Monday 3 May 2010

La La Land Xmas Card combo and finally I .........

Get to use my winning stamp
Good afternoon everyone 

Last night I was a little frustrated, a little while ago I won a gift certificate to spend at La La Land Crafts, and found some lovely Xmas ones, I chose "Christmas Dress Rosie" and she is beautiful and a dream to colour.  Although I make one card a week for Xmas, I have not had the opportunity to use her.  So an extra day in the weekend and an extra Xmas card.

My DH Matt almost missed his early rise, I woke him to remind him that he was fishing - well did not want to lose my crafting quiet time :)

I searched the blogs for an inspirational sketch and finally decided on this lovely sketch by Stamp Something. I also for a change wanted to use crisp Winter colours so got all my Xmas stacks and papers out and eventually settled on a theme which fitted nicely with one of my favorite challenges - The Play Date Cafe.

So this card I am entering into the following Challenges:

Stamp Something - Sketch Something - a lovely sketch by the very talented Denise

The Play Date Cafe - Light Green, Light Blue and Off White (see the colour pad below)

ABC Christmas Challenge -  I is for Ice thank heavens I have Icy snowflakes on my card

Bah Humbug - Snowflakes

and finally - so I could use my new stamp
La La Land Crafts - Altered embellishments (quite a tricky one) here is what I started with.
and again sorry for the wait but eventually here is the card
A base card of off white, with some lovely papers from the Hobby House not sure on the make sorry.  The winning stamp image, isn't she beautiful and some lovely now pale green bells and a pale green bow and turquoise crystals.  Glittered up for that icy feeling.  Stickles used around the MSE sentiment on the front tag and punched out snowflakes and normal glitter on the snowflakes on the image base. I used liquid applique for her ruffles on the dress.

and a  close up of the image and the copic coloured bow, bells (glittered with normal glitter) the copic coloured crystal. I used craft wire in a pale blue to dangle the bells.
and the inner return, look at these lovely shaped pearls, from a local £1 shop.
Well must think about doing something exciting and ironing a few clothes for next week, if the wind was not so bad could have done some weeding. Later on I am going to dabble with a couple of more projects.

Don't forget my candy is still running along side the Winter Wonderland Challenge and ends 4th May at 8pm.

Have a nice day all and thank you for all the recent lovely comments, they just make my day every one of them.

Hugs and Happy Crafting
Kate xx


My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

So pretty! I love the sparkle and the colors are so perfect for a winter card! Super coloring too! Great use of our sketch! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something this week!

Janna :)

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is just gorgeous ! The image is lovely and the colours you used are fab ! love the ice green ,,,, beautiful and the papers and embellies are all just perfect ,,, love your card :-)

thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x

Linda said...

That's a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is fab, so cool and icy, a bit like the weather here really! Well it isn't icy but cold and blustery and wet. Love the image, snowlfakes and those gorgeous bells. Marianne x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the white with hints of blue! Fab use of the sketch too. Thanks for playing along at Stamp Something this week, hope to see you back again next week!

Pink Dandelion said...

Fab card, love the glitter.
Debs xx

Irene said...

Hello Kate

What a fabulous card, I love it. I agree Rosie is so sweet and adorable, and you have coloured her in perfectly. Your backing papers, little bells and snowflakes are the perfect touch.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


Max said...

Very pretty card Kate. Love the icy green you have used and just enough sparkle. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! this week.

Bah! Humbug! DT

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely image, beautiful snowflakes and papers, and I love the colours you have chosen! Thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine (GDT) xx

Paper Paradise said...

Love the bells and the icy colours. I'm very impressed at the amount of Christmas cards you are completing, and envious too. x

sam21ski said...

Hey Kate, I'm so impressed that you're keeping up with your one chrissy card a week statement. I really didn't think you'd last out this long - good on ya!!!!

Lovely card, great colour combo, lovin the bells xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

such a sweet card, beautiful Christmas colours, and a fab idea to make one christmas card a week! thanks for choosing playdate cafe colours to work with :)

Unknown said...

Lovely Christmas card, Kate! Love the bells.. Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe this week!!

Anonymous said...

It is so nice to stop in and peek at your creative world!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful your blues, and the bells are adorable!! Thanks for playing with us in La-La Land!

Lisa Somerville said...

The glitter, applique and bells are great embellishments for your lovely card. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Maureen said...

Totally fabulous!! Love the colors and LOVE how you altered all the different embellishments to match! Thanks for playing with us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful she was worth waiting for right? You have coloured it all so pretty and the embellishments are great I especially love the way you have done the bells on the wire! thanks for playing along with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge
Samantha :0)

Annie said...

Beautiful card - so gentle looking. I love it.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Annie said...

a stunning card and I love the cool aqua tones and pretty details. thanks for joining in the ABC Christmas challenge.
hugs, annie x

Helen said...

Lovely card - gorgeous icy colours!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Mona Pendleton said...

Very pretty card! All the shimmer & embellishments look wonderful :) Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely Christmas card! Beautiful easel and design! Thanks for playing along with us at PDCC!

Ruby said...

Very pretty card, love the design and the little embellishments! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Maria said...

Wow Kate! Your card is gorgeous! I love the winter feel to your card with all the blues. . .love the embellishments too! Beautiful job on the easel card challenge! Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Stampin All Year Long!!


Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is super pretty--getting ready for Christmas all ready! Something I need to do:) Thanks for playing along with the PDCC:)

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