Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ceremony of Lights

Vintage Children Celebrate
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And enjoy the various inspiration that the talented DT's have provided for you.
Here is my choice for
PICK OF THE WEEK
I absolutely LOVE the clean and simple appeal of this card and yet it's also very elegant!
The perfect combination of fun and beauty for a completely festive Christmas Card!
Thank you SO much for your beautiful entry, Peggy!
If you'd like to see this card up close,
visit her blog...

Here is my card
I'm using a new image from the Nicecrane Designs 

They are colored in golden and cream hues of Copics and highlighted with some white glitter.

Nicecrane Designs is also have a HUGE sale!
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 Tree Lighting Ceremony
The tree was stamped in Versamark and then gold embossed.
Copics were then used to highlight the trees colors, keeping with gold, cream and white.
White dimensional glue was added for snow and Buttercup Liquid Pearls for the baubles.
The embellishments are flowers made from golden tulle wrapped around a thin wire and twisted and the leaves are embellished with white dimensional writer as well.
I added the ticket, which came in a vintage Visions of Sugarplums blog candy that I recently won from
 Lori Hairston (Thank you, LORI!)
 and it worked perfectly as their pass to the tree lighting celebration!  
Well, that' it for me on this card.
I hope everyone is doing well and getting all ready for the holiday season.
I was freaking out a bit with the preparations, but I'm pleased to say that within 3 days, I was able to start and finish all my shopping (even stocking stuffers), made 11 gift card holders, wrapped all the presents, mailed out all the cards and finished the baking and caught a lovely cold from my daughter!
I'm so ready for a holiday break!

Here's a few pictures of the gift card holders and presents that I wrapped. 
I recycled this year and used brown grocery bags and tore apart 2 bundles of tree ornaments from the Dollar Tree.  
I went with a country-cozy theme this year.
Stocking Gift Card Holders




 Gift Cards and Advent Milk Cartons





Paper lunch sack gift bag..lol

Thanks so much for stopping in...
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Hugs n' Happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Challenges I would REALLY love to enter are:
The Outlawz - Copic/Promarker Challenge (Celebration)
Color Me Creative - #33 Holiday Joy (Gold, Cream & White Copics)
Delicious Doodles - #8 Extravagant Christmas (Embellishments galore)
Prairie Fairy Fridays - #68 Holly Jolly Christmas (No Red or Green)



25 comments:

Mitra Pratt said...

Goodness gracious girl! I will be back with the computer so I canzoomand google over all your photos!

Sue said...

Hello Q
I have finished creating for the year now, I still have the baking to do though!
Your card is adorable, as are your Card Holders,but it is your Tree with your Milk Cartons that look the best, and you have made an awesome job of wrapping the presents.
Merry Christmas Q, I shall look forward to having some fun with you next year.
Smiles:)
Onion.

Michelle said...

Oh my Lisa, I am exhausted just reading the list of Christmas jobs ticked off your list!!

Well worth the effort I say, your tree, card holders and gift bags look positively AMAZING!!

Your card is STUNNING!! What a beautiful vintage scene. Whole thing gives me the warm and fuzzies!!

I'm a real bah humbug this year, I have not made a single Christmas card, how bad is that!! Christmas has sort of snuck up on me this year and if the boys hadn't decorated the tree I don't think it would have gotten done at all!

Your favourite pick this week is just awesome, I'm loving the elegance of the white with the burst of fun colour.

Michelle :o)

Shelby said...

Aren't you little Miss Organized!!:) And you just so happen to be the paper crafting queen!! I love all of these projects and wish I had half the patience to work on such beautiful items. Great job Queen Dory

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow you have been busy .. i love that vintage style card .. beautiful colours and embellies .
Your tree and parcels look stunning!.. and the little stocking gift card holders are so adorable
I am sure you will have a wonderful Christmas
Lisa x

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Lisa, you have been busy, so super organised and your tree and gifts look amazing.Love the gift card holders and to finally see your milk cartons altogether...fabulous. Love your gorgeous card too, so pretty and vintagy...fab colours, and great pick from last week.
phew!!...take a breath...hope now you can sit back and relax.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Renkata said...

wow Lisa, amazing projects der.
The gold card is really amazing and gorgeous.
Thanks for join us at CMC Copic challenge.

