Friday, 2 October 2009

Christmas Elves

Hello everyone in crafting land, a lovely Christmas card this grey morning. Today I have used the sketch at Sketch Saturday shown below - and just in time!!!!

I chose this great image from one of my favourite artists Dustin Pike and you can find the image here . I have coloured the elves with watercolour crayons, the gems were from Taylored Expressions and the bells are gold glitter glue.

I have mounted the picture with foam tabs to give it some height, then put it on green textured card from Core'dinations - Super assortment. I punched the bottom with a Fiskars Christmas Tree border punch and put some red miri card behind to emphasise the trees. The sparkly snowflakes are from Craftime and were in my candy win from Sarah AKA Anime Princess.

The other backing paper is from a DCWV christmas Stack pack. The sentiment is a tag from Smirk.
The other challenges I am entering this card in are:-

Bee Crafty - Christmas theme and digi image,

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Five "S" words, Snowflakes, Swirls, Spots, Stripes and Sparkle - well 4 out of 5 isn't bad!!!

My Time To Craft Challenge - "Snow Buddies",

A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Christmas,

Simon Says Challenge - Red and Green and,

Tuesday Taggers - Trees.

Please leave your comments and if anyone knows of a DT post going up for grabs let me know!!!!


Rach said...

A fabulous card Ali, love the bling and the snowflake detail that you have used. hugs rachxx

Beate said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Love the bling, the punched bottom and the adorable stamps you used.
Hugs and smiles

Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
I can think of another S word - Stunning! Another beautiful card. Well done you and 7 challenges too!
Dawn xxxxx

Teri said...

This is lovely! Love the reds and greens, and those gems are a brilliant idea!
Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week hun.
Teri x

Denise Clark said...

What a fun Christmas card! Love the bling in the light strand! Also love the tree border. Fun card! Lots to see!

Denise Clark said...

What a fun Christmas card! Love the bling in the light strand and love that tree border. Terrific card!

Bee said...

Love the Christmas elves and festive backing paper! Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty challenge :)

Rybiooka said...

I really enjoy your work. It is perfect in every way!

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi, it's a bit grey here too but hopefully it will brighten up for the weekend. Another fab card. I will pass on any DT calls I come across, you are sure to be snapped up soon!

Liz x

Rachel said...

absolutely gorgeous Christmas Card!! you did a beautiful job. I love that Christmas paper i may have to go search for that stack pack. Thanks for visiting my blog and for joining us in the Character Cafe blog hop!
Have a Great Day!!

Tara said...

A fabulous card Ali and I so love the way you've added the little gems to your image, what an inspired idea!!
Hugs Tara xx

Ria Zonnestraaltje said...

Cute card :) thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Hugs Ria

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love these elves ,, soo cute and the papers and embellies you used are fab ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and hope you pop back tomorrow for the 24 hour Challenge :-)
Lols x

Sian said...

Wonderful card, love the image it's really cute ;)

cats whiskers said...

What a great card hun, just love those two little imps, they have really made me smile
Hugs Jacqui x

Sue said...

Hi Ali,a really fabby card and i love the image...super cute....i missed the swirls too:)

thanks for joining us at pollycraft:)


Anonymous said...

holy moly your card is just wonderful!!!!! thanks so much for stopping by my blog for the CC blog hop :)

have a wonderful weekend!!!!

Unknown said...

Ali what a fantastic card, and so many challenges in one card.....well done...many thanks for joining us at TT, hope you play along next week. Hugs Avril xxxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi, just a quick note to let you know that there is a DT post up for grabs over on Secret Crafter challenge (there is a link in my challenge blog list). Good Luck.

Liz x

Janet said...

Such a fab, fun Christmas card! You certainly managed to cover a lot of challenges too....well done! x

Kim Dellow said...

Totally cute, I love that image and those gems are a fab add. Kim

made by fifi said...

great card - love the gem lights - thanks for taking part in MTTC challenge xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable cute card, fab elves.

Lesley said...

Cute card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Victoria said...

love the way you've flipped the sketch. Those elves are soo cute

Thanks for playing along at Bee Crafty


Sheri Gilson said...

Very cute holiday card!! Thanks for joining us for the Bee Crafty Challenge!!