7.21.2010

Merry Freakin' Christmas...

Ahhh... the holidays... HDH style `:)

Yes, the endless pursuit to get the winter cards done before the spring thaw... I've been pretty good the last two years, but I'm waaaay behind this year.  Yes, I know... it's only July... but I just don't like doing 150 cards that all look alike... you know what I'm sayin'?
Sooooooo, for my very special friends, I get to make doosies like this one!  They make me happy... in a twisted, demented, totally WTF kinda way :)

What spurned this bit of happiness today?  Two challenges... and they're not even mine!  I know... I'm totally psyched (no, not psycho... well, not really)   :)  There are probably more challenges to which this little baby would apply, but I'm just stickin' with these two:
Stampotique (Christmas in July)
The Burtonesque Dolls (Nightmare Before Christmas)
I started with the Tickled Pink sketch, but strayed too far AND I didn't realize I had to use certain available stamps, so I'll have to work on that one again  :)


Stamps:  Winter (Stampotique), sentiment (unknown)
Paper:  kraft & black cardstock (TAC), & Bazzil cardstocks
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo, VersaFine Onyx
Other:  Copic markers, black gems & tulle, foam tape


Winter is just one of the creepiest images... me likey alot!  And the sentiment couldn't be more perfect, right?!  Yep... there are several times during the season that I've said this very thing... SEVERAL times.

I actually finished up a card for the Tiddly Inks blog hop on Thursday!  Un-freakin-believable!  AND I'm hoping to "formally" introduce y'all to the Sisterhood of the Sinister aka HDH's Macabre Minions on Friday, so tune in!

20 comments:

Andrea said...

I absolutely adore this card, I never make christmas cards we just get charity ones, maybe when the kids are a bit older, I could well go for crimbo cards just like these tehe xx

Anna said...

Love it! Funny sentiment! Looks like she started shopping at Midnight the day After Thanksgiving, and stayed at the mall for 12 hours looking for those good deals.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh WOW Barb! Winter is FAB! Gotta get her (if I don't have her already. Been buying LOTS of stamps these days. LOL) I'm planning on doing a two-fer for those challenges too. HOW PERFECT! Love the sentiment AND the colors! xxD

Basement Stamper said...

Phenomenal-love it!!! I love the sentiment with the image-perfectly twisted. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

Patti J said...

Oh yeah, now this is a good challenge! I think I are smart enough to play this week! GREAT card, Barb - love it!

Patti J said...

Oops - just RE-read your blog. It's NOT your challenge...sigh.....sorry! Still love your card though!

Catherine said...

ROFLMAO! Totally love this Barb, and so glad you could join us at TBD this week.

Gina said...

This is such an awesome card haha! My MIL would chuck a total fit if I sent her a card like that hahaha! XXX

Kimmarie Baker said...

Looks Great! I love the freakish stamps at Stampotique and have one of my own. Need to get my hands on some more. I have said this saying myself several times as well. Lucky peeps to get this untraditional card!

blackdragon said...

CHRISTMAS!!!!!! WTF..... OH BARB PLEASE DID I SLEEP ALL SUMMER ? or have you got a bad case of 'gonnabeorganised'?
I love this card but i must go lay down.... christmas in july? .... i know i'm gonna be sick.... whats wrong with making christmas cards in the 2nd half of december... not sleeping, not eating and hating everyone of them? I do it every year!
lynx xxx

Summerthyme Studio said...

I LOVE the colour of her FACE!!! That is AMAZING~~~~~~ Love love love love your card!!!!

Vicki

Eulanda said...

HA HA! Barb I love your post!! The card is absolutely creepy...so PERFECT! The sentiment - one of my fav's. hee hee Thanks for joining us dolls at TBD challenge this week. I've heard lots of good things about you from the other girls. Am looking forward to seeing more of your stuff. :)

lena said...

beautiful creapy card! love the text and the stamped image, of course!

Willy said...

Absolutely stunning with that green face! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 11.

Kelli said...

Love it Barb! It is so something I would say!!!! Absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kaz said...

I love this card, right up my street! I need to use tulle like you have it looks fab. Thanks for joining us at SDC xx

Carol said...

Great card. I love Winter all GREEN and freaky! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique!

Nancy said...

girl---you never cease to amaze me...this screams Burton...awesome coloring and that image is to die for.....thanks for playing along this week at TBD!!!!

Hugs
Nancy T.

Moniqui said...

Aaaaahhh my kind of Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at SDC!