Monday, November 19, 2012

Wish Joy!

Hi there!

It's time for another Shabby Tea Room Challenge!
I am the guest designer for this month And, I am
having so much fun!:-)

Just look at this beautiful sweet wintery scene with
the ice skate for the inspiration photo! 

It brings back wonderful memories of skating when
I was young.  We used to walk down to the park and
go skating.  We also had a neighbor who had an ice
skating rink.  I was sweet on one of the neighbor boys
and he taught me how to skate backwards.  We had fun
sitting by the fire drinking hot chocolate!:-) 

Anyways, one is to follow the colors in the photo and
choose three items on this TIC TAC TOE board!  How
fun is that??!!  Three in a row...up, down, or
diagonally.  Here is the board...

It was time consuming making this card, but well
worth it!  I fussy cut the greenery.  It's difficult to
tell, but I also snipped the edges and added distress
ink.  I embossed the skate blades, pine cones,
greenery, and holly leaves.  A piece of vellum and
doily was added behind the skates.  I wanted to give
the skates some dimension, so I added the tiny vintage
brads.  I do love those brads!  I must order!
A sweet tag and seam binding from Paper Sweeties!
Trim, pearls, and gems to finish off the card.

I thank you so much for dropping by today!  Go on
over to the Shabby Tea Room to join in on the fun!
Take a look at what the fab design team has created
for inspiration!  We will be anxiously awaiting to
see what you create for this challenge!  Take care, hugs!


Paper:  Kraft Outlet, Echo Park, Paper Pizazz(vellum)
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties(sentiment),PTI(On Ice), (Peaceful Pinecones)
Ink:  SU(Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green), Ranger(Tea Dye)
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties(seam binding), Jo-Ann Fabric(plaid ribbon)
Gems:  Paper Studio
Doily, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearls:  SU
Trim:  Webster
Vintage Brads:  SU


  1. WOW Maria, this is stunning.. Your take on the photo is fantastic. Love it..

    Hugs Kelly

  2. Oh Maria....your card is picture perfect! Every detail is just gorgeous...well worth the time involved it took to create. Hugs x

  3. WOW! This is really beautiful, Maria! Such a fabulous creation and great interpretation of the challenge picture:) x

  4. Wow, Maria...what a super creation. I love those skates and the cute brads are perfect. You did a fab job with your inspiration photo. And, it is great when you're crafting something that brings back wonderful memories.

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. I love this card! Being a winter person, everything about this speaks to me!

  6. Wow, your card is amazing! There's so many details! I love it! Hugs! xx

  7. Yeah, Maria!! Congrats on your GD spot! Your skates are sooo perfect! Love the tree trimings and your emebllishments! Seriously gorgeous!!!

  8. Congrats on your GD team spot! Your take on the beautiful photo is just gorgeous. Oh my gosh all the detail on the leaves....I can see it....gorgeous card! Wonderful memories as well. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving.....

  9. Your card is shabbyliciois!!!! Love those skates with the sweet little tag hanging and all the beautiful shabby details.. Another stunning creation!

  10. Wow, wow, wow, Maria! Your card is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous work! Love it! Congratulations on your GD spot! Hugs

  11. Oh Maria, your card is just gorgeous, of course all of your creations are amazing!!! It's so good to see you at The Tea Room!

  12. Wowie Maria!! This is Just Gorgeous Gorgeous!! Love your take on the inspiration pic! Just Perfect!! Love the Fabulous vintage skates and the little buttons! and all the festive foliage and sparkly holly berries! Just Really Beautiful!


  13. wow, wow, wowzers! This is stunning! What a fabulous take on that inspiration photo! Love every little detail of this!

  14. Absolutely gorgeous Maria, what a perfect take on this beautiful festive picture. Love that skating boot die cut and pine leaves, a lovely card!

  15. Oh this is such a beautiful card. I love those ice skates and how you've used the holly and ribbons! You've captured winter beautifully.


  16. This is so pretty!! I love the trims you've used!!