Saturday, March 9, 2013

Four Challenges in one :-)

I'm so proud of myself completing a couple of challenges today all in this one card!  I'm new to blogging and new to trying to complete challenges.  I thought I may have bitten off more than I can chew but I think I made it :-)

This card meets the requirements for

Freshly Made Sketches #76 - For the overall layout which says I can combine this with three additional challenges.

Crazy 4Challenges #176 - Use the negative portion of a die cut (C4C176). 

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - March Colour Challenge - Use the colors black, metallic gold and white.  

Festive Friday FFC03 - Use a snowflake element.


I went with a Christmas theme to help meet the requirements of a monthly Christmas Card challenge over at Splitcoaststampers but maybe I can't count that one there since one of the rules for #1 above was for only three additional challenges.  In any event, I love having the majority of my cards completed before the frazzled days of November and December roll around. 

It is hard to see from the picture but the card base is white with just a 1/4 inch showing all the way around the card.  The snowflake centres (the negative space) were made with a Die-namics die and the squares cut with basic sare Spellbinders Nestatiblitities.  The sentiment comes from one of my favourite CTMH sets, Holiday Commentary and it is embossed in gold. 

I had a lot of fun trying to combine all these ideas into one and I'm new at entering challenges so I hope I followed all the rules.  Thanks for looking!

Leslie

16 comments:

Mynnette said...

What a really beautiful card! LOVE all that amazing gold glitter paper! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Patricia H. said...

Hi Leslie! Welcome to the blogging world! I "recognize" you from SCS. :)
I think your card is fabulous! You've aligned your squares perfectly, and I love how you used the negative part of the die cuts to show off your snowflakes. The glittery gold cardstock is awesome, too.
I'm so glad you played along in this week's color challenge at 52{C}CT! I hope you'll join us again soon.

Debbie said...

Yay Leslie! Glad you started A blog! Love your card, especially that glitter paper!

Wishes From A Broad
Debbie
^..^

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I LOVE it! I love the glitter, I love the negative cut outs of your snowflakes, and I love the layout! Thank you so much for playing along with Festive Friday, and welcome to the blogging world! I hope we'll see you again!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty Christmas card. Love the negative punch of your snowflakes and the pretty gold paper.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Very pretty card love all the glitter. I found the link to your blog on the Cutting Garden FB group page . Welcome to blogland . I live in Port Hawkesbury NS and also have a blog here's the link . please drop by fro a visit.Marilyn

http://craftsbeyond.blogspot.ca/

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Love the sparkle! Thanks for joiing us at FMS!

melscraftyspace said...

Great job and welcome to blogging!
Mel

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Leslie! I love all of that silver and blue! Looks so sparkly! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Deborah Frings said...

This is gorgeous! I do like the sparkle and the negative die cut on the snowflakes! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Geri said...

Looks like you're doing great, Leslie,...but I know it can be overwhelming. This is a LOVELY CAS card! I love how the sentiment goes completely across that focal panel! Love the sparkle, too!! So glad you've joined us at Festive Friday!!! (Way to go on combining those challenges!)

Louise van Vuren said...

I love the sparkly card, the negative dies, the embossed setiment, in fact I just love the whole thing! Really wonderful card! Thank you for joining in with our colour challenge at 52 CCT this week

Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

So absolutely lovely! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. The glitter is a great element. Love the embossed sentiment.

Ruth M said...

Gorgeous Leslie! Such a classy card and the gold embossed sentiment is a lovely touch!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT again, please come back soon! Ruth x

Julia said...

Stunning card!!