Sunday, November 13, 2011

Let the Countdown Begin!

Yeesh. I've got some serious cardmaking to do. This summer, when I was off, yes, I could have been making Christmas cards, (Heck, I even look at CSAYL every week!) but, just let me say, when it 98 degrees outside and we're swimming through the air in the infamous Carolinas' humidity, Christmas just seems sooooooooo far away!

... and then it became November. Who does the scheduling around here?!

So, here's the day's second card:

It's also for the challenges at:
One Stop Craft Challenge - Use ribbon or lace
Pile It On - Christmas
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes Christmas
CCEE Stampers - Use three shapes (I've got 2 die cuts and rectangles.)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Never Seen Ink. (These came yesterday!)
and it's my week 2 entry for Vive la Verve. Here's the sketch:

It's adapted a bit; my big bows always turn out icky.

Both images are from Verve and are ON SALE this month! :)
Patterned papers are from a stack (DCWV?) in the stash. Cardstock is Coredinations. Lace is from the stash, too. Flowers and the border on the sentiment are stamped in Fired Brick Distress Ink and touched up with Tea Dye. The center of the flower is done in yellow Spica. There's machine stitching here and there.

Have a wonderful and peaceful (yeah, right!) Sunday. I'm so glad that you took the time to stop by and genuinely appreciate your comments.



  1. Lovely creation!

    Thank you for joining us at TTT in Anything Christmas Goes! :)


  2. This is gorgeous - I love the colours you've used and that paper is fab.

    Thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Anything Christmas' Challenge.
    Don't forget we love to see your Top Tips too – Just add (TIP) after your name when you link and you could be the lucky winner of our Top Tipper Prize!

    Carol x

  3. Lovely card, Thanks for coming to play with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Christmas challenge I hope you can come play again soon you can enter up to 3 times per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps I have candy on my blog too!

  4. Great Christmas card. I love the different layers and the lace. Thanks for joining the Anything Christmas Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  5. Elizabeth, I popped over from the Verve's SCS Christmas card thread! I love this beautiful card! Wonderful colors and design! The sentiment really says it all! I am a new follower, too! Love your style! Blessings!

  6. Wonderful card, I just adore the design. Beautiful! Thank you for joining the challenge at Pile It On. Best, cg

  7. Beautiful Elizabeth!! Love what you've done with this sketch, and your poinsettia is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining our CCEE challenge this week! :)