Friday, November 03, 2017

November Elemental Inspiration

Friday again! - How was your week?  
Last weekend my OH and I went out shopping and bought lots of little goodies to put in the shoe boxes we fill for the Operation Christmas Child scheme.  We've been taking part for a few years now and it's become one of our favourite pre-Christmas activities. I think what makes it so special is the knowledge that what you put in those boxes will be really appreciated by the children who receive them.  There are children living in such dreadful, sorry contritions all over the world and they have so little to call their own, don't they?
I've also taken the plunge and started my other Christmas shopping this week!  Thank goodness for On-line shopping, I say!  

This week on the Daring Cardmakers its an Elemental Inspiration challenge, all you have to do is look at the photo and choose a minimum of three elements from it to use when you make your own card.
Here's the photo, there's so much lovely inspiration in there, its more about what to leave out! 
CLICK HERE to visit the blog and see what the design team came up with this week:

My Christmas card box isn't getting much fuller, so this was another opportunity to add at least one more card to it.   Here's the card I've made, using the foliage, candles berries and the green ribbon from the crackers
Lots of different green card, plus red and a little brown, some Gold card and . Glitter card in red and gold, Green organza ribbon
I've used a lot of dies for this one so I won't list them all individually.
There are dies from Spellbinders, Memory Box, Joanna Sheen and Creative Impressions and more

I hope you like it, I had great fun with it this as its one of those 'keep bunging things on until it looks right' sort of cards!
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Tracy Welham said...

Stunning card Kathy! My mum and I did Operation Christmas Child last year, this year we are making up a sack of goodies for Paw Prints Dog Rescue. I started my Christmas shopping too, yesterday I bought two things from a real shop and also ordered some online items. Have a great weekend. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Kathy it's very beautiful
Gr Karin

Dawn said...

Lots of stunning dies used to make this fabulous card. They work together so beautifully. x

Janet Packer said...

Ooh, a beautiful card Kathy AND an interesting challenge.

Laine said...

Beautiful card Kathy, full of festive delight. Love the blog post. Have also started our Christmas shop to help spread the costs!

Angelnorth said...

Lovely arrangement of elements, looks fab Kathy!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning card. We have been helping to fill a hamper for a family that is being supported by our church through CAP. I will also do a shoebox but I do that online. I think these things are important at Christmas. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shabneez said...

Brilliant make Kathy. I especially like the molten gold wax on the candles - so realistic! Shabneez x

Kate M said...

Great take on the picture, beautiful Christmas card!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

loving this card Kathy, great Christmas colors

Sylvia Ames said...

Fabulous card, love those candles.

Sylv xx

Cathy Clowes said...

Wow, stunning card Kathy. That photo is certainly full of inspiration. I've finally started a bit of Xmas shopping but realky must get on with some cards! Cathy x