Un-traditional Christmas card













As usual this week there seems to be so many challenges I want to enter. I had a quick scan through the challenges and decided first of all to make something slightly different using a shaped card. The girl in the bonnet is an image  from lilli of the valley cute Christmas squares. To make the central picture circle I took a circle die cut and added a smaller embossed circle on top. My lotv piccy was cut into a slightly smaller circle, added to the top of the die cuts and surrounded with silver beads. I covered all over inside the beaded circle with glossy accents and left this to dry. This is the first time I have used glossy accents and I did have some bubbles in the circle but they were very small and have not spoilt the look.  I hope whoever gets this card thinks they were meant to be there ha ha. The shaped card I used came from Craftwork cards and I put two of these together to make the card which I covered with snowflake paper. I searched my lace box and found the exact shade to match my card. I used flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid and some lovely snowflakes that I punched using a punch that my good friend Tina lent me. I loved it when it was finished and was pleased that I had made a xmas card that was a little bit different for a change.
I have netered this card into several challenges that are listed below.

http://pocketfullofposieschallenges.blogspot.com/   winter bouquet
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ xmas card or top tip
http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ rellish to embellish
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/ the letter B ( I chose Bonnet on my girl image)
http://freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/ anything goes with optional sketch
http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/ with love at xmas
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ one for the girls
http://paperromancechallenges.blogspot.com/ everything but the kitchen sink
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/ winter snowflakes
http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/ glitter. glamour and girly
http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ embossing

20 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Love your shaped card, pretty shades of blue and the bubbles they add character of the card. xx Zoe

Jill said...

Shirley, what a sweet card. I love the gentle colours. Jill x

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww a beautiful card, adore this image, love the shape and gorgeous colours too!
Kelly.x

Sandi said...

Shirley - so cute!

We have a challenge that you fits your creations of Christmas theme, why don't you head on over and enter.
We have some BONUS prizes too!
There's a maximum of 2 entries.

☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Suzi said...

This is so pretty Shirley, I love the image and the beautiful embellishments you've used. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations This week.
Hugs
Suzi x

brenda said...

Stunning work Shitley, the colours are gorgeous.

I always love looking at creation made in blues, yet so rarely use them myself.

Hope you are OK.

B x

Tammy said...

Love the LOTV square. Beautiful colours. I bought this stamp at the NEC...just inked her up again. Made a traditional coloured image but not to keep on it. Yours is gorguss. xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOWWWWWWWWWW Shirley this is absolutely perfect, the colours, the design that image this is stunning, top notch work.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love your Christmas creation. :) Thank you for joining us at TTT at http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

Maggie

x

Lynne said...

What a gorgeous card. Beautiful, Blue, Blooms and Bonnet! Thank you for joing us over at Anything Goes this week. Lynne xx

Cor* said...

OH this is stunning for sure. Love ths shape and wher you placed the image and all the bling! So perfect. Thanks so much for getting glittery & girly with some glamour too. at Creative Inspirations this time round. Hope to see you next challenge!! Good luck.

Dorcas said...

Beautiful design to this card! I'm so glad you decided to enter it in our challenge at CI!

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is lovely I love the image, flowers & lace too, good luck & thanks for joining in at OSCC. Janet

Craft2gether said...

Found you Shirley!!! Great blog, great cards. Expect to see your cracker on here soon!!!
Love Lynne. XXX

Nicola said...

Gorgeous shaped card and image Shirley, love the dimension from your fabulous beads.
Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Irit Shalom said...

What a fantastic shaped card!! Thanks for palying with PFOP

Irene Daryanto said...

It's so cute and girly, love it.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Hugs, Irene

Caroline said...

Stunning card!!! This is just so adorable Thanks for joining us at the Crafty calender Challenge this month.
Caroline x

lovetomakecards said...

Love the simplicity of the cards. Black & white with a little color is soooo pretty.

lovetomakecards said...

What an elegant card. Very nice.

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails

.

.

.

Welcome to my blog.

e-mail sa.field@btinternet.com

.

Follow me by email

.

Follow on Blogluvin

.

Follow Me on Pinterest

.

.

.

.

Winner and top 3 awards.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

A Little Bit Crafty DT Blog

.

My card was chosen for " Cream of the Crop" Jan 2014

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Stamps R Us

Blogs I follow