Tuesday, September 25, 2012

WMSC - Be Merry and Bright

Hello There!

**So Honored that this card was selected as one of the Top Mouse awards at WMSC on 9/29/12**

Thank you for stopping by! Ever since blogger did the force change, my email feeds have not gone out, and I have yet to figure out how to fix it. So I appreciate your visit. *Edit to note since I wrote the post...it looks like it may be fixed fingers crossed*

I have a Christmas card to share today. I had intended to have many more holiday cards completed by this time, but no such luck. 


I started with a light blue card base adding some patterned paper displaying a print of modern snowflakes. A strip of polka-dotted paper was layered on top adding a length of white crochet trim and a row of buttons laced with hemp twine.


A sentiment from Waltzingmouse Seasons of Love was added to the center of the white embossed frame from Very Vintage Labels 10.  A shabby bow was added to the top embellished with a button, twine and some sugar-coated jingle bells. 

It's been awhile since I have been able to join in at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge, (16 weeks to be exact)so I thought today was the day!  Here is the sketch which provided me inspiration.
WMSC116
It felt good to get another Christmas card completed!

I am also excited to share that I was blessed to be Featured at Paper Issues for my Nutty for you card.
Paper Issues Blog Design
as well as selected for the Pro Stamper Card at Paper Smooches Sparks challenge. I am truly honored.
Paper Smooches Sparks Winner 

I sure hope your week is going well so far!
Blessings and hugs,
~Tammy~

35 comments:

Carole said...

Hi Tammy, what a gorgeous card, I love the paper and wonderful bow! Can I ask about the paper, what company?

Thanks so much for dropping by. I know what you mean about "email feeds" and I don't know how to fix it either. Hopefully they will get it fixed very soon. Carole xox

VanessaB said...

beautiful! love the bells and glittery bird- just the perfect touches :)

Arlene said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! Brilliant way to line up the buttons at the bottom.

Vickie Z said...

Love the red and blue!! Those jingle bells and buttons just make me smile! Wonderful!

Jeanne J said...

Tammy, so much goodness going on here - I like the clever frame around your sentiment, and the buttons, bells, and bow- stunning!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love the row of buttons! just perfect and congrats at the paper smooches!!

-Aneta- said...

Tammy this is so cute:) buttons are my favourite!! for me- perfect :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Tammy,love the design and fab papers.xxx

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

Denise Price said...

From top to bottom, it's a gorgeous card! Love the fluffy bow at the top, and the row of buttons at the bottom.

Bernie said...

Gorgeous card Tammy! Love everything about it, those bells and sweet bird are the prefect touch.
Hugs
Bernie

Annette said...

aww so pretty...love those bells and buttons...GORGEOUS CARD.

Joanna M. said...

Congratulations Tammy! Beautiful Christmas card. Hugs, J

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is fabulous! Love the bright paper and super button border!

Karen B. said...

The blue bow is amazing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* this is STUNNING!! I loveeeeeeeeee the bells and the buttons!!!!

Charlene said...

A gorgeous card Tammy and you are on a roll congrats and well deserved sweetie!

Sue Lelli said...

Whoo Hoo to YOU, Tammy, for all your wins! LOVE this Christmas card - the colors, the bow, and that glittery dove! PRETY!

Michelle said...

Very pretty card love the papers and buttons .

Elizabeth Allan said...

I adore blue with red and your card has a beautiful combination with the bow and patterned paper! Another festive holiday gteeting to add to your ever-growing collection.

Audrey Pettit said...

Holy Cow, I am in LOVE with your card, Tammy! That color combo is gorgeous, and I adore the mix of papers you used. The lace trim and the row of buttons is stunning. LOVE that label made from kraft and stamped in white and LOVE the shabby bow with the sugar coated bells. Really really gorgeous!

CathyMc said...

What a great card! Love the splash of blue, a nice twist on the traditional. Thanks for the inspiration!

onecraftymama said...

Well-deserved honours, my friend :) I love seeing you get recognized!!! I love the row of funky buttons on this card, and those BELLS! Love them :)

Julia Aston said...

Congrats on your honors Tammy! I love the blue and red combo on this pretty Christmas card - the snowflake paper is perfect with the buttons and lovely bow!

Claire said...

Beautiful colour scheme and I love that ruffled bow. Congrats on having your card published - that looks fab too!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the blue and red colour combo with all the white embellishing, looks very special, great job with the stamps and all the details, thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Renee said...

Love the color combo...
blue and red...
for Christmas...
fabulous! :)
Such a gorgeous take on this week's sketch...
so glad you could play along with us at WMSC! :)

Jean Martin said...

Tammy this is wonderful! I love your take on the sketch! Thanks for sharing this with us at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! I hope to see more of your cards in our challenges! :)

Maria said...

Very very pretty Christmas card! Love the dp, buttons, ribbon, and bells! I need to work on Christmas cards, too! Yikes...time just flies by! Take care, hugs!

Savitri said...

VERY pretty!! LOVE the colors! One of my favorite combo!!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh I LOVE the red, white, and BLUE! Your papers and embellishing are just perfect on this, Tammy. The fluffy bow, the buttons all in a row, the sparkly dove, and those JINGLE BELLS! I am a firm believer that all Christmas cards should jingle :) So glad you could play along with the WMSC this week!

Sandy said...

I love buttons on a card and I adore your card. Your bow and pretty papers are great together as is the lace and the craft paper. Do I spy some bells? I love this card!
Sandy

Benzi said...

What a beautiful Christmas card..love the red and blue combo.

Congrats on so many honors..Wow!

maria f. said...

Such a pretty card and beautiful colors. That blue bow at the top is an eyecatcher. Congrats on your PS win too.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the sparkly dove and the buttons!! The blue bow is fabulous!! Love this!!

Lisa
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