Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Xmas with Michelle Perkett Studio

It's time for this week's For Fun Challenge and, of course, my featured Design Team assignment. Whoo hooo! Or perhaps "Ho ho ho" this time?
(This card is being entered into the Craft Your Passion "red" challenge, and Top Tip Tuesday, "T is for..." (Tea!) challenge. :))

Can't you just see the snow sparkling already? I love the silence of snow and the cozy feeling of a cup of hot tea while reading under a blanket, wearing my fuzzy slippers. I put on my favorite video firelog and hum along to the Christmas carols...and then I open the front door and I'm blasted with hot air and dank humidity. Oh yeah, it's June. Oh well. I can still enjoy the festive fairies cavorting in this digi stamp by Michelle Perkett.

Here's a tip: while this stamp came with a sweet friendship sentiment, don't feel like you're caged in thematically when choosing holiday themed stamps. In this case I chose to use a holiday cling stamp by Stampin' Up as the sentiment matched with the Perkett image, and a lot of red, green and icy blue to take an everyday image and make it appropriate for a special occasion. When you look at your stamp collection this way, you can likely find ones that will work for all sorts of holidays and occasions that you'd never thought of using them for before. It's like having loads of new stamps! (Well, sort of. It's an exaggeration, but it's still pretty cool.)

This week, For Fun Challenges takes us back to December for winter fun cards with help from one of my favorite digital stamp shops, and fellow Etsy shop, Michelle Perkett Studio. She has some adorable images, like the ones I'm interspersing here. These are all available for purchase at her shop, and most are darn cheap at around $3 each.
Cute, aren't they? Take a look, then enter our challenge this week. You can get a head start on your holiday cards and win free digi stamps from her shop!

8 comments:

Pauline said...

Awesome post Veronica! Love the creation, especially because it wasn't a Christmas image, but you turned it! Well done!
hugs and blessings,
Pauline

Helen Dooley said...

great card and post, I agree with Pauline. Thanks!

Lisa M said...

Shimmers and sparkles and tea...oh my!! :)
This card is wonderful and your tip was very inspiring!
Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "T" challenge.
Good luck to you. :)
Happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

SUPER cute - great card!!! Love your creativity. :)

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely sparkly card. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and the stamps are great!

Lisa said...

This is so pretty and sparkly.Love how you've turned the image into a Christmas themed one.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous image and you've transformed it into a Christmas one perfectly - Great Top Tip :)

Thanks for joining in with our 'T is for...' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

Carol x