Saturday, 26 November 2011

It's Christmaaaaas!

Well, it's not Christmas yet, but it won't be long! So far I have wrapped 1 (one!) present! My son's birthday is December 5th so I tend to be a bit distracted until after that!

Cardmaking, though, tends to get intensively Christmassy rather earlier. Here's another 8-incher! The papers and sentiment came from a magazine freebie but I'm sorry I can't remember which :(

The sweet Christmas images are The Greeting Farm. I coloured in Speccies, and Glamour Dusted all the fluffy fur trim on their outfits. The mats behind them are cut with a Nesties die and embossed in a daisy pattern with my faithful Cuttlebug.

I used more die-cuts on this card: the Memory Box Frosty border, a Marianne Poinsettia set, and a Magnolia doo-hickey swirl. They all came from Crafts U Love I Glamour Dusted the swirl and border, and added Stickles to the veins of the flower. The stars are Paperchase.

The sketch is from Inspirational Card Sketches and as soon as I saw it I knew it would be perfect for these matched TGF images!

I also knew it would have to be a big card to get all the elements in, which has been a bit strange for someone who thinks a 6 inch one is a bit big! I have about a hundred 5 inch card blanks in my stash, so now I need to think mini again!! But we live and learn in this crafting malarky, don't we?

I'll be back tomorrow with a new Dream Valley Challenge, so I'll C ya then!

Thanks for looking and sleep well!

love, MagsB x

PS I can't find my list of Spectrum Noirs anywhere! Sorry!


mags said...

What super images these are. Love the layout and it suits the images you have chosen perfectly. The papers are super and love the swirls and embellishments. A wonderful card.

downrightcrafty said...

hiya what a fun couple of images on a lovely laid out card,
Hugs Kate xx

coops said...

fantastic card the fun images and your papers and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Love the fab images and the layout is lovely :-0 Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Mari said...

Lovely card, so sweet images :)
Thank you for taking part in the ICS challenge!

Jessica Theodore said...

This is wonderful! so glad you could join us this week at ICS x

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Maga, fab choice of papers and such a cute couple :) Donna x