Friday, July 29, 2011

Blessed Nativity

Blessed Nativity - This week at Sew Many Challenges, the challenge is anything goes, so I finally got to use this image. I have been wanting to do it for a while, so yea me!

I decided to go shabby chic and used a Tim Holtz paper pad. I used a spool of lace to and my pink ATG to hold the lace in place as I ruffled it. I used an ultra fine glitter and then my Viva Decor pen for the pearls.
My image is colored with Copics and again I used my ultra fine glitter. I was asked about my fold, but it is not really a fold. My DP was double sided, so I cut a half circle and then folded my card. I have photographed the inside so you can see. Really I was just taking a cheap skate way of following a sketch.

My second card uses the Friday Freebie that you can get here. My DP is from Target's dollar spot last year. My baker's twine is homemade. My friend Milly came over and it was her idea to seperate a thread from a length of cotton yarn, color it, then retwist it. It took us a few tries, but we finally got it to work and I must say that I am pleased with the result and it was so much cheaper than real baker's twine.

My sentiment is by Inkadinkado. The pin is from a pin swap that I recently participated in. It was a lot of fun and I got some amazing pins. The swap was divided by holidays and I signed up for the Christmas swap.
My image was colored with Copic's and then coated with MS ultra fine glitter. I added a little bit of Polar white flower soft to the snowman's hat.

I hope all of you will join in on our Anything Goes challenge at Sew Many Challenges.

First card
Sunday Sketch and Stash - #65 sketch
Cup Cake Craft Challenges - #152 Shabby Sparkle
The Paper Shelter - #24 anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - #30 Get your Bling on
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #93
Bah-Humbug-Christmas #30 lace
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #42 Christmas in July

Second card
Mojomonday #201 sketch
Christmas Card Challenges #34 plaid (ribbon)
Trulyscrumptious Challenges - #62 buttons and bows
Crafts and Me Challenges - #45 ribbon
Southern Girls Challenge - #24 Photo Inspired
A Spoon Full of Sugar #61 tag
Totally Paper Crafts #77 Bling it up


  1. Beautiful card! Lovely image, gorgeous papers and I love all the pearls and lace! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  2. Oh, wow! What fantastic projects. I love the images and the gorgeous colours. Your shabby sparkle looks faberoony. Thank you so much for playing at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

  3. Great card, cute image too. Thanks for playing with along with our photo inspiration challenge at SGC

  4. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

    Hugs Liv.

  5. These are both adorable! Love the cute image on the first and the snowman on the second! Thanks for joining us at CCC!

  6. such pretty cards, fantastic use of beads and lace, Thanks for using my sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp

  7. Both cards adorable!! Cute images too.

  8. Brilliant cards, love the lace and pearls on the top one, so sweet, thankyou for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  9. 2 lovely cards with such sweet details! Love the sparkle & the images! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

  10. Hi Mari
    Both cards are gorgeous love what you have done with the first one thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  11. Beautiful card...such cute images...thanks for joining us at TPS......


  12. fab cards, love the shiny snowmen
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    céline F&F DT

  13. very sweet cards, you must be so plaesed with them!
    thanks for playing with us at southern girls. xx

  14. Such a supercute cards. Thank you so much for joining in on our theme this week, over at Truly Scrumptious.
    Hugs, Anja

  15. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  16. The images are wonderful on both cards and so is the coloring. I love the pearls and the fine glitter you used. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  17. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

  18. Love the super cute cards:) Beautiful details!
    Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious
    Hugs Bente:)

  19. Gorgeous cards, thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
    Anne x

  20. LOVE your first card with all the added details. Your second card looks like a present/gift, too cute with the added snowman. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafts and Me Challenges.

  21. Cute cards with lots of bling :) Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  22. Gorgeous Christmas cards! Love them both. Really love the sparkliness on the snowman too.


  23. Love how versatile this TH paper is, I've just had mine out to use on a baby card! Love how it looks on your fab Christmas card. Thanks so much for sharing at Bah Humbug x

  24. Great cards! Lovely work! Thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy.

  25. Such an unusual card Mari,Thankyou for joining the Southern Girls challenge so that I was able to see your lovely work. Hope you join us again next challenge,Julie.x

  26. What sweet beautiful cards. Thank you for joining in with us at Southern Girls this fortnight. I have some candy on my blog if you are interested in joining in.
    Alicia xx