Day of Giving Friday: Twinkle and Sparkle

Christmas Card Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Holiday Botanical Strip, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Majestic Labels One, Spellbinders Labels One, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and Quietfire Design - Bright Holiday Words - see fully supply list at
Sweet friends, no doubt you are done with your Christmas cards, right?  Lol, I have a teensy, tiny admission to make – this is my first real Christmas card of the season.  I know, I know, I’m a tad behind but my Christmas gifts are ready to go, so I’m an inch ahead of total panic.  Seriously though, I’m kicking about with a simple card for my list this year but every year I lay out a special card I can make for a handful of folks.  This one was my trial and I’m happy with it and more happy to say it is going out to one of your for Day of Giving Friday!

Christmas Card Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Holiday Botanical Strip, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Majestic Labels One, Spellbinders Labels One, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and Quietfire Design - Bright Holiday Words - see fully supply list at
Just this week I received some wonderful new holiday greetings from Quietfire Design – this twinkle and sparkle sentiment is one of four in Bright Holiday Words!  The inspiration I started out with was Spellbinders Holiday Botanical Strip – I’m so tickled to add such an exquisite die to my collection and I foresee using it on quite a bit this holiday season including embellishments and tags.  Once I got my bottom layer in place, I dreamed of indulgent layers!!  Oh, and I wanted tried and true already in my stash…

Christmas Card Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Holiday Botanical Strip, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Majestic Labels One, Spellbinders Labels One, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and Quietfire Design - Bright Holiday Words - see fully supply list at
So  I toyed around with this layering combination that I just love.  On the bottom I used Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five in gold and the inside portion in cream – this was all turned to a landscape orientation.  On top of that I stacked Spellbinders Majestic Labels One in gold with the corresponding layer from Spellbinders Labels One in cream laying right on top.  Next another  layer from interior pieces of Spellbinders Majestic Labels One and then finally Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG and Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM.

Christmas Card Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Holiday Botanical Strip, Spellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty Five, Spellbinders Majestic Labels One, Spellbinders Labels One, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM and Quietfire Design - Bright Holiday Words - see fully supply list at
I finished up with ribbon, pearls and a two sweet leafs to balance out the bling.  I hope I’ve inspired you to pair the new with the old and for goodness sake, don’t be afraid to layer, the results can be stunning!

About Day of Giving Friday
For new readers, every Friday it’s my pleasure to give away a card.   The card goes to a randomly picked reader (worldwide) who leaves a comment in our conversation. Want to know more about Day of Giving, here’s a link to my FAQ’s just check out #11.  You can check to see if your name is on the list of winners HERE.!  For your comment:  How far along are you on your holiday gifting?

Stamps:  Quietfire DesignBright Holiday Words
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Cover – 80lb smooth, The Fine Touch Gold Poster Board
Ink:   Versamark
Accessories:  Spellbinders Holiday Botanical StripSpellbinders Majestic Labels Twenty FiveSpellbinders Majestic Labels OneSpellbinders Labels One,  Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Spellbinders Classic Ovals SM,  Recollection Pearls, Paper Source Red Satin Ribbon, button from my stash

post-header-bottomLol, I’m in the mood to make Christmas cards now.  Stay tuned, more in the coming days :-)


  • Carol bDecember 9, 2016 - 2:12 pm

    I am done with my Christmas gifting list, except for stocking stuffers. Alas, I have not done my Christmas cards yet! I too make a few special ones, then a simpler card.
    Carol b (cc)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BDecember 9, 2016 - 2:14 pm

    Just about done! Just a few little things leftReplyCancel

  • Debra DunhamDecember 9, 2016 - 2:17 pm

    Beautiful card! Help….I’ve barely started on my Christmas gifts. Every year it gets harder to figure out what to buy!ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.December 9, 2016 - 2:19 pm

    The last gift recipients on my list are my niece’s two children. Still waiting for gift suggestions from my niece! LOL!!ReplyCancel

  • margaret driscoll UKDecember 9, 2016 - 2:19 pm

    Becca this is so beautiful, I think I’ll have to make some more now I’ve seen this one/
    Take care
    Love MargReplyCancel

  • Lori RitchieDecember 9, 2016 - 2:21 pm

    Hi Becca, beautiful cards today! I’m almost done with getting ready for Christmas. We are going out to a restaurant this year for the first time ever! A relaxing time for all


  • jean marmoDecember 9, 2016 - 2:24 pm

    So beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra MartinezDecember 9, 2016 - 2:27 pm

    OMG,so beautiful and elegant! I am in between homes. Wish I had my card stuff put to attempt to even create something half as beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing! Many holiday blessing’s all!!

