Friday, October 16, 2009

Holiday Ornament and a Christmas Card Update...

When I sat down to stamp last night I was in a Christmas card making mood...again! It's been sooooooo chilly here this week and this morning we're getting our first snowflakes of the season...eeks!!!
I decided to use the Mojo Monday #108 sketch for the layout. I pulled all my colour inspiration from my fun Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper...it's so sweet!

I started by stamping the Ornament with Holly from Stamping Bella with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Bella's Bestest Paper then I coloured it with copics. I cut out the image with Labels 8 Nestabilities then I added a little Glamour Dust glitter to the dots around and on the ornament.

I layered the Basic Grey PP onto some Prism Rose Light then I stitched around the edges with my Janome. I love this particular patterned paper with this image because the swirls tie in so nicely with the swirl on the ornament. Next I ran some Prism Island Mist Light through my swiss dots Cuttlebug folder, then I used my corner rounder on just the top left corner to soften it.

I finished the card with some pretty polka dot ribbon, a ghost snowflake (my very favourite winter embellishment) and some Bella Glitter Dots in platinum and pink orchid.

If you stop by on a regular basis then you know that I've been on a mission to stamp one Christmas card per week. Well I've pretty much stuck to that goal (and even made more than one a week in the last little while) and I'm totally excited about how many Christmas cards I've made already this year! Wanna know how many??? I'm up to exactly 50 cards including this one!!! Wooo Hoooo!!!! Best part...I have just over 50 people on my Christmas card list so I may actually get a head start on next years cards...can you believe it!!! Hopefully you've already started your cards, but if not, get going so you're not stressed in December. There's only 71 sleeps til Christmas!!!
Don't forget to play along with the current Bellarific Friday challenge. Em's given us until next week to create something with a nature/flower theme. You have all weekend to stamp, so no excuses, k?

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

8 comments:

Dina said...

This is beautiful and looks great for the mojo sketch! Love the Eskimo Kisses DP, I have been using it as well. Love following your blog, your work is beautiful!

Karen Wilson said...

Wow, look at you go! That is fantastic! You're getting a good start, that's for sure. I really have to get some Xmas stamps and get started. Your cards are beautiful, as always!

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card! I am SO impressed that you have all those Christmas cards done!

Danni said...

Awesome job!

Leslie said...

Great card Karen. Can I pick my card for Christmas??!! :)

Jan Castle said...

Really cute card Karen...71 days...oh my!
Jan Castle

Leanne said...

Wow... I'm sooo envious!! Can't believe you have 50 beautiful cards completed with Christmas more than 2 months away. And each one different too!

Great job Karen!

Jeanie said...

Whoa!!! Way to go Karen!! I have the same goal "one card per week" but I only started mine in July. I've done 23 but that's progress, huh? These are all just terrific and I know you're feeling VERY relieved now aren't you? GREAT JOB!