Monday, December 1, 2014

Cinnamon and Berries

     Can you believe it's the 1st of December?  Yikes, only 3 weeks and 3 days until Christmas and I have no idea where 2014 went!  But the good news is there's a new release at Doodle Pantry today.  We also have a challenge starting at noon Eastern Time today.

     With Christmas so close, our minds tend to be thinking of all things Christmas and the card I did today is a reflection of some of those things.  For me, nothing says Christmas more than the smell of spices, most especially cinnamon.

     I used a pre-colored image from the new "Cinnamon & Berries" set, but the set also has outline images you can color yourself, plus wonderful sentiments and even beautiful digital papers!  Regardless of all the wonderful modern images and styles available for cards, I'm still a lover of the traditional when it comes to Christmas.  Traditional just brings back such wonderful  memories.  :-D

      The image is die cut and embossed with a die from Spellbinders.  The "Cinnamon" and the "Holly & Berries" sentiments are from this same Doodle Pantry set and the "Signs of Christmas" is computer generated.  The embossed CS is from Bazzill and the sparkly green ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The white bow is made with seam binding  from my stash.

      I punched the corners with a hand punch and felt it was finished since this is a card for a guy and I wanted it to look more masculine than one with lots of fancy embellishments.

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Docerela Creations
Male Room
Simon Says Stamp
Sister Act
Winter Wonderland

     I hope you're as close to ready for Christmas as you need to be at this point and that you still have time to create and craft and find time for yourself.  Be sure to check out all the new releases over at Doodle Pantry.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Very nice Nana. Thank you for sharing it with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week .
    Kind regards,
    DT member BSCB

  2. Love the pretty ribbons and the way you've framed the image NC!! Christmas is going to be here so FAST!! :) HUGS

  3. Beautiful card and love the image. It sure is frightening to think we are near the end 2014, those pixies are taking the days I am sure.
    Linda xxx

  4. There's nothing better than traditional! I love your card and the cinnamon - I can smell all the way over here! Beautiful!

  5. BEAUTIFULLY done! Love the details and layering! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  6. Beautiful card! Love the contrast of the dark green against the white... really makes the image pop. Lovely bow and die cut frame.

  7. This is so beautiful!!
    I love the rich green and the bow! Gorgeous die cut, too!

  8. Gorgeous card and great design. Thanks for joining us at CFAS. Carol S. DT

  9. HI NC, please forgive me for being MIA. You are still the queen of awesome and spectular beauties and this one is no exception. I have been running around like a chicken without a head. I will miss you on TT, but will always stalk your blog. Happy Holidays my friend.
    Hugs and blessings

  10. Fantastic card NanaConnie...I love how you split that sentiment up like that!

  11. Lovely card - i can imagine the smell of the spices! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

  12. Very pretty Connie. Love the colors. Still trying to get caught up so bear with me. Hugs, joann

  13. isn't the precolored image GORGEOUS? love your card design, Connie, and the pretty die cuts you have used! xo

  14. What a gorgeous creations! Thank you for joining us at AYLI! Hugs! Mojca

  15. Thanks for joining us in TMR this week - your card is lovely - Jacqueline xx

  16. What a wonderful image and such wonderful colouring you have given it. Great creation! Thanks for joining us over at AUD sentiment challenges this time around.
    Love n hugs

  17. Yep, they do conjure up the feel of Christmas. A lovely card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight.

  18. NanaConnie, I love the die cut you used to show case your gorgeous image! Beautiful card...thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  19. You have made such a beautiful card for our 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Catz. I really love these traditional colors. Thank you for joining us and don't forget to check on Friday who is the winner.
    Anna xxx

  20. Love the card, wish I had smell-a-vision! Thank you for joining us at TMR.

  21. Hi NanaConnie, what a beautiful card. Love that image and love it on the Spellbinders die!
    Hugs, Sarah T


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