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)


Always with a Sentiment said...

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

made by fifi said...

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

Jules said...

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

Love your layout and colour choices.

Love Jules xx

PetraB said...

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

Wendi said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Anne said...

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

Helen said...

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