Monday, November 29, 2010

CCCB - Blue Christmas & Blissful ATC Swap!

Hello to all of you!   I am back from my Wonderful Vacation!
It was so hard to get up and go to work this morning after such a
good time off!  But the minute I stepped into my class and saw all those smiling little
faces it was good to be back! 

It is also that time of the week for City Crafter Challenge..
And I am hosting this week, So of course I wanted to do a Christmas theme!
And for some weird reason the first thing that popped into my head was Elvis's
Blue Christmas song.  So I went with it..

So that is the challenge this week!  To make a Christmas Project using the color Blue..

So here is what I came up with!

Some of my favorite thing are on here..  My DP is from K&CO. 
I did a little sewing and added some lace.

And some yummy seam binding I got from Kirsty!

I just love this image and I just feel so bad because I don't
know which site I got it from.  I got it awhile ago!  If any one knows
please let me know and I will give them some credit.

And three little buttons to top it off..

If you want to play along you can head on over to CCCB!
Or you can hop on over and take a look at what all the other ladies have created!
I am sure you won't be disappointed. 


I had a little surprise waiting for me when I got back from my Vacation.

I am part of a ATC SWAP..  And my Partner this month is
Anita,  Just look at this envelop.  I love the kitty and all the doodling.

So here is what was in that fabulous envelop!
Isn't it lovely! 

I just love It.  Thank so much Anita.  But that's not all.

I got this little kitty ATC.  You know how much I love my kitties.

Even the back of the ATC looks so cool!
Thanks so much for both of my wonderful ATC.

If you want to join in on this monthly ATC swap you can head on over to
 Blissful ATC Swap!  It's a lot of fun!


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful Blue Christmas card, I love that image, the cute little tag, and your sewing too! Thanks for coming up with the prize this week for CCCB! You are so kind and generous!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great to have you back Linda!
I adore your bird card! and perfect music to go along with it! and boy your swappers really get into decorating. Envelopes and all. How fun!

june lanum said...

Love the card. I had forgot all about the blue Christmas song until it started playing. I guess the memory is one of the first things to go. Have a great day

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Linda,
What beautiful creations! And what a special surprise from Anita--so awesome!!! I hope you had fun on your vacation. Sending hugs and smiles from me.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the stitching, what fab ATC's you received, they are amazing, I love to receive my swaps, always do a little dance when I see my postie with squishy envelopes - have a great week xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Helloo my friend, back from your hols, welcome back. I love your blue Christmas card it's so pretty, what a beautiful image and now I can't stop singing Elvis's song uh huh!
The ATC's are beautiful too, the envelope is decorated with Zentangle drawing. Love it:0) xxx

Ros said...

Beautiful card and beautiful image ... and your ATC,s are just incredible! I love the envelope and al the doodling ... just fabulous!

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful card, LInda! The challenge is so lovely! I really love the ATC and envelope are wonderful as well! Love the new music!

LeAnne said...

Oh, Linda, this is LOVELY! I wish you could find out where that little bird came from....he is SWEET! Love your little ATCs, too! Somebody thinks you're special!!! :D

Faye said...

Gorgeous blue Christmas art, Linda. What creativity! I know your class of little ones loves the enthusiasm you bring to the school. I love the art you got in the mail, too. Beautiful.

Lori said...

Your blue Christmas card is gorgeous! Love that image...Hope I have some time to play along with your challenge. It's so hard this time of year!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE that image of the birds! Fun mail!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

A gorgeous creation Linda! Love that adorable birdie image and your stitching, embellishment and attention to detail.
Great theme to design along with this week, I hope to play along :)
That ATC card and envelope are stunning too!

Lynn Richards said...

What a beautiful card. I love the bird graphic...hope someone knows where it is from! I get so much info from the internet, it's hard to keep track of everything!
Great job-

Terry said...

Love the birds on your beautiful card! Talk about some lovely mail, well you got mail! Have fun!

Julie said...

How very beautiful.the delicate blues are exquisite. Love your latest postal treat too! Glad you had a lovely break,Hugs Julie.x

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous creations! I LOVE the blue card!

Davi said...

Linda The blue card is really beautiful. Love all the elements and the lovely image. Your atc exchanges are so fun!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Hello my dearest friend Linda... I'm glad you had such a fun vacation.... yupp...hard eh to be back at work... but once you see that cute and smiley faces... all up and steady....

Gorgeous blue xmas card.... I love it so much...perfectly match each other ...the buttons the image the PP and of course your gorgeous blue bow...fantabulous....

wow great!!! happy mail...lucky you...all are simply beautiful too....

have a good one my luv...xoxo

Anita said...

Woman! You are so incredibly talented. I LOVE that card! And I am so glad that you are happy with the ATCs I sent you. I loved being your partner this month and hope we can be partners again!

Warm hugs,
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.-Ralph Nichols

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love that image! All your details are perfect!

Catherine said...

Your blue card is fantastic Linda! I love the little bow and buttons. What a lot of work Anita put into her envelop and card ~ made with extra care I think! Hope you are having a good week Linda!
xo Catherine

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your blue card looks fantastic, love all the elements, the image and the sewing.

Stella said...

This card is gorgeous; such a perfect way to use all shades of blue. Love it. That little bow on top is a cutie :)and that lace you've used is beautiful!
Those ATC's are stunning!

Henrietta said...

Amazing Blue Christmas card,it is so cute that I could not send it to anyone. You have taken time to do that specially I like sawing.

Tracy said...

What a pretty card! Hmmmm. . . I think it matches my new blog background. LOL I'm a blue kinda girl so I really like this one Linda. Great ATC's from your swap partner too. Hugs!

Joanne Leddy said...

Your blue Christmas is so beautiful! Love the lace and I can't wait to play too!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card,love the sweet image. Great challenge,sat making my card,watching the snow fall,just loving it !!!!

Suzanne C said...

This is gorgeous! Love the blue christmas cards and this is no exception. Perfect image, design and embellishments!

Lori said...

Linda, I want to thank you for sharing your talent. I have a blog award for you. Just visit to pick it up!

Phoenix Peacock said...

Great ATCs!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Linda,
I just came over to say "hi" and thank you for that great challenge!! It was so fun!!

Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas said...

All these crafts are amazing! The ones you make as well as the ones you received (also love the Calvin & Hobbs stamp - have never seen one before...)

Have a great week, Linda!

Linda64 said...

Beautiful Linda , I have used the same image and thought it was from Graphic Fairy, but I could't find it so guess it is from somewhere else.
Also love yout atc swap and I have now sent a request to join in january.