Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Christmas cards and Darnell's NBUS Challenge #7

This is my second entry into Darnell's NBUS #7 Challenge - and there's a third one coming up in the Snippets Playground on Sunday. I could almost make a NBUS card each week for a whole year and possibly not have used all the bought and unused goodies here, sigh.

This card is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge (Use a sentiment) as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for August (Always anything goes):
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- SU's 'Real Red' card stock, cut slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- piece of white card stock, die cut using a die from the Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set of dies

- my NBUS Stampin' Up 'Joyful Nativity' set of stamps. I used the Misti (was making a batch of them at the same time) and first stamped the word JOY in SU's 'Real Red', then the sentiment in Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and finally the angel and the star using Delicata 'Silvery Shimmer'. And how it shimmers in real life too

- glued the panel in place and added a single clear self adhesive gem to the centre of the star

I set out to make six cards but ended up with five (isn't a last minute smear of ink from a finger on a card annoying - especially when it just can't be disguised, sigh).

Psst, I posted off all the 'That Folder' prizes yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) by 1st Class and Airmail. Our local Post Office knows me now - 'Hi there, more craft stuff?'.





26 comments:

Liz said...

This is just stunning, Di! I love the design, the colours - just perfect. xx

PS I have some blog candy to give away on my blog. :-)

Pat said...

This is beautiful Di and that Misti really comes in handy for making cards in this way. It's definitely on the wish list. x

Ruth said...

Gorgeous! I have plans for Christmas cards later in the week and using the MISTI too! Last week I dropped an ink pad on the back of a card and created a panel to cover it - I thought that was rather good! Xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card Di - fabulous design and stamps.
Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Di, I love the big O in the word and the stamp you've used in the middle of it. I know just what you mean about NBUS, think I could make one each day for a year though and still not use it all.

Sue xx

SARN said...

Wonderful Xmas card Di. YES -naughty card smudges at the last minute are PARTICULARLY annoying aren't they! We've all done it. Still, at least there's 5 more for the box!

Hugs, SArn xxx

Craftychris said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the red and silver and the little gem on the star! Smudges are so annoying! xxx

Sandra H said...

This is beautiful! l do like red and white it's so rich looking and the stitched edges is also effective too! well 5 is still a great number and also annoying when smudges appear take care x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fab Christmas CAS, so striking,and the sentiment is really beautiful!!
P.S. You are very popular a your local Post Office! LOL :D

Carole said...

Very classy Di!

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Di! I love it. Hope to work on my Christmas cards this week.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Sammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Di! Such a lovely crisp design.

I managed to smear one of mine yesterday too... After I'd just spent 90 minutes colouring the image! black smear right across her face. *sob* x

Linby said...

So elegant, pity about the smear on the 6th one - weren't you using your MISTI! Seen some fab techniques with the MISTI and multi stamping now so I want it to get here soon!

Barb said...

This is gorgeous Di. A very elegant card and I love the little sentiment very much. What a shame about the smear. A butterfly wouldn't really work on a Christmas card would it. Barbxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a wonderful and super NBUS card.
I love that design, and those gorgeous stamps used too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol L said...

I really like this beautiful card with the spirit of Christmas shining as bright as the north star! I love the angel within the letter "o"...and ditto for me on the NBUS! How in the world have I managed to accumulate so much schtuff I wonder? I must have a serious addiction! *wink*

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card - I really like this stamp set myself. Lynn x

Jean said...

I really like this card Di, The stamp set is lovely, a perfect sentiment for Christmas. The silver angel looks lovely too.
Jean x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Shh..... let's not tattle on ourselves about just how much NBUS we have, or even BUS for that matter. This is a very crisp and elegant stamp and makes up into a great card.

LesleyG said...

Beautifully clean and crisp Di, how annoying those smudges are xxx

Janice said...

Gorgeous CAS card Di. I for one have lots of NBUS, I really must try and change that lol!
Janice x

Donna said...

Love the fact that that big 'o' for put to such good use.
So clever... And it looks good, too. X

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is supremely elegant, Di! It is so crisp and clean and a genius design for batch stamping! Thank you for the shoutout again and for playing again in my challenge! I am in the same boat with enough product to make a card a day with NBUS for a year or more!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

scrappymo! said...

Stunning card, Di.I love that big Joy focal point. The wee angel in the O is perfect for this card. The bottom sentiment is so lovely...really enjoyed reading those words.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ImpressedOoh I'm the proud receiver of this gorgeous creation, who was delighted with this card, dear Di. I was so impressed by the inking of the Joy I thought it must be printer work, but no Misti stamping!!
Brilliant work love the CAS design and that the real reason for Christmas was front and centre on the card!!!
Thanks dear Di fir posting it across the sea. Blessings of the Lord for Christmas.
Shaz in Oz.x