Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Away in a Manger

And a new card to share :)

I recently won this Little Shepherd Boy stamp on the Lili Of The Valley - Ideas to Inspire 12 days of Christmas Candy.  I was thrilled to get this as its been one of my favourite images for a long time.

I followed the sketch by Dena on the Lili of the Valley challenge blog and I flipped it to the side.

I coloured using pro-markers, and used HOTP papers, snowflake brads, glitter, stickles, germs and pearls on the stars..  I made the mat for the image by cutting two panels from a Marianne Die and merged them and trimmed off the excess. I thought it worked quite well :)

I am entering this card in the below competitions: 

Lili Of The Valley - Great sketch by Dena
Simon Says Stamp - Silver, Blue and White
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Sparkle and Shine
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - For Someone Special.  My dad had dibs on the card I made originally for my husband, so I had to make another card today just for him.  He's quite special ;)
Ooh La La Challenges - Nativity Scene
Spoonful of Sugar - Christmas Card
Lexis Creations - Glitter and Pearls
Paper Playtime - Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas
Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - Inspired by a song - 'Away in a Manger'.
Sundays with Crissy - Christmas is coming

.......and breathe! :) Phew, thats it!

Finally I would just like to wish all my blogging friends and visitors a very wonderful and Merry Christmas and a fantastic and Happy New Year!

Thanks for looking, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.


Janis said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Alison. I love the framing. Debs xx

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response .

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time

B x
Here's my December candy

Lisa Jane said...

A beautiful card - the image is adorable . Love how you put 2 dies together
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
Lisa ;)

KarinsArtScrap said...

your shepherd boy is gorgeous alison.
I love that you colored in pastel.
so soft, great job.

greetings karin

debby4000 said...

Adorable cute card, love the sweet image.

Paula said...

Love the frame you made & the way you've hung those snowflakes. I was so thrilled when I saw you'd won this but you made a post before I managed to email you. Then yesterday a box arrived for me - such a suprise & I had to think of you when I saw one of the stamps inside - this very one. Think my few LOTV stamps will have to have a box of their own now.
Paula (PEP)

Anne said...

Stunning Alison, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Ooh La La this week. Merry Christmas! Hugs, Anne (OLL DT)

Georgie Hughes said...

What a great card, lovely colour scheme and layout.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog.

Georgie x
(Crafting Gina G)

Debs said...

Super lovely creation, I love the frame and your colors are some of my favorite, thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations and wishes for a Happy Holiday Season

Carol said...

A beautiful card and I love the backing paper.
Thank you for joining us at OLL.

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya.

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Sue C said...

Lovely card, the die cut mat is fab ! Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Alison this is utterly gorgeous! Such a sweet image and your frame is stunning!
Beautiful work!
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas!
kim x

coops said...

stunning card.the image is gorgeous and fab colours.,i really love the intricate frame around your image.
thanks for playing in our mega christmas challenge at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Suzilou said...

Hi Alison, thank you for popping by my blog and your lovely comments :) I am so enjoying these LOTV stamps and that frame you have done is just gorgeous. I have got some Marianne dies coming for Christmas, infact they are under the tree wrapped up but my other half wont let me have them yet hehe.

Have a fab Christmas and New Year and hope the snow doesn't cause you to much disruption, we have had some terrible snow in Birmingham that is still causing chaos on the roads to the point where I have booked the rest of this week off work!

Look forward to seeing more of your creative card making in the new year :) xx

chris said...

its so beautiful just full of gorgeousness, and so cute. hugs chris xx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

what a cute card!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas

Melanie said...

What an adorable image...I can see why you love it! You've framed it so beautifully with the silver trim, and I love the soft colour scheme you used. Thanks for joining us at Sundays With Crissy...and Merry Christmas!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Alison, thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Crafty Pad. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad
Merry Christmas


A beautiful card Alison - the frame is stunning and I love the soft colouring. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Have a great Christmas - Sylvia xx

Heidi said...

Wow this is gorgeous Alison!
Beautiful colours:) Love it!
Thank you for your sweet comments.
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Thank you for your comment

MrsK said...

Such a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing along with Sentimental Sundays this week! Merry Christmas! Hugz Sal x

Cor* said...

This is so sweet! I love the silver border! Great papers! Thanks for sharing your ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS creation with us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! Best of luck to you and happy holidays!!

Wendi said...

What a gorgeous card and that silver mat is stunning
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Merry Xmas

Anonymous said...

Thank You for joining us at Lexi's Creations and Merry Christmas!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Beautiful! I love the framing around the image. Thanks for playing at Sundays With Crissy!

Cheryl said...

This is such a sweet card! Thank you for joining our Inspired by Song challenge at Sentimental Sundays . We hope to see you again this week.


Sammibug said...

Gorgeous card! The image is so sweet and I love the colors you chose. Thanks so much for playing in our Nativity challenge at Ooh La La.

Dena said...

Whoa!!! This is gorgeous!!!! Love the beautiful silver frame, it looks amazing! The paper choice was perfect too to go along with the super cute image! These are my fav too from the Christmas collection!!!!
I hope your Christmas was wonderful!
Hugs, Dena

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Fabulous work! What you did with the dies and the silver trimmings are gorgeous!

Thanks for playing at BTC&G this month and a very happy New Year to you and yours!


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Alison, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x
Have a wonderful 2011!

Julie said...

Delightful card!! Fab image and your frame is beautiful!! Thanks for joining in our Mega challenge at PFP, Juliexx

Jayne said...

Such a pretty card and it is a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.


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