Thursday, 28 November 2013

Christmas Blessings

I had fun with my Pan Pastels creating the evening sky on this one, I love the pretty colours, and you should have seen the state of my fingers once I'd finished sponging!
 This is a large, 8x8 card, which gives you an idea of how large the die cut stable scene is.  It was made with a Joanna Sheen Signature die, which cut beautifully, even without wax paper, I love the intricate scroll design on the stable roof.  I stamped a gold star and heat embossed with gold powder above my nativity scene, then filled it in with Gold Halo Mix glitter, which has to be the glitziest glitter ever.
For the matting and layering, I've used black pearl paper with silver Christmas carol words on from Craftwork Cards, alongside purple mirri and satin board.  I then layered up some gorgeous gold mesh ribbon and some purple Christmas ribbon, and added a big, luxurious bow to match.
The sentiment was computer generated and die cut into a tag shape, I finished it with a giant gold pearl.  A few purple gems are the final touch. 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting by Designs -  Christmas / Winter 
Creative Craft - #24 - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
Songbird - #28 - Die Another Day
Sketch 'n' Stash - #126 - Sketch
The Paper Nest Dolls - #18 - Bows
Christmas Card Challenges - #52 - Faith
Pile it On - #47 - Non-Traditional Christmas - I used non-traditional colours 


  1. Lovely colours, beautiful Nativity scene, and an incredible sized card!
    TYFS and joining in all the fun at Christmas Card Challenges #52. :)

  2. Beautiful, Wendy. That silhouette looks amazing against that gorgeous sky.xx

  3. Beautiful card Wendy, love your sky and the image is just lovely set against it, Kate x

  4. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Paper Nest Dolls "Bow Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    Paper Nest Dolls DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  5. so stunning wendy. i love the silhouette image :D

    xx coops xx

  6. a gorgeous card & lovely image... loving the dp's :)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

    love n hugz Angie xXx

  7. gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing with us at Songbird Challenges, good luck. Jo xxx

  8. Beautiful Nativity scene. Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs.
    Hugs - Sharon/DT

  9. SO PRETTY!!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!

  10. Very Christmassy....Thank You for playing along over at The Paper Nest Dolls Bows Challenge.

    Paper Nest Dolls Dt
    Keeley Ainsworth

  11. A gorgeous card showing the true meaning of Christmas, gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge this week. Marlene DT


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