    Sandra in TaosReplyCancel

  • SuzMDecember 9, 2016 - 2:27 pm

    Oooo! I love gold and red twinkle and sparkle at Christmas! The tree is trimmed, the cards are mailed. A few more gifts are purchases are yet to arrive and I’m wrapping the gifts. This is the soonest I have ever been ready! This year has really been fun!ReplyCancel

  • ANN ROBBINSDecember 9, 2016 - 2:28 pm

    This is truly outstanding, oh my, simply breathtaking. I would love it if I won this one, for sure!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a laugh, how far am I on my holiday gifting? Just one simple stop at a store that sells gift cards, that is how close I am – about 6 miles. LOL I have been in the (Christmas Eve Stress Buster 5K and Fun Run) administration and marketing mode for the last 2-3 weeks. Should be done with that in about 3-4 more days. Ugh! But I am doing my civic duty for my city and that is my big gift (a new historic playground) for the kids of my town. God Bless and have a great weekend Becca.
    Ann RobbinsReplyCancel

  • AlisonDecember 9, 2016 - 2:28 pm

    A very stylish card Becca Love the layering you have done. Very elegant looking.Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Granny DDecember 9, 2016 - 2:32 pm

    Lovely card by the way Becca!

    Just like you I have all the gifts purchased and some are still in the shipping process but should be here early next week. As for my cards, I have a grand total of 3 done and ready to go. I have everything just about ready to get about 20 done this weekend (I hope) I am running behind because we did 5900 cards which had to be shipped out overseas by 12/5 for the servicemen & women in Afghanistan. Talk about feeling good about life!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DDecember 9, 2016 - 2:39 pm

    Oh Becca this is a gorgeous creation – my computer is in danger I am drooling so much.
    i am all done with the gift buying and card making, but still have to decorate the house and wrap the gifts :-)

  • cynthia stevensonDecember 9, 2016 - 2:43 pm

    This card is stunning! I have most of my gifts purchased and have mailed all of my cards. I’ve even planned my dinner menu! First year I’ve been ahead of things or on time~ Off to finish my shopping, in a few minutes. To Granny D: what a wonderful thing to have provided cards to our service men and women!

    Merry Christmas to all of you!ReplyCancel

  • LoisDecember 9, 2016 - 2:44 pm

    I am half way to the finish line. Another beauty that you created.ReplyCancel

  • Diane FDecember 9, 2016 - 2:45 pm

    Oh, Becca, this is a beauty! I’ve finished shopping and wrapping but I haven’t made a single card just yet.ReplyCancel

  • christiDecember 9, 2016 - 2:47 pm

    gorgeous card. ok so we have to fess up huh!, well my cards are all done and waiting in a box, a few may need extra or overseas postage. my gifts, well not as good. i’m pretty much done for the grands but very short for the dh and the kids, I just haven’t decided what the biggey will be.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy ArtmanDecember 9, 2016 - 3:07 pm

    Wow, Becca,
    Could you make about 50 more to include when you select my name for the Day of Giving Friday? ;->) I love, love, love this card!!!

    Anyone who is a choral singer knows this is a crazy busy time of year. My days are short on holiday gifting BUT filled with songs. The messages are a beautiful reminder of all the wonderful gifts this season holds for us. Wishing blessings to you and all your readers!

