Monday, 26 August 2013

Christmas Cutie


It's rare these days I make a card as a just because, they are normally for challenges, or specific occasions (and I guess today's is for a specific occasion, just not with a specific person in mind!), so it's quite nice to just play and see where I end up :-D

Now I admit going a bit mad with the decoration on this one.  It's certainly one of my More-Is-More cards, LOL!  There's die cuts, gems, ribbon, muslin, two stamps, lace, flowers, glitter, twine and a charm on here!

I'm blaming Laurie wholeheartedly for introducing me to Live and Love Crafts - all I can say is yum!  I was after some muslin for ages, but couldn't find it in any local craft shops, and Laurie suggested I try here, and I'm so glad I did!  The papers and embellishments are lovely, Scandinavian in style, and I was very impressed at the speedy service!  So much so I've already placed a second order :-)

The main image is a Lili of the Valley one from a couple of years ago, coloured as always with my trusty copics

and the "Happy Christmas" I think is an Inkadinado Inchie one, again from a couple of years ago.  I'll admit not really having inked this one before now, but I think it looks great stamped in Cocoa Momento ink, coloured, and cut out, then holes punched in the top and bakers twine threaded through to  create a loop that hooks on under the bow.

The inside is decorated in some music sheet paper that I had in my odds and ends box, which has been distressed at the edges with the same Antique Linen distress ink that is on the main image on the front, and on the sentiment inside.  The sentiment and baubles are from a set - MME Lost and Found Christmas.

OK that's one Christmas card done, about 50 more to do!  I need to speed up!!

Please may I enter these challenges
C is for Challenge - Animals (hope the dog in the image is OK!)
Bunny Zoes - Bingo (Ribbon, Sparkle, Charms)

Have a great week

Sue xx


Donna Maligno said...

Simply elegant card! Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ August challenge.

DesignerDiva said...

LOL Sue I'm sorry but 'doncha' just love that live and love crafts shop!! I love your card too, it's just how I like them, lots of stuff but not over the top. And you make the most fabulous bows Mrs!!
Hugs Laurie xx

Sarah said...

Adorable image and perfect for sharing with The Cutie Pies! Sarah

Wendy McCarthy said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the LOTV image, you have coloured it so well, and the layout is fab. Spotted this on MIM xx

kReN said...

Oh I just love all your layers on this card. I can tell you had fun finding just the perfect embellishments and it certainly shows.

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kReN said...

Oops! Forgot to say I saw you on MIM!

SmilynStef said...

What a classy holiday card ... love all of your fabulous details ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Jane Savage said...

Stunning creation, Sue, with beautiful detail. Love your colour scheme and all the gorgeous flowers. Thank you for joining the Cutie Pie Challenge this week. Jane xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, really gorgeous attention to detail and such a pretty image.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Hazel said...

Utterly gorgeous card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 139 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. You could also enter it into the CCAYR 'fussy and fancy' challenge here (Hazel, CCAYR DT) x

Loz said...

Beautiful card and colors. Visited from MIM..Loz

Sandy said...

Wow, this one is a stunner, love the image and fab layout. Great embellies, love the heart sentiment too! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Make It Monday this week.

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, what an incredibly lovely holiday card, so many glorious details, i need to look and look!!! thanks for joining in our JINGLE BELLES tic-tac-toe game! ♥

Pia S said...

What an adorable card! Its' such a sweet image and I like how you decorated this card using different textures and flowers. It's a beautiful feminine Christmas design -spotted it on MIM.

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Pat K said...

Gorgeous holiday card Sue. Lovely LOTV image with wonderful design.
Visiting from MIM. Pat K xx

Anna Jasiolek said...

Fabulous winter card, love this 'cold' white and warm brown. Fantastic flowers & bow. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx

Charlotte said...

HI, stunning card, love the sweet image and your colouring! Thank you for joining us at Fashionista Challenge this time!
Hugs Charlotte