Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shepherds' Delight
Sweet Sketch 78

Wow, can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner!  This year has flown by for me and I think I am not ready for Christmas.  It feels like it should be in about 6 more months!  Remember when you were a kid and the days of the year passed so slowly....seemed like it was forever before Christmas arrived!

Well, I have been trying to get in the spirit with my Christmas cards!  I do have to say that it does help.  I loved this image from Di's Digi Downloads...such a precious image of the shepherds in their fields watching their flocks and viewing that bright star that foretold of the birth of Christ!   It is called Shepherds' Delight.
Oh, I have been wanting to use my Ribbon Tags and was happy when Nancy used her's a few weeks ago with the ribbon ends instead of running the ribbon across the card!  Thanks, Nancy! 
It makes a great sentiment!

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and our DT as created some awesome cards for you to enjoy! 
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So be sure to play along this week with Arlana's wonderful sketch!
All the rules are on the SSW site but be sure to follow the sketch and all the basic elements of it.  The three flowers do not have to be flowers...but just three elements that may go with your card!

Have fun creating! 
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This is a closeup of the Shepherds' Delight.
My Recipe:

Image:  Di's Digi Downloads: Shepherds' Delight,
Inkadinkado Holiday Rubber Stamps: Peace On Earth
Papers:  The Paper Studio A Heartwarming Holiday,
SU Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Copics and Promarkers
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestibilites Classic Square Large, Shapebilities Ribbon Tags Trio,
Fiskars Tree Border Punch, Ribbon, Stars, Jute


  1. Ohh Judi. I just love your adorable card this week. I was looking at that image too. I had a hard time choosing. Your DP is perfect with your image. And, the added stars make the perfect finsihing touch!

  2. Hi Judi, I just love your card, Nancy has said it, it's adorable. I too had a hard time choosing so glad we only had one double up of images and both cards look so different I had to look at them twice.
    I adore you design papers they are just perfect with your coloured image. Great job you can join us next week ha ha.... if you've got time.
    I laughed what you said about being a child and Christmas came around so slowly and now it's so quick. When I was young I would say to Mum I can't wait for Christmas and my Birthday both being close together and she would say don't wish your life away, life is too short. Now I'm my age I can understand what she meant as you get older time seems to go so much faster. I also think that our lives are more demanding now days.

  3. LOVE this! I am a huge fan of gingham and I just love the paper and ribbon - oh so pretty! I don't know - the year went slowly for me and I just can't WAIT for Christmas. I am like a big kid though - come on over on Saturday and we can decorate the tree together. Maybe that will get you more into the Christmas spirit ;)

    Have a great week ~
    Deanne :)

  4. I hear ya about the time simply flying by!!! Funny how we don't get any older though!!!!!!! I love your card!! Missed that image otherwise I would have scooped that one up too!!! What fabulous coloring and papers!!! It is pure perfection!!


  5. This is just precious! I love this image, your soothing colors are beautiful.

  6. I just love the muted tones and the papers match so perfectly. The star buttons are fabulous!

    Peace & Luv,

  7. Judi I love this Christmas card. What a perfect job of coloring and picking up the colors from the DP. So wonderfully coordinated. The DP is great-very nice paper. And I too love the ribbon end technique with that Spellbinders label-I made note of that when Nancy showed it a couple weeks ago. Gosh, time does go so quickly the older we get. With my kids, I wish it moved more slowly so I get the most of their younger years. Your new blog look is so pretty-I love the colors-so fresh and vibrant. Have a great week!

  8. Oh Judi I loved watching you creat this card. To bad we cant be together all of the time. You did such a sweet job on picking everything out. It such a perfect card. Love that sweet image. Have a sweet day!!!!

  9. Hi Judi, fab card! That image is sooo cute and I love the ribbon you've used, its gorgeous. I can't believe that Christmas is just around the corner either, I think someone has been playing around with the clocks! Hope you're keeping well. Wedgie xxx

  10. oh..what a scrumptious card and take on the sketch...i'm so lovin that image..and that ribbon..and how you did the sentiment..beautifully done!

  11. Hi Judi, your card is absolutely adorable with that precious image!! Oh, I just love your pattern papers and the gingham ribbons makes such a striking card! Oh and what a fabulous idea with the sentiment holder and ribbon - Love the look of this!
    Have a great week!