Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas in the Forest ~ MMSC28

MMSC28 ~ Welcome everyone! I hope your week has gotten off the a great start. We are suddenly experiencing very frigid weather here in the Southwest. It didn't even get up to 40 degrees yesterday, and that's cold for this neck of the woods! Speaking of woods, my card/plaque this week features a classic SU stamp with an angel in the woods surrounded by all of her forest freinds. :) I had so much fun working this sketch, I actually made 7 of these! And since they all came back home with me from my local craft show last weekend, I'll be giving them as Christmas gifts to friends and family... I actually planned for several of them to be gifts anyways. I'm not concerned that they didn't sell since I always craft for my own enjoyment and I had my fun! LOL!
And now for the BIG NEWS. From this week's sketch challenge, each of the Design Team members will be choosing a card from this week's entries to be featured on their blog during the Blog Hop. So along with doing the regular sketch challenge, we are asking you to make a "CHRISTMAS CARD" this week. One of our lovely Design Team members will be contacting you after the close of the challenge to let you know that your card has been chosen to be featured on their blog for our Christmas Blog Hop. You will need to participate in the Blog Hop to have your name put in a drawing for a special prize at the end of the Hop. Please let your Design Team Hostess know that you will be able to attend the Blog Hop to be eligible to win the prize.
Our Gold Star Award this week goes to -
#36 Sassy
Our Remarkable Awards this week go to -
Thank you for playing this week everyone and we would be honored if our award winners would pick up their badges on the side bar and please display them proudly.
Thanks again to Michelle's Scrapbooking & More for being our Monthly sponsor..check out what they are giving away this month HERE
And don't forget about Carolyn's Challenge blog Candy this month HERE
Fran from the Frantic Stamper Inc. is the sponsor of our Weekly Bonus Prize Winner. You can visit Fran at her store at the Frantic Stamper Inc. Fran is offering this sticker package worth $20 to this weeks Bonus Winner.


Denise @ kc242 said...

Michelle, I am amazed that you didn't sell all of them. If I would have been there I would have bought several. I think that the non traditional colors are beautiful. I also love your image and all of your embellishments. I think that you rocked the sketch this week. Your work is always so beautifully done!

Tracy said...

Michelle this is so beautiful, cannot believe they didn't sell. Were everybody walking round with blind folds on.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Michelle, this is absolutely gorgeous...I love all those sparkles, the snowflake and ribbon...fabulous job! I know how you feel, my cards didn't sell at my craft show two weeks ago...people looking but not buying. I actually ended up selling more at our garage sale last Sat!! Go figure!
I think this is beautiful and I definately would have loved one!
Great job this week.

Anonymous said...

Wowzer!! Absolutely stunning Michelle! Adore your take on this sketch and all of your pretty embellies are awesome!! TFS! HUGS

Yvonne said...

WOW this is totally gorgeous! You have such a great way of putting it all together! Love everything here!!

Rufus said...

Wow, somebody on your Christmas list is going to be really lucky! That is just amazing.

Carolyn said...

This is gorgeous, Michelle!!! Craft shows are tough to sell at and get what your cards are worth...especially ones as beautifully detailed and as highly premium that your cards are. So much work, time and effort into each creation. They are a piece of art...each and every one of them. Hope you will do better when the economy picks up some. This card is just stunning. Anyone would just adore to get a card like this!!!!


Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Hello Michelle, Glad you didn't let the craft fair get you down I used to sell other handcrafted items through those and it got harder and harder for me to sell in that way. This card is enchanting and they will make a lovely gift. Jane

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Wow, Michelle!! This is a winter wonderland! Beautiful!!

Chelsea said...

Hi Michelle, beautiful card. Great idea on the added reindeer and snow flakes on the ribbon. :)Chel

Sandee said...

Michelle this is so gorgeous! I love all the sparkle and those adorable little tiny reindeer!!! LOVE it!!!!

chercroppin said...

I'm sorry Michelle, don't know how I missed this one...it's gorgeous! Really!!!

Love your color choice, papers, beautiful image (and wonderfully colored)...what perfect ribbon and embellies!!!

Shawne said...

Oh Michelle this is gorgeous! Beautiful soft colors and coloring, I just love these for winter! Lucky friends! ;)

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful design!!! I love the soft, pretty colors, and the image is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Very pretty eye soothing colors. The use of punch edges and stitches goes very well and pretty. All the embellies are wonderful too!

Mary said...

I agree with everyone else here, I can't believe they didn't sale!! They are so beautiful! We did have a good time though. I wish we had signed up for more shows this year. I guess this just gives us more time to get ready for next year.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Michelle - here at last! I love this card of yours - it is stunning! That image is gorgeous and the shimmer is perfect!! Love the layers and the embellishing - Craft Shows - never something to jusdge your talent by - I have done lots of markets and shows and you can never pick what will sell - people missed out on a blessing with these 'works of the heart.'! Do you need my address!?!? LOL! Seriously though - this is beautiful,such a great take on the sketch!! Thanks for sharing, it is always such a treat to visit with you! God bless you Michelle! {{{hugs}}}

Michele Spera said...

Hi Michelle
what a beautiful card!!! I love the soft colors and the wonderful added snowflakes, I especially love the border!! really nicely done

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Wow! This card and the one on Midnight Madness today are absolutely spectacular!!! GREAT work!!

Carol said...

I love, love, love this image. This is so touching and heart warming all at the same time. Just gorgeous.