Christmas Cards from County Fair and ICAD Week 8!

Hello friends!  TGIF is what I am thinking today!  Whew!

I have lots of fun things to share with you all today…so please take your time to read, relax, sip on your beverage and enjoy! 🙂

First, I’d like to share a couple of Christmas cards that I had made earlier this month and I didn’t take a photo of them until (with the exception of one of them) because I was in a hurry to meet a deadline of course and had to wait until I received them back!  (I will explain that as we go…)

Vicki-SU! Christmas Card-County Fair 2nd place

I am glad that I have started making up a few Christmas cards now because I literally ran completely OUT of any Christmas cards, I had last year and didn’t really have quite enough to send out all that I had wanted.  Well, I’m going to be working DOUBLE hard on my Christmas from here on out because I have 2 craft shows that I’m going to be at, and I know I will really need some including several in a boxed-up form!

I have TONS of Stampin’ Up! products and I was happy to pull some things out and use it on my card here.  I knew I wanted to go mostly white with this one because I wanted it to look elegant.  I used some chunky silver glass glitter around the edges of my oval.  Both the pine needles and outer pinecone where heat embossed with some clear glitter embossing powder.  The embossing folder and ribbon are all from SU! too.  I just used a wonky stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things to cut out main panel.

This card won 2nd place at my local County Fair!  (You can see more about that below)

Vicki-SU! Christmas Card - County Fair 3rd place

Here is another Christmas card that I made using some more of my Stampin’ Up! products that I keep on hoarding in my stash and don’t use! LOL!  The only thing I did different was the background pine trees are actually a Tim Holtz stencil from last year and then the die cut pine trees along with everything else including the paper and ink are all from Stampin’ Up!  I added some Stickles clear glitter over the die cut pines and though it’s hard to see in the photo, I sprayed the DSP with some shimmer spray.

This card ended up winning 3rd place at the County Fair!

Vicki-County Fair Christmas Card entries

Here are the entries that I entered in one category at my local County Fair this month.  I won 1st, 2nd and 3rd all in the same category which was “Hand Stamped Greeting – Holiday”.  They don’t award any more than this in any category.  So, I was happy to see that I placed all three!  Above, you can see that I have entered the bauble Christmas card I previously posted, and it ended up winning 1st place!  You can see the close-up details of the card in THIS POST if you are interested or missed it.

I just needed to start making up Christmas cards and I thought this was a great way to not only get some done but make the most out of it by entering them for the fair!

And of course, since it’s Friday, it’s also time for my weekly ICAD results!!  I only have ONE more week left of this 61-day challenge…. can you believe it?!!  So here are the ICAD 2018 week 8 results:


As always, things are a bit random and weird, but each day the prompts inspire me to keep on going to my room and have a play with media!

For one of the cards, I have used a Chibilights Electronic and yes, it is showing as there is a reason for it! LOL!  But I wanted to share that it DOES really work on my card:

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I just had to share that as it is the very first one, I’ve ever done that I got to actually work!!  LOL!  I was pretty excited!  I will be back next week with my very final share from this!

Now you all know WHY I had random and spotted postings…I’ve been a busy stamper with getting projects done and ready for the County Fair (I’ve entered 16 projects and I will share more later on), and I’ve been getting samples ready for my challenge as well as my fellow Splitcoaststampers DDDT challenges getting ready to start soon.

I am tired now and I think I’ll relax with hubby this weekend!  Tonight, we are going to go to a hot-air balloon moon glow in our area.  The weather is beautiful for it!  Hope you all have a wonderful and fun weekend too!  Thanks so much for dropping in!

Challenges for Christmas card(s) at the top:

  1.  Use Your Stuff – Anything Goes with a Sentiment
  2. Simon Says Stamp Monday – Christmas in July
  3. Fab ‘n’ Funky – Christmas in July
  4. Back to Basics & Beyond – Use an Embossing Folder (top card)
  5. Watercooler Wednesday (WWC180) – Holidays

26 thoughts on “Christmas Cards from County Fair and ICAD Week 8!

  1. Congratulations on your cards placing in the fair! How exciting! They are wonderful! No wonder the judges were impressed. 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend!


  2. Fabulous selection of cards Vicki and congrats on your placings at the the beautiful all white one with the chunky glitter round the frame and the index card that lights up is brilliant-enjoy your weekend
    Carol x


  3. Congratulations, Vicki, on the County Fair wins! How absolutely fabulous. 😀 I love them all but the elegant white one with the golden glitter is my favorite. I need to dig out my Christmas dies and get more cards done. You’re really given me some wonderful inspiration.


  4. Both holiday cards are gorgeous! Love the fabulous embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. 🙂


  5. Totally enjoyed your Christmas cards especially the white one. Congrats on you4 honors at the fair. My hubby and I went to a balloon moon glow last summer, so pretty.


  6. Congratulations on your success at the show,love the CAS style of your first Christmas card, the splash of green and glitter against the white is beautiful, thank you for joining in at BBB.


  7. You really have been busy! Congrats on all those awards at the fair too. I love that first card! So beautiful in all the white.
    Your weekly index cards are great too! Love the cute little seahorse and ocean scene.


  8. Congrats for entering and winning those 3 categories with these great cards! I just LOVE the white one with the delicate embossing and beautiful pine branch! The glitter is gorgeous! Well done on all of them 🙂


  9. What lovely cards, Vicki! I love that wreath you’ve created from the silver tinsel. It is stunning against the embossed background and with the twig of pine branch. Such an elegant result! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


  10. Two gorgeous Christmas cards Vicki! I love how elegant your first card is and WOW, all of the green and the beautiful scene on your second card is stunning! A big congrats on your wins and awesome index cards, the vintage postage one is my fav! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Hugs Tammy


  11. Congratulations Vicki, that is just wonderful, you must feel so proud..gorgeous cards I just love the first one with the elegant pinecone and glitter edging around the oval…

    luv CHRISSYxx


  12. Wow, gold, silver AND bronze prizes for your Christmas cards! They’re all wonderful and different from each other. Congrats!


  13. I am loving your wonderful award-winning holiday cards, Vicki!! So very beautiful. Congratulations on the fair ribbons!!


  14. Many congratulations on all those wins…so very well deserved. Glad you’ve made a start with the Christmas cards and wow aren’t you busy? Hope the hot air balloon event went well? x


  15. I love white on white with a touch of green! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!


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