Thursday, December 5, 2013

Another day, another card

What with the late Thanksgiving and how busy I was in November, I am sorely behind in doing Christmas cards. With that in mind, I'm trying to do one or two a day, at least, and challenges are a big help in providing inspiration.

I used the color scheme from the Lollipop Ladies blog -- in inspiration photo of red and white cupcakes, to get going on this one.  The ornament is paper-pieced on a piece of sheet music (it's the Twelve Days of Christmas).  This old paper doily (found when cleaning out my parents' house) has a nice vintage feel to it,  so I stuck to more vintage-looking reds rather than bright ones.

The gold EP has gold glitter in it, and it really has a nice sparkle that's hard to photograph.

I'm entering the card in these challenges:

Lollipop Ladies #82 -- Christmas cupcakes and ribbon
Word Art Wednesday # 109 Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown -- ornament theme
CRAFT  Challenge #236-- Christmas
Papertake Challenge -- Anything Goes
Clear it out challenge --  Anything Goes


  1. LOVE the fun ornament you created!!! Such an elegant holiday card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

    PS: We've got a blog hop/DT call going on at HOC and we've got FIVE sponsors! I hope you can join in the fun! :)

  2. Like your plan for getting your Christmas Cards made. Thank you for sharing with us the Lollipop Ladies.

  3. This is such a fun and festive card, and it really sets the mood for the Christmas season. You did a beautiful job creating this, and I look forward to seeing much more of your creative talent shared in our challenges. I love seeing your art and I thank you SO MUCH for playing along with us.
    God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Nice clean and simple card! Love everything about it!! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge blog, best of luck!

  5. Such a beautiful card! A great take on our inspiration photo and I love the muted tones. Thanks for playing with the Lollipop Ladies.

  6. Lovely card, thanks for joining us this week. Don't forget about our DT call if you are interested.

    Jo and the CRAFT Team.

  7. What a pretty card - love the colour choice!

  8. Your card has a wonderful vintage feel to it! Love the pretty ornament! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  9. Lovely card Sandy. Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Ladies.

  10. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Ladies.

  11. What a beautiful card! I really love the vintage colors you used. Great job using the doily too - for some reason they are a real challenge for me. :) Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  12. Really pretty card Sandy! Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly :)

  13. Fab christmas card sharing at craft card and thanks for sharing at craft this week.

  14. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LOLLIPOP LADIES challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  15. Sandy you are the runner up for the Christmas cupcakes challenge. Go and leave a comment on the Lollipop Ladies blog to get your prize.


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