Saturday, 19 May 2012

Nativity Scenes

I am a bit late getting this post out as I had a bit of a late night last night. My friend Louise popped round for a craft - we had great fun making pull up cards but I forgot to schedule my post for this morning and of course it being Saturday I had a bit of a lie in.
But anyway here it is and this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Mynnette has chosen 'Nativity Scenes' for the Theme Challenge.

This was a huge challenge for me as I don't own any stamps or images of this nature. After scratching my head for ages and much wringing of my hands I hunted down some Clip Art images and printed them off and created  my cards.
Here is the first

I reverted back to our fist sketch challenge for the layout of this card and used a traditional Mary and Joseph scene. I glittered the halo's to match my gold mirri board which I ran through my 'Bug in the Swiss Dots EF.
I haven't used gold mirri for years but have to admit that it does give a very luxurious feel to a Christmas card. So much so that I just had to use it in my second card too - take a look

I hand drew and glittered the star on this card and used an image of the Three Kings. (Had to add some black ribbon to this as I cut my mirri too short!!)
Really hope you can pay a visit to the challenge - it's great fun and you can get really organised and have all your cards made before the Christmas rush sets in!
Please pay a visit to Mynnette's Blog too as she has some fabulous cards to show you there as well.
See you soon - Jacqueline xx


  1. Well done for improvising with clip art for these cards - we don't always have stamps for everything however many we collect.

  2. Hear hear, where would we be without the internet!! Lovely cards Jacqueline.
    Val x

  3. These are AMAZING! So glad you found those silhouettes--they are gorgeous! LOVE your glitter and I just adore the fabulous red, gold, and black you've been using! An elegant color scheme for Christmas cards!!! :)

  4. I think using clip art is a brilliant idea (I don't have any nativity stamps either). I really like the rich colours you've used - absolutely stunning!

  5. You are resourceful Jacqueline! I really like the embossed mirri and it does add an exotic feel that is perfect for the three kings. Vicky x

  6. Oooh, these are so rich and opulent looking Jacqueline! Fab colours and textures, perfect for Christmas cards! The added glitter is the ideal finishing touch! Ruth x