Saturday, 12 February 2011

Week 6 Christmas Card featuring Noelle Bearing Gifts

Good Afternoon to Everyone,

This little beauty didn't make it into the Alphabet Series - you may remember my struggles last year to complete the 26 cards before Christmas. So when Hazel of Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge (CHCC) challenged us to use something digital in our card this week, Noelle Bearing Gifts from Mo's Digital Pencil seemed perfect for the job, especially as she was already printed off and coloured in with Promarkers.  Here she is in close-up:

Cute or what? She now has the addition of iridescent glitter on her hat and coat - well, a girl can never have too much glitter. She's been matted and layered onto white card embossed on my Cuttlebug and a dark red card. The trees on the design paper from Docrafts - Papermania's Festive Frolic 6x6 collection -went well with her coat I thought. The embellishments came from my stash - if I remember rightly the red label was bought at WH Smith, and the red/white bakers twine from The Ribbon Girl. The back and inside got the usual decorative treatment and the greeting is recycled  - yes, still doing my bit for the planet!

Materials used:
1. Cardstock: white for base and embossing; red for matting
2. Design Paper: Papermania's Festive Frolics from Docrafts
3. Image: Digital stamp, Noelle Bearing Gifts from Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with Promarkers and blinged up with iridescent glitter.
4. Embellishments: red/white bakers twine from the Ribbon Girl; recycled greeting, red label, gift box topper from stash.

These photographs were taken at night with the assistance of my new Ottlite - a present from my DH who took pity on me when he saw I was struggling to take photographs in the poor winter light. Love this lamp - it's portable so I can take it with me wherever I go - brilliant!

Despite having the stamp all coloured up and waiting I didn't finish the card in time for Hazel's challenge this week but I've put it in as my Week 6 entry to Snowflake's Christmas Card challenge on Docrafts

I've still got the finishing touches to put to the wedding tag I started at the beginning of the week but hope to complete today and I did make a birthday card for my wee grandson who will be twelve the day after Valentine's Day but I won't post any photos of it until after his birthday - he sometimes takes a peek at gran's blog.

Time for a cup of tea I think.


Hazel said...

It's a pity that you didn't have a chance to win the Shelly's digis, but thank you, nevertheless, for linking to my CHNC challenge 6 with such a beautiful card - hope to see you again this week. x

Hazeyj said...

You don't half deserve that cuppa! What a gorgeous card Elisabeth.I love Mo's digis and this one is sweet and you have given her such a lovely setting. V jealous of your new lamp - I hint but, and no-one will believe this, I am not loud enough (or Mr H is just ignoring me!). lol!Hugs, Hazel x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Elizabeth
What a beautiful card ! really love you colouring techniques and as you say a girl can never have enough glitter.well done.

Marie X

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, so bright and cheerful :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

stunning card elizabeth.the image is adorable and i love your gorgeous colours :D

xx coops xx

Carrie said...

Another lovely Christmas card Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing it with us.