Saturday, 31 May 2014

Christmas Card Club - Nativity Scene Card 50

It is Sue J at  Olliesmam 's turn to choose the theme for our Christmas Card Club.  Sue chose Nativity Cards as our theme this fortnight. This is a great theme for me as I like to make a religious themed card that captures the true spirit of Christmas.  So thanks for this great challenge, Sue! If you would like to check out the other girl's cards, the links are on my right sidebar.

My mojo was a wee bit I took my inspiration from this card on Taylored Expressions blog.
I did not have that exact ribbon on hand and remember that I have not been purchasing I used what I had on hand. This was a very enjoyable card to make as I think it captures the true meaning of Christmas! Thanks again Sue J for the wonderful theme this fortnight.

Here is my take on the pinterest card...

I am skipping this card number ahead of my other finished cards posts as I wanted to be able to share with you that this in my 50th card! 50 cards without purchasing any consumables was quite easy to do. I even went to the scrapbook shops a few times...bought a couple of dies and a stamp for a friend. I did purchase my exceptions... Sook Wang tape and the heavy weight paper that I usually cut my cards from. I managed to get both for 40% off so that was a bonus.

I did not actually use much of that paper as I decided to try and make an effort to use the precut, folded card sets that I have on hand. They are thinner and flimsier, but that does allow some leeway for adding embellishments and still getting the card through the regular mail slot! Once I use these thinner cards up, I will switch back to cutting my own cards as I sure like the look and feel of the heavier weight paper!

I am going to come out of the freezer tomorrow for one day. It is the scrapbook store's garage sale. Bargains abound at these sales and I plan to shop there tomorrow. The shop itself has 25% off everything in the store for the day. I plan to purchase some Memory Box dies and perhaps a new style Spellbinders set. Then I am placing myself right back in the freezer until I make 50 more paper projects! Stay tuned to this blog for my next 29 posts and you will have seen all of this first 50!!!

****************This is card #50 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************

Card Base and Envelope - from my stash
Card Stock - snippets of Kraft and white
Stamp - Stampendous, manger
Ribbon - twill ribbon from stash
Twine - snippet of jute twine

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - must be Christmas
3. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - must be Christmas
4. Two Peas In A Bucket - Christmas in June - must be Christmas
5. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas


Liz said...

My style of Christmas card too!! Lovely, well done.

Christine Harrop said...

This is a super card Maureen. Like you I really love to use Nativity scenes of some description since this is what the season is truly about. Hugs Christine xx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Maureen Hugs Rita xx

Mrs A. said...

I like your ribbon embellishment and congratulations on making it to 50/50. Here's to the next 50 cards.Have fun in the sale! Hugs Mrs a.

Sue said...

Stunning card Mo!! I love it I have started saving my pennies for Nov and another meet up with the girls at the NEC in Birmingham have been so good!! at not buying anything lol huggles and hope you are all well Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

dutchess said...

you frugal girl well done...Iam trying so hard not to buy anything too...mine wasa free download and the rest from my crafty stash!....well done xxxx

jimlynn said...

These are totally gorgeous! So peaceful and serene and beautiful!
Have fun on a great big shopping trip!

Bonnie said...

I'm impressed, Maureen! I gave up buying for Lent this year. As soon as Easter came though, I put in a big order for all the things I'd been wanting. Not sure that really counts! You certainly didn't need to buy anything for this card! It's prettier than the original!

Lizzie said...

This is gorgeous! Hugs Liz xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Beautiful cards!

Warm hugs

Zoe Tant said...

Perfect for the challenge set Maureen and I love your take on your inspiration. Have a great week. Zx

Planetsusie said...

I am truly amazed at your will-power Maureen - if I had some I would be sooooooo skinny!!! LOL. Love the card that you have made, it totally fits the theme for this fortnight. I like your ribbon, especially with the little bit of red on there as well as the gemstones. Wonderful.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Truly wonderful Nativity scene Mo, superb design.
lorraine x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, I love your gem star and the black and white ribbon looks great.

MaryH said...

Hi Maureen, sorry to have been MIA for a while, but hopefully I'm back more often now. I love your interpretation of your inspiration card (like yours much better in fact). I'm impressed at your discipline with using your 'stash', and need to do that very thing myself. You have turned your stash into one super card, that I think really reflects what we ought to keep in mind - especially at Christmas. Loved your ribbon trim, and that jeweled star was a marvelous embellishment. Well done and have fun at your garage sale. I haven't forgotten about the truck...just Life getting me behind. Will get that handled soon. TFS & Hugs

Tracy said...

Great card, I like the sparkle on the star.
Good for you for staying frozen from scrapbooking goodies and using up some of what you have :)
Enjoy your shopping fun :)

Greta said...

I have that stamp & I'm pinning this wonderful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Maureen
Fabulous card.... Love the ribbon ... Stunning card....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous traditional Christmas card.

Carol L said...

I love your take on the inspiration card, and I think it looks perfect with the supplies you used! Have fun at the garage sale :)

Pia S said...

Congrats on achieving your goal of making 50 cards without buying any new stuff! Off to the stores you can go!
What a wonderful CASE, i love silhouette images of every kind and the ribbon is decorative and beautifully arranged.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wonderful take on the card Maureen. Now I am lost have you done 50 and starting another 50??? Susan xx

SARN said...

This is a lovely traditional style Christmas card Mo.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Hettie said...

This is just lovely Mo. I do like yours so much.

Di said...

This is gorgeous Mo, whisper, I prefer yours!! Love the red and kraft together too.

Gosh you're doing brilliantly with your buying ban - I gather it's only consumables if you're buying dies? Well done girl! 5O cards, impressive stuff!!

Hugs, Di xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful card for Sue's CCC challenge - and thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for June x

rachel said...

two wonderful cards - sorry its taken me so long to get here - big hugs rachel x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x