Wednesday, August 10, 2011

We Wish You A Merry Christmas....

Surprise! Can you believe that I have a post two days in a row? This never happens but I did finish this card and decided to post it before I got sidetracked. It is a little early to be thinking about Christmas but I wanted to play with this stamp from Lilli of the Valley. I bought it last year and just never found the time to ink it up until now.

I had a lot of fun coloring it though there was so much detail to it I was afraid I would get it almost all colored and mess part of it up and have to start over. I usually have a hard  time fixing red so I colored that first. I used these 3 DP from Bearly Mine because I love the red and tealish color together. I also added lots of different color glitters on the card. There is gold on the large poinsetta and the poinsettas with the sentiment. there is diamond glitter on the fur trims and the snow. I also glittered where I distressed around the sheet music. the whole card really sparkles, I tried to show it in the second picture.
                                                 Can you see all the sparkle?

These are some fantastic challenges that fit my card

Alota Rubber Stamps Challenge #64-Tic-Tac-Toe, glitter, stamp, ribbons
Aud Sentiments Challenge #34-Merry Christment sentiment
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #42-Christmas in July
Lili of the Valley Challenge #108-Roses
Bearly Mine Challenge #16-Charm the spots off of you
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge-Christmas
Ooh La La Creations Challenge #86-Oh Christmas!
PaperPlay Challenges Week 31-Christmas in August
There She Goes Challenge #119-Fantastic Sketch
Raise The Bar Challenge #69-Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #78-Holidays
Dream Valley Challenge #13-Distressing
Make It Monday Challenge #49-Anything goes with comments
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges Week 36-Christmas Card with something recycled, my ribbon was from a gift basket given to me and the ribbon was so beautiful I couldn't throw it away!
Gingerloft Challenge #22-Make it sparkle

These are all fabulous challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them.

Thank you for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciate all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Michelle Quinno said...

I also can't believe you used red two cards in a row! LOL It's beautiful, Mary! I hope you pick someone worthy to receive it.

NancyD said...

Wow! Love your image, and the charm, and the flowers, and the paper. Well, I guess I love it all. Saw you on MIM and had to stop by.

Sudha said...

Wow so cheerful n colorful. I luv it.

Linda Palmer said...

This is a darling card with some beautifully colored images. I love LOTV stamps. Thanks for commenting on my card. I appreciate it so much.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love that Xmas image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Céline said...

gorgeous card, love the unusual combo!
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
céline PPC DT

DesigNeAl said...

Beautiful Xmas card.
Thanks for joining us at Ooh la la; we hope to see you again soon x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, great colours too, thanks for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week big hugs Pops x x x

Jac’s Playground said...

beautiful card, great colours and so much detail, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

papertrails leaver said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! S many wonderful aspects to it withe flowers, glitter and the beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments! M:-) Amy

Tracey Manderson said...

Oh its Lovely! Good luck and thanks for joining us at BearlyMine

Marie said...


Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

PERFECT! I love everything about your card. The colours, the papers, decorations, embellishments and the image is supercute - and so wonderful coloured. Good luck, and thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy. Lisbeth K

Lisa Jane said...

whata beautiful card -love the image and the colours
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Don't forget -if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Hazel said...

Mary - this is one of my all time favourite LOTV stamps - I used this loads for my Christmas cards.

Your card is stunning and you have coloured it in beautifully.

I am now following you and I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Christmas card!! I saw it on Make it Monday!

Audrey said...

What an adorable Christmas card. I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

CarlaKH said...

Awww this is soo cute. I love that sweet LOTV image and you colored it perfectly! Thanks for joining us at CCC!

Dragonlady said...

Stunning card, love the colour combo and bling. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

melsanford said...

Beautiful card! Love the torn paper :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at OLLCB this week

Gem said...

lovely christmas creation! Thanks for sharing with us at AUD sentiments :) Gemma x

Erum Tasneem said...

oh wow o wow oh wow!! what a super duper festive creation!! LOVE!!
Thanks for playing at Gingerloft. Good Luck!

Nikki Byrne said...

STUNNING! Fabulous christmas creation. Thanksfor joining us at Gingerloft. Good luck. Hugs

Nikki DT