Sunday 18 November 2012

Joy to the World

It's hard to believe that Christmas is only a little over a month away. We're still experiencing extremely mild weather over here, which means we still have not turned on the central heating. The nights are getting colder, though, and on rainy days it can be a little chilly inside, so my husband is now lighting a fire in the living room to keep us warm and cosy tonight. Maybe I'll even manage to create some more Christmas cards.

Below is the card I created this week. Most of the materials are relatively new and are being used for the first time (PPs, stamps). The pearls and lace are from my old(er) stash.

The layout is based on the following sketch.

Materials used:
Kraft cardstock
Circle die - Lifestycrafts
PP - Marianne Design, Warm Winter Wishes
Lace - Marianne Design
Snowflake wreath - Verve, Christmas in the Air set
stamped in clear distress ink (Ranger) and heat embossed with
Twinkle embossing powder (white, Crafter's Companion)
Sentiment - Verve, Glad Tidings set, 
stamped in red Versamark ink and heat embossed with
Frosted Crystal embossing powder (Ranger)
Pearls - Kaisercraft

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash - #100 Use any SNS sketch
Catch the Bug - Bingo, middle row: Glitter, starts with T? (Twinkle ep), emboss
Christmas Card Challenges - #51 Double embossing (theme always optional)
CHNC - #99 Use sth. over 6 months old (lace, pearls)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Inspired by a carol (Joy to the world)
Paper Creator's Craft - #1 All about Christmas
Crafty Catz - #159 Let's have sparkle
Polka Doodles - #46 Square card with round element
Great Impressions - Holidays