Thursday, December 15, 2011

CropStop Challenge #50-Christmas in Non-Traditional Colors

Happy Thursday y'all! How's your week been going so far? Are you ready for Christmas (ya know it's next weekend, right?!?!)? I'm not ready!!! I feel like I still have so much to do! I still haven't even put up all the decorations yet, LOL! Not to mention all the birthdays this month. Did I tell ya my birthday was yesterday?? You'll want to scroll to the end of this post because I've got some Birthday CANDY to give away!! :)

I've got lots to do still, so let's get on with it! The challenge this week at CropStop is to make a Christmas card using non-traditional colors.

I kinda made my card look like a present. I love that gorgeous blue, silk ribbon and this was the perfect way to showcase it. I think it came from Michaels. I used my Bow-Easy to tie my perfect double loop makes it so easy!! My dps came from My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland....very cute non-traditional colored paper. :)

I used my Spellbinder Labels 18 to cut out my new CTMH sentiment stamp. The stamp set is called Christmas Love (D1492) and it's AWESOME! You can order CTMH supplies from ME and I'll have it shipped to your door. :)

I stamped the present part of the stamp separately in blue and then added Stardust Stickles to the top. After I cleaned the stamp, I inked up the rest of the sentiment in Versa-Mark and heat embossed it with Rose embossing powder from Zing. To bring the pink out more, I rubbed Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the top of the white paper. Stardust Stickles were added to the outside white edge also.

My flowers are from WOC and Recollections. The pearl/rhinestone swirls and gold pearls in the corners are also from Recollections. I raised the sentiment up on pop-dots for added dimension. The entire card was put together with Scor-Tape (its the strongest and best easy-to-use adhesive on the market)!!

This may be one of the first cards I've made without a LLLC or Magnolia image on it, LOL!

Here's what's included:
Magnolia Ink Magazine No.3 2011
Magnolia Stamp
EK Success Cocktail Glass Punch
EK Success Carnation Dimensional Flower Punch
Cuttlebug Mini Embossing/Die Set
Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
Recollections Paris Stamp Set
Recollections Calendar Stamp Set
Chipboard Album
3 mini rolls of twine

To be eligible for the candy all you have to do is:
1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Post this candy on your blog sidebar
3. Leave a comment on this post

The candy will end next week, on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th at midnight, CST. I will announce the winner on Monday, Dec. 26th! And, if you know anything about me, you know I'll be adding stuff to this blog candy as the week goes on! :) :)

That's it....EASY PEASY! Hope you have a great week and see ya back here soon!


paperpapier said...

Awesome candy...!! Thanks for a chance to win. Posted the picture and link on my blog side bar.
Love all your creations, have been following you and will always be (with or without candy). You have amazing colouring skill!
Heaney xx

Linda Palmer said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the beautiful papers and sentiment. Lovely blog candy. I've posted the link on my sidebar. Thanks for sharing. said...

love all of your inspiration, your cards are all very lovely, and thank you for the chance to win candy.

Traci said...

This card is Beautiful no matter what you would put on it! I love stopping by & getting updates. Happy Birthday! Thank you for the inspiration & a chance to win some Fabulous Candy. I don't have a Blog only email, but I will spread the word to my family & friends. Have a wonderful Holiday! ;0) Good luck to everyone.

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

It's a beautiful non-traditional Christmas colored card! So pretty too!

Kathleen - Fellow Cropstop CT member
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

Vicki said...

Stunning card! Once again, I am awe struck!

TJ said...

Wow! Awesome cards. You are so talented!! Love seeing your work.

Edel said...

Lovely giveaway, dear! Thank you a LOT for a chance to win!)
I`m your follower and put the link on the sidebar!

H said...

Awesome candy!! Thanks for a chance to win. Posted the picture and link on my blog side bar
I am all ready a follower,love you cards
Hugs harma

Gloria said...

Wow I love the card you made.....I have been looking at blogs for awhile now....and my resolution is to follow more of them and play in the blog candy this you are the first for me to try....Great work always....Thanks for the chance to play and for sharing your incrediable talent.

