Monday, July 21, 2014

May Your Heart Be Filled...

Today's post is a Christmas card that was so much fun to make. 

The tree was lots of fun constructing using layers of branches punched from the Martha Stewart Pine Branch punch; the background for the tree is from a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF; the branches are decorated with Viva Liquid Pearls "ornaments." The window is from PoppyStamps, Small Madison Window and the pine branches are from the same punch as the tree, but are white and glittered to look like snow. The outside of the "building" is from a Spellbinders Bricks and Bark EF and is inked with grey ink using a brayer. The sentiment is from Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps and is die cut from Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles. A little green bow finishes the window decoration.

The picture below looks like the window is crooked, but that is just the angle of the card when the picture was taken...  oh, well.  :o)

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul ?? Joan's Touch - AG UE

Jul 21 Papertake Weekly Challenge - Buttons, Bows and/or Bling 5E #1
Jul 22 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #3 PP
Jul 25 Come and Get It Challenges - Christmas in July 2E #1 PP
Jul 25 Sister Act Card Challenge - AAG UE PP
Jul 25 Crafting by Designs - AG UE

Jul 25 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Layer It Up UE
Jul 26 Just Keep on Creating - AG UE
Jul 26 613 Avenue Create - AG UE PP
Jul 28 Craft Your Passions - Christmas in July 3E #1
Jul 31 DL Thankful Thursday - ATG 1 Entry per Day
Jul 31 Craft-Dee-Bowz - AG with a Handmade Bow UE PP
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - AG Christmas UE PP
Jul 31 House of Cards - Add a Bow UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, I pray for God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT 

Acts 13:38-39
"Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins. Everyone who believes in him is declared right with God—something the law of Moses could never do."  NLT


  1. Ginny, This is really a sweet winter scene. Thank you for posting this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday. Hoping to see you again really soon.
    Blessings, Carole

  2. Such a beautiful card I love the pearls. Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  3. This is GORGEOUS! I adore the liquid pearl accents and the fabulous textures! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  4. This is fabulous, the background and window and all look so real, loving how you did your background, actually I just love it all. Thanks for sharing with us at the Come And Get It challenge this week. Barb DT

  5. Hi Ginny, this winter scene is so creative. Love the look you have made using the wall and the window. This is too cute.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  6. WOW this is super, what a great festive card. Thank you for playing on Crafty Hazelnuts Extra Challenge this month, Hazel (Didos) (GDT) xx

  7. Such a sweet card for Christmas. Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards challenge blog.

  8. Great card! Love the window! Thanks for joining us at House of a Cards!

  9. This is fantastically clever. I love the scene and how you created the tree with die-cuts and added the liquid pearls. The glitters complete the look and it's beautiful! Thanks for blessing us with your card at our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with God's Word of encouragement in Psalm 16:8 which says, "I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." God bless always.

    JO ANN

  10. Hi Ginny
    Fab card. Love the brickwork. Thanks for joining in at HOC.

  11. A Labour of love making the tree! Looks great and I do like the brick work. Thank you for sharing on HOC! Pat x

  12. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

  13. Ginny, you have a good start on your Christmas cards. Love this look. Thanks for sharing with us at Joan's Touch.

  14. This is a great pretty! Thanks for joining the Christmas in July at Come and Get It this week!

  15. This is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs.

  16. Perfect Christmas Card!
    Thanks for joining us at HOC
    Ang HOC DT Shabby Vintage

  17. It is a great way to use the branch punch this way. I have used it in this way to. Nice X-mas card. Thank you for participating in the 'Add a Bow' challenge at House of Cards.

    Ma :)
    House of Cards DT


Thank you for commenting on my card--your encouraging words have made my day! God's most extravagant blessings to you and all those whom you love. :o)