Friday, November 15, 2013

The Story of the Busy Christmas

Did you know Jennifer also has 4 challenges going on (with fabulous prizes involved!) as part of her Frosty Festivities? Be quick though because they close on the 17th ;-)


I've been able to whip up this card for the "Embrace the Busy" challenge which is all about creating something with a busy photo, or busy patterned papers, or lots of busy embellishments. I'm personally a bit prone to the crafting symptom of not knowing when to stop so I figured this was the challenge for me! If I'm not quite happy with how something is looking I just keep on adding things hoping that will solve the problem. I very rarely ever take anything away ;-)


And that's what happened here. I began with a basic design of a couple of Evalicious tags over some lovely October Afternoon paper. That was obviously not going to be enough.
So I added the stamped sentiment (which is from Evalicious' new Dear Santa stamp set) and that was ok, but it still needed more. And that's where is started to go pear-shaped.
You see, I also tried to stamp onto the red tag but it was the wrong colour and it didn't stamp properly anyway. So I covered it up with the blue paper and stuck the birds over it to try and hide it all!!


Then came the snowflakes just because they were left-over from my last Christmas project. And the pearls and rhinestones to finish it all off because all cards need a bit of bling surely?!

So yeah... I think this card qualifies for the challenge "Embrace the Busy" don't you?

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8 comments

  1. That is darling! I, too, have problems of knowing when to stop with the embellies....comes with the crafty territory, I guess!

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  2. LOVE this card!!! it is the perfect amount of busy!! :)

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  3. You had me LOLing about this....I've lost count the number of times I think I'll just add a sentiment...& it doesn't work, so I have to cover it up!!!!! Anyway, don't they say being busy is good????!!!!!!!!

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  4. You can also add it to embrace the beautiful.. It looks wonderful.. love the birdies!

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  5. I can't stop adding things to my projects too, so I know what you mean :) !. I LOVE this card, as far as I'm concerned it's totally perfect!!! Pinning it!

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  6. I loved this card when I saw it on IG. The layers and detail are gorgeous x

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  7. What a fabulous use of colour, pattern and images! Fantastic card!

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  8. This is busy but so beautiful! I also tend to keep adding stuff until I'm happy! I love the gems in the snowflake centres, and those birds are so sweet! Thanks for joining in with the challenge! x

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