Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Christmas at The Stamping Boutique

here is my 2nd post for today in the game of catch up.....

The Stamping Boutique is back in action, both the store and the challenge blog! Tracey has been busy drawing some fun images for all of us. for the challenges, we're starting off with a Christmas theme so everyone can get a start on those holiday cards. you know me though, I like to make Christmas cards all year long! :)

I have used one of the new images, 'Nativity,' for my card. it is just so precious! my hubby really likes this one. :) papers are Basic Grey Aspen Frost, flower is Petaloo, dies are from MFT, leaf punches are Martha Stewart, and buttons & seam binding come from my stash. the doily was sprayed with 2 shades of glimmer mist. star and halo were painted with shimmerz. a piece of twine was added across the banner. some faux stitching with my white gel pen completes the card.

I intentionally masked a circle around the halo to draw attention to Baby Jesus. He should always be our focus, in my opinion. :)

thanks so much for stopping by! have a most wonderful day!

WAW - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes
LEJ Designs - something shiny (glimmer mists & shimmerz paint)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes with optional Christmas twist
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Christmas Card Challenges - something new: both dies & image
Robyn's Fetish - add leaves
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - get inky or painty (image is watercolored with SU! inks)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything Christmas goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - buttons or bows
Alphabet Challenge - 'O' for one word sentiment: rejoice
Sister Act - anything goes
Stamping with the Dragon - buttons and bows
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - winter animals
Glory of Christmas - anything Christmas goes


*Vicki* said...

WOW!! This is really stunning Jennifer!! LOVE the coloring and your sweet image!! So many gorgeous details!! I don't know why I didn't have the challenge link in my reader...but now I sure do!! Thanks so much for letting us know about the challenges!! HUGS :)

Leanne said...

Oh this is lovely, the colors are wonderful! Great image, and the coloring awesome. Thanks for playing our Christmas in September challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Leanne DT OCS!

Unknown said...

Jennifer. This card is amazing. It is so many wonderful things; great shapes, colors and the banner sentiment is perfect.
We like seeing your artwork thank you for posting your sweet project with us this week.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Sabrina said...

Love the nativity scene! The white around the edges and the faux stitching are great details to have included. TYFS and playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenge #40. :)

Penny said...

Such a sweet Christmas card! Love your coloring of the nativity! Love the design, and embellies, too, especially that fab bow! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Unknown said...

Great card, I love your layout and your colours!

Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish add some leaves challenge, good luck cheers Sue N x

Tina said...

wow I love this card, its perfect,Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

Hazel said...

A beautiful card that portrays the true meaning of Christmas - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

Jules said...

A very sweet Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at BMD. Good Luck xoxoxo

mixamatoasties said...

Great card and what a fantastic idea to mask round the halo.

Thanks for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Margo said...

Adorable image and wonderful details!
Thanks for joining our challenge at CCC!

Carissa said...

Beautiful card.
Hugs, Carissa

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Fantastic card love the layout, ,texture and layers. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Unknown said...

Lovely card, great colours, super image.Thank you for joining us at Stampin with the Dragon ,Buttons & Bows challenge hugs Tania xx DT

TRACEY MO said...

Lovely card great image. Brill colours.
Thanks for joining us at stamping dragon
Tracey dt

Grenouille Greetings said...

A super cute nativity scene on this super cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin! Hugs, Lesley