Monday, June 14, 2010

Whole lotta Christmas............

Uhhh...............I woke up with such a headache this of those headaches that makes you sick to your stomach......but ALAS I will not be kept from blogging my latest creation!
I had alot of fun doing this one, as I do with all my cards! I have taken a "Kazillion" pictures to show you how it works.
Be patient with me.
The first couple shots here are of my HOMEMADE buttons thanks to this tutorial (supplied by the Fun with  Shapes & More Challenge blog)

This is the front of my creation. It is a "Pocket Purse Album" & I got the template here. This was the Gift Set Challenge over at Christmas Stampin All Year Long for last week, but I did not have enough MOJO to do the challenge then, so I decided to do something else with it now. I altered the template a bit, from 2 CD inserts for pictures to one gift card slot.

This is how it opens up to see what is inside.

The image on the front of the card is from Lexi's Doodles & is called Christmas Night. I thought this would be a perfect gift card holder come Christmas time as a plain envelope is so UNIMAGINATIVE!
However I DID use an envelope for the insert part where I slid the gift card into. I did not have any CD covers (as asked for in the tutorial for this project), so I had to 'think outside the box'.
I heat embossed the envelope with little holly stamps to match the "holly" DP that encompasses the Purse.
I also added a SU sentiment to the other side (where there was supposed to be another CD insert thing). 
Like I said, I altered the template to better suit me! 
Challenges for my card:  
Stamp with Fun- fairytales (image reminds me of Belle walking thru the Beasts' castle)
Lexi's Creations- something old (SU sentiment & DP with holly on inside base )
Your Next Stamp challenge- buttons (HOMEMADE)
Cute Card Thursday- anything but square
Charisma Cardz - spots & stripes
Bahumbug- anything goes
Winter Wonderland- traditional Christmas Flower
Stamp Something- happy something (Christmas makes me happy)
Sew Many Challenges- card with a twist/anything but a card- Christmas theme
Crafty Catz- embossing (heat & dry)
Fun with Shapes & More- handmade buttons (see first couple pics)
Our Creative Corner- gotcha cornered
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club- sketch (front of purse)
All Sorts- buttons &/or ribbon (HOMEMADE buttons, lace & glittery ribbon)
Christmas Cards Challenge- use scraps (green on inside, light pink surrounding image & layered in corners)
ABC Christmas- L for lights

I am going to take it easy now (with a toddler & a baby & a 9 yr old [at 3:30pm]---) hahah-- to get rid of the headache. Have a great day & thanks for stopping by!


Dora said...

OMG this is awesome Corry, looks like it took you hours !! and well done on the buttons too, they're fab xxx

Danielle said...

Wow - just beautiful Corry! The image is delightful and the amount of work involved is wonderful - love the handmade buttons! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland!
Hugs, Danielle

Ann said...

Wow what a stunning creation - so detailed - I love it.
Those buttons are just fabulous - must take a look at that tutorial.
Thanks for sharing your amazing project with us at Bah! Humbug!
Ann xxx

Suzi said...

Oh my Goodness, this is just amazing Cor, I love all the detail and the secret pockets, it's just a delight. Hope your headache get better real quick hun. Just gonna pop over and have a peek at the button tut.
Suzi x

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is stunning I hope it is not what caused your headache, as with all that detail I bet it did. Each panel is beautifully crafted and a gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week, hope you will be back on Friday for our next challenge
Hugs Kate x

Margreet said...

wow Corry, this is really gorgeous.....hope your headache ive over by now.......I really can't understand how you manage all this with your 3 kids!
xxx Margreet

maxine said...

wow this is stunning, I love the idea and lexis image is purfect ffor it, thanks for playing along at lexis creations this week and good luck.

Lexi said...

Ohhh Corry its such an honour to see my image on this gorgeous creation! Such detail it truely is fabulous :D Thanks for coming back and playing at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xxx

Trisha said...

OMG-you were busy with this beauty-Love it! It's nice to see different versions of cards, using the same image (I mean Lori's).Very gooor-geous! XXX

Lori said...

Holy cow, how long did this one take. You have so much detail and not a section untouched, it's spectacular! I can't say what's my favourite, but I love the outside DP, the bling on the pullout - wow, and the homemade buttons - loving those too! A+++++!

Fleur said...

Oh my this really is fantastic. love the main image & your buttons are great
Thanks for taking part in my challenge over at ALLSORTS this week
Hugz Fleur xXx

Faye said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is just gorgeous, really gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Lexi's. x

Samantha said...

Very time consuming project thanks for sharing it with us at ABC Christmas challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Janet said...

What a nice card--I love all the folds and the embellishments are lovely.

Cole said...

Super fantastic job girl! WOW! This must've taken you awhile....the details are amazing!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Gorgeous card! Love all of the details! Lov'n your buttin flower! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge Spot“! I look forward to seeing more of your FABULOUS CRAFTY WORK in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Max said...

I have to agree with all the previous comments - this is a beautiful creation and would make a treasured gift. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Bah! Humbug! and providing the links for those who would like to have a try themselves.

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Suzie said...

Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful card !! I love the beautiful image !! Thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Carla aka scrappypug said...

wow this is amazing! I am in awe of your skills! Hope the headache stays away... I had one all Sunday and its NO FUN!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card ,,, so much to lok at :-) everything is beautiful ! :-)

thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

~Jeri~ said...

Wow! This is beautiful Corry!! I love the different elements to it!! I will have to attempt this one!

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges this week!

Lindsey said...

Wow, how much time and effort must have gone into this! It's wonderful! I hope you are feeling better soon. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. It must have taken ages to make, Hope you are feeling better.Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Aunty Sue said...

wow just love all the detail and thanks for joining us at Crafty catz this week.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Corry this is one fabulous project so beautifully designed it is wonderful thank you so much for sharing this with us at SMC this week.
Lorraine x

Anita said...

This is just stunning. I love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita said...

WOWSA!!! This is ADORABLE!!! Love it!!! TFS at SMC!!!

Marie said...

WoW! So much work! Really stunning creation.
xMarie, GD DCD X-mas Challenge

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is incredible... absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

Debs said...

OMG what a lot of work, you've been busy girl. Great job, I love all the different sections and details, the cover image is gorgeous

Shelley said...

Wow this is amazing!!! I love the colours too. Thanks for joining in this weeks SMC Challenge.
Hugs Shelley xx

Angela said...

This is beautiful, so many gorgeous details!! Thanks for joining us at YNS,
Angela x

Steph_C said...

Beautiful card! Great job combining all of those challenges! :)

Autumn said...

Wow!! This is stunning! Thanks for joining Lexi's and SMC!

Evgenia said...

Wow!!! So lovely! Thank you for joining us at die Cut Dreams Christmas Club! hope to see you again next week!

Sparkle said...

This is just gorgeous!

Sammibug said...

Fabulous card! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Lexi's Creations.

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