Sunday, 3 November 2013

Yuletide Blessings

Hello my blogging friends and I hope Sunday finds you well. The sun is with us, here in Dorset, at the moment, although it does feel cooler than of late. There were lots of fireworks going off last night so sleep was somewhat disturbed, they were very pretty to look at out of the window though!! 

I have another Christmas card to share today, again, inspired by some challenges.

I covered a shaped card with Annabel's Christmas papers. Being thrifty, I embossed what was left of yesterday's centura pearl card with a darice snowflake embossing folder.  Marianne and spellbinders dies to create the layered poinsettias and various dies for the foliage. I tied ribbons in between the flowers to add some texture and finished off with a papermania bow.

This is where the inspiration came from

Allsorts #231 - Christmas Cheer
Creative Corner - Can't touch this (texture)
Crafting With Dragonflies #14 - Make your own flower embellishments
Crafty Creations #246 - Make It Yourself
Crafty Ribbons #68 - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Sweet Stampin' - Shaped Card
 (My sentiment is stamped-hope that's enough, if not delete me!!)

Toodles for now and thanks for sharing your day with me xx


Sammy said...

Oh wow, this is just gorgeous Sarah! LOVE the Poinsettias and the embossed snowflakes. *puts on DT hat* Thank you for joining in at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Jane Savage said...

Just beautiful, Sarah. Great idea to add the tied ribbon inbetween the flowers. Stunning! xx

Bridie Payne said...

Oh this is lovely, gives me a great idea for some dies I just bought.

Thanks for sharing

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a Fabulous weekend!


Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Sue said...

This is stunning Sarah. I love the shape and gorgeous papers you have used.
Sue xx

brenda said...

As I hate doing it I will admit at the beginning that this is a copy and paste comment as I am unable to type properly at the moment, but didn't want to miss the opportunity to take a look at your lovely Christmas creation and thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Annette said...

FAB card. I love the fancy shape too.

Karon said...

Beautiful shape, fabulous wreath and wonderful papers makes the perfect card. Love it! TFS

Sue said...

Oooo gorgeous card Sarah! absolutely love it. We had fireworks last night too but we have the strangest dog because he loves them hahahaha lots of huggles Sue xx

Mary said...

Love seeing all the Christmas cards and yours is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us in our Make it Yourself challenge this week at Crafty Creations.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello Sarah, this is gorgeous
Hugs Kelly

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
another really stunner of a card. I love the shape and everything used in this gem of a card.
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny l.

Annie said...

such a beautiful Christmas wreath, lovin' the touches of ribbon and the shiny card touches.
hugs, annie x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Sarah - love the shape and gorgeous traditional colours.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Debs xx

Mojca said...

Waw I love your Christmas wreath, such lovely poinsettias with spots. so pretty! hugs! MOjca

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is just so gorgeous Sarah.
Sue x

Carole said...

This is just fab Sarah
Carole xXx

catherine said...

This is beautiful sarah and thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week
x catherine

Janice said...

Love this one Sarah, that is another really pretty Christmas card. Really wet and windy with us last night and today so I only heard one firework. Hope it's as quiet on Tues, Jx

Wishcraft said...

Love the poinsettias, this is beautiful Sarah! Hugs, Lisa x

Asha said...

Oooo! I love this, Sarah. It just (very politely) screams Christmas. Fabulous shape to the card base too.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

designermc said...

Great card and I love the colors. The poinsettias are fantastic. Thanks for sharing this week at Creative Corner.

Susan Hogan said...

Great card and lovely way to weave the flowers into the wreath. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Karen said...

Such a wonderful creation... it really draws the eye.. Smiles.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons for our Anything Goes With Ribbon Challenge - And Good Luck!


happyglitzygirl said...

Such a great idea, love the wreath look, perfect flowers, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Melanie said...

A gorgeous project!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "It’s only Words” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

(DT Creative Craft Challenges)

Natali said...

Gorgeous Christmas card. Beautiful shape and flowers.
Very sweet card , Sue. Lovely pastel colours and adorable image.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Shaped Card” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Natali said...

Oh, look like I mixed two comments in one ))) Sorry