So very nice of you to stop by! What a fun and challenging hobby to have!

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
- Irish Blessing

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Merry Christmas

Here is my FIRST Christmas card for the season to be! It is for 2 challenges --
 Challenge at Outlines - Monday Challenge 10 - Christmas in July.  Here is their website.
 Challenge at The House That Stamps Built --DCC720 - Glitter Challenge. Here is their website.

I used Basic Grey Jovial dp with Gina Kay Design white and red hot cs. The stamps were Outlines stamps G 992 - Vixen small, C450 Merry Christmas sentiment and the inside is C1126 To a Healthy sentiment with C450 Merry Christmas sentiment again. I embossed both of the Merry Christmas sentiments with red glitter by Zing and the inside one is Ancient Gold by Ranger. I colored with Copics, Sakura glitter pens, Smooch Aqua frosted and added Stickles for sparkle. The aqua frosted presents a really nice glittery shine that may or may not be captured in the picture! I also used the iRock Accents for the first time (AND by the way a slick little tool!!! Will use it LOTS now that I have tried it!!!!). Added a little Christmas bling, ribbon and the FIRST card of the season is done!!!!

Merry Christmas

Inside wishes

Tried to capture the sparkle of Smooch...doesn't show up...but it does sparkle in real life!


  1. Love this card! You did such a wonderful job coloring and love your layout! I am partial to plad! :D

  2. Pretty card!!! Love the DP and the ribbon even seems to match the DP!!

  3. Great card. Love the bling!

  4. Your reindeer is fabulous. I can see the shimmer in the last photo. I love how you embellished the antlers. Sparkle and shimmer is what Christmas is all about.

  5. Oh Barbara-you make the best Outline creations! What great inspiration you have shared with us for this Christmas challenge! ♥ Sue Kment

  6. Such a festive card. I bet it really glistens in real life. Thanks for playing along this week in the Outlines challenge.

  7. Barbara -- so much detail packed on this card! Loving all the great layers and extra touches!