  • Theresa GoodwinDecember 9, 2016 - 3:32 pm

    Ohh wow Becca
    Every time I visit your blog your cards just blow me away
    They are so beautiful my friend
    You have a wonderful Christmas and New Year xxxReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennDecember 9, 2016 - 3:42 pm

    Still have some sewing and baking to get done, but have gotten my cards finished. Another gorgeous card. Love the color combo with the pops of red and green. Happy crafting!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineDecember 9, 2016 - 4:06 pm

    Hi Becca
    Loving your creations, you always deliver the goods with enthusiasm and style.
    I am usually on top of everything way before Christmas ,but not this year with Andrew being so poorly ,but hey ho a bought Christmas card will just have to do if i have not made enough.
    God Bless
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

    • PAM TASDecember 9, 2016 - 4:34 pm

      Hi Elaine I have been wondering how Andrew is !
      I have worries with my Hubby with a Tumor and nodules on both lungs
      a visit to the specialist on Monday .
      It’s hard to do Chrismas quite the same look after yourself Hugs PamxxxxReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerDecember 9, 2016 - 4:12 pm

    I made 18 dozen cookies and craftily wrapped them for my husband’s co-workers. All my mail-order gifts are here. I have some shopping to do, but I am celebrating the things that are accomplished!ReplyCancel

  • Jan MDecember 9, 2016 - 4:17 pm

    I believe this is the most beautiful Christmas card I have ever seen. You have inspired me to try something similar. Most of my cards are done but not mailed. I try to keep them simple so I don’t give up before finishing. I ordered some of your border dies from create and craft. Do you know when the graceful frame will be available again? Thanks for the beauty you imagine and make reality.ReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordDecember 9, 2016 - 4:21 pm

    I just melted, Becca, when I saw this card. I have been making cards by the dozens, but this one stopped me in my tracks. HOW ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! The colors are so rich. This is why I love Christmas…for the colors…and…OK it’s my birthday, too. I have 39 cards made, but gifting will come in a check to the children and grands. But that does require a special card and a stocking stuffer. Have a beautiful week Becca, full of creativity. Hugs,SaraReplyCancel

  • Ruthie ArmstrongDecember 9, 2016 - 4:30 pm

    Beautiful Card Becca! All my gifts are ready to send out. But haven’t finished my cards yet. How many days do I have left? lol
    Merry Christmas to you Becca. Loves, RuthieReplyCancel

  • Maureen KDecember 9, 2016 - 4:45 pm

    Hello Becca,
    I’m well on my way with my cards, but have a few letters to write to put inside. As for my gifts – all my grandchildren’s gifts are bought and wrapped, and I’m busy on my daughter’s and son-in-laws, then it’s the nieces and nephews to think about. So much to do, so little time!!!!
    love Maureen xxReplyCancel

  • PAM TASDecember 9, 2016 - 4:50 pm

    Hi Becca what a beautiful card love the red bow , the colours
    are real Christmas colours which are heart warming to see!!!!!
    I have still a way to go with my gifting , most important to
    us is being with loved ones that is a gift in itself PamxxxxxReplyCancel

  • SheilaDecember 9, 2016 - 4:53 pm

    I have all my cards an Christmas pressies sorted as I am going to spend time with our second daughter who has had a new baby, we will spend Christmas with them this yearReplyCancel

  • SheilaDecember 9, 2016 - 5:03 pm

    I have all my cards an Christmas pressies sorted as I am going to spend time with our second daughter who has had a new baby, we will spend Christmas with them this year
    It won’t let me post says I’ve already said that but I haven’t !!!!!!.ReplyCancel

  • Betty McalisterDecember 9, 2016 - 5:20 pm

    Hi Becca. Another gorgeous Friday give away card. Very special as always.
    Well nearly finished buying the Christmas presents but following an operation on my hand, have only managed to make a few cards. Shop bought ones this year but haven’t written them yet. XxReplyCancel

  • Dorothy MutafopulosDecember 9, 2016 - 5:25 pm

    Well I am almost done Christmas shopping and making my cards. But your card is so beautiful .I truly love your bow and layout.Fabulos!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy BennettDecember 9, 2016 - 5:33 pm

