Friday, September 9, 2016

O' Little TOWN of Bethlehem

This week's prompt is called, "O' Little TOWN of Bethlehem" and if you're wondering why we emphasized the "TOWN", it's because we want to see holiday cards with at least one building on them. We confess that at first the assignment seemed kind of tough, but when we started looking through our stash of holiday ingredients, we found patterned paper with cozy christmas cottages, stamps of gingerbread houses, stickers with Santa's magical castle at the North Pole; not to mention cityscapes, eskimo igloos, lovely snow-covered churches and yes, even a stable with a manger in it! So there's a lot of ways to go with this, and we hope you'll have fun discovering at least one you'd like to pursue.

Here's what we made this week:

Stephanie says, "My buildings are courtesy of this pretty Christmas Magic holiday paper by Shimelle.  I used a sketch from The Challenge at a sticker sentiment to finish the design."

Lauren says, "Something I didn't realize until I started looking for "ingredients" for my card is that another great source of Christmas building images is snowglobes... and I had a bunch of them! This one --and its attendant embellishments and sentiment-- came from a pack of My Mind's Eye cardstock elements. I combined papers from a few different manufacturers' Christmas collections that just happened to match, and used this week's Sketch Saturday layout (#428) to help me arrange everything." 

Link your cards right here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, September 21st. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:16:19.


Barbara Godden said...

Stephanie....having trouble posting to your blog. Love your card, great take on the sketch.

LeAnne said...

Adorable samples!

Mimi said...

You guys always impress me! I love the creative challenges and I love your unending inspiration! :) Happy Friday!

Electra said...

You belles have THE MOST talented followers! Must be your amazing inspiration cards!!