Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Twas the Night


It's time for another Tuesday Throwdown challenge and the theme is Celebrate the Season. I'm using an image from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More...one I just love. It reminds me of Christmas Eve when I was little and expecting Santa to come down the chimney. The image is called Twas the Night Before Christmas.
I used Flower Soft Polar White for the snow, negatives from punches for the snowflakes (Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflakes) and holly (MS holly edge punch), and the embossing folder is Basic Grey Sizzix Textured Impressions-Christmas and Thin Ice (2 pk. set).  I colored with Copics and the paper is PTI white cardstock and Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler. I also used SU Cherry Cobbler ribbon.

Challenges entered:
The Ribbon Reel-#16-Anything Goes-Be sure to use ribbon
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #18-Christmas card
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog #42-Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog-It's all About Snow..snowflakes, snow people, snow,.....you get the idea...snow something
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

30 comments:

Basslady said...

this is gorgeous! you share the love for this folder, too, hun! ;-)

love the snowflake-effekt on the basket!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

That embossing folder is yummy. Is that new? This card is darling. I love your fabulous chimney with all the snow and the Night Before Christmas sentiment. I have a bear I picked up at Belks a few year back that is holding a book and reads the story. His head and mouth move as he is reading it. It just tickles me to pieces. I paid $3.95 for him....lol I love the flower soft on the chimney-you made it nice and chunky so it looks like there was a good snowfall and not just a dusting-super cool. Beautiful card!

Pam~ said...

This card definitely puts me in the Christmas spirit ... LOVE it! Your snow puts this card over the top and your coloring is beautiful!

Yolanda said...

Great card! Love the contrast and the embossing.

Pauline said...

Such an iconic image of santa coming down the chimney, love the clean colours and the fab ribbon you used!

Carla S. said...

This is so cute, Brenda! Love the embossing folder you used and the fun chimney and sentiment! The snow looks great!

Marianne said...

I love the simplicity of this card and the red works like a charm.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx PS Wishing you a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year

Pauline said...

And thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week :-)

NanaConnie said...

Benzi, This is so spectacular in its simplicity -- it's gorgeous and elegant! Love the embossing and the red and white colors. Great ribbon treatment!

Stephanie Lee said...

Love your colors Benzi!! you really have an eye for colors you know and that embossing is divine and so is the cute chimney and the texture - really what don't I like on this card!! It's just perfect! Thanks for posting my blog candy too!

Marisa said...

Great EF in the BG and love the snow on the basket. Red and white is always a classic too :)

Janneke said...

What a pretty card ;o)
Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin'

Janneke XO

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Benzi :-) I love this image and the embossing and red/white combo is stunning ! the flower soft looks really fab too

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Dragonlady said...

Love the embossing on your card. Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Tracey T said...

Love the combination of red and white, perfect for Christmas. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

CardArTart said...

Stunning, gotta love flower soft for snow!

Maria said...

So pretty in white and red...love it! Sweet embossed background! Great texture for the snow and love the sentiment, so fun! Take care!!:-))

Carol L said...

Beautiful!! Simply a stunning card today! I love the image, the colors, and especially that fantastic embossing! Love it!

Bonnie said...

I love the elegant simplicity of this card and the snow on the chimney! What a wonderful stamp.

Christine said...

Fantastic card!! I love the snow on the chimney. It is the perfect embellishment!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

maryr917 said...

this is such a pretty Christmas card Benzi-love the ef and the chimney snow looks great

Davi said...

Brenda, Love the rich red and white with the embossing!! The flower soft make the snow look SO real very clever ;)

Dr Sonia S V said...

The snow looks awesome

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Ira said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossed background and your 'fluffy' chimney! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. All the best from the Netherlands, Ira

Abi said...

Love this card! The embossing is gorgeous & I love your snowy chimney. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Lynne in NI said...

Eeek I LOVE this! Fab colours, pretty embossing and cuuuute sentiment and image!

Shannon White said...

Aww, this is so Fabulous Miss Brenda! Love your fun rooftop scene! Wonderful coloring on your chimney! And I just Love all the Snow! Just Fabulous!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I never had a chimney growing up (or now), but I also never wondered how Santa got in my house. (curiosity was never my strong suit)

Love the fluffy snow here.

Shirley said...

How perfectly beautiful and fun too!