Saturday, December 15, 2012


Wreath - I love this card and would you believe that it is the easiest that I have done this season?  It also started out as a mistake. We are sponsored by Fred, She Said and when I went to get my image, I mistakenly got the pre-colored images instead of the regular un-colored images. But what a blessing that mistake became. I was out-of-town last week and my daughter, who is a single mother, who takes in foster children, had 2 sick children for me to watch. Needless to say with all of that plus the business of the season, I would not have had time to color for this challenge. But Fred, She Said bailed me out!

This is 2 images, both pre-colored. The first is the wreath and then Winter Birds. I then just added the birds to where I wanted them on the wreath and printed it out on card stock.

After printing, I inked with Spun Sugar distress inks. Then the fun began, I used my Zutter Distrezz-it-all and distressed the edges. With the Zutter, it is a quick process.

My DP is DCWV Tis the Season pad. I inked and ran it through the distresser also. The stick pin I made using a variety of beads.

The puckered ribbon was achieved by placing a strip of score tape across my papers and randomly sticking the ribbon to it. The bow was tied using my Bow Easy.

That's it for me. I hope you will join our distressed challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge.

The Paper Shelter #92 2 of anything - 2 birds
C Inspirations #193 Contermporary Christmas Colors
Simon Says Stamps Challenge Favorite anything - I adore using stick pins
Dutch Dare-Card Challenges #195 Snowflakes - In the designer paper
Do You Stack Up #102 Christmas
Card Makin Mamas Happy Holidays


  1. Isn't it amazing when mistakes seem to just work out for the best - you've made a gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  2. Great card!

    Thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

  3. A very lovely looking card. Looks stunning. Thanks for playing with us during our two year celebration over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs

  4. Easy peasy, sometimes that is all you can do. Still a lovely card, thanks for joining in at Card Makin Mamas.

  5. Love your gorgeous card, beautiful image and such pretty colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  6. A great Christmas creation! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  7. Such a gorgeous image and I love the ruffled ribbon.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  8. Congrats. You made a very beautiful card.