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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

MMM Challenge 27 - Seasonal "Glitter"

Greetings once again! 'Tis the Season isn't it?! Over at Make My Monday this week, it's a new theme for December: Seasonal. Anything goes as long as it has to do with the Season. The added requirement for this week is "Glitter." My card is nearly all glitter, but alas you will probably need to take my word for it as my camera isn't cooperating. I created a forest of evergreens for the background from the Sleigh Ride plate by Artistic Outpost with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I "loaded" the branches with Stickles Glitter Glue. The edges of the card base are also distressed with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The little boy and girl are from the same set as is the sentiment. The tree in the little boy's hands is also glittered. A recycled tartan plaid bow and a "jingle bell" punched (Martha Stewart) out of green glittered paper and tied on with Baker's Twine. I am still hard at work on my Christmas Cards. It's an odd Christmas for me. Last year I had a knee replacement a few days before Christmas so we did not even have a tree! My dear daughter came up on Christmas Eve and pulled out a few decorations to make the house look festive and my best friend made Christmas Dinner for our whole family. This year, we lost all seven of our Christmas Trees to a flood in September. My dear husband and decided with needing to scale back in the next few years we probably don't want to replace seven trees. He is also recovering from surgery. So.....we purchased four Charlie Brown live trees and are just scaling back how many ornaments we use. A bit different, but it sure feels good to be able to decorate again! Hope all is well for you. Your comments are always read and valued. Take care. Yvonne

8 comments:

Mynnette said...

Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE that jingle bell--so fun! And I love that evergreen wood--perfectly festive! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Such a lovely traditional scene...beautiful! Seven trees?????? I get fed up putting two up and taking them down lol:) Fabu seeing you entering MMM week after week!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is gorgeous Yvonne! I love the tartan ribbon with the glittery pine trees and your vintage-style children. I'm so sorry you were struggling after a knee replacement operation last year but it's heart warming to hear about everyone rallying round. Love hearing about your preparations for Christmas! Vx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful Christmas card, lovely image.

Jacqueline said...

Really beautiful card - thanks for joining us again at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Val said...

This is a beautiful scene. Thanks so much for joining us at MMM.
Hugs
Valxx

Fliss said...

What a gorgeous scene Yvonne. The images are so lovely and you've coloured everything so beautifully too.
Thanks for sharing your creation with at at MMM and your continued support means such a lot.
Hugs, Fliss xx

JannaStamps said...

This is a very sweet card! I love that bell punch too! Great job!