Friday Fun Day Challenge #34 at Jo's Scrap Shack

Good afternoon, lovely Reader and welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack. Today's Challenge #34 was to use this sketch with our 3 Twenty Crafts sponsor's stamps:

Challenge starts: Friday, January 24, 12:00 PM
Ends:                  Friday, January 31, 6:00 PM (central time)

Here's my challenge card:

- I used one of the 3 Twenty Crafts Winter Wonderland trees, stamped with Versamark, embossed with Queen's Gold on dark green Bazzill; diecut & outlined with a gold pen, matted on some red velvet salvaged c/stock. (It came from the inside of a box, but the S/B square die cut it well using a couple of back n forth passes in the Big Shot). The white surround was the photo background. This is a 5 1/2 x 8 card, larger than my usual size.

- Embossed the checker border pattern (Background Builders) in the same way as above on the green DP.

- Design papers are VOS {Very Old Stuff} - from stash, using front & back. One of the stripes on the top portion is green glitter.

- S/B border die cut the green glitter scallop trim

- Sentiment embossed with the Queens Gold using a sentiment from Tags and Trimmings, and then added a snowflake from Winter Winterland, popped on a tiny red rhinestone.

Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to check out their designs for this challenge, and then show what you can do for the challenge & a chance to win top 3 and get entered into the monthly prize drawing.

Challenge Rules*

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge entry. Use the linky tool found at Jo's blog.
2. Be sure to include a link back to this challenge on your post.
3. 3 entries per person and must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. May combine with other challenges as long as you link back to this challenge in your post.
* All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until January 31th by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, February 3.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create! Thanks for joining me today, as always. Big Hugs & Happy Weekend.


  1. Mary, that's such a nice sketch and your trees are perfect for it. All the gold embossing is so pretty. Love the striped really puts on a show. Nice sentiment, too. Getting your Christmas cards made early, I see.

  2. Fabulous Christmas card Momma Mary and a fabulous job with the sketch!! I love how you used Jo's stamps in with this sketch. Your card is so fun and festive!! Hugs!

  3. Mary, love how you have taken the sketch and made this gorgeous Christmas card. Hazel

  4. Very pretty! Love those cute little Christmas trees.

  5. Fab Christmas card Mary have a wonderful weekend huggles Sue ! xx

  6. Oh Mama Mary what a gorgeous card! I love that pop of gold... so stunning on that dark green background. I love the way you incorporated stamps from winter wonderland and Tags & Trimmings... Christmas is such a wonderful Holiday and I think making Christmas cards is something we can all do year round as it's never too early to make em! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and just so you know.. you did a fantastic take on the sketch!!

  7. This is so nice and bright Mary, and I love the combination of red, gold and green. The tree stamp is lovely, and the striped paper with the green glitter is gorgeous. I also like the green die cut border with the gold embossed stamped border, it looks just perfect. x

  8. I love those golden trees and especially the matching border! It looks like Christmas cards are back in full swing again in preparation for next year already! Great idea! You always manage to use your supplies in the most innovative ways! Great job on this - you may have inspired me to get busy making Christmas cards again too!

  9. Hi, Mary! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment! You totally made my day! Your card is fabulous and makes great use of the traditional Christmas colors. Nicely composed and beautifully executed. I would like to invite you to visit and play in my challenge blog at . We have tons of fun there. Thanks again for the Luv on my blog.

  10. Love your beautiful card Mary, I love those embossed trees and the gold edging compliments them perfectly. Well done for using up some of your old stash too! Hugs, Anne x

  11. Kinda funky in traditional way...if you know what I mean. Must be the papers. Great card, Mary! Have a lovelly weekend, my friend!
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  12. Gold seems to be all the rage, these days. This is a wonderful holiday card. I want to thank you for stopping by my blog. The answer to your question, is the Paper Glaze was put on the giraffe's eyes to make them stand out. It is an older product from Aleene's. Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Awesome card! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment.

  14. Mary - Love your take on the sketch and the wonderful way you have used Jo's stamps. Also love your gorgeous new photo :D TFS

  15. Super cute card and the sketch is perfect for a Christmas Card

  16. This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the pretty embossed trees!! What a fabulous take on the sketch!! Nice to have a head start on Christmas cards - I so need to do that so I'm not behind this year!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Wonderful Mary - I love it! It has been brrrrrr cold here but dog gone it all - no snow!
    Sandy xx

  18. Love these gold trees on the dark green background!