Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Miracle of Christmas

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week is a favorite of all: Anything Goes!  We'll expect to see lots of entries this week!  Here is my inspiration card:
I just got a package of new stamps in the mail this week and both the sentiment and the ribbon image were in it.  As you can see, I didn't waste any time inking them up!  Right now, the weather is far from Christmas-y, but maybe the theme and the nice icy, blue colors will help cool everything off.  Not that I want it to be cold!!  But it is the end of September (in New England) and the temps have been in the 80's with high humidity.  Definitely not Fall weather!

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Holly Ribbon" and "May the miracle . . ."
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics, A" rectangle and "Beaded rectangles"

Challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'--anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--use leaves (I have holly leaves in my image)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Crop Stop #32--anything goes (spellbinders dies)
ABC Christmas challenge--S is for Sketch
Word Art Wednesday #302--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Winter Wonderland--wrap it up (the ribbon reminds me of a package wrapping)
A Bit More Time To Craft #52--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #300--anything goes with snippets (the background paper on my card is actually 3 scrap pieces that I pieced together to look like a solid piece.  the seams are all behind the ribbons)
Incy Wincy Designs--unconventional Christmas (blue is not the usual Christmas color)
The Holly and Ivy #15--anything goes
Creative Inspirations #380--seasonal
Inspiration Destination #134--anything goes
Creative Fingers #137--anything goes
Cardz TV #14--anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #352--any holiday
Sketch Saturday #482--sketch

Simon Says Monday--heavy metal (I used a metal charm)

17 comments:

Donna said...

This is fabulous, like the colors and how the saying is your highlight, and that darling charm!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Heather this is a beautiful card!!! Love the colors and love that sentiment!!!
Hugs,
Jo

Glittered Paws said...

Love it - the colors sure has a feel of cooler weather to come.

joy said...

Your wonderful card has made me think about starting my Christmas cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Patti J said...

SO pretty! I would not have thought about using blue on this one - pure genius, and so pretty!

Marie said...

Lovely card with lovely design and colours. Thanks for joining us over at the Winter Wonderland this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Karen Knott said...

Love the gorgeous background paper on your card and lovely sentiment
Hugs Kaz xx

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Heather! Makes me look forward to Christmas and mysterious packages :)

Hugs

Di xx

Kath said...

A lovely card and great design. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
Kath x

Esther Asbury said...

Oooo, I love the blues of your pretty Christmas card! The sparkly ribbon adds just the right touch, and I love the little charm! So happy you linked up to Cropstop -- I hope I'll see even more of your creativity in the gallery this month!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftyhuzelnut's Patterned Paper, we hope to see you back again. Hugs Agnieszka chanya13

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Cheri said...

Wow! Heather, this is fabulous! I love that "package" design and how you showcased the sentiment and the border stamp is perfect. The coloring on the ribbon image is fantastic.

Barbara Schiassi said...

Wow love this bold blue!!! Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!Barbara

Patricia Alvarez said...

Very pretty card. I really like your layout and the detail of the charm. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

Ginny Maxam said...

This Card is really beautiful! Your detailing and layer are awesome. Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

Dot said...

Such a lovely christmas card, Heather.... beautiful details and a super take on the sketch. Glad you joined in our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hope to see you again soon.
Dorte x