Wednesday, November 24, 2010


So here I am , back again.....2 days in a row........Wow! Could this become a habit? Doubtful, so don't hold you breath. I've been on a slight colouring frenzy recently, so I actually have a few cards ready and waiting for their blog debut..........if I ever get the time to post them. Today I'd like to say a "Good Morning" to my scrapping buddy Dee..........who I know is probably sitting there with cup of coffee in hand, ready to check out whatever nonsense I have to say today! Dee (a talented scrapbooker/cardmaker herself) is the only person I know who visits me in blogland everyday.....bless her. So I'm hoping she will like today's card............the original Christmas's Nativity...........

As I mentioned the other day, this is one of the recent Christmas digi's released from byLoriDesigns. You don't find many Nativity images around and this one is just perfect......for adults or kids, really sweet.

I didn't want to go OTT on Christmas papers here, I think the image holds enough significance, so I chose a completely 'non-Christmas' paper. This is from Basic Grey's Capella line released in the summertime I believe, and I love it's elegance.....serenity.....hmmmm I like that word.

Now for the fun part.........who'd have ever thought a quote from 'The Grinch' would be paired with a Nativity scene...........ME that's who! I had every intention of using a Bible quote or something similar, then I stumbled across this............(click to enlarge!)

..........which to be honest, says everything I was trying to say, even if it isn't all that fancy.

As for the deets.......there is obviously lace and pleated ribbon on there, although the image covers most of it. The flowers are punched, scrunched and have Stickles and a pearl on there. The edge of the paper is obviously distressed and inked, with a little faux stitching added. Oh, and I almost trusty Prisma pencils made an appearance for colouring......I knew this needed to have a fairly soft appearance. I also sponged around the image with 'Chalk Ink' and the sentiment is printed from my PC.

That's about it, another Christmas card to add to the pile.

I will be entering this into a few challenges I hope, so I'll be back to add those in a little while.

Crafty Creations Challenge Blog - #95 Christmas

Little Red Wagon - #56 Use Basic Grey

The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog - #28 Untraditional Christmas (no red, green, gold)

The Character Cafe - Recipe (use a homemade flower and natural colours)

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Christmas with NO red or green

Totally Gorjuss - #57 Not so traditional

Ellephantastic Challenge Blog - #19 Butterfly and/or Xmas

Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog - #47 Anything Christmassy/Winter

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Merry Christmas

Lollipop Crafts - Christmas

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Holiday

Have a great day.



Jayne - thanks for the kind words...I get my inspiration from you. I absolutely love the Nativity! It is so elegant and the sentiment says it all!

Nicki (LittleTed)

This is lovely Jayne, the papers work beautifully with the sweet image, and the sentiment is perfect.

Nicki, x


Jayne, this is totally gorgeous! The image is fab and you're right about the papers. The sentiment is pure genius - I love it! xxx


Beautiful Jayne! I saw this image the other day and knew I had to have it! I love the way you colored it and how you paired it with the papers you chose. Truly inspiring:)
Joanne xo


Pretty card! Just love the coloring and your flowers are just gorgeous!!!! Thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe! Tell your friends!

Jessica L

What a lovely Christmas card! I love that stamp and you're handmade flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at The Character Cafe!


wow Jayne this is beautiful i love it especially the sentiment, what a great idea to use a quote from The Grinch,the kids and i just watched that last night! really beautiful work. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, I hope you will join us again. hugs Tracy x


Ohhhh my goodness...Oh my goodness...this is fabulous Jayne!!! WOW!!!

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts

A lovely card, thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic.
Hugs from the Elle DT x

Suzie McFloozy

Gorgeous card - lovely image and perfect sentiment x
Thanks for joining in with us at the creative cottage challenge blog this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx


What a gorgeous card and in such beautiful colours, love the image and thge sentiments are lovely.
Thank you for joining us over Woopsie Daisy.
Hugs Linda


this is gorgeous, I love the image and the sentiment is perfect. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

...just Barbara

Gorgeous and I love the soft pastel color scheme! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts. :D


Great card! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Inspirations blog challenge!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey)

WOW, this is SUPER gorgeous!! I love the fact that you chose the non-Christmas paper and the sentiment is perfect! Love all the distress work as well. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY challenge this week:) I am a follower now of your amazing blog!


What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!


adorable image...and your sentiment is perfect! I love using non-traditional christmas papers so this is right up my street!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week! bx


I am in awe of your gorgeous card! I LOVE the color combo and your coloring is amazing! I LOVE that images! I'm going to have to get my hand s on it. Figuratively, of course ;)


Beautiful Jayne!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT


This is just as sweet as it can be....and I LOVE the quote. Did you computer-generate that? Just perfect for the way I am feeling this year!

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