One of the challenges called for no rubber or digi stamps... that's not easy for me to do, since I almost always use a Quietfire Design quote or sentiment stamp... So instead I used one of Suzanne's newest eCut designs available on the Silhouette OnLine store "Holly&Ivy"
I side folded my white card (4.25"w x 5.5"h) and embossed with Sizzix (Tim's "Holly Branch") embossing folder. I did cut the folder apart and taped it together on the opposite end so I could position the embossing more to the top of my card... Hit the high points direct to paper with Distress "Shabby Shutters", then with "Pine Needles". Sponged around the rest of the card front with a dirty green sponge.
Adhered a narrow green ribbon on the left side with Sookwang tape.
eCut the words from white cardstock and then while still on the mat direct to paper with ""Fired Brick", then the Shabby shutters, then some pine needles. Removed from mat and applied Versamark on the words and clear embossed. Adhered to card front.
Click on either card image to enlarge. Enjoy
And it fits for these challenges:
Dreamvalley Challenge #90 no stamping or digi
Craftin Desert Divas #40 anything goes
Crazy Challenge #179 use 3 of something (3 holly berries; 3 techniques - dry emboss, quill, eCutting)
Lexis Creations #124 sparkle (the glitter) & shine (clear embossing)
Paperwings Productions ribbon or twine
Loves Rubber Stamps #120 glitter or sparkle
PaperTake Weekly repeat (the holly)
TTCRD #9 - 15 anything goes
The Paper Shelter #173 embossing
Sisterhood of Crafters #17 single layer card