Wednesday, 16 November 2011

I ♥ Promarkers - Christmas Trees


Hope everyone is having a lovely week :)

Now this weeks theme on I ♥ Promarkers is Christmas Trees, and we are sponsored by Stampeezee who are offering our lucky winner a £10 voucher to spend online.  Fabulous prize!

I loved colouring in this little urchin angel by Mo Manning, and knew just what kind of feel I wanted on this card.  My only problem was that I dont appear to have very many christmas papers that are not 'in your face christmassy', so I had a good mooch through my stash and found these vintagey papers by K&Co in a 108 page massive pad.


I hand stitched the papers, hand beaded the borders and used a mix of Spellbinder, Marianne and Nellie Snellen dies.  The sentiment was found in a crafty bitz bag and I added stickles, glitter and adhesive pearls to the trees and corners.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Bunny Zoes Crafts - Anything christmas with pearls
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas traditions
Stamptacular Sunday - Punch it
Truly Scrumptious - Vintage/Pearls
Dream Valley - Stitching
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Angels
Deep Ocean Challenge - Vintage
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Cute
Totally Papercrafts - Victorian
Crafter's Companion - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Do You Stack Up - Inspired by song - Hark the Herald Angels Sing.  My favourite christmas carol ever, it reminds me of victorian carolers singing in the streets, snow, angels and good old Charlie Dickens.

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, I will be back tomorrow with another card ;)

38 comments:

sara said...

What a gorgeous card Alison! Your colouring of this beautiful image is fantastic!!! Love the glitter =)
Have a great day!

fatmi said...

Wow congrats on your post. This card is amazing!!!! The aqua and stitches are stunning and you did such an excellent job on the concept!!!!!!

Printing on Plastic
Plastic card Printing

CraftyC said...

Stunning card Alison. I love this image and all the dies are gorgeous!
Clairexx

Heidi said...

I love your card Alison!
Beautiful colours and design:)
The image is adorable and your colouring is fantastic.
Have a great day!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Olga said...

gorgeous, love all the die cuts, glitter and layers!!!! It's the perfect card with a fantastic image!

Denise and Louise said...

LOVE this!!! Gorgeous image, beautifully coloured and the sparkle on her wings is fab. Love your hand-stitched beading too - what patience :0)
Hugs
Denise xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow alison this is stunning, fabulous image and a gorgeous card.

greetings karin

coops said...

wow so stunning alison.your stitched beading is so beautiful and i love the gorgeous image and pearls :D

xx coops xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous hun love the look of this & the image is lush. Your colouring is awesome hunni.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Marion said...

Hi Alison,
This is a gorgeous card and how lovely those papers go with this image. Colouring is awesome and I do love your hand stitching and beading. Can I ask what sort of needle you use for stitchin the beads on the cardstock?
hugs
Marion

sara said...

beautiful vintage card love this image and those papers are perfect thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x

Paula (PEP) said...

I like the sprinkling of snow & the way you've accentuated that by using beads & perals on you die cuts. She really looks like a little Dickensian character too. I think your vintage papers are very apt& I like the way the pattern in that brown one is highlighted by the bordering & the swirly pieces of your corners.
Paula (PEP)

Miranda said...

wow Alison, your card is gorgeous and coloured so beautifully too
thanks for joining our challenge this week
hugs
Miranda
DYSU DT

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Alison, this is a gorgeous image and beautifully coloured. Great layout with the trees.
Hygs Avril x

Deb said...

your card is so beautiful Alison, I am trying not to buy anything just now but might have to invest in this sweetie! you coloured her perfectly and I love those trees too!
have a great day, Debxx

Suzilou said...

Gorgeous card Alison, love the image and the beautiful colour scheme and what great papers :) xx

Teresa said...

Hi Alison,
What amazing colouring, she looks absolutely gorgeous, fab card and such lovely glittery wings! Hugs, Teresa x

Winnie said...

Lovely lovely card, love that image, the colors are great, thank you for joining our challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday.

Hugs Winnie

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card! Awesom coloring and details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Claire said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, the image really pops out on this card - love it. Hugs, Claire x

Katina said...

Oh my goodness Alison!!! This is just STUNNING!!
Wonderful work!
xx

Fleur said...

Oh Alison, this is perfect. I adore the vintage feel and colours
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Jan Garber said...

What an adorable little angel! I love the way you sparkled up her wings! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck!

Naomi said...

Oh my goodness...this is absolutely STUNNING!!!! Love EVERYTHING about it...the LO, the shimmer, the pearls! Just GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for joining us, this week, at DYSU!

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful card, Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week for our Punch It Challenge
hugs Julie P

Sue said...

Oh WOW! can't tell you how much I love this card Alison!! it's drop dead gorgeous! Beautiful image and colouring and so sparkly. Love the paper with the cream die cuts and pearls. Everything about it is perfect! Love the way you've hand stitched the papers and the borders - So pretty! Ok actually can't stop looking at it !! LOL
Hope you're having a great week!
Hugs Sue xx

Debbie said...

Wow Alison...your card is absolutely stunning. I love the image and your colouring is just beautiful. Wish I was on your Christmas card list....Fabulous vintage feel and such wonderful attention to detail.
Hugs Debbie x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning Alison.
luv
Debby

Franz♥ said...

Great work Alison! Wonderful image, papers and fantastic snow effect, i really love it!

Thank you for sharing us at Deep Ocean, hugs, Franz.

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card

Cute Angel, thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas hope you will join us again soon. good luck xx

having a {me} day said...

Oh she is soooo adorable! Fabulous colouring, fabulous winter look and I just love the dies you've used. I think I need them too ;-) keeleyxx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. This is really stunning. Love the colours and papers and the image is really cute and beautifully coloured. Donna

Nina said...

OMG!! This is utterly stunning!! Gorgeus colouring of a wonderful motiv and beautiful papers and details.

Thanks for joining our "PUNCH IT" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday :)
Hugs, Nina.

Michele said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the cute image that you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

Dorcas said...

What a beautifully designed card! Thanks for joining us at Bunny Zoe’s!

Theresa said...

Okay, now I really am angry. I don't see how I missed all this work. I looked at my blog feed and some of your work came up, but not all of it. So I am totally disappointed. This is AWE-MAZING. Love the die cuts and the stitiching. Just beautiful.

Debbie said...

Now this is just so beautiful, love the snow coming down. So glad that you reposted it so that I got to see it. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Mo's this week for our favorite project of 2011. Happy New Year
Hugs
Debbie

Pat said...

Hi Alison! What a perfectly gorgeous card!! I love the DPs and design! And, of course, I love this beautifully colored Mo image!! I love what you did with those cool tree die cuts! And I love the glitter!! I can see why this is one of your faves! So glad you could join us for our "end of the year" challenge at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

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