Monday, November 29, 2010

CCC#23. GC80, Vicki's - Deck the Halls!

Three times a charm today, as we are visiting three challenges. Vicki at the Cheerful Stamp Pad has us "Decking the Halls" and I think the ribbon trim, the Gingerbread Boy and the hanging bells fall right into that category. At Gingersnap Creations, we are playing with vintage hues and I think we have used more or less vintage Christmas colors. Last and certainly not least is the weekly challenge at Studio L3 and we are "double distressing." Nothing is more fun than playing with distress inks and grunge paper! Linda has taken us on 23 weeks of adventure and fun! Hard to believe we are almost through the book!

The sentiment and Gingerbread Boy are from Scrolls Work Stamps. I colored grunge paper to give off a gingerbread color, then white embossed, cut him out and added some Holly stickles for trim. Merry Christmas was also embossed and cut with deckled scissors and shaded. The background is of course from Tim Holtz texture fades and was double distressed.

Well over the long Thanksgiving weekend, my DH insisted I get a new computer and I am working back and forth between the 10 year old bomb and the new headache. Most is ok with the new addition, but the font style and size are off. With time this shall be conquered - I hope! So what did all of you do in the states or not in the states? Hope whatever it was, it was wonderful!

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. It is taking me a little longer to go through e-mails and blogs with the Thanksgiving weekend and the new toy, but I am trying to visit as quickly as possible. Have a great day!

33 comments:

Jingle said...

Very cute!

Netty said...

Love your little gingerbread man. Absolutely smashing card Terry, love it. Annette x

papillon said...

that's lovely! love how you highlightened the 25!

Meggymay said...

Its a super card, the gingerbreadman is so cute.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hello Terry,
every time I come and visit I find so much inspirations and I'm tempted to pull out my stamps.
Wonderful Card! TFS.
Have a geeat week.
Hugs,
Marie

Vicki Romaine said...

You did a great job on the calendar. I am certainly glad that you entered my challenge.

Shelley said...

Go to start - settings - control panel - personalization on the left of screen it says tasks adjust font click there. Or go to display. Love the artwork.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How adorable! I looked at that folder and said, what would one do with that? OK, so now I know! lol, congrats on coming up in the tech world, if only we knew what we were doing!!

Sandi M said...

This is so so cute! I really like the December embossed piece along with the gingerbread guy.

Cheryl said...

oh hun really love this,the coulrs on this are perfect just adore what you have done here hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Christine said...

So sweet! I love your unconventional blue color and how you highlighted the "25."

wwilloww said...

I love your card!! And, it sure does fit those challenges!!! Hope your holidays are going well!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute holiday card, love the gingerbread boy!

grannypoppy said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment ... you are right, the view does sometime distract me .. but that's ok, it's totally worth it!

Love that cheeky gingerbread boy!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Very cute card! Good luck with your new computer:)

Michele said...

i'm sure that in the end you'll be delighted with your new computer Terry! i love your latest creation. gingerbread guy is precious. also thank you so much for being the most frequent and kind visitor to my blog. i surely do appreciate it!

MarleneMAZ said...

Great card, I love your gingerbread boy! he is so cute. Great job with the double distressing.

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Linda Robinson said...

Amazing, Love that little gingerbread man.. Hope you have a great week...

Hugs, Linda

CuddlyBunny said...

AWESOME piece! My mouth dropped when I saw the calendar and jingle bells! Love them!

Congrats/sympathies on the new computer ... new is good ... *and* annoying as hell! :)

Sherry Edwards said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Terry - and I love the little bells at the top!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous card Terry! Love your double distressing! x

1CardCreator said...

I love this card Terry! The distressing looks awesome, and great idea to add the white emboss to the gingerbread cutie! I had a wonderful and busy Thanksgiving, my daughter came up from Kentucky to spend it with us. ~Diane

Carolyn said...

Your double distress is fantastic. Love the way you highlighted the dates in black. What a terrific card!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm just a few steps behind you Terry. Ordered my new computer yesterday. It'll be a few weeks before it arrives, but I'm looking forward to it and in the meantime limping along. Love your entry today!
Rinda

Jan said...

too cute..and I hope you and your new computer are getting along well!!

Lorraine said...

this is a great vintagey christmas card. I must ask you in your photo there are 2 dogs with funny ears..whats the story behind that?

SmilynStef said...

I just tried Double Distressing tonight ... love the effect on this calendar ... thanks for joining the Fashion-themed fun at Gingersnap Creations.

thefrugalcrafter said...

Great cared, love the jingle bells! Hubby rebuilt our PC over the weekend so I feel your pain! I am learning new software and slowly too! oh well, we'll get used to it;) hope you had a great turkey-day!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Hey, it's my awesome friend Terry doing amazing art again! I LOVE this calendar, girl-- what a great idea and a perfect way to rock the double distress technique! That little gingerbread man is the perfect touch.

Good luck with your new computer. No matter how nice they are, it's always a challenge getting everything set up the way you like it. I'm still fighting with a lousy wireless connection for my new Macbook, but, like you, I figure it will eventually get fixed...

Thanks you so much for being so incredibly support and enthusiastic, Terry! You're one of the kindest bloggers in the world, and it's such a joy to know you!

2amscrapper said...

This really looks wonderful. See you over at GC! Helene

penny4thoughts said...

Terrific card - and your double distress is great also! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerbread Creations :-)

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