Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Havoc 2011 Blog Hop!

Hello, Friends and Happy Holidays! Beginning today we are celebrating "Holiday Havoc 2011" Blog Hop at Craft Your Passion Challenges!!!

If you hopped over from Christine, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join us in the hop from the beginning, start at Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.

All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers.

Each designer on the hop is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors. What’s more exciting is you can participate by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.

But, there’s a twist. Be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment (we will be checking). Once you have finished the hop, we would like you to create a Holiday project using at least one digital stamp and enter it into our Linky tool.

While you’re hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy that the DT members have to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!

Now, to celebrate the Hop I have two projects to share with you to get those creative juices flowing.

My first project is a charming card that I made with an image from Paper Shelter called “Getting Ready for Christmas.”

I adore this whimsical digi stamp of Santa’s clothes hanging on the line after being laundered by Mrs. Claus…LOL After all, Santa’s suit has to be fresh and clean for his big night out.
I printed it on Copic X-Press It Blending Card paper and cut it to my favorite 5½ inch square card size. Then I colored my image with Copics, scored a frame around the edge of the card with my Scor-Pal and added Stardust Stickles to the fur of Santa's suit. I adhered die cut snowflakes and stars around the image from a winter Cuttlebug die for a faux dry embossed effect. I finished it off with satin ribbon from the Ribbon Spot and a Santa Hat brad and mini bells from HOTP.
For the inside of my card I heat embossed a Hero Arts sentiment with red embossing powder.

I'm entering this card in the Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge and the theme is "Santa's Hat."
For my second project I used a sweet image from Crafty Sentiments called Herbie the Bear.
I made gift tags that can also be used as Christmas tree ornaments.
I colored my bears with Copics and cut them out. Then I die cut Spellbinders Beaded Ovals from SU Christmas pattern paper and white cardstock. I added Viva D├ęcor Pearls around the ovals of the pattern paper and adhered my bears. The white cardstock ovals were stamped with SEI to/from stamps from the Glitzmas collection. Then I glued WOC eyelet lace trim between the two ovals with Scor-Tape and added green and red shinny cord. 
Now they are ready to be attached to gifts or hung on the tree.

As a sweet treat to all my wonderful blog friends and followers I am offering a chance to win a $20 e-gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp. So make sure you leave a comment to be entered into the drawing. I will draw a random winner on December 26th so stop by for the announcement thereafter.

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely and talented Amy so check out to see what she has made for the hop celebration.

Remember, once you hopped to all the stops and left your comments (we will be checking), it's your turn to show us your "Holiday Havoc" project.

Make sure to include a digital stamp somewhere on your project, and link up your project over at Craft Your Passion Challenges by Midnight CST, December 23rd to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on our Monday, December 26th Challenge post.

Happy Holidays and most of all, have fun Hopping!!!



Lisa Jane said...

what beautiful makes - i love that card... the little washing line is so cute!
Lisa x

Sandy G said...

Wow these are are fabulous especially like the christmas card it is wonderfull

scrapperjulia said...

Great projects! Love the embossing on the card! Thanks for the fun blog hop!

Shan said...

Cathy your card is adorable and I love the gift tag / tree ornaments. They are so darling. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Tracey said...

Cath your card is spectacular! What a wonderful image and I love how you've kept the look so clean and simple. I think this is a digi that must join my collection immediately. :)

Doreen said...

Both of your projects are just gorgeous

Torrey said...

Oh Cathy...your laundry card is just TOO STINKIN' CUTE!! Your faux-embossed look is perfection! I was wondering how you embossed around the I know!

(still giggling over Santa's "knickers")


Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Cathy - I just love the simplicity of Santa's laundry line! Great design and colouring. Thanks for sharing your projects.
Helen, GDT for Craft your Passion Holiday Havoc Blog Hop

happyscrapper said...

I love as ornaments those tags. Santa needs clean clothes.
Christine DT at CCCC

CraftYourPassion said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love your tags!! Thank you so much for being a part of our Holiday Havoc Hop!!

Carla S. said...

Very cute card and adorable tag ornaments, Cathy! Love the adorable images you've used!

Kerry said...

Your card is so cute & your tags are beautiful.

Joanne said...

Adorable projects! I really love the "Getting Ready" image, soooooo cute! Great card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I love the images on the card and the little bells! I also love those adorable tags!!! How cute are they?! Thank you so much!
lisascreativeniche at

earthspirit927 said...

What an adorable card and your tags are so cute:) Great work Cathy!!


wifeycookie said...

Oh, what lovely cards, Cathy! :)

Happy Holidays!


Elizabeth Hart said...

The clothes line with the Santa clothes is way too cute - just love it!!

Alli Devine said...

Love the clean lines of the washing line design the vibrant red works perfectly with the embossed snowflake background. The tags are so cute and I remember as a kid wanting to hang the tags from my presents on the tree one Christmas. So these would have been great
Happy Christmas

Anonymous said...

Love those white with red cards! Holy moly! Wow! The ornaments are sweet too! Thanks for the inspiration!
Karen C

Miss Sue said...

Great job! Love the ornament idea.

shells-crafts said...

absolutely love the first card, stunning.

Emma H said...

Wow, I just love Santa's laundry, so visually stunning!

franzesjoi said...

i love the card.. beautiful!!! :)

MrsD07 said...

WOW!! Amazing projects!! Your card is so darling, love that you used embossing powder for the sentiment inside your card!!

carol said...

so cute this image, adorable card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

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