Monday, 3 December 2012

Finally a stamped image!

Finally got a stamped image made up into a card.  This is the last one from the 3 cards I made last Thursday evening when my neighbour came over to make cards. It is another card made with lots of snippets.

The image is from a "stamping do" they had at my local scrapbook store. It was a lot of fun and I got this image and many more done. I have tried to shade the petals but it seems it is harder than one would think. I have liberally covered the edges in stickles and then "roughened" up the edges with the edge of the scissors.  I popped it onto a Kraft card stock mat and then those edges were "roughened" as well I meant to cut more off the bottom edge as I overcoloured the bottom petal, but I forgot! Only noticed it when I looked at the computer just now!  Note to self...another card for a non cardmaker!!!

I placed the matted image onto a background mat that is actually a journaling spot. I picked up a whole package of assorted journaling spots, embellishments,  plus some designer paper to match, for 25 cents at the scrapbook garage sale last summer. Oh,  how I love a bargain!

With all the glitter from the stickles on the poinsettia, that journaling spot seemed boring, so I used some Star Dust stickles on the dots in between the plaid trim and added some Xmas Red stickles to the berries on the wee wreath. A trio of red bling finished off the right side but now the left side seemed a bit boring. I grabbed the Star Dust stickles and touched up the fur trim on Santa's hat and coat. Then I grabbed the Xmas Red for his hat top and the bow on the present. Here is a close up to see the glimmer.

That border is a snippet of K and Co border leftover from a scrapbook page. The elements are all sitting on a snippet of MME  designer paper left over from other Xmas cards made back in Novermber.
Finally, I was  happy with my card!

No recipe today as it is all in the long version above. It is after all, Sunday, and I still have to find the Nativity scene and get it set up...It was my task yesterday but got set aside as my back was too sore to be digging through the Xmas decorations.

Finished setting up the Nativity on the dining room hutch and the doorbell rang. It was Little Miss C and Little Mr P. They were enroute to their other Grandma's and stopped by to show me their dressed up little faces. Perhaps you remember this dress...she looks so grown up in her black tights but walked about shivering as she took off the velvet jacket and left it at home! She had on a nice little black Scottie dog hair pretty. Carrying on the dog theme, Mr P had a boxer dog knit into the front of his sweater. He does not like his picture taken so I could not get a photo of that! Here they are admiring the baby Jesus in the creche.

I didn't have time to hide the electrical cord or tidy under the hutch where I had to slide things that normally sit out on top.  Thank goodness for tomorrow!

I am submitting this card to the following challenges.
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - use snippets. Othere than the image, everything else on this card is a snippet.
2. Pause Dream Enjoy - #48 Forgotten Stash The journaling spot is from the summer garage sales and I forgot I bought them till I pulled out the Xmas snippets  drawer.
3. Little Claire's Ideas and Inspiration - Christmas
4. My Sheri Crafts - Tis the Season
5. Crafts For Eternity - Christmas Chaos, Any Christmas Project
6. Jingle Belles - Anything Holiday goes
7. Wags n Wiskers - #93 Christmas
8. Fussy and Fancy - I love Christmas
9. 2 Sisters - Sparkle
10. Allsorts - Advent
11. Go Fish - ALl about the Holidays
12. Pixie Dust Studio - Winter Holidays
13. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes.
14. Cards Galore - Christmas
15. Winter Wonderland - Santa Claus is coming to town


Irene said...

A beautiful traditional Christmas card.

I'm with you on the dishcloth but it's still under the plant pot at the moment. I too love tea towels, or anything kitchenie. I intend to make a patchwork cushion cover with tea cloths.


brenda said...

Another lovely seasonal card Maureen and the little girls dress matches the Christmas theme so beautifully.

Thanks so much for sharing your pretty card with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I love the poinsettia and the santa, the children look very interested in the Nativity.
Kevin xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous card there Mo. Very vintagey and Christmassy. Love the look of your Nativity scene. Maybe we could see some close ups before the Big Day!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful stamped image and a beautiful card! Glad you got your Nativity set up. You're way ahead of me!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Very pretty card! :)
We are in the process of setting up our decorations, too.
The tree is up, but nothing else. So there are boxes everywhere!

Pia S said...

What a lovely vintage style card - love the traditional Christmas feel with Santa and poinsettia - great work with the shadowing and glittering!

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful card. I love poinsettias...joann sassy raggedy

sandee said...

I had to smile at your comment about it being a card for a non-card making I have 3 of those kinds of cards sitting off to the side wondering who I can give them to who might not notice the mistakes? Glad I'm not the only one who thinks that way! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

linda said...

a beautiful christmas card and i love the stickles and layout! love the plaid dress dress too.

Jingle said...

Very pretty and the littles look adorable! :)

Stasa Lynn said...

Much luck to you my friend - not that you need it - your card is beautiful....

Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card i love all the stickles!

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful Christmas card and I love the pictures of the grandkids, made me feel good just looking at them, aren't wee ones pricless! You are so lucky to not only have them, but to have them near by!

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful card! I love the vintage images!

Jules said...

Hi Mo

What a gorgeous Christmas card. Lovely traditional colours and a gorgeous hint of sparkle .. .. just perfect!

Love the photographs of the children looking at the Nativity scene .. .. I bet they are all super excited about Christmas already and wishing the days away .. ..whereas we want them to slow down!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

pinky said...

Its a lovely bit of stamping too! Perfect traditional card. You little people are dressed up beautifully.

Sue said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog :) this card is adorable and oh my the children are so precious hugs hun xx

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful holiday card! You work with vintage pieces beautifully!

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Mo and love the poinsettia it looks great with the embellishments, lovely looking children too.
Hugs Linda

Darnell J Knauss said...

I've been through your last three posts, and you've made some incredible Christmas cards! Great use of lots of snippets!

I know exactly what you mean about a card turning into one for "a non-cardmaker!"

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card! I love your Nativity on your hutch and the children looking on to it.

Izzy Anderson said...

Gorgeous card and I love your nativity scene too!