Sorry I am late with posting! I made a card for the challenge last night. But…I can’t show you until Wednesday. I am such a goober. So this morning I started again. BUT….Lucas woke up with a teary swollen eye (started last night…didn’t get better) and I have to take him to the doctor in five. I am pretty sure it’s allergies. But it was very scary last night. Ask Jenn, I called her at 9:30 p.m. His eye just swelled up. Only one of his eyes. It was red rimmed and the white of the eye was red as well. The redness is gone, but the oozing started. Yuck!

Lucas Update:
We are back from the doctor visit. They think it was allergies as well. He got eye drops he should take to preventing his eyes from swelling and ear drops because he has a bad swimmers ear. Thank goodness no pink eye!
Thank you all for your well wishes.


The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Riding Hood Red cardstock. It was stamped with images from the Winter Post stamp set in Riding Hood Red. The edges were first sponged in Riding Hood Red, then in Chocolate Chip ink.

The white rectangle layer is a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Shimmery White cardstock. Since most of the cardstock is hidden, I cut the inside out, only leaving 1/2″ frame. It was covered with a 3 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Ski Slope Designer Paper. That was paper pierced. A Riding Hood Red photo corner was punched with the Photo Corner punch, stamped with the snowflake from Winter Post and sponged again with Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip classic inks. Three 1/4″ Shimmery White circles were attached to the photo corner with Antique Brass brads in the center.

The brown strip is also from the Ski Slope Designer Paper Pack. It measures 1″ x 4 1/4″. It was taped to a 1 1/2″ x 5″ strip of Shimmer White paper. The bottom of the Shimmery strip was punched with the Scallop Edge Punch. I added a hole with my Crop-a-Dile in each scallop. The bottom of the Designer Paper was paper pierced and then sanded with my sanding block. The strips were adhered to my rectangle layers and Alpine Ribbon was tied around the brown paper strip. Then I adhered all layers to the the card base, lining up the horizontal strips with the edge of the card base.

The reindeer stamp is also from the Winter Post stamp set. It was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on Shimmery White cardstock and punched out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch. The edges were sponged with Riding Hood Red ink. It was layered on a 1 3/4″ circle out of Old Olive. The olive circle was stamped with the snowflake, sponged and paper pierced before layered on a sponged scallop circle. That circle was cut with my Big Shot and the Pennant Bigz XL Die. The reindeer layers were attached to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the postage stamp twice in chocolate chip ink, once on Shimmery White and once on Riding Hood Red cardstock. I punched the white center out with a 1/2″ circle punch and punched the entire circle out of the Riding Hood Red with the 1″ circle punch. The edges of the Riding Hood Red circle were first sponged with Riding Hood Red, then with Chocolate Chip. I topped it off with a page pebble from the Build-a-Brad and attached my layered postage stamp to the card base with dimensionals.


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

42 Responses to “Chaos in the Johns house”

  1. I’m so glad he’s okay, Beate! Poor guy! This card is *gorgeous!*

  2. Great Sketch. Hopefully I will be able to get a chance this weekend to try it. Sounds like your son might have pink eye. Hope he feels better soon.

  3. Oh, poor Lucas — sounds like pink eye, maybe? Hope he’s better soon! Glad I’m not the only one that was running late today with my card! Love that reindeer and the ribbon is gorgeous!

  4. Goodness – sounds like an… exciting… night to say the least! I’ll be praying that your son’s eye will be all right soon!

    Love your card!

  5. […] I’ve already ordered mine, I thought I’d pass it along. I’ll pass along links for Beate, Cambria, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie and Sharon, too – I know that their creations this week will make […]

  6. So pretty, B – Hope things are looking better…no pun intended. Keep me posted! Hugs!

  7. I hope Lucas feels better soon! Poor guy and poor mommy!

  8. Gorgeous card! I hope your son’s eye is better soon!

  9. Traumahaft schön ist deine Karte geworden beate. Das rot ist wunderschön. Liebe Grüße und schönes Wochenende…;-)

  10. Your card is sooo beautiful, Beate!! I’m sorry about Lucas’ eye!! I hope it’s not Pink Eye, ’cause that is SO contagious. Have a great weekend!! Hugs!!

  11. It’s very pretty!
    So sorry to hear about Lucas. I sure hope he’s OK…sending HUGS!!!

  12. Oh goodness Beate! Hope that your son is feeling better and the doctor can give him something to take the swelling down…poor guy!

