Thursday, December 2, 2010

Challenge of the Year is Here!

Good morning, this is a long post but so well worth it, so just keep reading!!!!

Products used in my card are:HCPC 3353 Cardinal Family PreCut SetHCD 706 Cardinal Family DieHCPC 3326 Holly Berry Filler PreCut SetCard is 5x5, base is Whisper White, Real Red, Stamped the pine branches with Old Olive and then applied white glitter. On another piece I stamped another branch, applied glitter, stamped the cardinal and set aside. Stamped the cardinal again on red cut him out. Used Labels Seventeen to cut that out. Using 3-D dots, layered it on top the the other one. Added ribbon the the bottom of my card, stamped the sentiment and attached it on top of the ribbon. Finished it off by attaching the oval to the card base.

EXCITING NEWS!

Christmas is coming early for someone and it could be YOU! This week you have the chance to win an AMAZING PRIZE PACKAGE you won't want to miss out on. Heartfelt Creations has so generously donated the grand prize for this week's Joan's Garden's 25th Challenge. This prize package includes 14 stamp sets and 3 Heartfelt Creations matching Dies with a value of over $286. In addition to this fabulous grand prize, there will also be additional prize packages from Joan's Garden's to give you 3 additional chances to win. Check Joan's blog out to see what else you could win!

You will have until next Thursday morning (December 9) 6:00 AM EST to link your card/project. There are only two requirements for this week's challenge:

  • Create a card/project using ONLY Heartfelt Creations stamps (any HFC stamps and matching dies are acceptable) Do not use any other brand stamps. You may use any card stock, design paper and embellishments you want.
  • You must be subscribed to Joan's Gardens blog so you receive all updates about challenges and sales. This is an easy one, isn't it.

The winner for the grand prize package from Heartfelt Creations will be chosen from a Random drawing and will be announced Friday morning (December 10). This person will also be entered in the End of the Year drawing for a $100 gift certificate from Joan's Gardens. You may enter this challenge more than once, but each card/project must be made with only Heartfelt Creations stamps.

Three more changes to win another a great prize!

You won't want to miss all the inspiration in the beautiful cards created by these designers. While visiting each of these blogs, you have a chance to win another great prize from Joan's Gardens. In order to be eligible for one of these three prize packages, you need to leave a comment on each blog in this Hop. Out of the twelve blogs, there are three "mystery" blogs, each with a prize package from Joan's Gardens. For a chance to win, be sure to leave a comment on all twelve blogs.

Below are the guidelines to enter this week's challenge:

  • Post your challenge card to your blog. Important, please have a direct link to your challenge card and not to your blog address.
  • OR post to the SCS gallery. (If you are posting to the SCS gallery, you will need to use a special code to tag your card so it is entered into the challenge. This week's code is JG1202.)
  • Link your card/project to the Blue Inlinkz icon listed at the bottom of this challenge on Joan's blog.


Believe me when I say this . . . you are not going to want to miss out in participating in this challenge for a chance to win such an amazing prize package. Also, be sure to comment on each of the twelve blogs in the blog hop for a chance to win an additional prize package from Joan's Gardens.

In case you get lost along the way here is the order : You must comment on each and every blog in order to be eligible to win! Don't forget to link your card at Joan's!

Olga (you are here)

Geri

Glenda

Darlene

Patti G.

Theresa

Patti N.

Carla

Linda

Pam

Selma

Joan

If you get lost along the way just hop back over to Joan's!

54 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the image you chose! This makes me want more HC stamps! All the little details just make your card!

Patti said...

You've really outdone yourself on this one GF! Absolutely stunning!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well now, Ya know I would have visited anyway! This is such a pretty, snowy card, Olga! The hop shall be fun! Did you get the sentiment I scanned?

Theresa said...

Olga, this is a lovely creation...love the cardinal with the pine branches. Great details!

Terri J said...

What a pretty cardinal! Love the pine branch accents. Can't wait to check out the hop. I don't have any of these stamps or dies!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love it ... Olgalicious (-:
beautiful cardinal!!!

Patty said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the way the cardinal just pops off the card. I love HC stamps they are of the finest quality.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Beautiful card, I love this cardinal and love all the pine boughs you have around it. Lovely. Have a sunshine day. Oh, love that page you have up with Stella's pictures, gorgeous.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your card is gorgeous, Olga! That cardinal really pops against the white!

