Thursday, October 13, 2011

Holiday Ornaments


Hello everyone!  Hope you have been enjoying a wonderful week!  Here in NC fall has suddenly bloomed in all it's glory!  This is my favorite time of year here!  However, when fall comes, Christmas is right around the corner!  While I hate walking into stores in Aug. and Sept and seeing Christmas things out already, for us card makers, we DO need to start early if we make all our own cards!  LOL!  So I have another Christmas card for you today, made with this month's wonderful set from Our Daily Bread designs, Holiday Ornaments.  It is made to fit the Spellbinder's Holiday Tags. I love using my Grand Calibur for things like this because all can be cut at the same time!   I used  three of the four designs and embossed them in gold on Papertrey Vintage Cream.  I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold to lightly ink the edges, and I used a Sizzix embossing folder to emboss the background.  I mated that with Recollections brushed gold and basic black and mounted on a cream base.  I punched two Martha Stewart holly edges from black and tied gold cording on to the tops of the ornaments.  

I love quick cards for Christmas because there's always so much to do, and this was pretty quick, no coloring and no designer paper to match up.  Hope you like it! 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas - use your old stash (the ONLY thing new are the stamps), My Mum's Craft shop - #27 song inspired (I'm dreaming of a white Christmas), Anything Goes Challenge - Diecuts/Punches or Both, City Crafter Challenge - Boo-tiful color (Use mainly Black & Cream), Flourishes - must comment on each of the DT's blog posts - #139 Christmas Card Featuring an ornament Or An Ornament, Heart Song Inspirations -Use Die Cuts and/or Sponged Backgrounds, Make it Monday - always Anything Goes, Woodware USA - 2E - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping!
hugs,

37 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

Grace...thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creation on your blog today....the song that popped up during my visit was such a God-moment and I thank you for that...we rec'd a phone call just a short time ago that my mother-in-law in the UK was taken to the hospital and my dear husband and I are shaken...we live in the US and we've always known a day will come. This song reminded me of God's goodness and even though there are days when it's difficult to 'find' Him, he is ALWAYS there....

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Beautiful card, Grace! So elegant!

Love the praise song as well, so lovely! It's one of my favorites.

Rosemary said...

what an absolutely gorgeous card, grace!!

seamom said...

Beautiful! Really!
And you unwittingly answered a question I haven't asked anyone.
You wrote, "I love using my Grand Calibur for things like this because all can be cut at the same time!"
My Cuttlebug is my right hand helper. I had no idea why the Grand Calibur. So - Thank you!

Patti J said...

What a beautiful card, Grace! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal said...

This is stunning Grace, WOW those ornaments are so beautiful and your colors are sooo elegant!!!! Hope you are having a GREAT week!!!! Hugs!

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful creation. I love the embossed ornaments. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Grace this is STUNNING!~

Shirley-anne said...

hi there Grace .Lovely card . I love the MS Holly edging .The star and baubles are divine and that embossed background is perfect .

Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

Shirley-Anne

Velta said...

Oh Grace this is such a stunningly beautiful card! I love anything embossed in gold! Your background embossing just adds to the gorgeous ornament images! As always your words mean so much...I apologize for not visiting sooner. Being on DT's has taken it's toll on me...and even though I love it, it is not easy working full time and trying to make my deadlines...unfortunately, I will have to give some of this up someday. Thank you for always being there to comment! I hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend!

MaxineD said...

Oh Grace that is so simple and yet dramatic - and isn't it so great to have a card like that that is so easy to make!!
Blessings
Maxine

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW! What gorgeous ornaments and such a beautiful card! Love the embossed background!

Ros said...

This is pure elegance ... a beautiful Christmas card ... thank you so very much for playing along at CCCB

Tracy said...

This is so beautifully simple and elegant. Lovely
Thanks for taking part in this weeks MMCS challenge
Tracy x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Grace! I love the legance of the gold-embossed ornaments! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Priya Sivaraj said...

Wow!! thats a beautiful christmasy card!! and I love the ornaments.. I came to your blog through MIM

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dawn B. said...

Grace this is beautiful. I am sure that this is even prettier IRL. I love the embossing. I really like the song that is playing on your blog while I am here today. Beautiful. Looking forward to Tuesday.

wannabcre8tive said...

Grace, I love this elegant Christmas card. I like black and white cards. The gold just really sets it off.

Frea said...

Hello Grace, I hope you are doing well!! Haven´t been round for a little while, you know how it goes, busy busy busy! Love this gorgeous Christmas card. These ornaments are so pretty. Have a great weekend, hugs Frea

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful holiday card, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Anonymous said...

Hi Grace~

This is so lovely! I think the embossing, and the depth that you pulled out of those ornaments with color and the gold cord is beautiful. I like the holly on the sides...nice touch. This is a wonderful card!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Jill said...

absolutely gorgeous love the embossing and the punched edges look great thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Lori said...

So very beautiful, Grace!!!

Kerrie said...

Wow, thanks for sharing such a beautiful card, love the ornaments, and layout... great embossing folder!
Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Merlyn said...

Awesome :) Love the embossed sheet and the hangings. On seeing your cards I feel the Christmas season:) Awaiting for December month. In US Christmas will be celebrated very grand right.I would like to visit US during Christmas season :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Grace, this is one gorgeous ornament card! Love it! Thanks for playing the FTTC with us :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Joanie said...

Very elegant card. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes, Joanie

Linda R. said...

This is such a beautiful card.. Perfect for our challenge.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love your ornaments. Thanks for joining the Heart Song challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.
Debbie HSI DT

cnelson said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

Jessica said...

Grace, this is such a stunning card. Great embossing, inking, and punching!
Thanks for joining the ABC "U" challenge!
:O)
Jessica
GDT

Nana said...

Muy elegante.

Dot said...

Awesome Christmas card you have made. The embossing folder you have used for the background is really pretty. Do you remember the name on it?
Thank you for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Dorte,x

Helen said...

Wow - stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Shirley said...

Beautiful ornaments, wonderful tags, and one really stunning card!

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card! Great take on the U challenge! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We will have another fun one tomorrow! We hope you will play along again!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
ABC Christmas Challenge DT
PS I have a weekly candy on my store's blog - come enter!!
http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/product-spotlight-halloween.html