Friday, 26 November 2010

Polkadoodles Friday - Twas the Night Before Christmas

Today sees a new challenge on Polkadoodles, to make a card based on the beautiful Christmas poem by Clement Moore


"'Twas the night before Christmas"



I took the first line of the poem quite literally, as for me, Christmas Eve is a most magical time, your head is full of carols and the timeless beauty of the Nativity. There always seems a hush over the earth somehow, after all the frantic preparations for Christmas day........ so I made my card to reflect this.
1. I used the magical tree stamp from Polkadoodles, and coloured some of the layers very lightly with tea green Promarker
2. I chopped the tree off to different heights, and mounted them onto a base card of navy blue with embossed snow (snow folder from Kars UK). I sanded the embossing so that the snow dots showed white on the card.
3. I handcut some snowbanks and inked them in blue, then stamped a Studio G sentiment
The star was cut from George at 2" and glittered
Be sure to pop over to see what the rest of the team came up with, and for any of you reading this bright and early in the UK, Nikky is on Create and Craft TV this morning at 9:00 AM (or you might catch the repeats). Don't forget also, if you missed the Polkadoodles blog hop this week, you still have until Sunday to enter - lots and lots of goodies up for grabs.
I have a very unreliable internet connection in the hotel, so I will save the anecdotes until we get back to Florida. I have every intention of getting up to hit Macy's and Lord and Taylor at 5am tomorrow, we leave for the airport at 11am. I couldn't possibly miss my chance of a New York black Friday.

29 comments:

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Tip Top said...

Lovely card - do like the trees! Happy shopping too - hope you get some bargains!

Frea said...

Gorgious card Enfys, it's simple and at the same time most tastful! Hugs, Frea

CelticWoman said...

En, gorgeous this truly transports you to a crisp winter Eve, with all the magic. Hugs

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card En and I really must give those trees a go. You've made them look fabulous!
xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is amazing gosh really love what you have created here,with those stamps stunning detail hugs cheryl xxx

themessycraftroom said...

Oh Wow this is beautiful, just love how you've done the tree. A lovely elegant card. Hugs x chrisB

Colette said...

I love this beautiful classy card.
Colette xx

Mickie said...

Love your card and hope you have a wonderful shopping spree in the Big Apple. Pity you having to fly tho!

mckinkle said...

Just the most beautiful Christmas card En!

Enjoy your trip to NY!

Keryn x

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the trees!!! Good luck with your shopping!! Hope you got some great deals! :)

Kim. said...

Simply stunning, love the trees against the dark background.
Kim xXx

Autumn Mist said...

Lovely card. Glad you're having a good time.

pinky said...

Its absolutely gorgeous Enfys, love all the sparkle. Safe journey back.
Pinky

littleeifwife said...

Beautiful card, as is all your work! Hope you are enjoying your Black Friday in New York!

peifert@fuse.net

Amy said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the shimmer on the trees.

Jessica said...

Hi En, what a lovely card! I love the way you colored it! Thanks for sharing!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Enfys.

Hugs Riet.x

Serendipity Stamping said...

This is a gorgeous version of a beautiful and serene Silent Night, what a great job! How was Macey's, I stayed at the Hotel Pennsylvania, basically next door to Macey's. Too, Too much to look at for me - floors and floors - of basically the same, but in different price ranges. Even though I did grow up in a generation that had REAL department stores. Always a fun trip downtown 2-3 times a year.

Barbara said...

This is such a beautiful, simple and serene card. It makes me think of cold winter nights! Gorgeous!!
-nu2scrap-

Claire Phillips said...

Lovely wintery night - fabulous! Cheers Claire x

Debbi said...

How was Black Friday in NYC? I hope you found lots of great bargains.
*smiles*
debbi

Melodie said...

Great idea, your card looks so beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys this is a stunning card, love the deep blue background it really makes you feel like its snowing and its been doing that here in the UK. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Nikky Hall said...

Goregous card En, I love those trees too! xx

Heather said...

This card is absolutely beautiful!!! TFS
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StampinSher said...

So gorgeous and elegant! Thanks for sharing.

DonnaMundinger said...

What a gorgeous, peaceful scene! xxD

aremus said...

I love this card! It is beautiful. TFS!!

amandaremus at gmail dot com