Southern Girls - Celebrations

We have a big celebration at Southern Girls this week. It's our 100th challenge!! Woohoo! So this challenge, we're keen to see the cards you make for celebrations, that could be a celebration such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, A New Job, A New Baby, and the list goes on. So you pretty much have carte blanche. Whatcha say? Wanna come and play? We'd love to see your interpretation of our challenge. 

We have a wonderful sponsor for this challenge, the fabulous Lacy Sunshine Stamps, who are offering our lucky winner a wonderful prize.

The design team were spoilt to bits by our wonderful sponsor and we were allowed to choose a stamp each to play with in the challenge. Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year and my favourite celebration, so I wanted to make a Christmas card when the theme of 'Celebrations' was decided for our 100th challenge. I have used the gorgeous Rory's Christmas Tree for my card and I just LOVE this gorgeous image. It was really fun to colour up. I have gone for the Christmas pink theme again, sorry to be predictable. I just really wanted to colour her up in pink and I love the way it looks. I'll mix it up again next time though I promise! (I'm having a pink and white kinda Christmas this year!)

I've used a scrummy paper behind the image which is from a Panduro Hobby paper pad. I'm running out, I'm so going to miss having these pages! I love this pad. It's called 'Tis The Season. It's such an unusual colour combination, but I really like it.

I've used the most gorgeous Whimsy Stamps snowflake die on this card. I cut two and crossed them over on one snowflake. I added some pearls in different sizes just to bling it up a little and cut the flakes from shimmery pearlescent paper to add a bit more bling. The gorgeous Christmas sentiment is an Amy R Stamps set for CC Designs called Happy Christmas. I cut the sentiment frame using my Lil' Inkers stitched square die to match the machine stitching I did on the edge of the card. I do love the look of stitching on cards. I used a bigger die from the same set to cut the image and mat.


The blooms I've used are Wild Orchid Crafts. The Poinsettia petals come as individual layers, which I layered together with some frosted berries in the centre from Live and Love Crafts. I added a couple of pink fabric blooms, a small rose and two blossom flowers also from Wild Orchid Crafts. I curled the stems (which I'd cut off) from the fabric blooms and tucked those into the spray for a little interest.


I hope you'll come and join in our 100th challenge celebration at Southern Girls Challenge and show us your favourite celebration pieces. We look forward to seeing your interpretation. Do head over to the challenge blog too and check out what my incredibly talented team mates have been up to. I'll see you all again really soon. I have to dash, because (not to freak you out or anything, BUT) did you know there's only 27 days until Christmas! Eeeek, so much to do, so little time!! Big hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #256 ~ Winter Theme
Winter Wonderland: Let's Get Sentimental
Totally Gorjuss: #263 ~ Sparkly/Blingy/Glittery
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: November Challenge ~ Snow
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #275 ~ Blooming Marvellous
Creative Inspirations Challenges: #291 ~ Season's Greetings
Stamping Sensations: November Challenge: Simply Christmas
Crafty Calendar Challenge: November ~ It's All About Christmas
As You Like It: Christmas ~ Modern or Traditional? I love both, but this year, I'm really enjoying pink and white together in my crafty makes, so I'd have to say Modern this year.

Update: I was a Top 5 at Passion For Promarkers! Thank you :)


Dawn T said…
Gorgeous Wendy
Cindy said…
Love this! The colors and the snowflake dies are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Cindy-DT
PaperDaisies said…
What a stunning card. I love the image and how you have showcased it. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina
Sue said…
This is gorgeous Wends. I love the sweet image, pretty papers and the snowflake die looks wonderful.
hugs Sue xx
Karen Oliver said…
This is totally gorgeous Wendy. I love that die cut xo
Heather said…
A beautiful card Wendy, a fabulous design and pretty colour scheme.....your image is just adorable and stunning sentiment and die-cuts!!!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx
Planetsusie said…
This is such a lovely Christmas card Wendy, so totally gorgeous with those colours and embellishments - thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (All about Christmas) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT
This is such a cute creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx
Ella's Design said…
Gorgeous card, Wendy! Love the muted colour tones, sweet image and simple design but with lots of lovely embellishment! Thanks again for joining in with my theme this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x
suzanne2 said…
this is adorable, I love the snowflakes! thank you for joining us at creative inspirations xx
Elise said…
omgosh Wendy! Wowwwwww! this is GORGEOUS! I am loving these colors and all of those yummy flowers and die cuts too!!! Sooooo STUNNING!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Big Hugs,
coops said…
so stunning wendy.really sweet image and i love your soft colours and beautiful detailing ;D

xx coops xx
Chris said…
Wow! This is gorgeous Wendy! Love your pink and white theme, really suits this image, which you have coloured so beautifully! The snowflake die cuts are fabulous too - a really lovely card!
nnalorac said…
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Modert Christmas card, love the pink and white and such a sweet image. Carol AYI. X
Unknown said…
She looks cool. :) Love the layout...
Julie said…
Fab card! Love the soft colours and the sentiment is just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at a Passion for Promarkers! Hugs, Juliexx
Melissa Bove said…
Gorgeous card! Such a lovely design! Cute image too!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Zw@@n said…
Gorgeous card, Wendy. Lovely colours and your colouring is fab. I also like all the details. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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