Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Stockings Were Hung

Twas the Night Before Christmas is probably one of our most special traditions in our house.  I have the whole poem memorized.  We even play a game to see who can remember the line before and after the fastest.    For that reason, when I saw Waltzing Mouse's  Twas the Night Before Christmas, I had to have it.  Of course I've had it for a while and haven't done anything with it.  Does that sound familiar?

The Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge this fortnight is to add texture to a card.   In trying to use this stamp, I came across my Christmas stocking die and realized I really wanted to make a denim stocking.  I love the textures of denim and soft cotton together, which is the red topping.  To top off my textured card, I added some snowflakes to the top while embossing.  I don't know why I haven't used them more.  I do like the effect.  All in all, I think my father will get a kick out of receiving this card.

Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas in Your Country
Crafty Hazelnut's Extra Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes for May
Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge - Anything Goes
52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - Something Old (red fabric from DH's shirt), Something New (never inked poem stamp), Something Blue (denim)
Crafty Catz - Embossing
Moving Along with the Times - Snow Cute


  1. Oh this is just adorable!!! Love the poem and your fabric stockking is just perfect for the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics!

  2. lovely card,fab design thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week x carol

  3. What a special tradition! Thanks for joining in our 200th Challenge celebration at The Corrosive Challenge, and good luck!

  4. Love the embossed border along the top and the layers of the dies. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along with the Times this week! xJessie

  5. Lovely idea, very sweet...
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

  6. What a sweet little stocking and the snowflake border looks fab!

  7. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  8. How neat to use real denim and cotton on your card. I really like the embossed snowflakes along the top, too.

  9. This is so fun! LOVE the use of the poem and the fabric to make the stocking! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

  10. Ah this is super and what a great tradition to have. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos)xx

  11. très charmante carte Christine, cette chaussette est vraiment adorable, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  12. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges and our Completely Christmas 13 with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  13. Oh this is so cute!
    Thanks so much for joining the Fanatics this week.

  14. Love the embossing and the denim stocking. I'm sure your dad will love it.
    Thanks for joining us at 52CCT.
    Gill x
    52 CCT Design Team