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Warm Winter Wishes

Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge ~ Christmas Theme
Deconstructed Sketch Challenge #62
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #50 ~ 1, 2, 3

Yep, "Warm Winter Wishes"...in July. Ha, ha.  But tomorrow it's August which means Christmas is getting a lot closer no matter how hot it is outside.

Love the final results of this non-traditional Christmas card I made this afternoon.  It was almost destined for the trash can as I had a major "accident" on the crafty work table.  It certainly would have been a good one for an episode of "Can this Card be Saved" if there were such a craft show.  I can hear each of you thinking...what happened!!???!!  I had colored an adorable snowman trio digi from Pixie Dust Studios with my Copics and had laid out the lovely papers and embellishments I wanted to use.  Everything was tentatively placed where I wanted it all to be on the card.  While I was coloring I noticed that my R 83 Rose Mist Copic pen was running out of ink and I have no clue as to why I felt that I needed to refill it right then and there, but I did.  I carefully took the nib out of the pen and laid it aside and holding the pen over the trash can I refilled it, replaced the nib and capped it all.  I have no clue how it happened but some of that ink dripped onto the little crochet doily that I used in this card and stained the center of it a darker pink BUT not only that but some of the ink in the doily leaked down onto the little snowman on the left!  Ack!  The white snowman now sported a bright dime size blotch of pink.  This is where the magic of Copics came into play. The totally awesome "0" blending pen is a life saver! If you don't have one, you need to get one!  I started blending the pink ink off the snowman and ended up with about 95% of the pink color gone and that's when I decided to make that snowman a light pink color which of course led to the making of the one snowman on the right a light blue.  The crochet doily was also saved with a bit of dabbing with the blender pen and the placement of the large pink button. Whew! A card saved!!

So, this card is for this week's Pixie Dust Studio Pixie Challenge--Christmas Theme.  I know it doesn't say "Christmas" anywhere on the card, but I still consider it a Christmas holiday type card.  Also, if I send this in for Operation Write Home and it arrives to a hero after Christmas, he or she can still use the card to send home to a loved one even in January.  I also made this card for the current Deconstructed Sketch challenge and I'm entering it for the Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #50-1, 2, 3.  Which means use 1 image (Snowman Trio from Pixie Dust Studios), 2 designer papers and 3 embellishments (doily, button, snowflake trim).

The Sketch:

Creation Details:

  • Deconstructed Sketch #62
  • Pixie Dust Studio Digi ~ T is for Trio
  • Printed Papers from Echo Park's "Season's Greetings" Collection, 6x6 pack
  • Recollection Mini Crochet Doily
  • Large Pink Button
  • Thread
  • Copic Markers as shown below 
  • Felt Snowflake Trim
  • "Warm Winter Wishes" sentiment with  Stampin' Up "The More The Merrier" Rubber Stamp set
  • Stampin' Up Scallop Punch
  • Bazzill Sander

I want to thank Pixe Dust Studio for the fun Pixie Flix blog hop last week in which I participated by hopping to each blog, leaving comments and guessing correctly the title of the movie and was randomly chosen as the winner of the DVD of the movie!  Thank you Pixie Dust for the movie! Hubby and I really enjoyed watching "Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows" over the weekend.

I have a few more cards I'd like to get designed today for a couple of design teams I'm on AND I want to sew one quilt block--just one.

My blog hop candy contest is still going on!  You have until August 12th to become a follower and leave a comment on the Giveaway Post.   CLICK HERE to be eligible for a chance to win a Mix & Match set of Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens and a Hero Art's Cling Stamp!  There's also a way to earn bonus entries too!  If you comment on any or all of my blog posts between July 25th and August 12th (in addition to the comment on my original blog candy post)  you'll earn a bonus entry for EACH comment you post!

Have a great day!

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  • Karons Krafty KornerJuly 31, 2012 - 11:24 pm

    Accidents do happen – but you card turned out awesome. love those three snowmen. TFSReplyCancel

  • marilynAugust 1, 2012 - 12:41 am

    What a cute save…love how it turned out even after the accident!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer ShultsAugust 1, 2012 - 4:39 am

    This is so adorable! What a wonderful winter card… love those snowmen! Thanks for using this week’s sketch!ReplyCancel

  • ValerieAugust 1, 2012 - 2:42 pm

    I loved reading your craft adventure! You did a mighty fine job “saving” this card! It is beautiful as are all your creations!ReplyCancel

  • KathyAugust 2, 2012 - 12:33 am

    Beautiful Creation! Love the light wintery colors. Your coloring is wonderful and so are your accents!! Always adore your cards and your excitement for the PDS challenges!!!<3 Pixie HUGSReplyCancel

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