Friday, 21 February 2014

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
 

Today is the next challenge at the 


Where Team Icicles are showcasing their beautiful creations, with little old me hosting

Now we are back to Christmas Projects only so the theme is

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
(what says it all for you?)

our wonderful sponsors this week

are
The Ribbon Girls
offering the lucky winner a £10 voucher :)

So here is my take on the theme but don't forget to hop over to the main challenge blog to check out the wonderful inspiration there for you.
Now I think of children at Christmas as it is their Most Wonderful Time of the Year, waiting for Santa so 
I decided to use one of the many Xmas Toppers from the Hobby House this one is using an Elisabeth Bell image called Christmas Eve

The base layer and contrast is a deep green and those papers are Kanban.  I added a gold poinsettia from my stash. I used the grand decorative spellbinder to frame this wonderful topper.  I added corner detail with the Holly MS corner punch and then used several of those gorgeous embellies from the Hobby House to add that final touch.  So the ribbon, large pearl medallion, charm and tiny pearls are all from the Hobby House and you can find the link in my side bar.

As always I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers for their inspiring comments, which encourage me and allow me to hop over in return to see their gorgeous work and welcome my new followers.

I would like to enter the following challenges

The Crafters Cafe - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Digi Stamp for Joy - Dies or Punches
Paper Pretties - Ribbon
The Paper Shelter - Punches and dies
Penny's Paper Challenge - Lots of Layers
Crafty Ribbon - Anything Goes
DLArt - Vintage
ABC Christmas - D for Die Cuts

Hugs
Kate
xxx

35 comments:

Catherine said...

This is so beautiful Kate ! The image is so sweet and I do love those greens ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous and beautiful card Kate love the image and fabulous design have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and design.xxx

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful design. Gorgeous details. xx

Dotty Jo x said...

Totally gorgeous! Jo x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Kate x Susan x

Elaine said...

Fantastic x

coops said...

so gorgeous kate.i love this image and your design and vintage colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the image. fab colours x

Carol Willis said...

This is adorable, such a sweet image.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs
Caz x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Kate - love that flower xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Lovely scene Kate and of course an awesome layout.
Have a good weekend.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

sandie said...

Gorgeous scene you have created and live the rich green. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Jane said...

Hi Kate what a lovely vintage feel card, the green is really yummy. I am excited about Christmas already but I don't really make any cards until July ;0) I have a jewellery giveaway/candy on my blog, do pop on over if you are interested. Have a lovely weekend, hugs xx

Karen B said...

Fabulous card Kate. The image is gorgeous and I love the papers and embellishments you've used.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is so very beautiful Kate.

gr karin

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Kate, such a delightful image. I love the papers and beautiful detailing too.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Pia S said...

Adorable image and design, Kate! So beautiful!

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Kate, gorgeous image and your colours are just marvellous, love it hugs Kate x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Kate is your card x

Janine said...

Gorgeous as always Kate! I promised myself I would make at least one Christmas card a month - I haven't made any yet :-(
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Janine xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Kate, such a lovely, traditional image.
Pauline
x

Tammy said...

Delightful card for Christmas!

Joey said...

Kate this is stunning, gorgeous make, this is such a precious image. Joey xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

and I forgot to say.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

Karin


Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘USE DIES OR PUNCHES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sally said...

Love that image Kate....... So sweet.
Gorgeous creation as always.
Hugs Sally xxx

Linby said...

Beautiful work, love those red beads really sets it off.
Linbyx

Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Kate, I love the adorable image and layout.

Lena said...

Beautiful card you made .. it conveys the true Christmas spirit!


Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week!

Good Luck!

Hug Lena DT-TPS

Deborah Frings said...

This is really lovely - the image is so cute and beautifully coloured. Love all the layers. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Marie said...

A very lovely looking card. Stunning. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Dot said...

Such a wonderful Christmas card, Kate, love the colours and the pretty flower.
Thanks for joining our 'D for Die cuts' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time,
hugs Dorte xx

ursula Uphof said...

Gorgeous card Kate, just love all the detail.
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
Ursula Uphof DT member

Julie Odil said...

Such a sweet image! Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at
Digistamps4Joy. Julie O, DT member
http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com

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