Monday, 3 November 2014

Dream Valley - Ready For Christmas

Oh my goodness, flying into home base by the seat of my pants today! I literally finished my DT card while you were all sleeping! LOL. Luckily for me, I'm on the other side of the world and that means I was just working on it this afternoon. But it was a close call! For our new Dream Valley challenge, we're keen to help you on your way with your Christmas card makes. So our challenge this fortnight is 'Getting Ready For Christmas'. So why not pull out your Christmas stamps and get crafting before the Christmas rush.

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Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Robyn's Fetish. The Design Team were given some lovely stamps to play with. I chose the sweet image called 'Home For The Holidays'. This cute snowman with his Cardinal pal and his lil' birdie pal on his hat which I've coloured as a Robin. I loved these wee birds. I miss them now we're back in New Zealand and the Squirrels too with their fluffy winter tails. They were such a lovely sight as Christmas drew near. So it was nice to colour up this frosty friend and dream of days gone by, when we just might have had snow for Christmas!

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I've used some lovely papers from a 12x12 set I had in my stash. I don't recall the brand, so if anyone knows by looking, please let me know so I can update the details. I've inked the edges of the papers in ruby red ink from the 'Close To My Heart' range. The pretty snowflake is from Joy Crafts and the Christmas Tree is a Marianne Designs die. I also cut a little note page using a die from Lil' Inkers, to write a note to Santa on. It reads "Dear Santa, Please, please, PLEASE can we have snow for Christmas. Love, Zac & Georgie.

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I've used Liquid Pearl on the Christmas tree to look like snow on the boughs and added Glitter Magic on the snowflake, which shows better in a different light. I also added some diamond stickles on the sentiment edge and image edge after I'd inked them, just to add that little extra detail. The stitched edge die that I used to cut the image is also a Lil' Inkers die. The sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion Bebunni stamp set called Christmas Story. I love all the different sentiments that come with these sets. Such a bonus!

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The pic above shows my card in a different light, so that you see the lovely shine on the papers and embellishments. Thanks for popping in today. I hope you've enjoyed your visit and are fired up to get cracking on your Christmas makes. If you are, be sure to join in the challenge at Dream Valley and do pop in and check out the gorgeous makes from the rest of my lovely DT buddies. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap Challenge: #30 ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Christmas Challenge: October ~ Snowflakes
Papertake Weekly: Sketchy Free For All ~ Using Sketch #49
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge: October Challenge ~ Animals
Passion For Promarkers Challenge: #271 ~ Add Some Sparkle
Stamping Sensations Challenge: November ~ Simply Christmas
The Ribbon Girl Challenge: November Card Challenge ~ Make a Christmas Card
Completely Christmas Challenge: #36 ~ Anything Goes... Twist - Add a Robin. (On hat)

14 comments:

Eileen said...

A really cute snowman, great design and layout and love all your added sparkle. Thanks for joining in with our 'Add Some Sparkle' challenge at Passion for Promarkers this week, and good luck
Eileen x

Marie said...

Super cute card. Love you snowman image and lovely design. Thanks for joining us over at PFP this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Jacee said...

What a really lovely card! great image, lovely papers and I love the little note, fabulous creation.
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card. I love the snowman.

Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Passion for Promarkers.
Lorraine x

Chris said...

Fabulous Christmas card Wendy. The cute snowman with his little birdy friends is such a cute image, your design, die cuts and papers are lovely and the little hand written note is a great touch!
Chris
X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great snowman and a fab layout, love it

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Wends, fabulous snowman image...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design this week.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Karen Oliver said...

Super super cute and I hope Santa brings you what you wish for.........would be great and unexpected hey???

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous Wendy. Lovely card.

brenda said...

He's a happy snowman Wendy and great design as well.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensation.

B x

MagsB said...

This is gorgeous, Wendy, the star paper is lovely, and so is your colouring on the Snowman! And I love the little note, it's so cute!

(Though in the South of the UK there's general panic and everything shuts down as soon as there's any snow - me, I come from the North, where we're made of sterner stuff lol! ;) )

love Mags B x.

Debbie said...

So sweet. Thanks for joining the Scribble and Scrap challenge, good luck

Marilyn said...

Great snowman card and fab papers.
Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’, good luck in the challenge and I hope you will be back again.
Marilyn

Eret said...

How fun Snowman image. It's perfect on your Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

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