Thursday, 24 January 2013

A Christmas card!

Evening, all! It's freezing tonight, proper brass monkey weather! Brrrrr!

With snow on the ground I decided to make a Christmas card! One of the card magazines had a free gift last year of two 'Holly Hobbie' stamps - I used to love Holly Hobbie when I were a lass!


 I coloured her with Speccies (I'm sorry, I forgot to make a list *slapped wrist!*) and Glossy Accented her boots, and used a Spellbinders Labels 4 to cut her out. I distressed with Broken China while she was still in the die. The mat is made by drawing round the outside of the die and cutting out. The sentiment is from the same Holly Hobbie set.

The poinsettia is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves cut with a Marianne die (I don't know which set it's from, sorry!)

The ribbon is from stash. The paper is 'Rum'n'Raisin' by PaperArtsy which I have had for over 2 years! It's so pretty! I added Platinum stickles to the brown flourish.


I used a matching paper without the 'Merry Christmas' script on the inside.

I'm entering these Challenges:

Sketch and Stash provided this fab sketch which is their first one ever! The theme is 'Vintage' and I think Holly has a lovely vintage look!



I'm also entering Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge she is asking for something recycled or free, I hope the free stamp qualifies!

And Papertake Weekly says 'Tie up your loose ends - tie a bow!'

Snow is due in parts of the UK tomorrow, so wrap up warm and take care!

Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x

11 comments:

Hazel said...

The free stamp definitely qualifies - beautifully coloured and such a pretty card - love the way you've decorated the inside as well - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 108 - you could also enter this into my new CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. X

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Mags. I love that sweet Holly Hobbie image and you have coloured her beautifully. The papers and ribbon are so pretty too.
Hugs Sue

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!!! Lee-Ann :)

Jules said...

Hi Mags

I too love Holly Hobbie .. .. she looks lovely on your Christmas card.

I love the splashes of red too.

Love Jules xx

NGCARDS said...

A great creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.beautiful image ad i love your colours and design :D

xx coops xx

mags said...

A gorgeous christmas card Mags. Super sweet image and love the flourish in the corner. Hope you are managing to keep warm in this chilly weather.
Mags
x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous little Xmas card and a great take on the sketch.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sally H said...

Oh wow! Holly Hobbie - that takes me back! A gorgeous creation, Mags. LOVE it! Beautiful colouring too

Sarah said...

Hi Mags, oooh this is just so pretty! Lovely colours and the image is gorgeous. Perfect bling in the corner as well.

Sarah

Annmaree (Emu) said...

oh I just love the holly hobby sarah kay image, so great! love the gold glitter shimmer too!