Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Deck the Halls

Hello everyone.  It seems forever since I have posted.  I had some major compute issues.  My hard drive on my MAC died, hence why I haven't been posting.  I'm finally back up and running thanks to my hubby (he's my IT guy). I haven't had much time in the line of card making, with the crazy hours at work - this is the last week of over time - 3 more days- thank goodness, then maybe life can get back to normal! I just finished mailing the last of my Christmas cards as well.  I'm so far behind this year.  I still have shopping to do as well, along with wrapping and baking. I also have a whole list of blogs that I follow that I need to pay a visit to. I will eventually get there.  So little time!

For my card today, I used PTI - wreath for all seasons. Love this set, it comes with a variety of images to create your wreath.  I stamped the grape vine wreath first using dark chocolate ink (PTI), then punched a circle post-it-note and placed it in the center of the wreath.  Next I took the pine needle sprig stamp and repeatedly stamped the spring using spring moss ink (PTI).  Lastly I stamped the holly berries in SU cherry cobbler. 

There are a few different bow dies and images with this set.  I first die cut the bow then  I stamped it in cherry cobbler.  The sentiment was stamped in dark chocolate.

For the bottom of the card I used some peel-off's that I've had for a few years.  I actually have a whole container of these peel-off's in a variety of various images and sentiments.  I never think to use them. 

To finish off I added some Tim Holtz distress crystal glitter to the wreath and a gold bead to the center of the bow.

Well folks, this is a wrap!  It's been a long day.  We performed our Christmas Cantata at Church today. That in itself is very exhausting.  It's a lot of practicing over the last couple of months, but I must say it sounded beautiful.  We sang a beautiful arrangement by Marty Parks called 
"A Christmas Offering".

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.



Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

Stunning card, love the colours soooo pretty.

I'm all finished for Christmas now, posted the last of my cards including the one to Santa and pressies wrapped. Only food shopping left.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

NancyT said...

Hello Pauline
Glad your computer is fixed. It doesn't matter what type of card you make, either colouring or just using different stamps, your cards are always gorgeous. I love how you use different inks and different stamps for one card. The peel-off design at the bottom works great to finish off your beautiful card. I hope you get to relax soon and enjoy the holidays.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! So pretty! I sure wasn't expecting to see a card from you today. You've been busy, busy, and computer problems on top of it. I don't know how you're managing Christmas with all those extra hours at work. I love how you layered all the parts of the wreath. The peel off is super pretty, too. I only have plain peel off strips, but I love using them. Have a merry Christmas, Pauline!

Kerri said...

Very nice love it!!!

Tracy said...

Oh this is so lovely. Your stamping is exquisite Pauline. So sorry about the computer woes. I think mine might be trying to kick the bucket again.