Saturday, 27 November 2010

Christmas Blues

It's freezing here but I guess we have been lucky as we haven't had any snow unlike some areas of the UK
- hope you are all OK. So a blue Christmas card seems quite appropriate...don't you think!

I am having great fun using stamps that I haven't used yet - a sin I know but at least I have finally got round to it!! The Christmas tree is from the Christmas Flourish sheet by Elusive images/Graphicus, teamed up with  a paper from the Artylicious Seasons Greetings CD rom.

I have stamped it and embossed it with a blue sparkle embossing powder - again I have had this for years!!!
The nestability however, is brand spanking new - Lacey Squares - a new firm favourite. I have edged the squares with Tim Holtz Distress ink - Stormy Sky and then stamped the sentiment a couple of times.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-

Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Anything Goes(can't link to the actual post!)

Crafty Catz - Christmas,

Fussy and Fancy Friday - Christmas no red and green,

Bah Humbug! - Feeling Blue,

The Stamp Man - Christmas and anything Tim Holtz,

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge - Die Cuts,

Pollycraft Monday - Blue,

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Distress Inks,

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Let It Snow,

Alphabet Challenge - E = embossing (heat or dry),

Allsorts Challenge - Monochrome,

Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes, and,

The Pixie Cottage Challenge - Sketch and/or Let It Snow

Let me know you have visited, I look forward to reading your comments.



coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous what a beautiful image and design I love it, I just posted a blue card on my blog and Allsorts want Monochrome for their challenge as well.
Lorraine x

Juls said...

Love that tree!!! and all the blue colours are just gorgeous!!!! HUgs Juls

Liz McGuire, said...

HIya, love the blue, great card. It's a winter wonderland here!

Liz x

Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
Aww hun this is adorable and OMG all those challenges - I think you definitely own the crown these days!!! Haven't used my stamp yet - need to catch you up!
Dawn xx

Terry said...

Hiya Thank you for joining the Designteam from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your georgous inked up card. woww love the tree and the blue colors. Hugs Terry xxxxx

cheryl said...

oh wow what a fantastic,tree gosh its really amazing such super detail on this too,love it,
bless you for joining us at the pixie cottage this week,hope too see you again soon,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Karen said...

I love this Alison, and yes I'm in the snowy North East..... lol. Thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

Davi said...

Beautiful image and dp. The looped frame and snowflakes look wonderful with it. Thanks for sharing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week.


A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

shaz earl said...

Gorgeous card love that tree and such lovely colours thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge.

PinksyDoodles said...

This is beautiful Ali. Love the tree!
Clare x

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card. The image is beautiful and I love the sentiment. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Sadilla said...

Your card is so smart and elegant, I love it!
thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love it.

Max said...

Hi Ali,
What a gorgeous card made with a beautifully elegant stamp. Another one that may have to go on my wish list LOL! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Annie said...

Love that stamp and how you have used it. A great card.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

heidy said...

Oh this is so pretty
Thanks for joining us at fab'n'funky this week

Suzanne said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Adrina said...

Great card, a beautiful image. Very stylish!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Irene said...

What a beautiful card, the colours are stunning. I love how you have used the Let It Snow sentiment. Your Christmas tree is gorgeous and I like how you have distressed around the edges.

Thank you so much for joining in our last challange of 2010, and hope to see you again in 2011.


sara said...

Gorgeous card love that tree stamp thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas club
hugs sara x

Lisa said...

Great card! I love the colour. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man Challenge.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Just Gorgeous. Love all the blue. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

scotspanda said...

fantastic card, the image is lovely and I am hoping for the lacy squares nestie in my xmas stocking!!

fabby backing paper too

thanks for joining in my monochrome theme at Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw :o)


Amanda xx

Liz's creative corner said...

This looks great, love the effects,and the lacey squares nestie is so cool,have a lovely night hun, hugs Liz xx

Mizammi said...

I love the design.

Katie said...

Such a fabulous snowy creation!
Thanks so much for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week:)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Ali! I love this tree.
Hugs xx

Lori said...

Love your design, thanks for joining us at the DCD Christmas Club this week, we're happy to have you!