Monday, November 29, 2010

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the Yule tide gay....from now on our troubles will be miles away...through the years we all will be together, if the faits allow....hang a shinning star upon the highest bough. It's that time of year again...and inevitable I think of this song and the wonderful friend that it reminds me of. This time of year really reminds you of what's important...the love of family and much they mean to you and how you should never take them for granted...because one day they may no longer be there.

But enough of that...hope all of you were able to make it to Guylou's bloghop...was a great time! And her new Christmas images are incredible. If you have the chance take a look. You can get to them here .  So I have been busy over the last little bit trying to get an order done for a friend. I have no idea how some of you manage to do 50 cards or more for someone else and still manage to get your own Christmas cards done! lol

The first card I'm going to show you is a card with a poinsetta. My client really wanted a card with a poinsetta and I didn't have I went to talk to Maureen at DigiDrawn and she drew a beautiful poinsetta that my client loved. But she wanted the card done like one I had done I changed the ribbon to make it more Christmasy...added gold heat embossed poinsetta stamped cs to the back of the larger poinsetta image.
The cardstock is from Stampin Up and the ribbon was bought last year at Michael's. The small poinsetta stamp used for the embossing was part of a kit I got from Michael's 3 years ago.

The next card that she wanted was one with a Nativity. I had won a really cute Nativity image from Ellephantastic when I entered a challenge hosted by Helen. So I designed a card that had doors that had two little doors that opened. On the outside of one door is the Star of David, and on the other door is the verse "Beneath a shining star, Upon a silent night, Within a lowly stable

I used Brocade Blue cardstock from Stampin Up as the base. On top of that I put a shimmery gold cardstock from my stock...then Cappacino cs also from Stampin Up and then more brocade blue. The last color is white cs from Michaels. The gold ribbon is from the Dollar Giant Dollar store. At the upper left and lower right hand corners I added 3 small white pearls made by Kaiser Craft and bought at my local Scrapbooking store.
When you open the little doors you reveal the manger complete with Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus.
I colored the image with Stampin Up water color pencils and added a gold halo on the baby Jesus and gold hay in the manger. The swaddle is done with Metalic blue Gelly Roll. The Gold and Blue Gelly Roll pens are from Michaels. The edges are sponged in a gold pigment ink from a kit bought at Michaels 3 years ago.

Then she wanted a shaker card with a Christmas ball stamp and the words Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas on it. This I took and heat embossed in gold on Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler card stock. I used a paper cd/dvd holder and decorated it with small ornaments in each corner using Stamping Up Cherry Cobbler ink pad. I used gold string to connect the ornaments. and the gold pen from Michaels to color the tops of the ornaments. I will be posting a tutorial at a later date to show how to make the "Shaker card without the shake" lol.
Thank you for coming and seeing my pictures...and I hope you all Have a Merry Little Christmas.

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