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)


Rose Petal said...

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

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card!

Pami said...

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

downrightcrafty said...

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.

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

DesignerDiva said...

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

Michele said...

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

TuKara said...

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

Birgit said...

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

Sarah said...

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

lisbeth said...

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

Helen said...

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

Delphine said...

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)

Sasha said...

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.

Curlybear said...

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

Peet said...

So gorgeous, Viv!!

Donna said...

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

Faye said...

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

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

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

Hugs Jane x

Francesca said...

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


Jane said...

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

sallysbitz said...

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

hugs sally x

Mina said...

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

Susan's crafty chaos said...

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

Mandy said...

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

Marlies said...

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

Val said...

Fabulous card Viv.