CIC3 Winter Challenge


Happy Friday loves!!


I am soo excited about today's post!  I get to show off a challenge card!  As you may know I am a former Clear Dollar Stamps DT member, and basically because I don't stop harassing them Smiley from, I was recently welcomed into the Clearly Inspired Challenge Team!! YAY!!!

Anyhoo, I am thrilled to be back, and playing along with these awesome challenges! I hope you guys want to play too, and here are the basic details:

  • These challenges will occur every other Friday

  • You have until the following Thursday to link your project using Mr. Linky on THIS POST on Lori's Blog.

  • Challenges will vary each and every time

  • Your work is important so there will be 5 Inspirational Cards/Projects chosen to be featured here

  • Use CDstamps if you have them... IF NOT PLEASE PLAY ANYWAY... use what you have!

  • A PRIZE (your choice of stamp set) will be awarded to a randomly chosen winner

  • If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers please use CIC3 as one of your keywords

This is the card I made using today's challenge, which was inspired by a Winter Theme.


For my card, I chose colors that remind me of the gorgoeus lights and displays that can be seen in NYC during the winter! (NO I DO NOT mean these,Smiley from  thank you very much!!)   lol.. I kid, I kid.. Seriously though, we all know the famous windows displays and glittering trees that make NY famous this time of year, so I thought this challenge was purrrfect timing for me to go all out and use my brand new Poinsettia Shapeabilities to make a flower for my card.  Of course, since it is rather large and basically takes up the whole card, I needed to keep the rest fairly delicate and simple, which is where these gorgeous Mini Christmas Scriptures were just what I needed to complete my card!.  I used my Tag Frames stamp set to stamp my label for my scripture using gold ink and then just inked up the edges a bit.

For my flower and the back panel of the card I used a gorgeous paper from my "hoarding" pile which is embossed with vines and flowers.  I also cut out three layers of the flower using vellum cardstock so that it would have more dimension and a bit of a vintage feel.  LOVE it, super easy to do!! all of the petals are inked up using a combination of Vintage Photo distress ink from Ranger and Buckaroo Blue Ink from Stampin' Up!. I then added some assorted stickles to the edges, and voila!

I hope you're ready to get inspired by Winter!  please head over to the Clearly Inspired Challenge for some more eye candy from the fabulous team, and show your stuff!! There's plenty of time to play!!

Thanks for stopping by!!




Stamps: Mini Christmas Scriptures, and Tag Frames from Clear Dollar Stamps

Ink: Staz-On Antique Gold, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Buckaroo Blue from Stampin' Up!.

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Naturals Vanilla, Vellum Cardstock and Baja Breeze from Stampin' Up.

Patterned Paper: Marcella K embossed paper.

Accessories: Stampin’
Dimensionals, Ranger Stickles, Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Shapeabilitties, Making Memories Glitter Brad.


  1. Alex, this is gorgeous!! WOW! Love that flower!

  2. What a beautiful card, Alex...the layered flower is FABULOUS!!!! Such gorgeous colors, sewing, and layout, too!!!!

  3. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS my sweet friend!! LOVE every bit of this!! We MUST get together soon so we can use each other's stamps!! LOL!!

  4. Haha, Alex, you crack me up! I just love your card. It's so lovely and elegant. I love the wintery feel I get just by looking at it ;D

  5. Just Wonderful! So glad you came back to play...gorgeous work!

  6. Hi Alex, good to have you back!!!! I just love this gorgeous card. Oh how elegant and Glorious!!!!

  7. Hi alex!! so glad to see you back and happy I can work along side of ya! :) THIS is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love everything about it!

  8. Hey Alex,
    So glad to see you back... and you knocked it out of the park with this gorgeous card. Absolutely fabulous.

  9. Beautiful card Alex! I love the dimensionality of it and the vintage feel. The whole card feels like a warm Christmas wish!


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