The Shabby Tea Room #93- A Krafty Christmas

December 18, 2011

Hey there, everyone!  I can't believe that this is my third week as the monthly guest designer for The Shabby Tea Room!  Goodness...I really can't believe that Christmas is in one week!!  I am ready for it....but time has really flown!  TSTR #93- A Krafty Christmas has a great inspiration photo, and the challenge is to create a project using red, kraft, newsprint, silver and a star.

I loved the silver, glittery stars in the inspiration that was the jumping off point for my card.  The details just kept getting added from that point on!!  Tee hee!  Here is what I craeted:
"Merry Christmas" supplies:
Cardstock/Buttons: Papertrey Ink (kraft) 
Paper: My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found Christmas 6x6 pad), October Afternoon (5&Dime: Wax Bottles) & GCD Studios (Scandia Jul: Hip Holiday Stripe)
Ribbon/Rope/Twine: May Arts
Chipboard: Rusty Pickle
Jewels/Sticker/Glitter: Making Memories
Snowflake ornament/Bells: Michael's brand

Instructions:  Make card from kraft cardstock.  Cut newsprint paper slightly smaller and adhere to the front.  Cut a block of red dot paper and adhere to the lower left corner.  Cut a reverse scalloped border to a star paper strip, and adhere to the upper right.  Tie rope around the middle of the card, then accent the reverse scallop with an epoxy button & jewels.  Accent a snowflake ornament with a bow, glittered chipboard star and twine tied button.  Add a rope hanger and accent underneath it with bells.  Adhere the entire snowflake ornament to the left side of the card to finish.

Be sure to check out the regular designers for The Shabby Tea Room and see what they have created for the week!! 
I hope that you have a great day!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Lovely Challenges I Used Today:
-Really Reasonable Ribbon #38- anything goes + ribbon
-One Stop Craft challenge #162- Christmas Sparkle
-Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday- ribbon
-Crazy 4 Challenges #117- Santa
-Annabelle Say It With- Christmas
-Sisterhood of Crafters- Christmas
-The Pixie Cottage #100- Christmas
-Little Red Wagon- Christmas
-Ribbon Carousel #33- use twine


  1. This is really beautiful Lea! I love the snowflake and the vintage feel of it. So cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  2. This is a stunning card. i love the colours and the embellishments.
    Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week, I hope to see you on the next challenge.

  3. What a stunning card. Love the snowflake and the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at OSCC, hope to see your work again.

    Jo xxx

  4. such a stunning card! Love all the layering!

  5. What a gorgeous card!!! Love the candy cane twine and the santa!! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!

  6. WOW this is amazing...Love all the fun embellishments...great design..

  7. WOW this is fabulous and I love how you've showcased it!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  8. Lea this is AMAZING!!! I would love a card like this for christmas!!! That star is DYNAMITE!!!!! Perfect ribbon and that dp is delish!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!

  9. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone. I'm just stopping by random blogs today and checking them out. Also wishing you folk's a healthy and happy new years. Richard from an Amish community in Pennsylvania.

  10. This is gorgeous!! You did absolutely amazing on this!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  11. Absolutely fabulous! Love the paper, ribbon rope, and star! A stunning Christmas card! Merry Christmas to you and family...take care!!:-))

  12. A beautiful card! Gorgeous detail!
    TFS with us this week Lea, and have a very Blessed Christmas :)

  13. What a lovely combination of details that really put this card over the top! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Christmas Challenge!

  14. Wow! This card is fab! Thanks for joining us this week and Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  15. *jaw drops* Wow! I love this! Thanks for joining in with RCC. :-)


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