Friday, October 28, 2011

CSS Alumni Sketch Challenge Blog Hop

Welcome to another StampTV CSS Alumni blog hop!  This one is a sketch hop based on a sketch designed by our own Melissa Cash.  If you've come here from the extremely talented Deb Felt's blog  then you're in the right place.  If not, you may want to go back at the beginning of the hop and catch each piece of inspiration from this very talented group. 

Here is Melissa's sketch and my card



I've been trying to make a few Christmas cards lately and Melissa's sketch gave me some inspiration.  


Details:  CS - GKD Pure Luxury White and All Spruced up.  Stamps:  Showtime Stamp Kit "Holiday Cheer" (one of my very favorites) and "The Magic of Christmas" (sentiment) (another favorite) by Rupa Shevde.
Other:  MS pine tree border punch, Nestabilities lables 18, CuttleBug folder "Musical Flouish", Metalic Rub-ons (you can get them at GKD) the Christmas color pack.   
Thanks for stopping by, now please hop on over to the fabulously talented Carolina's blog but before you go, please leave a comment here and on each blog along the hop for a chance to win one of Gina's fantastic stamp sets - even one of those that I've used (up to a $24.95 value) because on Tuesday morning (November 1), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and your comment might be the one.   How cool would that be???? 


And don't forget to create your own project using Melissa's sketch and post it to the forum link so we can all see it.  We love it when you all play along with us.


Have a great weekend!








Cheri



http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/center-stage-alumni-blog-hop-sketch-challenge-1

126 comments:

Miesje said...

Okay, your card just knocked me over. I love it! Love the colors and that bottom panel is perfect. Great card Cheri!

Marsha said...

Very pretty. Love the row of trees above that last strip, and the embossing, and the gold, and the colors, and the ....

The Vannoy Family said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty card! Love your Christmas theme! Thanks for sharing!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oooooh...cheri!! How wonderful!! so elegant and classy! Just love it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the trees! They are perfect with this image!

Sharri said...

Cheri, beautiful Christmas card! I love all the details and the color scheme is very elegant! Just beautiful!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

eeks! love this - that little tree border was awesome touch...will be casing yet ANOTHER of your gorgeous cards (-:

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful card Cheri! I sure wish the deer around here were that pretty and gold! LOL

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful card, my friend! All those little evergreens are adorable. This card is so elegant!

Lynn B. said...

Love that pine border punch! It adds SO much to an already beautiful card.

Theresa Momber said...

I love this deer, too! It always looks so elegant in gold. Love the row of trees. Beautiful card!

Sharon Jones said...

That scene at the bottom really "tops" this card!! Simply gorgeous!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Cheri, this is pure elegance! Love the added row of trees. I love everything about this.

joy said...

What a fabulous card! I just love the row of pine trees covered with snow. What a wonderfully creative idea!

Kay S said...

Your card is fabulous, Cheri! Great colors and that pine tree strip is awesome! Very creative!

Donna Phelan said...

Such an elegant Christmas card, love that tree line, looks like he is jumping over it and flying through the night sky!

terrie said...

Such a wonderful card..well done

naneruth said...

What a lovely idea for the flying reindeer.

Anonymous said...

My favorite card so far. Love Love it

One Scrappy Gal said...

Beautiful card! Love the details - trees, snowflake - so original!

Deb said...

SO gorgeous, Cheri! I love the tree border, and the beautiful textures and touches of gold! Fabulous card!

maryc1254 said...

Beautiful card with such well designed details.

Michele Gross said...

Fun and whimsical! LOVE the reindeer leaping over the tree tops :)

Deanna C said...

The card is so beautiful. Love that reindeer and the trees. What a great take on the sketch.

Diana said...

This is really a great Christmas card - love the tree trim and that reindeer.....tfs

Marj said...

What an elegant Christmas card!

Joan said...

The "tree" border along the bottom is so great and really sets off the card design. Super work!

