Here, Epiphany is known as Dia dos Reis (Day of Kings) when the Magi (The Three Kings) visited Baby Jesus bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. We celebrate it by eating Bolo Rei (King Cake), a rich bread-like cake filled with fruits and nuts. It's a day of feasting with family and friends. So, what better day to kick off the first Christmas Card Challenge for 2014 with a theme chosen by Sylvie.
Here's my card, depicting the journey of the Three Kings.
|I was inspired by the carol "We Three Kings". The papers are by Kaiser Craft Vintage Christmas and I chose traditional colours for this card. The image is from Chocolate Baroque's "Following Yonder Star" stamp set.|
|All I did was heat emboss the image in black. Then I did some light inking with TH's Antique Lace for the sand and Faded Jeans for the night sky. On the stars I adhered some tiny gold bling.|
|The sentiment inside is from Chocolate Baroque's Warm Christmas Greetings, stamped with Versafine Black Onyx.|
I'm taking my card to the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges #6: No Colouring
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: AG
CHNC January: AG
Crafty Calendar Challenge: Let's Celebrate - Epiphany
Jingle Belles: Something Old, Something New - Old: Kaiser Craft Papers; New: Stamp arrived yesterday!
Word Art Wednesday #113: AG Inspirational
Make It Monday #173: AG
The Glory Of Christmas: Three Kings
Epiphany also marks the end of Christmastide and tomorrow we take down the festive decorations. This year we've had a some help in that department. Our little elf has decided to get a head start on things. This is what our tree (what's left of it) looked like yesterday afternoon:
|Santa flat out (how did he get there?!), broken baubles, tinsel & lights all over the place AND a black pig! Wonder who's behind this hot mess?!|
|The angel had taken a 90º nose drive. She's made of porcelain and is hanging on to dear life!|
By the evening we kissed and made up. Here is hubby engaged in a reconciliatory cheek to cheek with the culprit, Peanut. How can this 7kg (15.5 lb) shortcake cause such chaos?! I didn't bother putting the tree back in order...not on the last day. Needless to say, it will be the subject of Peanut's First Christmas....for many years to come.
|Rosie waiting in line for the next dance!|
Have a blessed day my friends. I hope you will be showered with gifts of good health, peace and love all year long.