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

14 comments:

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. :)

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
Your Sister OSAAT DT
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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.

CraftyGirl

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!

Hugs,

Chriss

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Anything Goes" Challenge #74!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Laine said...

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

Pink-Crafty-Devil said...

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

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 - http://stampinwithinkonmyfingers.blogspot.com/

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!
Blessings,
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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