Thursday, September 25, 2014

fms155 & 52cct

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Hi everyone!  I have another Christmas card to share today; usually I post my cards on Monday, but the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown had a Nordic challenge, so I combined it with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch 155 by my sweet friend Karren:

 

Since the Trim the Tree DSP stack has some wonderful Nordic designs, I knew just which papers to use:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Nordic Christmas Great Greetings Stampin Up

I added a white embossed panel and a little tag I punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.  I created a plaid background with the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp in Sahara Sand and Craft White….since it’s polymer, it was a snap to line up! 

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I used the retired Stitched Stocking stamp and punch for my stocking, and added some of that yummy Cherry Cobbler linen ribbon from the Holiday mini, tied with a piece of baker’s twine.  I had a lot of fun making this card!

A couple more fair pictures; this is our favorite activity of all!  One of the vendors that sells chicks, ducks and feeds, has been doing this for many, many years; this was one of Dana’s favorites when she was little too!  I didn’t get good pictures of the activity itself, but basically, the ducklings walk up an incline and try to eat the food at the top.  The food tray is placed just a little out of their way, which causes them to slide down the slide and quickly waddle around to go up the incline again!  The kids were laughing hysterically, which made me laugh too:

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Enjoy your day!

21 comments:

  1. I love how warm and woolly your card is LeAnne!

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  2. What great memory building at the Fair! My favorite fair event is the pig races.

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  3. Oohs pretty Christmas card!!! Love the papers and the stocking is adorable:)

    Vic x

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  4. I'm off to check out the Nordic cards...yours is beautiful..can't wait to see the others....what a fun challenge!

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  5. Great Christmas card - I love all the texture and layers.

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  6. Oh my goodness that would make me giggle too. How cute!
    And your card!!! I love it. All the warm color and patterns in the paper. It makes me want to dig out my nice warm sweater. It is 78 today so not yet! Thank goodness. LOL

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  7. Oh this is brilliant - a super combination of challenges. Love the background paper, the embossed panel and fun tag! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  8. You are always so good at making your own custom-made dsp using stamps. Your creativity always amazes me. Just picturing those ducks going down the slide makes me giggle. How fun!

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  9. Oh my this card look warm and cozy. I love what you've done with this sketch. That DSP is so pretty.
    What fun to see the joy on Cassidy's face. I can imagine how funny the ducklings looked.

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  10. CUTE Christmas card, love the Nordic look! Love all those happy little faces ;)

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  11. Love your darling card LeAnne and so clever making the cute plaid. Love it and the fair pics are cute too.

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  12. Beautiful card, LeAnne, love the design of your Christmas card! How big, Cassidy has gotten, and such a sweet young lady! Have a fun Friday!

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  13. The Nordic pattern dsp is perfect. Love the embossing too. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at 52CCT this week. Hugs, Gill xx

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  14. What a gorgeous Christmas card LeAnne, so very warm and cosy! I love your plaid background and sweet accents! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, hope you join us again soon! Ruth x

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  15. LeeAnn, I just love this card! Can you tell me what stamp you used on that tag?? I just LOVE that tag!!! :-)

    Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS
    Moot96 AT aol DOT com

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  16. Love this card LeAnne! That Nordic sweater paper is gorgeous but the plaid tag is the best - I might have to try and recreate this effect, I love it!

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  17. Awesome card! I agree with lots of the others that you tag is the star on this perfect Nordic creation. Thanks so much for joining us at 52CCT!

    PS those ducks would have made me laugh too :o)

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  18. What a charming country Christmas Card!

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  19. Oh my goodness, look at that smile! How adorable is she???!!! Ok, and the card is completely fabulous too, of course. Great use of the Nordic designs!

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  20. I love that paper, perfect for our Nordic theme. Thanks for playing along at 52 CCT
    Louise xx

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