Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Christmas Card

Happy Wednesday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. It's time for another Creative Belli challenge.

This time our theme is a 1234 challenge (example: 1 piece of designer paper, 2 flowers, 3 colors, 4 brads, whatever combo you wish but it must be 1234)

The spirit of the Creative Belli challenges is to encourage you to use your OLD and FORGOTTEN embellishments! My designer paper is from last years Stampin-Up Christmas collection-spellbinder dies are a year old.

Everyone is welcome to play along! Challenge a stamping friend! Just follow the theme-it's that easy.

Check out what the other Creative Belli designers have made for this interesting challenge. You won't be disappointed.  
Anne Harmon, Robin Parker, Joan Ervin, Ceal Pritchett, Karen Wallace,  Joy HaddenHolly Brown,
Chris Dickinson, Maria Matter, Jessica Stockmeyer

For my card, I used 1 piece of ribbon, 2 sentiments, 3 paper embellishments (spellbinders tag die, poinsettia cut from designer paper and holly sprig cut from designer paper), 4 poinsettias.

My stamps are from the Sweet 'n Sassy sets, Christmas Light and Light of Christmas.

These 2 stamp sets are so versatile. They can be used in a variety of ways and without a stamped focal image. And that's what I am showing you today.

I used the background stamp (Light of Christmas set) and stamped it in artichoke ink directly onto my designer paper. The Merry Christmas (Christmas Light set) sentiment I stamped in cherry cobbler ink and layered on a spellbinders fancy tag 2 die.

I cut one of the large poinsettias from the designer paper and popped it up for dimension. I used some cherry cobbler ribbon and cut a holly leaf and added to the bow center.

That's my card for today. So until next time ........God Bless

Some other challenges:
1.  Stampin Sisters in Christ wants us to make a card showing time (ie) a season.
2Clear it out challenge blog wants us to use trims. I used ribbon from my stash.
3.  Craft Your Passion blog want us to use kraft paper. I used kraft to stamp my sentiment and kraft is part of my designer paper.
4.  Christmas Inspirations blog want us to use die cuts or punces. I used a die-cut ot label my sentiment.
5.  Lollipop Crafts wants us to embellish it with at least 3 embellishments/ I used a tag die cut. a ribbon, and a holly leaf on my ribbon


  1. Oh, that card is SO beautiful, Mary!! Wow, great design. :)

  2. This is such a beautiful Christmas card, Mary!! What a fabulous design with the popped up poinsettia and fancy sentiment every little detail!!!

  3. Mary, I love everything about your creation. The poinsettias are gorgeous.

  4. Mary, this is ABSOLUTELY stunning!!! Love those papers and this design!

  5. Aloha Mary,
    I just discovered your awesome blog. You created such an elegant Christmas card. Love the pretty layout.

  6. Very pretty, so soft and elegant!

  7. This is absolutely beautiful! Love the popped up poinsettia and your fancy sentiment!

  8. Wonderful Work! The card looks just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges this fortnight. I hope you will play again next time too.

  9. Wow, that is gorgeous, Mary! Love how you used your DSP!

  10. Gorgeous, Mary! This is my favorite all-time DSP! I love the popped up flower and snippet of ribbon! A classic Christmas card!

  11. such a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out

  12. This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  13. Love this beauty! The images are are so pretty- love the popped up flowers!

  14. OMGoodness, Mary, this is beautiful! Love the beautiful flowers and your fab design!

  15. Mary, this is lovely! I think it may have put me in the mood to make some of my Christmas cards this weekend!

  16. Lindo seu cartão Amei!!!!, Obrigada por participar no Christmas Inspirations.

  17. Hello Mary - this is stunning! I love your images and the gorgeous colours you have used! Your details are always fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  18. Mary, what a beautiful card. The poinsettias are beautiful and I love how you have framed the Merry Christmas.

  19. Such a gorgeous card, and if I read correctly a farewell card to 6 MONTHS of S&S DT. Wow, that 6 months flew by!!!

  20. Wow Mary! So elegant, very pretty, love it. Super Great Job!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!



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