Monday, 22 September 2008

Tis the season to be jolly...

...fa la la la laa la la la la! I could not stop humming this song whilst making this card! I have made this card using the Ismaki challenge sketch and am going to enter it into Vicki's pins and needles challenge. She is giving away some gorgeous blog candy to celebrate 20,000 hits and her birthday on the 28th Sep! If you don't already know Vicki and her blog (which I'm sure most of you already do!), pop over and have a look at her fabulous creations!

This card blank is just slightly smaller than A5 size, I got a christmas colours CS kit from QVC a couple of years ago and have just discovered I have some left. Love this green, nice and traditional christmas colour. Stamped image is one of my new sugar nellie's and she has been coloured in with my whispers pens. I have stamped some snowflakes faintly onto the image background, not sure if you'll be able to see if you click on the image. Background paper is from a Brenda Pinnick christmas kit I got from QVC last year, CS is from the coredinations range, you can see the inner coloured core where I have torn it, love this! Sentiment is from a studio G clear set, snowflake brads are from papermania brad caddy, stitching around outer edges of card done on my new sewing machine and organza ribbon with hat pin through to finish. I just want to say thanks to Rach for advising me that the zig zag stitch is more forgiving, I much preffered working with this stitch!

I really enjoyed making this card, it took me long enough to make but I love the end result so it was worth it!

Back to work for me today :-( After 2 long weeks off work and crafting to my hearts delight I'm back to the daily grind of boring work! Oh well, I need to earn some epenies to buy all that lovely craft stash!

Have a good day everyone!

Vicky x

14 comments:

mu42800 said...

superbe czarte !
tres jolies couleurs et un tampon magnifique
bizz Mu

cats whiskers said...

Great card love the colours, and that cute image has been coloured to prefection well done on the stitching still practising on mine.
Have a good day at work yiu poor thing!!!
Hugs jacqui x

Shary said...

Great card and well done on the stitching. It isn't as easy as it looks eh?
Hope work was okay for you too.x

Sandra said...

Hi,gorgeous card,love everything about this card,the papers are lovely,the image is so cute and you've coloured her perfectly,the stitching is a nice finishing touch and i think you've got the hang of your sewing machine,you soon picked that up,
Take care
Sandra x

Vicki said...

Hi Vicky, thanks for taking part in my lil challenge, your card is amazing and such a lot of hard work has gone into it, your stitching is brill, you seem to be getting to know your way around your new sewing machine in no time, good luck.

I hope work goes well for you. xx vicki xx

Happily Ever After said...

I love this card the image is lovely. Im starting to get my Christmas stash together and i think this stamp will have to go on the wish list

Pink Sunshine said...

Hi Vicky,
Another great Christmas card. Youve been busy.
Not being rude, just cant access Do Crafts at the mo - so still not seen your message :(
Sally

Rach said...

fabulous card, great papers..thanks for the tune now in my head...lol..hugs rachxx

All Pink girl said...

Beautiful card ,love the colours and the image ,fabulou,Dawnxxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

This is a lovely card Vicky. Hugs Linda x

katy said...

Fabulous card Vicky x

Sarah said...

lovely card, love the stiching on it.

sarah x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Vicky, I love the zig zag stitching and your gorgeous paper Jill x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card - I adore the dp and you have coloured Nellie beautifully.
Cathy xx