Peace and Joy

Greetings Blog Friends! You mean so much to me, so I hope you’ll tolerate another scheduled post.  I’m probably lounging somewhere recuperating while the blog cranks along on auto-pilot.  I don’t normally schedule ahead – when you see a blog post – usually I’m sitting right there still editing.  At any rate, another card for the stash-a-roonie :-)  Christmas means so much to me, but on the “B” list is the notation that I get to use red as much as I want, yay!

Actually the purpose for this card is to use my new Tsukineko Delicata Ink Pad.  I’m a connoisseur of gold ink and I’ve honestly not seen anything like this one.  I simply embossed with Spellbinders™ Holiday Magic M-Bossibilities™ folder and swiped Delicata pad across the embossing for a sparkling highlight.  I smudged the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.   On the card I layered Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles between two sizes of  Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Motifs and Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Accents.  I scrounged around my stash for some tea stained seam binding, button, pearl and holly leaves.  The Peace and Joy comes from the Turtle Dove Ornaments set from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Yummy red :-)

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs – Turtle Doves Ornament
Paper: Coredinations
InkTsukineko Delicata Ink
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Holiday Magic M-Bossibilities™ folder Spellbinders™ Picot Edge Circles Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Motifs, Spellbinders™ Vintage Lace Accents Seam Binding, Button, Pearl Brad, Maya Road Pearl Pins, Holly Leafs (Hobby Lobby), Recollections Pearls

Hugs friends, thanks for your prayers, I’ll be back soon!

  • CaroleNovember 29, 2012 - 2:14 am

    Beautiful! I have just finished making all of my cards for this year. However, there are still several people that require special cards and this will be one of them! Thank you for your loving and sharing heart. You are a blessing to all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn HardyNovember 29, 2012 - 2:38 am

    Firstly – I hope that you are on the mend now and getting plenty of well deserved rest.

    Secondly – thank you for thinking of us and scheduling posts ahead! This card is stunning – I love the background! I hope that I can get hold of that new gold inkpad in the UK as it looks ideal for Christmas cards and (unlike Carole above) I haven’t even started mine yet this year!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannNovember 29, 2012 - 3:06 am

    This is so beautiful Becca, I just love it.
    I hope, you´re right oon the mend there now and will soon be back here for real and feel much much better then. Take good care please.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UK.November 29, 2012 - 3:25 am

    Simply beautiful! What more an I say? Except that I hope you are feeling better! Love from Christine xReplyCancel

  • deniceNovember 29, 2012 - 3:35 am

    Such a lovely card, and as always the colors are just right. You take care and really hope you are doing well and will be up and “running” real soon. I am praying for you and that is the best “medicine” any one can ask for. Hugs and +God bless+ Denice P.S. Wish for me a happy birthday, this is the first one I will be celebrating since my mama passed and she was usually the only one who ever phoned to tell me happy birthday. I miss her but I believe she would call me if she could and knowing that, will have to do for now. : )ReplyCancel

  • AnneNovember 29, 2012 - 4:18 am

    What a beautiful card – so rich!
    Hope you are feeling better – if not right now – very soon!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Carol SNovember 29, 2012 - 4:38 am

    Love the luxury look of this card. Love the red and gold combination and the whole look of the card. I hope you are recovering well.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BNovember 29, 2012 - 5:37 am

    Lovely card. I love red! This really speaks to me!
    Heal well, don’t rush it!ReplyCancel

  • Chris DominoNovember 29, 2012 - 5:58 am

    So special but of course all of your cards are so terrific and they inspire me so.Thinking of you and sending along cyber hugs too.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthNovember 29, 2012 - 6:04 am

    Fab sentiments for Christmas and fab card xxxReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsNovember 29, 2012 - 6:20 am

    First, I hope you are doing o.k. and on the mend. I had some minor surgery yesterday myself so will spend today finishing up my cards.
    Just love this card ~ the red and gold are fabulous! Thank you for your inspiration and for thinking of us and planning ahead while you are on the mend.
    Hugs, sweet lady,

  • Debbie BNovember 29, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Really beautiful card! I do love the red and the gold rubbed across the embossing is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • MelanieNovember 29, 2012 - 7:19 am

    What a stunning card .melanieReplyCancel

  • Amy A.November 29, 2012 - 7:33 am

    Just beautiful…such elegance. Love love!ReplyCancel

  • Georgia LindseyNovember 29, 2012 - 7:58 am

    Beautiful! I love red and gold and this is stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenNovember 29, 2012 - 7:59 am

    WOW BECCA!!!!!!!!! HOW GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THAT RED & GOLD!!!!!!!!! (ALMOST has an “oriental” feel!) I LOVE CHRISTMAS TOO!!!!!!! :) HOPE you’re feeling better SOON!!!!!!!!!! :) HUGS!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sandy MNovember 29, 2012 - 8:29 am

    Love, love, love your red card. So elegant. Must get myself some of the gold ink. Like white it is a hard one to find that is bold enough for me.
    Enjoy your recuperating. We’ll be here when you get back.ReplyCancel

  • MercedesNovember 29, 2012 - 8:55 am

    Muy delicada y bonita!!!ReplyCancel

  • John @ IMAGINE CraftsNovember 29, 2012 - 9:05 am

    Becca- I’m glad that I got you hooked on Delicata, I warned you that it was amazing!ReplyCancel

  • BeateNovember 29, 2012 - 9:31 am

    Becca, I hope you are already feeling better and healing fast. Your card looks amazing! John pimped it on facebook. LOVE how you showcased the Delicata ink.

