Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm back with a CCEE Sketch Challenge!

Wow!! It's hard to believe that I haven't posted a card to my blog since June 26. And even then the posts were far between. I'm sorry for my extended absence, but I have been taking a break from stamping for two main reasons. One, I've had a bunch of family visiting from out of state for a few weeks, and two, I wanted to get some projects around the house finished. It's been hard not inking up stamps, but I've enjoyed the time I've had with family and friends, and the little trips we've been taking.

So, now that you are up to speed, let me share the card I made for this week's CCEE sketch challenge provided by my dear friend Joanne. Each week, this month, she's provided a sketch, and each week there's a twist. This time we had to have a Christmas theme!! What fun!! I've just received some wonderful new JustRite images from Stamper's Dream, and have been itching to get them inky.

Here's the sketch we were to use:

Here's what I did with this week's sketch:

I thought these sweet little Christmas themed JustRite Circles and frames from the new set called Holiday Cheer, would fit beautifully as a center to one of the Spellbinders' Snowflakes. I covered the flakes with Glossy Accents (Inkssentials), and then coated them with some Mica Flakes by Melissa Frances. Don't ya just love the fun texture and sparkle? *sigh*

The little flakes are coated with some ultrafine transparent glitter, and I added a sweet swirly border with an EK Success punch. Finally, I added a bit of stitching to the strips and back panel, and a couple of score lines directly above the punched border.

That about sums it all up. Now, we'd love to have you join us in this week's challenge, so make a Christmas card with this sketch, and use Mr. Linky over on the CCEE Stamper's Blog.

Thank you so very much for stopping by. I hope you're all having a fantastic week!!
Happy Stamping!!

Stamps: Holiday Cheer (JustRite)
Paper: Jubilee (Memory Box), Prism, PTI
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Copics, Snowflakes (Spellbinders), Border Punch (EK Success), Mica Flakes (Melissa Frances), glitter, Scor-Pal, Sewing Machine, Dimensional Tape (Scotch)


StampOwl said...

Good to have you back, we've missed you. Wonderful card!

Michelle said...

Well it's about time...I have missed seeing your awesome creations! :)

Fabulous card, Tosh. Love the texture and dimension of the snowflake. Beautiful!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Hi, Toshy!!! I'm glad you've been enjoying your time with family and friends, but it sure is good to see you and your gorgeous Christmas in July creation back with us. I love that snowflake die and how you added the Mica Flakes----so, so beautiful!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Welcome back Tosh, GORGEOUS.

Joanne (jojot) said...

well....what a delightful surprise....and hit this one outta da park.....what a beauty you created with the soft and the piercing/stitching, and that snowflake....I am thinking I missed a Spellbinder die along the way...I have snowflakes, but mine don't look this fabulous...I just don't have the Tosh touch of elegance.....

so nice to 'play' with you, my friend...and so happy you are having a busy and wonderful summer with family and friends

Princess Danell said...

Whoo! Was getting worried. Glad you are back and all is well. Now...get to work! :)

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

So glad you're back Tosh! Beautiful Christmas card. Love the colors, and as always, put together prefectly with "The Tosh Touch" as Joanne said.

Anonymous said...

A really pretty card. Love the stitching and the pine cone. Good to see you back.

Earline said...

Really miss you so glad you are back love this cute card. I am glad you spend time with family and friend and getting things done we all need that in life.

Conniecrafter said...

Good to see you back, but I am so glad you were able to enjoy time with family and get things done around the house, I am in the midst of remodeling our main bathroom myself.
Your card is gorgeous, love the flakes on the snowflake, great touch!

Leslie Miller said...

Most beautiful! Love the mica flakes. So soft and lovely!

maryr917 said...

this is such a pretty chrismtas card-love the snowflakes on your card

Rose Ann said...

What a beautiful frosty snowflake!! This is so soft and pretty, Tosh!!

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