Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vierter Advent

Today I would like to show you another little card I made and I just remembered a little poem from my childhood. If I would translate it it will not rhyme. In Germany St. Nikolaus comes on December 6th and the Christ Child brings the presents on the eve of December 24th. The poem counts down the 4 lights being lit on the Advent wreath and after the 4th one is lit it is time for the Christ Child to be appear.

Advent, Advent ein Lichtlein brennt.
Erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei, dann vier
Dann steht das Christkind vor der Tuer.

I can't remember who's DP's these are. I have had so many different ones that I have been playing with that I lost track. I cut the card out of Kraft cardstock. The door is from a PTI set and I stamped it with PTI ink. For the garland above the door I used two MS punches and added some tiny red jewels to look like berries. The sentiment is also from PTI. I added some gold stickles to the banner, plus here and there for a bit of glitz.

On the inside I used some Just Rite stamps embossed in gold cut out with nestibilities and added some metallic ribbon from my stash.

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Thanks for dropping by on this last weekend before the big holiday. I know we are all very busy and I like to thank you for taking the time to leave such sweet comments. They are so very much appreciated.


  1. Such a gorgeous card so very lovely!
    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!
    kim x

  2. O wonderful card have you made!
    Hugs Nicolet

  3. OMGoodness, Marie, I remember that sweet little poem and what fun it was when St. Nikolaus came to visit and then on Christmas eve, the Christ child. Such wonderful memories!!!!
    Your card is soooo creative....I just knew something cute had to be behind the door! Beautiful papers....a very stunning card!

  4. Very pretty! I love the decoration above the door!