Thursday, 24 January 2013

Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Cold & Frosty

Brrrr!.. Its still blimmin freezing here, and still too much of the white stuff knocking about too!
Anyway, it proved to be very inspirational and fitting weather to make a card for our monthly challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.  We are sponsored by the excellent My Mums Craft Shop, so a brilliant prize on offer this month too!
I stitched Memory Box christmas papers onto white bazzill card and coloured in a gorgeous Sylvia Zet (Wee Stamps) image with promarkers.  I LOVED colouring this in.  I have struggled a bit lately with my colouring mojo, as I tend to leave it to the end, and then feel under pressure to get it done before the daylight fades so I can photograph it - tut! :)  Talk about giving yourself unnecessary pressure - lol :D
The dies are a mix of Cheery Lynn, Memory Box, and spellbinders and the border punch is MS.
I hope you find time to join us this month, its good to make an early start on those xmas cards, and I think thats why I also enjoyed making this card too.
Now I thought I would share a couple of pictures of the Cheery Lynn Booth at the CHA show.
This picture is courtesy of Nigel and Rosemary Merry (Crab Apple Crafts) - who gladly obliged me (or humoured me) with hunting down the booth and uploading some pictures! lol  :)

I also nabbed a few photographs from the Cheery Lynn Facebook page   I was well chuffed to see so many of my cards on display and I thought the whole booth looked so bright and colourful.  There are some stunning designs from all of the DT, I think I would have stayed hours just looking at them all.

Anyway, thanks so much for visiting my blog today, stay warm and safe, and have a smashing day,


Natali said...

Gorgeous card. Wonderful splash of colours on sweet image and playing with dies.... ooooohhhhh... stunning.

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love all the dies and the image is so sweet.
Nikki x

Anneke klerks said...

how sweet
liefs anneke

Sue - bearhouse said...

Another stunning card Alison. I love the cute image, your colouring is fabulous and all your detailing is gorgeous - as always.
Hugs Sue

Susan Flynn said...

Another magnificent masterpiece Alison and I am not surprised they used your cards at CHA they would be mad not to! x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Are you kidding me . . . who WOULDN'T want to display your beautiful and stunning cards? They are so very pretty.

And today's card is just another wonderful example.

Sarn xxx

Eileen said...

A beautiful card Alison. I love this image but have to admit I still haven't printed her off. Love what you have done with her here. Beautifully coloured and of course the die cuts are perfect too.
As Susan said no the wonder your cards were on display they are fabulous
Eileen x

Sonia said...

Wowww my dear Alison,this card is stunning^_^ Fabulous image beautifully colored and gorgeous elements on it^_^
Fantastic photos,there isn't something similar in Italy,wowwww.

Paula (PEP) said...

Absolutely thrilled for about CHA. Love the way you've used pale colours for the background & used the white for accenting with just hints of the brilliant red picking out the tiny sprigs in your patterned paper. Masterful use of muted colours against the traditional red & green.
Paula (PEP)

Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness, Alison, this is beyond stunning!!!! Have been looking at it for ages, and keep seeing something new. Your colouring is superb!

No surprise at all that your cards have been displayed at CHA...your work is always gorgeous.

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog, and for answering my query about the name of your blog. Your uni. study sounds soooo interesting...I did one semester of Brit. and Euro. Law Reform in my History major degree. Bet there is a great story about how you got your nickname?!

Jennifer. x

pam said...

hi Alison , another stunning creation, love the image and all the die cuts, what a beautiful layout, your cards look amazing on the Cheery Lynn stand at CHA.

Olga said...

love your card, thanks too for posting the pictures, they are all gorgeous!

Alyce said...

awwww cutie!!! what a sweet image!!! the glitter is a fab touch abd love those mini snowflakes. that beautiful frame is so pretty too...just perfect for that image. fantastic work sweetie!! :D

Deb said...

so beautiful as always, lovely to see the CHA photos too!

catherine said...

Fantastic card Alison and such a lovely layout. Great to see the pics and wow all your cards on display. Well done
x catherine

Chrissy said...

Fantastic and so beautiful Alison.Love all the dies and so perfectly placed, and gorgeous colouring on an equally gorgeous image...


Lexie said...

Absolutely stunning card Alison! I love that Wee image too as it's so lovely to colour, but I love all those beautiful die cuts even more. Really gorgeous.


Annette said...

Your cards are lovely Alison, I'm not surprised they're all on the display. Love this one too honey.
Fab dies and a gorgeous image. I might have to get that one.

Lorraine said...

Stunning card Alison. I love the image, I need the image!! lol Your dies and layout look fantastic. I love the way you put them together.
Lorraine x

Ann-Marie said...

Oh my just gorgeous, I love the bright red and green of the image against the white diecuts and everything really makes it stand out. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

Claire said...

WOW I love this, gorgeous image and love all the pretty dies surrounding it - the image really stands out too. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Alison… what a sweet image and your colouring is perfect! Love the gorgeous papers and embellies… the die cuts look really awesome!!
Love the photos of Cheery Lynn booth - the cards look really fab! you should be well proud! :-)
Hope you are keeping warm and snug!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Dawn said...

Stunning card! Such a precious image and beautiful layout. We are still up to our knees in snow with more on the way too :( but there are hot cross buns in the grocery stores, so spring must be on the way :)

Hugs, Dawn

coops said...

so gorgeous alison.stunning sweet image and i love your pretty details and colours, well done on your getting all your fabulous creations proudly on display at CHA :D
You should be getting a little thankyou parcel either today or tomorrow, weather permitting ;D

xx coops xx

Nat said...

This is so lovely, fab colouring and great use of such pretty dies.

gobeagirl said...

Hi Alison, I just can't tell you in words just how gorgeous I think your cards. Everytime I come over and see one of them and I always take my time to enjoy each and every aspect of them. Each and everyone of them is a piece of art and I just loving seeing what you have created. This card is quite extrodinary! I love all the white and I think your coloring is inspiring. Truly truly gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Lisa G

mixamatoasties said...

Just a gorgeous card!

Susan xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and sweet image Alison.
gorgeous photos.

greetings karin

Mau xx said...

Wow! Alison the card is gorgeous! I love all the wonderful dies. and certainly nothing wrong with your colouring girl.
Fab pics of the Booth too, and your cards are so worthy of showing. well done sweetie.
Huge Hugs Mau xx


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