STAMPIN' UP! CHRISTMAS WITH LOTS OF JOY
We're doing tea and cake with my parents today, as Dad is getting a little stronger although he's had orders from the dietician to eat more protein and put on some weight. Oh boy I wish I could see the dietician and receive that order lol! Mine would be to shed a few pounds or two or...... Just can't resist cake can you?
Margaret, down under in Australia, chose our fortnightly challenge theme and asked us to make Christmas cards with at least two different papers. I've used a mixture of Merry Moments from the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue and some retired vellum papers. I used the banner framelits to cut the papers along with the cute little banner punch for the horizontal banner stripe.
The Lots of Joy stamp set provided the simple sentiment and the tartan tree to which I've added some silver sequins and a foil star. I love the silver and gold doilies and so I've added one of the smaller size to lift my sentiment from the whisper white back ground and I noticed on one of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team recent cards that she'd tied bakers twine to a button and stuck it on with the bow behind. I liked the look of it so I've done it with a silver button and cherry cobbler bakers twine.
If you like inspiration in many forms you can visit the other ladies in our challenge via the blog list on the side of my blog or go take at look at the Stampin' Up! Artisan Designers blogs who've just set up their latest blog hop.
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.