Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Peace on Earth ....

... Hi everyone - it's been a busy couple of days, but I'm back this afternoon with a Christmas card for a few challenges:

Peace on Earth - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Folk Art Christmas Additions, Alpine Christmas
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Dies: Spellbinders - Lacey Circles (S4-293) #3, Circles Sm (S4-116) #4
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Sahara Sand; SU DP - Soft Suede; SU/Sizzix EF - Northern Flurry; SU Marker - Pear Pizzazz

I used the sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday - SS#286 which I turned on its side.  I used the theme of a CAS Christmas card with a bird from this week's Less is More challenge - LIM147.  I decided that the theme called for soft, subtle colours so I used the colours from this week's Merry Monday challenge - MM#85 to create a white/ivory card with the sentiment and accents in kraft.


I really like the Northern Flurry embossing folder, but the embossed image was the wrong side of the card, so I used the debossed side - works really well too.  I cut a lacy mat in Soft Suede design paper and on the white circle I stamped the sentiment.  I stamped the bird onto some scrap paper and carefully cut it out.  I don't like white edges on cut out shapes, so I edged the image with Sahara Sand.  There is a tiny bit of green on the card - the leaves didn't look right in kraft!  On the inside I cut a mat layer in kraft and stamped a verse on the white panel.

Peace on Earth inside - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

One of the things that I've been busy doing over the last couple of days is writing and posting - yes, really - posting, my Christmas cards.  Being on the Design Team of 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and playing along with several Christmas card challenges have been a great help this year - I not only made all my cards in plenty of time, but I'm actually getting a head start on next year's cards!!

My post on Sunday gave a quick review of The Day of the Doctor - and you know from the post that we watched the show twice on Saturday.  But that wasn't enough for us!  Oh no!  We went to the cinema last night to see the show in 3D and on the big screen.  It was BRILLIANT!  It was so much fun watching the show with other fans - many of whom had come in costume.  The Americans seem to love the show as much as us Brits.  On the way out we spotted a Dalek - you should have heard the squeals when it moved :)  We were at the early showing which was packed, and as we left we saw the queue for the late showing - it was huge.

Anyway, that's all for now.  I'm off to get some housework stuff done.  Do drop by later for my Addicted to Stamps and More! post.  See you then.

15 comments:

Maja said...

It's beautiful!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely classy card Deborah love your colours

Anne

Buffy said...

Oh Debs, what a gorgeous card. I love the little dove. The embossing gives it lovely depth.
Buf x

Chrissie said...

What a lovely plump dove, it's a fab card Deborah!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Beverley said...

Beautiful & elegant. Love the embossed snowflakes. Hugs Bev x

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Deborah! Great idea to use the debossed side of the background piece so it would be on the right side! Love that plump little bird! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Jen said...

just so sweet

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Renee said...

Simply beautiful!
I love the dove in kraft and white! :)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...
and be safe on Black Friday! :)

Sue said...

Beautiful card, Deborah. The dove stamp is so pretty and looks great in those colours.

Fat Dormouse said...

I think this is a truly lovely card.

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card Deborah, I love the background texture.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Niki Rowland said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossed background! Thanks for joining in with Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Really lovely Deborah - the debossed panel works perfectly with this.

Karen D said...

Deborah I love the reverse embossing and the cute wee bird. A very sweet card. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Lesley Croghan said...

Lovely card and the debossed snowflake. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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