Friday, April 18, 2014

Christmas card a week #10

 Hi All, I made another Christmas card for the challenge to make 1 card a week so I will have them all done early!  Feels good to have 10 done and waiting already!  For this card I used the image from Gecko Galz Sweet Mommy collage along with the Solarium papers.  I have to say, these papers are becoming a real favorite of mine, I love every one in the set and I love printing them as many times as I want too!
I did a close up so you could see the one of beautiful stamps from My Craft Spot  Merry Christmas set.  My friend and DT sister Lisette (Mrs. Bees) was very generous to share her winnings from City Crafters with me, (thank you Lisette).  I chose this beautiful set of 10 stamps with the Christmas theme, I just love the fine line detail in this stamp, doesn't it look beautiful?   Other details on this 5 x 7 card, I used True Blue Stickles for the halos, and I used gold embossing powder around the frames before using my Perfect layers Mini rulers (perfect for these small cuts)  to put a 1/16th black trim edge.  I also went a little crazy with the Liquid pearls, the beading in this image really caught my eye so I wanted to accentuate it a bit.  Well that's it, thanks for stopping by and thank you for all of your encouraging comments too.  ~Diane

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  1. This is so beautiful Diane! What a great idea to start your Christmas cards and work on them throughout the year. This image is gorgeous and I thought the Liquid Pearls were the real thing . . . very realistic! The blue halos are perfect!

  2. Wow! I love the classic elegance of this Christmas card and envelope design, and how you embellished the Madonna's headdress with the stickles. Blessings!

  3. Beautiful card, love how you did the headdress. 10 cards give you a great start to your Christmas capital! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Just so beautiful Diane. The design paper is just perfect and the accentuated beading so creative.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. Dear Diane, it's so elegant and beautiful card! I love it in every detail! I also like this beautiful image and how you embellished it :) It's perfect!!!
    ~Olga Kovalchuk

  6. An absolutely beautiful card & envelope Diane, love the image, Carole Z x

  7. Meine Güte...
    das ist wirklich eine himmlisch schöne Karte.
    Ich bin ganz verzaubert.
    Und deine Werke und dein Blog sind auch für mich sehr inspirierend und schön.

    Dankeschön für deinen lieben Kommentar auf meinem Blog, und das dir meine Kunst auch gefällt.
    Ich freue mich sehr darüber.
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes sonniges Osterfest.
    Herzlichst Sophie

  8. LOVE the mothers head thingy, diane! happy easter!

  9. Beautiful in Blue. Love your card creations. Creative Bliss...

  10. Hi Diane, this card is gorgeous. The blue is so pretty and peaceful. Hard to imagine you are in week 10 already.
    Happy Easter my friend.

  11. Fabulous card. The pearls, stickles and embossing are fabulous touches. So happy you got your stamps, what a great set (in fact I don't know how you managed to choose as there were so many). Not sure whether to say Happy Christmas or Happy Easter - so I'll say both :)!

  12. Gorgeous! Love the glitter and the liquid pearls and the beautiful blues. Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  13. Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for April - hope to see you again soon x


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