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Friday, August 20, 2010

Christmas Rose and Candles

Well, I’m finally back to creating. I LOVE making Christmas projects and every year it seems that I wait too long to start. So, this year, I’m starting in the midst of a heat wave.

I’m finally getting around to using this fantastic digi stamp from Fred She Said. I got this image last year, but it was too close to the end of the year and I never got around to using it. This is my favorite style of card making so look out. There are lots more images that goes with this set. Maybe I’ll have another card finished by tomorrow night! *Ü*

The inspiration for this card came form a Sketch from Midnight Madness Sketch Blog.

I also used the paper piercing pattern on the corners of the green cardstock. The pattern for this came from Fred’s Fall Flowers and Paper Pricking Template.

I colored the image with Copic Markers and added a little glitz with stickles. The Big Brad gathering the ribbon is from the Mistletoe assortment from Close to my Heart.

Then hand stitching is done with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other Challenges with this card:
All Sorts - Paper Piercing
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - Use your favorite stamp or image.
Christmas Card Challenge - Use Border Punch
The Crafty Pad - Glitz and Glitter
Just Scraps - Anything Goes 
Kaboodles Doodles - Add a little Metal (BIG Brad)
Pollycraft - In Stitches
The Pink Elephant - Ribbon and Sparkle
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Christmas in August

13 comments:

Jill said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you next time. Jill

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Suzi said...

A wonderful Christmas card and a great image. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week with your lovely creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

Kirsten said...

Fabulous card..x

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs Kirsten...x

P.S Sorry this is late i had major computer problems yeserday.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Nancy - great to see you back crafting! What a gorgeous Christmas card - who wouldn't love to get a card like this! I love the image and your choice of Nestie is perfect! Great ribbon treatment too! Love this Nancy! Thanks for being part of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we love to see you.....and hope to see you next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Shirley said...

A gorgeous card, I do love the stitching and pricking. What a beautiful metal embellishment you have used. The pearls finish your card off so well.
Thank you for playing along with our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations in our forthcomimng challenges at Kaboodledoodles.

Shirley

Carol said...

Wow Nancy-I spotted this Fred She Said immediately in the MMSC gallery. What an awesome job you did with this glorious card. Your image and embellishments are fabulous. Great job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

**Farrah** said...

What a classy card! You've picked the perfect image, as the ribbon and metal clasp reflect it so well!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

pam124 said...

Nancy, did you ever take this sketch and run with it. My gosh, this is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL hol iday card. LOVE your image with the nesties, sponging, pearls, paper piercing, stitching and beautiful ribbon treatment. You can't ask for more than this!

Thanks SO MUCH for joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and we hope you can come share your talent with us again next week!

Hugs
pam
MMSC-GD

Cammy said...

Very pretty! The sketch is great and I love how you mimicked the die cut shape with the brad. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Nancy!
This is a lovely christmascard! Such a warming, beautiful image and you have used it so perfectly with the DP's and the ribbon. Very, very pretty!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madess Challenge. Your support is highly valued, and we hope to see you playing with us again real soon ;o)

Mvh
Gunn
MMSCDT

~*Joni said...

Nancy, first off, what a beautiful take on the sketch! It was like the layout was made for your card instead of the other way around. ;) I love this image, so classy and heart warming, it's the perfect image to start off your Christmas cards this year! Thank you so much for joining us in our Ribbons and Sparkles challenge at TPE this week!
~*Joni TPE DT

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Hello Nancy, wow I just love your Christmas card with that beautifully colored image and the fabulous details. Your stitching is a lovely addition and the pearls and pretty green brad add a touch of elegance. Perfect colors and trim. Beautifully put together.
Thanks so much for playing along with us and hope to see you again tomorrow!
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT