Saturday, November 30, 2013

Jingle Bells...Noel...Seasons Greetings

Hello  Everyone,
Sharing a Christmas card made with some of my favorite digital images. I wish I could say I came up with the ornament and design idea myself but I saw it done on Pinterest and tweaked it  giving it dimension and using what I had. The greenery is a die from Spellbinders/Foilage. The ornament digital image is called Christmas Bauble and was designed by Janlee available in the DigiStamps4Joy Store. The background called  Christmas Paper was created by Margy also from DigiStamps4Joy.
 I fell in love with the 'Christmas Bauble' because the design reminds me of zentangle/doodle art and the 'Christmas paper' has a lot of great sentiments tickling those enjoyable Christmas pastimes. I remember when my Son was about 5 years old I made him a Christmas stocking using the hook loop technique but what makes it even more special is my Dad did the stocking backing. I still have it and fill it for him when he comes over for Christmas and he is 34 years old...what can I say..he is my only child and still enjoys it...of course I fill one for his wife too.  I love playing Christmas songs like Noel and Silent Night filling the house with joyous Christmas spirit celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
John 1:1-4
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made: without him nothing was made that has been made. I him was life, and that life was the light of men.
On creating my card using the Christmas Paper I new I wanted to glitter it and dry emboss it with one of  Anna Griffin Holly Christmas folders. After fuzzy cutting the Christmas Bauble out I went ahead and used my embossing tools to give it dimension. I love the way it pops out of the card nicely adding the greenery and hemp string. I distressed the card edges with scissors and inked. I colored the bauble with Spectrum Noir.
As a Design Team Member of DigiStamps4Joy...I would also like to personally invite you to join in
the bi-weekly challenge#81 -Distressing. The Challenge runs from November 26 to December 11, 2013. Come on and join the fun....time to share and show off those distressing techniques.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Pattie's Creations #81 - Christmas Card
4 Crafty Chicks #170- {Christmas}
Charisma Cards #46 - Christmas
Here is the inside of the card
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Hugs


Sandra DeFalco said...

Antoinette - Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing in our "Christmas Card" Challenge #81!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Hello Antoinette, I have found you, I just wanted to say how much I love your card it is beautiful.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's

Janine said...

Gorgeous card, lovely glittery background and nice colours

Emma said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz for our Christmas Challenge xx

Lori Turner said...

Gorgeous Christmas card - I love the ornament and all that glitter! Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Tamie said...

I love the glitter over the words and the way you arranged the ornament on it! simply gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us for our Christmas Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Tracey said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!