December 4, 2011

Sing a Song of Christmas, #150 with The Crafty Pad. Free Santa Label Digi too!

Howdy! and Happy Holidays! It's a new challenge with The Crafty Pad. Challenge #150 is "use at least three punches". We offer a prize too! This week we are sponsored by Crafty Emma's and you could win a Crafty Emma's Store £10 voucher to spend in shopping. While you are here visit The Lavender Kitties for a FREE Santa Label digi. Click on the Lavender Kitties Free Stuff button.

My card is counting a cricut as one of the punches and Marvy helped me with the other two. I followed "Case Study" for the layout and I've taken my colors from "Pals Paper Arts". I really missed playing challenges with these folks.

I've used Debbie's digi stamp "Rudolph and Robin" this week (available at The Crafty Pad Design Store) and played with it on a graphics program (Corel). I broke up the image to use the characters independent of each other. I found a nice watermark image of a homey snow scene and placed the digi images "in the snow". With this I made a card liner and punched two holes (through the spine) and ran ribbon through to secure. I also took little Robin and made a little glittered covered medallion stamp out of him for the front of my card. The lace is machine sewn and the bow is handmade. So much fun making this card. I barely got it submitted in time for The Crafty Pad DT group. But I so wanted to play Case Study and Pals Paper Arts.

I hope you are inspired to play our challenge at The Crafty Pad. Drop by and see our fun at play. Merry Christmas!

This card is entered with these great challenges:
Case Study, casing Amy Sheffer, Dec Muse
Pals Paper Arts, color challenge, Cherry, Avocado, Vanilla
Colour Create Challenge, Red, Green, White 2wk (12/15)
Raise the Bar, It's beginning to look alot like Christmas (Jan/1)
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle, Holiday Card (12/10)
Clearly i Stamp, Christmas (12/10)
Through the Craftroom Door, Happy Holidays, (12/17)
Crop Stop, Punch your Holidays Away (12/10)
Ribbon Reel Challenge, Anything Goes, (12/11)
Cupcake Inspirations, Cupcake icing in Red, Green and White (12/11)


  1. Victoria, this is beautiful & you've done a fab job staging it too!
    Great pics!
    Dawn xx

  2. Sensational card Victoria! It looks so expensive! A real rich feel to the whole thing. Stunning work.
    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge,
    Sharon xx

  3. Elegant and beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

  4. Lovely card, Victoria! Where have you been, girl! Great to see your work! Hugs!
    Cindy Porter

  5. What a beautiful creation. Fabulous design and
    lovley use of our colours:-))
    Thanks for joining in with us over at Colour Create.

  6.'s brilliant, you are so clever girl!

  7. So pretty! Thank you for entering your creation in our challenge at

  8. This is just so beautiful! Love the festive colours and the pretty lace, thanks for joining us at The Ribbon reel this week!

  9. OMG this is just amazing and I have no words! WOW! The lace is perfect.... You have just rocked this card!

  10. This is GORGEOUS!!!! Just stunning!!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations and good luck!
    Rene :D

  11. This is SO gorgeous, LOVE the lace and colors! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study! : )

  12. Not sure which is better, the card or the staging - what a fab job!

    Visiting from CASE Study
    xo, Kristina
    Please stop by and say hello!

  13. this is amazing..beautiful job on this

    thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  14. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts and the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge! :)

  15. oh my goodness this is gorgeous, love the vintage look!

    -- dalis
    CropStop's DT

  16. fun card! Love it,so eye-catching! Thanks for playing the CropStop challenge! :)

  17. gorgeous

    thanks for joining us at One Stop Crafts

    Jen xx

  18. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD. You created a beautiful card... Love the combination of the plaid and lace.

  19. wow Victoria I love this card inside and out, beautiful use of the lace too...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge hope to see you next time too
    Mina xxx