Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Visions of Christmas Card

For those of you who tried to comment yesterday and could not find the comment button, I apologize.  When I posted my card, I accidentally check the button not to allow comments.  That is a major boo boo since we look forward to your comments.  Donna sent me an email, "Mom, why do you think no one is commenting.  I thought Nathaniel's picture would create a lot of them."  So sorry.

I went to Michael's last week to pick up a gift card.  While I was there I made the mistake of looking at the Christmas paper and embellishments display.  My OCD (Obsessive Crafting Disorder) kicked in.  I bought 2, yes 2, stacks of paper.  Of course, they were 40% off.  They are Elizabeth Brownd Designer Paper and Elizabeth Brownd Specialty Paper.  I just love them.  I used the Designer Paper to make this card.  Oh, and by the way, I forgot to get the gift card and had to go back.  LOL

When I saw this dove, I knew it, by itself, would make a beautiful card.  There is a ribbon on the paper coming from the dove's mouth but I thought it would be interesting to add ribbon to make it more dimensional.  I also cut some holly using Joys of the Season.  I believe I cut it at 1".  The word "peace" is from the same cartridge.  I added some stickles to the leaves and added red gems for holly berries.  Sometimes I think you just need to let the paper be the focal point and this is one of those times. 

Challenges for this card:
365 Cards -Winter Theme
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Christmas
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Tis the Season... (Anything Holiday or Winter related)
Make it Monday - Always Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge -  Stars and/or Snowflakes
The Ribbon Reel - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting with us today.  We know you could be visiting somewhere else but we're glad you stopped by here.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

16 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card! Love the colors!
    Thanks for the explanation about the comments! I wanted to comment here, but I went to the Cricut Message Board instead!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  2. This card is beautiful. Love the dove.

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  3. Oh, phew! I thought I was doing something wrong when I couldn't figure out how to comment yesterday.

    Your dove is so lovely. Beautiful card! I love blue & red together for Christmas cards.

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  4. Peggy,
    You're a riot! Firstly, I love your definition of OCD and the fact that you had to go back to the store..LOL. Secondly, excellent choice in paper and this dove is OUTSTANDING! Absolutely "stands" on it own perfectly. Love how you've arranged it.
    Truly a beautiful and stunning card that sums up Christmas wonderfully.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

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  5. Fab image, love how you trailed the ribbon. saw you at MIM. by the way, I have candy on my blog if your interested - just appealing to your OCD here lol. Cheers.

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  6. I HAVE THIS SAME PAPER AND WHAT A GOOD IDEA FOR A CARD. I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT JUST TO USE THE DOVE.
    THANKS AGAIN. LOVE YOUR BLOG.

    KATHY
    BETHLEHEM,PA

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  7. Peggy, this is simply beautiful! Love how you added that ribbon. TFS! :-)

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  8. Your card is so beautiful, so stylish!! Love the little details :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

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  9. Very beautiful,Thanks for joining us at Scrap-Creations!

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  10. Very elegant! Love your wonderful holiday card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week!

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  11. Gorgeous Christmas card. Thank you for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

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  12. Beautiful winter card. Luv that piece of ribbon floating. Thanks for playing at 365 Cards!

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  13. Peggy this is such a beautiful elegant card - i love the way you added the ribbon to the bird's beak. Thank you so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight & have a wonderful week.

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Peggy T.