Tuesday, 13 February 2018

February Christmas Card #1 ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I had this image outlined but I had not coloured it and it was left over from last years Christmas card making so I have been experimenting with ways to colour the baubles and here is the end result …

An A5 card
Good to post!
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge Anything But Cute 
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #158 Anything Goes

Unstampabelles Challenge Use Newly Acquired Supplies:
the watercolour pencils

I’m acturally quite happy with the colouring of the bauble and the way I was able to use multiple snippets too. The die cut poinsettias were from a hand made card my mum had received. She wanted me to pull them off and re-use them but I couldn’t do it, I know how much work goes into making cards so when I wasn’t looking she pulled them off and gave them to me to use on a card. I did make the mistake of asking about how she recycled the cards I had made for her over the years and was promptly told that she had kept all of those and how dare I think she wouldn’t keep cards her daughter had created for her lol!!

With the exception of the base layer all of the card and paper were from my snippets pile and the poinsettia’s had been recylced so this is what I would consider to be a free Christmas card. I used my new Tim Holtz Christmas sentiment dies to cut the sentiment and even they are bonus dies as you get two lots of sentiments from one cut. It’s one more Christmas card for the box and I am happy about that lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Imagination Crafts Christmas Holly Panel Stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Holiday Words 2 die set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
Crafters Companion A4 Linen Finish white card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; Papermania patterned paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Faber Castell Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Essentials; Perfectly Primary
Poinsettia’s from another card
Collall all purpose glue


Liz said...

Lovely card, the poinsettias are beautiful! xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a beautiful card Karen, love the design and your gorgeous colours, beautiful images and papers, Kate x

Susan Hogan said...

Already a Christmas card! I cannot think of them at this stage. Love the w/c look of your baubles. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampbelles and we hope to see you back soon! Susan, Unstampabelles.

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful Christmas card Karen. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Sue said...

This is lovely Karen, it's never too early to start for Christmas! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, Sue xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 372 - hope to see you again soon x

Cara said...

This is very pretty, hope you're keeping well x

Dale Tiernan said...

Oh wow, a Xmas card in Feb. You are organised.
Terrific effort.
Thanks for joining in at Unstampabelles.

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers and hope to see you again soon!

Sue - said...

Great upcycling in your card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

Linda said...

Lovely Christmas card .... I like the festive red colours. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas challenge xx

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Evelyn Walter said...

Lovely card! Beautiful poinsettias.
Thank you for playing along with our Challenge this month at Country View Crafts.
Evelyn xx

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional love / anniversary / thinking of you” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Stempel-Magie)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…