Rene said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the bow!!!
When is your birthday? Mine is the 27th! Capricorns rule! Thanks for the candy chance. Have a wonderful Christmas!!!
Rene :D

Panagiota said...

Happy Birthday dear!!Thanks for the chance to win this fab candy!!
Wish you Merry Christmas!!


Pam said...

Rosie...this is a gorgeous card in non-traditional colors. Love that bow!!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Rosie, love that gorgeous bow!
Hugs Julie P

Chris said...

Aww, what a gorgeous card, Rosie! I love the colors and the bow is perfect! I love the non traditional colors. That paper is also delightful! Great job!


Kelly said...

Rosie, I love this card, it would look perfect at my house displayed! JK your card is gorgeous.

DJ said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors you chose. I do not have a blog but would love a chance to win the candy.
Donna Jean Eno

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card with so many wonderful details. Thanks for sharing :o)

cathylynn said...

Rosie, Your Nontraditional Christmas card is gorgeous. Wow and some super candy too! I'll be sure to post on my sidebar.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

cathylynn said...

Hey Rosie I forgot to wish you
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

cebelica said...

Lots of pink and blue with a touch of brown, with the bling ... Now, that in my opinion is an amazing combination. Beautiful non traditional Christmas card! Hugs! xx

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Rosie, Happy birthday! and your card is awesome, I love those colors very much. So pretty design, and gorgeous bow. Beautiful.

Jessica said...

Great looking candy! I don't have a blog just yet, I started one, but I am LOST! I am not sure what to do with it, I am stuck! But I WILL try to post this to my blog!

Sónia-Scrap said...

your card is beautifull

Kleine85 said...

What an awesome candy. I love teh yummy stuff you like to share with one of us. Thank you so much for this.

Have a wonderful christmas time.

Hugs, Tanja

PS: I also have a little candy on my blog ;)

Regena said...

Your card is beautiful!!Love the beautiful papers and sentiment. AWESOME blog candy!! I've posted the link on my sidebar. Thanks for sharing.Hope u have a special birthday

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!
I've posted the link on my blog


Zetti said...

Thanks for the chance! I posted the link on my sidebar.

Adriana Vanderhoeven said...

I love your work!!!! and thanks for the chance to win!!!! hugs and Merry Christmas

Dos Lunas said...

LOVELY BLOG, I'm following you since now, hope to win.
Merry Christmass and happy birthday!!

franzesjoi said...

hi rosie!! i love your creations... i like your colouring, i am now your new stalker.. :) thank you for the chance to win this fab candy.. and happy birthday :)

merry Christmas!

franzesjoi said...

hi rosie!! i love your creations... i like your colouring, i am now your new stalker.. :) thank you for the chance to win this fab candy.. and happy birthday :)

merry Christmas!

franzesjoi said...

hi rosie!! i love your creations... i like your colouring, i am now your new stalker.. :) thank you for the chance to win this fab candy.. and happy birthday :)

merry Christmas!

franzesjoi said...

and i love your bow tie :)

franzesjoi said...

and i love your bow tie :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh wow! Love this card, the bright colours look gorgeous and that bow is stunning. Fab candy, thanks for giving us the chance to win, have posted the pic and link in my sidebar
Lindsay xx

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

wowie what a great candy, love to take a chance for it if that is ok!
Afcourse i have put a link on my blog and becames follower.
now i will cross my fingers for good luck!

Nikki said...

Beatiful Card love non traditional colors for xmas :)
thanks for the chance I've linked you all up hugs Nikki C

Christy Designs said...

Happy Birthday Rosie.....Thanks for the chance awesome candy!

Heike's Creativeplace said...

Happy Birthday to you Rosie......

Wow, what a wonderful Blogcandy. Thanks for the chance to win, i've linked you on my sidebar and i'm a follower.....


terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for a chance and Merry Christmas

david williams said...

Man, the card is so beautiful. I would like to see more of these types of card.

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