Saturday, January 7, 2012

Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C118


Hello Friends! Crazy 4 Challenges is back after a short holiday hiatus and we're rearing to go!!! This month Joanne will be hosting the challenges and because it's a New year….it's a great time to use a new ‘toy’ or do a new techniques. Use something NEW on your card/project.

Well. . .because my "Christmas" gift was my trip to NYC, I don't exactly have a new toy to use but I do have a new stamp that I've never used. That fits the challenge, right?


I decided my first card of the year will be a Christmas card. My plan is to create at least 5 Christmas cards a month and by the time Christmas rolls around at the end of the year, I should be ready and good to go!!

I decided to use a snowman stamp from Unity Stamps. I actually have a bunch of stamps that have never touched ink and my goal this year is to use as many of my unused stamps as much as possible.

No new technique on my card. . .just stamped it, colored it with my Copic markers and added a bunch of embellishments. To create the snow, all I did was add glitter. That's about it.

The snowflakes are actually buttons that I had clipped off the back so it can lay flat on the card. Anyway, stop by C4C and check out the fabulous cards the crazy gals created or stop by their individual blogs:

BTW. . .I'm still trying to get my act together. I really want to really start crafting. When I got home from New York trip on Monday, I started to have allergy attacks or developed a cold and have been sidelined since. Hopefully I get over whatever it is that is ailing me soon! Ugggh!

Photo of the Day

Before I go, I wanted to share a photo of NYC from the Empire State Building. Doesn't it look like I took it hanging over the ledge looking down at the city? To take the photo, I actually hung the strap over my neck, hung my camera over the wall and used the display to look at what I was taking. I really love the effect! You can see the shadow of the Empire State Building slightly right of the center of the photo. There are two sections to the Empire State Building. . .one I believe is the 83rd floor and if you pay an additional $15, you can go to the top on the 106th floor but that part of it is covered with glass.


Hope you all have a beautiful Saturday!


13 comments:

martina's kaartjes said...

what a great and funny card ! this snowman is very cute
greetings, martina
x

StampOwl said...

Good luck with your plan to make 5 Christmas cards a month. This one is such a cutie!!!

Shoregirl said...

Beautiful card!

Dawn Easton said...

Adorable snowman card, Maria! I am addicted to snowmen! I should try and follow your lead with making 5 a month!!!
LOVE that picture of NY! Wow!

Barbara said...

Darling card, Maria!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great winter card, lovely snowman.

Silli said...

So sweet Maria, love the pretty snowman, love your coloring, love the snowflakes... Happy 2012 MAria!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Summerthyme Studio said...

Glad to see you got a start on your Christmas Cards Maria. I Totally LOVED following your NYC posts.....much fun and almost felt like I was tagging along

happy new year

Vicki

Danni said...

Very sweet card, so cute!

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

Love your Christmas card plan...what a great idea...and this cutie is a perfect start!!! LOVE it!!!
Fabulous photo of NYC too!!! TFS!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well...I think you have memories that are more valuablee than any new toy...what a fabulous picture of the city....such a great perspective.....

And your card made with unused stamps is just the cutest...so glad you inked them up

Happy New Year

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy New Year Maria! Hope you are feeling better soon! Your snowman card is fabulous...he too cute for words :) !!! Hugs ~S~

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