Laraine R said...

Great card!! Love the border of trees!!

Riette said...

I just love that row of tiny little Christmas trees.

Elizabeth said...

Love the green and gold combo. Beautiful and elegant card.

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the gold swirls and dots in the background. Casing ideas for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Boyd said...

Very clever use of the tree line under the ribbon. Gives the idea of height to the focal image. Great card.

melissa said...

very pretty card thanks for sharing i hope if u have time to stop by my blog thanks
melissastampingvoila.blogspot.com

Claudia R said...

Great interpretation of the sketch - lovely card.

sweetmarie said...

what a nice card! love the different lines.

Brenda said...

The snowflake added to the 3rd brad is an exceptional eye-catching detail!

Anonymous said...

I dooooooo like that row of trees. Very nice touch. TFS!!
Jean McGee

Julie said...

Gorgeous. Love all that gold and blue.

Anonymous said...

This is an elegant card. Love all the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Glamour said...

Beautiful card, love your papers and choice of colors....
Thanks for sharing

Lynne said...

Love the use of the trees to highlite the bottom dp

Carol said...

Lovely design and beautiful, classic black and white!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Pam D said...

Wow, so pretty, nice idea with the tree boarder, TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

NJMullins said...

You had me at the tree border. So clever!

--Marcy said...

How fun! Love the border! Nice job!

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

What a pretty Christmas card. I like the addition of the trees on the bottom of the card.
Hazel
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www.the2pinkladies.com

Miss Boo said...

Beautiful card! Love the border.

Sonya van Stee said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours, the golden hues, and the way you managed to plant a little forest at the bottom without detracting from the focal image! Love it!

Kelly said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card! Love all the subtle touches on this card. So much to see if you're looking!!

Jan said...

Such a pretty card. I love the layerd Embossing. That really pops everything!

Lucy said...

LOVE it! What stunning detailing and whimsy. Your color choice is right up my own alley.

Sharon in Arizona said...

Such a beautiful card, Cheri - love the black, gold and white and what you've done with the bottom strip. The trees are a great added touch. I have been so inspired on this hop - thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Margaret said...

Love this Christmas card,especially with the use of the border.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful Christmas card!

alex said...

What a stunningly elegant card, love it

Linda Palmer said...

So pretty! I love the added rows of trees to this one.

2amscrapper said...

great card! looks like you have lots of folks hopping!

Dee in Oklahoma said...

Love your design...that border punch is perfect for the reindeer to fly over...very nice card...very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Aixa M. said...

Very elegant. Love the traces of gold!

marie41837 said...

OMG! So pretty, great christmas card. I can't wait till I can get back into card making. Out of commision for now but it won't be long

Die Cut Lady said...

This stamp goes so well with this die. Nice!

Theresa said...

Great Christmas card and design. Love this sketch.

The Card Maker said...

So Cute! I love your little trees!

patm said...

Love your card, giving me some great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your Christmas card and love how you used the border of trees for one of the lines of the sketch. So cool!

Vesta said...

What a lovely card. I have that stamp! I love the little pine trees at the bottom. Just beautiful!

Joan said...

Very pretty!

jazy1m said...

Great card. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

LoveSnailMail said...

Colors are so rich and the border is striking!

jean w. said...

Great card! I was intrigued with the tree border punch! Like how you put this card altogether!

Creative Mojo said...

Great textures and movement going on in this card. Even the embossed polka dot resemble falling snow! Bravo!
x0x
Lizabeth

patti said...

I like how you added color to the embossed piece...nice!

Golda said...

What an elegant card!

LORRAINE p said...

So elegant. AMAZING!

RUTH said...

The card is elegant!!!

RUTH

CraftyJo said...

Fabulous card - very inventive too with that bottom strip.

Lan Grabske said...

Oooh, very elegant yet a great masculine card too.

Mary Ann said...

Oh my goodness how beautiful...a very special card!

Karry said...