    Your card is down right GORGEOUS!!! I have that DP on my order…can’t wait to get it!

    I’ve made a card with your sketch(loosly…lol) but will post tomorrow and link you to it 😉

    Have a great day! I’m off to do some volunteer work now.

  13. Why does stuff like that always happen in the evening or at night? Scary. I hope he’s feeling better as you read this! Have a great weekend!

    Be back to post my card hopefully before 2 a.m. on Sunday like last week! LOL!


  14. What a gorgeous card Beate!! Love the sketch!! Hope to try it out!! Hope your little guy gets better soon!! 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!!

  15. Gorgeous card and I sure hope that it is just allergies that Lucas has. My little one just got over pink-eye and that was NO fun. Take care and I hope he gets better soon!!!

  16. I am so sorry to hear about Lucas’s eye. That is not fun. I had that on and off for some years; though I think it started when I maybe scratched it climbing a tree after that it used to sometimes just happen. Hopefully it’s just an allergy and some antihistamines will sort it, but something wrong with an eye is a bit scary. And surprisingly sore, too.
    Hope the weekend is a bit less stressful all round.

  17. What a beautiful card! I sure hope your little guy is doing better today!

  18. This is such a pretty Christmas card! I really like the rich colors you used and the striped ribbon just ties it all in!

  19. Gorgeous card! We’ve had two cases of conjunctivitis (pink eye) in the house this week. The doctor put them on drops and they had to stay home for 24 hours. I hope your little one is feeling better soon!

  20. Hope Lucas feels better soon!

    I love this card! I especially love the reindeer stamp but I didn’t want to buy this set because it was the only stamp I really liked in it!

  21. Glad your little one is alright!

    Here’s my take on your awesome sketch!

  22. Beautiful, beautiful card! Love how well everything meshes! TFS!


  23. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and details… the ribbon is the WOW! for me. Hope your son is doing well… Michelle 🙂

  24. Oh your poor baby! Sorry Beate! Your card is gorgeous and this sketch looks like a goodie! Hope I feel up to playing! Hugs to you and yours! Deb

  25. Oh Beate! I’m so sorry to hear about Lucas! Glad that Jenn was there for you via phone … and happy to know the Doc provided some meds for this. Poor boy & poor Mom!


  26. Glad Lucas is ok!!!

    Will miss playing with your sketch for the next few weeks :(. Travelling for a week or so and then heading to Seattle – got picked as an A Muse instructor! 🙂 huge grin… had to start a blog yikes. Take care – huge hugs – have a great weekend!

  27. Glad to hear Lucas didn’t have pink eye. That is very contagious (went around the school here).

    I love your card! love how you did the double circle (deer and 25th) that is so cool!

  28. So glad Lucas is okay, Beate! Love this card!! Your sketch is awesome…definitely gonna play with that one this weekend! Hugs ~C

  29. […] The card measurements are just like yesterday’s card. […]

  30. Hope your son’s eye is 100% better soon! I love this gorgeous card…….that reindeer is my fav image in this set.

  31. Beate, this is a GORGEOUS card, beautiful job!!

    I hope your son’s eye is doing better, glad it’s not pink eye.

  32. Love your Christmas card Beate! I really like that reindeer stamp, the ribbon, colours, and layout…thanks for another wonderful sketch for the weekend!

  33. Allergies are not fun! I hope the drops help him! Your card is so pretty! I love the ribbon! I must have some!

  34. Hope your sons’s is doing okay??? Poor guy!!! My DH and little one have allergies too and I know that’s not fun at all!!!

    Anyway – your card turned out gorgeous!!! So fun for the upcoming holdiday’s!!!

    Hang in there!!! Hugs ~S~

  35. Very pretty, great sketch and love the papers and embellishments!

  36. Poor Lucas! I hope the drops help and that he gets to feeling better really soon!

    Beautiful card! I LOVE this one! 🙂

  37. This is gorgeous! I LOVE the layout! I’m gonna have to try that one. TFS!

  38. I am glad to hear that your little man is feeling better. Your card is WONDERFUL!

  39. WOW, this is gorgeous! Glad to hear Lucas is okay!

  40. Ohhhh…I have all of these items arriving this week and may have to try and re-create your amazing work of art. Thanks for the inspiration.

  41. I just wanted to tell you that I loved this card. I CASE’d it for a child’s birthday card and I linked it to your post. I hope you don’t mind! Thanks for the inspiration!

  42. […] This card was CASE’D from a Christmas card that Beate Johns made. You can see her card at […]

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