Friday, January 24, 2014

From Valentine's to Christmas...

Hey there!

{I am delighted that this card was chosen at a Merry Monday Honorable Mention on 1/27/14}

I have been sharing Valentine projects the last few days, but I am moving backwards, (or way forward) with Christmas. I have good intentions to try and work on Christmas early, but I don't usually get a lot of extra crafty time these days.  I saw some inspiration both at Festive Friday and Merry Monday that jumped started my mojo. I love the inspiration at Festive Friday. For me, it gave a homespun feeling which is the direction I went with today. 

I started with a red card base onto which I added my layers of Kraft cardstock and red gingham check patterned paper. Taking a cue from the inspiration photo at Merry Monday, I grabbed a piece of vintage book print and added to the card front. I added some ric-rac velvet trim and tucked a snippet of a doily at the bottom.
From Waltzingmouse 2011 Holiday Ornaments, I stamped the reindeer ornament in cream pigment ink which has been heat embossed then cut with the coordinating die. A red seam binding bow was added to the top of the ornament embellished with a white poinsettia flower and a tag using a sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps Seasons of Love - Tags set.

As mentioned, inspiration for this card was found at Festive Friday
I am also sharing at: Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Just B Creative - January Linky Party. Saying hi again at: Pixie's Crafty Snippet Playground

I hope you have a warm and fabulous Friday!
~Tammy~

29 comments:

Maria said...

A perfect Christmas card, Tammy! Love those embossed deer, lovely flower, and ribbon! Good idea to get an early start on Christmas cards!

Di said...

What a fabulous card Tammy - loving the embossed deer on the bauble plus all the other elements you used - right down to the snippet of doily peeking out :)

Hugs, Di xx

SARN said...

So festive and so gorgeous! xxx

Lesley Croghan said...

Gorgeous! Love the homespun feel and the richness of your card!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the flower & twine & ribbon together - what a fab topper for an ornament!

Lisa said...

The gingham and the Nordic look of the ornament make this such a cozy card!! Great job and perfect for both challenges!!

Sherrie K. said...

Way to go Tammy! I love your Christmas card...just think you do one a week, you will have all your cards almost done, or done by Christmas time!
Your color combo looks fabulous and love the fun ornament! The gingham paper and rik rak ribbon look fabulous!
Beautiful card my friend!
Happy Friday!! Have a great wknd!
Sherrie K

jessica said...

This is gorgeous Tammy!
What a GREAT Christmas card, awesome color combo and perfect embellishments!
FAB job!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful!! LOVING the ornament and the flower!!

Kristie Goulet said...

I really love this, Tammy! Those ornaments are on my wish list! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!!

MaryH said...

Can't beat red & Kraft for a winning color combo. Love the WM ornament with the dancing deer in cream. Very festive. Good to see you at the Snippets Playground, and TFS - Hugs

Karen Letchworth said...

I LOVE this, Tammy. I can see how the inspiration photo got you going, and what you created just turned out SO lovely. Thanks a bunch for sharing your talents with us again this week. I appreciate it so much, and hope that you're having a blessed week.

Hugs,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS take on both of these inspiration photos, Tammy! Lovin' all of those layers and that beautiful ornament!!!

Charlene said...

Just beautiful!!!! I always love gingham and its perfect for the challenge!!

Sue Lelli said...

Beautiful, Tammy! LOVE the red ric rac and that ornament is super GORGEOUS!

Debbie Henderson said...

Fabulous card Tammy. The ribbon looks great with the poinsettia in the center! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Colleen Dietrich said...

How pretty! I like the velvet rick rack with the Nordic-inspired ornament.

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Tammy! I love this big ornament and the gingham paper and the pretty ribbon treatment! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Jennifer said...

Wow, just beautiful Tammy! Love that reindeer ornament! Everything works so well together, great combination of everything.

Lynn said...

Oh la la...I love how bright and cheery your card is. So gorgeous especially with the touch of yellow against the white/red. So glad you could play with us at Festive Friday!

Susan Joyce said...

Love the Ornament image and how you have used the colours, very pretty Christmas card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh. My. Word!
This is STUNNING!

Darnell J Knauss said...

There is NO holiday that you cannot make a perfect card for Tammy!! Congratulations on the HM honor from MM!! Hugs, Darnell

Stella said...

Oh my that reindeer ornament.It;s perfect! Love yout use of red too. And you cab ne-ver-go-wrong with gingham. Fab card!

Sarah Martina said...

Look how fun! I love the country cozy feel of this. :) So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Geri said...

Oh, so nice, Tammy…perfect for our Festive Friday inspiration!!! So glad you've joined us…hope to see you again!!!

Jo Ann said...

This is such a wonderful design. Love the colors and the papers you used. The Kraft CS is such a nice touch. So glad you shared your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We started a new Challenge so, hope you come join us again. Leaving you with God's Word in Galatians 5:1, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

God bless always,
JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This is so beautiful and you nailed the home spun feeling! Thank you so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!