Saturday, 28 August 2010

Hope all my christmas cards come together so fast.

I decided with so many christmas challenges around that I would eventually have to make a start on my christmas cards. I can't even say that the weather has been keeping me in a summer mood as of late it has been all over the place , even though today is quite pleasant.

Hubby and son are in the kitchen cooking up some bbq sauce for tommorrow when sis in law and hubby are coming over so I sneaked away to play, not that I really feel like doing much as eating coslaw for dinner last night I broke  one of my back teeth, so much for a healthy diet of fresh veg!

Anyway my christmas card, not my usual style at all in fact I think it looks a bit vintagy, something I shy away from as I'm pretty useless at it when I try to do a card in that style, but I don't think its bad for 20 minutes including colouring and cutting out the image. I guess that makes it clean and simple too.

The papers are some I've had ages, they were part of a block but the front cover has long since disappeared, but cutting a couple of strips from one sheet and just sticking down on top of another makes the base come together pretty fast. The image is a gorjuss girl coloured in olive saffron and deep cherry, with vanilla and ivory skin tone. I used some pearlised textured paper that I wish I'd bought more of from a computer fair a few years ago and a ribbon that was on a christmas cracker last year, recyclings always good. I stamped 'merry christmas' with another sugar nellie stamp and double embossed with pearl gold embossing powder.I added a few lines of sparkle to the swirls on the base paper with sakura glaze pen. It all just seemed to make itself.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges;-

Totally papercrafts-clean and simple well it did onlty take 20 mins to make
Secret crafter saturday challenge-christmas in august
Totally gorjuss-christmas in august
OCC-colour challenge
The sugar bowl-sketch layout and pearls9 Does my pearl paper and pearl embossing powder count or does it have to be real pearls?)
Fab n funky-3 papers,2 embellishments and 1 image
Lexi's creations-emboss it, well I embossed my sentiment and used embossed paper , hope this is enough
Creative inspirations-christmas in august
One stitch at a time-use shapes
Critter challenge-red and stripes


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, I just love the colour of her hair, & your LO is fab
Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT
hugs shell xx

{Jane} said...

Beautiful Christmas Card

Thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

{Jane} said...

Beautiful Christmas Card

Thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Josephine said...

Those colours are fabulous! Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Sue said...

Hi Julye
fabulous card, great colouring, lovely desing & papers,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Dawn said...

Fab card, its good to have made a start on your Christmas cards isn't it?. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Heidi said...

What a sweet Christmas card! I love the paper you used. Thanks for playing along with the CSCB.

Elaine said...

Fab Christmas card Julye. Sweet iamge and your colouring is beautiful. Thank you for joining in the Sugar Bowl Challenge.
The theme of pearls is only an option, you can choose to follow the theme or not, so yes, your card is fine to enter the challenge.
Love Elaine xx

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a great card.

I do love it when all the cards seem to come together quickly. Hope your tooth isnt too painful.

Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT this week.

Choccy x

Stephanie said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card - absolutely beautiful. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Pops x said...

I love this card the image and papers are among my faves. thank you for the comment on my blog, i have 3 children with cerebral palsy, my crafting is my little escape, i hope your son liked his chair, big hugs Pops x

Emma H said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky

andrea said...

gorgeous card,lovely image thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Cor* said...

Oh she is colored so lovely! Great paper behind it embossed or it came like that?Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations for our Christmas Challenge.

Helen said...

Pretty card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Mel X said...

This is so pretty and loving the classy Christmassy colours.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and Totally Papercrafts and good luck.

Mel X

joey said...

Hiya Julye

gorgeous card, beautiful traditonal colours and gorgeous layout, thanks for joiningus at tpc


Michele said...

Very nice card, the paper is beautiful. Thanks for playing the Critter Sketch Challenge.

Lilian said...

Gorgeous work and I love the details! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge! Have a wonderful day!

Moira said...


Thanks for playing along with my challenge at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog.

PaulaM said...

This is a sweet image and I love the background paper you have chosen. The texture and ribbon just five that added touch. TFS

Suzi said...

Wonderful non traditional Xmas Card, love the image and the papers. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week with your lovely creation.
Suzi x

Squirrel x said...

I'm feeling festive already! Great card, and thanks for joining us at TG this week. Hugs, Sxx

Autumn said...

What a beautiful little card! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Nice! I like how you have colored your image in Christmas colors that line up with our color challenge. Beautiful pearlized textured paper too! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner!

marsha said...

Such a glamorous Christmas card and love your colors! Thanks for joining us for the Critter Sketch Challenge this week and hope you will come back and play next week!
Hugs, Marsha