Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas bright .....

....  Good afternoon all!  Winter has arrived in the US big time!  So many places have had huge amounts of snow, and, as a consequence, there have been quite a few accidents too.  Here in Northville, while it is extremely cold - still below freezing - we only had a light snowfall and the roads here aren't too bad.  I did go out this morning to get some air in my tyres, some petrol in the tank and a bit of shopping too.  Glad I don't have to go out again today.

I've managed to get a little time in my craft room to make another Christmas card.  Yes, I know I said that I'd made them all and that I was done for the year, but apparently I can't count!!!

Joy - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Delightful Decorations, Sassy Salutations
Inks: SU - Crushed Curry, Gumball Green
Dies: Spellbinders - Pinked Circles Lg (S4-172) #4
Accessories: SU Card - Real Red, Gumball Green; Cuttlebug EF - Christmas Countdown; Perfect Pearls; SU Punch - Christmas Decoration (discontinued)

I used a few challenges in the making of this card:

I have an embossing folder entitled Christmas Countdown so I decided to use it to emboss the red panel.  Once embossed I rubbed the green pad over the top to bring up the numbers.  I cut a panel of green card and adhered it to the card.  I die cut a circle which I embossed using the same folder and I finished the front of the card with a simple and bold Christmas ornament.  For the inside I cut a mat layer of red and on the white panel I stamped a couple more ornaments and a bold sentiment.

Joy inside - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

That's all for today - I'm going to make good use of the time indoors and get that big pile of ironing done.  It never seems to get any smaller!!!  See you tomorrow.  Be safe.

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8 comments:

Stacey Schafer said...

beautiful cards! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the ornaments inside and out and LOVE your blog photo with the stars!

Jackie said...

OMG what a lot of your superb cards I have missed, just trying to catch up once again :o)
Jackie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah ...don't envy you the snow take care when you go out

Anne

Patricia Hays said...

Great use of the bright, cheery colors and the sketch! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches.

karen h said...

Wonderful card - great use of the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Louise van Vuren said...

Well done you on combining three challenges. I know what you mean about Christmas cards- I seem to be making loads at this last minute! What a bright ornament! Love the striking backing too. Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge at CC&S

Louise xx

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is a beautiful, colourful Christmas card Deborah!
Thanks for joining us at CAS- Colours and Sketches this week! :)
Lizy xx

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