    Hugs and smilesReplyCancel

  • liz sNovember 29, 2012 - 9:33 am

    that is pretty!ReplyCancel

  • AnnelieNovember 29, 2012 - 9:42 am

    Becca – All your cards are just so beautiful. I’m sure everyone who receives them is just blow away. Thank you again for sharing your amazing gift with us all. Hope you and your familly have a blessed Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Jean GursoyNovember 29, 2012 - 9:52 am

    The red and gold looks stunning Becca – like it a lot.
    Hugs Jean xxReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealNovember 29, 2012 - 9:59 am

    It’s gorgeous, Becca. I hope you are recuperating well, following doctor’s orders, etc. Take care of yourself.ReplyCancel

  • CynthiaNovember 29, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Becca, this is an exceptionally beautiful card! I love it! Many blessings! ~CynthiaReplyCancel

  • ChelseaNovember 29, 2012 - 10:16 am

    This is such a festive card! Perfect for Christmas. The new gold is gorgeous and really highlights the embossing. So pretty! Hope you are feeling better and better with every passing day!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BNovember 29, 2012 - 10:18 am

    Hi Becca, Hope your are feeling better – continuing to keep you in my prayers. This is a beautiful card, you have given me so much inspiration, God has truly blessed you with wonderful talent!! Take care.ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.November 29, 2012 - 10:31 am

    Becca, sure hope the recovery process is going smashingly well for you. Many hugs to get you over the boo-boo. I have this Delicata ink, and it is the greatest gold pad I’ve ever used. Stamps out well, also good with the sponging. I love it! Hope they come out with some silver & other metallic colors too. Hope to see you back in fighting form real soon, take it easy, and set your priorities. Healing is #1!ReplyCancel

  • Billie ANovember 29, 2012 - 11:31 am

    Hope your feeling better and getting stronger daily. Prayers for you.

    So stunning. I love the colors and dies the whole details is awesome. Your work is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Carol WNovember 29, 2012 - 1:11 pm

    Such a lovely, warm, card! I love red too! Thanks for the tip about that gold inkpad — I could’ve sworn you heat embossed the design somehow. Looks stunning!ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraNovember 29, 2012 - 1:52 pm

    May your discomfort be very short lived, Becca, and you’re feeling better than ever very soon! As with every card you make, I swoon over the beauty! The gold ink is fabulous; I will be looking for it in my stores!ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaNovember 29, 2012 - 2:51 pm

    Glad to think you are resting! You need to!

    I love this elegant card. The gold swiped across the embossing is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtNovember 29, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    Beautiful card.
    Love the new gold ink pad you used.ReplyCancel

  • EveleneNovember 29, 2012 - 4:30 pm

    Such a very lovely Christmas card. Becca, may you be renewed from day to day with the love of the Lord. You’re always in my prayers for your complete recovery. Take care, love you!ReplyCancel

  • Becky DNovember 29, 2012 - 9:05 pm

    This is so gorgeous Becca! I am glad you are finding some time to rest and relax! Don’t feel guilty about it – everyone should do that sometimes :)ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownNovember 29, 2012 - 9:11 pm

    Elegant card!ReplyCancel

  • Rebya FalkNovember 30, 2012 - 5:06 am

    Take care of yourself, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Julia AstonNovember 30, 2012 - 1:53 pm

    Hi Becca! thinking of you and wishing you well – hope you are already well on the road to recovery and enjoying ‘laying around’ and resting! This card is so pretty with the layered die cuts framing the sentiment and that lovely ribbon!ReplyCancel

  • Meghan OlsenNovember 30, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    Wow I love this card!! The designs and the color combos!! The detailing and Bows!! What an awesome card Becca!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • FMNovember 30, 2012 - 6:28 pm

    I hope that your recovery is going well and that you are getting lots of rest!
    Love this card. Very seasonal….The gold accent is beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • SusanDecember 1, 2012 - 12:50 am

    Love that swip of gold on the raised, embossed surfaces. You always have such great ideas Becca. Take care of yourself.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne CDecember 1, 2012 - 5:47 am

    Beautiful, love the red and gold for Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • colleen hDecember 1, 2012 - 7:30 am

    This is beautifulReplyCancel

  • LageneDecember 1, 2012 - 10:07 am

    WOW! This is absolutely Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • KelleyDecember 10, 2012 - 12:17 am

    So pretty, Becca!!! Love the holly tucked in there!ReplyCancel