Thursday, December 1, 2016

Good Tidings.....

Hello everyone: Well, it's here!!! December 1st!! I don't know about you but for me, this year just flew by at warp speed so now, it's time to crank it up and finish those Christmas cards with enough time to send them out so, I look for Christmas challenges to get a few more on my stash.
This one has totally NON TRADITIONAL Christmas colors but it's really pretty, if I say so myself. Hope you think so too. I will link this card to a few challenges at the end of this post.

This image is from a set from Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley called Cozy Cupfuls, all of the images are beautiful.  I stamped this one onto a die cut panel of Strathmore multi media paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it, then colored with SU markers and an aqua painter.
The sentiment comes in this set, the purple vellum paper is from my stash, the golden one from SU but it's retired.
Here is a close up of the pearls.

Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from another Power Poppy set called Spice It Up, also with gorgeous images of oranges and cloves, hmmmm!! smells so good.
The images at the bottom are from Merry Littles, my "go to" set from Power Poppy, to adorn the inside of my Holiday cards.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.

Crafty Creation Challenges #329 "Christmas"

The Sisterhood of Crafters "Use Some Pearls"
The Paper Shelter Challenge #275 "A Christmas Card"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. Fabulous card love your design and colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Oh Maria what a fabulous colour combo it's very striking I love it and the image you used was perfect. I love reading how you made your card, I stamp or print first then I cut the die cut out, everyone is different. This is a lovely card and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  3. Jazzy colors! I've not inked up my own set of this gasp! I've got plenty ready to mail I look forward to swapping!

  4. I really DO like the non-traditional color combo that you used. REALLY pretty. I'm so glad that you stopped by the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog and shared your work with us.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  5. What a fun creation Maria! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Use PEARLS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  6. Love this card and that image is super. Noce coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara {Crafty Creations Challenges}

  7. The pearls really bring the tree to 3-D life!

  8. Lovely card and I love the purple and turquoise baubles on the tree - love that combo! Thanks for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. We hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    The Paper Shelter DT

  9. Very pretty! Great image to use with the colors! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown this week!

  10. What a great colorful card, so pretty.The pearls look perfect. So glad that you could join us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT