Monday, 6 August 2012

I can't believe I've made ...

... a Christmas card soooooooooooo early in the year! However I had to use one of the new images from Emma Canning and as I have neglected my promarkers for a while now, it was great to have a little colouring session. I have used "Angel" as she looks so serene but then you know what they say about the quiet ones .... !

Image: Angel by Emma Canning
Nellie Snellen, Spellbinders & Marianne Design dies
X-Cut heart punch
Ribbon & pearls from stash
Gold Liquid Pearls 
Sentiment printed on to Safmat
Coloured with promarkers

I have deliberately coloured the image in soft tones as that is how I thought she wold look being so angelic. The baubles were made using off cuts of handmade paper, a little border, heart and dots of liquid pearls. The Spellbinders Lace Doily background is actually the grease proof paper I use to help cut the dies and free them easily; it seemed such a waste to just bin it!

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Love to create - punches and dies
Whoopsi Daisy - punches and dies
Pink Elephant - use ribbon
Christmas Card Challenges - use something new
That Craft Place - things with wings
Clearly Inspired Challenge - things with wings
Dream Valley Challenges - die cuts and punches

Well better go and nag Luke as he moves in to his house tomorrow .... 4 lads sharing a house .... uuummm, not sure I'll visit there much! He has to take up the house early even though Uni doesn't start back until mid September but he's hoping to find a job nearer Uni to get some extra funds. Okay what hasn't he packed ......



cotnob said...

This is really pretty Lou, such lovely soft colours and sweet image.
Thank you for sharing your Christmas card with us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Lou,love the dangly hearts...fabulous

Kandy said...

ever so pretty, well done, any more?

Claire said...

It's never too early for Christmas cards Lou! This is so sweet, love the soft colour tones and the image. Hugs, Claire x

Unknown said...

Another stunning card - absolutely love it :-) x x

Wendy L said...

I love your soft tones for this one. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

andrea said...

Gorgeous card,love the colours and her beaded headband,thankyou for the lovely comment
Andrea xx

cheryl said...

oh hope luke gets on okay Hun,bet they will have fun,he he,as for your card hun its brilliant love the image and the layout is just super have to get my finger out and get some made,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

pat said...

very sweet card!! so glad you played along in this week CCC...hope to see you next week!


Bev said...

Gorgeous card Lou I need to start thinking Chrimbo to! Thanks for the follow. Back atcha!

Cassie said...

What a lovely card, Lou! Thanks for playing along with our 'Things with Wings' challenge over at the CIC :)

Carol said...

This is beautiful Lou, love the soft colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Carol DT x said...

This is stunning. I love it! x

Kim said...

Very pretty, love the hanging hearts! Glad you could join us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Lorraine said...

Lou this is gorgeous i love the gentle colour ways and the layout and of course the image she is fab xx

Stacey Schafer said...

adorable, Lou! thanks for playing along at the TPE this week:)

Crafty and Green said...

Stunning Christmas Card! Wow, You're on the ball! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! We hope you come back and play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,

Love crafts forever said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy.
Hugs Nataliya

Unknown said...

Love the girl and all of the details on this card. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.


Sande said...

Hi Lou!
Your card is just lovely! Love the color!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week and hope to see your lovely creations next week too!

Hugs, DT Sande xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is so beautiful the colours, image and the use of the punches/die cuts look super, thank you for joining our challenge at Whoopsie Daisy this week.
Lorraine x

RiNNE said...

Such wonderful details and textures! I especially love the pearl around her hair! Thanks for playing along at CCC!

~*Joni said...

lol! And I happen to have a quiet one here in my home who is quite the angel herself! ;)
Adorable image Lou with the prettiest palette! Thank you for joining us at The Pink Elephant in our ribbon challenge this week.
~*Joni TPE DT

Anda said...

This is gorgeous - I love the image, the colouring, the whole thing really!

Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this week ♥

Deanne Saunders said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for participating in LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again!