Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oh My…Clear It Out Challenge

I’m so embarrassed … I completely missed telling you about the new challenge that’s happening over on the Clear It Out Challenge Blog.  I guess better late than never, right?!Many of us are gearing up to start our Christmas cards, have you started? Maybe this challenge will help you. (Don't celebrate Christmas? It's ok, keep reading.)

Theme: The GIFT Challenge (Focus on the word gift. Your project may have a gift on it,  or maybe you'd like to showcase a gift you have, be creative!)
Stash: Anything goes (let us know what you've used

Below is what I came up with.  My gifts can be found in the paper (Recollections Bright & Jolly) and the image (Melonheadz Illustrations).  The cute little fella is colored with copics #R29, #YG61/63/67 & #E000/00/11.  I made the red string by taking some twine and coloring it with my red copic marker (R29).  I love this trick when I’m in a bind and can’t find the color I need.  I used some snowflake brads by Recollections and a die cut (sorry, can’t remember the name of the company that made it) from my stash.  The sentiment was created with my HP printer on white cardstock (CK Alis Hand font) and colored in with copic marker #BG000 (another great tip when you don’t have just the right color cardstock on hand)


Isn’t the inside just the cutest …





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  1. Super cute, Sharon! I really need to get started on those Christmas cards also.

    1. Thanks, Liz. I still have quite a few left to make so it's a good thing I enjoy it, lol. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Grgeous card Sharon, inside and out I like the images and the fab colours.
    Kevin xx

  3. Sharon, LOVE IT!!!. The little boy is totally adorable!!!. Love what you did with the twine, I knew about it but never thought on doing it...silly me!!!. Love the brads and details, very cheerful card!!!

    1. Hi Carolina, thanks so much. I appreciate your kind comments. See you soon.

  4. WOW this can is FANTASTIC... loving the inside as much as the outside.

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  5. Sharon, I adore this!! Inside and out! Beautiful color scheme and such fun, cute images. Your creative touch really shows through on this card!

    1. Hi Darlene, I really appreciate your kind comments. I had lots of fun making this one. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. But of course, it's better late than never! I'm SO glad I popped back by today to see your fab Christmas card! I love the papers and the "gifts" and the surprise inside is wonderful!
    ~sandy, clear it out DT
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