Friday, 20 December 2013

A Merry Christmas Layout for All of You!

Hello my lovely friends!

Today I was in desperate need of some crafty therapy! So I set my long "to do" list aside, headed to my studio, turned up some fabulous worship music, and got busy! :o)

I had intended to post this project for all of you on the my special Christmas card to each of you! However, the challenge that I want to enter at Scrapping Every Day Miracles ends in two days. I hope you don't mind if your card is early! lol

To each and every one of you...A Very Merry Christmas!! Your wonderful encouragement means so much to me! All your words of kindness are a treasure and a blessing! Those of you that come and visit but don't leave a comment are also very much appreciated. My numbers keep going up day after day, so I know that you are there, and it means a lot to me! I thank you all very much, and I wish you a season of JOY and LAUGHTER and LOVE! :o)

I got a very good response to all the details I shared with my last layout. So I have a number of photos, and a number of words for you this time too. I started by stamping on my background paper. I used a music note stamp, a shattered glass stamp, and a little round container. Then I added some spatters using a Glimmer Mist that was similar in color to the ink I used. I began to assemble things according to the December sketch from C'est Magnifique (shown below). I used my Cricut to cut out the wreath and the broken circles. For the paper strips I used a piece of vellum. IRL it is actually looks more sheer than it appears in the photo. I stayed quite true to the sketch, although I did substitute the flowers with some lovely red glittered ornaments. I also added a second piece of Washi tape. The beautiful image is another wonderful freebie from Ephemera's Vintage Garden. You can find it right HERE.

This cluster is made of red and white flowers. The ribbon ones were taken out of my sewing stash. There's one of the red ornaments, and even a little clock just like in the sketch. I punched out some greenery and tucked it in. You can see some of the music notes stamped in the upper right corner.

This cluster is very similar to the other, with the addition of this dangly bead that I attached to the page using a brad. Then I added a little white satin bow above it. 

This is the lower right corner; more stamping, ornament, bead and bow. I have also adhered various sequins around the page. I just sprinkled a few on the page and glued them where they landed. This also gives you a close-up peek of the beautiful doily. It was a gift from a friend.

Here you can see more of the layering and the sentiments. I just have to add a Bible verse to a Christmas page. To me...Christmas is all about the birth of my Savior...Jesus Christ! :o)

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Linking Up To:

This is the great sketch:

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Materials Used:
Papers: DCWV - Haberdash Stash, 
Recollections - Holiday Shimmer Cardstock;
Cricut Cartridges: Essentials, Holiday Cakes;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Holly, Branch;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Soft Suede;
Stamps: Tim Holtz - Joyful Song, Mini Holidays;
Charm: Blue Moon - Clock Face;
Tim Holtz - Mini Paper Clip;
Glimmer Mist: Partridge in a Pear Tree;
Flowers: Prima and Imaginisce;
Doily: Gift from Bonnie;
Beads: From My Bead Stash;
Ribbon Flowers and Sequins: From My Sewing Stash.

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Astrid said...

Its lovely your project Nancy, and for you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hugs Astrid

Tracey Fehr said...

Another great project, Nancy! May you enjoy the fellowship of friends and family as we slow down to celebrate the birth of our Saviour! Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year my friend!

Valerie Serfozo said...

What a beautiful project! I love the beautiful flowers you have made from items in your stash! Thanks for participating in the December sketch challenge at C'est Magnifique Kits!

Penny said...

Beautiful project, Nancy! Love the wonderful background you created for your pretty wreath! Love all those flowers, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Marilyn said...

Such a pretty page with a wonderful message. I love all those flowers and other embellies plus that gorgeous vintage image.
Merry Christmas Nancy and I hope you have a peaceful and prosperous 2014!

rachel taylor said...

love your project thanks for sharing with scrapping every day miracles this week Rachel DT

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I am so loving the colours on this one, gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x

Sandy said...

Beautiful and special Nancy!
Merry Christmas Sweet Pea!

Ira Huberts said...

Adorable Christmas card Nancy, love your beautifully adorned wreath! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Vivienne Holden said...

Wow Nancy! You're going out of this year on a real high with this LO!!!
I love every little detail on the page.
May you and your family have a peaceful and happy Christmas and a New Year that brings you love and laughter. xxx

Kat W said...

Absolutely beautiful in every little detail Nancy! Gorgeous colours and great use of pretty embellies :-)
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Hugs, Kat x

alexandra s.m. said...

You have such an eye for incredible details Nancy!
Gorgeous work as always!

Nolene Burnett said...

Beautiful work! I love the red and white flowers. Have a blessed Christmas and thank you for joining us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Tereese S said...

Gorgeously done, Nancy. I truly loe this layout. It makes me want to make one of my own. You always due such awesome work on cards, hymns, and layouts. I love them all. I wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!! Thank you so very much for always showing your love on my blog. I truly do. Hugs!! See you next year. :D

chanya13 said...

Beautiful LO - love all flowers and colour combo

Kelly Neis said...

Every detail is gorgeous and vintage on your page! I love it!! Best of all is the scripture to have incorporated, that is so nice! Wishing you and your family a very Blessed Christmas!
Hugs Kelly

Tracey said...

This is absolutely beautiful Nancy :o)
Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

Wonderful design Nancy, the vintage image works so well with the lovely flowers. Best of the season.

hugs Diane

mamawcindy said...

Oh Nancy, Your layout is gorgeous! I Love It. Wanted to come by and Wish you a very Merry Christmas. :0)

Geri said...

BEAUTIFUL, Nancy! Hope your Christmas was wonderful and that your new year is full of good health and great joy!!!

Cely said...

so pretty, nancy! love all the little details on this!

Helen Gullett said...

This is so pretty! I love the embellishments! Thanks for sharing it with us at SEM this month. Hoping to see you again playing with us for our January Challenge at :D

Tracy said...

Your layout is very pretty.
So much detail.

Susan M said...

I did view your card before Christmas Nancy but didn't get the chance to comment! It is so pretty and the little clock charm is perfect !