Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Having a "Dang!" Moment . . .

Hello Bloggers!
It's snowing to beat the band here and very cold!  So, I decided to take advantage of the situation and spend the day in my crafting cave! 
I know, I know ... some of you (who know me well) are saying "So what's so unusual about that?"  What can I say?  I LOVE my crafting cave and even though I still have Christmas decorations to put away ... I've decided to PLAY instead!  The mojo is flowing and a girl's gotta do ... what a girl's gotta do!  LOL!!!

Anyways, today I've created a card for the current challenge over at Class Cards 'n Such.  Their theme is Teal Snowflakes using this pretty image as your inspiration.  What fun (I thought!) ... outside my comfort zone to do snowflakes other than white!  And as you will see by my card ... I couldn't bring myself to make 'blue snowflakes' ...

One of the rules of their challenge is to use something carried in the Classy Cards n Such Store and even though my card doesn't have a lot of layers or embellishments (definitely outside my comfort zone) I did actually use TWO items carried at their store:

and

Here is what I came up with ...


CONFESSION TIME:
I did actually die cut the snowflake background to use as my CCNS item  and the basis for my card.  But, then noticed that the theme said TEAL not just blue.   DANG!   SO ... I shifted gears and used my die cut snowflake background as a 'stencil' to sponge my card front using teal ink and a large sponge.

NOW, I have this beautiful die cut for another 'wintery' card creation. Don't you just love it when a mistake works to your advantage?!  
I wish you could see this beautiful paper in person ... IT IS GORGEOUS!
Also from Classy Cards n Such ... XP-73017516 'Stardream Fuse Vista'
This beautiful, glimmer paper comes in various colors and is a heavier weight.  Perfect for die cutting and as I found out today ... great for stenciling too!

Have you checked out the challenges at Classy Cards n Such?  NO?  Well what are you waiting for ... take a peek and play along!  YOU might even be the prize winner and they are very generous with their prize offerings!

A few other challenges to share in are:
Paperminutes Challenge - Snowflakes (NO Christmas)
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982011497967/
Design Team Showcase

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stay warm and safe out there!
As always ...


Other items used:
Papers:  White cs, Navy cs
Stamps:  Graphic45, Heartfelt Creations
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Versafine Onyx ink

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