Happy night before Christmas Eve! Can you believe it? Whatever happened to this month? I am finally getting in the Christmas spirit now that my cards are sent out and the cookies are made. Mixed with the cheerfulness of the season is the sadness I feel over A Vintage Journey closing down their blog. Having been a fan of this inspiring challenge blog and the very talented team members just about since they started it back in 2014, it was a huge day for me when Brenda asked me to join the team. I had to cut my time there short after just three years last year due to life getting in the way, but my life has been made richer by being a part of a genuinely close-knit and supportive team and making wonderful friendships. It was very important to me to join in with their last challenge, and so here is my Christmas ATC to play along, taking one more opportunity to celebrate the birth of Christ.
I don't have much in the way of how this came together. It was more or less just things that were leftover on my worktop after a flurry of Christmas card making and DT projects for The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog. All the little bits and pieces seemed to work so well together, this ATC practically made itself.
After choosing this Tim Holtz sticker for my sentiment, (already inked, but sidelined from another project) I had to tuck in a snip of red tinsel ribbon from my stash (the only thing that I actually didn't have leftover on my desk). After cutting the knitted panel to regulation ATC size and rounding the corners, I added it to a sanded scrap of Metallic Jewel Kraft Stock. Just to make it interesting, I left those corners sharp.
Wow!! This is so very beautiful! Love that big poinsettia, and all the texture and dimension!ReplyDelete
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and may 2021 be a blessed year for you!
Sometimes those little bits left over, unloved on our desks can create the most beautiful of things and this little piece is certainly created with love and emotion. I too am so saddened about AVJ closing their blog, I have had limited time this year to join in with their challenges due to my care duties increasing but it was always a place full of inspiration and kind words.ReplyDelete
I'm holding on to hope that other blog sites do not follow, it's such a warm safe space to be amongst the madness. Thank you for sharing this delightful piece of mixed media, I really hope you may share it with the Team @ Creative Artiste too.. we would love to see you there.
Stay safe & enjoy the season, take time to rest and reflect and lets hope for a better and brighter 2021.. Creative Hugs Tracey xx Merry Christmas xx
That Poinsettia is so, so fabulous...ReplyDelete
gorgeous creation, I love the depth of the embossing folder backgrtound!ReplyDelete
I have a real fondness for that beautiful older poinsettia die too and I love how you used it on your ATC, it is just gorgeous! I too, feel very sad about AVJ closing down too....ReplyDelete
Just wanted to wish you a happy holiday season and all the very best for 2021, let's hope it is a better year for all of us! Hugs, Anne xx
Very beautiful card.ReplyDelete
Amazing texture on that fabulous poinsettia - and it's so great to have you along for the ride ("back on board"!) on this final leg of the journey. Hope you are enjoying a peaceful and joyful festive season, and thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.ReplyDelete
Lovely card ! Thank you for playing along in our December "Christmas, anything goes" challenge ! Corrie xReplyDelete
A glorious Christmas ATC Sara Emily, I'm so happy to see you join in the last challenge at AVJ and thank you for your lovely sentiment. It will be strange not having these challenges any more but it is the right time to end the journey. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with us both as a participant and your time as a Creative Guide.ReplyDelete
huge hugs Brenda xxx
Wow, what a stunning ATC! The colours and layers are amazing and I love the 3D of the poinsettia - beautiful 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey on last time! I hope you had a lovely Christmas, happy wishes! Hugs, Jo xReplyDelete
Very beautiful Sara Emily. Thanks for joining us over at Country View xReplyDelete
Beautiful card!!! And just chock full of ideas to use for Christmases to come. You never fail to inspire. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Hi Sara, something went bizarrely wrong with the post and half the projects vanished from the middle after being there for a couple of days. I don't know whether you saw that you are also in the final Pinworthy line-up... now reinstated!!ReplyDelete
So Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely love this atc!!!!ReplyDelete