Monday 12 July 2010

It's Christmas in July at Karen's Doodles!!

I LOVE doing Christmas cards and for my second guest spot at Karen's Doodles, I used the delightful digi image, 'Emma and Snow Scene'. She's a real cutie and the image lends itself beautifully to being cut out with a Circle Nestability.

I placed a light at the side while I was taking my photograph so you could see the sparkle of the Glamour Dust I used on the snowflakes. I dotted it in the middle of the DP snowflakes too, but you can see those very well, even with a light shining on them.
I wanted Emma's clothes (and boots) to look like Suede and it worked out well I think.
I love that DP. It's by Papermania and I've had it for ages. I like the fact that the greeting is more or less on the paper, so if I decide to add a poinsettia or large snowflake at a later date, it gives me room to do so.
I like it as it is though.

Please go on over to Karen's Doodles challenge blog and see what beautifully crafted cards the DT have created. There is SO much talent there, you will be spoilt for choice. Why not join in with the challenge. I love to see all the different ideas.
Well, that's it from me for now. I have to get back to my paper hanging. I've decided that this will be my last D-I-Y decorating. I'm getting too old and my oncologist would have a fit if she could see me working myself silly!! Shhh, don't tell her!!!! It's going to be worth it!!!

(I'll show you some before and after pictures when it's completed).



Jackie said...

Afternoon Viv, superb card as always, looking forward to seeing it IRL on Sunday :o)
Waddya mean worrami like, worra you like you daft 'aporth, I 'ave done a card for Karen's Doodles US as well, it's the posting before the turtle card! :o)
Luv, Jackie xx

Barbara said...

Oh, how cute.
Hugs Babsi

shulsart said...

Brilliant, Viv. Love that DP too and you did a wonderful job of simulating suede. Thanks again for joining us at Karen's Doodles this month.

Glora said...

This is breathtaking! I love it!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Viv, well thats fabulous love your image and what youve done with it with the glitter. The papers are gorgeous to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Beckie Williams said...

I love visiting your blog each day. You amaze me with your talent. Thanks for showing another super cute card.


Beautiful and sweet. Love it.
Love the coloring and colors.

merry christmas!!

Mary Montecalvo said...

I love this card Viv. The sparkle is so refreshing giving we are in a heatwave here in the eastern U.S. LOL. I do love the warmth of this card. TFS, Mary M

Beth Norman said...

So cute and cuddly. The sparkle is very pretty and winterish.

Silke Ledlow said...

Viv my sweet friend your X-mas card is beautiful and so sweet!!! Love the image and the sparkles...the DP is a perfect match!!!

I'm lovin' your new blog and your photo!!! Hugs ~S~

issy said...

Gorgeous Viv, its one awesome Christmas card...


Maya said...

Such a wonderful christmas card!
Love the adorable image and the design is great!
Hugs from Maya

Handcrafted With Love said...

Awwwwwww this is such a beautiful image Viv and it's coloured to perfection ..... You are just amazing, Well done.

Love Pam xx

Marisa said...

Totally cute image and card.