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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HIGH HOPES CHALLENGE - RED AND GREEN

Hey All!


Hope you are well and happy this good Tuesday morning!


OK, WARNING **** WARNING ***** WARNING    If you are drinking coffee while reading this, put your coffee cup down and swallow before proceeding.  Make sure you are firmly planted in your chair.  You might want to call someone into the room with you just in case you faint. . .Are you ready. . . . . . . ?


It is my first Christmas card of the season!!!!  LOL  I'm still whirling!  LOL  It could not be avoided because of the challenge this week at High Hopes Stamps!  The challenge this week is RED & GREEN.  Yeah, I know, I could have done something else with those colors, but come on!  RED & GREEN????  You're kidding me right???  OK, here is my card:




Now there's some red and green!  This little snowman cutie is by Laurie Furnell.  I love snow "people" and I know this is not really a traditional Christmas image, but I still think it works as a non-traditional Christmas card.  Maybe choosing this image was my subconscious was telling me this was a way for me to get around making a Christmas card before December 1st!  LOL  You can't see it really well in this shot, but it is really glittery and dimensional.  His sweater and hat trimmings are done with liquid appliqué, and the snow too.  The snowballs are glittered up with MS coarse crystal glitter.  I used Stickles to create the little holly berries on the corner of the sentiment panel.  The background paper is by The Paper Studio.  

So, there you have it.  Another High Hopes challenge.  I hope you get to play along.  I have to admit that I'm a little relieved that I have my first Christmas card completed!  There is kind of a sense of accomplishment!  LOL  So hop on over to High Hopes' blog to see all the other wonderful creations from my fellow Divas!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll have another full post for you in tomorrow's Wednesday Evening Post.  I also think I discovered a "new technique" to share with you with a mini tutorial!  Hope to see you then!


Thanks for stopping by everyone!  Hugs to all of you!


Best,


Curt O'Brien


"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

30 comments:

Sue Ann said...

UBER CUTE!!! Boy the details that you bring to every project is amazing. This is a gift alone ...... kinda like a good movie you have to watch a few times to get all the details down ...... really BEAUTIFUL Curt!!!! All those snowballs remind me of that scene in "Elf" when they have the snowball fight in Central Park ..... I cannot wait for our Christmas movies to come out .... that movie cracks me up!!!

Becky said...

Curt this is just so cute..That snow man is adorable and I love how you popped him up, this looks like a fabulous Christmas card to me.

Thanks for your wonderful comments, you always lift me up when you come by. {{hugs}} :)

mudmaven said...

Way to go dude! This guy is just adorable and I think very Christmas-y! Great job and congrats on getting a head start this year! All the best to Jay and hug those bundles of fur for me too. ~chris

Scossie Jane said...

This snowman card is way cool Curt, love the colouring and the card as a whole is perfect for Christmas....

Sorry I haven't been around for a while, day to day life gets so hectic, and blog hopping takes a back seat - however, not really an excuse to neglect old friends....

Saw the giftie of stamped images you sent to Sharli - you are such a beautiful generous person - and it was packaged beautifully....

Hugs dear friend.... xx

Heidi said...

Really cute, Curt! Snowmen are my favorite!

Dawn said...

This is a really cute snowman.
I didn't faint either-lol
You are just hilarious. Love the liquid applique snow, such great dimension

Jackie said...

He is absolutely adorable! I love the pouffy snow and glittery snowballs.

Lisa Foster said...

Oh Gosh, Curt! That's too CUTE! Love the bling on the snowballs! :)
Hugs,
Lisa

Danni said...

Wonderful card!! Such a sweet image!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

LOL! Love your humor and this card! :)

Carmen O. said...

Just soooo adorable! Thanks for brightening my day.

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, Curt! This card is super cute! It was definitely worth the wait!!!

Patti J said...

Good thing I put my coffee down! HOLY COW! You made a Christmas Card! Wahoo, my friend! I have a question for you though - do you really start by Dec. 1st? lol...I'm never that organized. Oh, I make the occasional card for a challenge here or there, but to make a start on cards plural by the 1st never happens here! Love your card, you are so great with all the little deets! Can't wait to see your new technique!!! Is it tomorrow yet? I'm traveling again, sorry I was late getting here today...cya tomorrow!

Ted said...

Curt, I love this image! This entire card is adorable! Where might I find that stamp image? Or is it a digi? In any case, it's great! :)

Shirley-anne said...

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I hope that I made it quite clear why I love visiting your blog. Please go to my post shown below to pick it up
http://shirley-anne-stampingforjoy.blogspot.com/2010/10/enjoy-your-day.html .
Wow I love your Chrismas card . Love the background paper , the embossed white behind the cute image and your " snow"

margie c said...

Hi Curt! What an adorable card! I'm a huge fan of snowpeople! and this one of the cutest that I've seen in a long while! I love how it's all glittered and popping up! Beautiful work!
Hope all has been well :)
hugs to you and your boys!
margie :*)

Wendalyn said...

It's adorable I love it what a great Christmas card.

Linda said...

This is so cute! I can imagine that it really sparkles. I love High Hope stamps. I only have two. ON my wish list but it is really really long. LOL

Gail said...

Can't believe it's your first Christmas card this year!
It turned out great though!
Such a cheerful image!

Susan (rainy) said...

Congrats on your 1st Christmas card of the season! It's absolutely adorable. I love Love LOVE all the fun liquid applique.

Bonnie Weiss said...

Since I am not a Halloween person, I welcome Christmas or Snow cards in October. I know that goes against every fibre of your being, Curt, but Halloween has never, ever interested me. Anyway, your card is adorable (as usual) and the puff and glitter make the card, another keeper!

DeeDee said...

LOL! You're so funny Curt! I love your snowman card and I too love snow people! Love all the glitter and sparkle you've got going on here! GUESS WHAT? I posted my first "Christmas card" today too! Its VERY non traditional as well! THANKS for the giggle so early in the morning! HUGS!

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Curt
I just love it!!
Congrats on your first Christmas card too...lol!!

Hugs
Karen x

Celeste said...

He's a cutie! I love his big boots and all the glitz. I can't even think of Christmas yet...LOL

lisa808 said...

The liquid applique and glitter make for perfect embellishing of the adorable image.

p.s. I was drinking tea, not coffee, but thanks for the heads up!

Sue from Oregon said...

A perfect image to start your stash with Curt!

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card Curt ,, I found a High Hopes santa stamp that I bought last year and frogot about !! will give him an inking and join in,,, if I find the time ,,, :-)

luv
Lols x x

Lee said...

A gorgeous card as always Curt.i love snowmen/people lol.Beautiful colouring and layout.Huggles to all.xx

Gina Wrona said...

Love your snow balls! Very creative my friend.

Happy Sweetest Day Sweetie!

Hugs,
Gina

Tammy said...

Oh your too funny! I'm very behind on my Christmas cards also!
Adorable card and sweet image...I love all the extra sparkle!