Friday, January 11, 2013

Simple But Exquisite

I know Christmas is over but it's my most favorite holiday and when you are a crafter you can never start Christmas projects too early! Besides making my own Christmas cards I like to make Christmas cards for Operation Write Home. I learned about a card challenge through my friend (and fellow card maker) Sandy  that is specifically for Christmas cards called Christmas Cards All Year Round. This month's theme is "Anything Goes" as long as it's Christmas.

This is very simple but I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out! The picture isn't bad but the sparkle really shows up when you hold the card in your hand. Unfortunately this card is NOT OWH friendly as the white glitter paper I used for the background does flake and that isn't acceptable for sending to our Heroes.  The blue glitter paper I used does not flake and I really prefer this for my projects I want to sparkle! I used an ornament die from Sizzix. I also diecut chipboard for the ornament to give it dimension. I used a Tim Holtz Alterations die "Noel" for the lettering in the ornament. Used ribbon from my stash to tie a bow and a bling. That's it!

I would also like to enter this card in Sandy's challenge January Anything Goes With A Twist. The only specifics is whatever you make must have the colors blue & white. For more details click on the link.

We got much needed rain. Final count I poured out 3 inches from my rain gauge. It rained a slow soaking rain for two solid days! Very unusual for us! Rain usually comes and goes rather quickly. It definitely helped put a dent in our drought conditions. Just hope it doesn't wait for months to rain again! We will have a really nice day tomorrow. I want to ride. I haven't ridden since before Christmas.

I also need to take advantage of the nice weather and take Christmas lights off the roof. Not much to remove though, squirrels chewed them up! Darnedest thing I've ever seen. I've been putting lights on my house for 7 years. This is the first time squirrels have been a problem. Not sure why the squirrels preferred my lights to 4 pecan trees loaded with nuts!
I first discovered it when I was throwing the frisbee for Kaidence. I saw some clips on the ground and when I went to pick them up I saw the wire.
Out of 5 strands only 2 have seemingly survived. What's even stranger is that the lights have worked all through the holidays and it wasn't until after Christmas I found the damage. Thankfully they waited to destroy my decorations! Guess I will be buying more lights next year.

Have a good one!


  1. Oooh, I love your sparkly Christmas card!

    That's the darnedest things about the squirrels. I've never heard of them eating Christmas lights before!

  2. Those squirrel vandals...probably in squirrel lock-up now. LOVE THIS CARD!!! WOW...simply beautiful!

  3. Crazy squirrels! Don't they know pecans taste much better than wire! Maybe they needed to floss their teeth. LOL. Love your sparkly Christmas card. It is so pretty and works perfectly for my challenge and for the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round challenge too! Thanks so much for joining in on both of the challenges!
    Sandy's Crafty Creations

    1. Stupid squirrels I guess! Thanks Sandy!

  4. `*•.¸*•¸Thank You¸•*¸.•*´
    .•:*¨`*:•.For Joining Us.•:*¨`*:•.
    @ Christmas Cards All Year Round
    ♥ Denise @ CCAYR

  5. what a lovely card ,love the cas design .
    thanks for joining us at CCAYR and good luck
    tracey x