Blog Candy Winner

Good Thursday morning.  I want to thank all of you for your comments on how I could complete my stocking and fireplace card.  There were so many wonderful ideas and I tried to incorporate several of them to embellish and enhance the design.  First, I would like to announce that Stephanie Bonin left the 27th comment and is the winner of the Memory Box Ribbon Candy Border and I will also send her my finished fireplace card.  Congratulations, Stephanie.  Please send me your mailing address and I will get your gift right out to you. You can find my email address on the right hand side of my blog home page.

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Stephanie Bonin said…

This is beautiful. For the bottom you could put a tiered stand to hold pillar candles or just put Merry Christmas.

Reply August 17, 2012 at 08:51 AM

Here is a picture of the original card from my August 17th blog post. It was cute but definitely needed some additional elements.

KC Memory Box Eyelet Stocking 2 right

There were many suggestions to add fire, logs, baskets of pinecones, a sleeping dog, a sleeping cat, an embossed brick background, piles of packages, candles and lots of other ideas. Here is what I came up with after reading all of your wonderful and creative suggestions. 

KC Memory Box Eyelet Stocking 2 remake rightr

I decided to add the cat from Anna Wight’s Cat’s Life set but place it on the mantle instead of the floor.  I couldn’t resist putting a little mouse sneaking across the mantle on the opposite side.

KC Memory Box Eyelet Stocking 2 remake center

I really loved the wrought iron screen and fire suggestions.  I used the Memory Box wrought iron fence for the screen and created the grass with layers of My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass border. I cut the grass out of a bright mustard cardstock and lightly sponged on orange ink to give the appearance of flames. I crimped all the layers before attaching to the base of the card and attached the screen in front of it. I applied a bright yellow Stickles on the flames to create sparkle for a crackling fire. I hand cut two baskets out of kraft cardstock, sponged with brown and attached on both sides of the fireplace. I filled the baskets with more evergreen sprigs and red flowers. I loved the embossed brick idea and have the embossing folder but I just didn’t want to take the card apart to add it.

KC Memory Box Eyelet Stocking 2 remake left

This is a pretty busy card but I love how it turned out. Thank you all again for all of your lovely comments and suggestions.  I love giving away blog candy and this card gave me the perfect opportunity.  I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Memory Box Dies, Eyelet StockingMemory Box Dies, Wrought Iron FenceMy Favorite Things Die-namics, Fresh Cut Grass  Cat

Punch Bunch Cedar Sprig, Small Accents, Glossy Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderIce Stickles, Yellow

Fiskars 12-93408897 Paper CrimperPearls, Snow High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Classic Rectangles LGSoft Grip Embossing and Stylus Set

Paper: White, Red, Old Olive, Designer Paper Accessories: Memory Box Eyelet Stocking, Wrought Iron Fence , Punch Bunch Large Cedar Sprig, My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass  EK Success Mini Daisy Punch, Crimper, Pearls, Grosgrain, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Stylus, ATG, Stickles

30 thoughts on “Blog Candy Winner”

  1. What a super cute revision! LOVE it! That cat and mouse are sweet sneaks. The flames are ingenuious! I like the wought iron fence/screen. Super cute! 🙂

  2. I loved it before but I love it even more now. Its gorgeous, love the sleepy cat and cute mouse and the flames, fire basket and flowers at either side look great and finish it off to perfection. Well done to Stephanie and thanks to Kittie for offering the candy.

  3. Love the additions!! I don’t think it it is too busy at all!! Love the kitty on top too. The flames and flower baskets are perfect!! WOW!

  4. The renewed card turned out beautifully. The things that you added made up the card to a finished look. Before it really was lacking something. Edna

  5. Congratulations Stephanie! She’s so lucky!
    Looks like you incorporated most all of the suggestions, Kitty.
    You are amazing!
    Very cute card!

  6. Oh Wow that turned out Amazing, I love the idea of the grass for the flames and the iron fence is just perfect, the cat and mouse are too cute and the baskets are the great finishing touches!

  7. Hi, Kittie. This is Stephanie Bonin. I’m so excited you picked me. I loved this card before and now it’s even more beautiful. Love the cat. I need to send you my address but I don’t know how that message page works. I’ve tried to use it before but can’t figure out how to “send”. Is there a secret to it? Lots of blogs have this for emailing but I never could use it. After you write your message…then what?

  8. Congratulations,Stephanie, and to you too Kittie, for doing all the beautiful extras on your card, showing us the changes. It is absolutely beautiful. …love it

  9. Pure perfection!Love, love, love the flame technique. I will definitely ‘borrow’ your idea. Thanks for being such a good sport about the suggestions.


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