Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Craft's Meow November Blog Hop & The Pink Elephant Sketch Challenge


Welcome to the The Craft's Meow November Blog Hop!  This month, the design team was inspired by a Christmas/Winter theme!  What a special time of the year...and this classically designed stamp set, Christmas Lantern designed by Clare Buswell, includes a gorgeous old-fashioned lantern, some holly leaves/berries and sentiments are perfect to create beautiful Christmas cards!


The Craft's Meow is having a BIG Sale from November 4th - 6th...All Fall stamp sets are 20% off for three days only!  Just enter Fall20 when checking out at PayPal!  And, don't forget...the Inside Christmas stamp set designed by Karen Baker is FREE with your $60 purchase!


The Craft's Meow is also offering a $15 gift certificate to one lucky TCM reader who comments on the store blog post by 8:00 PM Pacific on Wednesday, November 6th.  Head on over to The Craft's Meow Store Blog and comment for your chance to win!

Here is the official blog hop order:

Stacey Schafer - That's me!


There's a new sketch challenge up and running over at The Pink Elephant that you won't want to miss...and the Dynamic Duos #77: Bold & Cheery worked perfectly for my festive Christmas card today!


 There are few holly leaves/berries stamped over the darker green paper, then I heat embossed the lantern image for the focal panel!  The lamp is gorgeous, I think, uncolored this way...such a vintage and classic feel to it!  A little ribbon, button and twine finish off the card...ready to mail out later in November!


Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!

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Stamps:  Christmas Lantern (The Craft's Meow)
Ink:  Espresso Truffle Luxe (Momento), Barn Door Distress (Ranger)
Paper:  Rustic Cream (PTI), Natural (Authentique)
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Spiral Punch, Clear Embossing Powder (SU), Brown Twine (Hemptique), Natural Button (MFT), Doily


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29 comments:

Sylvie frlphoebe said...

Your card is amazing really stylish with this old lamp,like it.Love both stamp kits,both are great and the sentiments are so nice written,wonderful script.I have a fabel for this,love them,smile.
Thank you for your wonderful inspiration,

hugs Sylvie

Sabrina said...

Beautiful and gorgeous card!!

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

joy said...

Love this card - and you did a great job of incorporating the other challenges wit it, too!

~amy~ said...

This is wonderful! great mix of colors!

Carol Ann Ater said...

Thanks for sharing this blog of cards. And your lantern card is very special. Love the stamp set.

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely card. Well done!

marylouh said...

I love this stamp set. The lamp can be used for any occasion. Love your card.

Barb said...

absolutely stunning! red and teal is one gorgeous combo on it's own, but you've elevated it to new heights with this design :)

Shari Czerwinski said...

Love it! Had to pin it :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful!! Love the stamping on the notebook paper.

Tisha Sewell said...

Beautiful card! I love it!

Pam said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors.

Lagene said...

Beautiful! I love your layout & layering!

lindaplus3 said...

Very very nice card :)

Indy said...

Absolutely stunning!

craftymom205 said...

Love this card and this stamp set.

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Loly Borda-Towery said...

love those colors together, but it is your fabulous design what makes your card stand out. TFS

Sande said...

Gorgeous card. Fantastic colors and design.

sammi said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you used the stamp of the old lamp. Stunning effect. Fabulous hop!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love the angled image panel and the wonderful ribbon bow.

Sarah Fleming said...

Such a pretty card! I love all the different elements, the dimension, and especially the twine. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos!

Iris said...

Love the colors, the twine, ribbon and button on your gorgeous card.

Emily H said...

Lovely card Stacey! That ribbon is gorgeous!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! I LOVE your FUN card!! Such a Pretty Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

quilt4fun2 said...

I like the CAS look and pretty colors. The red sentiment and pretty bow and twine is perfect. Beautiful job!
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Annette Elliott said...

Oh my...where do I begin? Very nice creation! Love the placement of the bow and the notched off designer paper! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos! :)

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely, Stacey!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the beautiful lantern stamp! Great card!