Tuesday, October 13, 2009

MMSC23 Gurlee Girl Pretty Ribbons Christmas Card

Good Morning everyone!  After another terrible week with my bees, I would like to try to put that behind me and share my card with you for MMSC23.  I flipped the sketch this week to suit my card.  This image is another Gurlee Girl image that was so generously provided to us by our lovely sponsor this month Chelsea who creates these irresistable little girls.  If you can't resist these either, drop by her site and you can get some for yourself to create with.  I want to thank our weekly sponsor this week Innovative Stamp Creations.  They are offering a $50 voucher worth of sheets (your choice) to our lucky winner this week. 

The poinsettia that I used for this card is a digi image from McMahon5 Designs .  I really love that image.  I am sure that I am going to have to use that again.  So pretty.  Thank you Sue!!

I am so unpredictable with how I decorate the insides of my cards.  I can do very simple to very extravagant.  In this case, I liked this dp so much that I really did not want to take away from it's beauty by covering it up with alot of other decor, so I added a touch of pretty ribbon and a single sparkly snowflake to give it what I thought was the perfect touch.  Not too much, not too little : )

This picture shows the box envelope that I made to go along with this card.  It is lined with pretty dp covered in holiday packages.  A perfect finish to complete this project. 

Here is our sketch for this week.  I hope that you will be inspired in some way by my sample card to create a wonderful piece of your own to share.  I look forward to visiting you this week to see what you come up with.  Stop by the MMSC blog to get all the newest updates and news.  There are so many fun and exciting things going on.  You don't want to miss a thing.

Congrats to our MMM Gold Star Award winner this week:  Karen Lynn...Enjoy your award!  Another congrats to the Midnight Madness Remarkables:  Liz Williams, Sue Drees, and Craftypagan.  All wonderful cards and well deserved recognition!

Don't forget about our FABULOUS BLOG HOP coming up beginning October 16th and ending October 20th.  There are tons of prizes and just as much fun.  Lots of projects to showcase for inspiration to your Fall/Halloween crafting.  Don't miss it.  We can't wait to have you drop by!

Have a wonderful week, and I appreciate your thoughts and comments as always.  They encourage me to persevere with my crafting. 

Challenge entered for this card:

Caardvarks: Using ribbon in a wonderful way


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful Carolyn!!! I just love your colors and design!! That image is colored perfectly and I love the addition of Sue's poinsettia!! Beautiful DP!!! The panels behind the image almost look like gift bags. Very creative and beautiful take on the sketch!!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Love your take on that image with the tissue paper and ribbon extending out past the image. Great coloring on the girl unwrapping gift. I agree with you, the designer paper is fabulous so why cover it up? TFS.

Denise @ kc242 said...

This is such a fantastic take on the sketch. Ribbon girl is beautifully staged on this beautiful dp! Great choices. I really like the poinsettias too! Your cards are always fantastic!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Carolyn - this is one gorgeosu card! I love all of your special touches...and those poinsettia are stunning. What a blessed person who will be receiving this creation! Thanks for inspiring - I love visiting to see what you have been busy doing - and YES, your DP is gorgeous! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Michelle's Daydreams said...

What a beauty Carolyn. I love the fan of different dp's you used and those poinsettias are GORGEOUS!!! The inside of this card just as stunning as the front! :) Michelle

lauren bergold said...

WOW! what a beautiful and glamorous holiday card! i *LOVE* the fancy ribbon treatment above the image...and the sparkly poinsettias...AND that the inside of the card is equally FAB! ♥

Carol Hurlock said...

Carolyn, I am enthralled with the way you did the ribbon behind your image. It is very appealing and attractive. Your poinsettia are gorgeous!


cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card and stunning job not just the front, but also the inside. Beautifully done!

Priscilla said...

The insides of your cards could be card front, they are so good. I just love your take on the sketch this week..well done dear..you always impress me :)