    Another beauty by Becca! Love, love, love the red bow.
    I’m almost done with my Christmas buying. Did most of it online this year. Still need a few stocking stuffers. However, I only have a few Christmas cards sent, and those were store bought! I am still unable to get into my craft room with a walker or crutches, having broken some bones after falling in my driveway. I just ran out of time. My goal is to be walking on my own again by Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Karen CummingsDecember 9, 2016 - 5:36 pm

    Beautiful, I Love this card!ReplyCancel

  • LeneTDecember 9, 2016 - 5:36 pm

    Beautiful card! Haven’t started yet on gift list.ReplyCancel

  • Mickey M.December 9, 2016 - 5:46 pm

    Pretty much all done with presents except for mailing a check to our faithful newspaper delivery person and maybe some extra treats for sweet-tooth hubby.ReplyCancel

  • Christine SpringmanDecember 9, 2016 - 5:50 pm

    Beautiful Christmas Card. I have not completed Christmas shopping, but my cards are done and mailed. Christine S.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonDecember 9, 2016 - 5:58 pm

    I am not very far on my gifting. Haven’t put up my tree yet. Mailed to overseas packages today and eleven cards. Still have to make ten more cards.ReplyCancel

  • Lori EdwardsDecember 9, 2016 - 6:21 pm

    Beautiful as usual. Thanks for sharing your card. I’m done with my holiday “shopping.”ReplyCancel

  • Wanda ThomasDecember 9, 2016 - 6:32 pm

    LayerS with a Capital “S” (that’s for Stunning!) My mind cannot even wrap around that one – too beautiful. This is the first year in way too many that I’m almost finished with EVERYTHING!!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtDecember 9, 2016 - 6:35 pm

    Just mailed my 50 Christmas cards and delivered 2 handcrafted pkgs. to special friends. Need to make a list on what is on the agenda now, such as wrapping pkgs. to mail. Love you card.ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.December 9, 2016 - 6:37 pm

    Well, I finished my cards in September and mailed them last week! However you are ahead in the gifting! Still working on that part!! Your card here is so beautiful and so very special for those that you send it to!!! Love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Pat GiuffreDecember 9, 2016 - 6:45 pm

    I have to say this might be the first year that I have finished my Christmas shopping early. I use to be s Christmas Eve shopper closing each store behind me, but the last few years I have really stepped up my game. OK so I am still making Christmas cards today and yes tomorrow too but the 7 I made in the summer has me ahead ? I am going to REALLY make next year years cards this summer (this year will be the year) LOLReplyCancel

  • Marie BoudvilleDecember 9, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    WOW i just love this Christmas card. I love all your beautiful cards & am forever following your beautiful designs as i sooo love ribbons & the way you dress your cards. This is truly a beautiful Christmas card to brighten anyones Day of giving. A very Merry Christmas to you & yours. God BlessReplyCancel

  • Marie BoudvilleDecember 9, 2016 - 6:52 pm

    I started my Christmas cards in May & cant stop n cant stop making more. But have not started with the shipping list yet as I’m scared to fight my way thru the crowds at the shop. I think i will be making money wallets instead. LOLReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQDecember 9, 2016 - 7:05 pm

    Just a stunning card with all your layers. You were quite creative with those layers. Did you use foam strips or dots between layers? Yes, I have all my cards made and most are addressed and on their way. I will say, regarding this year’s design that I made, was much too involved for so many cards that I needed to make. But, I got through it and I like the results. My gift giving is mostly for out of town folks and family. I have done all my on-line ordering for my gifts and I included shipping. All done. Now I just need to try and get up all the embossing powder and two different glitters I used on all those cards. I see “sparkle” all over my house now. I wonder how many years it will take me to get all the “sparkles” vacuumed up! Wishing you a most wonderful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • RayaDecember 9, 2016 - 7:09 pm

    Stunning card Becca! Another beauty! Love the saying! I’m retired so I’ve plenty of time to shop, wrap, and make my Christmas cards. I love staying busy with crafting!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea JohnsonDecember 9, 2016 - 7:09 pm

    Oh, Becca, this is a beauty. WOW! I am soooo stealing this idea. I hope what I come up with looks this gorgeous. Wow.
    I am coming along on my gifts, better than halfway. I have to get it DONE because everything gets mailed to my family in Florida, and I have got to get it going to get it there on time!ReplyCancel

  • BunnyDecember 9, 2016 - 7:10 pm

    We don’t exchange gifts. We cook, play games, cards are already given before, and we like to watch football. Then we eat again.ReplyCancel

  • Anita Carol GambrellDecember 9, 2016 - 7:11 pm

    I am far far away, waiting on another pay day to finish up! Christmas is coming fast!ReplyCancel

  • Chris PecherzewskiDecember 9, 2016 - 7:16 pm

    Not ready yet, we are keeping it small this year. I am making a few things I am so busy! I love gold you’re cards are to die for!!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonDecember 9, 2016 - 7:18 pm

    What a beautiful card and all those layers love it. I am late getting all my gift making done and cards.ReplyCancel

  • TammieDecember 9, 2016 - 7:31 pm

    Ha. I am almost done gift-making and shipping. Only one box left to ship. This year we are giving bears with twin donation bears in support of the RARE SCience Program for children with rare diseases. Each child on our gift list is getting a bear and we are giving an identical twin bear, in each child’s name, to the RARE program.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda BassDecember 9, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    Twinkle, sparkle and shine. Yes you do inspire me Becca, esp with your new die collection. Lovin’ using them.ReplyCancel

  • MildredDecember 9, 2016 - 7:44 pm

    Nearly done! This is a beautiful card and I do want it.ReplyCancel

  • April S.December 9, 2016 - 7:57 pm

    Not far enough!!! LOLReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithDecember 9, 2016 - 8:07 pm

    Hello Becca!

    Your card is so elegant. I love the cream and gold with pops of red and that you used some old dies too. I am not finished with my gift list but I’ve made a good start and plan on working on my Christmas cards this weekend. I hope you have a great weekend and get a lot accomplished!

    Sandra SmithReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterDecember 9, 2016 - 8:17 pm

    Oh wow that is just beautiful, I so love the layering and gold is so elegant!!
    I don’t have all my gifts bought and the ones I want to make are not done, hopefully will get everything done on timeReplyCancel

  • KathyDecember 9, 2016 - 8:17 pm

    Bout 1/2 with gifts, none wrappe, although I’m so blessed my mother comes over every year and helps me wrap, I don’t really care for using bags..see I’m blessed…I’ve enter out about 20 cards and sadly I didn’t get very many made, that’s one of my projects for winter, after the holidays. Thank for sharing your awesome card…hope you have a blessed Christmas and new year…ReplyCancel

  • MarilynYDecember 9, 2016 - 8:24 pm

    I surprised myself this year by making Christmas cards during the first week of December. A major first in my life. As of today, I am half way done with gift shopping and will now rely on Fedex/UPS to complete everything. Am I getting smarter or just more efficient? Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary TejaDecember 9, 2016 - 8:29 pm

    What a beautiful but simple card. I am completely done with shopping and card making now i just sit ans relax and enjoy the real meaning of ChristmasReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellDecember 9, 2016 - 8:31 pm

    I have just started shopping so not close at all. Gorgeous card as usualReplyCancel

  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKDecember 9, 2016 - 8:35 pm

    Good morning Becca, simply amazing!!! I love the layers!!!
    Just got back from a holiday in Sherwood Forest!!! It’s was spectacular!!!
    Not even started my cards yet, I’d better get a wriggle on!!! Most of my pressies bought thank goodness!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • DeeDecember 9, 2016 - 8:42 pm

    simply elegant card! I am getting my list slowly done! Not too worried, as we always have everything ready in time. Enjoy the journey getting there!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideDecember 9, 2016 - 9:10 pm

    Beautiful I have the border die,but that is all!, Love the sentiment. As for gifts, I have Hannah’s bought and delivered. I got her a laptop. Jadon’s will be here tomorrow. He is getting a NFL jersey but it will be a surprise because he thinks he is getting the blue one but I got him the white one (which is the one he really wants). Can’t wait to see his face!! That is the 2 major gifts. Rest is bought just have to put into gift bags. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!, please check on our mutual buddy. Miss you guys!

