Whimsy Stamps ~ Oh Holy Night

Hello my crafty friends. I'm here with a special post to celebrate Christmas Day. This is the card I made for my Mummy. There's nothing more perfect than a biblical image for my Mummy and I know she's going to love this. 

This image is the enchanting and timeless Star of Bethlehem by Crissy Armstrong. I love this sweet image and it's particularly meaningful for my family, as my Maiden Name is Shepherd, so to give my mummy a little Shepherd boy on her Christmas card, I think will go down very well. This was so lovely to colour. I used my copics and bravely added a dark sky, which was super scary! The star isn't as perfect as I'd have liked, but in reality has a nice shine to it.

I wanted the colours to reflect the simpler fabrics of the time, so went with muted tones and paired it with a lovely wooden paper of similar tones. I wanted a second paper to add a little interest, so chose a page of music and stitched the edges for a bit of interest. It was still a little plain, so I added a bit of netting and the lovely 'Believe' diecut sentiment from an older Whimsy Stamps word die set. I've used my favourite frame die again to create the notched corner design. The little scene was slightly too large for the die, so I handcut this to mimic the lovely outer frame and inked the edges to finish. 

Today, I'm celebrating Christmas with family out in our lovely Beachlands area in Auckland. Our week leading up to Christmas has been quite bleak, but we are forecast a nice day, so fingers crossed that's what we're having! There has to be some perks to a Summer Christmas! (Oh I do miss our British Winter Christmases!) But a Summer Christmas can be rather lovely. Wishing you all a wonderful celebration, heartwarming family time and treats that you love. Christmas hugs xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Tuesday Throwdown: #447 ~ Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: #614 ~ Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash: #410 ~ Happy Holidays
Allsorts Challenge: #551/552 ~ Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday: #252 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter: Christmas Break ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #202 ~ Celebrate the Festive Season


Fikreta said…
its gorgeous card!
🎅🎄 Happy Holidays! ⛄❄
What a beautiful card so beautifully tailored for your mother, it's wonderful to see you so honouring her!
Marsha Reed said…
This is a lovely, sweet card, Wendy! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT
Deb said…
This is beautiful Wends, I love that image, one of my favourite Christmas images and I love the cast shadows you added! I too am daunted by skies but you did a fabulous job. I love the whole card design particularly the mesh and fabulous music paper. Hope you enjoyed your summer Christmas and got the nice weather you hoped for! xx
Linby said…
A gorgeous make for Christmas.
Thanks for joining in with my anything goes challenge at Allsorts.
Lynn x
Karen Brown said…
What a sweet Christmas card for your mum. We are so pleased that you joined us at Watercooler Wednesday. Happy New Year! Karen - DT
Priya said…
Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge
DT Priyadarshini
Mervi said…
Thank you for sharing your card over at Allsorts Anything goes Challenge. Happy New Year;-))m
Mummylade said…
Such a bright and lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts!
Claudia said…
What a wonderful lovely scene and so great coloured. Love this wonderful Christmas card.
Hugs Claudia

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