Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge #9 Cool Combos and ABC Christmas Challenge



After last week's dismal entry for Bah! Humbug! I decided to try and redeem myself. The challenge this week was to combine at least 3 of the previous challenges but of course, 2 of the ladies on the fabulous DT used all 8 so I had to give it a go. I used the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge for the snow globe. The globe itself is packaging from Terrifically Tacky Tape (#1-recycling), the die cut Tree (# 7) is a new (#2 new stash) Cottage Cutz die (Hmmm, I don't see the specific die at the moment,( perhaps it's out of stock) from the from the Camping release, available at The Scrapping Cottage and is trimmed with red adhesive beads (#4 baubles). The Snowman (#6) is also a Cottage Cutz die from Holly Jolly Christmas (thanks Leah!) which I simplified a bit by leaving off his nose, arms, hat and broom (poor guy, but there's just so much room in there and I wanted to stick to the color scheme) and glittered (#3) by running it through my Xyron and sprinkling him with Doodlebug sugar coating. I also stickled the tree and the globe is filled with MS mica flakes. (You can never have too much #3! LOL)
I made a pedestal and trimmed the folded bits to match the contours of the snow globe.

The base of the pedestal is trimmed with holly (#5) paper and the berries were enhanced with more adhesive beads. Finally, the sentiment is ribbon that looks like it's been cross stitched (#8 stitching real or faux). WooHoo! I'd already had this card in my mind for ages and wasn't it convenient that I could incorporate all of the previous challenges? Thanks so much Ann, Max, and Irene for coming up with the perfect challenge to get me off my bum and finally make this card! I don't always have time to do something this elaborate (and I don't want to miss a challenge) but I'm happy it worked out this time. I'm also entering it into the ABC Christmas challenge which is F for Frosty. Thanks Sheryl! xxD

37 comments:

  1. Donna, I love coming to your blog, you are just too funny! What a great card, you put so much detail into it. The snowglobe looks 3D.

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  2. Awesome, Donna....just awesome.

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  3. This is incredibly fabulous!!!! I LOVE it!

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  4. Geez I threw out my terrifically tacky packaging. Dang! Great Idea!! Love the snowglobe : )

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  5. Holy Smokes!!! This is awesome!! I need to be on your Christmas list for next year!!! (If you need my address just email me hee hee) I love everything about this card from the colors to all the special little details! Excellent job!!

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  6. Hi Donna,
    This is a wonderful card. I love the detail and the frostly globe. Brilliant work.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  7. This is such a fun card, so cute and full of great details!

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  8. You rock, Donna!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Redeemed yourself? Girl, I'd say you're in the clear for the next decade or two. LOL.

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  9. LOVE LOVE your card

    glad you joined ABC
    Every two week is a diff letter.... wonder what E will be !

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  10. Beautiful job. Love this card and will be giving it a try very soon. TFS

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  11. What to say my friend, you simply amaze me. Love it.

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  12. WOW! A love of work and love went into this beauty. Magical!

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  13. Wow Donna, this seriously doesn't even look like a papercrafting project...sooo amazing! The fact that you incorporated so many challenges into it is just that much more impressive!

    (-: Heidi

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  14. donna, on my, this looks like something that should be in a magazine or in a shop...love it...

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  15. Donna, I just wanted to let you know that I've given you some blog awards which you'll see on my blog. It's just my way of letting you know how awesome I think your work is and to thank you for giving me such inspiration. You're the best!

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  16. Brilliant card...love this loads x

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  17. Great card hunny! I love snow globes so it was so nice to see yours! Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Samantha :0)

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  18. Donna, you are amazing and so is this fantabulous card! I love the snow globe/easel format. It all looks so festive.

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  19. What a fantastic take on the challenge. You have really outdone yourself on this one. And even though I'm ready for winter to be long gone I love the snowman/globe scene.

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  20. Good Lord Woman! You over-achiever you!! :-) Super impressive - I may scraplift this at some point in the future!! Wow.

    xx Susan

    P.S. Go STATE!!!!!

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  21. Love it Donna! It is never too early to get a head start on those X-mas cards. Love the way you combined all the past challenges, and the little added D's details. This is just a super awesome card my friend. Ok, you already know my addy. lol

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  22. Wow wow wow....
    Donna you are 2 funny girl!
    I love this way to go I think you blew them all out of the water...Hugs Wanda;-D

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  23. Donna this card is amazing..love everything about it!!!!

    Hugs,
    Terry

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  24. Donna, I just love your sense of humor!!! Makes visiting you double the pleasure! I don't know what to say about this card accept "it's simply fabulouso"!!!! You always put such detail into everything!

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  25. Hello Donna

    Well done, and incredible card.
    Absoloutely stunning and gorgeous.
    Your detail is amazing.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.

    luv
    irene
    Bah! Humbug!

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  26. Just the thought of snow sends chills down my spine! I love how you enjoy doing these wintry, Christmas cards, Donna! Last thing on my mind. That poor snowman... even with all of his amputations, he's still adorable! Love the realistic snow and the colors are wonderful! Way to go getting in all of the challenges!

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  27. This is so beautifull Donna. I like these kinds of shape cards very much.

    Hugs Monique

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  28. Yeah all 8 themes - well done Donna - you super star. Your card is absolutely gorgeous - oh my all that detail and what a fabulous idea to make it into an easel card - so special. Somebody is going to be over the moon to receive this next Christmas.
    Ann xxx

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  29. Hey Donna, I got your note about providing a direct link to the challenges....I would love to do that but I don't know how. I know how to link the URL but I don't know how to link by typing just the name. Could you help me out and tell me what to do?

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  30. Wow Donna what a lot of beautiful detail in this card, I love how you did the globe, I only managed 3 out of 8 for the challenge.
    Hugs Linda

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  31. HOLY sh@t! This SO totally rocks!
    Donna, the detail of this is soooo beyond!
    This kind of reminds me of what you started doing, remember when you had free time? lol!
    I just think this is incredible and love that you were able to put in all the previous challenges!
    and BIG old WOW to you!
    really, for all you do for me..no biggie with mr frosty!
    love you!

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  32. Wow hun! How "cool" is this? Love the recycling element in the snowglobe, superb. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas F Challenge. Hugs, Squirrel xx

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  33. LOVE IT! I love how you used all the challenges and came up with this wonderful card...so inspirational! You rocked it my friend!

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  34. Fabulous card :-) I love the snowglobe ,,, everything is just gorgeous ! :-)

    thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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