Monday, 3 May 2010

Christmas Love

After spending all morning working...I decided to treat myself to a little crafting time...well, it is a Bank Holiday!
This card combines quite a few challenges, so I'll list them all at the the end of this post. I've had a couple of Cosmic Shimmer Mist paints for a while, and thought I'd use them to make my own backing paper, as I couldn't find the right colour in amongst my mountain of papers! lol
I sprayed two colours ('Peacock Green' and 'Aqua Lagoon') on to plain white card, then blended them together using a ball of cotton wool. After leaving it to dry, I used my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' folder to emboss, and then sanded the raised areas to reveal the white core. The cute image is called 'Christmas Love' by Penny Black, I used my Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' die to make the big snowflake, and the scalloped border was made using an EK Success punch.


Challenges:

Bah! Humbug! - Snowflakes
Cute Card Thursday - Make Your Own... (made my own backing papers)
Papertake Weekly - Do Something Different (made my own backing papers)
Penny Black Saturday - Let's Get Punchy
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club - Christmas Stockings

17 comments:

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

kath said...

this is so sweet helen and a card all ready for the christmas box..thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxxx

Trisha said...

Helen,this is such a beautiful card! i love, the image, the colors and the sketch! Thanks for joining in at Susie and Vicki's this week! Hugs XX Trisha

Beth said...

This is a gorgeous background you've made and the image is so cute! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge!

Love Beth xx

Little K Smith said...

Great card, love the sweet image and fab embossing too.
Kelly.x

Irene said...

Hello Helen,

What a beautiful and gorgeous card. I love how you have made your backing papers and that cuttling is great. Those little mice are so cute and sweet - I must check out this stamp.

Thank you so much for entering in our latest challange.

luv
irene
Bah! Humbug!

Max said...

Lovely sheen on your embossed panel and a very cute image Helen. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! this week.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Jo said...

ooooooh this is fantastic, but crimbo card already? lol
mind you, it creeps up on us doesn't it?
Thank you for joining in with Sketch Saturday this week
Jo xx

Evgenia said...

thank you for playing with us at Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club! Your card is so cute!

jules said...

so lovely!! that image is adorable!!

Whisper said...

Fabby card, i so love them mices in blue for a change, Sam x

Maya said...

Such a wonderful card!
Love the color combo, and the image is so sweet!!
Thank you for joining us at SS,
hugs from Maya :)

Ann said...

Oh just gorgeous and so darn cute. Love those meece and the embossed panels - a great card.
Thanks for finding the time to join us again. Love to see your entries.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug DT

Annie said...

love these little mice in their stockings and the embossed snowflakes are fabulous!
hugs, annie x

Mrs Wonka said...

What a beautiful card, I really need to make a start on my christmas cards!

Mrs Wonka (Zoe) xxx

Shirl said...

What a beautiful card! Really love your choice of colours and that embossed background :)

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Fab card Helen, love the cute image and the distressed embossing is super. thankyou for joining in Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club challenge this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki & Susie xx