Monday, November 1, 2010

November Guest Designer at Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge Blog..A Christmas Card : )

What a wonderful Fall morning.

I am so excited, honored and humbled to announce that I have been asked by Chelsea of Crafting Life's Pieces to be the November Guest Designer for her Challenge Blog.. CLP Challenges.   I have admired Chelsea's work for quite some time now.  She is very talented, and she also has a very talented DT.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside them this month.   I hope that I measure up to the mega talent over there.  I also hope that you might be inspired to join along in the fun and have a chance to win some great prizes too.  Chelsea always has an awesome sketch to work with :) 

This is what I came up with for her November sketch.  I have been working on Christmas cards for a long time now and found this to be the perfect opportunity to add to my growing and almost completed collection before it comes time to ship them out.  There are lots of fun, elegant and festive details on this card, and any of you that know me from my past creations know that you are most likely to find girly, lacy and feminine cards on my site.  It's my favorite style, and it makes me happy. 

Lovely sheer ribbon graced with white pearls.

I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful entries this month, and I wish you all a lovely day.

I am linking up to:

The Crazy Challenge: Pearls and swirls...I have lots of pearls, and a swirly ribbon
Lexi's Creations
Pollycraft Monday
Spoon Full of Sugar
Creative Card Crew
ABC Challenge
Stamping Vacation: T for tree, green paper, corner punch... my pick 3
Wild Orchid Challenge
Incy Wincy Designs
Craft your passion
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round
Creative Inspirations Challenge
Totally PaperCraft Challenge
Simon Says Challenge
Fussy and Fancy Friday
Stampavie and More
Scrappy Saturday Challenges
Papertake Weekly
Stamping Vacation
4 Crafty Chicks
Cowgirl's Sunday



Denise said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Good luck with you Guest DT spot.

Denise x

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

WOW, the card is all dressed up in her finery as is the girl. Love how you placed the tree there for a background. Christmas is on it's way.

Renee said...

All I can say is WOW!!! What an absolutly stunning card. Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs. Don't forget to visit all the DT blogs and leave them some love for an extra chance to win.
Renee DT

Dawnll said...

Girl this is stunning! You have made a beautiful project for your guest post, and fit beautiful with the talented ladies at CLP.
Love all the wonderful details sweetie.
Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge. this week. Hope to have you join us again for more challenges.

Anonymous said...

Absoloutely gorgeous!Love all the pretty embellies and your colouring is superb.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, I love all the different layers & that ribbon looks just great!
Thank you for joining us at OSAAT, The Crazy & Craft Your Passion this week! Good Luck! Hugs Shell xx

Carol Ann said...

Stunning Christmas card Carolyn. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT.
Carol Ann xx

Lexi said...

absolutely stunning card :D thanks for playing at LC

hugs Lexi xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

HI Carolyn!! This is simply stunning!! I so love your coloring of this sweet image and your card design. So elegant and full of detail and texture. Gorgeous!! So much eye candy inside and out.

Hope all is well!

Karen W said...

This is just amazing, all the different layers and colors and embellishments are perfect together, it's gorgeous!!

stampingmarianne said...

Just a more then perfect christmascard! Stunning!!!
Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

Tamie said...

This is a gorgeous christmas card with an abundance of layers. I really love your snowflake punch and the way you decorated the inside like the outside. Your inspiration is amazing. THank you so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Valchen said...

Wow, a really gorgeous creation! The outside side is lovely, and the inside decoration is just great!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Carolyn this is absolutely stunning, the colours, design and image are beautiful. Congratulations on you GDTM you so deserve it your work is awesome.
Lorraine x

Paddington fan said...

This is beautiful and I love that sheer ribbon with the pearls on! Inside is perfectly decorated too! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations & OSAAT, good luck, love Jacky x

Mandy said...

Carolyn your card is so beautiful, so many gorgeous details and great use of punches.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our punch 'em challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Gem said...

fab christmas card! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at OSAAT! Gemma :)

kaylou said...

wow what a gorgeous christmas card, thanks for playing at SAM.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

Darlene said...

Oh Carolyn your work is just STUNNING! I love every little detail! I'm still trying to catch my breath ... just gorgeous and so RICH!!!

Cor* said...

I'm sure Chelsea is very pleased with this creation cuz it is nothing short of FANTASTIC! Ribbon laced with pearls?!!? Did you put them on there? Great layout and coloring and the sentiment on the bottom says it all. Thanks so much for participating in our PICK 3 Challenge over at SV. You now have an entry towards the $25.00 gift cert to Marks Finest Papers as well as 4 of their Dec. stamp sets!! Take Care. Cor*

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Shelley said...

Wow this is stunning, love the image and all the detail. Thanks for joining in this weeks Incy Wincy Challenge.
Hugs Shelley xx
P.S there is some candy on my blog if you want to enter?

Renkata said...

Amazing card. Gorgeous layout. Beautifly done!

Renkata said...

Amazing card. Gorgeous layout. Beautifly done!

Joey said...

Gosh Carolyn this is the type of card I expect to see in one of those traditonal super super expensive boxes at the shop, it is absolutely AMAZING! I keep having to look at it, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey.xx

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Oh wow, that is SUCH a GORGEOUS card!! Lovely job with all the embellishments and your coloring is fabulous! =)

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing with us this week, nice card very beautiful!

Leanne DT - 4 Crafty Chicks

Kim said...

Oh my goodness this is absolutely gorgeous! WOW such a beauty! And all of the elements on your card are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
Hugs~ Kim

Carol Hurlock said...

Carolyn-It was so nice to have you stop by my blog and comment on my card. I see congratulations are in order for you Guest Designer spot with Crafting Life's Pieces. This card is extraordinary. Very pretty and so beautifully colored. I have seen a lot of circle easel cards and also the oval as well. When I did a search on the Internet, I saw some made with the most awesome shapes like teapots and teacups, pumpkin nesties and the like. I can see more of these in shapes in my future...lol Yours was magnificent.

Bear Hugs,

Agnieszka M said...

Carolyn, your card is awesome (outside and inside). I love it (your colours, image, design, all details are great)..... I just love it!!!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this christmas challenge. Good Luck!

Unknown said...

Stunning Christmas card Carolyn, lovely traditional colours with a modern digi. Thanks for sharing with us this week over at OSAAT! Hugs JO x

Marjo said...

Hi Carolyn,

Gorgalicious card!

Hugs, Marjo

stephanne said...

Hi there Carolyn,
I am s happy to have you joining us over at CLP!!! I love your use of Chelseas wonderful LO, the colours are fabulous, as is your image, I think there was a secret Christmas challenge theme going on, lol!!
hugs, stephanne

Chelsea said...

Hi Carolyn, It's so wonderful to have you as our Guest Designer over at CLP Challenge. I've always admire your work and love all the beautiful details you put into each card. Your take on the sketch is absolutely magnificent! Thank you so much for being our wonderful Guest.

Мързеланче said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I love every detail of your card!
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!
I hope to see you next week too!


Jenni said...

Beautiful card, I love it! thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this week.
Jenni x

Cindy Groh said...

Stunning card. I can see why they wanted you for a GDT. Thanks for playing at CCAYR