Saturday, 3 December 2011

First Christmas

Quick post with one to share tonight cos it's late and I am wanting to go and snuggle up in my bed with the hot water bottle! Got absoluely soaked through today - rain was that bad, it went through my showerproof (???) jacket and made my jumper wringing wet - came home had a huge bowl of soup but am still shivering - so it's bed as I don't want to be full of cold in the morning.
This was a card made for a gentleman at the Bowls Club who had seen the previous one I made with this image. Their family has just grown with the addition of their first great grandson and he asked me to make him a Christmas card using the same Mo Manning digi image.

Craft Creations Foiled Stars paper used, matted onto silver holographic card. Have no idea why this paper is called 'Foiled Stars' as the stars aren't foiled at all!! They just blend into the background and you really need to get up close to even see them!

I coloured with promarkers and again ran my glue pen across the bauble before applying a helping of glitter. I used a silver metallic pen to colour the stars on the bauble.

I put the image onto a silver frame cut out with a nestie.

The metal star with the blue star gem was in my stash, as were the silver stars I used on the easel prop. I secured the large metal star with a blue organza bow.

The sentiment was PC generated and I added a couple of silver pearls to finish the card off.

The pic isn't very good (so what's new) but this time my excuse is the glare from the holographic card!

Challenges -
Glitter Fairies - Easel Card
Creatilicious - Christmas and it must sparkle!
Crafty Anns - Recipe and I chose Ribbon, Bauble, Silver
Card Mad Fairy - Digi - Winter Wonderland
Patties Creations - Christmas
Some Odd Girl - Easel card

Thanks for stopping by   - your visits (and comments!) are REALLY appreciated.

Off to get on the pj's and the wooly socks!


♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely adorable hun...such a sweet image & gorgeous colours!
hugs and xxx

Sandra DeFalco said...

Precious image!
Thanks for playing in our 'Christmas' Challenge #34, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

steph said...

Adorable card. Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Steph
DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous idea! This is the first card I've seen for Baby's First Christmas! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Fairies this week!
Tammy DTxxx

Jan said...

Delicious little card Viv... love the image and the soft colour. Hope you slept well and are feeling warmer this morning xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv. What a a beautiful card. Lovely image and such delicate colours and a lovely design, gorgeous.
Hope you had a good nights sleep and feel better today. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

The Glitter Fairy said...

Wow I love the image and the colours used, Gorgeous card hunni. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Fairies x

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning card Viv, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv, Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us at The Glitter Fairies and good luck. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Louise said...

Such a sweet card, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge

Lee said...

Ooooh blimey hope by now you are cold free hun.I got soaked thru a few times taking the dogs out yuk lol.

Gorgeous card soooo cute,love the shape.Hugs xxx

coops said...

aw this is gorgeous your soft colours and the image is adorable ;D

xx coops xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutey Gorgeous card Viv, I Like the image, Thanks for joining in with us at Cardmadfairy digi days.
Kevin xx

Chris_P said...

WOW this is gorgeous!! It´s so cute! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

Gillian said...

Fabulous card,love the colours. Thanks for joining in with us at Cardmadfairy digi days. Hugs Gillian.

Shar B said...

Such a lovely and joyful card! Love the touches of silver too!

Jacki Daniels said...

this is such a refreshing card (makes a change from xmas ones) and how adorable can you make them love this image and the colours are stunning thanks for playing with us at Glitter Fairies this time
Jacki xx

Cor* said...

HHOOoooHOOOo hold up the tree here!!This is soooooooooooo adorable. And when your card is closed it looks just like a flat card, not an easle.Mine always look like they are struggling to stay closed! LOL Fabby! thanks for being ODD with us this week at SOG!

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Oh what a cutie. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx PS Wishing you and your family a Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2012

Elena said...

I have the same stamp too and I htink your version is fantastic!! Your easel is gorgeous, a fantastic sweet card for a magic Holiday!
Thanks for join with us this time at SOG, hope to see you again!