Sunday, 18 November 2012

ANOTHER TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CARD !!!

Hello there blog buddies - I hope you are all well and crafting whenever you can.  Sorry I haven't posted for a few days but I am totally incapable of doing a card every day - I have tried (very hard to be honest) but I just cannot do it!  I did pop over to a few blogs but not as many as I normally do.  Anyway I am back now and am posting another card for my ex-colleague - this one is for his daughter.  I did try to colour the image non-traditionally but I was disappointed with the result so I started again!!!!  I am my own worst enemy!

Here is the card for you to have a peep at

This is the inside of the card - yup I have decorated the inside again!!!  I'm getting better! lol.  I was going to cut out a circle but changed my mind and used the bauble ornament.  I used my laptop for the sentiment and then used the die to cut it out.  I left it in the die whilst I stamped a few random snowflakes in blue chalk ink.  Once they were dry I put a few 'blobs' of Stardust over them to make them sparkle.


The next one I am making is in non-traditional colours.  I have already coloured the image and am quite pleased with it - therefore (at this moment in time - ooh I nearly started trilling then) I am not going to change it.  I do love my LOTV images and keep using them.  I have printed some digi-stamps from the internet (freebies) and may be using one or two of them soon though.

Ingredients
 
Card Base - 7 x 7"
Papers - HOTP Paper Pizzazz and First Edition
Dies - Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle, Christmas Ornament 2011
Image/Sentiment - LOTV
Poinsettia from bit box
Ooops nearly forgot - snowflake charm is from my stash!
Promarkers
Stardust!!!
Gems - stash
 
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I know we all say this but I love reading your comments so, if you stop by AND leave a comment, I am doubly chuffed!  You often make my day and many of you make me chuckle (you know who you are don't you) which is a gift in itself.
 
Take great care of yourselves, I hope your weekend has been good and I also hope that you have a good week - especially if you are able to craft or shop for crafty goodies - yay!!!
 
Big hugs to you all out there in blogland.
 
SUE
 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
 
Tuesday Alchemy Challenge No 40 - Anything Goes -

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No 102  - Anything Goes - http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/challenge-102-anything-goes.html
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge No 99 - Use something more than 6 mth old - (everything on my card is more than 6 mths old except for the LOTV stamps) - http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/chnc-challenge-99-use-something-more.html
Pin and Tack - Spark Your Creativity No3 - Anything Goes - http://pinandtack.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-3.html

17 comments:

  1. Hi Sue, this is a really fantastic card and your colleague will love it. The layout is great and the backing papers are lovely. The snowflake charm is a nice touch. I try to post every day although I don't always manage it, but that is only because I do some extremely simple cards. If I'm doing something special then it seems to take me forever. It's the procrastination thing - and you know all about that! LOL! Love from Christine xx

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  2. Hi Sue my blogging bud!!! this is gawjussssssss I love it and you know I love LOTV stamps. I haven't done anything to blog I'm using all my rubbish ones from the show LOL I can't get into my Royal Albert Hall , Rome and Sistine Chapel yet!!!! but heres hoping next weekend. This card is scrummy love it!!! huggles you xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. Hi Sue, wonderful card, just adore the charm and the image, you done well ill.

    Wilma x x

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  4. Hello Sue. Your card is gorgeous. I love that sweet image, no surprise there I know considering it LOTV. The colours and papers are beautiful and the inside with the sparkly bits on the sentiment looks fabulous.

    hugs Sue

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  5. Stunning card your colouring is great ,that charm is fantastic >melanie

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  6. Hi Sue,
    fabulous card. I love the image, and so superbly coloured in I may add. Great design and I love those holly leaves too. I bet the person receiving this is going to love it.
    How is your pigeon doing after I said no grain for him after not picking me. I'm really sorry if hes a tad hungry. I feel extremely cruel now.lol.
    Door stops are still doing a fab job, love all the daisies on them.
    Have a wonderful crafty day .
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  7. This is gorgeous sweetie. Love the image of course and your colouring of it is awesome. Your layout is fantastic.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  8. Hi Sue, this is fabulous, I so love traditional cards and this style is my favourite! LOTV images and pretty papers and embellies, who could want for more! I'm with you about posting every day..when I started to blog I used to think I had to...uh...soon learned that was impossible if I wanted to post my best work and have to relax time outside work! If I have some backed up, I'll schedule but every day, especially this time of year is impossible! Hugs, Carole Z X

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  9. Hi Sue, hope you are well, this is a gorgeous Christmas card - Gemma is a very lucky girl.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  10. Lots of lovely detail on your gorgeous card, both inside and out - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 99 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  11. Fabulous card love the style, Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

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  12. Beautiful one. Thanks for joining at Pennys.
    Hugs,
    Shilpi

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  13. A Beautiful cold and frosty creation, thank you for joining in at Joanna Sheen Challenge. Teresa xx

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  14. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

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  15. Aww so cute and personalised too! :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this time, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter http://sparklingblackrose-craftmylife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/new-yummy-papers-candy.html

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Thank you so much for your comments, you make my day!
Hugs Sue Pxxx