Monday, October 11, 2010

Holidays ...

Aren't Holiday's a wonderful time of the year?  Any Holiday is fine with me.  It's a reason to gather with friends and celebrate a special occasion ... to talk, laugh, and enjoy each other.  I look forward to the upcoming Holiday season!

I have another Christmas card to share with you.  Strips of Designer Series Papers (Love Letters and Deck the Halls) cover the front of the card.  I am lovin' this look!  The wreath from our Northern Hearts Hostess Set is stamped in Always Artichoke.  Little pearls from our Basic Pearls add dimension.

My seam binding has been dyed with Riding Hood Red ink.  The button is a stray that found it's way into my button drawer.  ("Can I keep it, Mom?")  I used Linen Thread and a Merry old greeting stamped in Riding Hood Red ink (our Jewelry Tag Punch made it easy).  Once again, the Distressing Essentials kit helped soften the edges.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you visit again soon!  You can see more inspiration at these sites ...

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge ... the Design Team is featuring "distressing techniques"
The Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge ... has the cutest sketch with a horizontal sentiment and a "centered feature".
Crafty HOs ... red, green, and brown are our color combination this week!
The City Crafter ... they are celebrating Holidays!

Supplies ...
#117162 - Love Letters Designer Series Paper
#120810 - Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
#120833 - Northern Hearts (wood mounted)
#121145 - Northern Hearts (clear mounted)
#105219 - Always Artichoke Classic ink pad
#111927 - Basic Pearls
#111839 - Riding Hood Red ink refill
#111836 - Riding Hood Red Classic ink pad
#104199 - Linen Thread
#117190 - Jewelry Tag Punch
#118762 - Distressing Essentials



  1. So pretty, love the colors, especially the color of the seam binding, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!


  2. Hi Joanne
    Beautiful distressing and background papers, stunning card and the ruffled ribbon gives the card so much dimension, thanks for joining us at SC: 104 Distressing challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

  3. Gorgeous card ... love your blog too ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

  4. This is so pretty! love the papers you used and the nestie framing of that lovely wreath! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week Joanne!

  5. What a wonderful card for the holidays. And you must teach me to tie those awesome bows that I keep seeing on your fabulous cards! Love how it "tied" it all together.

  6. Very lovely! I love the paper piecing for the card background.

  7. This is beautiful Joanne. Your colour choice is gorgeous - such a stylish card! Jo x

  8. Oh, Oh, Oh. . .That ribbon is to-die-for!!! What an absolutely amazing project!!! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

  9. Very very pretty!!! I LOVE the ribbon!!

  10. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  11. I LOVE the ribbon!!!! Card is so pretty. Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

  12. Nice card. I'm so glad you played along with us at the Crafty Ho's!

  13. Gorgeous! I love the bow... perfect!

    Thank you for participating in the Crafty Ho Color Challenge this week.