Friday 9 July 2010

Twas the Night Before Xmas........................................

Good morning to you all out there in blog land
Well we are half way through the year and if you are like me and have been creating a card for Christmas every week, firstly well done and secondly keep it up you are doing so well. (pat on the back for myself there too)

Last week we had some amazing entries into the challenge at Winter Wonderland, and I enjoyed seeing all the fabulous creations.  

This week Lynsey is hosting the challenge at Winter Wonderland and she chose the challenge them of 

"Twas the Night before Xmas"  

We are sponsored by Teri and her Delicious Doodles, she has some beautiful digi images to give away to our lucky winner.
 So when I first saw this theme, immediately I thought about my little ornament, that is a candle with some little mice around it and the words "Twas the Night before Xmas".  I did not have what I felt was a good image to meet my needs, so unlike me I went to look for a digi image and located something just perfect from Mo Manning - I have some of her clear stamps and love them, but I normally struggle with digi images.  However, I was pleasantly surprised, although the image was very light lined.  I think it worked beautifully.

Then to see what colours to use.  I started working my way through my stash and found some love paper that I thought only had the words "twas the night before ......." on - I thought it was lots of little bits of several rhymes, until Matt spotted it was actually the full thing all verses, just running off the page now and again until you picked it up somewhere else.  The papers are MME so cool.

On Sunday I had already decided to do a round easel card, that was after I had done the triangle one and was super impressed when the Sketch and Stash Challenge came out with a circle sketch - awesome timing ladies.
So I decided to add lace around the front and added the red pearlized circle on top of this, followed by a circle of the MME paper with some gorgeous turquoise glitter around it using my glue stamp pad. I then coloured up the image giving it the same glitter edge and used silicone glue just to hold it off the page so it really stands out.
Then for the return I decided to add the words on to the red pearl card.  I added the poinsettia and the holly leaves to hold the card up, I also added a piece at the back to support the weight of the front with all that lace.  I cut out all the words which fitted so well with the image and the theme to the challenge and used silicone glue to just hold them off the page. It still looked a little bare so I added some glue holly and added glitter to this for the finishing touch.  Just loving my new glitters can you tell.
and finally the image coloured with copics to pick up the colours in the MME paper.
Yep think I have a new favorite, what do you think?

So as always our WW teamies love to do the combo's and here are the challenges I am entering this card into.

Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog - the circular sketch
ABC Christmas Challenge - N is for Noel

Cards for Men - Xmas in July

Creative Card Crew - Di Cuts - I am hoping that this means my nesties :)

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Christmas Time

Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July 2

Stamp Something is a Recipe Something

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - free challenge

Bah! Humbug Challenge 26 - A special friend (this is a very special card for a very special person)

Well think that is about me, this will again post whilst I am at work and will be posted by the very kind Mr. Blogger.  I will on return from work (that would be on starting my weekend whoop whoop) link all the challenges up.

I would like to welcome alma1283 to my little section of blog land and I hope I can keep your interest and I would like to thank all of you who take the time to visit my little section of blog land and leave me such beautiful comments.

Well all that is left to say is enjoy your weekend and Happy Crafting

Hugs and lots and lots and lots of glitter 

Kate xx


Becky said...

Oh wow Kate!! Your card is absolutely fantastic!! I love the frilly edge and the sentiment, someone will be very happy to receive this card!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!!
Love Becky xx

Miria said...

Hi, Kate. Your circualr card is stunning! I think I'll give it a try, maybe for WW new challenge itself. Hugs. Miria

Kym Weber said...

Awwww, absolutely darling! What an adorable image! Love the lace around your card! Gorgeous detail!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cards for Men! Hope you'll be joining us for the next challenge!


Cor* said...

ooooooooo good take on the sketch- I am struggling with that one. Lovely card. So cute. Love the ribbon border! thanks for joinin in at Fussy & Fancy! Good luck

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kate, fabulous card love the design and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge. With hugs Shirleyxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this cute image and that lace looks fab. How good was that to find all the right words for this theme. A fab card. Marianne x

Annie said...

What a totally amazing - gorgeous card. I really love how you have done the words.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Pink Dandelion said...

Gorgeous card, I have used the same image on my card. I love Mo's images. Debs xx

Joey said...

Hiya Kate

this is gorgeous hun, I adore the lace around the circle, great image for the theme.

Jayne Hayward said...

Absolutely stunning. I love everything about this especially the lace around the circle.

Thanks for joining in with us on ABC Christmas Challenge.

jayne xx

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful card, love everything about it. Good luck in the challenge over on Cards for Men. Thanks for stopping by.

Donna x

Danielle said...

What a super card Kate - I love the circle and the gorgeous lace! You rocked this challenge!
Hugs, Danielle

sam21ski said...

Fab unusual card Kate

You seem to be doing very well with your christmas stash!!!

Fiona said...

What a great card - I love that backing paper, cos I love the poem!Congratulations on such an original design.

issy said...

Beautiful card, and a super shape, I love it.

Thank you for playing along with Cards for Men, and good luck in the challenge.


Irene said...

What an absoloutely gorgeous and stunning card, I love it. Your image is so cute and adorable. Fabulous papers and what a fantastic idea to use the words is this way.

Thank you so much for entering our latest challange.

Bah! Humbug!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely card Kate. Thank you for entering ABC Christmas challenge and hope to see you next time.
Cathy (Guest Designer)

Unknown said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along at Corrosive challenge.

Anonymous said...

Really cute, such a lovely idea, Thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Lisa said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Annie said...

a fabulous Noel card and an adorable image, and I love the pretty lace border. thank you for sharing with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge blog.
hugs, annie x

Juanita said...

Fabulous card, love the lace, image, sparkle and flower. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Helen said...

Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Patricia St Martin said...

Just love your card. How fun, Christmas in July! Wonderful layout. Cute image. Thanks for joining us at Donna's Den of Crafts. Good luck on the challenge.

Unknown said...

awwww so sweet Kate....Lovely Christmas Card, loving your shaped card!!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! Hugs Jo xxx

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