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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Winter Wishes - Pt 1!

The  Most Wonderful Time of the Year is here!

Bring your best winter wishes by showcasing your Winter Solstice, New Year, Hanukkah, or Christmas creations.


Happy December everyone!  For our Winter Wishes dare, I decided to make a card celebrating the songs of the holiday season, which was completely inspired by that wonderful Partridge Tree In A Pear stamp from Emerald Creek.  I 'peared' that stamp (sorry for the bad pun!) with Emerald Creek's Pine ConesEldergrove and Noteable stamps, Mini Victorian Snowflake charms and Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder.  I've some step out photos on my blog so hope you can stop by for my how-to!


I'm so excited to be starting on my Christmas crafting, and to use this GORGEOUS Holly Branch stamp from Emerald Creek! We don't get much snow here in the south, and definitely not on Christmas, so I always love adding a little snow to my Christmas and winter makes! And a little sparkle and shimmer, too, all created with Emerald Creek's unique embossing powders!



I have been getting in the Christmas spirit for about a month now, as it is my very favourite time of year! I am so happy that it is now socially acceptable to put up the tree and blast the holiday tunes. This tag really embodies the traditional Christmas vibe for me. I loved using my new Christmas Polka Stamp on the background with the beautiful Champagne powder. From there, it all came together quite well. I hope you are able to check out my process video here to see all the details!


As the song goes..."It's the most wonderful time of the year!". It is magical merriment with the wonder and beauty of snow (well at least for us northern folks) and the spirit of holiday celebrations of multiple faiths. My card take on this month's Emerald Creek Dare has me sending you warmest wishes for a fun and happy holiday season.


It is time to start thinking of Christmas Cards and Winter Wishes!
I created a quick and easy Christmas card using the Holly Branch Stamp and colored it with markers!
Stamp and emboss the Merry Christmas sentiment to the front. 
Add a beautiful charm from Emerald Creek Supplies Store to add that final touch along with a pretty bow and wha la you have a beautiful Christmas Card. 
 Are you ready to start creating!


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

Christmas PolkaEldergrove Tree

Glacier WhiteChampagne
Charred GoldIridescent Shimmer

Small Vintage Snowflake Charm
Vintage Anchor Deer Charm
Mini Victorian Snowflake Charms
Victorian Snowflake Charm

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek:
Distress inks: Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye
Wild Whisper Holiday Style card pack
Tim Holtz/Ranger - Distress ink; Archival ink; Distress paint


Congratulations to Eszter of Scrap by Eszter,  winner of the 

Eszter, please email Kim at for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:

Please email Kim, and put Top 3 in your subject line
to receive a badge to post on your blog and a special 20% off discount code.


To enter this month's Winter Wishes Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.

 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.

So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

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  1. Congratulations to Eszter on the win!! And congrats to the top 3, Marty, Angela and Janet!! Amazing projects by all of you!
    WOOT WOOT! So excited to see the incredible projects to kick off December from the DT!!

  2. Wow, ladies, you have really outdone yourselves with these beautiful makes! Pam, I love that we used the same stamp and oriented it differently on our cards! Congratulations to Eszter, Marty,Angela and Jannet on your wins and to everyone who participated a huge thank you! We had some wonderful entries!

  3. Wowiewowiewowie!!! The DT hit a homerun again. So inspiring!!

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  5. Fabulous inspiration ladies, love all the beautiful creations! x

  6. Congratulations to Eszter on her win and to our three Special Mentions Marty, Angela and Jannet! Fabulous creations and inspirations from the DT as always, off to take a closer look at them all and can't wait to see what wonderful Winter Wishes creations our followers link up! Deb xo

  7. Lovely Christmassy /Wintery projects from the talented Design Team. Congratulations to Eszter ! Thank you so much for including me in the top three! xx

  8. Wow such wonderful creations ladies! Loving the seasonal vibe!

    Congrats to Eszter on your unique winning project and congrats to all the other mentions! Fantastic to see all the many entries from such talented makers. To all challenge participants... thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

  9. Congrats to Eszter, Angela and Jannet for their awesome creations! Thank you for choosing my tag as one of the Top 3!

  10. Thank you very much!!! :)
    I congratulate everyone made nice work!
    It was a great challenge :)

  11. Beautiful projects from all the team. So glad to join in the fun! xx

  12. Thank you for the challenge.