Monday, November 23, 2009

Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge-Christmas

Good morning! Today is Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge and for today's challenge Vicki Chrisman, our wonderful design team leader gave us a challenge to create something with a Christmas theme. I love Christmas and I am looking forward to getting the tree up and decorating! The weather has been so nice here so a couple of weeks ago Eric put the lights up outside. We usually try to get all of the inside decorating done right after Thanksgiving, I want to be able to enjoy it for as long as I can! *wink* You will have to be sure to check out all of the Design Team Members blogs today--I can't wait to see what they have been creating!! I have a link list at the bottom of this post for all of the designers.

For my challenge project I made a Christmas wall hanging using the Crafty Secrets Christmas Vintage Postcard Kit and the Christmas Joy Clear Art Stamp Set. I found the blank wall hanging at the $ store--gotta love that! I bought several of them with different wall hanging projects in mind. To start out I traced the shape of the wall hanging onto some light green designer paper from My Mind's Eye, The Merry Days of Christmas Collection and cut it out. To adhere the paper I used 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue from Beacon Adhesives. I love using this liquid for all kinds of projects and it works great with paper, it doesn't wrinkle at all! Once the glue was dry then I sanded the edges. Then I used three colors of Glimmer Mist Honey Dew Mist, Marshmallow, Winter Pine along with Glimmer Screens from the Winter Crystal Set from Tattered Angels to create the snowflake background. After the Glimmer Mist was dry then I stamped the holly leaves and berries from the Christmas Joy Clear Art Stamps set going around the entire wall hanging using Tsukineko, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. Then I colored the holly leaves and berries with Copic markers and I added red Stickles to the berries. I also added a lace border and a paper lace border. For the paper lace border I used the Classic Lace Border Grand S7-014 from Spellbinders to make the diecut. Next I used one of the images and a piece of ivory chipboard from the Christmas Vintage Postcard Kit, from Crafty Secrets. I cut out the image and used 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue to adhere the image and then I sanded the edges for a nice smooth finish. I added Flower Soft to the snow and the holly on the image to give it a little more dimension. Then I added diamond stickles to the word JOY and on the candy cane and red Stickles to the berries and candy cane. I also added some snowflakes with button centers for embellishments and added the red ribbon with bows for a hanger.

Stamps~Crafty Secrets-Christmas Joy Clear Art Stamps (Holly)
Paper~My Mind's Eye-The Merry Days of Christmas
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa
Misc.~Crafty Secrets-Christmas Vintage Postcard Kit, Spellbinders-Wizard, Classic Lace Border Grand S7-014, Tattered Angels-Glimmer Mist Honey Dew Mist, Marshmallow, Winter Pine, Glimmer Screens Winter Crystals, Copic-YG63, G28, E74, R22, Flower Soft-Glue, Ivory, Christmas Green, Shamrock Green, Ranger-Stickles Red, Diamond, Martha Stewart-Snowflake Punch, Beacon Adhesives-3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Lace, Buttons, Thread, Finishing FilesPlease be sure to check out all of the Crafty Secrets Designers--I am sure you will be inspired!! Also please give a Warm Welcome to Darlene Pavlick, she is the Crafty Secrets Guest Designer for November!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoy all of the Crafty Secrets projects and I hope you have a Wonderful Monday!



  1. This is so pretty Heidi! Love the Glimmer Mist background and all the pretty details. Great $1 find too!

  2. Just gorgeous, Heidi! Love all the lace!

  3. Heidi,

    Love it!!! You are always so detailed, just beautiful!!! You rock girlfriend!!! Terre

  4. SO so pretty Heidi!! The Reds and Greens... ahhhh... so festive! Great project!~

  5. Oh WOW Heidi ... I LOVE this! Especially all the lace ... gorgeous! Thanks for the warm welcome!

  6. OMG..That lace is Stunning! gorgeous creation! tfs!

  7. Such a cute project Heidi. All the trimming you used go so well with your image. You inspire us all.

  8. This is so pretty Heidi! the Glimmer Mist, lace and all your pretty details are just perfect. Beautiful as always.

  9. Heidi, your card is beautiful. I love those postcard!!


  10. this is so pretty love all the details great job

  11. I love the vintage style on this, your made it look so stylish and elegant! And I love the glimmer mist!

  12. So, so pretty!! I"m so glad I got around this blog hop!

    I would like to invite you to check out a "March for the Snowmen" Blog Hop I am participating in tomorrow. Probably 1/2 of the particpates are giving away blog candy!


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