Wednesday, December 05, 2012

A Christmas Card!

 
 
Well the month has a 'D' in it which must mean Christmas Card time. How did that happen!!
I like need  50 cards asap. Anyone got some spare they can let me have?
I actually made this one back in November (or I would  be at minus 1) for a card swap and it should be safely in Canada by now. The swap called for these colours  (two blues and a plumb) to be used which I found very hard to put together but finally came up with the card below.  My new toys that I bought at the NEC this year are Embossing powders and a corner punch.  Can you tell!!
The stamps are by  Stampscapes and worked well with the powder. Kept it fairly simple as the colours are so strong.

 
 
 
Entering into the following challenges:
 
Dream Vally: Non - Traditional Christmas.
Stamp Your Life:  Anything Goes.
Hooked on Craft: Card or layout for Christmas.
Great Impressions: Anything Goes.
Catch The Bug: Anything Goes.
Wags and Whiskers: Christmas.
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes.
Lexi's Creations: Christmas.
Crafty Boots: Anything Goes.
Whoopsidaisy Challenge: Christmas Cards.
 

 
 
 
 

29 comments:

Createology said...

Unfortunately I had to end up using store-bought cards this year. Sometimes we just cannot do it all. Holiday Peace and Joy...

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely Christmas card with such pretty colors! I'm especially partial to embossing powders - so elegant and pretty!

Ali said...

Gorgeous card, I love the deer. It looks like a perfect Canadian Christmas card. Take care.
Ali x

Catherine said...

This is so sweet Valery Ann ! I love the stamped image, really lovely ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Jack said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

May said...

Fabulous Christmas card... Good luck with the Christmas card making..... Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week... May x x x

MaryH said...

Can't go wrong with Stampscapes. You used them so effectively on this card, and the colors are so cheery. I'm really likin' your embossing powder...looks great on the trees & deer. Hmmmm...inspiration for one more Christmas card (I have 20....that's a big improvement for me for this year. Blogging made me do it!!) Hugs. TFS

Scrapaddict said...

Pretty, love the embossing. Thanks for playing at Stamp Your Life's first challenge!

NGCARDS said...

A brilliant creation! Thanks for joining in this week over at PTW! xxx

Sandra H said...

Really pretty card Mrs A and your embossing is fab xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

I would love to help you but I need to make 100 of mine own. Great design to your card and gorgeous image.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Samantha Elliott said...

Pretty card there Mrs A! Like the Flying Deer - reminds me of the Flying Ducks that used to deck walls in the 70s...but not at my parents' home! Tee Hee!
How is the construction work coming on? I have been practicing the dancing....been thinking....Scottish Dancing in clogs!! A slight slant to make it a little different! What do you think?
Tee Hee!

Jenny's Heart said...

Happy Christmas my friend!
The card looks great, I don't think I could have pulled off the color combo at all.

Di said...

Wonderful Mrs A - and great embossing too.

Scottish dancing in clogs? Whatever!

Re. the excess paint on offer - perhaps the Doc can make a guest appearance as either Shrek or The Grinch - they were both green weren't they? He'd have to fight with someone here for the role though, 2:30 am and I just know the lion will roar as I wriggle into bed quiet as a mouse :( Sigh, perhaps should send Sam in doing her clog dance and have done with it!

Hugs, Di xx

Sunshine Girl said...

I can see why you found the colours hard although they are Aston Villa colours so I would have been ok! The card looks great though so well done! When did you go to the NEC - we could have met up!

Samantha Elliott said...

Yes Yes Wendy Vecchi!! My one and only stamp set. Mainly because I get so confused as to which set I want I don't get any but these were half price and it was now or never so I took the plunge! Love them!
I will leave the clogs off too!
xx

Margreet said...

beautiful card Mrs A....too bad it is not your style, but at Willow Sketchie we have 3 quick pannel cards...thanks for joining Wags 'n Whiskers!
xxx Margreet

Rose said...

this is beautiful :)
so glad you joined us for our first challenge on Stamp Your Life.

**i make my cards all year long and i still need to make last minute ones! lol

Angi Crandall said...

Love embossing - dry and heat! Love the shine and how you used the deer. Cute card!

Thanks for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Betty said...

Beautiful stamping and embossing. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and good luck
Bettyxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

And it is a beauty, Mrs A! love the sparkle effect of the embossing powder. Now if you need to make 50 (like Mother like Daughter) you might have to go more "Simples". Hugs, Lesley

Eva Marie said...

Lovely card ♥
Thanks for playing at DVC
xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

so pretty, I love the gorgeous scene
Lindsay xx

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love all that silver embossing! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Your Life.

Barb King said...

Pretty card, love the color combos. Glad you liked the tag! Barb

Min said...

Gorgeous card! =)
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for our NEW challenge.
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

Mari Kocjancic said...

Better get crackin' on those Christmas cards, you're running out of time, lol. Thanks so much for joining us in our first challenge at the Stamp Your Life Blog

Susan Flynn said...

Thanks for entering your stunning creation in our Christmas Challenge at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x