Thursday, 20 December 2012

LOTV Mary and Joseph

Hi crafty friends, I hope you're Christmas preparations are going well.
Just doing some late night blogging after some very late night Christmas shopping.

I made this card for two special people who love the rustic charm look to Christmas,
so I decided to keep it natural and shade the sweet image with a burnt umber polychromos pencil which I blended with a paper stump and Sansodor, I think it's worked? 

The base card is 51/2" sq crumb cake and real red  matts from SU
Pattern paper is from the Molly Bloom Christmas Carnival mag.
Stamps used are Little Gabriel and Mary and Joseph from LOTV
and the sentiment stamp is part of the Contempo Christmas set from SU.
The background was embossed with a Sizzix holly plate.
Punches used are EK scallop border and Friskas corner.
I hand stitched after using the SU piercing tool and guide,
then added just a tiny touch of glitter with a Sukura star dust pen.

Challenges to have fun with
LOTV thursday challenge ~ something new....
 I hope Lili's little faries won't mind if I share this one as a new technique.
Everybody Art ~ any thing goes
Incy Wincy Designs ~ holly and mistletoe

Thank you for stopping by
I wish you all a Very Merry and Peaceful Christmas
Good Health and Happiness in 2013

A large hug... keep safe... love Cherie x


  1. This is so adorable Cherie ! The little nativity scene is so sweet and I love the red stitching around it ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  2. hi Cherie, this is a beautiful christmas card, thank you for your xmas wishes.
    Merry Christmas & a happy New Year 2013 to you and yours.. pam

  3. Lovely card, Cherie. Have a lovely Christmas Lesley x

  4. what a delightful card, love the shading works perfectly
    best wishes

  5. I love your card Cherie, it is very special. Hugs Marjorie. x

  6. Just gorgeous hun, thanks for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies Something New challenge! Hugs, Fairy Squirrel xx

  7. Fabulous card I LOVE the subtle Holly embossing too! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  8. Hi Cherie - I love your card. The image is beautiful and the monochrome colouring is perfect for it, and the limited colour palette is great too! Thanks for sharing your card at Incy Wincy Designs in our "Holly or Mistletoe" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)


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