Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas time is Near!!

Wow, the end of the year is getting closer, how quick the year has gone!!! I've celebrated a few milestones this year including my one year blogaversary, massive weightloss and being a part of some wonderful design teams!!  I have been lucky enough to be a part of the PCJ DT for the past 8 monthsin which time I have got to know  all about these amazing, creative ladies from around the world  and I look forward to getting to know them more over the coming year!! I consider them my life long friends!!! :)
So as it is getting closer to the end of the year, everyone is running around busily preparing for Xmas!! So this will be our last PCJ challenge for the year!!! But don't despair we will be back in the new year with more challenges and new sponsors!!!
This fortnights challenge is another easy one "Christmas". We are all in the middle of doing christmas cards or if you're like me, haven't started yet, so I'm sure we'll see a lot of entries for this one!!
We are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs and we had 4 cute images to work with! Thanks Melissa!!!
Meljen's Designs
I had a hard time choosing which image to use so I used three of them to create a little scene!!
Want to see??

Isn't this just the cutest!1 I had the idea in my head as soon as I got the images and it turned out just like I envisioned!! (that doesn't happen very often!! LOL!)  I wanted to make a tent card so that I could get everything onto the card that I wanted. I coloured the images in with Tria markers and added lots of kindyglitz and Distress stickles for all the snow. I used Kaisercrafts Christmas carnival papers and sewed around the edges. And the snowflakes I cut out with a die cutting machine - wow not sure how I survive without one of those!! My good friend Angela has gone away for a couple of weeks but was kind enough to lend me her die cutting machine and die's and I love it!! Now going to have to start saving for one of my own I think!! I never thought a die cutting machine would be much use as I ony make cards but boy I could do so much!!! Anyway, like I said I need to keep saving! So thanks ANG!! I'm going to be using your machine a lot!! :) I then just added some rhinestones to the snowflakes to finish off the card!!
So now that you have seen my card, why not head on over to the PCJ blog (if you haven't been there already) and check out all the gorgeous creations by the rest of the DT!! Then join in, there are some digi's up for grabs!!!
I look forward to popping by your blog to see what you create!!! As this is the last PCJ challenge for the year I would like to wish all the PCJ followers a very Safe and Happy Christmas!!! I will be popping by the blog from time to time while the DT have some time off just to say hi and show a card or two or share about our summer holidays here in OZ.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
* Crafts and Me - Winter (Snow/snowflakes)
* Penny's Paper Crafty - Merry Christmas
* Creative Card Crew - Tis the Season
* Creative Craft Challenges - Faux or Real Stitching
* The Stamping Boutique - No Traditional Christmas Colours
* Top Tip Tuesday - Let it Snow
* Craft Your Passion Challenges - Anything Goes + Glitter
* Hooked on Craft challenges - Winter Wonderland
* Incy Wincy Designs - Non Traditional Christmas colours
* Ooh La La Creations - Lots of Sparkle
* Cutie Pie Challenge - Pastel Colours
* Scrappy Frogs - Stitching
* The Crafty Pad - Give it a Punch
* 2 Sisters - Punches and/or Dies
* Sweet Stampin -Snow Something
* Totally Papercrafts - Let it Snow
* Sassy Studio Designs - Christmas with non traditional xmas colours
* The Emerald Faerie Garden - Non Traditional Christmas Colours


  1. Hello Alethea. I love the little scene you have created on your card, so sweet. Lots going on. Love the textures and your pretty snowflakes. Thank you for joinig us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra (GDT)

  2. Oh I love your card! I adore gingerbread houses and yours is stunning.
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly

  3. This is gorgeous Alethea! What a lovely little scene! :)
    Thanks for entering our 'Lots of Sparkle' challenge at Ooh La La!
    Lizy DT x

  4. Super card,Alethea!Love it so much!
    Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week.

  5. This is so cute! Love the way you have combined these images. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  6. A fabulous card. I love the scene you have created. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

  7. That is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us over at SSD DTBST challenge.


  8. Nice gingerbread house! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

  9. Love your card, it is just too cute! Love the papers and colors. Such a fun card. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrappy Frogs.

  10. Perfection. Love this card. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week. **Linda

  11. Beautiful card and layout! Thanks fo playing along at CCC and good luck!
    Hugs, Ani

  12. Gorgeous card, what a fab scene. Thank you for joining in the Sweet Stamping and Totally Papercrafts challenges this time.
    Cathy xx

  13. Beautiful card and lovely scene!! Thanks for sharing with us Cutie Pies!!
    Hazel xx

  14. Your card is soooo cute Alethea !! Love the colours you have used as well !! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  15. This card is just precious! Thanks for joining the Merry Christmas Challenge with us here at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog. We're SO glad to have you with us!
    Blessings to you,
    Karen - Design Team Member

  16. What a cute card you made ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

  17. Gorgeous card! I'm glad you shared it with us at Cutie Pie! Woo x

  18. Such a cute card Alethea! Thanks for sharing it with us at The crafty Pad for our Give It A Punch (use at least three punched shapes) Challenge This week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  19. This is a stunning card...thank you for joining us at creative craft challenges

    Sylvia xx

  20. Stunning creation in beautiful colors!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faeries

  21. So cute and lovely! I am not one for pink but this colour combo is so PERFECT!! love it! thanks for coming to join us at Top Tip Tuesday this time, I hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

  22. Hi Alethea,

    this is sooooo gorgeous! Love the colours and the tent-card design, not to mention that you used all those different images!! Thank you so much for sharing with us (again!) at THE CRAFTY PAD and for taking part in our 'Give it a Punch' challenge.

    Hugs, Ali x

  23. what a lovely creation and thank you for sharing it with us at the Emerald Garden Faerie
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested:)

  24. So sweet, I love how you've used all the images together! Thanks for joining our 'glittery' challenge this week at Craft Your Passion!

  25. Beautiful card!!
    Thanks for sharing your sparkly project with us at Ooh La la; we hope to see you again xx

  26. Wow, I love the little scene you have created...this is really cool! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

  27. OMG this is stunning, what a fabulous card, so cute the snowman and pretty scene, love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  28. Alethea, this card is darling! Love the sweet scene you created with these fun images! Great coloring and love all the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)

  29. Gorgeous card! Love the colors you chose! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! HUGS


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