7 November 2009

Crafty Cardmakers challenge

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Hi everyone, hope your weekend is off to a good start. I’ve made a card for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge which is a challenge I’ve only just found. This time the challenge is to just have some stamping on your card with the optional extra of using a stamping technique you haven’t used before or some paper piecing, resist etc.

I’ve used this cute Motivet stamp from the new Christmas collection available at the Craft Barn and coloured it with copics then added stickles and some doodling and cut out with a circle nestability. I’ve cut some BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses paper for the scalloped circle and matting layer underneith and I’ve embossed a piece of whitewashed Core’dinations card using a Crafts Too stars embossing folder which I’ve then sanded and also coloured in some of the stars. I suppose my option is that I’ve used paper with pinky colours in it for a Christmas card, I usually tend to go for more traditional Christmas colours but I really like these in the Eskimo Kisses collection that have a lot of pinks. I’ve added more doodling around the edges, some red tulle and a craftwork cards sentiment. TFL.

29 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely...esp love how you used brown in this image!

Vixykins said...

Beautiful card Chris, I love it! Its really striking and the colours are lush!
Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers challenge and hope you come back again as we have a challenge coming up which will be right up your street ;)

Vix

stephanne said...

Awwww, this is precious!!! The image comes off the page with your expert colouring and glitter and I am loving that BG paper, toooo cute!!

Tessa said...

sweet card!!

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is gorgeous - beautiful colouring, love the papers too! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers :o) Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, beautiful work with the image and fab papers.
luv
Debby

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Lovely card as always Chris, the coloured in image is perfect with the added glitter and the embossed background looks fab xx

Ludkasz said...

fantastic:)

Only by His Grace said...

Beautiful card. Love all your craft.
Hugs Marion

mckinkle said...

Stunning card Chris, I adore the image that snowman is adorable!
Keryn x

Larissa said...

Hi Chris!
I hope all is well with you!
This is a real great card! Love the embossed background with the stars. The image is really cute. and I am in love with the tulle.

Hugs,
Larissa

Chrissie said...

What a gorgeous card Chris, just love the colour palette of this!
Fabulous 'turkey' card too. In fact, as usual, all your latest creations are just superb (and I still adore your background colouring!!)

Juls said...

to to cute!! Love the sparkly red scarf!!! Would like one like that myself! fab card, love it!

Sarita said...

This is so lovely Chris. I love all the glittery sparkly bits and the papers too. The pink colours work beautifully,
Hope you are well Chris,
Love Sarita xx

Vicky said...

Beautiful card Chris. I love the cute image and the stars looks so pretty!
Hugs, Vicky ~X~

Sol said...

great card! Love theese papers..:)

Spyder said...

Brilliant Card, Love it!
(Lyn)

creacora said...

Hai I am a new follower of your blog wauw what you make is realy beautiful I see I can learn from you
this card is a little painthing !!
greethings Cora

June Houck said...

Chris, the first thing I noticed are those fabulous stars! I love your card, but then again I love all Chris cards :)

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning !!!

Love Karen x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris what a love image its got a lovely story to tell, so beautifully coloured and the details are fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxxx

Georgia said...

Oh WOW, this is sooo stunning Chris!! I absolutely love this image and the glitter looks lovely! Gorgeous papers and I love how you've done the faux stitching round the edges! Hope you've had a great time at the NEC today! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Mina said...

gorgeous Chris, I love your touch of sparkle...cant beat a bit of bling and your ok I have forgiven you now for making me mess up my papers lol
Mina xxx

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

gorgeous card! lovely coloring :)

Lesley at Grenouille Greetings said...

This is fab! I love the colour choice and the colouring and the textures. Those stars look like they are sewn! Beautiful! Warm ones, Lesley

theneon said...

Amazing coloring job as always -- the image is so delightful and your card is perfect in every way.

IsaNorris said...

This is gorgeous Christine !! beautiful card
isax

Michelle said...

Fab card Chris, quite light and bright but still as gorgeous! Love your dog digi too. It's made a great card with Larissa's sketch
x Michelle

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Chris such a stunning card!
hugs
kim x