Friday, September 23, 2011

Christmas Oval

Christmas Oval - Todays challenge at Sew Many Challenges is to use a oval. Easy, right. So join us there. You don't have to use a Sew Many Cards image to play with us, although we really love it when you do!

For my card, I used Sew Many Cards Cammi with Santa Bag image.

The oval was created with my Cricut using the Wild Card cartridge. I have loved this cut since I first seen it, but I have not used it until now. I did stretch it with my Gypsy. I wanted it a little wider with it was originally. I then had to resize an oval to fit inside it. I used a signo pen to make the white faux stitching. I circled the card with green and red gemstones.
I colored Cammi with Copic's and added some stickles to the Christmas lights. I gave his hat some "fur" with liquid pearls.

The inside is stamped with Rejoice from a Studio G stamp. I circled the inside oval with white eyelash yarn.

For my second card, I used today's dollar deal with is this cute pencil image. You can get this image for $1 in the Sew Many Cards shop. My DP is from the Seasonal pack by Paper Studio.

I colored the pencil with Copics and gave it some Rock Candy Stickles. The image was cut with a Spell Binders, when distressed with Ranger's Fired Brick distress ink, useing the Spell Binder to create a frame.

The border punch is a MS and I added some large red gemstones to the punched strip. The ribbon was tied using my bow easy.

The card has a pocket and I added a piece of paper to show how it would look with a note in it.

Christmas Oval
Totally Gorjuss #98 No Squares
Stamp With Fun #129 Anything Goes
LinkLinkLinkCards for Men # Anything but Square
Top Tip Tuesday #51 One for the Kids
Paper Take Weekly Creature comforts
ABC Christmas Challenge S = Shape-include swirl

Just a Note
IC Sketches #132 Sketch
Corrosivechallengesbyjanet #133 punches or dies
Alyssundaychallenge September - Add a bow
Anything Challenge #50 anything goes
The Paper Shelter #32 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Dies to die for


  1. Both of your projects are great! Love the colors you have used!
    Thank you for taking part in the ICS.

  2. An unusual card, love the open work. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  3. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I'm now your newest follower. :)

    And I LOVE this christmas card! I cut this out from my cricut awhile ago and it didn't come out looking as beautiful as yours. I need to go back to the drawing board!

  4. Two fabulous cards there Mari, Thank you for joining us at ICS this week.
    Hugs Debs

  5. These are wonderful. I love the intricate faux stitch work you've done too.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "1 For the Kids" challenge.
    Good luck to you and happy stamping..
    Lisa xx

  6. Wow your card is fabulous!
    Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!

    thanks so much for joining us at TPS this week…………..


  7. I love how you have made the oval...way cool! Both very cute cards:0)

    Thanks for playing this week with Top Tip Tuesday:0)


  8. gorgeous card thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes challenge, Gaynor DT :)

  9. Love both of these! Great images! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  10. Your creations are wonderful I love all of them. Thanks for joining us at Cards fot Men.

  11. Fantastic makes. Thank you for playing at ICS XX

  12. You've made two lovely cards. Good luck in the challenge over at Inspirational Card Sketches. Diane (Guest Designer, ICS)

  13. Some great cards there. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp.

  14. How cute is your card,

    Thanks 4 coming to play with us this week for our S is 4 Shaped card & include Swirls, Spots or Stripes Challenge @ ABC Christmas Challenge, hope you can come and play again soon we have no limit on entries,, And you joined us at Top Tip Tuesday for our 1 for the kids challenge too! great!! Hugs Samantha

  15. So pretty cards you have there! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  16. Fabulous cards!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  17. I love your oval card! The image is adorable and the design is brilliant! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

  18. Cute card! Great take on the "Shaped" challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We have another fun one this week - T for 4 Tiny cards or 4 Tags. We hope you will play along again soon!
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT

  19. What a lovely creation! Thanks very much for playing along with us at Corrosive, and good luck! :D