Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Day 12, Letter "J" - 30 Days of Christmas at Beccy's Place

     My card today for Beccy's Place 30 Days of Christmas is a bit different from any of the others so far this month.  Instead of using one of Beccy's images, I'm using one of her digital papers (from her Rocking Horse set, which is now one of her free images!  Go grab it.  :-D )

     A blue and purple color combo is one of my absolute favorites, and I thought that using it for a Christmas card would be both challenging and fun.  My only "J" is in the Joyeux Noel sentiment.

I used a sketch from Sweet Sketch Weds.

Background paper from Beccy's Place.
Silver glitter paper from Recollections
Ornament shape cut from gold, iridescent, geometric CS (Spellbinders die)
Joyeux Noel cut with Die-versions die
White paper strips are embossed
Silver paint pen and white gel ink used to define the 'stitched' areas of the sketch
Flat gems added to diagonal corners

Crafty Catz
Creative Inspirations
Elliebelle's Crafty Weds
Outlawz Festive Fri
Scrappy Land
Time Out
Word Art Weds.

     Hard to believe we're nearly half way through November.  Good grief, I can barely believe we're right around the corner from all the winter holidays!  It seems like only yesterday I was complaining about the miserable heat of summer and now we have wonderful, crisp evenings and the TV ads are all about snow and Christmas.  (I do wish we could have the fun of Halloween and the warmth of Thanksgiving before they start running 24 hour a day ads to buy, buy, BUY!)  And here I am making Christmas cards!  lol  But that's different since I have to mail most of my cards and I have so many to make.  Besides, I don't plaster advertising all over the television waves.  OK, ranting finished.  :-D

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


jimlynn said...

I'm with you on all the Christmas ads, etc....We're just sorta sliding past Halloween and Thanksgiving anymore. Shame.

The best of both worlds - blue and purple!!!! LOVE your beautiful card. The design is wonderful.

*Vicki* said...

Wow! Really love those digi papers with those colors! What a beautiful design too! Time just flies right on by my friend! It doesn't help that we are in record lows for our area with only a high of 20 today! ACK!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful, love the gorgeous papers and bauble.
Linda xxx

Gina's Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card. Love the blue and purple and the bauble finishes it off perfectly. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

pinky said...

Beautiful card! Loving all that sparkle! Totally agree. And come Boxing Day we get summer holiday advertisements!

Beccy said...

I hear you NC, the advertising does become a little much at this time of year. You've done a great job creating this card, I really like the mix of papers. The holographic bauble is a beauty! It was great idea to add the sentiment over the top too. Well done.

Donna said...

Fun card and a great take on the sketch! I'm working on J right now. I am a bit behind. Love that paper. I'll have to check if I have that one. Thanks for the heads up.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Very nice Christmas card. Thanks for joining Time Out.

Suzanne Harkinson said...

I love the mix of colors and the holographic die cut picks up all of them. Just lovely.

Alina Florea said...

Nice card. Neat and simple. Thank you for entering our challenge over at Scrapy Land :) Alina DT

Kathie said...

I love your card and the wonderful colours, I just adore the purple and silver together. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

anne said...

Love how you used the bauble as the main image. Great card.
Thank you for playing along with us at SSW2
Anne SSW2 DT

Ellibelle said...

A great take on the sketch! So beautifully done!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge, hope to see you again joining in the December challenge which starts this Wednesday!
Ellibelle's Corner