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Guesting along at Inspired by Challenge


Hello everyone, Today I am tickled to say that I was asked by my sweet friend Cindy Beach to be her guest over at the Inspired By Challenge. Thanks so much Cindy! I am honored to be with all of you.

Here are the photos and the sketch that you have to chose from this time around! You can pick whichever one you like or can pick one photo and use the sketch, or use the sketch alone. As you can probably tell I was inspired by the Christmas photo. I also wanted to add another Christmas card to my completed list. As I looked at the photo and decided what to do, I immediately thought it would be fun to make a wreath and add some Christmas trees to pick up on the Buffalo Check in the photo. I even made my own babies breath by sticking dots on the end of some small branches. Not sure they came out quite like I had imagined they would, but it was fun anyways.

Card Details: Postage Dies are from Hero Arts. The wreath base is from SU-Swirly Scriblits. The 6 sprigs of Greenery from Sizzix are die cut in the same color green and layered on the base to form the wreath shape. The trees are from Impression Obsession. The bow is from Paper Smooches. The tiny sprigs that I carefully glued white dots on are from Spellbinders. The greeting is from Verve and at the last minute I decided it needed a pop of gold here and there.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you head on over to Inspired By and check out all the other cards and see who else is joining the rest of the Design Team as their guest this week. I know we all will be inspired!

Take care, Nanc’

14 thoughts on “Guesting along at Inspired by Challenge

  1. Congrats!!! I love this wreath! And the two layers of kraft really add just the right touch to the background.

  2. Awesome card Nancy!! I love the down home country vibe of your greenery filled wreath, and the plaid trees and homemade baby’s breath are perfect additions! And YAY for one more card for the Christmas stash!! So glad Cindy asked you to play along…always love seeing your creative work!! Hugs. 😊❤

  3. Oh I think your little plaid trees are the PERFECT stand-in for that sweet little gingham pine cone in the photo, Nancy!! Thanks so much for saying YES – and for providing so much more to be Inspired By this week!

  4. I absolutely LOVE wreaths and your greenery wreath is making my day, I LOVE the baby’s breath, such an incredible idea to create it and it adds such incredible charm, amazing card!! Thank you for “playing cards” with us, we are so incredibly honored you joined us!!

  5. Congrats on guesting, Nancy. Your checked trees were an inspired addition to the beautiful wreath.

  6. Your wreath is as sweet as can be! I love all of your die cuts! The white just pops! Your card is full of down home charm!

  7. Love how you were inspired fellow Guestie 😊. Your wreath is awesome!

  8. Those little plaid trees are the sweetest addition to your charming country wreath! This is a delightful card, Nancy! So happy to have you joining us as a guest this week!

  9. Such a lovely card for the challenge! Your pretty wreath is perfect for the inspiration!

  10. Nancy, your Christmas wreath card is beautiful! Love how you added the sweet trees and babies breath! Thank you for being our guest this week!!!

  11. Congrats on the well-deserved guest gig! I love the homespun feel of your pretty wreath. Gorgeous take on the inspiration!

  12. Love this wreath…so pretty with the kraft background and the buffalo plaid trees! How clever! So happy you were able to play with Cindy and us at IB this week!!!

  13. I think that your creativity really shows on this card. I love the texture in the background and the amazing wreath.

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