Thursday, July 19, 2012

Delightful Challenges

Good Morning!  Happy Thursday.  I'm looking forward to today, I get to do a training class for most of my day and that means I don't have to talk to grumpy people on the phone!

This week's challenge at Delightful Challenges is up and this week we're celebrating....

Christmas in July

I love Christmas, I love making cards and to look at other people's decorations!  When my children were little we enjoyed putting them in the car to drive around to look at all "the pretty lights."

The card I created for this challenge is also for another challenge blog, Link Up for Pink.  Owner Yolanda approached me a couple of weeks ago and asked me to create a sketch for her challenge blog.  Actually, I created two of them.  Come back on Saturday for the Link Up for Pink bloghop.  Because Yolanda does so much to keep Breast Cancer Awareness in the foreground, I couldn't say no.  So I combined her challenge, my sketch and Delightful Challenges into one adorable card.

The main image is Sledding Noah, he's got the sweetest little face and most tender eyes.  Even though he's just a little guy, he has the eyes of an old soul and I bet, a heart to match.  Now, what does my card have to do with Breast Cancer?  Take a closer look at the wreath that is adorning the sleigh.

I made this wreath with little punches, some glue and a lot of patience.  Then topped it with a pink awareness ribbon.  I thought that was pretty clever.  This also gives you a good look at the puffy parts of his outfit that was made with Liquid Applique.

Come join us at Delightful Challenges and Link Up for Pink.  It'll be a lot fun!

Image:  Sledding Noah
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Handsome Hunter, Very Vanilla (SU!), Roasted Red Pepper (Raisin Boat)
Paper: Christmas Plaid (unk)
Copics:  C7, E000, E00, E02, E33, E37, E57, R11, R27, R29, YG17, YG63, YG67
Tools: Silver & Gold gel pens, Liquid Applique White, 5/8", 5/16", 1/8" circle punches, small flower punch, lacey border punch (EK Success), Cuttlebug, Snowflakes & Dots emb folder
Embellishments: pink ribbon

4 Encouraging Thoughts:

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the DP & the ribbon is a fantastic touch!
Hugs Shell xx

Wendy Hall said...

Adorable Melissa and love the wreath!
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Debbie said...

This little guy is sooo cute!! I have some tags just like yours that I have forgotten! Thanks for the reminder!
Cute wreath with the awareness ribbon!!

Theresa said...

Such an adorable face on this little guy. So precious. Fabulous card...I love the lattice cut out.

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