card Details:

Stamps:  ?
Paper:  SU Designer Paper, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa
Ink:  Copic Markers, Scribbles Iridescent paint
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Fiskar Scallop Scissors, Walmart Ribbon

14 comments:

Marcia said...

This is a beautiful card! I can't even see the smudges after you pointed them out!

Cathy said...

Maria, this is really beautiful!! I love that flower!! I am suffering from the same thing you are! UGHHH!! I can't get rid of it. Hugs, Cathy

Rina said...

What smudges!?! (lol). I just see gorgeousness! Beautiful card Maria, silly girl =0)

Tessa said...

great christmas card!!

Denise said...

Another beautiful card! Hope to get to feeling better real soon. Take care.
Hugs~

Cami said...

Hi Maria! Sorry I haven't been visiting much lately...got relatives from Japan visiting. I just checked out all your projects and gosh are they gorgeous! I can't keep up with you, girl! Love them all and I'll be back! Hugs, Cami

rihani said...

This card is absolutely stunning Maria! Love it!!
Hope you are feeling better too :)

Norine said...

so very pretty Feel better soon
Hugs
Norine

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Maria! Love the gold paint... and you can't even see the smudges. I hope you are feeling better today! :o)

Diane said...

Such a beauty Maria!!!!

Tina said...

OMGosh - this is beautiful - amazing card Maria

scrappingnana said...

Your card is beautiful. The smudges don't show.TFS

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

Smudges? If you hadn't pointed them out, I would have thought 'what a cool way to diffuse the glitz into a glow!' I think you've invented a new technique.

Ida P. Krause said...

OMG Maria this is gorgeous! Everything is just so beautiful on this card. - Smudges my foot, it just looks wonderful.

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