November 9, 2012

WMSC122


I am not a photographer, I really wish I was because I love and appreciate  great photos.  Today was a battle between the light box, the lights, the camera and the cute little bauble   The light box lost the battle and the bauble and all it's shininess won.  I went 'old school' and photographed today's card using nothing better than natural daylight.

This week at Waltzingmouse, Renee Lynch, created a fun sketch that can be used for so many occasions.  I chose Christmas.





Cardstock:  Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Dark Chocolate Patterned Paper Pack
Stamps: Santa's Coming to Town, 2011 Ornaments (Waltzingmouse)
Ink:  Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink), Brown (SU)
Dies: 2011 Ornaments (Spellbinders), Hearts Border (Papertrey Ink)
other: Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), foam tape, silver rhinestones (Kaisercraft), red bauble (Michael's)

29 comments :

Lynn said...

Oh I hear you on fighting with the camera/light box. I think we are our own worst critics...your card is absolutely stunning!

Marybeth said...

Oh first I have to say this is just gorgeous! Oh , I love everything about this one .. the bow the bobble , the stripes and that gorgeous ornament! I hear you about the photos…ugg, but yours looks great!

Allisa said...

Such a fun holiday card! Pretty sad, when we spend more time trying to get a great photo vs the amount of time we spend on making the card!

Cathy Weber said...

You made the right call! That bauble is beautiful and the star of the show...love your take on the sketch, so cute with the ornaments. You are rocking the WM lately Tracey...you have a knack for them.

Home sweet home said...

Your card is really wonderful,gorgeous image and colours:):)

Merethe

Lisa said...

GORGEOUS Tracey! Oh how I do love this one, it's put some holiday spirit into my soul. Your bauble shines on your pretty design.

laughadaisy said...

This is really beautiful, Tracey. I love it! The colors are lovely, and I love the bauble with that perfect bow and those sweet ornaments. Fantastic card. ;-)

Ardyth said...

You have a light box? We have to talk! But this photo is great - love the bauble (I can see you in it, I think!) Such a fun addition to this card!

Renee said...

It's gorgeous!!
I LOVE that little bauble...
and going to go buy some now! *giggle*
And that fabulous bow...
I die!!

Jean Martin said...

Tracey! I've missed seeing your cards!!!! This is awesome by the way! Love your color combination! Thanks for sharing this with us at WMSC!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! LOVE your choice of colors and papers - great take on the sketch!
Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Annette said...

this is stunning..I love this Christmas Card..that little ornament is just the perfect addition...lovely design

Claire Brennan said...

Och this is gorgeous Tracey, hope you don't mind if I pin? It's a stunner, LOVE the grey with the red so refreshing for a Christmas palette!

Jean said...

I love your card ~ the ornament bauble is a GREAT idea ~ I'll definitely be CASEing this one. Also loving this Santa image from Waltzing Mouse. Oh, another stamp company to starting checking out ;).

Joyce said...

What a great card. Perfect take on the sketch. I love all the little details--that shiny bauble, the bow, the tiny second ornament offset by the little blings. Just so pretty.

Michelle said...

Love this, Tracey! The tiny ornament looks so pretty!

Marlena M. said...

Tracey~this is GORGEOUS! So classy~

Carol L said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors, ornaments, and that shiny red bauble! Very festive and pretty card!

The Paper Parade said...

Tracey, the layout of this card is just gorgeous! Your placement of the rhinestones compliments the card so well, and I love that is has its own ornament on the card :) I think the natural light looks great!

Karen M said...

Hi Tracey, what a beautiful version of this great sketch! I love your card, it is so cool! Kx

Kara said...

think your picture is great!! shows off your beautiful card well!!

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is so elegant! Love that ornament with the lovely sentiment and the Christmas ball and the 3 little rhinestones! So many lovely details!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! this card is stunning! Love the colors. the little bauble is perfect.

Kim said...

Amazing card Tracey, this is one of my favorite sets from WM and I love what you did with it. The brown and red are an amazing color combination. Makes for a stunning holiday card.

Karen B. said...

This is quite the show stopper! I love your little bauble and how it compliments the other elements.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great card, Tracey! LOVE that center panel design, and your ornaments are fantastic! Hey, and thanks ever so much for taking the time to leave me some love during the Market Street Stamps November Release! It means so much to me!

Barb King said...

That's very cute, and the little red ball at the top is the perfect finish!

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful Christmas card. I love the ornament. The bow and bauble are perfect finishing touches! ann y.

Emily Keaton said...

SO beautiful! I just love those pretty chocolate and poppy colors for the holidays. Unexpected but so lovely!