Karen said...

Oh hun it all looks simply stunning! Love your vintage creation & and tree is just lovely. Smiles.

Your pick of the week is wonderful too (but then I haven't the biggest soft spot for sassy cheryl ever. Smiles.)

Wishing you a wonderful christmas and a lucky 2012 sweetie.xx

Shirley-anne said...

oh Lisa such an interesting post .awesome card from you .love the gifts and tree photo .
stunning card for your pick from last week too.
Merry Christmas to you and yours from my home to yours
hugs Shirley-anne

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww,wowww,woww,,,, Lisa I adore your card,,,so warm, so colorful, so unique , and your Xmas tree on it is really stunning,,,,,,very well done my friend.


I am watthcing your Xmas Tree (real one) OMG it is enormous,,,,,gorgeus I want a one so.

Rene said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!!!! That gold is breathtaking! And your pick of the week is so stinkin' CUTE!!!
Rene :D

Cathy Lee said...

Wow, Lisa! This is a stunning card. Love your coloring and your images are so festive. Your litte stockings, wrapped gifts and tree is awesome. I love, love, love the country theme of it and the way you've gone GREEN. Just awesome my dear.
Happy Holidays...
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Mary J said...

Gosh, this post is FULL of gorgossity Lisa! I love all of them, especially the gift holders, or perhaps the gift bag...no, its gotta be your card...I can't choose!

Sweet pick too - love the use of white space!

Marie Gamber said...

What a wonderful job you did with this Nicecrane image. And the gold, white cream is so perfect for the CMC challenge. I too love the tree. You are just so fabulous.... but then I knew that! Tell hubby hi when you talk to him again.

Hugs,
Marie, CMC DT
and your buddy!!!! :D

Stampin D Amour said...

Lisa - your card is so pretty, esp the coloring! I always admire the Copic coloring of others...nice blending too! xo

-pamela
FreeVintageDigiStamps.com

Shelby Goolsby said...

Wow, what amazing projects you have made!! You did a wonderful job with the golds, the tree looks fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at CMC.

Mel said...

Gorgeous card and projects. Love your beautiful tree. Thank you for joining us at CMC Copic challenges.

Mitra Pratt said...

Can I hire you!? I love your tree and how pretty it all is!! Awesome!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

OMG, Lisa... Your cards all of them!!! I just went down your blog I can't believe it had been that long since I have been here (sorry). Everything is BEAUTIFUL! You sure have been busy. I do want to tell how much I love the gold, cream and white card and I also see that is one of Nicecane designs. You did a stunning job. I did have a chance to color one of his images but I have not but it to a card yet, hope to do that soon. I'm so glad you join the challenge at CMC, lots of wonderful prizes for this time. I want to wish you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
Hugs, Pat

Margaret said...

Your card is amazing! I love the tree in all it's golden glory!
I'm also wiping the drool from my keyboard after looking at your actual Christmas tree! The gift card holders are fabulous and I love how you've decorated the gifts! I'm already planning an after Christmas sale attack for next year's presents!! Genius!!!

Shirley said...

Lisa, your card is just so beautifully vintage lovely! Awesome!! I love how your layered your image too!

asmita said...

lovely cards.Came from MIM

Suzanne said...

WOW well done, thank you for joining us at cmc this week

Suzanne said...

WOW well done, thank you for joining us at cmc this week

Tracey Brossart said...

Love all the fabulous gold! Beautiful job! Thanks for joining us at FFF for our Holly Jolly Christmas challenge and good luck! :D

Hugz and TFS,
xx Tracey xx