Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday at MelJen's Designs

Hello and happy Thursday!  I have a Christmas card to share with you today.  I used the Happy Holiday Wreath by MelJen's Designs.


I colored my image with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  I really wanted to keep my card layout very clean and simple so I embossed my cardstock for some texture and added some crimson pearls.  I added a little bit of Glamour Dust to my image.  I colored two bows and cut one out and popped it up using foam dots.  My friend Dolly gave me the idea to pop up the bow...thanks, Dolly!  Aside from coloring all those leaves (and I swear they kept multiplying while I was coloring them lol) this was a pretty simple card to make.


Be sure you stop by the MelJen's Designs Challenge and Inspiration Blog.  We have a new challenge for you this week and Melissa also has a new release.  You won't want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I do appreciate your visits and enjoy reading your comments.

I'm entering my card in these challenges:
A Crafty Little Place Challenge 64  -  Red, White and Green
ABC Challenge  -  H is for Holidays
Anything Goes Challenge Week 24  -  Emboss It
Christmas Card Challenge #49  -  Inspiration Photo
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 7  -  All White
Crafty Cardmakers  -  Dry Embossing
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 138  -  Anything Goes
Digistamps4Joy  -  Inspired by Christmas/Holiday Season
Digital Tuesday Challenge 84  - Never used Stash & Digi
For Fun Challenges  -  Dry Embossing
One Stop Craft Challenge 105  -  Embossing
Paper Pretties  -  Embossing
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge #10  -  Christmas Colours
Wild Orchid Challenge 9  -  A Classic Christmas

Stamp:  MelJen's Designs - Happy Holiday Wreath
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Glamour Dust, embossing folder, pearls

37 comments:

Tammi said...

This is beautiful Anita!

Emily Keaton said...

What a pretty wreath and lovely clean layout. Gorgeous, Anita!!

snailzpace said...

a beautiful clean and simple card, anita! love the pearls and embossed background.

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fab Anita my kinda card :D Thanks for playing along with ABC challenge this time.

Hugs Ali x
ABC DT

Francesca said...

What A wonderful card , Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck !
Hugs
Francesca

Lynne said...

Fabulous wreath, beautiful card. Thank you for joining us over at Anything Goes. Love Lynne xx

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Lovely card Anita. Thank you for entering the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card Anita, i love the white embossed background
Lisa ;)

Annie said...

beautiful and simply elegant. thanks for joining us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Whimsey said...

Beautiful card; lovely shading, very elegant. I LOVE the embossed background!!

gina g said...

this is beautiful i love the holly wreath image. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Mary J said...

Anita, this is just gorgeous - amazing colouring! I love those Meljens!!

Jenni said...

Love the simplicity of this card. Thanks so much for joining in with the Crafty Cardmakers this week.
Jenni x

Kerry said...

Oh Anita...your colouring is just amazing!!! Are you sure you're 2500 miles from Vancouver??? How about LA..any closer? This is flabulous...I like how the wreath is the focal point without competing with pp. Love it!

Crafting Joanne said...

A beautiful card.

Thank you for joining us over CYDA.

Hugs

Joanne xx

CraftinGranny said...

Very pretty card and beautifully colored. Great CAS design. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. Hope to see you back next week. "Hugs" Carol

cardcrazy said...

Beautiful, love the pearls! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Piali said...

Pretty card!!Thanks for joining us @ ACLP this week!

Ellie said...

What an amazing card! Love the clean and simple look, the embossing looks amazing and gorgeous image.

Thanks so much for playing along at digital tuesday, hope to see you again next week!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

What a pretty card. Love the red and white base. Your image is colored very well. Great to have you at A Crafty Little Place.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@ACLP

Chrissie said...

This is a really pretty card! Thanks for joining in our embossing challenge at OSCC this week!
Chrissie

Kaz said...

Gorgeous! Love the CAS look.
Kaz xx

Cathy said...

Fabulous card and great CAS card. Thank you for joining in the ABC Challenge this time.
Cathy xx

sue said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Bev said...

Fabulous Christmas card, perfectly traditional. Thanks for joining us at Wild Orchid Challenge this week. x

Sue Upson said...

Stunning card Anita, fabulous image Thanks for joining the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge this week Sue xx

Julie said...

What a gorgeous card!The gems for berries looks fab, thanks for joining this weeks card challenge at Scrapbook Sisters. Have a great week,Julie.x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Love the wreath image against tghe embossed background!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP!!
Sheri-ACLP DT

Lisa said...

I love this card! Very Christmas-y! Thanks so much for joining us this week at FFC!

Gemma said...

a gorgeous christmas creation! Thanks for joining in the challenge this fortnight at Digistamps 4 Joy, hope to see you again next time! Gemma :)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Stunning!! Love the simple elegance of the whole design with the white and the embossed background!! LOVE everything about it!!!

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the white/textured back ground and the pearls are the perfect accent.

Helen Dooley said...

This is beautiful. I love the white cards they always look so elegant. Thanks so much for your comment and for sharing with us at For Fun.

Melanie M said...

Pretty card. I like the embossing and pearls. The little swirls below the image are so sweet. Thank you for joining our Christmas challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! Fabulous image and colouring.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

Hugs, Vanja

Lin said...

I love this, simple and yet so elegant. Beautifully coloured too.

Thanks for joining our dry embossing challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Digistamps 4 Joy challenge!