Wednesday, 1 December 2010

On the first day of Christmas....

Another card made for my own use this year.

I coloured this freebie digi with promarkers and added a tiny bit of sparkle to the pears.

The holly background paper is from Papermania (thanks Anne! lol) and I am feeling rather pleased with myself as the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' paper from Paper Pizazz started life as a really unappealing beige colour. It has been sat here for almost 3 years and I have not found a christmas project that I could use it on in all that time. So looking for a suitable paper for this card, I scanned it and then colour filled it green with my photo program - so that's a first for me!!
I wanted to give the card a 'shabby' feel, hence the distressed edges and the tattered cotton lace. Please click on the image for a better view - I am sorry for the 'shabby' quality of the photo (never mind the card- LOL) - it has been a real grey day here with the occasional snow flurry and taking pics with my little camera has been a bit of a trial to say the least! This was the best I could do in the bad light.
Some challenges -
Craft your Days Away - Texture ( Hope the lace qualifies)
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Oo La Lah - Christmas Song
Pile It On - Feathers and/or Fur
Stamp Insanity - Try Something New (using my photo program to colour)


  1. Hiya Viv. This is lovely. Beautiful image, love the papers and that lace lace is just fabulous and a perfect touch. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. great card - love the colours -thanks for joining in the MTTC challenge x

  3. Wow Viv - what a gorgeous freebie .. .. .. and you have used it beautifully.

    Love your layout and colour choices.

    Love Jules xx

  4. This is lovely. I love the colours and the layout of the card.

  5. Wow your card is gorgeous beautiful image and I love the distressed edges and that lace matches perfectly

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  6. Beautiful card, love everything about it :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. Fantastic creation, thank you so much for sharing it with us at OLL this time. Hugs x

  8. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x


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