Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gifts of Glad Tidings

Hello, everyone.  I have been in the festive mood lately, and I've made another Christmas card.

The image of holiday gifts is a freebie from Annabelle Stamps and I coloured it with my Prismacolor pencils.  I tried to keep this card CAS so I could showcase the image.  The background is embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflakes and I added red Offray ribbon and bow, along with a sentiment (wood-mounted stamp) from Plaid stamped in Ancient Page Cardinal and inked around the edges.  I added red and green Stickles to one of the gifts. 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #45 Anything Goes (I didn't to the optional twist of Holiday Thanks) 3E #3
Annabelle Stamps AC173 It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas UE (see banner below)
Beccy's Place Holiday Cards UE
Blitsy Crafts Holiday Cards UE
C.R.A.F.T. #232 Christmas 5E #4
Card and Scrap Create a Christmas Card UE
CAS-ual Friday Embossing (I used dry embossing) UE
Challenges and Candies Clean and Simple 3E #3
Crafting by Designs Anything Goes UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra November Anything Goes Christmas UE
Crafty Little Fairies Christmas in November 3E #2
DL.ART November Anything Goes UE
Great Impressions Holiday Card or Tag 3E #2
Just Be Creative Crazy November Anything Goes UE 1E/day
LEJ Designs Season's Greetings 3E #1
Little Blue Button Stamps Christmas is Here 4E #1
Love to Scrap! Anything Goes 2E #1
MFP Speedy Fox and Friends White Christmas 5E #1
Mema's Crafts Anything Goes 3E #3
My Craft Creations Anything Goes UE
Oldie but a Goodie CAS Christmas (the old items are the ribbon and Stickles - both several years old) 3E #1
One Crazy Stamper Christmas 5E #5
One Stitch at a Time Holidays 3E #1
Pile It On #45 Show Us Your Tools (used Cuttlebug for embossing) UE
Ribbon Carousel RCC87 Holidays and Celebrations UE
Simon Says Stamp Monday Ink (used ink to stamp sentiment and on edge around tag) 5E #1
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Keep it Clean and Simple 5E #3
Sweet Stampin' Christmas is Coming 2E #1
The Crafty Bloggers Network Christmas 3E #2
Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes 2E #1
Totally Papercrafts Use Glitter (I used Stickles) 3E #2

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


Pat K said...

Very pretty holiday card with just the right amount of bling. Thanks for joining us at TPC this week. hugs, Pat K x

Michelle said...

Pretty card! The embossed background is a lovely contrast to the bright and shiny gifts! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

Chana Malkah said...

This is very pretty! Love the embossing, it add depth and texture. Great coloring of you image! Very nicely done! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Unknown said...

Hi Kit, this is just awesome my friend...love the design, and great freebies on the blog...your surprise should get to you any day...soon, I hope.xxxxx

Unni A said...

Wonderful christmas card! I love the embossed background!
Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap!
DT Unni A

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kitty, I love the embossing folder you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Chris said...

Great Christmas card. Lovely CAS design, love the embossing!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week.

Jenny said...

Very festive with those brightly colored packages Kitty! Thanks for playing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Sandra said...

Great CAS card Kitty! love that embossingfolder!Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Beccy said...

This is fabulous KT!! You did a really great job adding colour to those gifts, they look awesome! I love the way you added your bow too... just like a Christmas gift. Well done.

Debbie Adams said...

I like your card it is so clean and simple. The card looks like a present you wrapped up with the red ribbon. :D I also like the one present you added the green and red stickles so pretty. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
Deborah – OSAAT DT

stampingbowd said...

So pretty!!!! Love your pretty presents!

stampingbowd said...

OOOPs! I forgot to say: Thanks for playing along with Speedy fox & Friends challenge!

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh Kitty, so now I see you creating CAS cards with such aplomb and style - oh you talented lady. I love the criply embossed white background because it emphasises the lovely image ... now what are you imagining in those exciting Christmas packages - I'm seeing Love, Peace, Happiness and Joy because only the most wonderful gifts merit the time and work into your beautiful 'wrapping'. Love this card Kitty. Good luck in our challenge this week. Love Ingrid (OSAAT Team)

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh how cute! Love the added presents! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Chriss America Real said...

This card is CAS and lovely!

Thank you so much for playing along with the Stitchy Angels this week!


Chriss- DT - One Stitch At A Time

Inkypinkydelights said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely festive creation at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Olga said...

really beautiful card! Love the embossing on the paper =) Thank you for playing with Little Blue Button Stamps! Good luck!

kiwimeskreations said...

A very pretty card - the image is beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining the CAS challenge at Challenges and Candies.
GDT Challenges and Candies:

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful embossing and love the added colour of the parcels -thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Sammy said...

Gorgeous CAS card. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

Mema's Crafts said...

Great Christmas card with perfect balance. Thanks for taking time to play with us at Mema's Crafts and we hope to see you again real soon.

CraftyGirl said...

Very pretty love the embossing and those little gift (who doesn't love gifts?). Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous card, Love the simplicity and the embossing! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs


Unknown said...

Outstanding CAS card, Kitty, great embossing and some lovely rich colours too, hugs hun xxx

Chris said...

Oh, it is beginning to look like Christmas! love that embossed layer.
thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Very nice CAS Like how you imitated the gifts with your ribbon

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous CAS card. Thank you for joining us at CBN Challenge. Marlene DT

Andrea said...

Great card, love the embossed background and traditional colours!
TFS :)

Mrs A. said...

A lovely CAS style card. I love the pile of prezzies. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

Anonymous said...

Lovely, TFS with us at OCS!

Ger said...

Gorgeous, love the embossing. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
Geraldine M