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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ahh, the weekend...

I decided I would try to participate in a bunch of card-making challenges this weekend. Right. It's amazing how real life can get in the way of things you hope to accomplish! And for me, real life this weekend resembles a tomato. We planted lots of tomato plants this spring, because usually the neighbourhood critters get more than we do. (Last summer, critters -- probably raccoons -- wiped out pretty much our entire crop in two nights, just as the first tomatoes were barely beginning to blush.) This year, our various preventative measures seem to have worked, resulting in many MANY tomatoes. So that's where a lot of my weekend has gone. Meanwhile, here's what I've made out of paper, not produce:




This uses the sketch from Lily Pad Cards new challenge. I'm hoping it's only my first entry, but we'll see. This one interprets the sketch fairly literally, and I'd like to play with it some more. I went looking through my Christmas papers, thinking I'd cut strips of three coordinating ones for the left panel, but when I came to this striped paper, I knew it was the look I wanted. I'm also entering this in the Less is More "Anything CAS (Clean and Simple) Goes" challenge. All my cards are CAS, so if it gets made this week, that's where it goes! The blog is hoping to reach 1000 entries this week. I'll do my part if I can. :P 


Supplies: white & Stampin' Up real red cardstock, manila file folder, chipboard, DCWV Christmas collection patterned paper, Cavallini Papers & Co. Vintage Christmas stamps, Colorbox cranberry ink, clear embossing powder, green soutache, dimensionals Pin It Now!

14 comments:

Chrissie said...

Lovely card Lindsey, getting ready for Christmas in plenty of time too!
Thanks so much for joining in our 1000 submission challenge!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Angela said...

Hey, even one card would've made me happy this weekend, too -- but I bet you have lots of tasty tomato treats in your future :)
I love your take on the sketch -- the papers are yummy and the stamps are super-cute! I love Cavallini stamps!

Karin said...

This is so festive with the bright color and holiday paper! And it's nice and easy to mail, love that for holiday cards :) Enjoy those tomatoes...YUM!

Mandi said...

Fabulous
Thank you!
Your entering our 1000 target this week is very much appreciated

Mandi
"Less is More"

Monika Reeck said...

Great red on your card and lovely DP too..great using the sketch...beautifully done...I am join the Lily Pad challenge too, my card is number 37 would you mind to see my Blog...many thanks before, hugs, Monika

marilynprestonn said...

So beautiful Christmas card Lindsey. I love the sentiment snd the fun Christmas papers you used. Well done, I say. This looks mah-velous dah-ling! :)Peggy

Fiona said...

Love, love, love this card!!! It is just perfect. x

Meg said...

Love how your card coordinates with your real-life over-productive produce! :) That paper sure was screaming out to be used for this sketch! Love the little tag, too!

Emily Leiphart said...

A gorgeous holiday card AND lots of tomatoes? That's a great weekend! I love the papers you used on your card!

Jen W. said...

Score with the striped paper! Love it! And the tomatoes sound really yummy. What are you doing with them all?

Lin said...

So glad you decided to play with us, Lindsey; I hope you join us again! Your Christmas card is a great take on the sketch. We had similar problems in our gardens this year - our culprit was a groundhog or 2. We solved it late with a trap, and carted 2 of them away to a (not too) nearby park.

Donelda said...

I have just guessed it was 3 pieces of dp cut into strips! Very cool!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Eeek, Lindsay I adore this card!! Fabulous.

Heather said...

I love the mix of Christmassy colours and this layout has always been a favourite of mine.