On this truly special day, I wish you a very Happy and Blessed Christmas! I’m popping in with a mid-challenge card for Time Out … our theme is Inspired By Words … ‘Christmas Is Love With All The Trimmings’ … how appropriate for today! I made this card …
On a panel of white card, I stamped the Inkadinkadoo scene and coloured the Holy Family, stable, and Bethlehem with alcohol markers. The glow in and around the stable, and the night sky/foreground were sponged with chalks, and the star and halo around the Infant Jesus were coated with a layer of Stickles. I masked the card base, sponged a black border and popped up the finished panel on foam dots onto it.
If you haven’t played along with us so far (you may just have been doing other things!!), we’d love you to join us (or have second helpings if you have played along!). There’s already a gallery of fabulous cards and our awesome GD, Shirley, plus the talented DT have plenty of inspiration for you over at the Time Out blog. Hope to see you there!
I’m playing along with …
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes
Once again, I wish you a very Merry Christmas … may you be surrounded by and enjoy the company of those you love and hold dear! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time! Thank you for all your support! Christmas hugs Christine xxx (gorgeous card too!) xxx
A very Merry Xmas and this is such the perfect card for today. I must invest in a scene like this for next year. And look at you with all the masking and colouring!! Have a great day x
Merry Christmas Anita! I hope you and your family are having a wonderful day together. Love your Christmas scene.
A beautiful card – so elegant! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas, Anita. I got your email, by the way – I don’t know where your earlier email went but glad to know that my card reached you in good time! Festive hugs x
The perfect card for a perfect challenge! Love this scene Anita, so beautifully colored and I love the “glows” you have going on, just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda
your card is so elegant and serene, anita! a truly lovely Christmas scene… Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Oh this is such a beautiful and serene scene Anita. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and find some time to relax and enjoy in this busy season. Hugs Therese
Merry Christmas Anita, hope you are having a wonderful day. Love this nativity scene, so beautifully coloured, Cathy x
Gorgeous!!! Simply stunning and a perfect enty for CASology “Light” cue this week. Merry Christmas Anita!!!!
So beautiful Anita!
Merry Christmas to you!
Such a beautiful scene! Love the colours you’ve used; they look mso perfect! Thanks for your beautiful card, I recieved it the day before christmasday; just in time… Hugs, Gerrina
Stunning coloring, Anita! The sky and halo look so realistic! Thanks for my card, it arrived a few days ago and I love it, it’s one of my very favorites this year! Have a very nice “after X mas” weekend!
Merry Christmas, Anita. This is just gorgeous.
Belated MERRY CHRISTMAS, my dear friend! Your card is a lovely rendition of the Nativity scene…serene and beautiful. Thank you so much for your prayers and support during this time; he still has yet to respond. Will write an update very soon. Your friendship: a gift, a treasure, a blessing!
Gorgeous card Anita. I love this CAS design that shows off the beautiful images … all done in perfect colours. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Loll xx
This is so beautiful, Anita. I love the glow of the stable and the chalk sky.
Just breathtakingly gorgeous, Anita. Very sorry to not play along… even first servings! We also have another birth we celebrate close to Christmas… my granddaughter Drew was born today, 7 seven years ago… she’s my little “stinker” in the photo I shared with you – and just has a very special place in my heart.
Looking forward to all your loveliness in 2015!
Hope that you were able to have an incredible Christmas surrounded by peace and love my dear friend. And speaking of love, this card is full of just that. Beautiful and soft image. Love the purple night. Love the glow of the Heavenly Child. Really, really pretty. Am trying to get back to “normal” again, and should have time soon to drop a line. Plan on cleaning out the ‘Christmas Closet’ while the tree is still up…hopefully only one days work! Happy New Year sweet Anita!! Bisous, bisous!
The inking is SUPERB, Anita! I love the subtle colors! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! And thank you for stopping by my blog! It’s always a joy to read your comment! Happy 2015!
This is simply gorgeous, Anita! I love the chalk-ing you did on the background, and I especially love how you made the manger glow! I hope you had a wonderfully blessed Christmas! Wishing you a bright new year ahead!
Another glowing manger scene, Anita! Well done. Hope Christmas was beautiful for you. We got snow yesterday – yippie! Big hug for 2015!
A very belated ‘Merry Christmas’ from a very hot and dry New Zealand!!! I hope you had the most wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. Did Santa bring you any craft goodies?? Did you eat your weight in chocolate like I did (although I haven’t stopped yet….)? Did you get any snow?? I hope it was everything you wanted. We have been running around outside a lot as the weather has been so warm. A lot of swimming and scooter/bike riding which has resulted in us all becoming very tanned. I’ve eaten so many cherries I think I look like one now but its only once a year. I really hope you have a happy and healthy 2015 and can’t wait to see what wonderful creations you come up with next year. Take care my friend!!!!
Stunning card, Anita! Such a perfect Christmas scene, and I love how you added a glowing light around the Holy Family!
My belated Merry Christmas wishes to you! I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and that 2015 brings you much happiness!
Oh my….this is soooo pretty Anita! Your coloring is flawless and the sponged sky is amazing! The chalk creates such a beautiful soft finish, especially for the ‘glow’. Truly incredible!
Speaking of incredible….my card arrived today! Thank you so much! You have no idea how thrilled I was to actually HOLD this magnificent creation in my hands! It is a masterpiece dear friend that made my heart sing!
I’m going to pop the card into a picture frame so that its beauty will be preserved behind glass and treasured for years to come!
Anita…sorry to be so far behind. This is so so stunning and very beautiful and is really what Christmas is all about. Hoping your Christmas was a very special one. Wishing you and your brother a very Happy New Year!
Anita, seriously, this is just divine! The glow you achieved on the nativity is beautiful. It’s always nice to see a religious Christmas card, since that’s what it’s all about like Kim said above. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and best wishes for a fabulous 2015!!
Hope you had a great Christmas Anita. Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2015.
Hugs Flo xx
Oh this is so serene Anita! Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year, Anita! How pretty is your Christmas card! I love the softness of the sky and the positioning of the image is quite perfect. I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas!
Such a lovely card, Anita – love the glow you created here – so very pretty!
This is gorgeous, such a beautiful serene and calm scene u have created 🙂 Love it!
Hi, Anita!! I’m back from holiday and enjoying everybody’s work they posted while I had no internet available and enjoyed a very busy December!!!
I hope that you had a lovely, blessed X-mas time and I would like to wish you all the best for 2015!!! May this be a very special year for you!!!
Oh, I love this beautiful X-mas card with the lovely X-mas scene that you have coloured so very, very beautifully, Anita!!! I love the purple-ish colour of the sky and the white seems to have a snowy feel to it. Great choice of sentiment to go with the image!!! Really beautiful, Anita!!!