Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Christmas in April

It's the second Wednesday of the month, so that's means there's a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!  And remember, this year we are ANYTHING GOES WITH CHRISTMAS each and every monthly challenge. I used this very cute stamp by Bildmalarna for my card. I'm not much of a project maker but I do love making cards and I love making square cards. For one thing, I love 6x6 paper pads so square cards just make sense to me!

I colored her with Copics,and here's a close-up of this adorable image! I've notice that lots of the stamps I love are now gone and the companies have closed. What a sad day it was when this store closed down!

And here's my pretty red polka-dot grossgrain bow with a button glued in the middle which I made using my bow tool.

The team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' has created some fabulous cards to inspire you to join us and by doing so, you'll be one more card ahead for Christmas which is only 256 days away. (Yes, I calculated that with a calendar.)  Hope you'll join us this month!

                                                                                       Thanks for stopping by!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Challenge 328, AG Christmas
The Ribbon Girl April, AG/ribbon
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 176, AG
Always Fun Challenge 1, AG
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1715, AG
Crafting From The Heart Challenge 154, AG

A Snowflakes Promise Challenge 38, AG
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 55, AG
As You Like It Challenge 4/6, Favorite Card Shaped Base and Why
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 184, Embellish it
Reasonable Ribbon Challenge 161, Flowers
Christmas Card Challenges Challenge 10, AG
Simply Papercraft Challenge 45, AG
Creative Fingers Challenge 127, AG
Pearly Sparkles Challenge 15, AG w/pearls
Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge 135, AG
Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge April, Flowers
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra Challenge April AG w/Christmas
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge 4, AG
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 35, AG
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge April, AG
Delicious Doodles Challenge April, Ribbons and Flowers
Lemon Shortbread Challenge 39, AG
Love to Craft Challenge 9, AG
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 35, Add a Sentiment
Crafting With An Attitude Challenge 26, AG
Crafty Creations Challenge 339, AG
Scrapper's Delights Challenge 65, AG


  1. Gorgeous such a brilliant design I love the pretty colous and all those very lovely embellishments beautiful Love and hugs Carole x

  2. Fabulous!! Sweetest of images, beautiful colours and the splashes of red with the muted blues and white, Gorgeous die cuts and bow!
    It is sad to see so many stamp companies struggling or closing down, makes me feel less
    guilty about buying the stamps while I can though :))

  3. So very cute! I love all the embellishments you added, especially the mittens!

  4. This is such a sweet card, Gail. The red and blue colour combination is very striking xx

  5. How darling, and you've used a fair amount of dies on your creation, which really makes it stunning. Great coloring, sweet image, and I'm always in awe of your ability to put things all together that complement each other so well. Looks like you've created your usual masterpiece, Gail, and the recipient will be richly blessed! Happy winning in some of your challenges entered.

  6. Hi and welcome to are Challenge this month.Thank you for sharing your project with us good luck with your entry hope to see you again soon hugs Sue DT xx

  7. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Great design, colours and image. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  8. Darling card, thanks for playing along at CCC.

  9. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Always Fun Challenges.
    ~DT Janis

  10. Hi, this is beautiful! I can see how much thought and love you've put into this design xx

  11. Hi, this is beautiful! I can see how much thought and love you've put into this design xx

  12. Gorgeous card, Gail. What a cute image--beautifully coloured. Love the colour combo. Some terrific diecuts on your card. Those mittens and pompoms are adorable.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  13. Beautiful card! I love the coloring! I see some ideas for my own cards! :) Thanks for joining at Crafty Creations!

  14. A gorgeous card with such a cute image. As you say it is sad when stores close down. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It this month x

  15. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  16. This is super-gorgeous, I love all your elements and a great colour scheme. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 'Anything Goes' April 2017.
    Nicola, CWAA DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  17. Lovely card Gail, thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delight and good luck with your entry. Wendy DT xx

  18. This is awesome, Gail. It's so fun to see a Christmas card. I love the fabulous trim and pretty poinsettias. Please stop by again soon.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  19. Beautiful Christmas card Gail, love the pretty embellishments. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  20. Lovely card Gail! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at Fussy & Fancy. Happy Easter. Judy DT x

  21. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. DT Louise x

  22. Lovely holiday card, thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart!

  23. This is wonderful Gail, great design and I love the colours. Thank you for joining in at AYLI. Sarah DT

  24. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our April challenge 9 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT x

  25. Beautiful christmas card with blue and red.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  26. Oh this is stunning, loving the red and blue together very eye catching. Great image and a fab layout.
    Thanks for joining us over at LOVE TO CRAFT.
    Jean xxx

  27. I love those icy colours with a wonderful splash of Christmas red. A gorgeous card.. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT. x

  28. I do love this! Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
    Hugs, Jackie

  29. Lovely chistmas card, thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments designs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz dt

  30. Lovely chistmas card, thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments designs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz dt

  31. This is beautiful love it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  32. Fabulous coloring and a beautiful bow! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  33. What a sweet card. Thanks for joining the Flower Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

  34. A sweet holiday card, thanks for sharing with Digistamps4joy!

  35. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

  36. Gail this is such a beautiful Christmas card. There is so much detail in it - I love it. Thank you for entering into the Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge with the link and good luck

  37. Another stunning design Gail with awesome colouring. This is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with an optional twist of INSPIRED BY A SONG challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  38. Super pretty card!! Your colouring is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation with Lemon Shortbread Blog Challenge!

  39. What an adorable card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper