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Monday, December 17, 2007

AJ WK50 & TMTA

Well as it is closer to Christmas now I thought I'd use an xmas feel to both today's challenges.
Art Journal week 50, Greatest gift. I decided that as I've done my best present on the suprise card weeks ago I would choose something less material. I decided that the greatest gift I have ever had is my creative hands! They are good all year round for things I cook, bake & make & at xmas they let me create beautiful things to keep & to give to be used all the next year. Sadly the pic isn't the best & the shot looks blurred. The snowflake is spotted. These are all scraps & bits of ribbon that others have given.

I used to be a cross stitch fan for years & do still make the odd item, but RSI caused me to give up.
I had this Santa half completed in my needlework box, so set to work & finished him for this weeks'
I stamped the card with holly & ivy & smudged a faint bit of red to give the white cardstock some colour. Adding shiny red brads for berries in the two corners.


26 comments:

Andrea, said...

Fab ATC Paula, love your cross stitching. I got into card making through cross stitching but like you I had to give it up due RSI, I have lots of unfinished pieces. The brads look great as berries. Your AJ piece is fab as well and I think along with eyesight and hearing creative hands are a great gift.

Femmy said...

Wow, fabulous!

chanel said...

very cool ...

Lis said...

I love both cards, the little hands and the snowflake on the first card are so cool, and the santa cross stitch is fantastic!

Annchen said...

Wonderful idea

Kristi said...

I love the idea of hands for this week's card. I never even thought of them in terms of gifts but they really are. Great idea! I also LOVE your cross stitch card -- really beautiful and festive.

saffiertje said...

You are so fast! Love the card!

Marjolein said...

I love this, great card, and yes.. crafty hands sure is a good gift!

herminesplace said...

Beautiful Paula.

Ahkeraliisa said...

Fine Christmas card here!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow what for a stunning work. Really lovely ATC. Great Paula.

stampingwitch said...

wow, interessting work!

Scrapanimal said...

Love the card you make. And you're right the best is creatiev hands.

xo Simone

Ananas said...

Great idea and lovely card!!! And Merry Christmas to you!

Kelly said...

very nice! wonderful cross-stitch!

cheri said...

Hey Paula! I almost went with "my ability to PLAY", so I was happy to see someone go with the creative aspect! Love your card--- gorgeous as ever! Happy Holidays!

Debbie said...

I have to agree, hands are a wonderful gift! I like what you've done with yours on these cards!

Linda said...

Fantastic cross stitching and a lovely card. I love the soft coloring.

leann said...

aaaaww - love your little santa!

Sija said...

Beautiful!

Jenny said...

Beautiful cards! I love that you chose your hands as the greatest gift. What an awesome idea!

msscrooby said...

Great take on the cross-stitch theme!!! Fabulous!

lisa said...

Great cards Paula. You are so right, it IS a great gift.

ArtKat said...

Nice work on the Santa, Paula! I used to do cross stitch as well, it was hard on the hands, but I also thought it went too slowly for me (or I was a slow stitcher, LOL)! Great Santa! :)

Je@net said...

Wow, they look both beautiful Paula!!

Deborah said...

Great card, love your take on the prompt :)