Wednesday 28 October 2015

WWC40 -- Joy!

I'm so excited!  This week for the Watercooler Wednesday challenge it's my turn to set the challenge.  I've decided on an "anything goes" which is always such fun, isn't it?  But wait!  For my "anything goes" challenge, you have to add holly somewhere on your creation.

Wait until you see Jean's card.  She got a bit sneaky with adding the holly.  But it just goes to show you that there are many ways to satisfy this challenge.  I know all of the Watercooler Artists had a lot of fun with it.

I got a bit ambitious with my holly.  I stamped the image from the Embellished Ornaments set and then, after colouring it, fussy-cut it out.  Somehow, and I know I had to have an Angel sitting on my shoulder throughout the ordeal, I managed to cut that intricate image out and a) I didn't lose my mind or b) it didn't fall apart.  Both options were distinct possibilities.

The ornament is cut out from the new Red Foil with one of the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits dies.  Then I cut into the die-cut ornament with one of the Bold Butterfly framelits.  After that I cut another butterfly from the Silver Foil and then inlaid the silver butterfly into the ornament.  Fussy?  Yes!  But the finished effect is everything I had hoped for.  I laced some of the pretty new Real Red Striped Ribbon through the top of the ornament as well as through the "Joy" which I had cut from Garden Green cardstock using one of the Wonderful Wreath framelits.

The reason for the sheen on both the holly and the "joy" is due to the generous coat of Crystal Effects with which I covered each of them.  The holly berries also have a bit of extra dazzle because they are actually tiny circles which I cut from the Red Glimmer paper.

I hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed creating it.  For more creations using holly, check out our Watercooler Wednesday challenge.

I've also entered this card into the Weekly Christmas Card Challenge.

Since the Stampin' Royalty Challenge is having an "anything goes" challenge this week, I've also entered my card into theirs.

Sometimes I do my posts late at night and obviously my thought processes have already begun to shut down.  I posted this to the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge using the wrong url and not linking back.  My apologies.


  1. Such a gorgeous card!! I love the shinny look to your ornament!! Please be sure to link it up to our challenge as you have another challenge blog linked to us at Addicted to Stamps and please be sure to put a link to our challenge blog on our post when you play! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

    1. I don't know how this happened, Vicki. I'm so sorry. I guess I'm going to have to stop doing things so late at night.

  2. What a wonderful card you've created with the fabulous ornament, the holly and...the highlight for me...the darling butterfly! Soooo pretty! Thank you for sharing your holiday-themed gem in the ATSM gallery!

    1. Thanks so much, c. I'm so happy with the way the butterfly turned out for this card.

  3. love the foiling - thanks for joining us at ATSM

  4. Such a gorgeous Christmas card! Love those wonderful details ! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.


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