My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Traditional Christmas

Ever need a real big card to fit something in it? Big cards have their places - this one accommodates inserts, so the A8 size card fits the bill. 

The card was easy to assemble.

The designer paper is very flimsy and shiny - I "wrapped" a piece of 6.75" x 4.75" white cardstock with it to give the paper dimension and stability. 

Pretty texture!

Sketch is from Sparkle N Sprinkle's December Sketch

Simple little red flowers and gold leaves finish the corner.

Challenges are listed below the card recipe.

Sparkle N Sprinkle products are listed first:

Pine Cone Swag image 3691-475C
Spirit of Christmas Set 3694-475G
Brushable Glue #540
Clear Detail Embossing Powder #280
MS Floral Crochet Deep Edge PAP punch
SB Rose Creations
SB Petite Scalloped Oval
SB Petite Oval
SB Labels Ten
Crimson Red VersaFine Ink
Sapmoss Green Dye Ink by Nick Bantock
Leafy and Frilly Die Cuts in my stash
Metallic Brad
Cardstock: Gold Metallic (card base), white, designer paper

This card is submitted to the following challenges:

SNS December Challenge - Sketch
Artistic Inspirations - #20 Anything Goes
Fashionista Challenge - #10 Winter Challenge
Forever Friends Challenge - #51 Christmas
Hooked on Craft Challenges - #27 Christmas

Thanks for visiting. Here are some Holiday Hugs just for you,


Debi said...

Very pretty Donna. I especially like the little bit of pine branch and green around your sentiment.

Peanut said...

Love this card, Donna. It's warm, cozy and oh-so-Christmassy.
Thanks for your sweet words in my blog! Have a blesses Christmas!

... A

Brenda said...

Looks like a beautiful Christmas quilt....great idea :)

crafty-stamper said...

I agree a lovely warm quilt love the details and die-cuts and beautiful sentiment
carol x

creativearts said...

Love the red flower which really makes the card pop! Reminds me of a snuggly quilt!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Donna, I like the gorgeous paper, the lovely sentiment and the flower.
Kevin xx

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Donna! I love that dp. How clever to wrap it around CS before adhering it. That's a tip I'll use over and over again. I love your take on the sketch -- glorious! I just haven't had time to get anything done for it this month. Maybe in January... :-D

pam said...

fabulous card Donna, beautiful layout, lovely rich colours...pam

Shannon White said...

Oh I Love this Miss Donna! Your patterned papers remind me of a Cozy Christmas heirloom quilt!! beautiful flower & the sentiment is just Wonderful too! 8-)

Hugs & Happy Holidays

Carol Hurlock said...

Donna this is awesome. I really love that paper. It reminds me of a quilt with the pretty squares. Love how you framed it with that exquisite lace. Just gorgeous.
Bear Hugs,

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love all the die cuts in combination with the beautiful Christmas designer paper. The flowers are beautiful! I hope you are enjoying the season ! Shirleyx

Anne Temple said...

This is so pretty - looks like a wrapped present. Love the colors and the way you showcased the sentiment.

April said...

Just lovely! I love the frame, swirls and flower! Great job!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great idea with the paper, and I love all the lacy touches. Beautiful sentiment and great take on the sketch!

mags said...

A lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Forever Friends and good luck.

Skye said...

Beautiful card. Love the pretty red flower and the lovely paper.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment

Clairebears said...

Wow what a stunning card - I love the DP and the gorgeous flower too!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Forever Friends Challenge and good luck :0)
Love Clairebears x

Stacy Morgan said...

Both of these are beautiful!
Your flowers are very pretty and I bet are super fresh feeling right now with the holidays! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love the papers you used.


Terry said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card! Love the design and the touch of golden leaves! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. BTW, the snowman canvas you asked about, I did do a step by step on Frilly and Funkie. Take a look and if there is something you want to know, just ask! It is my first real canvas and won't be the last!

Leslie Miller said...

You did an amazing job dressing up the sketch. Your card is gorgeous! I hope you had a lovely Christmas!

craftygranny said...

This is gorgeous, thanks for sharing at artistic inspirations hugs trisha x

Katy said...

So pretty and such a lovely sentiment! :)

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fabulous card! Love that sentiment and all the flowers add a real elegant touch too! THanks for playing with our challenge at SNS!

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

lovely card thanks for joining us at artistic inspiration and good luck emma xx

Barbara Bruder said...

Donna, your card is so pretty as always. Love the look you achieved, reminds me of a Christmas quit. Great use of the different dies too.Thanks for entering the SNS challenge this month

Moshie said...

Lovely card. Especially like the traditional colors! You did an awesome job! Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspiration. Hope to see you again. hugs

E. Marie said...

Donna, this is so beautiful. The punches, dies, and lace you used give it such an elegant look and love the flower with the gold leaves!!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! Lots of lovely diecuts and the lacy edge is sweet. It looks like a beautiful present.
I make cards once in a while for a local church to send to shut-ins and they need to be a larger size so a lot of people can sign them.
Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Unknown said...

Donna, this card is gorgeous! I love the colors and all the layers, and especially the sentiment! Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving your comment. Blessed new year to you! Jane