Tuesday, 6 October 2009

It's a manga christmas!

Yay, I finally got into my craft room and made a few cards yesterday using the fabulous new Manga christmas stamps that came in last months Sugar Nellie DT package. I am still full of cold and feeling pretty 'bleuugh' but amidst all the tissues and paracetemol I managed to occupy myself making this card.

I used the fab sketch over at The Sugar Bowl, where the please include option this time is paper piecing. I love this technique. Looking at her dress now I am thinking I should perhaps have paper pieced it with the spotty paper, oh well! I loved working with these Manga stamps, they are so easy to colour and sooo cute! I'm not 100% about this card though, I think it's because it's a little busier than my usual cards! I added the 'to a special friend' sentiment at the last minute as I though it balanced it out more, now I'm not so sure!

I am entering it into this weeks Simon Says Challenge where the theme is red and green and also over at Creative Inspirations whose theme is Christmas in October!


Image: Poinsettia Christmas Manga available here from Sugar Nellie. Coloured with Koh-i-noors and Sansodor

Paper: DCWV Christmas stack (2008)

CS: from stash

Sentiment: SeeD's christmas messages set and Elzybells Everyday Greetings clear set

Tools: distress inks, sponge, nesties, SU scallop border punch

Misc: Gingham ribbon, spacer, bearl brad, red flower all from stash. Green holly leaves from a papermania poinsettia flower set.

Before I head off today I just wanted to let you all know that the new country cousin christmas stamps are now available to buy here over at funky kits. There are some really cute designs at fantastic prices. Here is a little sneak peak of one of them to whet your appetite! To see the rest of the fabulous collection head on over and take a look!

Well thanks for stopping by today. Make sure you take your umbrella with you if you're going out today, the weather is pretty dreadful!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


Rach said...

a fantastic card Vicky. hugs rachxx

Tara said...

Adorable Vicky - scrummy papers and a fabulous flower too! Glad you've made it back into your craft room and hope you have a creative, if sniffly, day, lol!
Hugs Tara xx

Pink Sunshine said...

Hope you feeling better soon.
Great card.
I really like your style of wedding venue hunting, brilliant. Thailand is fab, loads of nice places food is amazing, weather is amazing - more humid than mexico - lots of cheep stuff, funny sights etc - defo worth a trip to scout out any potentail wedding venue me reckons. lol
Sal. x

Caroline said...

Cool card! Love the traditional colours. Caroline x

Nicoline said...

Wow even when you're not feeling your best you make great cards ;-)
What a cutie!!


debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, love the cute image.

jojo79 said...

Excellent card - I love this image. Hope you are feeling better soon.


Cheryl said...

Beautiful,love those papers and the paper piecing looks fab!!!
Hugs xx

Dianne said...

Fabulous card. Hope you feel better soon.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is fabulous!
Gorgeous colours and detail!
Hope you feel better soon!
So happy that you have joined us at Simon Says Stamp!
kim x

Bev said...

Oh this is just gorgeous sweetie, lLove all the fabulous detail and sweet image. The papers are gorgeous too x

Martine said...

ooo this is so pretty, love it :)



Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Beautiful and so cute, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Vicky love the image and papers and she is beautifully coloured. Glad you've got back in your craft room hope you feel much better soon. luv gina xx

jude said...

Vicky fantastic card thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week.Good luck
hugs judex

Cheryl said...

stunning card thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week love cheryl xxx

Queenie said...

Beautiful card Vicky and eek did you have to remind us how long to go,lol,going to panic mode now,lol.Thanks for joining us over at creative inspirations.