Monday, 5 October 2015

Believe in Christmas ...

I have notebooks everywhere for different things as am a bit of a notebook nerd ... love a good notebook ... however I am also a memory stick junkie too! I though I had better go through them just to check what I had on them and try and find a way to sort through all the files, photos, crafting stuff etc and came across a set of photos for several Tonic Studio projects I had made for the Exquisite Stamp launch.

Here's one of the cards I made ...

I have used the Elegance stamp from the Tonic Studios Exquisite range, coloured with Nuvo Creative pens and embellished with Nuvo Crystal drops and glitter.

Skin: 473, 475 and 449
Dress: 379, 381 and 489

I used one of the garden header dies to create my floral border, colouring them to look similar to poinsettias.

Leave & vines: 415 and 417
Flowers: 379 and 381

I adore the "believe" sentiment from the "Believe/Love topper"die set and thought it suited this image brilliantly. It has been layered on to black card with a lickle gold heart.

I layered the beautiful lady on to layers of ribbon and lace, finished with a sentiment strip. A few extra hearts finished off the card and a matted "noel" sentiment.

A quick(ish) card to make and want to try this design again but maybe in blue ... another thing to add to my crafting "to do" list.

Well the new week has started and I am busy, busy, busy today. Already tired just thinking about it ...! Have a wonderful Monday everyone,

x x x

Products and links:

Classy cards 'n' such - Holly days
Glitter and sparkle - anything goes
Crafts Galore - make a card
Crazy Hazelnut Christmas Challenge - anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
Wags and Whiskers - use a die cut
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper challenge


KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card Lou
Gr Karin

Pink Unicorn said...

I love that gorgeous dress, and those Crystal drops are such a wonderful finishing touch. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Halloween or Make a Card”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card the lady is so elegant and I love the colours. Hugs Jackie

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card x

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the dress and those crystal drops you added. Thank you, for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge. Hope you join us again soon. Have a great week.

~ginny said...

Whoooeeee! The bling on that dress is beeeeautiful! You've colored the folds wonderfully and your blending is quite nice! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments for our Christmas challenge!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT
Owner: RubberMAD (

Cheri Burry said...

Such a beautiful card! Your colouring of her dress is stunning and I love the crystal drops are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us over at One Crazy Stamper!

Avril Watson said...

Lou, this is one stunning creation, absolutely outstanding, hugs xxx

everything with said...

Beautiful card, love the image and colours you have used x thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

Diane said...

Very the detail on her dress!! Thank you for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such for our "Holly Days" challenge! Hope to see you back next week!

Jennifer Greco said...

What a beautiful card! That dress, wowza. I love the sparkles dropped at the back and the great flowers too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments, good luck and hope to see you again in our next challenge!
Jennifer, DT

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!! That image is so beautiful and I love the embellishments you used. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

Ileana A. said...

Gorgeous ctreation! Your colouring is wonderful! I love design and image!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Make a card or Halloween".

Karen Day said...

Such an elegant card! I love your rich colours - thanks for joining our October challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow Lou! Stunning creation! I love your style. So elegant. Love the dies and the lace.

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cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a beautiful image.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -