Sunday, June 13, 2010

Christmas is in the air!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...And I sure am having fun working on my Christmas cards. Making homemade Christmas cards was the whole reason I got into card making in the first place. Most of my stamps and supplies are geared towards Christmas cards. It's only since I've found these card challenge blogs that I've started making other occasion cards, but Christmas ones will always be my first love!

Today's card was made with three challenges in mind. I've used the sketch and some Penny Black images for the the challenge at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I've worked in the poinsettia paper and flower embellishment to fit in with the challenge at Winter Wonderland, and lastly I've used the floral poinsettia paper to be eligible for the Floral Delight challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar.

I've actually used two different Penny Black stamps (Holly Day Critters and The Wonder) to give more of a carolers feeling to the card. And I've pulled out my Bosskut Poinsettia die to make my flower. I simply love that die, I think it makes such lovely poinsettias. I used it last year to make the Christmas cards for my family members; somehow I didn't take a picture of those!

I've used some gold stickles on the halos and some crystal stickles on the hem and sleeves and hats of the hedgies. All the DPs are DCWV Christmas stack, the cardstocks are Strathmore Artist Papers, Core'dinations and the Paper Company.
Colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. Ribbon is from Michael's.


  1. wow simone...gorgeous is all I can say...such a beautiful christmas card and well done for making an early start...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxx

  2. oh what a simply stunning and very clever Christmas card, I love those papers. Brilliant use of the PB stamps. Thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland, hope to see you again for the next challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Wonderful colors for a beautiful Christmas card -- you are not just a craft collector -- you are a doer -- preparing for Christmas already - WOW

  4. such a stunning card, love those papers and PB stamp. Fabulous
    Babs x

  5. This is gorgeous. I love the fun images and that flower is beautiful. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x


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