Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Christmas Blessings

Hello everyone!  I want to thank those of you who recently joined me on the sidebar.  :)  So good to have you here!

My friend Lesley runs a Christmas challenge called Merry Mondays.  I don't get the chance to play as often as I'd like, but had some time to work on this week's sketch:


She usually keeps her sketches pretty simple, which is good news for me.  I like simple.


I broke out a pack of My Mind's Eye Be Merry papers, bought on clearance at the end of the season at my craft store.  The two patterns you see here came from this pack. 

The large snowflake accent came just as you see it, except for the Liquid Pearls I added.  It's from Girls' Paperie Tinsel and Twig collection. 


See the Postage Stamp punch?  That's new to me, bought on clearance recently when my mom was visiting.  It was $4.00!  I fitted it with some pearls, of course.


The gingham ribbon is a steal at 40 cents a yard from Creative Impressions.  In case you're in the market for gingham.  ;-)

The sentiments come from two different Verve sets.  I needed something extra to fill the empty space, so filled it in with bits of snowflakes, too.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  See you tomorrow with a new Play Date Cafe card.  Hint: bright colors comin' your way!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Christmas Blessings, Glad Tidings - Verve
Paper: white - PTI; Real Red, Buckaroo Blue - SU; Be Merry - My Mind's Eye
Ink: Chestnut Roan - Clearsnap; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: khaki/white gingham - Creative Impressions
Other: snowflake accent - Girls' Paperie; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; pearls; Postage Stamp, Scallop Diamond border punches - EK Success
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19 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

I have been wanting to play along in Lesley's challenge, but I can't seem to find time to complete a thought let alone half the cards I intend to start.

You're card is gorgeous and so happy you were able to squeeze time in to play! I love that tinsel!!! Funtabulous!

Donna Bowman said...

Very nice Christmas card Colleen - love the snowflake with the tinsel! I'm going to go to that blog and try to play when I get a chance. I really wanted to stay on top of Christmas cards during the year, but I've slacked off!

I've made 2 for the PC call, but I really wanted to give them at least 20 to reject this time LOL!! Maybe I'll get inspired over the weekend.

Arnoldo said...

I love shopping in the clearance aisle of art & craft stores. Sometimes I don't use the stuff right away, but eventually I do. You did an excellent job combining all your great finds. Blessings!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card! Love that sketch~

Marisa said...

Way to flash some Verve, Colleen :) Great take on the sketch. Love the layered snowflake.

Maria said...

Oh my, Colleen! What a lovely Christmas card! So much interest with different items and all placed so lovely! Gorgeous paper and stunning snowflake! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Benzi said...

Oh, come Novemeber, how I'll wish I had started early on Christmas cards. Yours is really pretty and I love that big snowflake and the tinsel finished it off perfectly.

Linda R said...

Such a pretty Christmas card. I always say I am going to start early. But never seem to get around to it..

Hugs, Linda

Bonnie said...

Oh, Colleen, I love that dazzling snowflake! Isn't tinsel fun?! Just perfect for this sketch.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely fabulous, Colleen! I love the mix of patterns!

Annette said...

Beautiful Christmas card...

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love the tinsel on the snowflake.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! Col--this is SOOOOO amazing! I LOVE that little sparkle tinsel! LOVE the papers--and I LOVE your pearls! BEAUTIFULLY done!!!

Lesley said...

Hi Colleen,
What a wonderful Christmas card you have created! That tinsel is fabulous! So happy you could join in this week!!!
Hugs!
Lesley

LeAnne said...

Stunning card, Colleen! I have some of that paper too....hoarding it, of course! Your embellishments are so pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful card ... Love those papers and the tinsel embellishment.

Shirley said...

Hey, I was just thinking of starting my Christmas cards for this year and your beautiful card really put me in the mood!! Love your snowflake embellishment and the sentiment too!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Colleen, this is SO GORGEOUS! Love all the little details, too! Thanks so much for playing at Merry Monday!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful card, Colleen...the soft, sponged edges and wonderful sentiments make this card so heart warming!

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