Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Little Christmas Joy!

Coffee of the Day - Eggnog, to get in the mood! :)

It's been way too long since I've been able to play along in the fun progressive challenges over at From the Heart, so I wanted to do all I could to be sure I participated this month. Just look at this adorable image everyone is to use, "Faithful Friends - Angel Joy."  oh my goodness! sweetness overload! :)

papers are from the Basic Grey Evergreen collection, oval dies are Spellbinders, leafy branch die is Memory Box, and flourish die is Tim Holtz for Sizzix. flowers are all by Petaloo. a bit of paper piecing, and then sparkles added by way of shimmerz paint and glitter gel pens. a few touches with my spica white gel pen, too. sequins, a button, and some pretty vintage lace finish the card.

I used a gate fold technique on this card, as a sketch I came across seemed absolutely perfect to go along with it. the flourish die is cut from a piece of plastic packaging. you know how I love to re-purpose things when I can. :)

sorry I have not been as consistent with my craft posts as I would like. just have been having a doozy of a time with my icky tum. I know y'all get weary of my health yuck posts, so I try not to mention it too often on here. but man oh man, cancer and its side effects just plain ol' stink.

hope you have a most wonderful weekend! we are having a few little snow flurries here. I do so love this season! love to all of you!

From the Heart - sketch and/or twist: gate fold or window (gate fold)
Seems A Little Sketchy - sketch
Alphabet Ch - T is for Traditional Christmas
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - anything goes
Creative Corner - Christmas
QKR Stampede - Let's Talk Christmas
Party Time Tues - anything goes
Sister Act - any card goes
Delightful Ch - patterned paper
Milk Coffee - hand color image
Add a Little Dazzle - photo/color inspiration
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Creative Moments - anything goes/celebrations
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - anything goes
Scrapper's Delight - anything goes/paper piecing
WAW - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - make it sparkle (sequins, glitter pens, shimmerz paints)
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - make it sparkle (sequins, glitter pens, shimmerz paints)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes with sparkle
TTCRD - anything goes
Card Mania - use your dies (Spellbinders, Sizzix, Memory Box)
Dream Valley - Christmas
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes w/distressing
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything Christmas goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes w/patterned paper
Die Cut Divas - Holidays w/die cuts (Spellbinders, Sizzix, Memory Box)
A Gem of a Challenge - paper piecing


Desire Fourie said...

Suchca cute Christmas image and I am loving the design paper.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Adorable card. I can't wait to start on my card for the month challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!

Arlene said...

Such a cute image. Such an adorable card.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Sandra said...

Super cute Jennifer!!!
and of course sith your favorite papers!! Gorgeous!
I hope the icky feeling gets a bit better, don't hesitate to mention things like this!!
Hugs, Sandra

KarinsArtScrap said...

Jennifer this is sweet and beautiful
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Céline said...

pretty card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Jennifer, very cute card! Love that sweet image and all the pretty details you added. Thanks for joining us at Seems A Little Sketchy and good luck.


Heather said...

Very sweet! Love those pretty papers you used. And how fun that you turned this sketch into a gatefold card. I never thought of it, but now that you've mentioned it, I see that it would work perfectly. Thanks for playing with CSAYL and CHNCC2.

Imke said...

Adorable card, Jennifer. This BG paper is really nice and i like your decoration with flowers and leaves. Very sweet card.

Thanks for joining us @ From the Heart Stamps !!

Pillan said...

Nice card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

fiction book reviews said...

Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love

Jane Savage said...

Just adorable and great papers!
Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xx

Rose said...

So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Beautiful card Jennifer. Love the gorgeous emebllies and fab colors. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and hope to see you again soon. Have great moments.

[DS4J DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

Olivia said...

Beautifully done. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

Wow! This is such a pretty card. I love the floral print and the sparkly sequins. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful card! I love the layers and the sweet image! So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Get better soon! And thank you for joining in on our challenge and using our sketch at Seems a Little Sketchy!

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute and festive Jennifer! Than you for playing along with us at From The Heart Stamps! I hope you'll join us again this week!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Cute Christmas image! Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede. We hope you'll join us again soon!


Faith S. said...

Beautiful, Jennifer!! I love the shabby chic/vintage look!! The colors are so pretty--love the paper piecing, too!

Desire Fourie said...

Back with my DT hat on:
This is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Would love you to visit my blog and join my 1,000 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Gale said...

Lovely card Jennifer. Love the cute image. Thanks for joining us in our "Sparkle Challenge" at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Jo Ann said...

Oh wow, what great color combo for this project. We're delighted that you joined our Challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you again this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Hebrews 12:2, "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Have a blessed day.


Unknown said...

Beautiful Christmas the colour combinations and beautiful papers used. Thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Anita DT

Julie Odil said...

What a sweet image! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Love the vintage and shabby chic effects on this sweet card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this this week.
Jennie DT xx

Kathy said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well, lots of prayers and good thoughts for you! Love your card, pretty colors, papers, flowers and I love the clear flourish. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at FTHS!

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November and my Patterned Paper November challenge - hope to see you again soon x

Helen said...

A beautiful card and such a sweet digi too.

Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Helen x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a sweet image.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Bad Kitty said...

beautiful card