Saturday, November 17, 2018

Beautiful Nativity

This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "N" is Nativity.  Created a tri-fold card with a peek-a-boo window on the front. Recently picked up the beautiful vellum at a recent Hobby Lobby grand opening event in a nearby town [Finally!] that I used as a backdrop for the Holy Family. Also used one of Beccy's freebies named "Medallion"  on the front of the card to add an elegant frame for the window [find it here-] The "Happy Birthday Jesus" sentiment is computer generated, and the "Silent Night Holy Night" sentiment is from Beccy's Place digi set names "Baby Robin." Finished the card with some lovely sheer ribbon. Entering the card into several other Christmas challenges including "If You Give A Crafter A Cookie" [the medallion image reflects the frosted swirls on the Christmas cookies] and Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge [I hope this pretty vellum counts as patterned paper?]
Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Challenge Letter N      (
The Paper Shelter- #362 Christmas is Coming                                               (
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #107 Christmas                                              (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #411 Anything Goes              (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                                                    (

Taking a break from Christmas and Thanksgiving cards to make one for the challenge at Double D's named "Wishes are Possible." Pulled out my Penny Black Fairy Sweet Clear Stamp Set, which is so cute. Made the card really girly with lace and ribbon. Added a mini-sentiment "Wish" tag from Lili of the Valley to the front of the card, and a sentiment is from a free digi set at Tiddly Inks named "Willow the Greeting Fairy." [find it here-]
Entered into: 
Double D’s Challenge- Wishes are Possible         (

The monthly challenge at Little Scraps of Heaven (LSOH) is to create a Thanksgiving or Snowman card. I used the cute image "Bear Holding Ornament" that was a weekly Freebie this past July. I turned the card into a snowman card by swapping out the ornament with a large snowball.  In truth, the snowman still has "Some Assembly Required", but the little bear has the hat, carrot nose and eyes ready when needed. I also gave the little bear a scarf that he can then put on the snowman. The background was stamped with an Embossing Arts tree stamp and several colors of pastel inks. The sentiment is a freebie from TLC ( Also, all LSOH images are on sale for $1 right now, which is 50-75% off. [Check it out here-]
Entered into:  
Little Scraps of Heaven- November  [Thankgiving or Snowman] (FB)     (


  1. Gosh you've been busy Kathy! Three more gorgeous cards to add to your ever growing Christmas collection. You've done a great job with the colouring, I particularly like the sweet little fairy card. The papers, vellum and embellishments are all gorgeous too Kathy. Well done!

  2. All are fabulous Kathy! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Wishes are Possible’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. Beautiful Nativity card Kathy! A really fantastic design and gorgeous vellum! Thanks so much for sharing your Christmas card with us at The Paper Shelter!

  4. Beautiful cards, Kathy! Love your fairy image for our challenge. Thank for joining the Double D, "Wishes" Challenge.

  5. That fairy image is too sweet and fits the challenge perfectly for "Wishes" are Possible at Double D challenge. I have to say that your first card is very striking as well and I love the stained glass look. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double D "Wishes" are Possible challenge.

  6. Lovely Nativity card and beautiful background paper !! Thank you for joining in on the IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge !! We hope you will join us again !! Deb Davison / Design Team

  7. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for November!
    Monica - DT

  8. Great job!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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