  • Joni StonekingDecember 9, 2016 - 9:59 pm

    Fun new stamps from Quietfire this time around! I found a few I couldn’t live without! Love the card and the design around this one!

    We are done with our gift shopping, and just need stocking stuffers now. Those are the fun little things to make smiles come around – a little sweets, a little crafty, a few matchbox cars, and a bit of a gift card here and there.

    Hope you are having a good week, Ms. Becca!


  • SueDecember 9, 2016 - 11:01 pm

    Oh my gosh! This is so stunning! Thank you for all the details on your creation. Yes, my shopping is almost done, thank goodness!ReplyCancel

  • Janice BrummettDecember 9, 2016 - 11:09 pm

    What a pretty Christmas Can’t imagine anyone not being thrilled to receive this card. I’m sure this is one they would keep forever.

    My cards aren’t done either! Most of my gifts are purchased, just not wrapped. Cards are not done as I have been cutting Christmas stockings, snowmen, and snowflakes for my grandson’s school. Been spending a lot of time with the grandchildren, but that is precious time with them I can’t get back. When they are older, they may not want me around. Today I am celebrating my 70th birthday (how can that be?), my grandchildren are far more important!ReplyCancel

  • DevyDecember 10, 2016 - 12:28 am

    What a beautiful creation! My shopping is not finished yet! Crazy busy month!!ReplyCancel

  • Clare WDecember 10, 2016 - 12:39 am

    Hi Becca. Such a fabulous card. Love it. Present shopping done but yet to be wrapped. Cards all done and written. Decs going up this weekend. So getting there! Have a lovely weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Denise BryantDecember 10, 2016 - 12:39 am

    Love your pretty holiday card!
    I am really just starting! Waiting on a wish list from my daughter, and I hope she has some things she wants. And she better get it to me soon! Glad I don’t have many to shop for!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie BaileyDecember 10, 2016 - 1:55 am

    I love how you have used a mixture of the old and new dies on this lovely card. I’m loving all the layers too.

    My gifting is almost done. As my family is spread far and wide, money is always a gift they enjoy receiving. Having five granddaughters they just love the January sales. My eldest grandson is at uni so money to support himself is a necessity.
    Wishing everyone a magical Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie ScholesDecember 10, 2016 - 2:25 am

    This card Becca is just stunning! Breath-taking! All of my cards have already been mailed – even my Becca wannabe’s. I have just started my shopping…oi’!!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthDecember 10, 2016 - 4:17 am

    Morning Becca, Wow !! I love the compilation of all the different layers, I adore your red ribbon bow and strip, and my absolute favourite is the Holiday Botanical Strip, it is truly gorgeous !!
    I am still working on my Christmas cards, amongst making ‘Thinking of You’ cards and Birthday cards too. I wish that Christmas was another month away hahaha, I’m not prepared at all, although I am not well at present, have had a hacking cough for two weeks now, can’t sleep with it, and I feel worn out with it. I don’t do Doctors, but gave in yesterday and tried to make an appointment, they had no appointments but advised me of some walk in centre that I could ring, anyway I’m going there today, hopefully they can help !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Bente SoerflatenDecember 10, 2016 - 6:00 am

    This is just gorgeous!
    Looks so elegant when using gold in the colour combination!
    The lucky winner will be thrilled :))ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostDecember 10, 2016 - 6:04 am

    Stunning card, Becca! The bow on this one is particularly stellar. I think it takes this card to another dimension. Love it! Most of my gifts are bought. Need to wrap them.ReplyCancel

  • Gin K.December 10, 2016 - 6:47 am

    Your cards are always so elaborately beautiful! Just a treat to look at!

