Monday, December 5, 2011

Crafty Gals Challenge Debut Card

 Inside Sentiment:

Welcome to the Crafty Gals Challenge Debut!  The Crafty Gals are a group of bloggers who will participate in monthly challenges, posted on the 5th of every month.  We also chat on our favorite site—SCS.  Melina organized the group and I know it will be a nice, welcoming environment for us Gals to come and feel comfortable.

For our first post and the December challenge, Melina posted the following:  THE POWER OF THREE!  Make a holiday card keeping the number 3 in mind. Everything on your card has to be in 3's. 3 layers (card base does NOT count as a layer), 3 stamped images (or an image with 3 things on it), 3 embellishments (3 buttons, 3 ribbons etc. or 1 ribbon, 1 pearl, and 1 brad etc). Not 1 Not 2 Not 4....Your minimum is 3 and your maximum is 3!  Oh yes, and no words or sentiments on the front of your card. Your sentiment must be on the inside. So, if you're making a Christmas card, you must tell them Merry Christmas on the inside, not the front!

I was able to ink up a new stamp set—Tailored Expressions Winter Wonderland--and the matching snowflake die set.  It is a great stamp set and I love how the dies work with the various snowflakes in the set.  I know it will be used more in the future.  The sentiment on the inside of the card is from the same fun set.

Image/Sentiment— Tailored Expressions Winter Wonderland

Cardstock—PTI Ivory; Stampin’ Up Pacific Point, Bashful Blue; Authentique Jaunt Designer Paper;

Ink—SU Pacific Point

Accessories— Tailored Expressions Winter Wonderland Snowflakes Die; Tim Holtz Snow Flurries Embossing Folder; Rhinestone Brads

Please check out the blogs of all of the Crafty Gals—there are 11 of us, so it might take you a bit.   I am sure you will enjoy all holiday creations and I hope you get to meet some new crafty-bloggers!  All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!



What a cute card Barb! Love the colors & layout you used....the placement of your snowflakes and added bling are perfect!!! Very nice work Hun & TFS!!!


I love those snowflakes! And the style of the sentiment is awesome!


Barb! These snowflakes are so pretty! I love the dp also. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this month! :)

Carolina Little

Barb, very cute card. Love those snowflakes and the brads in the middle. I loved this challenge can't wait for the next one!!!


First off, Barb, your blog name made me giggle! Thank you.

Okay, the card/ challenge. Perfect!Sweet, simple and very pretty. The snowflakes appear to be drifting softly to the ground... as I wish we had instead of this icky sleet right now :-)

I just wanted stop over from another SCS blog group - Paper Bloggers Unite! - I'm scrappinceo


Oh my stars, this is ever so stunning! Great card, Barb!


How beautiful. I love texture! I like the festive new design on your blog!


I love that patterned paper!! Great card!


Like the stamp set! They are pretty!


Perfect card for the challenge! I really like the blues and those are CUTE snowflake stamps, TFS

Diane Clark-Sutton

Stunning snowflakes. Perfect images for the challenge.


Great job on this challenge, Barb! Rich hues on the front and beautiful script on the inside sentiment! What a great stamp set that one is. The snowflakes are so pretty too.


Love your holiday snowflake card, super layout too!