Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Peace on Earth


Hi everyone.  I am having so much fun making Christmas cards.  I know it's too early for some of you, but I need to make about 50 for myself ... and I'm making duplicates of most to donate.  Hopefully I'll inspire some of you to get an early start on your Christmas cards ... just think how wonderful it will be when the beginning of December rolls around, your cards are made ... and all you need to do is write on the inside and then mail them! :)

Today's card is for the Color Challenge at SCS (CC442 - Coastal Cabana, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point), with the "dessert"  being - adding dots to your card.  I don't have Coastal Cabana, so I subbed Bermuda Bay ... and my dots are water drops that I splattered onto my sponged background ... don't know if you can see them in the photo above, but you can in the close-up view.  Love that technique!

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Festive Friday (FFC16)


Christmas Card Challenges #40 - use something new - just got my new Paper Smooches Christmas Sentiments
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #140 - let's get inky - sponged the background (and most of my fingers too!) :)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September - Anything Goes



Here's a close-up of the card:




I randomly sponged the three shades of blue ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I die-cut two of the Country Landscape and layered them at the bottom.  I die cut the window (three times, layering them with glue to make a thick die-cut) and popped it on top of my background with dimensionals.  A simple sentiment completes the card.



Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Country Landscape die (Memory Box), Small Arched Madison Window (Poppy Stamps), sponges, water, adhesives, and dimensionals




32 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the scene out the window and the richness of the sky! Thanks for joining us at FEstive Friday!

Kristie Goulet said...

I love this and I too am enjoying making Christmas cards!

Susan said...

My favourite colour combination - blue and white! What a beautiful card - such a perfect peaceful winter scene to go with the peace sentiment!

Bonnie said...

This is such a beautiful, peaceful scene! I love how you make the window stand out!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! You sure have inspired me with this beauty!

MaryH said...

Another gorgeous card to add to your stash. I always love the MB dies, & how beautifully they were put to use on this lovely one. I really like how you added the 2 layers of the village behind the window. Will have to try this! TFS & Hugs

sandie said...

I am loving your Xmas cards and white on white with a bit of blue-oh yes, perfect x

Stamps and Paper said...

Another gorgeous Christmas card Loll...your sentiment says it all...sadly I wish it could be true..Think you are wise starting your cards early as Christmas will soon be upon us before we know it..

Anne

Happy Dance said...

Sooooo beautiful! Simply stunning. Love the window scene and the colors you've chosen. This makes me want to put my elbows on the sill and watch the snow fall... Adore this! Bev

Anonymous said...

Perfect, once again. I want to be on your donated to list, LOL! I am so not ready for Christmas cards!

Brenda in IN said...

This is really pretty. I'm just getting into Halloween cards and not ready for Christmas yet!

Carole said...

Beautiful...vibrant yet peaceful.

Valerie said...

Beautiful card Loll, simple but so effective:)
Val x

Deepti said...

Simply beautiful :)

Hazel said...

Love the sponged background and the clean lines of the rest of this very elegant card - thanks for sharing it for my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Hazel said...

You could also share this lovely card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' - I'd love to see it there too, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT x

Karen B said...

Lovely card Loll. Really like the idea of using non-traditional colours. You definitely inspire - all the time.....in fact I'd love to come sit on your shoulder! loll

Karen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lolly, I'm running behind and am just loving these last three posts with your precious detailed and yet CASlicious cards! These are the cards that will be found in Christmas keepsake boxes generations from now!! xxoo Dolly

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card, love that window.

Barb said...

*sigh*

so beautiful! love the dimensional layering and of course that perfect shade of peaceful blue. great design!

Anne said...

Love your card! So glad you popped in the share it with us at CCC. Hugs x

Mau xx said...

This is Beautiful, Its so crisp and fresh. A beautiful design Loll.
I must admit I should be starting mine too, but I can't feel it yet.
I am a mid Nov. starter at the best, maybe you have made me think though :)
Watch this space....lol
Hugs Mau xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, love this window and the serene scene you've created :) Cathy x

scrappymo! said...

Lovely! The little droplets of water on the sky look perfect!

Heather G said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

Karen M said...

I just love all your gorgeous christmas cards Loll - you are inspiring me to start making mine - hugs xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a fantastic card.. I have that die! Thanks for the inspiration.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This is *stunning*. I love every little thing about it, and I think it is the absolute perfect interpretation of our challenge this week. Thanks so much for joining Festive Friday!

Julie said...

So special. What a great card. Very peaceful scene.

Geri said...

Love every little thing about this Loll!!! Just gorgeous!!! Delighted to have you with us at Festive Friday!!!

Carol said...

Great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Extra this month. Carol GD x

fun stamping said...

Congrats on your FF win - such a beautiful card!