Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Little Drummer Boy

CherylQuilts, Our Daily Bread Designs, Shining the Light Challenge, Little Drummer Boy, Christmas

This week's Shining the Light challenge is Word Play for NOEL.  I started with the precious Little Drummer Boy set.  Here's my list of word play elements:

N - Nestabilities
O - Oval
E - Embossing
L - Layering

After selecting my papers, I colored the little boy, used a Spellbinders oval die and sponged a bit, and then matted the oval. I stamped the sentiment, "Welcome, Baby Jesus," and embossed that piece and layered the various designer papers on the card base.  Since this is for our six-year-old grandson, it had to be fairly simple and strong (if you know what I mean…LOL!).

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.  You have until December 22 to join us.  You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have an opportunity to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the SLC award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would so love to see your creations!

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and leaving a comment or sharing a thought.  Have a wonderful week, and I leave you with the words of the second verse of this song:

Little baby, pa rum pa pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pa pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pa pum pum
That's fit to give our King, pa rum pa pum pum
Rum pa pum pum, rum pa pum pum
Shall I play for You, pa rum pa pum pum
On my drum, on my drum

So if you hadn't started humming the song as soon as you saw this little drummer boy, I'm sure you are now!  LOL!  For me, it's a reminder that I bring nothing to God and that Jesus has done it all…through His grace and mercy. He came to earth, lived a perfect life, died for my sins, and rose again defeating sin and death. And someday I look forward to seeing Him face to face! That's my joy in celebrating Christmas!  May it be with you as well!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Little Drummer Boy (ODBD)
Paper:  Classic White (Neenah); Scarlet Jewel (PTI); Lost & Found Christmas (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento); Close to Cocoa (SU); Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap distress inks (Ranger)
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers; Petite Ovals dies (Spellbinders); Vintage Background impression plate (ODBD); red tape; 3M dimensional tape
Card Size:  5 1/4" square
Technique:  Sponging


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautifully written post Cheryl!! What joy Christmas brings and the message that it is all a gift and that He receives us as we sin and in rags, is such a powerful one. What a treasured gift...what Grace!!

I just love your coloring of the drummer boy, the sponged edge, your papers and your simply BEAUTIFUL design. Your Grandson will love it!!


Grace said...

Oh I'm definitely humming along now Cheryl! Thanks for sharing the second verse... it's such a perfect snapshot of us, standing before Him with no good of our own, yet He loves us and receives us in to His royal family, and all He asks is that we use what He's given us for His glory! Love your adorable drummer boy card! He is colored to perfection and I love the colors you used on this.

Loving your blog Cheryl! I know you will bless many through it!!!

Robin Clendenning said...

So sweet!!! Love your little drummer boy! He is colored so wonderfully!!!
You are so sweet my dear friend!!

Susie said...

A beautiful and meaningful Christmas card, Cheryl. I love the card, and the song is one of my favorites. I especially like the duet version of Bing Crosby and David Bowie. From the cradle to the cross, were all knees shall bow. Thank you Lord, Jesus for the greatest gift of all!

Wanda Cullen said...

Cheryl, your card is simple and elegant and colored so beautifully! Love it! Not sure why I've never invested in this set since our middle son is a drummer! Going to have to remedy that! I've got that song picked out as one of my selections for piano prelude this's always a favorite of mine!

DJ Rants said...

What a sweetheart!! Love this adorable drummerboy and your coloring compliments it beautifully!! I love the Jars of Clay version of 'Drummer Boy' they've really made it modern. Hope you have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!

Greta said...

Darling card for your grandson, Cheryl! Love that image, the papers, your design--wonderful! Wishing you & your family a blessed holiday season celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Linda Carson said...

Your grandson is going to adore this card made esp. for him! I sent one to my great nephew who is also a 6 year old drummer! Love the simplicity yet strong message! Beautifully done!

Linda Carson said...

Your grandson is going to adore this card made esp. for him! I sent one to my great nephew who is also a 6 year old drummer! Love the simplicity yet strong message! Beautifully done!

DebR said...

This is so lovely. Always enjoy viewing your creations.
Merry Christmas!