Friday, 27 November 2009

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Good morning happy crafters everywhere - I hope. Friday for me is a day at home with my little dragon (3). She is colouring and I am doing this post!!! It does mean a lot of interuptions however!!!
I wanted to try and use the sketch at Sketch Saturday shown below.

So I needed a large image and as luck would have it I had already stamped and coloured my new purchase from Sue who was clearing out for some new stamps I expect. Anyway I used the Penny Black stamp, Holly Jolly although mine is wood mounted and separate.

I coloured it using my watercolour crayons and glittered the baubles - that was the fun bit!!! I mounted the image onto silver miri card. The DP is from DCWV and the blue and green pieces are from Core'dinations Super Assortments - Elements, duly distressed!! The cord is from Dovecraft and called Sticky crochet - I won it in a candy some time ago now. The snowflakes are from two punches by Xcut and Crafts Too. I have used glitter card and the miricard for contrast. The sentiment is my own using a free font called Santas Big Secret, and fits in nicely with the challenge at Allsorts this week - Christmas carol or song title.

The other challenges I am entering are :-

Simon Says Challenge - Winter love (Cats love mice don't they!!)

Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers,

Everybody Art Challenge - Christmas,

Creative Card Crew - Favourite things (Penny Black stamps, Glitter, and Core'dinations card stock!!),

Pollycraft Monday - Christmas Theme,

Sparkle Creations - Christmas Card and

One Stop Craft Challenge - Snowflakes.

I am so pleased I am making Christmas cards at the moment because I need to!!
Don't forget I still have CANDY until 30th November.



debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, fabulous card.

Teri said...

This is so cute - love that image!!
Have a great day!
Teri xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card, love that image and you've coloured it really beautifully :o) I've got this paper but haven't been able to bring myself to use it yet, it's too nice lol - must force myself to use it! Lisa x

Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
What a gorgeous card. I seem to be following you around on the challenge circuit!! Love your use of colours and I must go and have a look at these free fonts you keep using.
Dawn xx

PinksyDoodles said...

Gorgeous card Ali, I love the image!
Clare x

bumblealsie said...

like it

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful card, just love the Christmas tree with the fab snowflakes. Kim

Sue said...

Hi Ali,what a fabulous card and beautifully coloured.Glad you're enjoying your stamps:)

yep,i have bought some

thanks for joining us at pollycraft:)


brenda said...

Hi Ali, don't you just love that song - was it Slade ? One of those that you hear evey year and never tire of (well not me anyhow).

Great card, thanks for joining in the fun at Allsorts this week.

B x

tracie said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous, love this fabulous image..Thanks for joining in the fun this week at SS
Tracie :)x

Jules said...

Brilliant song choice and brilliant card to go with it.

Love all your snowflakes and sparkle too!!

Thank you for playing along with Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

Donna said...

Fabulously festive card Ali, the image is so sweet and you picked the perfect sentiment :) Donna x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This is a fab card love the image and the glittery baubles look fab!

thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Danni said...

That is such a fun, cute image! Great card!!

Sparkplug17 said...

This is just darling!

Jill said...

gorgeous card Ali, you've done a brilliant job colouring, it looks amazing hugs Jill xx

Spyder said...

Ali this is just puuurfect, love it, and that image is on my Christmas list (save it for next year!)

Unknown said...

Hi Ali, thank you so much for visiting my blog, your card is adorable, the image is so cute and the colouring is fab.
brilliant take on the sketch
love emma xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Ali :-) This image is just soo cute and you made a fabulous card :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Papertake Weekly Challenges :-)

Lols x x x