Monday 4 October 2010

Across the Miles Untraditional Xmas Card

Hi all
hope life is treating you well so far this week, the weather isn't too bad todate here in the UK, I am hoping it will improve slightly for the weekend as I love looking out the Beach Hut window onto the sunshine.

My sister does this every day as she lives in Zanzibar, Tansania so so far away and I miss her terribly but she is a free spirit and life their suits her so well.

There were a couple of challenges that really made me think of her so I decided to create this little number to send to her this Christmas (will have to post half way through November to make sure she gets it though)

Here it is anyway
Very untraditional well maybe the red hat is about all that says Xmas, the base paper a pearlised red on top of this are an array of Papermania Capsule Mono Collection papers all edged in the red.  The round nestie for the image plate and the scallop for its mount and some wierd coloured snowflakes to give it that sort of Xmas feel.  The image is from clip art and the hat is too, the sentiment is an MSE and the inner sentiment is that "I will have a blue blue Xmas without you" also an MSE one, so this card is going to go miles and miles and miles (hope it will arrive safely)

This is a close up of the image, cute huh!! just added a little colour with the copics
I used the sketch by Bev from Crafter's Companion and worked with their theme too of an untraditional Christmas

I am also entering this into

Stamptacular - layer it on
Paper Sundaes - something from Stash (the papermania papers)
Totally Papercrafts - The Great Outdoors
Bah Humbug - Across the Miles
Just Inspirational - A Christmas Card

now remember I mentioned the ironing?, well I started and the thermostat blew and the heat in the iron rose and the iron plate burnt straight through my work trousers !!!! had to go on the way home from work to buy a new iron, will go on the way home from work tomorrow to get a new pair of work trousers :)  Ironing may be fun for a short time, well until the novelty of the new iron wears off......

I would like to thank all my lovely visitors and those that take the time to leave me such inspirational comments, so that I can come and visit you in return

So that is me for now enjoy the rest of your week



Miria said...

absolutely cute, Kate and , I think, so appropriate! Happy ironing! Miria

Pink Dandelion said...

Fab card, I love it and your sister will too. Debs xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
totally gorgeous card, luv the fun image, would luv this as a Chritmas card, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & CES, hope to see you next time, sue.x

Lia said...

great card kate I love the stamp it's so cute
hugs lia

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

This is just too cute!! Love the the little Santa hat you gave him and those snowflakes. Great use of elegant (with the paper) and whimsy (the the image). You really made it work!! Great job. Thanks for joining us this week and "using your stash" at Paper Sundae's.


Tracy said...

I have to say this is the first Christmas Zebra I think I've ever seen. :) Fun image and a very pretty card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Inspirational!

Ashley said...

What a lovely untraditional chrismtas card! like it very much, love the overal colours off the card!! And good use of the layers! thanks so much for joining us at stamptacular! also i'm giving away a candy so have a peek at my blog!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

gorgeous card. such a lovely untraditional image

Hugs Jane x

Anonymous said...

Very valuable piece

Max said...

What a super idea to use a zebra to send to Tanzania. The non traditional papers are fabby and the splash of red is the perfect complement to them. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and good luck in the prize draw.

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Rita said...

Kate, this fantastic. I love your card and I'm sure your sister will too. Great card. Hugs Rita xxxx

Unknown said...

You so creative. I just love it. Thanks playing along with Just Inspirational this week.

Irene said...

Hello Kate

What a fabulous idea to use a Zebra and non traditional colours - your card is gorgeous. I love your design papers and layout. The added touch of red is just perfect - I am sure your sister will be delighted to recieve your card. Good luck wih the ironing!!

Thnk you so much for joining in our latest challange.


Fiona said...

cute the little santa hat!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


sam21ski said...

Kate, this is ace. That zebra looks fab in his christmas outfit!!! I'm sure your sister will love it, didn't realise she lived that far away. Got any holidays planned????

Renee Matarese said...

Love the black, white and red. I enjoy making the non-traditional holiday cards as much or more than the traditional ones! It does remind me of my sheep!
Thanks for checking out my card!

Miria said...

I've got something for you on my blog. Miria

starcyl said...

Well I don't think I've ever seen a zebra on a christmas card before but he's so cute and works so well. I love the papers and they all work so well together, your sister will love it.

Jenny x

Lindsey said...

Oh how lovely! I really love this image it's so unusual and the papres are great with it
Linds x

Milliesmarvels said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us for the CES challenge!

Adria Slauterbeck said...

Oh how dang cute!! A Christmas ZEBRA??
this has to be one of the cutest card I've seen in a while :)

Thank you for sharing your "layers" of creativity with us over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Nana said...

Wow, wonderful card love the image so cute :)
Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" this week, hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

France Ringuette said...

ADORABLE ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

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