Monday, December 24

Last Christmas...........

.......cards!!  Yes twice in one day, but I needed to celebrate the completion of 2012's Christmas cards.  These 2 are for the ladies who give their precious time and patience to teach the children to ring hand bells.

The image is a new one I bought recently from the Artistic Stamper and comes on a mini plate of Christmas images.  I've made a background for it with Distress Inks in Iced Spruce, Shaded lilac and  Bundled Sage.  Then once the image was stamped, I painted the star with Wild Honey. 

The yellow mixed with bluey greens made me think of the BoBunny Snow Days papers and so I used those for the background.  I was going to add a bit of glitter or perhaps paint the snow areas on the image with Liquid Pearls, but time has beaten me.

The little bells add the finishing touch.  They are from Papermania and I grabbed a couple of packs as soon as I saw them.  They are dangling from Wild Orchid Crafts small Poinsettia flowers.

Challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Wish upon a star
Christmas Card Challenge #4 - Jingle bells
Wild Orchid Challenge #65 - Christmas friendship

There's a lemon drizzle cake in the oven and my next task is to get some pastry made and resting in the fridge before lunch.

** Kate **

7 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family
Nicole/Beadwright

Twiglet said...

Happy Christmas Kate! x Jo

Lisa Jane said...

Fab cards .. love the little bells
Merry Christmas to you and yours
Lisa x

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous interpretation of our theme, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
hope you had a great Xmas and wishing you a fabulous New Year
Kate xx

pat said...

pretty card! great use of the bells. thanks for playing along in this weeks CCC.

Hugs!

RiNNE said...

those embellies are super beautiful! thanks for playing along at CCC with us!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just a gorgeous creation, thank you for joining us at Wild Orchid Craft's this time, hugs Pops x x x