Saturday, 13 August 2011

This creation did not start off it's life as a Christmas card - and who knows it may yet not end up as one either! LOL
The image is called 'Winter's Gift' so maybe it will also be acceptable as a card for another occasion during the winter months - hence once again I have not put any sentiment on it! (Although I've left a space at the top left should it be needed!)

Have also tried the 'outside the diecut' technique  - with limited success as my cutting out is not always the neatest!

I tried to keep the design as simple as possible, opting for pale K and Co paper for the background and layered everything onto blue cardstock. The vintage lace is the last of this colour in my stash and wasn't quite enough to go across the length of the card so I had to improvise with the addition of the MS border down the left side and cut the blue lace top fit either side!

I coloured her with promarkers and added some glitter for her wings and stickles dotted around her head and finished with a big blue organza bow, some cherry blossoms which were a challenge prize from Crafty Emmas Store and a couple of pearl pins and flat backed pearls.
The inside is co ordinated with the same backing papers and a round blank scalloped circle for the greeting.  
Challenges -
MAWTT - Fantasy
Wags N Whiskers - Sparkly
Truly Scrumptious - Lace it Up
Pretty Little Ribbon - Use pretty ribbon
Delightful Challenges - Things with Wings
Little Miss Muffett - Outside the Diecut
Saturday Challenge - Christmas is Coming
Stamp Insanity - Lace and Pearls
Flutterby Wednesday - Open theme (butterfly,fairy or angel)


  1. Oh Viv, this is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful image, the delicate colours are just perfect, and your bow with the flowers and pins, is just stunningly beautiful. I love it. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  2. This is beautiful, I love the flowers and pins, so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon! Pami x

  3. gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested.

  4. wow,stunning card viv.i love the gorgeous image and sparkle and your colours are beautiful :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Beautiful card I love that blue lace and I think your cutting out is just fine!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck

    Hugs Laurie x

  6. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  7. Wow MAGNIFIQUE!!!!,,,,,,,,,
    your bow with the flowers and pins, is just stunningly beautiful!!!

  8. This is stunning..Love the light blue and the angel could be a winter fairy too! So nicely coloured and the ribbon is a sweet touch

  9. This is an absolutely beautiful card. The colouring is perfect. Thank you for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Challenge Blog. Sarah x

  10. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Truly S this week

  11. Beautiful card - love the icy blue!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Your card is so beautiful, Viv! I love all the shades of blue, your gorgeous image (and perfect "cutting":-)) and embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and good luck! Delphine xx (GDT)

  13. Gorgeous card, Viv. Such beautiful soft colouring. Fabulous bow, pretty flowers and pin.

    Thank you for joining in with us at The Pretty Little Shop challenge.

  14. Wow this is such a Wonderful creation, the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our challenge

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

    I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

    Good Luck with the challenge

    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  15. Stunning little card, love it all. The pearls and lace are gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. hugs Donna x

  16. Wow, this is a fantastic card. What a gorgeous image which is just perfect with the blue tones. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. x

  17. Thanks for joining our "Christmas is Coming" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  18. Gorgeous creation
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday challenge and good luck!


  19. Your card is stunning love the colour thanks for playing along at Stamp[inSanity this week
    luv Jane xxx

  20. Beautiful card. Love the colour. Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  21. beautiful card Viv, beautifully coloured...thanks for joining in with The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge
    Mina xxx

  22. What an absolutely beautiful card, and you're right, it could be used for an occasion other than Christmas. Thanks very much for playing along with our Lace & Pearls challenge at StampInsanity :D

  23. Stunning card,great image and detail...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious and hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

  24. A gorgeous card! Lovely image and beautiful details!
    Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious,
    hugs, Marlies

  25. Fabulous card Viv.



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