Teresa said...

Such beautiful work. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful prize. Truly a blessing. Thnk you so much.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely gorgeous creation! Love how the cardinal POPs out of the greens! Great job!

Selma said...

Olga your card is so pretty. I really like the way you added dimension with the cardinal. Thanks so much for helping us celebrate Joan's 25th Challenge.

alicaz said...

Beautiful! Love how the cardinal stands out against the background! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Patti J said...

Olga, your card is gorgeous! You know that I love Cardinal's, as they are our state bird, AND our ball team! You have done a beautiful job - love the 3-D panels! Hugs!!!

Becky said...

Great card Olga, love this Cardinal.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

What a beautiful card, Olga! Great job!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so pretty and I love the picture below as well

Bonnie said...

I love the way the cardinal pops on the white background with pine boughs.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Rats! I so wish I had their stamps to play! Your card is gorgeous!!!

Rosemary said...

what a beauty, olga! what a wonderful prize pack! those hc stamps are fabulous (tee hee!)

Barbara Colbert said...

What a beauty!!! What prizes!!! WOW!!!!

Laura said...

YOU ROCK! So pretty!!

redwasher1 said...

I love it!! Love the way you designed it and love that stamp!!! Great job my friend!!

Carole said...

I love the colours you've used, and the way the card pops out at you as you log onto your blog. Actually, i've just had a good nosy around, and your blog is fab !

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Olga. Love that cardinal and the set. It's so pretty. Congrats on being guest DT. I love your project. "Hugs" Carol

Janice M said...

Great card Olga! Love your cardnial!

Darlene said...

You've created a gorgeous card using this cardinal stamp - making me wish I had this one.
I love the crocheted trim you've used. TFS

Kris Turner said...

Olga, this is a beautiful, serene holiday card! Thanks to all of you for this wonderful opportunity.
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Stampin' Pam said...

Just beautiful - Being from IL I love cardinals - this is a great layout and gorgeous combo!

Sheri said...

This is so awesome! I really love those cardinals (although I don't have them) but I think they are one of my favorites! You card is fabulous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a nice surprise THAT was - I just hopped to everyone's blogs and I KNEW THEM ALL - How fun was that!!! Your card is stunning and what a team you have~ WOW WOW WOW! Go Olga!!

Cindy Lou said...

Olga, your card is just beautiful! I have looked at that stamp/die set since it came out and I think you have convinced me that I do indeed "need" to have that set. TFS!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

I just love that cardinal set. I love all their die and stamp sets. Your card is gorgeous.

Linda W. said...

Oh I love cardinals - you did the beautiful bird a true justice with this card! Great artwork!

Lana said...

What a beautiful card I love Cardinals!!!!

Sue said...

Another beauty! The cardinal looks so real.

Making Cards With Crafty Sue said...

Super card...I love it, Just ordered this stamp and matching dies so now I can't wait for it to arrive and have a play, tfs

Newbie said...

Olga, such a pretty card!! Love the bird! The colors and image are so vivid and 3-D, I'm listening for him to sing!!! :)

Margarita Ybarra said...

love the cardinal on the card, so cute

Deb said...

beautiful! I love your card and a lot of the others not featured in this post!

KristyAnn said...

I love the stamped image and all the details.

Swedie said...

Your cardinal is so bright and cheerful! Nice woodsy look.

Donna said...

Beautiful card! I love the cardinal. Great colors and very Christmas-y!

Sharon Peele said...

Olga, gorgeous card, I really like the way your card is layered, it really pops! I also like how your ribbon goes perfect with your card, beautiful work!!

Linda Carson said...

Love this red cardinal! Your card is so festive & quite delightful!

Lorraine said...

this is so beautiful i just love this stamp xx

Brenda said...

Your card is absolutely georgeous. I love your blog and can't wait to spend more time on it.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful cardinal card!

Clickersister said...

Beautiful card! I love cardinals, so that makes this one especially nice!

Diane said...
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Diane said...

Sorry just getting the hang of this.
Your card is beautiful. You did a good job coloring the cardinal also.
Diane Flatt

beadz said...

Olga, this card is gorgeous! I love how you used the pine on the mat and the background.
hugs,
Gini

Lenoria said...

This card is beautiful - and I love your dog!!

Colleen said...

This beautiful red cardinal is popping up everywhere. What a day brightener. Love your card.
Colleen