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Thursday, October 1, 2009

CTMH October SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to my Heart,  October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.

This is group #2.  When you are finished with this group, you can click on the first name of another group and view all of those fabulous works of art. The complete list is in the sidebar to your right.

This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This is a 5" x 7" card and I used the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #21  for the design of the card.

Paper and ribbon are from the Jingle Creative Basics paper pack.

The image was colored using Copic Markers.
I used the half pearls from the connections club and colored them tulip to match the paper.
The tree was stamped twice. One was cut out and layered for a 3D affect.

The stitching around the card was done by hand with embroidery floss.

Now "Hop" on over to Krista's Blog to see her gorgeous work!

If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, you can find the complete list in the column to your right.


scrappin' happy said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL! Very nicely done!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Nancy - how cute is that CTMH image - we can't get them here in Australia!! Love the colours you have used - non traditonal Christmas colours are so 'in!' Well played for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week! Thank you for playing and we hope to see you next week! Make sure you check back in at MMSC for the HUGE Giveaway and prizes!
Linda MMSC Guest DT

Haley D. said...

I love all those stripes! They remind me of candy canes. Lovely card!

Sarita said...

Love the stitching. What a pretty card!

shannonmvt said...

Beautiful card with all its layers!

Carolyn said...

Very beautiful Christmas card. I just love the striped paper. It kind of reminds me of a candy cane. Putting your Christmas tree on a candy cane. lol. I love it.

Thanks for playing with us at the MMSC this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Carolyn MMSC DT

Helen Onulak said...

I love all the layers of matting - makes the card look so lush! Beautiful!

Pamela O'Connor said...

Beautiful detail on your card!

Carol said...

The papers used in this gorgeous Christmas card are luscious. What a delightful Christmas tree image. A superb presentation on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us this week at MMSC. We hope you join us again and share your wonderful creativity with us. Be sure to check back at Priscilla's blog for all the fun and give-a-ways in the coming weeks!

MMSC-Guest Designer

Sheila Bennett said...

The red brads look great as 'bulbs' on the tree. And I also really like how how you used the striped paper with different orientations - gives a nice finishing detail to the card.

Krista Ritskes said...

Wow, Nancy! Your card is beautiful. Copics certainly do add another dimension to colouring in. I've got to keep that colouring-the-pearls idea in mind.

Lori said...

Your card is gorgeous!!!

Jena said...

Beautiful card - great job coloring and I never would have thought to color the pearls! It all looks fantastic - TFS!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card!! I love all of the layers and the stitching.

Terrie in AZ said...

This card is fabulous! I love the stitching and the layers. I especially love the colored pearls. I'm thinking I am going to have to try out the Copic's too...they give such a beautiful color to the project..Great job!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is beautiful!! I just love your tree, the dp, and the colors!! Thanks for playing with the MMSC this week. You did a fab job!

I have blog candy on my blog if you are interested.

Beth Naumann said...

Love all the layering on this card!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Lovely image that you have adorned with the little pearls painted red....super idea. Pretty background paper that fits perfectly. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.

Priscilla said...

WOWZER...that is all I can think to say :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week. We value your participation and please mark your calendar for the Oct 16th MM Blog Hop :)
MMSC Hostess

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Bee-U-tiful!!! I love the tree ornaments... inspired! I shall hop around to see more.

Hugs and smiles to you, my dear friend,

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. It is simply fabulous! Great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week at MMSC!
Please stop by my blog and sign up for my birthday blog candy that I am giving away this month!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful!!Can you tell me what stitch you used? It's beautiful and adds so much to the card.