Monday, October 1, 2012

A Merry Little Christmas

Today, I'm sharing a card that is based on two challenges:

A sketch provided by Freshly Made Sketches:

Then a tic-tac-toe challenge presented by The Paper Players:


I have chosen the top row - Christmas, Sparkle/Bling and Ribbon.  Even though I started making Christmas cards early this year, I think I am still short so I need to continue making them!

I'm sorry that the front of the card is rather heavy so it slides forward and the angle makes it look a little funny.

I'm entering this card for the challenge at That Craft Place Challenge blog that asked us to create our own background.  I've used a background stamp set from Universal Background to stamp the Kraft paper to create a muted background, then used burlap ribbon to go across the card.  With the Artiste cartridge a label shape was cut out to serve as a mat for the sentiment.  Finally some red and silver sparkles were added to give it more bling!

This card looks different unique in a way that it is based on kraft cardstock with only a hint of Cranberry.  This is quite a subtle Christmas color combination and I like it!


  1. What a lovely card Joyce! I love that burlap! The sparkle/bling is a great addition! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. What a beautiful card, Joyce! I love the burlap strip and the sentiment treatment. Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. The colours are fabulous Joyce. Love the contrast of the burlap with the bling! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players. :)

  4. Such a gorgeous holiday card, Joyce! Love the touch of burlap and the musical note background...I'm humming that Christmas tune in my head. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)