Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas with lights!!!

Hello everyone-
I hope that you had an amazing Christmas with your families and friends and that Santa has blessed you with amazing presents this year.  Today is my rest day!!!  So I wanted to take this time and show off a card I made for our friend, who is my biggest fan!!   So I had to make something extra special for her.

THIS CARD WAS PUBLISHED IN THE CRICUT HOLIDAY IDEA BOOK!!!  :)



















It's also my first step ladder, step stair card!!!  There are so many names for this type of card, that I don't even know what the actual name is!! LOL!!!  Anyways....isn't awesome.
But that's not all.....the tree actually lights up....YES!!!!  IT LIGHTS UP.........

Check it out, I made a little video:















I used so much liquid applique and diamond dust on this card!!!  love those two items....A LOT!!!
The house and lamp post are from the Jolly Holly Cricut Cartridge. The tree is covered in Claudine Hellmuth, Sticky-back canvas and distress ink.  Here's a fantastic video by Jennifer McGuire, HERE.
Now, the lights are actually a necklace that my Patrick found at Aaron Brothers. It's called "lotsa lites"
Flashing Holiday Necklace and Hero Arts-Winter Message (CL240) for the Merry Christmas sentiment.
S.E.I.- Snow Angels Paper and white pen.

I hope you enjoyed the card, because I really enjoyed making it for her. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Makin Mamas: Challenge #11: Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar: Challenge #133: Christmas Card
CYDA: Challenge #10: Punch it Out (1/7)
Ginger Loft Challenge #8: Distressing (1/8)
Creative Inspirations: Challenge #49: Anything Goes Christmas
Ellephantastic Card Challenge #21: Christmas/Winter
The Pink Elephant: Challenge #90: Winter Wonderland
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Challenge #7: Sparkle and Shine
Stamps R Us: Challenge #11: Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed: challenge #27: Merry Christmas
Craft Catz Weekly Challenge #63: Your choice (Challenge #60)
Some Odd Girl: Challenge Bling Times Two or More
Dutch Dare Card: Challenge #93: Winter
The Corrosive Blog: Challenge #96: Bling it On
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #91: Snow Much Fun (1/1)
Simon Says Stamp!.....Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges #37: Anything Goes (12/30)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Challenge #39: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
CCH #46: Let it snow
Craft Your Passion: Challenge #37: Christmas theme
Paper Playtime: Challenge #30: Anything Christmas
Critter Sketch Challenge#45:  Anything Christmas

Thank you for taking the time and I will see you in a few days.

Hugs,
Calypso

33 comments :

  1. Awesome Card! My new Blog, www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com..come follow me :o)

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  2. Love your card!
    Just became a follower..Would Love it if you could visit my blog..
    Minta

    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.

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  4. You put a lot of work into this and it shows. Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

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  5. This card is awesome. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  6. Great card! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com

    Maggie
    xx

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  7. WOW I just love it!! Those lights are just fab!!
    Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion & Gingerloft, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

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  8. what a lovely card, thanks for joining our challenge at craftycatz, x carol...Merry Christmas.

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  9. OMG, this is by far my favorite Christmas card I have seen this year. This is gorgeous, fun, and working lights, FABULOUS!! I'm sure your friend loved it. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and have a great New Year. :)

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  10. What an awesome project! Thanks for playing along with DDSB!

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  11. Wow this is beautiful! I love the lights on the tree:) Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch Challenges!

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  12. Adorable step card. I love the details. thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

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  13. Lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  14. Your card is lovely. Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

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  15. An incredible creation.Just love the details like the reindeer hoofprints and real working lights.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
    Lisa x

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  16. lots of details! i am totally inspired with this card

    thanks for joining us at dutch dare challenge. hope to see you again very soon :)

    hugs
    yenni

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  17. Hi Calypso!
    This card is absolutely AMAZING! Love the ladder, and the 3-D elements! Thanks for playing at Some Odd Girl!

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  18. Excellent! The only word to describe this wonderful card. Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft Challenges. :) Gale

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  19. Beautiful step ladder card and love the colours and design, fantastic tree. Thank you for joining us over at Sew Many Cards this week.

    Hugs Linda

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  20. Fabby card, so much going on. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic hugs x

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  21. Hi Calypso

    What an amazin creation with so much thought into the stunning scene you designed. I am sure your friend absolutely loved it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week and good luck.

    B x

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  22. A truly fabulous set! I can tell you put a lot of work into this. Thanks so much for joining us for the Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join us for our next exciting challenge!
    Hugs,
    Marsha
    CSCB-DT

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  23. Wow I'm totally impressed. This is quite something special. Thanks for entering the creative inspirations challenge.

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  24. Oh... all I can say is WOW!!! I can't believe it actually lights up! That's just awesome! Great card, all around! I love everything about it!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

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  25. Wow! Fantastic card and love the lights:)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
    Huggs
    Lynn xx

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  26. Great card and what fun that the lights are working! Thank you for joining us at SSC this week and all the best for 2011! Hugs Gemma

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  27. Thanks so much for bringing out the bling with Some Odd Girl! Happy Holidays! Robin

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  28. Fabulous project. You put so much work into it and it shows. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
    Hugs
    Julie

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  29. This is an amazing card! Where in the world did you find those lights? I just have to have them! Please do share!

    Fabulous card...I'm sure your friend is an even bigger fan now!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stamptacular! Hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!

    Hugs,
    Priscilla

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  30. Now that is one kewl card :)
    the lights just rock
    hugs Nikki

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  31. stunning card and thanks for joining us at crafty catz

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  32. just letting you know you won top 3 over at gingerloft and a spot on the GDT for the next challenge. Go to our challenge blog for details CONGRATS

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