Sunday, June 01, 2014

Natvivity Scene.

It's time for another make over at the Christmas Card Club.
This time the theme has been set by Sue J. who is asking for
A Nativity Scene.
Now this nearly had me running for the hills
 until I remembered that I had a nativity scene by Woodware which had come
in a Craft Barn £15 goody box ages ago.
The original concept for this card was to make  a Joy Fold card
but it sort of got way laid and has a folder missing and a belly band instead!!
Don't ask me  I'm just the maker!!!
Card base is made from  SU Card Stock.
Red card came from Hobby Craft.
Stripey paper off cut from Dovercraft's Back to Basics Christmas pack.
Sentiment created in word and printed off to match the stamped wording.

Card with belly band removed.
This stamp set has several elements in it so I created a scene for each page.
Image is a modern design which I stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black'.
I decided to leave  as is to give visual impact.

Inside of card.

Back of card.

Reverse of belly band with space for adding a personal greeting.

Entering into the following Challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #127. Use up your snippets (Stripey paper.)
My Craft Creations # Anything goes.
4 Krafty Girlz#19 Anything goes.
Sister Act #59 Anything goes.
Scribble and Scrap #19 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts  Extra# Anything goes.
Crimbo Crackers#65 No designer paper.
Christmas Stampin All Yr Long #13 Anything goes.
Completely Christmas#14 Anything goes.


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A. I love the images and wonderful design.
hugs Sue xx

Rita said...

Beautiful Card Mrs A. Hugs Rita xxx

Christine Harrop said...

I love the images you have used and the belly band sets it off really well. Hugs Christine xx

MagsB said...

This is fabulous! How elegant the images look, and the pop of red is so striking! I have that set somewhere, too, I must dig it out! Have a great Sunday!

love Mags B x

Sue said...

Stunning card Mrs A!!! I think I perplexed a few with this challenge even myself LOL huggles Sue xxx

Karen B said...

Great card Mrs A - like this better than your original idea of a joy fold card - so many layers, each with great images.

Karen x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Don't know what a joy fold card is but this card is very joyful. Love the different images and the colours you have used.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is gorgeous, love the simple elegant design of the images and the colours and layout are fabulous. Sorry it's been so long since my last visit, college has been keeping me so busy, I hope you are well
Lindsay xx

dutchess said...

very elegant image ...make a real statement card...including the bellyband! it xxxx

Sandra H said...

This is really beautiful Mrs A full of lots of lovely details including the belly band as you call take care x

Doreen said...

Love the fab image and great

Lizzie said...

This is gorgeous! Hugs Liz xx

Planetsusie said...

This is lurvely Mrs A - really like the fact that you have left the image plain - looking good! As for the belly band - I think I could do with one meself - but that's another story.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Zoe Tant said...

That hidden forgotten stash is always so useful. Lovely card and great to know I'm not alone on holding onto everything! Zx

rachel said...

oh you are so very clever Valery - this is brilliant - love it!!! Hugs rachel x

scrappymo! said...

What a beautiful design for a beautiful theme! Love all the hidden surprises with your card. So many hidden layers...just love it!

MaryH said...

Very intriguing designs on this lovely card, with the great folds. Love the way you 'set the scene' on each page, and liked very much the way you did the outline stamps. Great design, great stamps and wonderful always! Sorry to have been MIA for a while, but feeling better now, just trying to get energy levels back. Hope to be more active in the next weeks. TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

Oh what a neat card, Mrs. A! I love all the stamping!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mrs A
Fabulous card... Love the Belly band.....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I really like the minimal but zingy colours on this one x

SARN said...

Fantastic Christmas card here Mrs A. xxx

Renate said...

Een mooie, stijlvolle kerstkaart.
Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

Groetjes, Renate

Hazel said...

Beautiful card for Sue's CCC challenge - and thanks for sharing for Completely Christmas and my CHNC challenge extra for June x

Di said...

Oh this is a gorgeous card Mrs A! I like that you changed from the original idea of a joy fold card, this works brilliantly!

Sorry I'm a bit late visiting - playing catch up here :)

Hugs, Di xx

Hazel said...

I'm back to thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 14 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Jean Straw said...

I love this traditional card with a modern twist. I like the outline images and the colours.
Jean x

Sheena Brooks said...

Very nice. I like the lines only image. Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B

Bonnie said...

You tell the Christmas story beautifully on this card!

Lexie said...

Great cards. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Helen said...

Love it - a great design and a very striking card.

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

Helen x

Lisa :) said...

This is really a great card. The fact that it's unusual colors for Christmas is a plus and I love how you scened out the whole thing. Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafty Girls! Hope to see you back next challenge!

--Lisa Crafty Girls DT

Asha said...

Fabulous make, Valery. Good thing you remembered the stamp. It's gorgeous! Have a great week ahead!
hugs, Asha