Tuesday, 6 December 2011

All Wrapped Up!

Challenges

ABC - E is for Embossing (Embossed Flowers To Shape Them)
Divas By Design (16) - Anything Goes
Fab 'N' Funky (101) - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare (141) - Sketch
Stamptacular (141) - Xmas/Blue/Black/Brown/Beige
Cupcake Craft (171) - Create Own Backing Paper
Pollycraft (120) - Christmas Fun
A Passion For Promarkers (129) - Celebrations
Papertake - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - 'Tis The Season
Bearly Mine (25) - Untraditional Christmas/No Red Or Green

I am not very keen on the traditional red and green for Christmas cards and like to experiment with other colours as you might have noticed. I must admit I don't often use black on them but am always pleasantly suprised at how well they turn out, including this one. I made the background by stamping snowflakes onto the card and then inking and distressing the edges. The main image has been coloured with promarkers and chalk. I have also used brown teddy bear flock on the muff rather than white which I thought was a bit stark. The leaves and flowers have been punched and embossed to shape them and I have added gems to the centres. Hope you lik it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - LOTV/Anita's
Gems - Stash

19 comments:

Rebekah said...

Fabulous thanks so much for playing at divas hugs rebekah xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Christine I love the colours you have used, the papers, punched border, flowers and image are a pure delight.
hugs
Lorraine x

Elizabeth Hart said...

I am crazy over the muff - looks so real with the flocking that you added. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

coops said...

stunning card christine.the image is beautiful and i love your colour combo and pretty details :D
thanks for joining us in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Faye said...

These colours look gorgeous together and I really like the paper you made, sooo pretty. Thanks for joining in with our DIY Challenge at Cupcake this week. Good Luck. x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card Christine. Thanks for joining us in our mega christmas challenge at PFP, good luck.
Tracy. x

Angie said...

Fabulous card love the image and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

Angela said...

Very pretty...I think the black "works"...great texture too! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

Céline said...

so so gorgeous , love all the little flowers around the image. this is one of my fav LOTV image
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline dt member

gina g said...

Gorgeous card lovely image and pretty papers and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our Untraditional Christmas Challenge. luv gina xx

Ani said...

Beautiful card and such a cute image!
Thanks for playing along at CCC and good luck!
Hugs, Ani

louise said...

Great card love the snowflake background,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week
Hugs Louise xx

Rachel Izakowicz said...

What a lovely card - such fab colors. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Cupcake! x

sari said...

Absolutly lovely and elegant card! Love the snowflakes!Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!/Sari

Suzanne said...

great card thank you for joining us at stamptacular this week

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Too Cute!
Great colors and details!
Like this a LOT!

Thanks for linking up at ABC!

Leah

laney said...

Super card !!
thanks for joining us at Bearlymine and Diva's this time hope to see you next time too
hugs
laney

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! Love the flowers and bling!
thanks for playing along at Stamptacular this week!
Hugs,
Dee

Arabella said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the teal and the snowflake background paper you made is fab!

Thank you for joining us for the Christmas Fun challenge at Pollycraft!

Arabella