Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ABC Christmas - Y is for Yuletide

Oh my gosh, today is the 1st of December. Only a few more weeks to get everything ready. Have you got your shopping done yet?  I have to admit that I am almost finished with that part but I still need to decorate and bake and I also have to mail  my Christmas cards this week so that they will get to their destinations before the holiday.

Thanks in part to so many wonderful challenges I have put together a good collection of cards but don't worry if you are not yet finished, we have another wonderful challenge to inspire you . This week it is Lorraine's turn to host and she has chosen Y for Yuletide. Don't forget to pop over to the ABC Christmas Challenge Blog where you will find some information regarding the meaning of Yuletide and some wonderful cards by the Design Team to inspire you.

For this challenge I decided that I wanted to do something a little bit different and felt that giving my card a vintage feel would be appropriate. I have not used traditional stamping for the image on this card. Instead, the images are photoshop brushes from House of 3. I played around for a while to get an arrangement that I liked, I printed it out from my computer using brown ink and then went to town with my distress inks and Copics to add some colour and age the paper a bit.
To make my card base, I have used Prism cardstock and a portion of a paper from Bo Bunny that already looked as though it was layered. I have stamped a sentiment and some soft snowflakes then added a flower and some stickles to finish it off.

Our wonderful teammate Lacey is sponsoring us this week with this wonderful prize, four of the most popular digital Christmas stamps from Wags and Whiskers.

So now it is your turn. We want to see your Yuletide creations.

Please use 1 or all of the following things to create your card or project
Holly & Berries
Red & Green

This card will also be entered into the following challenges:


Stampin'Piper said...

What a great card Carissa, love the colours and the bird is beautiful!

You've asked about the stardusts on my card ... that's a bit difficult to describe, no stickles or stitching ... I've cutted them of a christmas decoration straw made of plastic ... :)

Have a great day, Hugs Tanja

Delphine said...

Stunning card, Carissa! I love your arrangement of images, gorgeous flower and papers! A wonderful card! Hugs Delphine xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful card with some wonderful new ideas. Have a good day!

Annie said...

such a beautiful traditional Yule card.
hugs, annie x

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Dorte said...

Beautiful and elegant card Carissa, lovely papers.
hugs Dorte

Helen said...

Beautiful card Carissa - love how the sentiment is the focal point!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Hunny this card is soooo pretty! we have a robin that comes visit us and this is so lovely reminds me of him! thanks, you made me smile :) hugs Samantha :0)

Lorraine A said...

stunning card carissa ,, so very stylish and gorgeous ,, i LOVE this !! beautiful :-)

Lols x x x


Hi Carissa
A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Valerie said...

This is such a beautiful card!

Lisa Kind said...

Lovely card! I love the addition of the year on the card and the poinsettias! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Julie said...

This is fab - I love all the layers you've used! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week. Juliexx

Kristin Eberline said...

This is so pretty! Love how your poinsettia perfectly complements your lovely bird ♥

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!!

Emma said...

So beautiful...
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

kaylou said...

absolutley gorgeous, thanks for joining our vintage challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Vicky said...

This is beautiful love the flowers & image it all looks stunning.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges this week, hope to see you again, good luck.

Hugs Vicky xx

Milliesmarvels said...

Your card is stunning! I love the colours you chose and the image is so lovely.
Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!

Andrea M said...

Wowzas!!!! This is simply gorgeous!!! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week! So sorry it took me so long to leave a comment :(

Gram's Treasures said...

Hi there, I left you a little something on my blog.
Joyce xx

Else Irene said...

Beautiful. Thanks for playing with us a WOC ♥

ThePurplePlace said...

Gorgeous Cards!

I'm Lis and will be looking forward to creating with you on the StampFairy Design Team! I'm thrilled for the wonderful opportunity and think we will all enjoy it very much!

Happy Holidays too,

Fiona said...

such a beautiful christmas card.