Thursday, 28 February 2013

Christmas stocking .....

... Hello again - I managed to get into my craft room again yesterday afternoon.  Kathryn went over to a friend's house, so I had some time to play.  I decided to make a card for this week's 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - 52CCT08-13 challenge.  The challenge this week is to use some felt on the card.  Now I have to admit that I was having a few problems with the challenge, but, after a search through my stash, I came across some cute felt embellishments.  Here's my card:


Stamps: My Favourite Things - Stitched Stockings; Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Gumball Green
Dies: Spellbinders - Fleur de Lis Squares (S4-318) # 2 and 4, Squares Lg (S4-126) #6
Accessories:  SU Card - Real Red; Gold linen texture card, white lustre card and felt stocking from stash



I had two little felt Christmas stockings and one elf body - no head, just a body!  I decided to go with the stocking ;)  I stamped a background using a couple of  stitched stockings images and a few of the tiny stamps in that set.  I used my favourite ornate square dies to cut a couple of mats from some gold linen texture card and a plain white layer onto which I stamped a greeting all the way round.  I used my Fiskars stamp press to get the sentiments in exactly the right place.  I finished the front by adhering the felt stocking to the small ornate square and attached it to the card. On the inside I cut a couple of mat layers, one in red and one in white onto which I stamped the sentiment and border. 


I think I'm going to make another card today using the other felt stocking!

I'm up silly early again - I don't know why I'm getting up so early, but at least I can make use of the time.  That's all for now.  Have a good day!



10 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely bright Christmas card Deborah and love your little stocking looks good on the gold

Anne

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love a woman who can keep Christmas going all year long, just like you. This is a fun and fabulous design. Such a sweet little stocking...and the beats and wire for the holly...brilliant!

Anne-Elise said...

What a great Christmas card, Deborah! Love the felt stocking and the die cut! Hugs

Vickie Z said...

Adorable Christmas card!! Love those stamps....haven't even used mine yet!! Hope you not still digging out of the snow!! Hmmmm.....wonder where that elf head went!?!?

Ruth M said...

I love that sweet stocking embellishment Deborah and you've showcased it beautifully! That linen textured gold card adds such a touch of luxury to your fab card!
Thanks so much for taking part in our challenge at 52 {C}CT this week and see you very soon! Ruth x

Mynnette said...

Absolute gorgeousness! Love the gold paper detail and I love your sweet stocking! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! ;)

Danielle Vincent said...

Hmmm an elf with no head or a stocking... well, I'd say you made a good choice with the stocking, but it might have been funny to see what you did with the body :o) This is an awesome card Deborah - I love the stamped stockings that coordinate so well with the lovely felt stocking. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at 52CCT!

Kim Heggins said...

Just simply adorable! I love that paper and your little stocking in the center, just so sweet.

Louise van Vuren said...

Love all those little Christmas stockings! Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with our felt challenge at 52CCT this week

Louise xx

Asha said...

This is fab card, Deborah! And congrats on your DT appointment. Right up your alley. Such a well-deserved honour, so very happy and thrilled for you!
xxx Asha
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