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Monday, November 21, 2011

Twas the Night before Christmas...

It's Monday, and that means there is another challenge over at Make My Monday! This week, we are to make a Christmas Card and make sure to use snowflakes, flowers or foliage. Yikes!!! Here I am out of town with just a handful of card supplies, and I totally forgot to bring anything Christmas with me! And so, I pondered my piddly little pile of stamps, chose this young lad from the Favorite Book plate at Artistic Outpost in a chair and decided he was reading the poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Moore. I cut holly and berries out of paper and added a bit of Stickles for sparkle and tied some Baker's Twine recycled from a pastry box around the image. Thank goodness for Distress Inks. Using primarily Peeled Paint and Barn Red, I distressed and water colored much of the card. The sentiment is handwritten. Now I really need to get cracking on the 300 Christmas Cards that need to go in the mail in short order! Hope everyone is doing well. Best, Yvonne

10 comments:

Mynnette said...

...and all through the house... This is fabulous! :) LOVE the image and those holly berries are simply amazing! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Cazro said...

A lovley card, we all have memories of the wonderful poem. Well done on the bespoke holly and berries. Thanks again for your support at MMM. Enjoy your break from home. Hope OH is doing well. Caz

Aquarius said...

Well done for making good use of what you had with you

Suzi B said...

A lovely nostalgic card Yvonne...
thank you for joining MMM
suzi b x

Vicky Hayes said...

How resourceful you are Yvonne! I love the card you came up with too - that lovely sentiment and the DP holly. Good luck with those 300 cards!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

What superb job with so little stash with you....you have worked exceptionally well with your goodies and I love the idea that the little boy is reading the Night before Christmas poem.... thank you so much for continuing to play along with us at MMM. Always look forward to seeing what you create!

Ephemera said...

Lovely rich & traditional christmas card & very inspiring to work with so limited stash, something I must try. XX

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So clever, just a fantastic Night before Christmas. Love it.

Jacqueline said...

Lovely card Yvonne - thanks for joining us again at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Fliss said...

Really lovely card Yvonne and such great improvising when you're short on supplies. The holly looks so lovely too.
Thanks for joining in again at MMM and wishing you lots of luck.
Fliss xx