    ~Gin K.~ReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenDecember 10, 2016 - 7:05 am

    WAUW Becca what an absolut stunning card here again. I totally love all the gold and white, it looks sooo fabulous together.
    I´m done except from one gift for one of my granddaughters, so I can relax about that part here at least ha ha.
    Have a wonderful December here everyone and don´t forget to stop up and take time to enjoy it too.ReplyCancel

  • Carol HarrisDecember 10, 2016 - 7:34 am

    I am done with the cards and the gifts so am set to enjoy all the festivities of the season. Happy Holidays to all!ReplyCancel

  • Karen RothDecember 10, 2016 - 8:38 am

    This is a gorgeous card, Becca!

    I have not even begun my Christmas Cards, Newsletters or even my Christmas Gifts yet as for the past two months I have been battling my health (Serious Issues–Possible Breast Cancer, IC, Blocked Nerve Roots in Neck, Two Bulging Discs pushing on Spinal Cord, Stenosis in the same two spots and a swollen Lymph Gland pushing on one disc that is pushing in on Spinal Cord.).

    Then three weeks ago my cell phone was stolen and returned smashed to bits. I am waiting for Debit Card to arrive so I can order the Replacement. The tire blew on our van and now we have to replace all four but the van is really too old (1995 with 328,000 miles on it. Hondas are AMAZING!) to keep driving safely much longer and we cannot afford a new one. I have had to put off my neck and spinal surgery and other specialist appointments out of town (three hours away, all of them) due to having no ride and now will not get seen until about mid-January 2017. I am also still fighting to get needed medications.

    So take it from me, if you are Chronically Ill do not live in a Rural Community. Doctors are overbooked and underpaid. Mental Health is understaffed and overbooked and underpaid. Not my doctor’s or therapist’s fault just a poorly devised system for Rural Communities and I am falling through the cracks of the system.

    Would like to ask for y’all to pray for me.ReplyCancel

    • Sandy ArtmanDecember 12, 2016 - 5:13 pm

      God’s blessings on you dear Karen,
      I’m so sorry you are dealing with such severe hardship and physical pain. I am keeping you in prayer. I trust others in this supportive, faithful community are, also.
      All good wishes,

  • NitaDecember 10, 2016 - 8:43 am

    I haven’t evem started yet, because both my elderly Mother & I have been sick. I need to get busy… Christmas is almost here! God bless you all.ReplyCancel

  • Norah McPheeDecember 10, 2016 - 10:24 am

    Good afternoon lovely Becca,
    For me i am just a whisker of being finished but it’s the dreaded wrapping that is the killer for me. I have even made some decopatch christmas tags for my family and special friends which is one more than i normally do and i am so pleased with them as it looks so much nicer than one of the shop brought trillions that everyone has and it makes me think that i have really tried this year as normally it is just the Christmas cards that are handmade.
    What a beautiful colour of red that your ribbon is and it so makes your beautiful card pop. I hope that the lucky person who receives this keeps it up a wee bitty longer than the 12 nights as it is so beautiful and too beautiful to hide in a cupboard until next Christmas,
    Have a lovely weekend lovely lady
    with love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, clacks, Scotland)ReplyCancel

  • Kira ZonDecember 10, 2016 - 10:35 am

    Hi Becca
    What a beautiful card, I love it ?ReplyCancel

  • Vicky S.December 10, 2016 - 11:46 am

    Becca, that is a beautiful card.
    I have all the gifts bought. Still need to wrap.
    Missionaries cards are out but none of the rest are done.
    This is what I am going to do tomorrow.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne AnakinDecember 10, 2016 - 12:09 pm

    I vowed that this year I’d be done with all my gifts and cards by the end of November. Well the gifts made target, but due to an unexpected stint in the hospital, I’m furiously working on my cards…specially the ones for mailing. Just like years before, I’ll probably be finishing up on Christmas eve! One of these days, I’ll be able to relax with a hot cocoa and watch “A Wonderful Life” instead.ReplyCancel

