Friday, January 13, 2017

Smells like Christmas.....

Hello everyone: Participating in Christmas challenges gives me a great head start on my Holiday cards, by the time it's time to send them out, I'm way ahead of the game.  Here is a card I made for that purpose and I will link it up to a few challenges at the end of this post.

This image is from a Power Poppy set called Spice it Up, I can almost smell the aroma of the clove studded oranges on this gorgeous Holiday arrangement.
I stamped the image onto a die cut panel of Strathmore multi media paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and an aqua painter. Added a bit of bling with a few Rhine Stones and a golden bow. The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, (discontinued).
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from the same set and the little mug of hot cocoa is from another Power Poppy set called Merry Littles, it has lots of endearing little images and great sentiments, this is my "go to" set for finishing the inside of my Holiday cards.
I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.

Merry Monday "NOEL"
The Paper Shelter Challenge #276 "Add Ribbon/Lace"
Sweet Stampin' Christmas "Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments 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.


Patti Willey said...

Just wonderful! I've not inked my set because I need a decorative die to frame it like you have I think that looks fabulous! Sniff! Smells like Christmas!

The Paper Toile said...

Beautiful colors!

Mary Fish said...

Wowza. That die cut tucked behind is such a gorgeous detail!

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card Maria, and I love how the cloves on the oranges spell out Noel! Lovely coloring too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Maria, this is a lovely image. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely image and great colours Maria. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Another beautiful creation, love the golden bow, so pretty. Thanks so much for playing in our Ribbon/Lace challenge at The Paper Shelter. Hugs:) Audrey

Bonnie Taylor said...

Your card is so beautiful. Lovely coloring and design. Thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

Tracey T said...

A lovely Christmas design. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x