June 25, 2017

Crafty Christmas Collaboration with Jessica Frost-Ballas



Hello Friends! I am so excited today to finally tell you that I am joining my friend Jessica Frost-Ballas, All the Sparkle, in her 2017 Crafty Christmas Collaboration! I am so honoured to have been asked by Jessica to join her. This is such a brilliant idea that she came up with so that she could work on her Christmas card stash for the coming holiday season. Basically we each exchange some Christmas crafty goodies and then on the 25th of the month we each will post what we made with the goodies we received as well as the goodies we sent.

Jessica is having both a giveaway and a challenge on her blog, see HERE for all the details on how you have a chance! You don't want to miss out on the opportunity to win the $25 gift certificate for Birch Press Design or the $100 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate!



Here is what Jessica sent for me to play with:


I made two cards with the goodies she sent to me. I Copic coloured the scarves and nose on these adorable snowman and added a bit of shading.

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This is the kit that I sent to Jessica...



I chose to use the three trees cut from a Distress Oxide background and put them on to a white panel I watercoloured with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Then I adhered the panel to a silver sparkle mat.

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If you haven't been there yet head over to Jessica's blog to see what she created with the same products.  Thank you Jessica, it was fun collaborating with you!


28 comments :

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Beautiful cards :) love those cute snowmen

CraftyPaws said...

Sooo fantastic. As I face a hot and muggy day in Hotlanta, it's so refreshing to see these cool Christmas projects. Thanks!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh these are just gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeee them!!!!!!!!!!!

Ardyth said...

Love what you did with Jessica's supplies, and I love those pretty pastel trees!

I Card Everyone said...

Tracey your cards are darling ... LOve the Birch Press goodies!!!
=]

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love how you used the fun die cuts for your Christmas cards. So pretty!!!
Good reminder to get myself equipped for Christmas soon lol!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the fun snowman cards you created with the items Jessica sent you, and the trees are so beautiful from the kit you sent to Jessica! Gorgeous card you made with the Distress Oxide trees you created!

Anita in France said...

What a fun idea, Tracey ... sweet snowmen cards ... and fabulous smooshed Christmas trees ... there's a misty frostiness about those lovely soft colours and shimmery silver! Hugs, Anita :)

barbara macaskill said...

I absolutely adore what you made with both sets of supplies! Your first snowman ⛄️ card is my favorite and I love, love, love
those 🌲 🌲 🌲 Totally awesome!
This collaboration is fun and gives me that extra boost to keep working on my Christmas card list! I am over halfway done with my cards for this year I just need to address the envelopes and pop on stamps before I set this half aside and get started on the second half! TFS!

Amanda Dellamano said...

Beautiful cards! I love that snowman. Thanks for the inspiration! I am going to have to start my Christmas cards :)

AnnieD said...

Tracy, I love your distress oxide trees and the card you made with them!

Pat Hoban said...

Awesome cards, Tracy! The Tree card is really special & both snowmen are adorable. This is such a great idea!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh what a fun idea!! Your cards are fantastic Tracey. Both kits are so cute!!

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Love LOVE what you created Tracey!! Thanks so much for being my partner this month! :)

cghundley said...

Lovely work on
all the cards!
I love your last
one with the
colored trees.
Carla from Utah

Marianne said...

How fun to see you collaborating with Jessica this month. I am totally loving your distress oxide card, including that background!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

These are all beautiful, Tracey. I love those cute snowmen. And that pretty floral paper - L*O*V*E. And those pretty trees - love their color. I love this collaboration - so much fun!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a fun idea! Love your cards!

Sue LD said...

Very cute snowman cards. I like your coloring and the scalloped circles. Beautiful tree card--I like the distress oxide background you used.

Cat Craig said...

I love that snowman, and your design is definitely going to be cased. Love it.

Annette Allen said...

love all your cards..that snowman is awesome.

Amy C. said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty Christmas card ideas. I especially love the snowman!

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful cards!!! Your snowman is adorable!!!

Lynn said...

What a fabulous set of cards. I absolutely love your coloring and the patterned papers are perfect!

samantha's cards said...

I adore those trees ! I need to get those distress oxides.

Kim Heggins said...

So sorry to be so behind...love all your wonderful and festive Christmas cards, love that adorable snowman!

madhatter said...

What a fabulous idea for a collaboration. Love the goodies you both sent each other and what you both did is fabulous. The snowman is definitely my favourite and the colouring on the trees with the distress oxide inks are amazing. Think I need some of those.
Tracey.x

Nora N. said...

How fun is this challenge? LOVE the cards you created and the kit you sent out!! Fantastic design!!