Sunday, November 29, 2015

Away in a Manger

     I've been on a Deedee's Digis kick all weekend and have used several different sets to make Christmas cards and tags.  Just as I was thinking that I was pretty well caught up on the number of cards I need this year, I got another commission for eight cards.  Then my neighbor, who loves all my cards and has ordered several from me over the last year, wants ten MORE Christmas cards!  So now I'm hopping like a bunny to get everything done.

     I also want to let you know that Deedee's Digis is having a year end sale of 75% off all sets in the store!!  Nothing over $.88!  Can you believe those prices?  

     Since Deedee has so many pre-colored images, and since those make cards go really quickly, I printed out 4 images for tags, and another 4 for cards.  Here's the first one I finished from the "Away in a Manger" set.  Both the image and the sentiment are from that set.

     I used my newest scalloped dies (Memory Box) and I love the stitching on them.  The background embossing is done with a folder from Darice used on red CS which has stars on it.  The sentiment is also cut with one of the stitched dies.  The bow is tied with my bow maker.

Christmas Card
Crafting by Designs
Crafty Gals Corner
Creative Moments
Dream Valley
Fab n Funky
Inky Impressions
Lemon Shortbread
Our Daily Bread
Paper Shelter

     That's it for me today but I'll be posting cards and tags all week long so that I can share what I've done with all the things I printed (and colored on many of them.)  Less than 4 weeks to Christmas now and I have even more to do than I did before the Thanksgiving holiday.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Desire Fourie said...

Such a serene design and I love the image in a circle.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh, what a sweet image and you have colored it so beautifully! Love the texture in the background as well as the use of the scallop circle and sentiment- thanks for playing along with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a beautiful embossed background and those new diecut frames are totally fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with our Christmas challenge this week at Fab ‘n’ Funky. So glad you could join us and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x F’n’F DT

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful digi and I love the embossing, especially that you sanded it.

Donna Ellis said...

Darling image, Connie, and beautiful card! Your dry embossed background is so rich and elegant! Hope you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving, may your week be pleasing and happy! Hugs, de

Davi said...

Beautiful card NC! I love the embossed background with the image.

Judy V said...

Sweet card Connie! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Jeanie Ellis said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this image- beautiful card! The real meaning : )

*Vicki* said...

What a darling creation Connie! Love the image and those scallop stitched circle dies are pretty cool!! ;) Love this! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet image and card, depicting the true meaning of Christmas. Beautiful coloring and design!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a sweet little card NanaC! I love the cute image & the embossed background is gorgeous! Great dies too!
Dawn xx

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Shona Hamill said...

Fantastic Christmas card. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges. Shona xx

Rebecca Gillard said...

So cute. Thank you for sharing at Creative Moments. Rebecca x