Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My Last Week of Designing for SSS

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with one last card for my month of guest designing for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. 


This week, the challenge is Anything Goes, and the design team are all using products from Martha Stewart. I love her new, Holly Craft Punch and her Brights Glitter, so I decided to combine the two on my card.


I punched out the holly three times from some double sided, adhesive sheets, then sprinkled on some green glitter and burnished each one. I thought it would be fun to adhere the holly in the shape of a flower, placing them inside the negative space from a die-cut, Spellbinders circle. It's difficult to see, but I also used Martha's Scoring Board. There are five scored lines running down the entire card from top to bottom. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts clear set called, Holiday Sayings.

I hope you'll play along this week! As always, the prize is a generous $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!


You have until Wednesday, December 5th, 8am Ohio time, 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!


Thank you so much for your visit and all the wonderful support this past month! I also want to thank Lorraine, Steph, Heather and all of the gals over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog! You ladies are THE BEST!! I had such fun guest designing with you this month! Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)


32 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Very classy Barb!!

Annette said...

Gorgeous Christmas card.

Jingle said...

Beautiful card! I love how you created the wreath with the holly leaves!

gRiSeL™ said...

This one's a stunner! LOVE those sparkly holly leaves and berries!!! CAS, yet elegant! (:

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Love the glittered holly!

Laurel said...

This is gorgeous!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous clean and crisp design Barb and the glittery holly adds a touch of elegance.

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful! Your holly flower looks so realistic!! AWESOME guest design, Barb!!

Greta said...

Beautiful classic card, Barb! You've inspired me to play in the challenge.

Lin said...

What a great card, Barb! This month has flown by, and I'll miss you!

MarcyK924 said...

I can't believe this month has come to an end! This card is a beauty! I have to try that technique with the glitter - it's stunning! Hugs, Marcy

Lisa Carroll said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Barb! Perfect in its simple elegance, and festive in it's color combo. Love this so much! :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Barb!! Very elegant!!

We were so happy to have you join us this month!!

hugs...

Helen F. said...

So very festive, Barb. Love the MS elements you used ~ especially those sparkly holly leaves :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Barb :-) the glittery holly in the aperture looks FAB and the CAS design is stunning ! :-)

It has been lovely having you along with us this month Barb and I know we will all miss you :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Yvette said...

Very beautiful and elegant!

sheila said...

oh....I bet your bummed that your guest gig is over! You had some wonderful cards for inspiration....I love todays card...it is just a perfect holiday card!

Lynn said...

Time goes so fast. I can't believe it has been a month already. The glitter leaves are beautiful.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Pretty holiday card, Barb! I really love the glitter you added to the holly leaves!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

joy said...

Hi, Barb! You have done a fantastic job as a guest designer at SSS this month. I've enjoyed seeing your cards. This one is just so beautiful - I like the size and the Christmas colors!!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog - I really appreciate them!

Karen B. said...

Such a festive card, especially that focal point. I've really enjoyed seeing your GDT creations this month!

Dixie Cochran said...

I like the crisp look of this card. Beautiful!

Dawn said...

Well done Barbs on a fabulous month of guest designing. Your final card is a stunner. Love the green and red together.

alexandra s.m. said...

Timeless!
Love your card Barb!!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous festive card, Barb!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb the long, sleek design of this card is fabulous. The holly inset in the window is magnificent!

Maureen Morton said...

Going out with a huge bang, Barb! I love the simple boldness of this card - that holy rocks around the clock! You sure did good this month! Yay!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Love your card Barb, gorgeous holly.

Thank you for being such a fab guest over at Simon Says Challenge

Hugs

Jo x

Laura B. said...

So cute! I think I need that holly punch! It looks fabulous all glittered up!

Sue said...


Hello Barb
Over the past month I have had the pleasure of witnessing your pure Joy at being part of Simon Says as their Guest Designer, they should be very pleased with how you have delivered to them such lovely inspirational cards each week; not only for their followers, but yours as well. You have delighted me with a cornucopia of designs and colour palettes that have been so pleasing on the eyes, I have not commented every week, as I wanted to congratulate you and save up my one master comment for you here; your last post for them as their Guest Designer, we say it is a last post but who knows Barb what doors will be opening for you in 2013!!!!!
I hope to continue my following of you and your gorgeous creations and also observe your growth, throughout the following year.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful support of me and my work since the very beginning.
As my craft/art continues to take me in directions I never dreamed of, it is through wonderful virtual friendships such as yours Barb, that I have been able to obtain the confidence to explore my creativity, to reach my potential and then some, but still able to retain my desire and ebullience to strive for improvement in my design and originality of my work, and like yourself share the work in the event that it may inspire someone.
I thank you for all of this.
Smiles:)
Sue

Donna Bowman said...

This is a beautiful holiday card Barb!! I LOVE your layout and the pretty wreath you made!!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, another wonderful card for SSS...you are amazing! I love the clean design and the pretty little MS punched holly...such a sweet accent!