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Dec 24, 2010

BC192 - Merry Christmas

Hello and Merry Christmas! - As we head into Christmas Eve the BC Challenge Group is sharing Christmas cards today.  I have several to share as I hadn't yet posted them.

First up my "Inspiration" Christmas card.  I was inspired by this card that my mom received in the mail:

Here is my version:

As you can see I did add a "pop" of red not in the Inspiration card.  Stamps used:
Annabelle ( Borders by Design 1 for the Polka Dots,)Annabelle (Holly Branch) for the Sentiment and SU (Retired Paisley).
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Pear Pizzaz.  Ink: Always Artichoke. Felt Poinsettia-Hero Arts, Star Brad - Making Memories.  Gold EP - SU.

Card #2 Went to my dear friend, Elena
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Cool Caribbean, Whispher White.  Stamp by Stampendous.  Colored with Prismacolored Pencils.  Snowflake Punch-Martha Stewart, Wavy Border Punch, EK Success, Sentiment Stamp, Hero Arts, Ribbon-SU White Grosgrain, Glitter-Art Institute

Stamps-SU Greeting Card Kids, Artful Inkables-Peaceful Wishes, Paper is an old pattern I've had for years. Ribbon-JoAnn's.
Card Stock: Handsome Hunter-retired SU, Prismacolored Pencils, Glitter-Art Institute, Ink: Handsome Hunter.

One of my favorite's that I made was this card.  Stamp Set: Christmas Critters-SU
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olve, Very Vanilla.
Designer Paper - Sorry I forgot to write this one down.  There are actually 2 patterns used.  I embossed the Snowdots Embossing folder on the top piece. Images colored with Prismacolored Pencils.  Scallop punch-SU, Faux Gems-Source unknown.

Can you stand one more:

This one went to my oldest brother and his wife.  They love the outdoors and have a cabin in the mountains.

Stamp Set: Holiday Treats and Tails-Artful Inkables, Card Stock and DP-SU, Prisma Colorpencils, Snowflake Punch-MS,Liquid Applique. Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Nestabilitie Die.

There were more but perhaps I'll share them after Christmas.  I hate for these ideas to go to waste.  Just haven't had time to post everything trying to get all caught up for Christmas.

I do want to take a moment now to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and Holiday season.


  1. Ida, Merry Christmas to you and your family! Love all your cards!

  2. Wowzer girl, you have been busy! Lots of great cards here, love how different they all are. Merry Christmas to you & your family!

  3. Such a wonderful array of holiday cards - beautiful use of paper, coloring and images! Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!

  4. These are all wonderful Ida! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! :D

  5. Wonderful Christmas cards! Beautifully created. May your Christmas be filled with love. Hugs Gayle

  6. Oh my! What a fantastic collection of cards you have created for Christmas! Blessings to you and your family on this most wondrous time of year!

  7. Wow, you have several knockouts! I think the first is my favorite...great job on all though!

  8. Wonderful set of cards, Ida! Loved mine so much! It is so cute!
    Merry Christmas to you and family!

  9. Beautiful cards. Each are so different from each other. I'm sure the recipients loved them. Have a very Merry Christmas.

  10. These are all gorgeous! Can you say, "Over Achiever!" Merry Christmas!

  11. Oops, wanted to say Merry Christmas to you too!

  12. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas znd all your cards are fantastic!!!

  13. Oh my! You belong in the SU catalog! I want some of these now (esp. that darling little girl stamp!). AWESOME!

  14. WOW, Ida all your cards are adorable, I specially loved your inspiration piece, fabu. I must look around and give that inspiration business a try. Love your stuff, happy 2011

  15. ALL beautiful cards Ida! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

  16. Wow! More amazing cards! You made a lot and they're all just wonderful! I do especially love the "inspired" card. Both the original and your version are gorgeous. You did a fabulous job of reproducing it, and I love the pop of red. I hope you had a very merry Christmas!

  17. I love everyone of these card ida-I dont think I have a fave -each one is beautiful-hope you had a wonderful christmas celebration