  • Juanita BakerDecember 10, 2016 - 1:35 pm

    Another stunning card. Ordered the new dies when you were on
    in England and they arrived and are beautiful. Mailed off
    Christmas cards this morning and now need to get busy finishing shopping and I will be ready. Thanks for always sharing your
    beautiful talent with the world. So appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne SchlegelDecember 10, 2016 - 2:45 pm

    Your Christmas card is beautiful Becca – I create my Christmas cards long before the season – I must be prepared for selling them at least 4 months before the holidays – but then mine aren’t as elaborate as yours and I need a variety for the craft shows I do. Then when the season is here and my shows are finished I choose from the selection I have for my personal Christmas card list. I just popped them in the mail this morning, which is a little later than normal because I’ve been under the weather the past week. I hope you and yours have a very blessed holiday season. We are expecting our first snow within 24 hours and that always helps the shopping along! Hugs DianneReplyCancel

  • Barbara GDecember 10, 2016 - 2:54 pm

    What a stunning card! I love that new holiday strip die! Might have to give myself that for a Christmas gift. :) Not ready for the holidays at all. I guess this year I am a wait until the last minute! Barbara GReplyCancel

  • Fay Marie GardnerDecember 10, 2016 - 5:16 pm

    Oh, so elegant!! Just love it!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleDecember 10, 2016 - 6:38 pm

    So far good on gifting. I mailed all my cards off presented my co-workers with cards and mailed gifts to away family members. I just have local family members to shop for and I am done. YEAH! My son-in-law called me on the phone and had a co-worker there that seriously needed a card to send to her son in the military,luckily I had some on hand. Please don’t forget our military, there are some who have no families and a card is deeply appreciated. Thank you all and have a Blessed and Merry Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Jan MDecember 10, 2016 - 6:49 pm

    Karen Roth I tried to reply to your post but somehow it didn’t go. I hope you see this. I will consider it an honor to pray for you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsDecember 11, 2016 - 12:30 am

    Hi Becca,

    So sorry I have not been on your blog for a while, I have been so busy with my samples for Sheena and other stuff I have not had time to blog at all so apologies sweetheart. I do intend to view everything asap I do not wish to miss any of your stunning creations and this card is no exception.

    I hope you and your family are keeping well and I wish you all A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS.

    Love & Hugs always

    Jacquie Jacobs xxxxReplyCancel

  • Anne(UK)December 14, 2016 - 4:06 am

    What a beautiful card! Just love the richness of the colour combination.
    I have all but 2 of my cards ready for the post, but still have 30 more hand delivery ones to make! And pressies…?! Gulp. I have a list of people to buy for. Does that count….?!

  • Faulba DorsettDecember 15, 2016 - 9:35 am

    I have all of my gifts bought, but have not wrapped the first one. I have been busy baking and making Christmas goodies to send to our son who lives in Denver and for our 4 neighbors. We live on a dead end street and are all very close. I have a wreath on the door but no other decorations. My grandson gets out of school next week and we will decorate together. I did mail my Christmas cards the Friday after Thanksgiving. We have a friendly family competition to see who can get their cards out first. I usually win but this year my first cousin, who is more like a sister to me since we were the only girls in the family, got hers out the day before Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and your new year will be filled with loving family times, good health and great achievements.ReplyCancel

  • TammieDecember 16, 2016 - 7:58 am

    I really like this QF stamp set. Another that I need to add to the collection.

    Done shopping. Spending the day with gkids crafting gifts for their giving.ReplyCancel

  • TesseraeDecember 16, 2016 - 10:25 am

    Shopping and gifting is all taken care of. I refuse to go into debt for Christmas. I’m a cash only gal. Wishing, hoping, and praying for safety in travels (flying, driving, walking) and in staying healthy. These years I receive more joy in spending time with family and friends than exchanging gifts. Merry Christmas everybody.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyJanuary 1, 2017 - 11:25 pm

    Just beautifulReplyCancel

  • MarinaJanuary 2, 2017 - 6:28 pm

    Creaciones magnificas Becca!!!!! Lastima que no puedo conseguir muchas de las herramientas que tu utilizas. Mi admiracion. Carinos. MarinaReplyCancel