Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A visit from St Nicholas ....

....  Hi!  It's a gorgeous day here - the sun is shining, there are blue skies and Obama is still President - all is well with the world!!  We had a good evening watching the results come in last night - early on both sides seemed really positive, but by midnight it was pretty obvious that Obama had won.  I know we couldn't vote, but we do enjoy a good election.

I have a traditional Christmas card for you today.  I've used two challenges to make it, but it also works for our traditional theme over at St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.



Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Twas the Night Before Christmas, Vintage Ornaments, Nordic Winter
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Spellbinders: Beaded Ovals (S4-294) # 4, Ovals Sm (S4-112) # 5
Accessories:  SU Card - Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple; SU Ribbon - Gumball Green; Card and gems from stash



I made my own background for the base of the card, I simply stamped this border in Gumball Green (I like the new SU ink pads - very juicy and give great coverage).  I stamped the St Nick poem in green and layered onto raspberry ripple card; I added a very subtle candle holder in the top corner.  I used my Spellbinder dies to cut the beaded oval and white mat.  I stamped the bauble in green and added a sweet bow in the matching ribbon, which I also added to the card base.  I finished off with some crystal gems! 

I decorated the inside of the card too - I used green and white to make the layers.  I stamped the second impression of the poem and added Santa and his sleigh (3rd impression) and a cute mouse.

I really like these new colours from Stampin' Up! - absolutely perfect for traditional green and red cards for Christmas.  Bye for now - off to sort out the laundry!!!

10 comments:

Chrissy D said...

What a great Christmas card! Thank you for joining us in the Sweet Stop Sketch! We hope you will join us again this week!

Karen Day said...

I love that you used the poem for a background, Deborah! And your subtle stamped touches are a great addition. Glad you could join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

Ceal said...

Love how you used the Night before Christmas poem as your background! beautiful card
thanks for joining us this week at The Sweet Stop!

Vickie Z said...

Love the poem with ornament on top!! Santa's coming soon! Now, I just need to start getting ready!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Deb. Love the pretty ornament with the rhinestones... that poem is great stamped on the background. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

kingstonmama said...

This is pretty, Deborah. I love that ornament and the bling and ribbon are perfect finishing touches. It looks great against the background you created. That green is a fab color, too. :) ann y.

Jackie said...

A beautiful card, green is my favourite colour :o)
Jackie xx

Erna Logtenberg said...

very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Maria said...

What a fab idea to have St. Nick poem all on decorative card...love it!!!

Vicki B. said...

So sweet, love that pretty ornament stamp!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Dynamic Duos

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