Thursday, October 17, 2013

Doodle Pantry Love's Ornament Card

I had to take "time off" from cards and blogging the past week because of another cellulitis infection, this time in my fingers. It amazes me that you can have an angry staff infection without any cuts, just from poor circulation. When I was hospitalized with it last month, the doctors "put the fear in me" of the possibility of septicemia and amputation. Not something to take lightly! The night before the infection I broke out with hives again, this time 4" diameter. Finally after five days of meds, all swelling is going down and I can type and create more easily again. 

I chose a beautifully colored image, Love's Ornament, from Doodle Pantry that celebrates Christmas with a beautiful sentiment about the love of Christ at Christmas.

The inside Scripture is one that I chose from the free digis shared by Word Art Wednesday.  God's love was shown to us by the gift of His Son, not just at that first Christmas morning, but more importantly as the one who took our punishment for our sins when He died on the cross. Even now He fills our hearts with love as His Spirit lives within us that we might share His love with others, not just at Christmas, but all year long.

I used multiple layers on this card but still kept it "flat" to go through the mail.  I embossed the white background with "Holly Ribbons" embossing folder and the two Doodle Pantry designer papers with Medium Dots. The leafy branch is from Spellbinder's "Foliage." I added glitter and shine with CTMH Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel and Black Shimmer Trim that you can see here:

May the Lord fill your heart with His love and joy so that it overflows to bless family and friends.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps #67 - Christmas is Coming
Crafting Musketeers #6 - Christmas in October
Craft Your Passion #184 - Embossing
Creative Craft Challenges #21 - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #78 - Embossing
There She Goes #229 - Be prepared for Christmas
Word Art Wednesday #102 - anything goes with Scripture or encouraging/uplifting sentiment


Carole Robb Bisson said...

The colors are so vibrant and the swirls in the ornament so smooth and peaceful. A truly wonderful layout for a Christmas card with scripture inside and out. Our Canadian Thanksgiving has past, but we are so blessed and thankful to see this beautiful work of art, as well as all your past posts.
Carole Robb Bisson
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Hazel said...

Love the colours and the ornament is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your lovely card for our Christmas challenge at Crafting Musketeers, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Love your
bling on the bauble.
Thanks for playing in our challenge at
Good luck and we hope to see you again.

DS4J DT Lindsay

ursula Uphof said...

A beautiful card Vicky. Love the colours. Thank you for joining our challenge at Digistamps4Joy this week. Ursula DT.

wendyp said...

love this fun color combo for Christmas! Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with this week's There She Goes Challenge!

Jackie C said...

Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘EMBOSSING WET or DRY’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Vickie.
Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Diane Noble said...

This is simply gorgeous, Vickie! Love those brilliant colors and your sketch. And of course, I love the sparkle. Thank you for being a part of this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge. We always look forward to being inspired by our participants and you certainly did not disappoint. This is a fabulous project. Thanks for supporting us!
Diane Noble (WAW-DT)

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is a beautiful card both inside and out. The multiple layers, lovely texture, and gorgeous colours make it so striking. Thanks for joining our Add Some Embossing challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon and that you continue to feel better. Take care.

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Hi Vicki, What an absolute gorgeous card. So many beautiful details with so many heartfelt touches. Great card for our Embossing challenge. Thank you for sharing and joining us at DigiStamps4Joy. Hugs, Antoinette

RitaK said...

Thank you for joining the ATSC With this Nice and colorful Christmas card. Hugs Rita

Jessie L. said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the sparkles the ornament and I really love that sentiment! Thanks for joining our "embossing" challenge at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again for the next challenge!

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Hi Vickie,
I'm so sorry to read about the infection; glad it wasn't that serious. I am so glad you are doing fine and crafting happily. Your card design is beautiful; love the vibrant colors and pretty embossing. Thank you for playing along with us at DigiStamps4Joy and we hope to see you again.
[DS4J DT Member]
[Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

Fran said...

Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

Sandra said...

Great card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges