Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Wow, it has finally arrived !!! It seems as though it is never going to get here, and then all of a sudden,bam , it is here.
Of course, for this weeks'  challenge at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge, it had to be a Christmas Card. I could not pass up the opportunity to use the Sparkle and Shine paper from Close To My Heart,  one last time ! I think  it was my favorite one of the whole year (and I have had lots of favorites).
Sometimes when you get a sketch, you immediately know what you want to do, other times, it takes forever to come up with something that makes you happy. This is one of those time. I redid this card three times before I was happy with it. Not sure why, but suffice it  to say, it happens.
The sketch, as beautiful as it is, was fairly simple, and I stayed pretty true to it. I guess it was the bling that gave me such a run for my money.
I finally settled on Mini-Medley Accents/Ruby Collection . It was the perfect fit , The stamp is from the stamp set
Yuletide Greetings, also one that I used a lot this season.The holly leaves were a crciut die cut, and the bow, was from ribbon in my stash.
I know it is a very busy time of year for all, but I hope you find time to spend with family and friends. Be sure  to count all your blessings, and make good  use of all your little bits and pieces

Merry Christmas 
from My house 
To Yours!!!!


  1. Fabulous card.....I like how you used the embellishments on this design....the distressing with the sentiment is lovely. Great work.

  2. I am loving this card, I love the stripes of Sparkle and Shine and I love the holly leaves and flower you added in. Great job!

  3. love this for a Christmas Card. Wow. TFS