Friday, 29 April 2011

Well, I've made a start..........

.... on my christmas cards that is!! :) lol 

I have been meaning to make a christmas card for weeks, and am perpetually shamed when I visit so many blogs with beautiful cards all made nice and early and organised for xmas.

So, I followed the great sketch on the Forever Friends blog, and coloured this gorgeous digi-stamp (Do-crafts with my pro-markers.  I spent hours last week sorting my colours and trying different combos to try and get the right shades for these bears - Im such a perfectionist! lol

I made the poinsettas from Marianne Dies, and edged the red paper with a ruby PM.  I found this fabby glitter in a small packet tucked inside a kit, and it looks amazing in RL!  I used HOTP papers, MS punch and sentiment from a Forever Friends kit.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Forever Friends - Great Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on
Stamptacular Sunday - Pile it On
The Crafty Pad - Circles
Pear Tree Designs - Colourful
Paper Playtime - Digi Friends
The Crazy Challenge - 3 different DP
Craft Your Passion - Show us Your Layers
Top Tip Tuesday - Squares
Tuesday Throwdown - Brads or Eyelets
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - Dies or Punch

Thanks so much for looking, hope everyone has a great BH weekend,  Im now off to watch the wedding! ;)


Denise said...

Gorgeous and your colouring of the little bear is fantastic. Hugs Denise xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Fab card, lovely traditional colours. Your colouring of the FF bear is gorgeous. Well done on starting your Christmas Cards. Debs xx

CraftyC said...

Well done on getting ahead of yourself, wont be doing any for a few months yet lol. Love the traditional colours and all the sparkle

Unknown said...

OMGoodness Alison! You amaze me. Absolutely beautiful card. Your coloring is ... perfection!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a great christmas card alison.
the image is very cute and your coloring is great.

I already made some too, but put not my blog jet.

greetings karin

Dawn said...

Alison, What a beautiful Christmas Card! Thank you for joining us at paper playtime.

Claire said...

Well done Alison on making a start with your Christmas cards - this is absolutely gorgeous. Hugs, Claire x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the colours & FF bears are my favourite!!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & MAWTT this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

craftieodmae said...

WOWED again! this is beyond beautiful! I love the glitter too!

Vicky said...

Hello my sweetie this is gorgeous hun love love love the image its really is fabulous. Love the poinsettia's they are beee-ute-ti-ful
I said I would make 1-2 a month ready for crimbo....mmmm so far I've made wait for it...............1 yep 1 crimbo card arnt I doing well hun lol.
Hope you have a fabby bank hol weekend hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Suzilou said...

OMG Alison, Christmas cards!! Not even given them a thought yet hehe.

I do love your FF bear though, I have got the black & gold cd which I haven't used yet but now I have my new printer I might just dust it off and see what I can make with it :)

have a fab weekend and see you in blog land :) xx

MacKenzie said...

This is fantastic Alison - so cute! I'm so glad you joined us for our "favorite image" challenge over at CSAYL.

Deb said...

it is so beautiful Alison, love the bright, bold colours and fun image!
Happy Royal Wedding Day and Happy Crafting, Debxx

coops said...

stunning card alison.the vibrant colours are gorgeous and i love the fab ff bear and your lush flowers.
you are really organized starting your christmas cards, i`m always last :D

xx coops xx

Flutterby Trina said...

very cute! thanks for playing along at Pear tree designs this week with our colourful challenge! xx

Michele Spera said...

How adorable! Love the coloring:-) Thank you for joining us at C4E
Michele S.

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous, love all the sparkle. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

Lacey Stephens said...

Great card! Wonderful take on the Diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

Anonymous said...

What a start it is too!! Love the image and the pointsettias - just beautiful! xx

Sande said...

I love your christmas card! Fabulous!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge at Forever Friends!

Hugs, Sande x

Mrs.B said...

Great Christmas card - the bears are coloured perfectly and those papers are so vibrant.
Avril xx

Kat said...

Love your Christmas cards. Image looks really nice with traditional colours and all that lovely glitter. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

XxJULESxX said...

wow gorgeous take on the FF chall!!! thanks for joining in!

Barbara said...

OHHHH, how pretty Alison. Love the bright Chritmas DP, the adorable image, the punches...everything!!Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our current challenge:"Show us your layers." We hope that you will stop by again on Monday for our next challenge. Barbara GDT

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful! and I'm so jealous I haven't started my Christmas cards! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Pami's Anything Goes challenge this week and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Gorgeous card. Love the papers and the image is adorable and beautifully coloured. I had hoped to start my Christmas cards early this year too but so far I have only made two. Good luck with your challenges and have a good weekend. Donna

Paula (PEP) said...

I just love that little robin & your colouring of the bear - well worth all the sorting & trying out of colours to get it. Love the sparkly fur on his hat too.
Paula (PEP)

lisbeth said...

This is beautiful. Lovely little santa bear. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, adorable card Alison.

Bea said...

Just adorable :o) It almost made me miss winter, snow and christmas ;o)

Thanks for joinig us at Creative Inspirations this time


Maggie's Crafts said...

So pretty!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday is SQUARES challenge.:)


Poppy said...

Great card,Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.

aqualeiga said...

Hi Alison! great Chrissy card (although it gave me a cold sweat to think about Xmas in April!!!) It's perfect for our Circles challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, thanks so much for joining in! Hugs, Ali x

Iulia said...

Lovely Chrissy card, Alison! You say people start making them already! Well I guess I shall panick a few weeks before that as usual! I really don't feel like making Chrismas cards when it is so shiny and colorful outside:) But I love looking at them for a change:0
Love all these reds and the bright shiny colors too!
Hugs, Iulia

Rachael said...

Fab card! I just love all of the sparkle!
Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends challenge!!
Rach :) xx

having a {me} day said...

What a fabulous Christmas card! You will have quite a collection if you start this early. Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Alison,
My word, a christmas card and a fab one too at that! I find I strangely like looking at them this time of year as well! the colouring of the bears and the glitter, Hugs, Teresa x

Theresa said...

What an adorable card. The bear is just too cute. Hope you're doing well. Theresa

Louise said...

Very jolly Christmas card Alison and well done for being super-organised. I'm afraid I don't 'do' Christmas cards - just can't manage them but yours is fab. Hope you enjoyed watching the Royal Wedding and that you caught the Perspectives prog this evening. Mine's on record to enjoy later!

Suzi Mac said...

Fabulous Christmas card, love that sweet image and the glittery effect. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Suzi x

Miranda said...

have been very busy lately no time to hop by, but I missed quite a few gorgeous cards Alison, like them all, and this Xmas card is very gorgeous too


Val said...

Gorgeous card, Alison. Love the colour scheme and image. Thanks for playing along at MAWTT with us this week. Please come back again.

Kim said...

This is gorgeous. The glitter and brads add such a beautiful accent. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Janna Werner said...

lol Alison... a xmas card! Well you can not really start early enough, can you? It´s lovely! TFS Janna

Marion said...

Wow Alison, This is fabulous and such a great start to your Christmas cards. You have some wonderful cards on your blog since I have been away. Also congrats on making the I love Promarkers DT.
Have a good week.

Unknown said...

This is lovely Alison, love the Christmas colours :) .. me too wanted to do a Christmas card a week.. started but didn't continue ha ha keep it up :) Hugs xxx

michele said...

Fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous hun, love the sparkle!


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