Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Blessings

I've unmounted all my wheels and have fallen in love with them all over again.  They are just so much more flexible now that I can use any ink on them and I can actually see where they will be stamped.  I should have done this years ago!  I even gotten half of one of my craft drawers back.

I love how this card turned out but I can't take the credit.  The layout comes from Susan Raihala's (aka.  Lateblossom).  I've tried to find the post but am having trouble with blogger at the moment.  I loved her one layer version.  I didn't have the nice pens though for bordering the image so I've layered a scrap of white card stock with my stamped image onto two small strips of real red.  I love the red bling on this card.  My LSS was blowing out red bling one year after Christmas and I bought the entire stock just so I'd have lots for this stamp.  And now I'll finally use it since I have rediscovered this pretty holly image.

Challenges this Card Meets:
Christmas Card Challenge #4
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Winter Wishes
Paper Sundaes - Celebrate
Simon Says - Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous card Christine :-) I love the holly design and the CAS style ,,, perfect :-)

    Wiahing you a Very Happy New Year :-)
    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. Very elegant. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

  3. Beautiful card, thank you for sharing with us at OSCC. Happy New Year, Janet

  4. Gorgeous! Love the holly stamp and the green, red and white CAS design.

  5. What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges

  6. Very pretty, Nice clean lines. Thanks so much for joining in at Paper Sundaes this time
    Hugs Julie P

  7. I love your card, it's very elegant and the bling makes everything sparkle! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and I hope to see you again next challenge. Brigitte

  8. The bling is the perfect finishing touch to that pretty image!
    Thanks for joining our sketch challenge at 2012 Christmas Card Challenges!

  9. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Shell xx

  10. That wheel was my very first wheel purchased and used for my Christmas cards that year. I used a small (non SU) hole punch to punch out all the berries spots and backed it with red paper so the red showed through the holes.

    I would love to unmount my wheels, but have nothing to mount them onto. I sold all my background stamps since with advancing multiple sclerosis, I was no longer able to grip them to stamp them.