Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Last Minute Christmas card.

Good evening everyone, and hope you are all well and warm!!! We have had some hard frosts over the last couple of days - quite hairy when you are driving one way and the car is going the other way!!!
Anyway here is my last Christmas card - bit of a last minute thing as I realised I had forgotten someone - whoooops!!!
I have used the sketch at Friday Sketchers, a great one by Aud, thanks hun, and I wanted to try it.


I also fancied trying something new so I am having a go at the Spotlight challenge from Sunflowers and Dragonflies. I used a fantastic freebie image from Tracey Malfonski at The Stamping Boutique, her images are so gorgeous so please visit her shop - here. I decided to spotlight Audrey on the reindeer.

I used my favourite watercolour crayons plus a little bit of Sakura stardust gold pen on the bells and stars. The burgundy paper is from my stash - possibly from a Crafters Companion paper pack? Then I have used some papers from another favourite Seasons Greetings CD Rom from Artylicious. The polka dot paper is from Funky Fairys but I can't give you a link as the shop is closed!!! Also another favourite some glitter card.
The jewels are from my stash as are the tiny snowflake like buttons!!! Then I punched out some snowflakes in the glitter card and burgundy paper - plus some bright pink glitter card.
So there you have it. I am also entering this card in these other challenges :-

Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog - Snowflake Surprise (since when are they pink!!)

DareU2Digi Stamp Friday - Last minute card,

Simon Says - Merry Christmas,

Digital Tuesday - Snowflakes,

Alphabet Challenge Blog - J is for jewels,

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog - Free for all,

S2G Challenges - Holiday Cards,

Colour Create - Pink, Burgundy and Ivory,

Crafty Angels - Use a new Technique,

If the Shoe Fits - Favourite colouring medium,

Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - Deer or large animal,and

Bee Crafty - Circles plus a digi.

Please let me know your thoughts. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

PS Don't forget to join in my Birthday Candy it runs until 21st January 2010 when I am - no I can't reveal that sort of information!!!!!



coldwaters2 said...

This is fabulous love the design and the image is totally adorable I got this one from the forum as well and I love it thank you so much for joining our challenge at Digital Tuesday

Hugs and Happy Holidays
Lorraine x

CraftyC said...

Hi Ali, a lovely card and well done on meeting so many challenges. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas

Timcso said...

Beautiful card! I love the image!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!

Hugs, Tímea and DT

Sparkplug17 said...

Very cute!

Rainbow Lady said...

Wowee 12 challenges very well done. What a cute card too. Thanks for playing and have a Happy Christmas to you and yours Love Cynthia x

Aud said...

Wow, such a wonderful card!♥

Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!

Merry Christmas!


Danni said...

Very nice card!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous,a fabulous take on the sketch and love your spotlight technique!!! Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!!!
Hugs xx

Trimgym said...

lovely project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!
Have a great Christmas and a fabulous 2010.


Unknown said...

Wow Ali,
This is gorgeous. I love the way you have spotlighted the little girl - fabulous. I love everything about this card, the layout, the gems the snowflakes - simply everything.
Now then - how old did you say you were going to be on 21st Jan?????? Was it...............no, I couldn't do that to my best buddy now could I??
Dawn xx

Linda said...

What a lovely Christmas card Ali, unusual colouring for this time of year, works brilliantly doesn't it. Many thanks for joining in with us over on the Alphabet challenge again :)

Teri said...

Lovely card Ali - know what you mean about the car! I nearly lost the back end of mine the other day going to Tesco's. . . scarey or what!
Keep safe hun, and have a great Christmas!
Teri xx

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Very cute. I like how you did this technique. Thanks for playing once again in my challenge.

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous Card, love the spotlight idea. Have a lovely Christmas. Kim

bumblealsie said...

All the best for this snowy festive season. Enjoyed your site this year.
Alsie x

Susie Sugar said...

great card
Thank you for joining in the DCD Challenge this week
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas .
Hugs Susie xxxx

Claire Phillips said...

Great project! thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our free for all Challenge. Have a wonderful Christmas. Cheers Claire x

Donna said...

Adorable little card Ali and such a great layout! I hope you have a super duper Christmas with your little dragons :) Donna x

Suzi Mac said...

This is just so cute, love the image. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week. Have a great Christmas.

Suzi x

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Ali! Isn't this a fab Stamping Boutique image?!!! Great job with the spotlight technique!
I'm so glad you played along with us at Digital Tuesday!

Blessings, Maria

lesleyworth said...

Great card! The image is adorable and I really like how you used the Spotlight technique! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

jenny said...

Gorgeous card! Love the spotlight technique :)

Thank you very much for all the lovely comments on my blog x

Have a wonderful Christmas x

Jenny x

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at DCD.


Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at DCD.


Michelle said...

A great entry for DU2DS this week, thanks for playing out at our blog.
Hope 2010 brings you all you would wish for yourself
x Michelle

Di said...

Beautiful card love your design.

Thanks for joining Colour create this week.

Hugs Di xxxx

linda said...

Found you through the digital tuesday challenge blog...great card layout...can't believe you combined so many challenges! Impressive!
linda http://www.backtopaper.com

Chris said...

A gorgeous card and such a sweet image! Love your colouring and design. Thanks for joining us at CC and DU2DS this time. Chris :)

Dena said...

What a neat technique! Looks fabulous! Cute image too!
Thanks for playing along in Colour Create this week!
Hugs, Dena

Mina said...

great card Ali, beautifully made...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Larissa said...

Great card! Love the spotlight on the image. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS.


Bee said...

Lovely festive card with great use of warm pinks and browns. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

Mummylade said...

great take on the challenge. Thank you for joining the DCD challenge.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Super card, love the image and the pretty snowflakes. Thankyou for playing at DCD this week and good luck.
Love n hugs
VIkki xx

Sandra said...

Love the way you have used the 'spotlight' tecnique.
Thanks for joining us with our last challenge of 2009. New 'Dare' this Friday.
Sandra x