Friday, November 30, 2012

Joy, Joy, Joy...

Hi there!
I'm getting this card in just under the wire for
a challenge over at Paper Sweeties.  They have
darling sweet stamps and a marvelous design team.
Go on over and check them out.  You won't be
I had the idea for this card mulling around in my
head for a couple days, so this is the end result.
It was quite easy just a matter of a little stamping
and arranging the embellishments.  I colored a
few of the gems with my copic marker since I
didn't have the exact color I wanted.  I recently
received those Prima holly flowers and quickly
fell in love with them!  The felt flower and
snowflake are from K&Company.  I stamped
the word, Joy(Paper Sweeties), and applied
gems.  A bow made with pearl cotton to
finish off the card.
Here is the sketch we were to follow...
And, here is another view of my card...
Well, time to gather and put all my fall decorations away.
Wow, can you believe tomorrow is December already?!
This weekend we plan to put up the tree.  We will be
playing Christmas music and getting in the Christmas
spirit.  I recently bought a new Christmas CD by
Blake Shelton.  I'm quite please with it!  And, another
new fav singer of mine is Chris Mann.  You have
any new favorite Christmas music?
Anyways,  thanks for dropping by today!  Take care
and have a fantastic weekend, hugs!
Supplies:  Bazill, SU
Stamp:  Paper Sweeties
Ink:  SU(Cherry Cobbler), Ranger(Tea Dye)
Holly Flowers:  Prima
Snowflake:  K&Company
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Gems:  Recollections
Copic:  R59
Ribbon, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric


  1. Another beauty, Maria! Gosh, I love that burgundy and deep green color palette, and all those textures are fantastic! Thanks so much, once again, for playing along with us this month at Paper Sweeties!

  2. This is just beautiful Maria, so festive, and very elegant!

  3. Joy, joy, joy ... love, love, LOVE! This card is so elegant and gorgeous -- simple with a WOW factor too! Thank you so very much for always sharing your time and talent with us at Paper Sweeties, Maria!

  4. Such a beautiful take on the sketch, Maria. I love the rich colours and gorgeous embellishments x

  5. This is beautiful Maria. I love the shimmery cardstock. :)


  6. I love traditional Christmas colors and that red weave looking paper is fantastic for this design. Love everything about it Maria - beautifully done.

  7. Beautiful work! Love the flowers and leaves and the shimmer is gorgeous.


  8. Wowie!! So Bright Festive and PRetty! Love the color combo and the lovely rose and velvety leaves too! 8-)


  9. Yea, Maria! Congrats on your win for this beauty! I love the rich colors and elegant layout! A real jaw-dropper!

  10. Wow! What a pretty card, Maria! LOVE that flower focal point you created with the arrangement of your embellishments! FAB card!

  11. Wow, this is gorgeous, Maria! I love the traditional color palette and love that shimmery paper. The snowflake is beautiful. Love the felt flower and holly leaves, too, and how fun you put the sentiment strip on an angle. Just love your take of the Paper Sweeties sketch! Great job!

  12. I love the card Maria, so very festive and the rose is fab!

  13. Very pretty card Maria! The cluster of embellishments is just the glittery background paper.

  14. This is just stunning Maria! I love the die cuts and the pretty flower, the rich colours and the fab design! Gorgeous!!

  15. Congrats on the win Maria!!! Im so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Congrats on your win, Maria! Your card is stunning! Love it! Hugs

  17. What a delicious card Maria - the floral spray is stunning and blends perfectly with the other embellishments. Love the rich Christmas colours - absolutely fabulous.
    Sylvia x

  18. What an awesome card! Your flower arrangement is stunning~ Congrats on your win - well deserved!