Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A LotV Christmas card for a dear friend!

Phew! I'm just in time for the Lili of the Valley Challenge!

This week there's a sketch to follow. The papers are by Kate Knight, free with a magazine last year - the picture makes them look blue, but actually they're a gorgeous teal, and a contrasting bright pink.

I coloured this little LotV sweetie with my Speccies, using the turquoise set - it's not a colour I use much, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out! I slathered her muff and the ground with glamour dust. The corner flourish is a Nestie, and I stickled the petals of the embossed flower in the corner and also around the edges of the bp. The snowflakes and poinsettia are made with Marianne dies - the flower uses more paper from the same pad.

I must say, I'm loving the Grand Calibur (I keep wanting to call it Excalibur!!) that my olde manne got me for my birthday! It embosses beautifully - no more faffing around with shims on my dear little Cuttlebug!

The text is also LotV. Ribbon is from stash, and if you squint you can see a Martha Stewart stars border punch has been used just below it. Only most of the border's been covered, d'oh!

The shiny dots are Paperchase stickers.

I've made this for my oldest friend - we met when we were 2 and went through Nursery and Primary School together. We both remember sitting on the floor at nursery in pairs, rocking to 'Row, Row, Row the Boat!' She prefers plain and simple rather than lots of fuss, so I haven't blinged or flowered the card - it looks a bit bare to me, but I think she'll like it! I don't see her nearly enough!

I'm also entering this for the Winter Wonderland challenge, whose theme is 'For a Special Friend.'

Ok, I'd better rush off to enter the challenges - why do I always leave everything till the last minute, eh?!

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Spectrum Noirs: Skin tones - 142, 133; Pinks - 137; Yellows - 37, 35, 33; Turquoises - 68, 65, 64, 62


downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous creation thank you for creating a card for your special friend, and sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested:)

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning i love the colours fabulous, thanks for joining us at LOTV this week hugs pops x

stephanne said...

Oooooooh, so pretty!!! Fabulous colouring and lovely pops of pink!!
hugs, stephanne

Jules said...

Hi Mags

This is a cute one!!!

Loving your gorgeous papers and perfectly coloured image very much.

Thanks for calling your new machine "Excalibur" I will always want to say that now LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

coops said...

stunning card mags.the image is gorgeous and i love the striking turquoise colours ;D

xx coops xx

melsanford said...

A beautiful card! The colours are gorgeous and I love the image :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx