Wednesday 16 December 2015

Christmas Wishes ....

... Good Morning!  We had a really wonderful evening last night.  It was the first night of the Christmas Choir concerts at Northville High School.  The choirs at the school are superb.  Kat and a group of her friends had a small ensemble bit during Joy to the World, so proud of her.  The Chorale Choir, made up more advanced singers, sang "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" as they walked into the concert hall - it was magnificent.  I am now totally in the spirit of Christmas - spent all day yesterday listening to Christmas music and making more Christmas cards.  The ones I make now will be for next year's stash!!  Here's the one I made:

Christmas Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Oven Fresh Gingerbread Joy, Tis the Season; Stampin' Up! - Endless Wishes
Inks: Memento - Lady Bug, Pear Tart; Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Waltzingmouse - Gingerbread Family
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - Gingerbread; Crafter's Companion EF - Star; Clear Embossing Powder

I'm submitting this card to a few challenges:

When I saw that the Merry Monday theme was baking I knew that I wanted to use my little gingerbread stamps.  The colours at Colour Q are just perfect for a festive look.  I stamped three gingerbread kids in Versmark on kraft card and heat embossed them with clear powder, and then  I stamped two red and two green gingerbread kids.  I cut them all out with the coordinating dies.  In my stash I found the perfect design paper - Gingerbread, by Kaisercraft - and used a piece that reminded me of icing on gingerbread to cover the bottom of the card.  I cut a panel of white card, stamped the sentiment and then embossed it for more detail.  I finished the front by adhering the gingerbread kids.  On the inside I used another piece of design paper for the mat layer and on the white panel added a Christmas greeting, along with a couple more gingerbread kids!

Christmas Wishes inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsChristmas Wishes sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

On Facebook I've seen photo that my friends and family have posted of their wonderful Christmas trees.  We don't have ours up yet, so I think today I'm going into the basement to find the tree and all the decorations and make our house look festive too!  That's all for now.  See you tomorrow.



Linda said...

Deborah, this is so adorable. Love the embossing and the paper is perfect. So sweet... Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Marianne said...

Cute little gingerbread girls and boys. Wouldn't be Christmas without them!

Notes by Nina said...

Very cute, I love your little row of darling gingerbread peeps. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Jane said...

What a fabulous way to use the sketch! And your little gingerbread people are so darn cute. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

laurie said...

So cute! What a sweet card Deborah!

Buffy said...

Wonderful card, this WMS stamp is one of my favourites. You have composed it so beautifully Debs.
Buffy x

Patricia Hays said...

What a cute way to use the gingerbread people - they work perfectly in that sketch! :) Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S.

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