Wednesday, November 30, 2011


So when I saw this image from Mo's Digital Pencil I knew I just had to have it for some of my Christmas cards this year.  In A Manger is the perfect image to show what the true meaning of Christmas is, the birth of Jesus. 

The sketch that I used is from this week's Inkspirations challenge.

To create this card I started with a base of kraft card stock.  I added a piece of celestial blue card stock just a little smaller than the base.  I added a square of brown dotted paper and a strip of brown and blue striped paper.  To the bottom of the stripped paper I added a piece of kraft card stock that I punched using an eyelet lace border punch.  I added  piece of brown sugar baker's twine just above the punched kraft border.  I colored the image using crayola and prisma colored pencils and cut it out in an oval.  I backed it in kraft and then again in celestial blue and then cut around it using scalloped scissors.

I punched two stars out of kraft card stock and added gold stickles and a off white pearl to the center of each one.  To finish the card I added three off white pearls to the upper corner and crystal stickles to the angel's wings.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

The Crazy Challenge: Stars or Snowflakes

Sweet Stampin: Punches and/or Dies

Totally Gorjuss: Sparkle

Gingerloft: Winter/Christmas

Stamptcular Sunday: Anything Christmas

Craft Your Passion: Tis The Season

Karen's Doodles: Non Traditional Christmas Colors

Meljens: Twine or String

Winter Wonderland: Nativity

Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge: Favorite Things

Wags N Whiskers: Snow Angels

Sew Many Challenges: Twine

Totally Paper Crafts: Christmas

Alota Rubber Stamps: Dots

Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes

Card Ingredients

Mo's Digital Pencil In A Manger Digital Stamp
Coredinations Celestial Card Stock
White Card Stock
The Paper Company Kraft Card Stock
My Minds Eye Asparagus Paper Pack ~ Brown Dots
My Minds Eye Asparagus Paper Pack ~ Brown & Blue Stripes
Off White Pearls
Gold Stickles
Crystal Stickles
Brown Sugar Baker's Twine
Scalloped Scissors
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
Fiskars Star Punch
Crayola Colored Pencils ~ Tan, White, Golden Yellow, Light Blue, Light Brown, Sand
Prisma Colored Pencils: Rose, Light Peach


Cathy Lee said...

Your card is adorable, Mary. Perfect image for this special time of year. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion ‘Tis the Season Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

downrightcrafty said...

Great choice of image and gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some more candy if you are interested :)

Pamela said...

Fabulous image, beautifully coloured. thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Dodici said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts!

Kari said...

Wonderful Christmas card!Love the colours!
THank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card and such a perfect image.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this

Lionelsa said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Marisa said...

What a precious image! Love how you coloured it and added the sparkle to the wings. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

Tracey T said...

So sweet... I love this image! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Mynnette said...

Lovely card--your coloring is AMAZING and the glitter on the wings is perfect! :) Found you via Stamptacular Sunday. :)

Carolyn L. said...

Such a sweet and thoughtful card for this special time of the year. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular.

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet! beautiful card!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card and so cute!
Thanks so much for joining us GingerLoft Challenges:)
Lynn xx

Dawny P said...

What a beautiful card chick - I love the design and the colours. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Heleen said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


craftymum said...

A great "sparkle " card. thank you for joining bus at TG this week

p.s. I have blog candy on my blog to old and new followers and Hotshot crafts have launched their first challenge today

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Frances said...

Wonderful card, love your design!!Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter, hugs, Frances.

Debs said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, love your colour scheme, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs

Gale said...

Beautiful card. Love the image.
Thanks for joining us at GingerLoft!
Happy Holidays.

:) Gale