Sunday 1 September 2013

Sleigh bells ring.. are you listening...?

In the lane... snow is glistening...
....or not. But hey, that's no excuse not to make a Christmas card, is it? :D
I must admit I am so NOT one of those super-organised people who start making their Christmas cards in July but I do kind of wish I was... and then I wouldn't end up in a mad frantic cardmaking rush come December! :lol:
So this week's "Make One for Christmas" challenge theme at One Stitch at a Time is a good way to make a bit of a start on getting this Christmas cards made in advance.
For my card I used the 3 Christmas Trees digi stamp by Hope Jacare Doodles:
I coloured the image with my Prismacolor pencils, for a nice soft look, with touches of Promarker pen for the stars atop the trees.
I teamed the coloured image with this fabulous bright chevron paper, which came from a freebie pad of Christmas papers from a year or two ago, and a panel of white card which I embossed with a snowflake embossing folder:
I stamped a greeting onto white card and cut out both my image and my greeting using Nesties dies and cut a coordinating mat for each from the chevron paper. I attached them both to the card, using foam tape to lift the image for a bit of dimension, and finished things up with some pearls.
You don't have to use a Stitchy Bear product to enter our challenge but if you do you'll be entered into the draw to win our main prize. If not, you'll have a chance to win a $3 gift voucher for the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Freestyle
Pumpkin Spice - Anything Goes
The Hobby House - Christmas
Just Add Ink - Just Add Colouring
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment
Charisma Cardz - Just One
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes


Elizabeth said...

Super card, Ali. I like the tree digi stamps and that fab paper. Elizabth xx

Ingrid Mason said...

Such a pretty card Ali - the 3 trees look lovely with their soft colouring and shiney stars. The embossed snowflake background and the die-cut shapes matted with your backing paper are so effective. Hugs Ingrid xx

nwilliams6 said...

Cute image - reminds me of a Dr. Seuss book! Cute and heartwarming Thanks for joining the Pattie's Creations ATG challenge Ali! Hugz - Nancy (DT)

CraftyGirl said...

Love the paper and the image. Great idea to use the cut out and the paper you cut it out of. Never seen that before. I will have to try that one an upcoming card. :)


Your Sister OSAAT DT

CraftyGirl said...

Okay I looked closer and it is scallop circles around it. But I am still going to have to use what I said and see how it comes out. :) Not awake yet! Need more coffee.


Hazel said...

It's a beautiful Christmas card and looks very modern and trendy. Hazel x

Chriss America Real said...

Oh this is so cute and trendy I love it!



Laine said...

Fabulous image and detail. Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at PCJ Challenge.

Kelly D said...

lovely image and great details.
Thanks for sharing with us at Patties Creations Design Challenge Blog
Kelly DT

Billie A said...

Fun Christmas card and never too soon to start making them. Great scene. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our any sentiment challenge.

Billie -

Adrienne Crist said...

Good for you, starting on your Christmas cards, and such a cute one too! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR this week!
Adrienne HIMCR DT

Helen said...

Great card and I love that digi.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x

Lotta said...

Hi Ali! Your Christmas card is beautiful! I am too one of those making cards in December and saying I WILL start early next year. :)
Hugs Lotta

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