Friday, December 17, 2010

Little Town of Bethlehem

Happy Friday!

The weekend is almost here, and it's just a week away from Christmas!  For my family, we celebrate on the 24th, so it's less than a oh my!!  I am off from work now until the new year, so that is something to be happy about :-)

Here is a a card I made a few days ago that I enjoyed working on.

  I used distressing, stitching, embossing, colouring.....all kind of fun techniques.  I keep looking at it though, thinking it needs something in the bottom left hand corner, perhaps some holly leaves?  I was delaying posting it as I wanted to keep playing with it, but time is running away on me right now LOL!  If you are looking for instructions on how to make this card, check out the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

So yesterday I went to Micheals for the first time in about a year.  I normally go to my local craft store which is a small one room shop in the countryside, or do all my shopping online, but I've been wanting some things like Mod Podge, Utee, and Super Seal to use on projects that I thought the best place to get would be Micheals.  I have to say, shopping online is so much better!  There were no sales people around, the store is big and stuff is all over, I searched the whole store and couldn't find the things I was there for.  It was hard to figure out what the prices on things were, and then the sales on things were confusing too....arg!

Anyway, here is a call out for help!!  I bought some ceramic ornaments, the ones that you can decorate, and need some pointers.  I also got some of those hollow glass and plastic ones.....if you've seen a good tutorial using these or have used them yourself and have some pointers please share.

Products Used on This Project 
Heartfelt Creations  Decorative Window Scene Die
Heartfelt Creations Town of Bethlehem 
Heartfelt Creations  O Little Town
Sparkling embossing powder and Versamark
Memento ink and Copics
Embossing folder (oh I wish they marked the names on them!)
SU creamy caramel ink for the distressing


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Kristina. Such a beautiful card. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. Yeah, play time. Can Kristina come and play with me?

    I love the card. I wouldn't put anything in the corner. It would cover all the beautiful embossing.

  3. beautiful card! Yes I do prefer shopping online, I'm a procrastinator, so really helps me to look, think, look again and think some more before making up my mind lol!

    With clear baubles Ive seen people use those adirondack inks, but any alcohol ink would do I guess?

    Heres a link to a vid:

    hope that helps doll, would love to when your done!

  4. I love this the window scene!

  5. Beautiful card I wouldn't put anything in the corner it's fine just like it is.
    I've made some of the clear balls and used reinkers also have used acrylic paints and let them drip in an egg carton that you buy eggs in at the store.
    thanks for the comment on my tag tree.had lots of fun making them with friends.

  6. This is really stunning! Looks so great!
    Hugs Kristel

  7. Oooh - lovely. You can see the work you have put into this creation.