Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Hope it's not really a blue christmas

I decided as mum has asked for some special cards for family ans that I have only made 2 or 3 christmas cards so far I ought to make a start. Mum needs 6 granddaughter cards, one is 2years old and the others are all 16 + so I thought Tilda would be suitable , well what teenager doesn't secretly like cute.

I am still not back to full power so decided to have a look through what challenges are around so I could use these as a frame to build on. I started off with the layout from Just magnolia, hence Tilda, the colour scheme is from really reasonable ribbons as I had a piece of snow flake wired ribbon on my desk and they happen to have a blue white and silver colour scheme. I bought a mini sewing machine before I went into hospital and decided to have a play with it, my lines were rayther wonky and the thread broke a few times so I guess I need more practice sewing paper together, any tips greatfully received.

I coloured Tilda with my promarkers and the pressie and highlights with sakurs, which their glitter pen I used to add sparkle to the snow flakes on the white paper. The papers are both forever friends. I used blue mirri card for mounts and silver peeloff 'granddaughter' and finished with some fab snowflake brads that I think were a prize from a challenge last december/january, but thought they just finished the corners off. The ribbon was a prize from I think a ladybug blog hop (Lisa mess 2 magic) I think so thanks it works perfectly.

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

Just Magnolia- sketch
Really reasonable ribbons-blue,white and silver plus ribbon of course
Crafty cardmakers-stitching
A spoonful of sugar-relish to embellish
E-A-C- untraditional christmas(non traditional colour scheme)
For fun challenges-use metal (brads and mirri card)
I love promarkers-snowflakes


Tine said...

Hi Julye. Fab papers and I love how you coloured Tilda's hair. Great card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Karen said...

Lovely Julye, love the papers too and Tilda is lovely, great bow too, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Teresa said...

Hello Julye,
such a cute xmas card,
love Teresa x

CraftinGranny said...

Adorable card and I love the blues. Beautiful bow! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

Helen Laurence said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic Challenges this week hugs x x

Helen Dooley said...

beautiful cards! thank for playing along on For Fun.

Mina said...

gorgeous card Julye...this Tilda is gorgeous in blue...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Lorraine said...

This is super. Blue was a perfect choice. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers.

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful card, Julye. Wonderful colours. Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges.
Amelia x

Helen Dooley said...

Not sure how I was able to make the last comment except maybe I was multi-tasking. Sorry.
Here is what I reall feel about this card. WOW this is so cute. I love those little snowflake brads! great job. I Love blue for Christmas. Thanks for playing long on FOr Fun this week.

Tracey said...

Really pretty card, love the blue tones :)


WeirdCat said...

Lovely card, that bow is fab, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Kym Weber said...

Beautiful card! Love the blues and silver - stunning! Wonderful job! Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you’ll be joining us for the next challenge.


Pauline said...

Gorgeous Julye! The colours are stunning and the image is just beautiful! I love your colour choices... thanks for playing at For Fun.... join us again won't you!


Bonnie Garby said...

Great holiday card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Dee said...

This is really cute for any age girl, nice job.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lisa said...

Oh this is so sweet! I just love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at FFC!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful christmas card !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

My name is Wynneth said...

Lovely card, that Tilda is just sooo... cute and I love your colours and papers used. Thanks for playing along with us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Vixykins said...

This is so sweet and what a great image, love the design and colours, thank you for playing at Crafty Cardmakers x