Friday, 24 September 2010

A Card for LOV Challenge - "Alternative Christmas"

Good Afternoon Ladies I suspect you are all looking forward to the weekend lets hope the weather improves as its not particularly nice today, anyway todays card is for this weeks Lili of the Valley's "Alternative Christmas", and Ive used this sweet image of a teddy bear carrying his pressies, and although Ive used conventional colours for him I just couldnt bring myself to colour him differently so I hope it wont upset the applecard. Ive coloured him with my copic pens and then with some quickie glue and glitter on his hat I then used the new Labels Nestabilitie die No.15 its a really lovely one this time, I then used the die to create the mount out of some dark mauve card. The sentiment is yet another of the LOV stamps, this was cut out with the ribbon tag.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with the first layer of the same dark card with one of two papers I found in a magazine, a very dark mauve background with white snowmen, snowflakes and snowballs on it, on top of this Ive stuck a square of pink snowflake paper that has been punched around the edge with a snowflake border punch by Martha Stewart. Then across the bottom Ive put my sentiment which has a spotted ribbon threaded through the holes and attached it to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was positioned in the middle on the square and Ive popped a snowman button at the top on the right hand side.
This card is to be entered in the following challenges:-


brenda said...

This is a real cutise image Shirley and lovely touch with his sparkly hat.

Weathers pretty grim here as well, in fact heavy rain most of the day so far.

B x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is super cute Shirely. The image is adorable and I love the sweet little snowman!
Clare x

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Shirley
Beautiful card love the colours and the little bear, have a great weekend.
Chris x

Babs said...

Hi Shirley
What a beautiful card, and that goregous image from L.O.T.V that you have coloured so perfect. i love your little snowman too.

Babs x

Wishcraft said...

Adorable card, love the image and fab colours - cute snowman too :o) Lisa x

Alysha said...

Awwwww shirley, he is so adorable hunny, soooooo cute and cuddly
hugs Aly xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Shirley this is adorably cute!
Fabulous work!
kim x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww a gorgeous card, awesome colouring, lovely papers & embelies, luv the snowman, have great weekend, sue,x

Josephine said...

That's a lovely card! The sparkle is just gorgeous, and I love that snowman button!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley what can I say except..WOW.. this is so beautiful I love the colours and that little snowman at the top and the image is absolutely adorable.
Lorraine x

Hope Jacare said...

He is absolutely gorgeous Shirley - love him to bits! Looks like it's going to be a good day here today - thank goodness. Largs had some scarey flooding last week we were lucky considering roof still not finnished! Cheers Claire x

Anonymous said...

wonderful is your card
Hugs and nice weekend

Melodie said...

Great compliment for you. Stunning card and the little fellow is sooo cute.

Swaantje said...

Lovely...very.. very lovely is your Christmas card, Shirley.
Fantastic work..
Have a wonderful weekend.

CraftyC said...

He's gorgeous Shirley. A really cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at the LOTV Challenge!

Mandy said...

Shirley your card is absolutely gorgeous, so sweet and beautifully coloured, love your little snowman button
love and hugs Mandy xx

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card Shirley. I love this stamp. I cant wait to ink him up myself. Love the colours and the layout.


Kimmi xx

Rainmac said...

Awww how cute is this card Shirley, I love it xxx

Alison said...

I think this is just perfect for the theme and he is such a cute image.
Hugs, Alison x

Merry said...

Oh wow..this is just the cutest...and the colours you have used are beautiful. That glitter on his hat so finishes the card.

mueppi said...

Good morning hun
your card is so lovely and yyour colours are great like always!!!
I wish you a fab sunday!!
Hugs and love Gisela

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

Love your Christmas card.

Such a lovely image. Great colours and your little snowman embellishment is so cute!!

Happy Sunday.

Love Jules xx

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Teresa / Trees aWard in Crafts said...

I love the colour combo of that card, and I especially like the star edge cutter and the snowman. Lovely card Shirly

Hugs, Teresa xxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh shirley what a little Darling this James is. Thank you for joining us at LOTV this week your card is stunning
Hugs Jacqui