Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Candle

Happy Tuesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I am knee deep in Christmas as is everyone I suppose. I am still making Christmas cards even after I said I wouldn't be so late this year. My problem is I don't do a clean & simple design. I thought I had one the other day and it still took me all day to make 10 cards.

I have another idea for one that I will try today.  I may be able to mass produce this one easily. We will see.
I also have a cookie exchange that I am going to tonight. It should be fun. Its with the younger women in our church. They invited me-probably because I am part of the leadership so I am going. They are making some good cookies. I will bring my signature Christmas cookie-a mini lady lock. I fill them with french vanilla butter creme.

Anyway onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #352  on Splitcoaststampers.

Karen is our hostess and she chose a great Christmas color trio- wild wasabi, real red and vanilla.

My candle image is from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps set “Christmas light” and the background text is from the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps  set “light of Christmas”.

The text on my candle is from an unmounted stamp that I bought but I don’t have a name. The idea to stamp the text on the candle came from  Christmas banners in our church. They have a candle image and the names of Jesus (IE.) Shepherd, Ruler, Redeemer and Savior.

The candle image is colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol and then cut with the die from this set. I used glossy accents on the berries and the candle wax. The text is stamped in wild wasabi ink.

I punched a layer to use over my text. Its done with the fiskars holly border punch.
My layout is one that I have used before. In fact I copied myself  from this card.

Well time to close this post. So until next time God bless..........

Some other challenges:
1.  The Ribbon Girl blog has a "jingle all the way to Christmas" challenge.
2.  2 Sisters Challenge blog wants us to use punches/dies. I used both on my card.
3.  So Artful challenges has a "tis the season". I used red and green.
4.  Daring Cardmakers has a December flower challenge-either Holly or Narcissus.
5.   Raise the Bar has a "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas challenge.
6.  Tuesday Throwdown has a "celebrate the season" challenge.


  1. Very pretty!!! Love the candle image and coordinating DP.

  2. Gorgeous card, Mary! The cookie exchange sounds like fun.

  3. Beautiful card Mary! I love the image and how you cut it out.It is a very pretty LO and the punched edge is really lovely :) and I want to come to your cookie party, you cookies sound delicious!!

  4. Gorgeous card, really beautiful! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  5. Oh, Mary! This is gorgeous! Such fabulous details! I love the layout, too!

  6. Fabulous card. Great colours and holly.

  7. Mary, this is just beautiful. I love the candle/holly image and the gorgeous ribbon treatment. Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown.
    Sounds as if you are fully 'celebrating the season'.

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely, festive card with The Daring Cardmakers It's just right for our December's Flowers of the Month challenge

  9. So pretty! I love the text on the candle! Such a great idea and the whole image is beautiful!
    Your cookies sound yummy! We are having our annual sisters cookie day tomorrow at my Mom's. My sisters, Mom, my daughters, and I will spend the whole day baking!

  10. How pretty! Love the way you layered the ribbon over the border punch! Thanks so much for joining us at So Artful!



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