Friday, July 28, 2017

Blue Christmas

Well blow me down with a snowball it's Rudolph time again! I was looking through my Christmas stash box supposedly putting something away when I spied this design paper and an idea popped into my head (they do from time to time) So as not to waste it I quickly made this card up. 

The white surround is left over from another project where I die cut the image that I had stamped and waterer coloured. The small christmas tree paper was a freebie in Making cards magazine Dec 2016 and just fitted behind the aperture perfectly. The papers also came with some larger christmas trees for you to cut out. I fussy cut 2 and then dotted with silver glitter glue. You can't see in the photo very easily but there is also a sheet of snow dotted acetate behind the aperture but in front of the design paper. The die cut is a Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson which I have cut from a left over piece of the  dark blue cardstock I used to make the base of the card with . Glued straight onto the acetate. I was having a rootle through my ribbon stash for a matching blue one and had a lucky find of the  little christmas trees in blue which was an exact match. (I like it when a plan comes together). 

Entering into thee following challenges:
Scraps of Life By Scrappy Mo # July Rudolph day.
A Snowflakes Promise #42 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts Extra # Anything goes.
Frilly and Funkie # Christmas in July.
Crafting By Designs # Get ready for christmas.
Cards 4 Galz #52 Christmas or winter.

36 comments:

Margreet said...

Love your tree project!!
xxx Margreet

Amanda said...

beautiful card, gorgeous colour, very expensive looking - love it when you get lucky and it all comes together as if it was all laid out and planned, something I never do!

Mac Mable said...

Loving this one and so glad you found this DP. Very classy x

dutchess said...

Lovely card Valery...fabulous colours and those great trees.....xxxx

Lia said...

White and blue: oneof my favorite colour combinations, and you made a gorgeous christmascard with these.
Lia xx

Aquarius said...

Fabulous blue card for Rudolph Day - great minds think alike because I've just posted a blue seasonal card. Off to check if it will fit the Rudolph Day challenge.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your card is so lovely and the design is super gorgeous.
Love that paper used and the trees are an awesome colour.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning Christmas card I love the design. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Loose Stitches said...

Such a beautiful card Mrs A., love the colors and trees!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, a truly beautiful card, I love the cold frosty colours and your design, Kate x

Cara said...

This is just perfect, love the way that everything co-ordinates perfectly. Love too that you used the word rootle, much underused!

Valerija said...

Really stunning card.
Valerija xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, such a sweet Christmas card with these trees in light blue tones! A perfect match of DP and fussi-cut elements, and your watercolouring is so pretty! As always your mark with acetate looks great. Well done!

Barb said...

What a stunning card. That's very pretty paper and I love the trees. Barbxx

Kathleen said...

Love this, gorgeous papers and image so glad you decided not to waste it.

Kath x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Festive and fabulous. Love how all the layers work so beautifully together.
Best wishes.
Ang x

Donna said...

This is just fabulous, everything is so coordinated and lovely together.

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card, Valerie! I am loving how everything came together here. I enjoyed reading about the creation of this pretty card.
That ribbon is the perfect finishing touch...
Thanks for taking part in the July Rudolph Days Challenge.

LesleyG said...

Love how your blue tree fest came together so beautifully xxx

Darnell said...

Beautiful blue Christmas card for Rudolph, Anne! How fun that you were able to put all these perfect card fixings together!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
I'm back with my GD comment.
As I said before that paper used is gorgeous, and the trees and their colour is awesome and very pretty.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mrs A, thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, I hope all is well with you. I absolutely adore this gorgeous creation, the detail and colour really stand out a truly wonderful card
hugs
lorraine x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Valery, I love the wonderful backing paperand the lovely trees too.

Sue xx

Karen Knott said...

Great card, love the trees and matching ribbon. Pretty colours too
Hugs Kaz xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A lovely card Valery. I love those trees and the die cut sentiment looks superb. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Jean said...

What a pretty sparkly card, I love the trees and the matching ribbon.
Jean x

Claire said...

I love blue and white cards for Christmas, it adds a lovely frosty theme and this card captures that feeling beautifully x

aussie aNNie said...

Very pretty blue, just love this my friend...beauty beyond words.xx [aNNie]

KandA said...

Beautiful blue christmas card Mrs A and it all came together perfectly with the piece of ribbon you found xx

Greta said...

You had a great idea, Mrs. A! Absolutely gorgeous, elegant card--love everything about it!

Mia said...

It is a beautiful Christmas card, Mrs A! I love it!

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours and design and I made the piccie larger so I could see the snowy acetate and it's fabulous! Hugs xxxxx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, ValeryAnne! Your beautiful monochromatic tree card is breathtaking! I love the snowfall on your gorgeous trees in the foreground, and the lovely frame used from a previous creation. Wonderful background paper, too! It's an amazing creation! So glad I got to see your masterpiece showcased at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Thanks for joining in with your lovely artwork. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in our future challenge themes! Please check back to see if you have won a badge. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card! I LOVE the colors and the beautiful sparkly trees! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
Tammy x

Team Clark said...

Hello sweetie, boy am I ever impressed with this gorgeous card! The colors and layering are spot on gorgeous! A beautiful start to your holiday crafting and we are ever so thankful that you shared with us at Frilly and Funkie! Big hugs, Autumn

Suzanne C said...

What a beautifully serene Christmas card. I love the soft white and teal colors. Thank you for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie Christmas in July challenge!