Friday, 7 November 2014

A study in brown

   The challenge this week at Creative Corner is to make a Christmas card. So come and join us and get one step nearer to completing your cards.
   As this Lili of the Valley image is of a vintage looking character I thought I would just use browns on my card. I printed the background paper using the La Pashe CD ROM 'Christmas with the Wrinkles' and the added vintage photo distress ink to it. This was then matted and layered onto brown mirri card and white card.
   I coloured image called 'Festive Lantern' using Spectrum Noir pens, added distress inks to the edges and glittered it. I then matted it onto brown mirri card fixing it at a slight angle.
   The words for the sentiment were cut from brown mirri card using Tattered Lace dies and glued to gold mirri card which had been cut using a Spellbinders label 4 die. I then added glitter to the top of the letters to simulate snow before attaching it to the card.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Without Words - preparing for Christmas
   Lili of the Valley - merry Christmas
   Dream Valley - getting ready for Christmas
   Allsorts - masculine
   Stamping Sensations - Christmas
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - make it sparkle
   Ribbon Girl - Christmas card
   Bearly Mine - Christmas card
   Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
   Sparkle N Sprinkle - anything goes
   Beccy's Place - holiday cards
   Make My Monday - vintage
   ABC Christmas - v is for very merry Christmas
   Catch the Bug - anything goes


  1. Lovely card with cute image.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  2. Gorgeous festive card, love how you've coloured the sweet image. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

  3. What a gorgeous card Crafty, I love it! The image is beautiful and you've done a fabulous job colouring it in. The sheet music in the background is a wonderful compliment and I really like the shimmer from the mirri card matt. Great job!

  4. A fabulous Christmas creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

  5. Gorgeous design, thanks for playing along with BEARLY-MINE this month x carol

  6. This is lovely Mary, I am sure he is our caroling and can almost hear him.

    Many thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensation challenge.

    B x

  7. lovely card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week and hope to see you back next week

  8. Wonderful vintage looking Christmas card. Love the glittery light from the lantern and great coloring of the image. Thanks for sharing another fabulous project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous, I love your colours with the soft tone of the purples creeping in,thanks for joining us at without words. Joeyx

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the design with the vintage christmas style and love the sparkled snow. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments and ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday and wednesday for some new challenges. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments and DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

  11. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Oh this is lovely. Thanks for playing with us at Bearly Mine this month x

  13. LOVE that image - what a great card!

  14. Gorgeous card, love the antiquated look with the sepia tones,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Without Words this month, we do hope that you will try to come on over and join the fun next month too.

    Crafty hugs and Kind regards
    Bridget Without Words DT :) x

  15. Beautiful card, love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  16. Thanks for joining in with my vintage challenge at MMM. Fab creation!
    Fliss x

  17. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November and my Patterned Paper November challenge - hope to see you again soon x

  18. What a wonderful card! The brown colour scheme looks gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Merry Christmas!' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x

  19. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this month well of “Christmas cards”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)