Followers

5/12/2018

Christmas Card Club - Sentiment as the Focus

Hello and welcome. Also a big Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mothers who might visit today.

It's time again for our Christmas Card Club to share our cards for Challenge 10 - and today's challenge theme was chosen by Carol ; Carol wanted our cards to be geared to having the sentiment as the main focus. I hope she'll like what I am sharing today.





- Northwoods Stamp - Colored with copics, WoS on the letters and some slicci gel pen on the 'doodles' - with some gold highlights on the pine branches.

 - Memory Box Oval Master Frame (99357) cut in red c/s and white c/stock. Used the red for the framing, and white for the holly embossing.

- Holly embossing folder - dry embossed, then used versamark to ink generously

- WOW Atlantic Seaspray WS99R embossing powder

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you'll take time to check out my team mates' cards to see their interpretation of this challenge. Their blog links are on the right hand sidebar.

Ya'll have a lovely day. Blessings and Hugs


38 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love the beautiful image and all of the pretty birds!! The embossing looks amazing!! Stunning card, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow, amazing card with that stunning big sentiment inside the oval with all the birds and pine branches decorating it!!
    I think yours is a great take of the prompt!! The embossing on the back add a lot of sparkling! Very well done!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Super card Mary - and of course your signature cardinals had to be here too. Hope you are both well. Hugs Christine xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely card Mary - and a great sentiment to use as a focal point
    Blessings
    Maxine

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Mary, That's a lovely card.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a Beautiful card Mary. Love the sentiment and the lovely background. Hope things are good with you. Hugs Rita xxx

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love your birdie card with the Peace sentiment. It really does fit Carol's theme perfectly. Happy Mother's Day to you. Hugs Mrs A.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a beautiful card Mary, such a beautifully adorned "peace". The embossed holly background looks lovely . Hope you have a lovely Mums Day xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love this Mary. The embossed background really makes your fabulous sentiment 'pop'. Cardinals are so pretty shame we don't have them here! Zoe x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous card!! Love the image!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Marilyn❤

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Mary,
    yes what a very stunning card and your design is ace.
    Love the wonderful oval image and sentiment in one it looks so stunning and the way the inner part of the peace stands out is spectacular.
    Love the gorgeous coloured birds and the fir branches.
    Your embossed background looks so luxurious also.
    Lots of crafty love and hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

    ReplyDelete
  12. What an awesome image/sentiment Mary with those cute little birds. I see you got your requisite cardinals in there!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm wishing you a happy Mother's Day while commenting on your Christmas card! I love the birds perched on the Peace sentiment. The design of the e/f and the shine is just beautiful. Have a wonderful day.

    ReplyDelete
  14. You have some really lovely Northwood stamps and this is no exception Mary, and you have coloured it beautifully and love the silver embossed background for added pizzazz. Gorgeous! x

    ReplyDelete
  15. A beautiful card Mary..with that fabulous sentiment and your cheeky cardinal....Hope you are having a great weekend xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love this it is so pretty. The birds are sweet cardinals are my favorite especially on Christmas cards

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful! Love the shiny background and the showcase of that pretty stamp. Like I said - a beautiful card. Happy Mother's Day to you!
    Lynn

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love it. The shiny background with all that texture really sets off the focal design. And the coloring is awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a beautiful scene, my friend! And colored so expertly! Love that smooth blue background with the pop of color! Gorgeous card! Happy Mother's Day to you!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hell Mary, how are you doing? Another gorgeous card, beautifully designed and coloured, and for me the best sentiment for Christmas.....if only there was Peace, Kate x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Beautiful Christmas card love the stamp and embossed background
    Carol x

    ReplyDelete
  22. beautiful Christmas card Mary. x

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi, Mary! Your card epitomizes the challenge theme beautifully! I love the way you have carefully colored in each piece tiny holiday nature element to complement the snowy loveliness of your Peace sentiment. It's a gorgeous card! Happy Mother's Day! Wishing you a great week! hugs, de

    ReplyDelete
  24. How stunning, like the shimmery embossed background and your beautiful coloring! Happy Mothers Day to you also!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hi Mary
    Fabulous card... love the stamp... stunning
    Hugs xxSylvie

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wow this is one stand out card with an amazing sentiment. Love how you've coloured it and the dry embossing and heat embossing looks fabulous x.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh Mary! I LOVE this sentiment. It is so pretty and looks great popping off the page of this silvered background. Looks like you wiped a touch of gold glimmer across the background and I like that too!

    ReplyDelete
  28. A super Christmas cards Mary, a fabulous sentiment and lovely embossed background.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

    ReplyDelete
  29. Just fabulous Mary, great background and a really lovely image.

    Kath x

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a great way to do this challenge, Mary. That stamp is so perfect for this. Love the shimmery embossed framing on this lovely image.

    ReplyDelete
  31. A lovely image and beautiful focal piece for your card Mary.
    Lorraine

    ReplyDelete
  32. Fabulous embossed background and holiday design Mary.

    Hugs Diane

    ReplyDelete
  33. So beautiful Mary, love the embossing folder and the peace is wonderful and the central focus. AND with a cardinal too. It's got a great shine to it too.
    Faith
    x

    ReplyDelete
  34. Beautiful Christmas card, Mary! The twice embossed framing is wonderful! I love how those birds all sit so nicely together. Our blue jay doesn't play so well with the others, but fortunately he doesn't come around that often. I'm slowly getting back to the blogs, and hope you're doing well.

    ReplyDelete
  35. This is such a beautiful Christmas card Mary! I love the pine branch with all of the beautiful birds and the embossed frame looks lovely as well!
    Hugs,
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. A beautiful card Mary - this is really lovely. The birds look fabulous and I love the word too! Love it! Big hugs rachel x

    ReplyDelete
  37. What a pretty Christmas card with that gorgeous silver embossed background and sentiment as the focus! I just love all the pops of red, especially the little birds! I was sitting at the kitchen table just this morning watching a beautiful cardinal in our back yard! Their color is just dazzling!

    ReplyDelete
  38. WOW! Amazing colouring and design with this gorgeous image, Mary!! LOVE it!! xx

    ReplyDelete

For the time being, please just ignore the Word Verification if it shows.

Thanks for taking time to leave a comment. I appreciate each of you who have looked at - and hopefully enjoyed this post. I will do my best to pay a visit to your blog as well. Have a day full of Blessings.