Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Love Is All Around

This entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "E" is Evergreen.  After creating the background with scrapbook paper layered atop black cardstock [for stability] I attached a delicate ornament, printed onto vellum, on the front of the card. [The ornament, a freebie named Christmas Bauble 1, can be found here- beccysplace.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-bauble-1.html] The sentiment on the front of the card is from a Lili of the Valley set named "Christmas Wishes" and the sentiment on the inside is from Beccy's Place digi set "Tied Up With String."  
 Entered into:
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Challenge Letter E      (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #409 Anything Goes  (craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)

Di’s Digi Stamps- Buttons, Bows, Bling Challenge                      (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                               (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)

Wanted to make another card for the Bugaboo Stamps Anything Goes challenge with these two Bugaboo images, KIDZ LOVE and Comfy Chair. I made the background using scraps from my stash and instructions found here- stampinpretty.com/2016/01/strips-of-love-blossoms-valentine-card.html) To keep the chair from getting lost in all the pattern, I sandwiched an oval of vellum between the two. The sentiments are computer generated and the final touch on the front and inside are a few puffy heart stickers.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Make Your Own Background    (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                                      (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Cute Card Thursday- #554 Anything Goes                                      (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 


  1. Your vellum ornament is gorgeous Kathy, it was a great idea to "hang" it from an evergreen bough too. Using the vellum has given the bauble a beautiful frosted glass look.
    Your second card is wonderful, the image is so cute and the sentiments are really heartfelt. Lovely work.

  2. I would like to try that ornament printed on vellum. It looks like glass. Both are very pretty cards.

  3. Lovely cards
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper Challenge
    Julie T

  4. Really love both of your festive card designs!! Really love the technique you've used for the background on your bottom design!! Very sweet! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  5. Both cards are lovely! Using the scraps to create a background was a great idea and I love the design that you created with them - beautiful 😀. Thank you for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

  6. Great Christmas card - the bauble looks lovely on the fir branch. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Di's Digis.
    Alison x

  7. What a great background you’ve created with scraps. Adding the vellum was a great call. Such a sweet card!
    ​​​​​​​Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug and good luck in the draw.

  8. Such fabulous cards! Thank you so much for playing along in the Create Your Own Background over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)


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