4 challenges in 1...

...to get me back into my groove! :O LOL! Yes...I think I'm back crafting wise! It took me 4 challenges to make me say 'I think I can, I think I can'...

I just found this cool challenge blog called JUGS! Isn't that a funny name? It doesn't mean the obvious though...lol...it's actually Just Us Girls. Check it out...it's new!

So here is the card and here are the challenges!

Challenge #1 is for The Greeting Farm's "No Frills". We're to make a card using NO ribbon, NO flowers, & NO laces or trims...hard for me...but I managed...lol. In fact I made 2 cards for that challenge and I'll be posting card #2 on Monday.

Challenge #2 is a sketch challenge (which I flipped)!

Challenge #3 is a technique...paper piecing (the stocking is pieced)!

and Challenge #4 is a color combo challenge!

So yeah...I think I'm getting back into the groove! :D That makes Gabby vewwy vewwy happy!

Copics used: R29, R24, R20, R02, E95, E50, E18, E15, E13, N5, & N1

CS/DP: RHRed, CCaribbean, VVanilla, Bella Rose DP, & Georgia Pacific white
Ink: Momento & Copics
Stamps: Timmy in Stocking digi (TGF) & Hanna Stamps Everyday Sentiments
Embellishments: buttons & flock
Others: eyelet border punch, Snowflakes CB folder, Swiss Dots CB folder, leaf punch, & white gel pen


Claireabelle said...

Glad to hear your getting back into the swing of things Gabby, although to be honest I didnt think you'd got out of it!! Love your card, as always, a fabulous creation

Michele L. said...

adorable card... even if it has a little mouse!
Very detailed... how long did this take u?? it looks phenomenal

Kristin Bueter said...

Ahhh...you SHOULD be vewwy vewwy happy! This is so ADORABLE! I LOVE that little mouse in the stocking and how you stitched the two panels behind the oval! I also am in LOVE with your buttons nestled together with white branches poking out! What a clever embellishment idea!! SOOOO CUTE :O) You ARE back (if you ever left;)

Thank you for playing along this week - with all three challenges! Way to catch up ;] Oh and I have to tell you the JUGS acronym IS in relation to...errr, JUGS...during October anyway! LOL Breast Cancer Awareness month and all...you know :O) Ha ha

I soooo hope you will continue to play along with our challenges! Your work is just beautiful. Next week Mona is hosting a cool 3-D challenge and the week after is the Wild Card week hosted by me. Be sure to check out what I have up my sleeve for the wild card ;]

Jennifer said...

Glad to hear you are back! I love your work and look forward to your posts.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh My Gosh! You did an amazing job with this cute lil' Christmas mouse! I love all the detail on your card-the embossing, the stitching, the buttons & the paper piecing! Great job combining all the challenges! Thanks for playing with us girls at Just Us Girls! I hope you come back & play next week in the 3-D challenge :) TFS

Lisa Kind said...

This is an adorable card! Love how you got three of our challenges in one of your cards! Glad we could help bump up your mojo! Thanks for playing and stop by again next week!

PaperCrafty said...

Adorable card Gabby!!

Alyssa said...

What a super cute card! I love it and I love that you combined all the challenges into one ;O) It definitely makes you feel like you've accomplished more, no?

Stampin' Pam said...

Gabby way to rock THREE Jugs challenge plus one more - I love this card - that little mouse is just adorable adorable adorable. Love your stitching, your paper piecing and your coloring! ROCK ON. No missing mojo here. Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week. Hope to see you for our new challenge next Saturday!

Dana Gustafson said...

Ack! So cute! I love that little mouse and the strips of embossed and plain cardstock is fabulous!

So glad you played along with Just Us Girls this week!

Marge said...

Your card is ADORABLE!!!