Friday, June 22, 2012

WMSC #103 - Goodwill


Hi and thanks for stopping by! Today I made a card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. This week's design is a real trixie from Mischief Maker Edna Morrisedie. Edna is keeping us on our toes with this one!! Maybe you will look at the design and be immediately struck with a genius idea!   Will all those boxes be words? embellishments? Only you know for sure! But no worries! If you need a bit of inspiration you can hop on over to the WMSC blog and see different takes on this sketch by the other mischief makers - including our guest designer Vickie Zimmer!

I decided to make a Christmas card.  I don't know about you, but I have been falling back on some of my New Year's resolutions - One of which was to keep current with the Waltzingmouse Chirstmas Card Challenge.   This is a win win for all who enter.  First of all - Lynn Mercurio gives you a starting point for your design with the criteria for the challenge  every month.  Just make one Christmas card a month for the challenge  and  think of how prepared you will be this  December.  On top of that prizes - yes PRIZES! are awarded twice a year to participants.  You can get all the details on the challenge here.

Well, like I said, I am behind.  I feel like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland - I'm late I'm late!!!!  My card today is actually for the May challenge which was to add a bit of chipboard into your design.  Lynn has a good tutorial on how to make your own chipboard for a custom accent  on the WMCC forum thread for May.  My chipboard element is the gold glittery flourish behind my sentiment label. 

I stamped my accents in two colors of red ink - they remind me of cranberries.  A quick tip on cutting out these little circles is to use a 3/4" hole punch.   They are easy to center and cut out cleanly.  I added little gems, and tiny jingle bells as accents. 

I hope you will be inspired to play along with the Sketch and Christmas Card challenges
Thanks for having a look - have a great day!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  5" x 7"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Seasonal Remedies, Vintage Labels 18
Dies:  Spellbinder Labels 18, Standard Ovals,  Classic Scalloped Ovals, Grand Labels 23
Paper:  October Afternoon Holiday Style Collection
Solid Paper Papertrey Ink  Poppy Red, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Real Red, Versafine Satin Red
Gold Flourish K  & Co. Twinkle Type
Extras:  1/8" ribbon, mini jingle bells, 3/4" hole punch

16 comments:

Joyce said...

Super card. So festive. This looks like a challenging sketch, but you totally nailed it.

The Paper Parade said...

Look at all the details!! I especially love the little jingle bells tied on the bows :) And really great sentiment!

Lisa S. said...

How unique is this??? I love what you've done here Jeanne. This is a present in itself. Fabulous!!!

Pauline said...

Beautiful Xmas card jeanne, love thoose sweet little jingle bells, and the plaid paper too, gorgeous!

Lisa M said...

Wow, I never would have thought to do this with that sketch. That's why you amaze me...your brain is off the charts! Did the puppy enjoy the jingling bells? LOL
Jeanne, you've created a totally unique, festive and fabulous Christams card. :D

Deborah Frings said...

This is brilliant! Love the little ribbons and bells! I'm running late on the Christmas challenges too! Your card is a super inspiration.

Renee said...

You're not the only one saying "I'm late! I'm late!"...
I'm going to get caught up though!:)
And this is fabulous...
as always!
Love the colors...
the red and white is just so striking...
and with the burst of gold...
perfect!
And you ain't kidding about a trixie one this week...
but it was so much fun!! :)
Edna kept us on our toes and I loved it! :)

Sharron said...

Oh my, I bet I'm even later than you! I have three cards to make this week if I am to stay on schedule!!! I just love what you did with the sketch. Looks like this one is going to be a real challenge. Your patterned papers and all those wonderful circles are perfect and I adore those little ribbon-tied bells!

Vickie Z said...

Ohh.....this is wonderful! All those little circles with the sentiment and some jingle bells too boot!!! Trixie....Ms. Edna is keeping us on our toes!!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful Christmas card Alice :). Love your take on the sketch. Love the little bells on the tiny bows. Sorry Im late , not home much this weekend and going out the door in a min. Nice job with all the little circles. Hope you get some rest this weekend.

Cathy Weber said...

I know I have told you this in a email, but have to officially tell you how much I love your take on this sketch. I love that you used two shades of red...doesnt look like a calculator to me at all! I love how you used the oval spellbinders to pop up the sentiment. Great job as always...and those jingle bells! Wow.

Keilly said...

Beautiful card Jeanne, love those little bells! I really should start my Christmas cards soon too, it always catches me out. x

Kim said...

Ok, another set I have to have from Waltzingmouse. I love your card, so fun and festive and those little bells, just the perfect touch for your holiday card.

Anne-Elise said...

Oh Jeanne! What a beautiful Christmas card! Love the colors and the cute little bells!

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW...this is a great card. Love the popped up circles that really add tons of interest to this lovely creation. Great job with this week's sketch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Jeanne! Love the vibrant colors and the sweet jingle bells!