Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Have a Merry Little Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate tomorrow. We have so much to be thankful for as we gather together to celebrate another year as a family and count our blessings. I am so thankful for my family and friends both here and Georgia and on the net!

Well, I went and did it with this card. The Mother of all die-cut and punches I So in all fairness-it is going to my Mother. I think I am going to do a 12 days of Christmas surprise for her and send her something every day starting 12 days before Christmas. I am going to bake her favorite cookies "Cream Wafers" for one of the days. She doesn't put up decorations so I am going to send her a little tree that I found-she will adore it as she can put it on her coffee table. I'm making a list of 12 packages to send. It will be so much fun she won't know what to

Back to my card. The inspiration for this came from the leftover paper I had lying on my table from my Christmas lantern card. It's the light brown paper you see in the background. I started cutting out snowflakes and distress inking them with Ranger Vintage Photo. The reindeer are a Tim Holtz die that I cut from cereal boxes, painted white, distressed the edges, painted with glitter glue, and sprinkled with Martha Stewart coarse clear glitter-twice. Yes, I glittered over glitter and it really made these reindeer sparkle. So now I will attempt to list all the dies I used on this card and supplies:

Spellbinders: For the focal point-Fleur de Lis Pendant, Scalloped Oval Nesties, Large Oval Nesties, Mega Fancy Tags 2, Foliage Shapabilities die
Sizzix: Tim Holtz Reindeer, Tim Holtz Snowflake On the Edge, Sizzix Architectural Accent Die
Martha Stewart Punches: Aspen Snowflake Punch Around the Page, Large Himalayan Snowflake, Medium Arctic Snowflake, Medium Branch Punch
Cuttlebug: Snowflake Embossing Folder
Other: Rangers Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Martha Stewart Course Crystal Glitter, Rangers Crackle Paint-Picket Fence, Diamond Dust Glitter, Diamond Stickles, Recollection Pearl Flourishes, Gold Mini Bells, White Plastic Snowflake from the $1 store, Recollection Pearls. Sentiment was from the Micheal's $1 bin, Sheer White Ribbon for the bow.

Well, I think I got everything. Thanks for stopping by today. I sure do appreciate it. Again Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family and friends and make lasting memories.

Challenges Entered
Cooking It Up with Katie: Recipe-Use a Punch, Add some Ink, Include some Embossing
Crafts and Me: Shabby Chic/Vintage
Repeat Impressions DCC1123 Designer’s Choice Challenge-Christmas Challenge with Snowflake
Inky Impressions - Make Your Own Embellishments (Mine are Snowflakes and Flowers)
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Tie One On
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas with Pearls or Vintage
Stamp-n-Doodle - It's Snowtime
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Christmas with Pearls
Forever Friends - Christmas is Coming (Must use and Animal)
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside
Pollycraft - Christmas Fun
Stamps R Us - Bling It On


Dr Sonia S V said...

Carol what an amazing creation. I love the unique colors on this card and all the!


Chrissy said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carol, and a gorgeous card to feast my eyes on...gorgeous work, just beautiful, and what a wonderful idea for your Mum, I'm sure she will be overwhelmed with happiness...


KarinsArtScrap said...

very elegant christmas card carol.

greetings karin

Georgina said...

A stunning card. Beautiful!

nwilliams6 said...

Carol! This is so pretty and it is fitting that it go to your Mother. I am so impressed with your 12 days of Christmas plan for your Mother. I should copy you and do the same, but I don't think I have enough energy. You need to send me your secret. You work like crazy and I can't even imagine you have the strength to do even a couple of the 42,000 things on this card - LOL! I am actually pretty sure there are 42,000 things on this card so I take back the LOL part. Hugz and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Kendra said...

This is gorgeous, and what a great idea for your mother! Thanks for joining us at The House That Stamps Built!

Marilyn Webb said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.

Marisa said...

A winter wonderland on a card. Your mom is going to love it. Blessings to you for sending her the 12 days of Christmas :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

Pinklady 68 said...

A beautiful card!! Lovely details and colors:-)

Hugs Laila.

Shirley said...

Absolutely lovely! The colors and the textures are wonderful!

Joey said...

WOW WOW WOW Carol this is amazing!!! the colour and detail is stunning, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Susan.... said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carol ! Us Brits dont celebrate this wonderful day,but l hope your day is very special ! x
What a fantastic card ! love all that glitter,it looks as special as the person its intended for ! I hope your mum enjoys all the other treats that you will be sending her !
Susan x

Sue said...

Wow this is stunning a real work of art Luv Sue x

Diane Louise J said...

Cute Christmas project. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS. Good luck in the challenge. Love Diane (DT) x

Shelby said...

What an absolutely beautiful and intricate card! I think all the different die cuts look amazing and I love how sparkly it all is!!! Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our Tie on One challenge.


Caroline D. said...

WOW! This is absolutely breathtaking! I love the vintage feel to it too.

XxJULESxX said...

wow stunning card!! thanks for sharing it with us at FF!

Mary J said...

Wow Carol, that is STUNNING! Thx for sharing with us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x

Karen Letchworth said...

This card is so elegant and beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the "Tie One On" Challenge at Penny's. Hope you'll join us again!
Karen - Design Team Member

NanaConnie said...

WOW! Incredible, Carol! Thanks for joining us this week at Cooking It Up with Katie. Good luck in the challenge and I hope you're going to play again soon.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Diamond Doll said...

Stunning card Carol.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me this week.
Trish (-:

Benzi said...

O.K., this is 'die city', Carol. How gorgeous it is and your mother is sure to love all the packages you are sending her. You are such a special daughter to her and I'm sure you thrill her heart.

Unknown said...

wow!!! Never saw anything like this. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Carol! HOpe you had a blessed THanksgiving. I was celebrating in North Carolina, so I was kind of close to you. LOL I waved, did you see me? ;)

A question: how do you glitter over glitter? What kind of adhesive - spray type?

Well in any case, WOW! Your mom will looooove this. Those reindeer seem like sugar cookies to me! And the idea of giving your mom a 12 days of Xmas group of gifts is so special. It'll be a holiday she'll always remember. You are a super thoughtful daughter, and friend. :)

Mina said...

oh wow Carol what a stunner of a creation, so glittery and magical, I love it...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge, I hope you will join in next months too
Mina xxx

Unknown said...

Wow what a Gorgeous card. The colors are vibrant and such a great Christmas design, It is obvious a lot of time went into this creation. Thank you for entering Stamp n doodle's Challenge. Looking forwarding to seeing more of your work. Cheers Lynne Stamp n doodle

Rosanne said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for linking it up to Little Red Wagon.