Thursday, 19 April 2012

Christmas song

Night shifts finished and now back to crafting, can't believe how much I missed it. This blogging sure gets under your skin. Decided to start out with a Christmas card - the idea came from Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - "Lets have a sing song"  I had just the stamp for this and so I spent this afternoon in my craft room and this is what I came up with.
This Stamp is from www.circadesign.co.uk . I coloured the image with my whisper stroke pens and then distressed the edges using a brilliance ink - galaxy gold. Next I made a bow using gold and green ribbon from my stash and some bakers twine from We R Memory Keepers.
I then stamped the verse "Away in a Manger" and used an old faithful corner punch for effect. I again used the gold ink around the edges of the verse and added some small pearls to the corners.
 
I covered my card blank with a beautiful paper from Forever Friends  - A Christmas Tale. The stars on it go so well with the image. I backed the image with some gold paper and use two metal gold brads to help fix it. I used some green and red accent beads down the right of the image and added a contrasting flower made using my petal pairs flower punch. The verse was mounted on gold magic fibers - they reminded me of the hay in the manger. I finished the card by adding the green and gold bow and a metal gold star to the top of the stable. I love Christmas cards using traditional colours - reds greens and golds xx.

13 comments:

Helen said...

Aww, that's cute. Lovely card Sue. Looking forward to our shopping trip in the morning :)

Hazel said...

Perfect card for my CHNC challenge 68 - thanks for joining in - hope to see you again soon. x

Samantha said...

Great card, love the image and great to see you playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge hugs Samantha :0)

Candace said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

* Shaz * said...

Lovely card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sparkles Christmas for our " Colour me Happy " challenge

Hope you will join us again soon
good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

Mau xx said...

What a sweet card Susie, I love Tradition as well and I love images that depict the true meaning too. :)
A beautiful start to Christmas cards. Thanks for joining in with MAWTT this week.
Glad you got your night shifts over :)
Hugs Mau xx

Mau xx said...

Hope my comment has registered Susie, will pop back later and make sure as it on as didn't seem to post. xx

Brigitte said...

What a fantastic card!!! I love how you made the triple bow, it's so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Susie, Ah this is super, what a great card, that carol always makes me cry at the Nativity, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, thanks for playing on Sparkles Christmas Challenge too, Love Hazelxox

Pami said...

Super card Susie, I love the wonderful Christmas colours. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

jo said...

Gorgeous, traditional Christmas card....my favourite kind!Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this time and good luck!
Jo x
DT

Carissa said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge. Good Luck.
Carissa :)

Helen said...

Awww...so sweet!
Thanks for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge...hope you'll join in with our new fun challenge!
Helen x