Monday, September 12, 2011

Joy ......

It's crazy how fast these days, weeks and months are zooming by.  I just had a look at the calendar for this week and saw that the middle of September is on Thursday!  Are you kidding me? 

Yesterday I overheard someone saying that we'll be having a warmer than usual Fall and Winter.  Won't that be nice after last years winter being so bitterly cold (brrrrr).  I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!  I only hope we don't pay for it come Springtime.

AND.....speaking of Winter (here's where I scare all those "not ready for Christmas" people away),  I have gone and made another Christmas card.  (Yipee, look at me getting all so organized!)  I'm hoping to be good and ready for this Holiday Season .... with my Christmas cards that is.  

Wanting to do a little embossing, I thought I might try to incorporate that with some of my ornament stamps is what I came up with.

I was quite happy with the way this card turned out being a little hesitant on using black embossing powder for the ornaments.

I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the ornaments where I wanted them which worked out really well.  It helped to place everything on the card - just so.

Here we have 4 different Poinsettia, leaves, holly and pine embellishments with a little rhinestone bling to finish it off.  Gotta have a little bling.

I'm entering this card into two challenges today,
Christmas Cards All Year Long - September Challenge
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Swirls

Here is a list of items that I used.

Kraft Card
Paper - Stampin Up Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Black and Real Red
Stamps - Stampin Up Delightful Decorations, Here Arts Music Background
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Tim Holtz flourishes die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampendous Midnight Black embossing powder, Inkssentials Watermark resist, K & Co. Poinsettia embellishments and Red rhinestones.
Wherever you are in your day, I hope you're enjoying it!
Wishing you many wonderful creations



  1. Gorgeous card - love the black embossing and, of course, the swirls - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 37 - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. What a beautiful card - those ornaments are so striking in black.

    I love the layering.

    Fabulous card - good luck with the challenges.

    Toni xx

  3. Yah boo boo yah -0 how can you be getting ahead - you're getting to be scarey elf!! LOVELY card..almost missed the poinsettia in the faded frame. Very brave with the black EP - it leaves black dandruff for me and i HATE that!

  4. stunning card, love the colour choice and the layers of leaves is gorgeous
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Absolutely lovin' this! The black embossing is very brave, in fact any embossing is brave in my book! Di xx

  6. I love red and black and thing your card looks fantastic. The music background is great and the poinsettia in the corner is a lovely touch. Have to admit I am jealous of those who are working on Christmas already when I am still getting my room back together and thinking Halloween.

  7. Oh how I love the black and red and this card. It's so stunning and elegant. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR and we sure hope to see you back soon with another wonderful creation. "Hugs" Carol

  8. I just became a follower, your work is very inspiring. Thanks Lisa

  9. Great card - the more I see of red and black, the more I like it!

  10. This is very nice. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR this month.

  11. Really love your card! Thanks for joining us @ CCAYR.x


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