Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Card Time! --- Joy To The World

Happy Weekend!

I, for one, am shocked at how fast the day is flying by! As always. We have a rare weekend with all 4 of us at home and sometimes we don't even know what to do with ourselves. :) I think the kids and Big Daddy are going to start the Christmas Decorating outside work. We have a nice warm day and he's off work, so get it going! They absolutely love it, of course. So they are excited. I might have to be nice and help but I usually don't! ha! Not my territory! They have a thing going and I don't want to mess it up. ; )

I'm sharing a card I made yesterday with inspiration from all the Christmas themes and the sketch over at the Fusion Challenge.

I also love this inspiration photo from over at Just Us Girls Challenge:

Here is my card using PTI's O' Tannenbaum and the inspiration that abounds for us right now during this, the most wonderful time of the year. Ha!   8-)  Nerd smiley!

I stamped the tree and all it's trimmings using my O' Tannenbaum set then punched a circle in lightweight cardstock big enough to fit around the tree. I then tacked it down with temporary adhesive and sponged around the circle working from outside to inside to create the "faded" focal circle. I used Whisper CTMH ink (a good light gray). I then layered a trimmed down piece of CTMH Silver Shimmer Trim (it's original thickness cover up too much of my pretty tree!). Then die cut a star from my Silhouette before stamping 'Joy' on it and adhering it over a scrap piece of burlap paper that was laying on my desk. (It needed a little something.) I stamped "to the world" from my Wet Paint Holiday set, also from PTI. Everything is layered onto a Simply Chartreuse card base, the same colors used to stamp the tree and make the star - tie it all together. 8-)
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!
God Bless,

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  1. Super fun tree and card layout - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  2. Clean, simple and fabulous! I love the sparkle ribbon! I adore how you used the sketch and the colors. Thank you so much for sharing your marvelous inspiration with us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks Sparkle Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  3. Beautiful card! Love your interpretation of the sketch and photo!

  4. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  5. Wow - talk about taking my breath away!! This is incredible, beautiful and just all around gorgeous!! Such a lovely design and I love the ribbon and the sequins and the way the fonts are different on the sentiment!!! All just stacks up to make a really great card!! Love it!!!

  6. Love this card! what great sponging around the tree and the pretty sparkly strip - thanks so much for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

  7. This is so pretty Mandy! I love the way you framed that beautiful tree! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  8. I have just got to do some of these cards with the inked circle to focus the image! I love your card inspired by the photo!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  9. Beautiful card, Mandy!
    Just plain beautiful!

  10. great job with the design! I love that tree! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  11. Perfection for the JUGS challenge, LOVELY!!! --LOVE it for FUSION too!!

    Thanks for joining us at FUSION, such an amazing card and I sure hope you join us again, it is a true pleasure to drop by!!!!


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