Friday, November 18, 2016

Little Town

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I know a lot of you make Christmas cards all through the year, and will be laughing at the rest of us tardy souls as we moan and stress about how far behind we are...... but it's the same for me every year and I doubt it will change now!
The good thing for readers of this blog is that my posts are a lot shorter when I have a lot to do - which is probably a relief!

As it's Friday it's Daring Cardmakers day again, and after last week's little crafty detour in the first of our "Step Away from the Cards" challenges, this week it's back to cards with this challenge to make cards.....
Inspired by Christmas Carols and Songs
There are masses of them, and we all have our favourites, so it may be difficult to choose which to go with!  We're looking forward to seeing which you choose, and having a good old sing along with you
To see what the team have been singing along to, visit DCM BLOG, here!
There are a lot of traditional Christmas carols I love.  There are plenty of 'secular' Christmas songs I love too - but I went the traditional route this time and chose to use my all-time favourite Christmas carol 'Oh Little Town of Bethlehem'. It's never wavered from being my favourite - what I can't decide on is which of the several tunes it can be sung to that I like the best. 

 Long, long ago, when I first started making cards and hadn't yet realised that stamps and colouring were not going to be for me, I bought this lovely Hero Arts stamp/  It's probably been used no more than a handful of times!  Still, it was perfect for this, and I stamped it onto different colours of card and cut out the little pieces to make a more dimensional diorama
Smooth White card blank, plus spare for the upper layer and the stamped image
Black Glitter card (Best Creations) 
Wording Printed on pc
Aperture - mixed plain and scalloped set of Oval dies (Sonic)
Stamp (Hero Arts), Black Ink (Stazon)
I cut the main area of the image out (town, tree and ground area).
I stamped parts of the image on coloured card and cut the roofs, doors, grass and tree out to glue in place on the main image
Tiny areas of yellow and gold used for highlighting
The image was then glued behind the aperture and the card assembled
Lastly I followed the placement on the original stamp to add the stars - punched from silver glitter card

That's it for today.  I'll be off then, back to the Christmas card making.....!  See you soon

Have a great day and a lovely weekend


Karin van eijk said...

beautiful Kathy
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous Christmas card I love the image you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful Christmas card Kathy.
Linda xxx

Laine said...

Fabulous and festive.

Shabneez said...

Loving the traditional carol you took inspiration from Kathy. Super aperture card. Shabneez xxx

Katie Lamb said...

Beautiful card

Angelnorth said...

A perfect stamp for paper piecing Kathy - looks fab!

Cathy Clowes said...

Stunning card Kathy, I love the way you have used this fabulous stamp. Cathy x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

What a sweet Christmas card today. Just lovely