Thursday, March 17, 2011

O Christmas Tree! {Fantabulous Cricut & more}

Yes, It's Christmas time again, here at the orchard!!!  :)  (get it?  Apples, ... orchard .. ?  :)

There are several Christmas card challenge blogs that I've found and have enjoyed playing along with.

This card was great fun to create!  First of all, there were several challenges that I wanted to post to, so I *challenged* myself to combine them!!  BOY!  Had no idea how much brain work would go into THAT!! :)  But I think I'm really pleased with how it all came together!!

So, here's the card ...

I started out with a 5 1/4" square white embossed card.  I used my "A Child's Year" Cricut cartridge for the adorable sihlouette! (That cart. is full of them and they are ALL SO WONDERFUL!!!!)  I also cut all my circles, ovals and stars with the Cricut  (Plantin SchoolBook and Accent Essentials).

So.... here are the challenges that I'm submitting this card for:

Card Patterns:  Sketch 106

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge #51:  "Hip to be Square" - Green & Gold
Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C78):  Use a tree
Crazy Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge:  #11 Go for Gold!
Diecut Dreams Christmas Club: Challenge #57 - Starlight, Starbright!

Ok, that was fun! :)  I've done multiple challenges before, but this is the most in one wack!  :)  I see ladies all the time who post for multiple challenges, and it always amazes me! ;)  FUN!


  1. I love this card - yay! for the cricut and the touch of gold. Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 11 - hope to see you again next time. x

  2. Excellent job, love how this turned out! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

  3. BEAUTIFUL X-mas card Vanessa!!! You rocked the Sketch and the tree image is awesome too! Thank you so much for playing the C4C with us! Hugs ~S~

  4. Very pretty love it. Glad you joined us at cardpatterns.

  5. wow!! what an amazing xmas card!!~love all the detail!
    vanessa xx

  6. What a lovely christmas card! I love it, thanks for playing along at FCCB!

  7. What a gorgeous card! Love the fact that you're getting an early start on your holiday cards. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

  8. Very nice! I love ACY cartridge too! Thanks for playing along at FCCB and good job incoporating all the other challenges too! :)

  9. This is gorgeous and I love your take on the challenge! The dangling stars are such a wonderful touch too.
    Thanks so much for playing along at FCCB!

  10. This is just beautiful! I love how you were able to incoporate all those challenges. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!