Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Festive Cuties

Godd Morning to you all - and what a lovely morning it is. The sun is shining, the washing is hanging on the line, postie has been and bought me the fabulous LOTV christmas stamps I won in the last LOTV challenge (thank you so much Lisa and Laila , can't wait to get them inked up) and I just got an email from Hobbycraft to say the dies I ordered have arrived. All in all I guess this is going to be a pretty busy day so I'd better get on with this post.

I'm not a great 'kraft' person but I've come to realise that teamed up with the right image and colours it can look fabulous so I'm begining to experiment a bit. I embossed some white card with a Die'sire 'holiday holly' embossing folder and layered it onto a kraft base card. The image is a LOTV die-cut (still working my way through the great pile I have) which I also layered onto some kraft card and attached with sticky pads. The ribbon and snowflake charm are from my stash and I made the sentiments with some scraps of card and gold peel-offs. Quite a simple CAS style, not the traditional christmas colours but I really like the result.

I shall enter this in the following challenges
Lili's Little Fairies challenge 'No Flowers'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'Include Numbers'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'How Charming'
LOTV challenge 'Ribbon and Lace'
Sketch N Stash challenge 'Sketch' (New embossing folder and old stash is snowflake charm & ribbon)
Sparkles Christmas challenge 'Non Traditional Colours'
Papertake Weekly challenge 'Anything Goes + option of christmas' (my 2nd entry)
Bearly Mine challenge 'Anything Goes' (my 2nd entry)
Creative Inspirations challenge 'Favourite Colour Combo' (kraft & white - definitely my new fav colour combo)
Crafty Cardmakers challenge 'Snow and ice'

Right I'm off now to pick up these 'Tattered Lace' dies and do a bit of shopping. Thanks for popping by and I'll catch up with you all later.


Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card,fabulous

downrightcrafty said...

great card and love the image, with the addition of the lovely charm just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous. I love the cute image and pretty embossed background
Lorraine x

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Kanda; the image looks perfect teamed with the white and Kraft. I never used to be a big fan of Kraft either but I love it now.

Barbara said...

Cute image and wonderful card!

cotnob said...

This is adorable Andrea, such a sweet image and fabulous embossed background.

Ira Huberts said...

Oh how very sweet this is! Love the pretty image and beautifully embossed background! Thanks for your sweet comment, take care, Ira x
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Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Inkypinkydelights said...

You must have a lovely stash of Christmas cards now Kanda. This one is gorgeous. Judy x

Jules said...

Your card is amazing, so simple but so very effective. I just love the image it's very cute. Thank you for joining us at BMD. Good Luck xoxo

~@ngie~ said...

gorgeous card... love the topper... LOTV are just so adorable aint they??? hehehe

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Jackie said...

fabby card, love the cutie image :)Thank you for joining us at BearlyMine Challenges this time. Good Luck. Jackie DT. x

Helen in the UK said...

I saw this on the LOTV monthly Challenge. This has a lovely simplicity to it :)

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Adorable card! I love that supercute image and that fabulous charm
Thanks for sharing with us at Sketch n Stash and good luck
Julie x
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Lin said...

This is one of my favourite LOTV images, and it looks perfect here. I'm not a great fan of Kraft either, but it looks fabulous the way you have used it.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
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Suze Bain said...

Such a pretty card. Love the kitty image and it's beautifully embellished. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Xx

Josephine said...

Beautiful - love the embossed background and sweet image.

Thanks for joining my 'Christmas Snow and Ice' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!

Erica said...

Hi Andrea,

Such a gorgeous card! Very CAS but so effective! I love the embossed BG.

So glad you're so happy about winning the stamps! =)

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Ribbon and Lace' challenge.

Good luck!


Erica x

Marie said...

Very pretty. Love the clean look and the embossing. Thanks for playing with us over at CCM this time. A new challenge will be up later on today.
Love n hugs
Marie, dt CCM