Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy New Year! My First Challenge/post of 2019

Hello my crafty friends, I know I am late in wishing everyone a Happy New Year, but better late then never right?! Wishing so much happiness, blessings and good health to everyone!

Ok, I wanted to keep up with my Christmas card stash this year, Kahlua is getting better and not quite getting in to as much trouble as she was. Still gotta keep cords up though! But since she is being better, I was able to get some cards made. I wanted to join in on the CAS Christmas Card Challenge, the prompt is blue and silver. A color combination that I love, but never remember to use it. Dumb I know! So I thought, yep, I have to play along with this one. So out came the stamps and inks. As always everything I used will be in the recipe section below. I am also trying to use some of the many NBUS or stamp sets that haven't been given much love this year. Wish me luck. lol I even used some of my many snippets! So might go and join in over at the Playground, haven't been around to see Parsnips, Dudley or Di in a long while!

This card didn't quite turn out the way I envisioned it, but it is still ok and I'm good with it.  So I made 17 of them, well 18 but messed one up. lol But at least I have 17 cards ready to go for the coming Christmas season! I hope you enjoy it too. 

As always, I thank you for taking time from your day to stop by and visiting me. I love it when you do and I know that I have been slack on my visiting. But hoping to get better with that! Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

It doesn't show well, but I have a blue mat and then the white, blue is matted on a silver mirror card foil. I also know my baby Jesus looks black, but he isn't. 

Trying to tilt in the sunlight to show the shimmer of the silver ink. Not sure if you can see it or not. 

 And the inside, which I kept simple but matting matches the outside.

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:
Close to My Heart Remarkable Wreath and Reason for the Season (Reason for the Season is a NBUS set) stamp sets
Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink
Stampin' Up Night of Navy ink
Navy blue card stock scraps
DCWV Foil Paper (mirror card stock)
My Creative Time Belly Band stamp set for Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Maymay Made It Joyful Stamp Set for the His Presence brings....


Loll said...

Happy New Year to you Brenda! LOVE this gorgeous blue and silver card. The wreath is so pretty and I love your baby Jeasus in the middle. Beautiful matting to enhance and love the large and pretty font of your sentiment! 17 --- WOW! Your Christmas card stash is off to a fantastic start! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

Gail said...

A favorite card - I just received a nativity die I won and I am looking forward to using it soon - Christmas challenge is always going on at Crafty Hazel nuts - so there you go! I like the Nativity card and message

Colleen said...

Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous card with us at CAS Christmas. I love the manger scene and sentiment...perfect!

Anita in France said...

Bonne Année et Bonne Santé to you too, Brenda ... here, the tradition is for new year wishes to be exchanged until the end of January, so you're definitely not late for us! This is such a gorgeous card ... the shimmery silver on the wreath really highlights the beautiful blue silhouette of the infant Jesus ... love that sentiment inside! Hugs, Anita :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Brenda - and well done on a mini mass production of it. Love the fabulous design that truly sends the messaged of Christmas.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card! Happy New year!
Have a great day!

Carol L said...

Look at you making all these Christmas cards so early in the year! I'm envious since I haven't made a single one yet! LOL Love the delicate wreath around the manger scene and the colors are wonderful! I love the silver with the blue - it's so elegant and rich looking! Well done, and now can you loan me some of your mojo for a few months? LOL I'm draggin' in the start of the year already! BTW, Happy New Year!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! this is Stunning Brenda, absolutely LOVE it, so elegant AND a real start to next Christmas, well done you.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful wreath, Brenda! And the baby Jesus looks dark blue to me! Love, love, love this wreath and the wonderful sentiment inside! Thanks so much for choosing our CAS Christmas challenge as your first challenge of the year!

Tina Campbell said...

Happy New Year to you :) I was late in saying it myself this year on my blog, December was a bit crazy chaotic this year :) But got through it though the blog doesn't look like I was around at all :)
Lovely card, I need to find more stamp sets like this.
Hugs my friend, Tina

Christine Alexander said...

Brenda the delicate wreath is the perfect frame for baby Jesus in the manger, and I love the mix of mirror card and delicata ink. thanks for join us at CAS Chrismas :)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card for the real Reason for the Season. TFS

Di said...

What a lovely card Brenda - and you stole a March on us for Christmas 2019 making so many! And what perfect combining of stamps as well - clever girl.

I love to hear about your lovely puppy's progress as well. I guess you know that Kahlua is a coffee liqueur - yummy as well as cuddly, with some naughty thrown in to keep you a'jumpin'!

Happy New Year!


Di xx

LesleyG said...

Wonderful card, so elegant and inside too, well done for making such a good start on your stash, love the silver and blue xxx

Karen M said...

Lovely card Brenda and I had no problem seeing the blue. I really like this x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Brenda, this is simply beautiful. I love the wreath and bow around the baby Jesus. He looks blue to me and I do see the silver panel. I'm glad you are back crafting and hope Kahlua will come in your craft room and lay down while you get your cards made. As she gets older she will sleep more. Happy New Year to you and I hope it's a healthy, safe one for you and your son.