Friday, December 10, 2010

A Holly Jolly Chair + Winner


Some people like to go all out for Christmas, and I admire them. Me, well, I tend to stick to the bare minimum right now-probably due to the two rough and tumble boys that like to hang out at my place! A tree, my nativity and a few ceramic plates is about all I do. I guess you could call my decorating clean and simple too!

The overall design for this card came from the sketch by Amy Heller and the holly inspiration came from the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. Super easy to create the woodgrain look to the chair from Schlosser Designs Furnishing Fun stamp set by using distress ink!


Thank you to those who commented on my first TiffanyDoodles Blog Hop post! Mr. Random.Org chose Judkajudi to be the recipient of this fine image. Please email me to claim your beautiful digi!

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Timestamp: 2010-12-11 00:30:01 UTC


Supplies Used:Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) PTI
Patterned Paper: (Jovial) Basic Grey
Stamps: (Furnishing Fun) Schlosser Designs, (Very Merry Sentiments) Mint Motif, (Christmas Wonder) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Red Pearls) Queen & Co., (Natural Burlap String) May Arts

30 comments:

  1. Simply Gorgeous as always!!!!!Have a great weekend!!!!!

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  2. Another beautiful card. Love that chair image.

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  3. Congrats to the winner. Love the simplicity of your card. Very pretty.

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  4. what a lovely card, nothing wrong with clean and simple decorations... speaking from the girl who's done nothing!

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  5. lovely cards. Last year was the first year we had ornaments on our tree due to 2 rough and tumble boys of our own. I think we lost about 5 last year. Only one so far this year... Boys are 3 & 5.

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  6. I love this one, Karen...such a great use of a non-holiday image!

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  7. Love what you did with the chair!!

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  8. The holly looks so sweet on the chair! Very cute!

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  9. Beautiful card! Ya know I can totally relate. I LOVE Christmas and would LOVE to decorate my house like crazy but my 3 lil ones would just destroy it all. We have a tiny (6 ft tall and slender) tree with just likes and garland. Didn't even put ornaments on it. Maybe in a couple years I will be able to decorate just how I want. :-)

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  10. LOVE the CAS feel, the chair is perfection! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!!

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  11. I use to go all out till I had a little one around the house too! Now, like my cards, it's CAS decorating! I like your card a lot! I love the Holly you added! :-)

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  12. oh I love what you did with this simple chair...looks great!!

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  13. Such an unexpected Christmas card - only you could be that creative!

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  14. This is just delightful in it's surprise and simplicity. I love the chair - love the textures of the papers/inks and the little holly balanced there, well, it's perfect! Awesome work, Karen! As always.

    Hugs!

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  15. This is such a cool card Karen! I love the paper-piecing (one of my fav techniques) and the simplicity is perfection!

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  16. So simple. Yet it's so striking! Somehow I feel like I should get a chair stamp or something...;)

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  17. just lovely, karen! happy weekend!

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  18. This is simplicity at its best, Karen! I love the decorated chair and that paper is beautiful.

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  19. This card is perfect! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! :)

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  20. This is so unique and wonderful, I don't know anyone else who would think of using a chair on a holiday card! I love how your mind works ;)

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  21. I love this card. It is so unique and different. Such a creative design!

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  22. I just love that chair and the holly is such a fun festive touch :)

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  23. simply beautiful. love your take on the sketch. have a wonderful Sunday! =)

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  24. love this- simplicity that conveys it all! :D

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  25. Oooo...I love how you spruced up the chair with some holly for the holidays! So festive!

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