Sunday, 30 September 2018

Christmas Card Club - Camels, Turkey or Sheep

Rachel at Fischer's Cards and Crafts blog chose this fortnights theme and I picked Camels for my card. A quick look through my stamps turned up these Three Kings on their way to Bethlehem. I am not sure if this is NBUS. I do not remember using this Inkadinkado stamp before, but it is marked 2004 so perhaps I am wrong as that is a long time ago! I stamped it in Momento Rich Cocoa.

The background DP is Chatterbox two sided Light Snowfall. It was the perfect shade of blue to go with the aqua mirri card mat. I stamped the image on ivory Bazzil 110 pound paper and used a Sizzix stitched die for the image and the mirri mat.

The hills are made with snippets of  kraft stripey textured paper, from an 8x8 DP pad I bought at the last paper craft garage sale. The cover was missing from this pad so I do not know the manufacturer. I wiped a generous amount of that Momento Rich Cocoa  all around the edges, and let the ink edge up onto the hills themselves.


I used a snippet of kraft  paper for the Spellbinders die I used  behind the top portion of the image., It reminded me of Moorish windows.  I decided to go with that Eastern feeling.

The Merry Christmas Sentiment is from Make An Impression 1994. Now that is old!

There is one imported item on my card. It was imported by me! It is the golden diamond bling on the North Star! I bought it in Inverness at The Works!

It is always nice to make a religious card, hope you enjoyed it too.

If you would like to join our fortnightly club, drop me an email. We each take a turn picking the themes and if you want to view the other members cards, just click on the list on my right sidebar.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.


22 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

great colour combo and love your sand dunes with kraft cards stock. :)

MaryH said...

This is so pretty, and yet has a nice warmth with the rustic colors along with the jewel and softer colors of the teal shades you've added. It's a lovely image, and I really like the design layout too! TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Beautiful card, Maureen! That die is perfect for the background!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Very beautiful card, it has really a Moroccan feel! Love how you made the hills and the trellis borders!!

LesleyG said...

What a lovely card, sets a real scene with your moorish die and the dunes xxx

LesleyG said...

What a lovely card, sets a real scene with your moorish die and the dunes xxx

dutchess said...

That’s a beautiful image Maureen....looks great in the brown and teal....the sand dunes and the super die cut behind....lovely design....xxxxx

Chris said...

Beautiful card Maureen, love the blue and kraft together and it's a fabulous stamp.
Chris
x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a gorgeous Chtristmas card. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Carol L said...

The details you added to this card are wonderful! I love the mirri card with all the stitching, and those mounds of sand are fabulous! Well done on this great card!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a beautiful card Maureen! I love the colors you used on this one and I love your image. The die cut you used on the background is so beautiful and works so well, giving that feel of the Mid East. Love this one! Hugs, Brenda

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful Christmas card design and I love the camels stamp used on it. Great accents used for the card as well as awesome colors.

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Maureen, love the kraft card and the colours you've chosen go perfectly. Super scene and yes the camels are super. Love the die in the background and your paper too.
Yes the cathedral is the same one as you visited, it never ceases to amaze me how small our world is, and I so regret not knowing you were here, but that's life, take care Kate x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Maureen, a lovely image and I love the Kraft and blue together.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mrs A. said...

Lovely card and so well laid out. The image looks lovely and the addition of the sparkly star just finishes it nicely. Hugs Mrs A.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Christmas card, what a great image.
luv
Debby

Gibmiss said...

Love your card Mo... a fabulous image....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card love the image and the layout too! x

Pia S said...

I like how you made the background to fit in with the image, it looks like sand dunes and a blue sky. Beautiful!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, Maureen! I love sentiments that are vertical like that. You don't see very many of those. Great use of your snippets! Have a wonderful week!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the way you showcase the image!! The design is fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
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