Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christmas Caroling

A new challenge begins today at the Sisterhood of Crafters with Darlene as our host. Get out those thinking caps and create a project around the theme "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas". 

The first thing I do after Thanksgiving is get out my Christmas cd's to play while I am decorating or baking cookies. So I decided to use this cute image of Christmas Carolers as my focus. 

I started with a base of white card stock, then added designer paper by DCWV. Next I cut the Madison Window, Window Box and Shutters from Poppystamps. The image was cut down to fit inside the window frame. Then I added the shutters and window box. Before adhering the window box, I cut a border of roses and holly leaves (K and Company) and adhered to the back of the window box.  Once the window box was in place I added this satin bow with pearl center. The holly spray at the top of the window is also K and Company. I fussy cut the snow from white card stock and added the pine trees. The sentiment was stamped with SU's Garden Green ink using a Stampabilities stamp.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes 
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Working on this card made me realize how close we are getting to Christmas. I try to get my house decorated the first weekend of Christmas, so I can focus on baking and gift wrapping. Try to have my shopping done by Thanksgiving to avoid the holiday rush. That's the easy part because I only have to shop for 4 adults and 4 granddchildren. 

I always look forward to spending Christmas Eve with my youngest daughter and granddaughter, then Christmas Day with my older daughter, son-law, their 3 children and my son-in-law's parents. Hoping my younger daughter will join us this year. Everyone brings side dish or dessert to share and my daughter bakes a ham. It is such a blessing to spend this time with them. Good food and good company. The best gift I could get.

Now, why not head on over to the Sisterhood to check out the awesome inspiration projects from my sistahs and enter your creation?

Happy Crafting!



  1. Very pretty and festive card Terri! Love the vintage carolers! Yes, I love spending family time too at Christmas...but I have 23 kids to buy for!!

  2. FABULOUS scene you have created Terri! Love every little detail! Well done!! See you Friday!!

  3. That's a really amazing card Terri! All the details, the traditional colours and the scene... WOW. That's my favouite from all the inspirations of DT - so I must commenting your card extra! I really love it!

    Greetings and hugs