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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #109 - Holiday Scraps

Hello and welcome to a very special Dare To Be Sassy Thursday from Sassy Studio Designs! This is our first monthly holiday challenge of the year! Because it's never too early to start! :) We've decided to do things a bit differently this time around, though... Instead of a separate challenge, we will incorporate a holiday theme into our last DTBST challenge of every month. This way we can all get a jump start on those Christmas cards without the added pressure of yet another challenge! The rules for the challenge are the same as any DTBST, with two exceptions: Your creation MUST be holiday themed, and IF you use a Sassy Studio Designs image you will get an extra draw entered for the prize! Sassy images are not required to play along, but we sure do love it when you do! And an extra chance at winning the prize?! Pretty fabulous, right?!

So our theme for January is "Holiday Scraps". It's simple: grab those gorgeous half used sheets of designer paper and get to work creating a new holiday masterpiece! If you're anything like me, they haven't even all been put away yet! lol My papers are from a Stampin' Up series called Holiday Treasures, and I think this may be my third year using them! The beautiful image is Holiday Belle Honey from Sassy Studio Designs' holiday collection. Isn't she enchanting? I've paper pieced her gown with a festive red and pink houndstooth patterned paper that is also part of the SU pack. The rest of her is colored in Copics. I also gave her a little pearl earring to match the pearls elsewhere on the card.

The layout for my creation is taken from this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge (#130). I've used some of my favorite things for my embellishments: Pearls. Seam binding. Flowers. My Spellbinders dies. Oh, and a darling little jingle bell charm that a friend sent me a long time ago in a crafty care package.

Please head over to the Sassy Studio Designs blog to see what my talented team mates have to share with you! And while you're there, we hope you'll join in the fun!

Markers use: Copics (E11, E21, E00, E04, R20, E25, E27, E34, YG95, YG97, R46).

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- The Sisterhood of Crafters: Stripes
- Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #23 - Pearls or Bling
- Karen's Doodles Challenge Blog: #96 - Paper Piecing
- Christmas Card Challenges: 2012 #8 - Coloring

Thanks for taking a look and have a fabulous day!



Jenn Borjeson said...

GORGEOUS card, Regan, love it! :)

Ginger said...

Regan, This is a beautiful card! You did a great job on the paper piercing! I also love the pearls!

Brigitte said...

WOW, what a fabulous card and gorgeous colouring!!! I love the amazing paper piecing dress! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Lisa B said...

Omg!! this is gorgeous!!! your striped paper foes perfectly with the image. You laid this out with all it's elements just beautifully.
Thanks for entering this into our stripes challenge over at the Sisterhood.

TannyP said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Those papers are just right =) Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Stripes Challenge!

Kate said...

Gorgeous Card, like always my friend. Love how you paper pierced her dress looks great.


Darlene said...

WOW! This is awesome! Love the flowers and the paper piecing was 'icing on the cake' ... beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘STRIPES’ challenge and please come back again soon!

one of the 'Sistahs'

Charlene said...

Great card! Love the image that you used, wonderful coloring on her hair and the paper piecing. Very bright and cheerful card. Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsy.

Marie said...

Lovely card, Regan. Wonderful combo of DPs. Love the paper pieced dress and the earring. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Regan you have a knack for choosing the perfect papers and accessories. Love it!

Alanna said...

What a darling card. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Cheryl said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I love that cute image and the pearl earring you added, and your paper piecing is fantastic. So glad you joined us for the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge this week!

pat said...

gorgeous card! thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Candace said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow this is amazing sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles this time and good luck.


Theresa said...

Totally awesome!! What a great image. Thanks for sharing your creation at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jessica G. said...

Elegant and sassy image with gorgeous accents! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketch challenges and hope to see you again next week!

Marjo said...

Love it Regan! Great design and colors.

xoxo Marjo

Kathy said...

Regan, this is so pretty. Love her pieced dress, the seam binding, the flourish and the little bell. What a gorgeous creation!

Melissa Craig said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.