Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Challenges..Challenges...Challenges



Happy Tuesday friends. Today we are having a holiday in South Africa, to celebrate National Women's Day....so being Women's day I could do what I felt like doing...up to a point.
I decided to do another Christmas card for my RSA friend's community project. I quick one... use a cuttlebug folder, a few red dots a sentiment ...and done... Yea right!!! That was until I spotted a challenge at CAS-ual Fridays, using glue dots and glitter... so just a few minutes extra......ha, ha, ha... That changed the thought process..What paper to use...I found a pearl shimmer paper.... I still got out the cuttlebug folder and embossed this Holly branch, but now decided to colour the leaves....haven't used my Copics in a loooong time!!! In fact this is only my third attempt at colouring.. All the Copic experts, please be kind. I don't have a big selection, and really was just winging it. At least the leaves were coloured. Now for the berries... out came the glue dots...easy for the big berries anyway.... then came the GLITTER,.... Oh boy glitter all over... anyway I did get some on the glue dots, but the samll berries I foiled, much easier.
The sentiment was the easiest.. so what was going to be a quick card was in fact a challenge in more ways than one, but at least I will keep out my Copics and have another bash soon.
I guess it doesn't look tooo bad, not sure if I will put it in the pile for the Community project.

I am entering it in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays... Use glue dots and glitter
Aud Sentiments Challenge... Merry Christmas
Simon Says .... Christmas in August
Paper Play .... Christmas in August
Hope you all have a lovely week and to my fellow South Africans, enjoy the rest of this holiday.

15 comments:

Cole Meyer said...

Your not so quick, quick card turned out gorgeous! And you look like a Copic pro, the leaves are colored beautifully!!

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

TenSGal said...

And a Happy National Woman's Day to you!
Beautiful card...love the glitter!

Susan

deesdesigns said...

This is fabulous - thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Aud Sentiments. Good Luck

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is fab i love the image and colours, they jump right out of the page at you, gorgeous work hugs pops x x x

Julie Day said...

What a fab idea to make the berries glue dot sparklies, love the card :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Birdie said...

Okay, I enlarged this card just to look at your leaves. Let me tell you something - they look great! Are you sure only your 3rd time? Seriously, would love to see what you do with more colors. I think you should proudly put it in the community project pile.

Curt in Carmel said...

Love the colored embossed image. What a wonderful outcome it produced. The sparkle you've added is the absolute perfect touch. What a lovely Christmas card this made. Hope you are well. Best, Curt

papertrails leaver said...

This is so pretty! I like the red glitternberries! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments! :-) Amy

Askartelin itte said...

Todella kaunis joulukortti. Paljon kauniita asioita olet tehnyt :)

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Jaclyn Miller said...

Perfect use for those glue dots and perfect christmas card! Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Teresa Arsenault said...

What a lovely Christmas card, Ursula. I guess I should start doing some of mine soon.

Blessings,
Teresa

Gemma said...

lovely christmas creation! Thanks for sharing with us at AUD sentiments :) Gemma x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your use of the dots & glitter.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com