Saturday, November 14, 2015

Holy Night

Well, here it is mid-November and I'm here with my mid-month inspiration for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.  You can enter any project as long as it is Christmas related and you still have two weeks to play along.  Here is my card:
I love this gorgeous poinsettia frame and had it all colored up before I really thought about what I was going to do with the rest of the card.  Kind of one of those "now what do I do" moments.  I fussy cut around the whole image and still wasn't sure what I was going to do for the background.  But then I thought about heat embossing with gold powder to match the gold on the flowers and ribbon, and I really like how it turned out with this music background.  Added a bit of red ribbon and colored some white pearls with my gold paint pen and voila! it's done!  I hope you will play along with us this month.  It's only a couple weeks until Christmas now!

Sparkles Christmas Challenge--Christmas decorations (poinsettias & ribbon)
Vintage Stamping Challenge #38--traditional Christmas
Cas-ual Fridays #145--precious metals (gold embossing powder and pearls)
Unicorn Challenge #3--Christmas is coming
Aud Sentiments #144--bingo (I used the diagonal row: embossing, stamp or digi, die cuts)
Lacy Sunshine #71--bingo (I used the row colored image, die cuts, digi)
Holly Jolly--ribbons & pearls
Fab n Funky #281--CAS
Addicted To Stamps #170--inspiration photo

Penny's Paper #253--use 3 of something (2 sets of 3 pearls)
Little Miss Muffet #124--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #337--Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #60--anything goes
Brown Sugar #172--no patterned paper
Jo's Scrap Shack #114--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #233--red & green must be seen
Wags 'n Whiskers #166--embossing

Stamps: Verve "Peace on Earth" sentiment; Floppy Latte Designs: Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet "Poinsettia Frame"; Hero Arts musical score background stamp
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13"


Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Wags N Whiskers, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jennifer Bradley said...

Stunning card Heather, love that background and thanks for sharing with us I. Our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. We would love to see you again. Jennifer DT member x

Cross Stitch Claire said...

That background is brilliant, love it! Thanks for playing again at Unicorn, Claire DT x

~ginny said...

Love the musical score embossed in gold and the beautifully done fussy cutting! Makes a wonderful design ! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our BINGO + Sentiment challenge!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
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Brenda said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the flash of the gold in the background! Thanks you so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

Rahmat said...

Gorgeous card love all the gold embossing on the background. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Jennifer Greco said...

So pretty! Love that embossed background and the fussy cutting was worth it on the flowers, awesome placement! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you for our next challenge too!
Jennifer, DT

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us @ CSAYL. Sue x

Kim Kutie said...

Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

Sandra H said...

This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at
Sparkles Christmas Challenge " Christmas Decorations” good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Hazel said...

Lovely inspiration for mid-month CHNC extra, Heather. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 255 - hope to see you again soon

Neva Zver said...

What a lovely card . Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge.Neva

Lo Scatolone di Dodò said...

Nice card! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week!
Good luck!
Giada DT

Karen McCaughern said...

Beautiful card thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen Xxx

Claire said...

The musical background is so elegant..perfect for Christmas and I love those pretty poinsettias! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Shona Chambers said...

That gold embossed background is simply stunning and is a perfect backdrop for your floral frame, which you've coloured beautifully. A gorgeous Christmas card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

Shelly said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Helen said...

Lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.
Hugs Helen P (DT) x