Saturday, 4 December 2010

Untraditional Christmas Colours....

Hi Susan here....

This is my second card as a guest designer at Crafty Emma's Store, a new challenge has started today and the theme is a fabulous sketch, for full details of the challenge and to see some fabulous inspirational ideas from the design team call across to CES Challenges and join in the fun with us all.

Now onto my card....I wanted to make a Christmas card but I also wanted to get away from the traditional colours that we all tend to I took a look in a 12x12 scrapbooking pad from HOTP called Sarapapers, and fell in love with these papers for the rich burgundy and pink colours. I have distressed all the edges and then glittered with stickles. The centre border panel I used a Martha Stewart punch on the edges then glittered. My ribbons and pearls are all from our local market. I love making those swirls.

This cute little digi image is from The Stamping Bazaar Store, designed by Marina Neira and is called 'Kitty among Presents', I have used Promarkers to colour the image, the edges have been distressed and glittered.

My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, I made and coloured the leaves from white card.

This beautiful sentiment image is a mix of two, the frame and the wordart, from Raindrop Echo Designs, designed by Ann Vento. I coloured the frame on the computer, joined the two images together then cut it  out and glittered the edges.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Thank you so much for looking at my card and for all the wonderful comments you leave, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan


  1. Your card is so beautiful Susan ! Love your colours and this image is just too cute ! Love the little note beside the little bell ! Cute ! Hugs and love from Catherine

  2. Oh such a lovely image ! And your card is superb, very nice creation !

  3. OMG!! This little mice is so cute and your card is fantastic, beautifuly colored.
    Thanks for playing us at DDCC.
    hugs and happy X-mas.

  4. What a cute image, great card and love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  5. What a darling image and so beautifully colored!! Love your fun Christmas design too!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

  6. Wow Mam what a stunner. Love the papers, great colour choice. Image is beautiful and very cheeky!
    Your flowers are great but your leaves are FANTASTIC!!! Wow you're so clever making them!


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