Friday, 14 October 2011

Spots and Stripes

Lots of fabulous NOT 'Too Early for Christmas?' entries for our last challenge. Really inspiring. Our challenge this time at Cardmadfairy is to use spots and stripes. Sponsored by Whimsy Stamps who are offering a prize of  5 of their fabulous designs.
 As I was in the Christmas zone I decided to use another christmas image for this challenge in fact I combined two images which you can find here to create a Wintry scene. I wanted to make an easel card for a change and I saw a really straight forward tutorial for using ready made cards which I have a stack of, to make one but unfortunately I can't remember where. I used the free papers that came with the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, a really fab free gift. I cut the edges of the image out by hand before cutting the rest with a circle die, the stopper to hold the card upright is made with two Christmas tree shapes which came from a set I bought at Lakeland Plastics years ago and I have never used, I just added some glitter glue to add some sparkle. The lace doily came from a set of ten I bought from the kitchen department of the local pound shop, bargain! I wasn't intending to use them for crafting but it was the perfect fit.
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ unused stash
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ 1 technique, 2 embellishments, 3 papers
http://ilovepromarkers.blogspot.com/ anything goes
http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ use Fall colours
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ always Anything goes
http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com boys
http://woodwareusa-clearstamps.blogspot.com/ anything goes
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com anything goes
http://jffchallenge.blogspot.com/  kitchen finds (doily)
http://squigglefly.blogspot.com/ yipes stripes

17 comments:

  1. Cute Gill, love the colours especially the lad's jacket - it really pops!
    Jenni x

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  2. Very pretty Christmas card. I like this image and your coloring, too. Cut background papers and the little green trees are a great little charm for this card. Thank you for joining us at I DID IT CREATIONS CHALLENGE # 76! Good Lcuk!

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  3. oh wow, you can't help but smile when you see that little snowman's face. Too too cute. Adorable card and I really like how the main image objects come off of the frame. Nicely done. :D

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

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  4. Love the way you have combined images on this, fab card!!!

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  5. Great card, good idea putting the little snowman in the background!

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  6. This is so lovely Gillian....so clever creating this scene with the two images. Love it.

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  7. Really cute card and so nicely colored! thanks for playing in Squigglefly's Yipes Stripes challenge!

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  8. Love your card Gillian it has a kind of vintage feel to it and the papers are very pretty too.
    Carol Ann xx

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  9. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  10. What a pretty winter scene and lovely coloring. Thanks for joining the Squigglefly Yikes Stripes! Challenge.

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  11. This is lovely! The image is so cute! Thanks for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge.
    Jane
    x

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  12. This is a beautiful boy wintery card Jane!

    Thanks for joining us for the Boys Boys Boys challenge at Pollycraft!

    Arabella

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  13. Woah, what a gret card! I wouldn't have thought that green went all too well with a snowman theme but you showed us all!

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  14. Great how you've combined the 2 images to make a snow scene!

    Amanda

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  15. Lovely winter scene you have created, beautiful papers.
    Thank you for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again.
    Dorte,x

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  16. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  17. Fabulous card! Great take on the U challenge! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We will have another fun one tomorrow! We hope you will play along again!
    ~Lacey
    www.stampandcreate.com
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT
    PS I have a weekly candy on my store's blog - come enter!!
    http://stampandcreateblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/product-spotlight-halloween.html

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