Holiday Memories card
Technique Tuesday: Snowflake Canvas

December 'Take the Challenge' with Mou

Hi everyone, Mou here!

Today, I have a challenge for you. I feel that  creative challenges help us experiment and learn new things. Challenges can help  us get unstuck from creative ruts. They can also inspire us to create in ways we  would not have thought of otherwise. So, I decided to take a few creative  challenges myself and thought you might like to play along.
Every month, on  the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days  to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your  creation based on that challenge. The following Monday, we will pick TWO  winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that week's  challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory  Craft®.

Today's challenge is themed: Christmas Greetings!

Hard to believe that 2012 is already coming to an end and it's time for the Holidays! And Holidays means gifts, greetings, and more... So, here's my Christmas greeting for you all!



Let me show you the steps.

1. Color white cardstock with Red/Yellow Paper Crafter Crayons


2. Emboss the piece and sand it.


3. Color another piece of white cardstock with Blue/Green Paper Crafter Crayons.


4. Draw and cut out holly leaves from it.


5. Attach the pieces to card and stitch. Add beads.

6. Write sentiment 'Merry' with Stamper's Big White Pen.


7. Add highlights with Neutral Paper Crafter Crayons to finish card.







And here's a close up:

Don't forget to share your clallenge creations with us...just leave a comment  with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 12/14 and we will pick TWO  winners randomly to win these

The  prizes for this challenge are:

THREE  packs of Mixed Media Samplers in the colors of your choice!

  Mixed media sampler

Don't  forget to check back on Monday, 12/17 to see if YOU won!
Hope you play along and Happy Holidays!



Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Paper Crafter Crayons:

RED/YELLOW (#770520)

BLUE/GREEN (#770521)

NEUTRAL (#770522)

Stamper's Big White Pen (#770013)

and kraft and white cardstock, embossing folder, sewing machine, sand paper, needle, thread, and red beads.

MouprofileMou Saha  Mou won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007, was a member of their Dream Team in 2009 and you've seen her work in numerous craft publications. She currently collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Anna Griffin, Glitz Design and October Afternoon. 


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Patti J.

Sounds like fun, and your card is a great inspiration piece! Thanks for sharing....hope to be back with an entry!

Katie B.

Always love your projects! Your card looks awesome! These crayons look really fun to use, and I love the sanding after embossing and then adding the other colors to the raised areas. Hopefully I can come up with a project to share! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Larissa Heskett =)

BEAUTIFUL card!! Looking forward to playing along!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)


Fabulous card! I made some time today to do the challenge. Hope you like it.

Dina K

Here's my entry - thanks so much for the challenge, and chance to win!!

Dina K


Hi Mou, in the spirit of your challenge I tried out a new technique for myself and really enjoyed it! Here's my Christmas card:

Carol B

Love this project! Here's a mail art envelope I made for one of my pen pals using Pitt Pens and Aquarelle pencils with a water brush.

Carol B

Gloria Westerman

This sounds like so much fun....thanks for the inspiration....


Another great challenge.Here is my tag using PITT artist brush pens.

Gloria Westerman

Ok here's my entry for this fabulous challenge....


Thanks for the lovely challenge and inspiration. My card using the FC watercolor pencils:

beatrice lawson

Mou, love your challenges... but please please make it at least two weeks, particularly in busy months like December. I finally had time tonight to play and it was too late... sad face:-( Hope to catch it in time in January!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Just announced the winners!

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