Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Through a Winter Window

Good Morning, today marks the start of another ABC Christmas Challenge. It is hard to believe that we are already more than half way through the year. This week we have reached the letter O and our theme is
O for Open it Up
We want you to see you decorate not just the outside of your card but the inside too.
We have two fabulous sponsors for this challenge who have generously offered prizes for some of our lucky participants.
who are offering


who have offered up this gorgeous selection of holiday goodies.
I decided to try something a little different this week,

I've made a trifold, shaker, window card. Try saying that 3 times fast. For the main image on my card, I have used this sweet little James bear who can be seen through the window behind a mountain of snow.

Here is a close up of the image.

On the inside panels, I have added a sentiment and a panel to write a little message to the recipient.

This card did have its challenges (lining up the window cut outs and running out of    
co-ordinating papers) but I do love the end result. That said, I think that it will be a while before I try another one of these. I do hope though that it has inspired you a little bit and that you will join our challenge. I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Chrissy said...

WOW!! Carissa, this is just stunning, I love the fold, gorgeous wee Bear and colouring...fabulous shaker card..


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, fantastic idea just love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Meighan Wheller said...

Wow, wow, wow - great idea. Love the card Carrissa inside and out. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

Theresa's Studio said...

Love James bear and your beautiful tri-fold card. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Anonymous said...

wow!! gorgeous! very very all the detail!
Thanks for playing with us at 2 Sisters this week.
Hugs, Jill

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card and image so beautifully present,xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous, and yes, lots of work!

Whisper said...

Wow, what a stunning idea and gorgeous image and layout too, Luv Sam x

Anonymous said...

Carissa your card is AWESOME so brilliant I LOVE it! this one you can send to me!! haha! I LOVE it and love the way you have done the window... Brilliant I think we need this to be a tutorial on ABC Christmas Challenge for sure!! hugs me xx

Helen said...

Wow - this is amazing Carissa! Love, love, love the shaker full of snow...James looks so sweet peeking out behind it - great job!
Helen x

Dorte said...

Fabulous shaker card, Carissa, as Samantha said, we could have a tutorial for this wonderful card ;)
Amazing colouring of your James, I love it.

Zw@@n said...

Wow, this is just stunning. Love the window with the snow in it and the bear just behind it.
Love, Wilma

Brigitte said...

WOW, this is so clever and well executed!!!! I love this sweet image and the beautiful papers you used! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

debby4000 said...

Oh this card is so clever and absolutely gorgeous too.

arjette said...

Wooowww that's really pretty!!!
Thank you for joining us at ATSC!!

gr. arjette.

mandy said...

Oh wow super card idea I love it might have to have a go at making one sometime :) love the colors you've used and of course the gorgeous LOTV stamp love him :)

Thanks for joining us at 2Sisters Challenge

Hugs Mandy xxx

Margo said...

Absolutely 100% worth the work, as it is stunning!
Thanks for joining us @ CCC!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Carissa, the image is adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx