Monday, October 24, 2016

Oh Holy Night


Make It Monday with Lizzie Jones, and Dry Brushing our background.
Love this technique!
Did a few, while the brush was wet, 
and can't wait to use them again.


You wouldn't believe that I used Pinefeather for my ink, 
it lightened up so much. It looks like aqua mist. 
Tried to keep the sides a bit darker than the center, so my snowflake would 
seem to be glowing. 
Christmas Faith, Snowflake Medley,
Glossy Accents


Also playing along at Merry Monday, 
where the theme this week is 'Birds'.


Merry Monday #219 {Birds}

Spent the morning baking,
with these delicious results!


Our persimmons are ripe, and they make the best chewy cookies!
These are filled with dates, raisins and pecans.
Wish I could send you all some!
Have a great week!

28 comments:

  1. I love the card and that you have a persimmmon tree. I once wrote a blog post about my great-grandmother's persimmon tree in the back yard. Your post made me remember that again and smile!

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  2. Beautiful card Nancy! Your background turned out perfect and I can't wait to give this technique a try...hopefully tomorrow! And I love the folk-art feel to your card too...those birds and all the pine and snowflake images are just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

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  3. Gorgeous card, Nancy!! Love the contrast of the deep red birds against the soft blue background!!

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  4. This is beautiful Nancy and your background turned out perfectly! Your cookie look yummy. I just made a big batch of chocolate chip tonight!

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  5. Beautiful job, Nancy! Love the softness.

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  6. Beautiful card and awesome background Nancy! Yes ,it does look aqua mist! I have a birdhouse and always wished it was a mailbox.
    Yum on the cookies! Would you believe I tried my first persimmons at my daughters neighbors home only about a month ago.

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  7. Your card is beautiful the red doves are so cheerful and Merry!! Nancy, and I love persimmon cookies especially with pecans Yum Have a blessed day.

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  8. Oh my, what a pretty card! I never would have guessed pinefeather for the color. I love it! I just saw persimmons in our grocery store yesterday. Have never had or heard of them before. Enjoy the cookies... they look delightful!!

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  9. That is such a perfect Christmas card. Love the red birds and the pine cluster...and the little snowflake...and...and...and...

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  10. Pretty design Nancy, love the spray of greenery and the red birds. The cookies look so delightful. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

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  11. Beautiful card!it reminds me of the table cloth my mother had

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  12. Beautiful card!it reminds me of the table cloth my mother had

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  13. Nancy, this is gorgeous! I love your background and those birds are so cute surrounded by all your stems and holly and flakes! And Yumm, wish I could get a bit of that cookie too!!

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  14. Nancy this is so beautiful with your great background. Oh, and the cookies look delicious, too.

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  15. Fantastic card - I will definitely check out that technique!

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  16. So Scandinavian looking with those red birds - love, love, love! I've never heard of the background technique - like Jean, I'll definitely check it out!!

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  17. Oh my goodness! You are so good! This card is just beautiful! I love this set, and the birds in red are so pretty!! Those cookies look delicious! We have persimmons laying all over the ground here! I should do something with them...

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  18. Beautiful card, love the red birds. I have only tasted persimmons once and I was so disappointed but your cookies look delicious !

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  19. Beautiful colors and I love the red birds! The Pinefeather background looks awesome!

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  20. Nancy, this is a very pretty card. Love the layout of your greenery and the little dove at the end are a perfect touch.

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  21. This is really pretty - it just pops off the thumbnail display! Love the doves!

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  22. Did you start with white paper? Very well done!

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  23. Your card is beautiful and your cookies look amazing!
    I haven't had a persimmon since I was A girl! Mmmmm

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  24. Oh what a gorgeous card, Nancy! Love the dry brushing & wonderful focal point! Boy do those cookies look delicious!

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    1. Just saw this beauty in the PTI Newsletter--big congrats--well-deserved, Nancy!

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  25. Oh, Nancy, your feature in the newsletter is so well deserved! Mind you, you could get a shoutout for every single project that you do, that's how creative you are. This card is gorgeous and just glows.

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  26. The card is just beautiful! I love that it glows! And I would love if you would share that persimmon cookie recipe! My mom has a tree and would love to use up the fruit in a delicious way :)

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