Thursday, November 10, 2011

Deck the Halls

This is a different type of Christmas card for me, but I thought I would give it a go!    It is certainly not a traditional Christmas card  but the theme is Christmas. This gal reminds me of dance hall girls of old and I am sure they celebrated  the Christmas season too!
I used a Sassy Studio Design digital stamp called 'Steampunk Vivian', framed her in a Spellbinders Nestabilities  die cut (labels 20) and put it all on a  5x 5 card base. I used Spellbinders 'Grommet Tags' for the sentiment .

Embellishments: Holly branches from Stampin' Up's 'Sleigh Bells Ring' stamp set (stamped .coloured, and cut out), Martha Stewart branch punch and the flower from 'Floral Embellishments' by Recollections.


Sassy Studios Designs: Christmas Challenge; create a card using a Christmas Carol as the theme - I choose Deck the Halls .
Dutch Dare Card Challenge: #138 punches and dies
Digital Tuesday: #136 Anything Goes -  (2nd entry for me)
Papertake Weekly: First Christmas  card of the year challenge for PTW
Tip Top Tuesday: #59 Anything Christmas Goes
Cards for Men: Challenge 23 - It's Nearly Christmas
Daisy Doodles Creative  Challenge:#46  Anything Goes with a Digi


  1. You have used traditional colours, but a lovely new take on Christmas images. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  2. I think she looks very Christmasy(?) love the colours you used and the holly is awesome! I love the background paper, wow!

  3. Wow Glenda ! This is great, really like it.
    I like those tags too !

  4. i love this card.Great image.xx

  5. Glenda, WOW, she sure is dressed for Christmas in her red outfit. Love your papers and sentiment to go with her too. Now, who to send this one to........ hee hee


  6. Fabulous Glenda,love the

  7. Haha, what a fab card Glenda!! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  8. She does look like a dancehall girl and she's adorable for your Christmas card. Would make a fantastic masculine Christmas card too. Wonderful coloring and coordinating elements to go with it.

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
    Lisa xx

  9. Such a fun Xmas card! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  10. Wonderful card. Perfect for Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. Enjoy seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
    Hugs, Pat

  11. Beautiful! Love the holly surrounding the image! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us in our anything goes challenge at Daisy's Doodles.

  12. Beautiful Card. I love what you did with the image. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Sassy Christmas Challenge with us

  13. Glenda, this is gorgeous! Love how you dressed up Steampunk Vivian for the holidays! lol Beautiful paper and fabulous die cuts! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs for our monthly Christmas Challenge! :)