Friday, 27 July 2012

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Photo Inspiration

It's time for a new challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long, and this week we have an inspirational photo:


Our sponsor for this challenge is Meljen's Designs:

Meljen's Designs

The DT were all given Meljen's images to play with...I used 'Cocoa Christmas Fairy' on my card, colouring her using watercolour pencils, and adding some sparkle with some Stickles. I took my inspiration from the colours in the photo...green, white & gold...embossing some green Core'dinations card using my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'Snowflakes' folders and Sizzix/BasicGrey 'Snowglobe' folder...sanding over the surface to reveal the lighter coloured core. I cut the snowflakes using Marianne Designs and Cuttlebug dies, then covered them with more Stickles. The gold lace is from Dunelm Mill.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.

22 comments:

Claire said...

This is really sweet Helen. Hugs, Claire x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is beautiful Helen! Love the background design .. subtle yet very effective! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘DIAMONDS, PEARLS and/or LACE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Sandra H said...

Wow Helen, This is beautiful xx

Julie E said...

Such a cutie. Looks great against the embossing.

Deb said...

wow, gorgeous, love the embossing!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

TannyP said...

How stunning! That embossed background is gorgeous and your use of the lace is perfect. Lovely snowflakes, too! Thanks so much for joining The Sisterhood of Crafters for our 'Diamonds, Pearls & Lace, OH MY!' Challenge :)

Linda Anderson said...

How lovely! Adorable image and I love your embossed backgrounds! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Linda

Simple and Sweet said...

Oh what a sweet image and darling ardM thanks for joining us this week!
Erika SSW DT

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lisa Carroll said...

This is so sweet! Love the colors you used, and all the frosty details. :) Thank you for playing in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

nancyparker55 said...

Helen, your card is so pretty. Love your choice of colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Meljen's Designs this week.

Heide said...

So Darling. Just the sweetest image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

mulberry station said...

I love your monocromatic color scheme. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us. Nancy SSW-DT

Pia S said...

The embossed papers are gorgeous! Love both the pattern and the color, and the distressed edges are a nice touch. Fab design and a cute card!

Patty Chalas said...

your card is very cute!!!
love your coloring...

Jeannie said...

What a cute little image and an awesome holiday creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Mynnette said...

This is gorgeous!!! LOVE all the dry embossing--it's fabulous! :)

Heather said...

This is beautiful! Love the sparkles on the trim of her hat and dress.

Sharon Basel said...

Helen this is so beautiful with all the embossing textures and that sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Zippy said...

Absolutely adoreable and great embossing xxx

Kathie said...

Hi Helen this is such a pretty card, I love your colours and this cute image and the embossing is just the most perfect texture. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-DT

Arlana said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card. Love your fun embossed papers. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!