a few more days before Christmas!!The
gifts have been bought but I am still working on the wrapping, along with
cleaning and baking.I finally finished
my Christmas cards and they are in the mail.Between the problem I had with my tooth and then coming down with a
virus that laid me up for a week, I still have a lot to do before the family
thought I would show you some of the cards I made this year to send to friends
and family.Because I have to make so
many cards for Christmas, they are usually a little more simple than most of my
first card is probably the simplest card I made all year.It took all I had to keep it this way, though
I love the look.I used ine of Sparkle NSprinkle’s new digital images, designed by Beccy Muir, called Candy Canes.I colored it with markers and added a simple
sentiment, Season Greetings, stamped in red.A little layering and it is finished!!
used the Candy Canes digital image for this card, too.It is colored with markers, die cut with a
Spellbinders’ Classic Ovals die, and layered on a red Lacey Oval die.I embossed the background with an embossing
folder that coordinated with the candy cane theme.I added the story of the candy cane inside
last card uses another new digital image, Joy, also designed by Beccy Muir. I increased the size so it fit the length of
the card.After coloring it with
markers, I layered it on green and added it to the bottom of a red layer on a
white card base.I used a glue pen to
add gold velvet glitter to the ribbon and the centers of the flowers.Along the top of the card I added a die cut
holly border with just a touch of red velvet glitter added to the center of the
you have a very Merry Christmas and experience true joy as we celebrate the
birth of Christ.
cards are entered in the following challenges:
has been very busy around here.This
week was my Stamp Club party, my Sunday School party, and my husband’s Car Club
party.One of my daughters also came
home to visit, though we spent most of our time together in my craft room where
she worked hard to complete projects for her college finals.I finished up a sweet Christmas card, using
one of my favorite products - vellum.
background was created by using a poinsettia embossing folder on heavy.The image is Snow Goddess, embossed in gold
on vellum and colored with markers. I
cut her out with a die cut and layered her on white cardstock cut out with one
of the new Nesting Doily Square Dies that Sparkle N Sprinkle is now carrying.I can never have too many dies.Make sure you check here to see more new
December has arrived way too soon.I
missed out on the last week of November due to a tooth problem.I feel like I have been in a fog due to all
the pain meds.Feeling a bit better
today but I sure will be happy when I can eat solids again without being very
careful how I chew.Grrrr!!
about me.With the beginning of a new
month we also have a new challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog.But first let’s reveal the winner
of the November Sketch Challenge.The
winner is ……Verna Angerhofer.Congratulations!!Head back to the Challenge Blog for details
how to collect your prize.
month we have another sketch challenge.This
means half the work is already done since you already have your layout!!
sketch is simple but has so many possibilities.Let’s see what you can create!!Post a link to your card at the SNS Creative Challenges Blog before December 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET and you might be the December winner.
is a card to get you inspired.I used
Frosted Carmine and Black Suede Velvet Glitter on sticker paper to create this
Go to our
Tips and Techniques here to see the Masking on Velvet Glitter Technique and
here to see the new Dry Embossing on Velvet Glitter Technique.The image is Bamboo Floral Vase, combined
with the Feel Better Soon sentiment, and layered on this sparkling background. Find the details of this card in the SNS gallery here.
check out what my other fellow designers have created with this sketch at the