Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Coming up for air!

Aaaahhh, it's been a week since I've been in my Happy Room...I've been down with the flu from HELL. However, recovery is here, and I played with paper yesterday for the first time since my last post. So, challenges...always a favourite way to pique my creative curiousity! This week's Created by Hand challenge is to use beads. Over at Secret Crafters, they want us to use a seasonal theme, and the Charisma Cardz Craft Challenge this week is "Merry and Bright."

This first card is done with the new Webster's Pages Christmas paper collection, which I just LOVE! It has such a beautiful Victorian feel, with those beautiful roses. I added Swarovski crystal beads to the front as red berries, and small self adhesive pearl beads to the trim just underneath the punched edge. Interestingly, these gorgeous papers are featured on this week's Moxie Fab World site...go over and see them all, they're STUNNING! I used a Quietfire Design Merry Christmas stamp here. I love how Suzanne's beautiful calligraphy enhances this simple design!




Here's another Christmas card, hand stitched and hand beaded, with a stamp from an Inkadinkado Christmas set.


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today! I'll stop by your place too!

23 comments:

Yogi said...

what beautiful cards. love how you created the xmas tree

Yvonne said...

Oh Deborah, these cards are just gorgeous!

Yvonne said...

Glad to hear you`re feeling better!
Your christmas cards are so beautiful! Love your stitching/beading. Awesome work!

vintage wil said...

Your christmas card are gorgeous!!

Quietfire said...

Beautiful Deborah!

Flipsi said...

beautiful deborah

Flipsi said...

beautiful deborah!

Sally said...

Both cards are so exquisite! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Suzanne C said...

So glad you are feeling better. Was missing your beautiful creations! I just saw these gorgeous papers over at the moxie fab world and looky at you... You already have them and are creating gorgeous cards with them! The hand beading is so stunning!

SherylH said...

Gorgeous cards, particularly the first one. Love the idea of showcasing the inside with the diagonal cut front.

Amy said...

wow, you put alot of heart into these cards..so many embellishments!!! Great cards..all of them

LiveArt said...

Very elegant christmas cards!!

Linda

nise said...

Glad you're feeling better and getting some paper therapy. Your cards are stunning! Love the Merry Christmas one! That paper is gorgeous.

Kristy said...

Just beautiful Deborah!!!

forrestwife said...

thanks for the inspiration and glad you are feeling better

JanLM said...

Beautiful cards!

loVe2cre8 said...

The tree is especially attractive!

Vee said...

Thanks for playing with Charisma this week, your cards are just perfect for our Merry & Bright challenge.Good Luck
xx Vee

June Campbell said...

These hand stitched beaded cards are simply stunning. I don't do beading or sewing myself -- eyesight isn't up to the challenge -- but I greatly admire beautiful work like yours.

Jane Carroll said...

wonderful!

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

hugs Jane x

Jenny Gropp said...

Awesome cards-- I love that tree!!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fab cards.
luv
Debby

Kathy O said...

Both of these cards are beautiful! I simply LOVE the victorian card with the roses!!!!