Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

I created this Christmas card using Elisabeth Bell's Lil Lynda's Piano Forte digital stamp. I started with a light blue card base and added a piece of white card stock cut just slightly smaller.  I added light blue dot patterned paper to the top half and blue floral patterned paper to the bottom.  The image is colored using Spectrum Noir pens. I backed the image in light blue and then again in white and added it to the center top of the card.  I punched and layered a strip of white card stock and a piece of light blue card stock using an eyelet lace border punch. I added a piece of blue glitter ribbon tape and added it just below the image.  To create the flower I layered a light blue paper flower onto a white paper flower and added a glitter snowflake to the center.  I also added two silver bells hanging from the flower.  I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock and backed them in light blue card stock.  I added 3 snowflake pearls to the upper corner by the image.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine Challenges: Anything Goes

Sweet Stamps: Bling

Papertake Weekly: Occasion-ally

The Paper Shelter: Use That Ribbon

Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments: Anything But A Birthday Card

Treasured Times: Papers, Flowers & Bling

Winter Wonderland: Cute Christmas

Christmas Stampin All Year Long: Shades of Blue & White

The Crazy Challenge: Anything Goes

ABC Christmas: P is for..... Polka Dots

Fussy & Fancy: Bingo (flowers, pearls, blue)

One Stop Craft: Pastels

Eureka Stamps: Blooms & Blossoms

Kaboodle Doodles: Music and/or The Arts

Card Ingredients
 Elisabeth Bell's Lil Lynda's Piano Forte Digital Stamp
Studio G Christmas Sentiment Rubber Stamp
 Recollections Cape Cod Card Stock Pack ~ Light Blue
Jennifer Ellory Floral Paper Pack ~ Light Blue Dots
Jennifer Ellory Floral Paper Pack ~ Light Blue Floral
White Paper
 Prima White Paper Flower (1 colored with Spectrum Noir TB1)
Blue Glitter Ribbon Tape
Snowflake Glitter Button
Mini Silver Bells
White Thread
Queen & Co. Snowflake Pearls
 Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace Border Punch
 Spectrum Noir Pens
PP1, PP3, PP5, FS2, IG2, GB8, TB1, TB2, IG8, EB1, EB2


downrightcrafty said...

absolutely gorgeous thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
hugs Kate xx

Miss Emerald said...

Beautiful and sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous image and papers. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card. I love the image and pretty papers.

Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland
Lorraine x

Jenny said...

Ein schönes Kärtchen in sehr schönen Farben und mit einem süßen Motiv. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße Jenny

Heather said...

So pretty! Love your shades of blue and that sparkly ribbon! And how cute is that little puppy singing along with the little girl?! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Unknown said...

What a Sweet card, she sure looks like she is having fun playing the piano. Love the jingle bells. Thank you for joining us in this weeks blog challenge at

simply monica said...

Very beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at be sure to join in on the masking challenge going on as well.

Nathalie said...

A very sweet christmas card. I love papers and image. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

Micupoftea said...

What unexpected holiday coloring! Love the punching and tiny bell detail. Thanks for joining the Treasured Times Challenge :)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just darling, Mary! I love the use of blue on a Christmas card, and it's just as sweet as it could possibly be! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week, and PLEASE be sure to join us again. I absolutely LOVE seeing your sweet cards and look forward to having you play along with us again very soon.
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday

Michelle Looi said...

Such a fab card. Love this is blue!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Jill said...

gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Unknown said...

Blue glitter, bells and that music score are such a backdrop for the little pianist. Beautiful.
Thank you so much dropping in with your art today. Remember you can post up to five times which increases your opportunity to win. We hope you come back next week.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Zella said...

How sweet! Love the blues and the little jingle bells are just the perfect touch hanging from your flower. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps.
Eureka Stamps DT

Laney said...

A beautiful card!! love the little bells too!Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this week

Debs said...

Lovely card, great use of ribbon.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs

Julie said...

Such a cute card.I like the jingle bells. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Julie t

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is absolutely adorable. Love the blue design with the added punched details and puppy. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

Angela said...

Oh what a cute image and fantastic card.
Really wonderful card and a great Image and papers.
Thank you for joining us at our P for Pick a P Challenge by ABC Christmas Challenge
Hope to see you again
Hugs and greetings
Angela DT

Sheryl said...

I love the colours on this card. The image is lovely and coloured brilliantly. The glitter ribbon adds a touch of sparkle to the card. Good to have you with us at the Paper Shelter this week.mhugs Sheryl xx

Caz said...

This is lovely...Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and good luck..

Caz xx

Unknown said...

What an amazing card you have created. Love the little jingle bells you added to the flower! Thank you for playing along with us at TTCB.


Adorable Country Classics said...

Your card is adorable! Thank you so much for taking the time to enter your card into one of our challenges. We're happy you joined us! And, we hope that you had fun and that you'll join us again sometime. ~Jody~

Carol Salisbury said...

Oh this card is so cute! Love the stamp & sentiments! Also loving those dangling bells..super cute idea!
Thanks for joining us over at Treasured Times Rubber Stamping and Scrapbooking! Hope to see you there again soon!

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