Thursday, December 2, 2010

Visions of Sugar Plums!

I really enjoyed playing with this challenge over at Polka Doodles (Twas the Night Before Christmas). It opened the challenge for any number of directions! I chose "While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads..."  Of course, we, today, do not eat plums dipped in sugar, but CANDY is always a big part of Christmas. At least around our house! 
For the sketch, both Simon Says and Pixie Cottage had sketches so similiar, I decided to go with BOTH! Kinda tilted and mixed the elements of each.

Great minds think alike, right?
Now, here is my card:
These "sugar plums" from MYGRAFICO were painstakingly fussy cut and glued together. One of my first "paper piecing" projects in years!  I am happy with the results, but will choose a much larger image next time!  LOL! The fantastic prize of a beautiful stamp set from BlackLeaf Stamps was enough to convince me check out the Grafico images. How adorable!
I used papers form my long-time stash of Daisyd's and Provocraft. The little gingerbread guy is a button from "Dress It Up" (JoAnn's)


Audrey said...

super cute! I love those candies! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Enfys said...

I love your creative take on the Challenge Jan. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles x

Cheryl said...

this is,gorgoues love the papers you have used too,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage too,hugs cheryl xxxx

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us!

Saskia :)

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card and adorable image.
thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Colette said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at the Polkadoodles challenge this week!
Colette xx

Nanda said...

That is a sweet card and I like the papers. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card :-) very clever to realise 2 challenges have a similar sketch ,,, this works really well !!

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sadilla said...

That's really nice!
thanks for sharing at The PIxie Cottage

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow what a great card. Love all of your paper piecings! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Pixie Cottage.

Anne said...

Lovely cards! Love the "sugar plums" =) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week!

artish said...

SWEET card! thank you for sharing at the pixie cottage!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

What a fun card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in our Night befor Christmas challenge...lovely project! Great card - fab mix of elements!Cheers Claire x

Tip Top said...

Beautiful! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Suzi said...

This is so lovely, the papers and the little sweets are adorable. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Tanya R said...

How original, the candy looks yummy enough to eat. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Fliss said...

Great card! Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodle challenge and hope to see you again.

Jenny said...

Such a fantastic festive card! Thanks so very much for sharing your creation with us at Polka Doodles.