Fabulous card, love your idea with the bottom ribbon!

Sharon said...

GORGEOUS such detail yet still simple elegance!

October Sun said...

Lovely and elegant...I love it. I may case this with a rounded background on the reindeer!

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margaret said...

I too love this card. I like he way you left a space between the ribbon and on the bottom space above the ribbon stamped the tree line. How beautiful It is confusing the way I stated it but it is still very beautiful!

Olena said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the papers you used! Great job! Olena

Barbara Bryant said...

Oh my gosh this is awsome love it will have to make this cant help myself... Thank you

RuthAnn said...

Beautiful Christmas card, thanks for sharing.
RuthAnn

Sylvia said...

Stunning card! Very elegant Christmas card. Loove it.

Janet said...

Great Christmas card - wonderful colors.

Evelyn said...

great card, Cheri. I especially love the line of trees peeking up behind the bottom strip. Thanks for the ideas.

66anna66 said...

Great way to create drama with a few colors!

Dee said...

What a neat idea to add a tree line above one of the strips! Very cleverly done, and eye-catching as well.

Sue Bridges said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Fabulous card! Love it! I have my card making fever and Christmas cards are the focus. Thanks for such grand inspiration!

pamselinski said...

A very elegant and beautiful card

Linda said...

Wow, that is an awesome card. Love the color combination.

kim.scrapper said...

This is such a pretty card, loved how you tucked that punched strip of paper in between the lines like that, tfs

Scrapacat said...

Love your card - all the little touches make it such a treat for the eye!
~ky

cosie said...

Love the tree border. Great Christmas card.

JourneyGirl said...

The reindeer is awesome. Love this card.
Dekida

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love, the elegant Christmas card that you made and all of the extra details. The trees on the bottom and the ribbon are just awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Joan

Donna said...

Superb card, love the look of this card, so festive! Boy this is a great sketch!! Love how you did it.
Thanks
Donna

Joyce Evans Erb said...

This card is gorgeous. Love the colors and that stamp

Honortem said...

Gorgeous! Love the tree border on the lower part- Great job

Terri J said...

I love the reindeer as the focal image and how you added the trees as a border!

Barbara Colbert said...

What a great idea you did with the bottom panel!!! Perfect with that sketch! Great Christmas card!

crotnem said...

How pretty your card is!

kylee said...

Good thing we're getting near to the end .... this card, like so many before it wants me to quit writing comments so i can do some crafty myself! Also shows me that i need to get some funds in to get some stamps!!! (unless i get to be the lucky winner of this contest!!) *crossing fingers*

Great job!! Great inspirations!

Barbara said...

I like the way that you added the pine trees in - great job!

Yvonne said...

Simply beautiful card!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous Christmas card!

Barb said...

beautiful card.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the reindeer in gold and the touch of gold on the edges!!!

Lisa in Lincoln said...

Love this card - great twist to the three horizontal stripes!

SueB said...

Love the sketch and your card; thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

Michelle said...

I agree this blog hop has definitely been inspiring !! love it :)

Arlene said...

Very pretty Christmas card. Thank you for sharing.

Kris said...

Love Christmas cards! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Mary Strauser said...

love your card. So many elements and your talent is awesome. Thanks for the great ideas.

Anonymous said...

very pretty. love the reindeer.
Joyce T.

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the row of trees.

Judy Averill said...

Lovely Christmas card--thanks for sharing.

P Hallorran said...

Elegant!

Lori said...

Gorgeous Cheri!!! Love that punch, I need to look for that, it is perfect with this imagae!!!

Betty Neville said...

So beautiful and elegant Cheri!! My friend just mentioned to me today how much she liked your card. She recently purchased the tree border punch and you really inspired her with this! Maybe I need that punch too!

mermaid fenicia said...

That's a very nice card ^_^

Carolina said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card - love the row of trees, such a nice touch!

Kristin said...

Love the tree's in the background, so intricate!

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