Sunday, December 4, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I thought I'd try a new challenge over at
Here is the lovely design photo we were to follow for the challenge.

Hi Friends!

Hope your weekend is going well!  This particular design photo caught my eye.  Many times I do not follow designs for I nearly always end up changing my card.  But, this card went together fairly easy.  I heat embossed the Christmas tree and inked up edges of paper.  I had a little trouble with the embossing powder.  I used a different type and it didn't adhere well at all.  So, I went looking in my stash and found the good stuff!:-)  I had fun with the punch, too!  I just love the elegant look of this particular punch.   Why not go over and check out the lovely creations from the design team.  You won't be disappointed!

Thanks so much for taking time to drop by today!  Take care and hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill
Stamp:  PTI
Ink:  Versa Magic, SU(Red Riding Hood)
Embossing Powder:  Ranger
Punch:  EK
Gems:  Darice
Button, Dimensional:  SU
Gold Cord, Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric


  1. How pretty! I love the gold embossing and the "lights" are so sweet. Great job on your card. I am so glad you found my little challenge blog, I hope you join us often. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. Wow, Maria your card is so beautiful. Love the embossing and matching cord. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches

  3. Just gorgeous Maria!!! I love the paper lace arounf the card :-)

  4. How pretty! I love all the different shaped layers on your card, and the embossed tree is gorgeous with those rhinestones on it.

  5. How fun this card is Maria! Love the details on scalops! A fab card!

  6. Great looking tree Maria, love the frame! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment, I so appreciate this! Greetz from the Netherlands, Ira

  7. Wow! This is beautiful, Maria! Absolutely fabulous take on that sketch! Love the framework you created. And the gems on the tree are gorgeous. Love the bow and button, too!

  8. Oh my goodness there are so many beautiful Christmas cards in your posts! I'm not surprised a bit by all those Shabby Tea Room awards on your sidebar. :-)
    Thank you for becoming an official "Follower" of my blog. LOL I appreciate it and hope you will continue to find a thing or two there that inspires or makes you smile.
    Best of luck in the candy draw!

  9. This is gorgeous Maria, lovely festive colours, but in a bold modern design, love it!

  10. You were really great at following the guide and your tree and trim are so Christmas elegant too! Love it!