Monday, 23 November 2009

Crafty Secrets DT Blog Challenge Lacey Happy Holidays

November 23, 2009

Excitement is in the air as we celebrated the Holiday Season. Today the Crafty Secrets Design Team is having a Christmas Blog Challege. And to top it of we are happy to have the talented Darlene join us in this challenge as well.

Today I have prepared a Christmas card made out of stickers from the Heavenly Christmas Heartwarming Vintage Sticker collection. Lots of card markers scramble to make last minute Christmas cards as that special Holiday nears. When you are pressed for time, all you have to do is grab one of the several stickers available from Crafty Secrets. Each of these sticker sheets are loaded with different elegant and fun images to help you make that special card for that very special person.

OK on to the card. The image of Santa carry a load of toys in his sack was placed on a deep red cs. I then free hand cut just around the borders of the sticker leaving about an eight of an inch of cs showing. The edges of the cs was outlined with a gold Sakura metallic gel pen. I then die cut and embossed an off white cs with the Lace Pendant die from Spellbinders. Edges of the piece was distressed with Walnut Stain distressing ink and lined with the metallic gold gel pen. This was then matted with the deep red cs. I used double sided foam tape to adhere the setiment "Happy Holidays" to the bottom of the Lace piece. Then I proceeded to die cut the corners (used the Lace Borderabilities) and centre edges (used a flourishy lace from the pendant set) with the deep red cs. Once again I outlined all the edges with the gold pen. Then to finish this card up I added some gold half pearls in various areas of the die cut pieces.

Now let me take you to the blogs of our other DT members who have created lovely projects for you today.


and our special guest:




  1. Beautiful card Marisa!! I love the deep red with the gold and you are right the sticker sheets are loaded with beautiful vintage images! I also love your use of the diecuts!

  2. Beautiful Marisa! Love the design and pretty pearls!

  3. How beautiful, Marisa! Love this!!! How are you? Haven't talked to you in a long time...hope everything's going well! Talk to you later!

  4. This is gorgeous! Love the shape that the image was cut into!

  5. Oh my gosh ... this is amazing! LOVE what you've done here Marisa!! Thanks so much for the warm welcome ... you make me blush, teehee!!
    Happy Day my friend!

  6. Marisa your card is beautiful!! that sticker is one of my favorite, and you used it perfectly ;)

  7. Beautiful!!

    I would like to invite you to check out a "March for the Snowmen" Blog Hop I am participating in tomorrow. Probably 1/2 of the particpates are giving away blog candy!