Friday, 3 July 2009

Is this a Christmas card?

Didn't make it with the intention of it being one, but the more I look at it..........hmmm.

I did it for the Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
I saw the sketch on someone's blog and it stuck in my mind.

The image is a stamp I bought at Sir Stampalot on the way to Norfolk in June.
It's by Penny Black and is called 'Fantasy'. It's the first time I've used it!
The papers are SU designer series papers. Love those dark blues. Very dramatic.
Don't use this colour often enough. Must try harder.

The gorgeous lace was given to me by Tina. She has an amazing blog.
Give her a visit, you won't be disappointed!
This is the first piece I've used. It's too gorgeous!
The sentiment is from Stamps and Smiles 'Happy Birthday Cupcake'.

Do you reckon it could be a Christmas card? Let me know what you think.

Have a fabulous weekend!!! Viv xxx


Natalie said...

I think it could be Viv, the image and colours are appropriate. Gorgeous card. x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, this is pretty! I love the layout and the stamp is gorgeous! It could be a Christmas card...or not. The Swiss Dot embossed image certainly gives the impression of snow. Love that pretty lace, too!

Verda said...

Beautiful card. I think it very well could be a christmas card. I like a little bit non traditional on Christmas Cards it really shows a lot of thought.

Tracey said...

Really striking card, gorgeous :-)

Jackie said...

Another superb card Viv aqnd It would make a great Christmas card but could also be used for other occasions :o)
Jackie xx

Jennifer Meyer said...

Viv your card is SO pretty, what a wonderful all year round card it would make! LOVE the beautiful embossing and gorgeous tree image!

Have a fun weekend, we are off to see some fireworks!

LOTS of hugs, Jennifer :)

Anonymous said...

This is totally beautiful!! The lace ribbon IS fabulous on this!

Anonymous said...

OH VIV! this card is stunning and it can be very well for X-mas too... Love the white and navy combo... HUGS...SK :)

Karin said...

Stunning card Viv.
Love the colours, beautifull image and the embossing.
Thanks for joining the DDCC this week.

xoxo Karin

Denise Clark said...

Christmas or no...this card is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on the sketch challenge! Wow!

Read your bio and have to ask? Are you 60 in that photo? You look 30! Very pretty!

Beth Norman said...

Can't take my eyes off of this one, Viv. I agree that the sketch is awesome. Your card is super duper gorgeous. I'm going back to stare some more!

Ila said...

I love this card!!..the colors are totally Stunning...and the lace is Beautiful!!...Hugs, Ila

Unknown said...

Lovely card, Viv.
It could be a Christmascard, but it also could be a congratulationcard on a special occasion. I thing it looks quite "chiq", maybe even royal in a way...
Thanks for playing!
xx Monica

cats whiskers said...

I think it could be hun, but whether it is or not one things for sure it is stunning
Hugs Jacqui x

Cathy said...

Stunning, elegant card. You could use it for Christmas!!
I love your take on my sketch. Thank you for joining in the DCC this week.
Cathy xx

Julie said...

What a lovely card, love the layout - might have to try it out myself! Like everyone else I think it could be a Christmas card or not either way it's stunning.

Renee said...

This is absolutely delightful! said...

What's up wiv me? I missed this also - and it's a cracker!

Rosanne said...

Beautiful card Viv--and thanks for the heads up that there is a problem with my blogspot. I am so new at this, I think I will need some more expert advice with it.

Your kind words about my cards really helped! I was rather discouraged about not getting any comments!

Love your blogspot. I'm going to follow it so I can see all your creations!

Thanks again--Rosanne