Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Challenge # 5 - Deck the Halls

This challenge will be ending soon.  You still have time to submit your entry.

Christmas is just around the corner.  The first thing each of us usually thinks about is how we are going to decorate the house.  What will we use?  wreaths, holly, candles, poinsettias, or bells?  Boy, this is a very expansive theme!  Let's see how you are going to decorate your card or project.  NO TREES please.  This will be another challenge.

Here is some inspiration from The Cheerful Stamp Pad ladies.  Each gal  has put a description under her creation.

The first holiday decoration I put up is the wreath on the door. I always have a fresh wreath. The smell of pine needles really sets the mood of the season for me. My focal image is from the Artistic Outpost stamp sheet Snowy Woods. I used the brick embossing folder for the background with holly outline stickers as embellishment

The first thing we do at my house is to hang the swags of holly around the railings and the large deck.  Therefore, I choose a digital from Altered Artifacts.  The lady holding holly is accented with holly embellishments.  Greeting is by Oogaloo.  The striking black paper is Lustre Paper from Paper Temptress.


Here is a simple card using Hero Arts holly and Sentiment from Stamping Up. The holly was colored and trimmed, then set onto a dotted embossed background paper. Below that is the sentiment on a double cut out from the Cricut machine. All was mounted onto a glossy red and then onto the card. A little red satin bow finished it off. This should have been a very quick and easy card to make, it took me all morning!!!

I couldn't get a square piece of paper, then I couldn't get the sentiment centered and the....and then.... This is easily a 20 minute card!!!! LOL Some days I need to go back to bed and start over.

This challenge is sponsored by Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps. Wild Frog sells unmounted rubber stamps plus a small variety of supplies and embellishments. She closes every year from Dec 18th - Jan 2 to spend time with family. Orders will not be filled during that time frame. http://www.wildfrogcreations.com/

Please submit your challenge entry below. You may be the lucky winner of a Grab Bag from Wild Frog Creations which contains several fancy envelopes, a gift certificate to Wild Frog and several rubber stamps (15 images in total).


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog today. What a fun challenge. I hope to be back with an entry. Helene aka 2amscrapper

  2. Thanks for the challenge Vicki. I have ornaments and a snow globe to decorate with. ~Diane

  3. Great designs! I have a blog award for you so please stop and pick it up. http://creativewishes.blogspot.com

  4. Ok, I could not add my tree, but this one is decking the halls! Nice work to the DT!