Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Christmas with stripes

I see so many cards posted on blogs using stripy or spotty papers and they look simply fabulous, but whenever I try to use them the cards look really terrible. So this time I decided to try a different approach.... instead of using more than one paper I went for a single striped background paper and kept it as simple as possible.

The paper I used is from a pad called 'Cosy Christmas Collection' which was free with a magazine and the image is one of the Lili of the Valley die-cuts. I added Memory Box Frostyville Border and Marriane Creatables LR0189 mistletoe die-cuts and the flowers, icicle and sentiment are from my stash. I'm pretty pleased with the finished result and maybe I'll start using stripes a bit more now.

I shall enter this in the following challenges
Die-ing for a challenge 'Spots and/or stripes'
Cupcake Craft challenge 'Two's Company'
Totally Gorjuss challenge 'Traditional Christmas Colours'

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  1. Fabulous card Andrea. Love the image, stripey paper and fab border die.
    Caz x

  2. This is a gorgeous Christmas card Andrea, I love the LOTV die-cuts and your stripes look great.

  3. Great card, I love the image,

    Thank you for joining us in this months DTDF challenge,
    Michelle x

  4. Gorgeous Christmas card. I love the image and the stripes look fab!
    Lorraine x

  5. This is a lovely festive stripey card Kanda. I love these images too! Judy x

  6. Gorgeous creation, just perfect for my Two's Company Challenge at Cupcake, Shelly x


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