Saturday, December 2, 2017

Jesus is the Reason

I love this image, it is a subtle reminder of why we celebrate Christmas.  It isn't so we can get that one gift we have waited all year for, it isn't for the candy and decorations, it is because we are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  I hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

This card was made for the Crafting With Dragonflies challenge theme of Christmas Card all Glammed Up.

For this card I chose to use blues and crams.  I added some gems, lace and a twine bow.  I used a snowflake border die and a tree die.  This was relatively simple, but looks quite busy.

Thanks for looking!
Crafty Cardmakers (only 15 challenges, as many times as you want)– Animal magic (the reindeer)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog–  Santa is Coming to Town
CityCrafter Challenge Blog – I Believe in Santa Claus
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges – Christmas                       
Crafty Gals Corner (up to 2 entries) – Use your dies
Moving Along With The Times – Christmas Animals (the reindeer)
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (up to 5 entries) – cookie photo
QKR Stampede (enter up to 3 times) –  Anything Goes or Christmas Tags
Crafty Catz Challenge Blog (up to 3 entries) – anything goes w/optional twist of ‘Let It Snow’
Cas-ual FridaysChallenge – Winter Blues
Fussy and Fancy Friday – Blue, Brown/Beige Winter                 
A Gem of A Challenge – Animals in the Snow (the reindeer)
Digi Stamps For Joy (up to 3 entries per month) – anything goes w/optional twist of  - holidays
Delicious Doodles Challenge (one entry per person using a DD image) – Non-Traditional Christmas
Imagine That! Creative Playground – Christmas/Winter
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round (MONTHLY)– Anything Holiday


Wendy L said...

Love the scene on your lovely card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxx

Sandy said...

Beautiful card Karen. Love those delicate snowflake diecuts and the contrast with the twine. Thanks for joining us at If you Give a Crafter a Cookie. Sandy/DT

Jenny L said...

Hi Karen,
what a very wonderful card and such a great design too.
Love the wonderful blue and your scene is so lovely.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Doris Klein said...

Wow... this is just amazing! I love the image and your awesome details. It's a really pretty ceation.

Thanks for playing along with our ITD’s Creative Playground Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jackie C said...

Beautiful card, everyone would love to receive this! Thanks so much for sharing with us at ds4j. Jackie DT member xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Karen. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Angela Radford said...

Very stylish card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

Lisa Lynn said...

Karen, this is elegant and gorgeous. Love the lace and bling. Thanks for joining us at Imagine That Creative Playground, Lisa Lynn DT.

Beth Brovold said...

Oh this is stunning Karen...beautifully done! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Blue & Beige/Brown Winter"!
Take care,

Maike von maikreations said...

This is a really lovely Christmas card! Love the diagonal border you have created ;o) Thank you for sharing your creation with us at the Crafty Cardmakers! Have a wonderful December, take care and happy crafting, Maike

Rebecca Gillard said...

This is lovely with a great choice of colours. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at MAWTT. Beckie x

Lisa J said...

Looks fab, love the lace border. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight. Lisa DT A Gem of A Challenge

PaperDaisies said...

What a lovely card design. Love the way you have showcased the image. Thanks for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

crafty said...

Beautiful scene. Thank you for joining in the QKR Stampede challenge with your lovely card.

Michelle Wallace said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Jackie C said...

Very classy! Wow, great work, well done and good luck!

Hugs, Jackie