Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Christmas Baubles - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Festive Decor' so that leaves a lot of room for interpretation.   I can be baubles, lights, houses... anything to do with blinging it up for the holidays.
I used a Lili of the Valley image I've had for a couple years and it is called Christmas Baubles.  I loved this image from the time I first spotted it in the shop and it's been waiting for me to ink up since then.  It coloured up quite quickly and for pizazz, I added some Frantage and tiny red beads for the holly berries.  The border dies are Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud Border die and it was perfect for this.  I like how the stitching takes jazzes it up a bit and makes it more decorative.
This month, we are sponsored by Flat Friends who is generously giving a prize of two digis to the lucky winner.
http://flatfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the gals on the team have created and here's a great chance to get a head start on your holiday cards for this year.  The only requirement to enter the challenge is to follow the theme.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp -  Lili of the Valley Christmas Baubles
Sentiment - Ali Edwards Jingle All the Way
Dies - Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloud Border Die
Misc - Frantage, Copic Gold Spica pen, mini pearls
Challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
ABC Christmas - Things beginning with the letter R (Mine is red, red, red!)
Christmas Stampin`All Year Long - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Use a Die (mine is the Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds)
Sister Act - #120 Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Winter or Christmas Theme

20 comments:

The Little Stamper said...

Hi Marilyn. I popped over to your blog from Christmas at Sweet Stamping and I have to say I love your stamping style! I am now following you so I can see more of your lovely creations. Looking forward to the next post. :-)

Sharon x

Maxine D said...

Oh Marilyn this is beautiful - love the die cuts at the top of your card - they look like drapes :-) Wonderful colouring and composition.
Blessings
Maxine

Janette van Otterlo said...

What I lovely card!!!
I think I have that same stamp, must try and CASE your card someday ;-)
Grtz Janette

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, my friend! I love the layered dies, the Frantage, the colouring, and the wonderful addition of the beads!
It's so fun to see a Christmas card this morning! The chill in the air is another sign that Christmas is just around the corner! :o)

Abi said...

Simply gorgeous Marilyn, such a pretty border die & pretty image too! xx

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,this is gorgeous.xxx

jimlynn said...

SO pretty! I love the border at the top and that pretty, pretty image!
Lynn

heidy said...

Absolutly gorgeous Marilyn!!!
XXX Heidy

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Great card, thanks for sharing with us a CSAYL. Sue x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image and stunning CAS design.
Sue xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

Goodness, I just can't stand it...this is fantastic...I love the image and the little berries. Beautiful Marilyn...Hugs, joann

Sandy said...

Wonderful - I wish you could make a video using Frantage -- I have too heavy of a hand. The Copic Gold Spica pen made the gold dots on your card?
You really need to have your very own YouTube channel - I know I would watch!!
Sandy xx

Kat W said...

This image is really pretty and I love the gorgeous red, green and white combo...so festive! The stitched dies and twine add a lovely elegant detail and of course, it all looks even better with a sprinkling of Frantage!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Pollard Carole said...

A wonderful card your design is perfect for this stamp and thank you for reminding me I own this stamp as well and had forgotten about it how could that be !! Love and hugs Carole x

Carla Brooke said...

A lovely card! Thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise.

Wedgie said...

I love this card, fab image!
Hope you're keeping well, Wedgie xxx

Cathy P. said...

This is just adorable! Love the design and your coloring. Hugs, Cathy

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Marie B. said...

I love this image too, I wish I owned it! Great coloring, and the Frantage is just perfect! :)

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin All Year long

Helen x