Friday, August 16, 2013

Christmas Carol

I have been busy making Christmas cards, and here is another one...

I used a beautiful retro image that was a freebie from The Graphics Fairy.  I mounted it on a decorative black square.  For the card itself, I started with a white card base and covered it with handmade specialty paper.  I affixed a torn music page (the song is "Silent Night") and added four epoxy stickers.  I stamped the sentiment in black, trimmed, and affixed to the card.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Image:  Described above
  • Sentiment:  All Night Media
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Specialty Paper:  Memory Star
  • Cardstock:  Recollections
  • White Card Base:  Domtar
  • Dies:  Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares
  • Embellishments:  Epoxy stickers (Michaels)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
2 Sisters #156 Favourite Embellishment (for this card it's epoxy stickers) UE
Aud Sentiments #87 Anything but a Birthday Card 5E #4
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #220 Christmas 5E #4
Crafty Boots Die Cuts UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra August Anything Goes Christmas UE
Creative Corner Challenges Anything Goes 3E #3
Delicious Doodles #49 Christmas in August 1E
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #13 Anything Goes UE
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
Kaboodle Doodles Music and/or the Arts 3E #1
MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Black and White Cards 5E #2
My Creative Time Black and White 3E #1
Papercrafting Journey Distressed/Vintage 3E #2
Scrapbook Stamp Society #14 Anything Goes UE
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Monochromatic 5E #4
Sister Act Card Challenges Cards Only Anything Goes UE
Stampin with the Dragon Christmas in August 2E #2
Sunshine Mail Anything Goes UE (a package of 6 cheerful cards for a child has been mailed)
Sweet Pea Stampers Tear it to Pieces (torn edges) 3E #1
The Stamping Chef Christmas in August UE
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #37 Evergreen Trees or any Christmas card UE
Word Art Wednesday #93 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #4
Word Play Saturday Childhood 4E #2

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy your comments!  Have a wonderful day!


  1. You're really on a roll with these beautiful cards - love the monochrome - look forward to seeing more! x

  2. Beautiful black and white card; love the image and music background. Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #58.

  3. what a unique card for the holiday. really like the b&w theme. thanks for playing at simple salutations.
    stamping sue

  4. Your Christmas cards have been beautiful, so smart to get an early start. I trying to get a bit ahead on birthday cards so I can start on Christmas, thanks for the motivation!

  5. Another beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  6. Pretty card...way to get a head start on the holidays! Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time ~ Designer Challenge. :)

  7. Looks great! I like the contrasts of black and white! Thank you for joining in the challenge Torn in pieces/edges at Sweet Pea Stampers. Good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers

  8. What a very lovely Christmas card, love it in blues! Thanks for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles Challenges!
    (DD DT)

  9. It´s VERY beautifully made! I just love it :) Thank you for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap :)

  10. love the freebie image and really love your black and white Christmas card-thanks for joining us at CRAFT
    Carol GDT(Aug) x

  11. Fab monochrome card, the carol singer image is so sweet.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  12. Kitty, this is fabulous hun, I love the black and white combo, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, Good Luck xxx

  13. A very lovely card. Love the monochromatic.

    Thanks for joining us at The Sweet Pea Stampers.


  14. Fab Christmas card - Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers - "tear it to bits" Good Luck -Sue

  15. A very lovely card. I think I had an outfit like that once.
    Thank you so much dropping in with your art today. Remember you can post up to five times which increases your opportunity to win. We hope you come back next week.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. love your black and white card... thank you for joining us at scrapbook stamp society challenge

  17. This is so sweet. I love the music notes!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a great weekend my friend
    DIANA L.

  18. very beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  19. wow i love this the momocrhrome look is so different and i love the music score behind the image too

    thank you so much for enetering the Challenge over at The Stamping Chef blog

    Luv & krafty Hugs

    Kerrie DT xx

  20. What a lovely Christmas card you have made with torn edges. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “tear it to pieces ie torn edges” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  21. Very pretty Christmas card and love the black and white colors. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our anything but a birthday card challenge.

  22. Oh my I love this one too!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  23. Lovely monochrome card, i love the layout & the image is perfect.
    Thank you for playing along in the Stamping Chef challenge, good luck x
    We hope you will join in future challenges x

  24. Oh I really love that monochrome look. TFS and joining us this week at Jo's for Funday Friday.

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  26. What a darling card, love the monochrome look. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'tear it to pieces' challenge - Hazel, Design Team x

  27. A gorgeous black and white card. I love all the added details, too.

  28. Oh this is fabulous, the black and white looks brilliant.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


  29. Thanks for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge.

  30. Saw your card as one of the Top 3 at Kaboodle Doodles and had to come over for a closer look! Congrats on being selected as Top 3. Love the monochrome look to the card.

  31. Love the graphic look of your black and whitecaps!
    Thanks for playing along at CCC last week!

  32. OMG your card is just GORGEOUS!!!Thanks for joining us in the My Creative Time/Designer Challenge!!!:)

  33. Girl your "Mojo" is just flowing!! Another fabulous card!

    Thanks for the third time.. woo hooo ... for joining us at Sunshine Child Mail Challenge Anything Goes. Good Luck in the draw!

    Joan DT

  34. Oh gotta love this christmas card. Great design with the layers,notepaper and image. Thanks for playing at The Stamping Chef and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge, Bettina Sous Chef xx

  35. Very pretty Christmas card... thanks for joining the Christmas challenge at the stamping chef!!!
    Laura sous chef

  36. Beautiful! Love the black and white combo!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my "childhood" wordplay challenge at My Creative Moments.