Sunday, December 23, 2012


I want to wish all my blogging friends a very Merry Christmas.  I have received cards from around the world and want to thank you for all your gorgeous creations.  I cherish each and every one of them.  Are you all ready for Christmas Day?  I have been having lots of fun with all my grandkids, my son and daughter.   We have over a foot of snow and the grandkids from San Diego are having so much fun in the snow.  They helped grandpa clean off the driveways then played in the huge piles of snow.  This is my favorite time of the year.  

This is a 5x7 inch card.  I used the new Joy! Crafts Corners in on the top of the card.  In the  center of the card is the new Joy! Crafts Doily.  Within this doily I added one of the My Favorite Things "Decorative Ovals Doily Duo" die cuts.   The sentiment is from the Our Daily Bread "Sentiments Collection"; it was silver embossed.  The sentiment reads "Friends are Kisses Blown to us by Angles".    I had a piece of design paper that has silver embossing on the background, so have coordinated things to match.  The sentiment was attached with dimensional tape.

Below the Joy! Crafts doily, I added the Joy! Crafts "Flourish", which ended up being mostly covered up, but it is a beautiful flourish.  The roses were created with the Spellbinders "Bitty Blossoms" dies; they were sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink prior to rolling them.  The pretty leaves behind the roses are the Joy! Crafts Leaves.  I added some Encore silver ink and silver embossed them.  The pretty silver flourish is the Memory Box "Elegant  Scrollwork" flourish; it was die cut using mirror silver card stock.  Two flourishes were die cut, cut a part, then tucked in behind the flowers.  A few Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" pieces were also die cut using the silver mirror card stock and tucked in.  To add a little more elegance to the card, I added white Kaiser Craft Pearls.

Joy! Crafts "Corners" (6002.0135)
Joy! Crafts "Doily" (6002/0147)
Joy! Crafts "Flourish" (6002/0149)
Spellbinders "Bitty Blossoms" (S5-086)
Memory Box "Elegant Scrollwork" (98153)
Our Daily Bread "Sentiments Collection" (E334) (not yet on blog at Joan's Gardens)
My Favorite Things "Decorative Ovals Doily Duo"
Mirror Silver Card Stock
Cheery Lynn "Wreath Strip" (B216)
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Ranger Detail Silver Embossing Powder
Spun Sugar Distress Ink




Joan Fricker said...

Selma,this is gorgeous and stunning. I am excited we will be introducing Our Daily Bread stamps after the new year. you did a great job with all the new dies. love it!

May said...

Gorgeous card Selma, I love all those beautiful die-cuts, Simply Perfect... I hope you have a wonderful peaceful Christmas & A Happy New Year... Hugs May x x x

Mihaela said...

Very beautiful card, Selma!!!
Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Karen W said...

Wow this is just gorgeous and Have a Wonderful Holiday!!

Sheila - Ginger said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING SELMA! Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy and Healthy New Year and many, many thanks for sharing all your fabulous works of art and all the inspiration you have given us throughout the year.

Love and hugs
Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Selma,
I have followed your blog for such a long time and at last I am writing to say how much I love your work - your style is very much after my own heart and I have taken great inspiration from your cards. I eagerly look forward to your regular e-mails.
May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the very best for Christmas and good health and happiness in the coming year.
Merry Christmas from New Zealand!
Kindest regards,

Payne Holler Cards said...

Merry Christmas and happy new year!
See ya in 2013!

Myrna Marcano said...

Merry Christmas !!!

So beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Myrna

Caroline D. said...

Your creations are always a joy to see!! This is stunning! I wish you a Joyous Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Selma
Wishing you Dearest God's Blessings this New Year
and also Thanking you for sharing your very beautiful and elegant creative inspirations
wishing you Joy always.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.

Have a very happy Christmas and a healthy and peaceful 2013.

Val in Spain xxx

Mary Ann said...

AWESOME!Love your card,Merry Christmas

Winnie and Patty said...

Selma--as always this is a gorgeous card! I love all the white and the pastel colors of the flowerson this beautiful card! I hope you and your family have a very Merry & Blessed Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year! Patty

Sandra's Inspirational Spot said...

Selma, your card is beautiful! I am so glad you are feeling better and back posting.


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