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!