Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Challenged Myself Today

Hi all
I had bit of a dilemma this morning as hubby was not too good and had to stay in bed and rest I was going to clean the house but the hoover would wake him then I decided to iron but the steam makes too much noise so I thought I would dust but we have a sand storm at the moment so there’s no point because as soon as you start the darn dust comes back, well now I have got all the excuses out of the way of why I can not do the boring house stuff lol. I retreated to my craft room and I set my self a challenge to do a Christmas card towards my stash not only this but to combine all three Christmas challenge blogs themes I wanted to enter into one, not as easy as I thought it would be.

First I needed a sketch to follow (I love a sketch makes life so much easier) and when I spied the sketch by Carole over at Friday Sketchers I just loved it, I did flip it round.

The next challenge was over at Susie and Vicki Christmas Club and there theme is Girly Christmas and I knew I had an image of this cute girl by Digital Doodling which fits perfect I think, don’t you?

I coloured her with Copic and Ho2’s in green and added winter stickles on the coat trims and muff oh all the snowflakes as well, then added green bling for the coat buttons.
The paper is by Basic Grey and all the edges have been distressed with Timmy ink called Pine Needles plus they are all different shades of green which leads me to the next challenge over at Winter Wonderland, which is monochromatic tones.
The flower I made from a flower Nesstie (can not remember the name of the die) I then distressed all the edges with the same ink and sand papered, all the edges have had the stickles treatment and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist and added a pearl to finish. I did the same with the Christmas Trees and added a pearl to the top, which leads me onto the next challenge over at Bah Humbug with the theme of Trees.

The inside I wanted to follow the theme with matching paper, pearls and trees.

I could not post it till now as I had to wait for the flowers to dry before I could mould them into to shape and add them to the card.

Wow I do rabbit on a bit sometimes but I am very happy with this card and it’s another one for my stash, the only thing is, the one’s I really like I never want to give away lol.

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Thank you for popping by my place and after a cup of tea and piece of chocolate cake I will be round to see you all.




Anesha said...

Beautiful card! Must be hard for you at the moment. Take care. Hugs ANesha

juniejo said...

Such a beautiful card Linda !!! I love Christmas cards no matter what time of year it is !!! I am so so sorry to hear that hubby was not too good today !!! You are in my prayers !!! HUGS

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Linda sorry your hubby wasn't feeling well today but glad you made this card it is a real beauty I love that image and that gorgeous sparkle that flower is lovely....take care
Lorraine x

Margreet said...

Oh Linda......you must love your hubby very much because you haven't done anything in the house...it's so noisy......you're great!!!!
Your card is also great........love all the details!!!
xxx Margreet

Sue said...

Hi Linda
gorgeous card lovevly image great colouring, luv the design, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week,hope to see next week,sue.x

Ann said...

Wow a fab card - thank you for sharing it with us at Bah! Humbug! What a shame you had to retreat to your craftroom (lol) - must remember those excuses errrrrrrrrr I mean reasons for not doing housework. Tee hee.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Rainmac said...

Wow what a beautiful card, love the green shades and how you've decorated the inside x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Linda,

I love your Christmas card. the flowers are very clever and the image is gorgeous with all the glitter.

Hugs Ali x

LINDA said...

Linda, Im so sorry your hubby is not doing to good today..Hope tomorrow will be better for him..Beautiful card..Such a darling little image and the glitter is wonderful..
Hugs, Linda

Babs said...

this is beautiful, love the glitter,and the flower is fab.

Babs x

Danielle said...

Linda, what a lovely card you've made here! The image is gorgeous and the sparkle is so pretty! I hope you have a better day tomorrow and that hubby is feeling well! Thanks for joining us at WW this week!
Hugs, Danielle

joey said...

Hiya Linda

fantastic card hun, I love green :O) fab image
thanks for joining us at ww

joey said...

ps: I do hope your hubby is feeling better real soon.x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

a beauty as always!!!! and super reasons to craft! hope brian feels better soon. always in my prayers!

Lynda said...

Crafting is so much more productive than housework lol. Love your card and thanks for joining in with Winter Wonderland.

Lynda xxx

Teri said...

What a lovely card hun! Love it that you decorated the inside too.
Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland this week!
Teri x

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow Linda! Fabulous job on ALL of the challenges. I can barely manage one at a time. LOL I can see why you'd want to keep this one. LOVE it! xxD

Pascale said...

Hi there Linda such a beautiful card I love the bold image and the flower is fab. Thanks for joining us this week at WW hugs Pascale

Teri said...

Simply lovely card Linda :o)

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx

Susie Sugar said...

Super card linda, The image is fab and the glittery bits too. Thank you for joining in Susie & Vikki's Christmas club challenge and good luck.
Love n hugs
Vikki & Susie xx

Carole said...

What a pretty card, thanks for joining us at FS.

Max said...

What a considerate wife you are - hope hubby is soon feeling better.
Pleased to see that you put your energy to such good use though - lovely card and well done on achieving so many challenges.
Thank you for joining us at Bah! Humbug!


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi ya Linda

just love your card, so pretty and I love the image you have used too.

Hope your hubby is feeling better soon although no excuses for not doing the housework then !

Take care.


Jo xxx

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Sally said...

Fabulous card. Love the colors. Hope hubby is doing much better now.

Linda L said...

Wow this is a pretty card. I hope hubby is better. This is the first for me at your blog. So happy to have found you. I guess I am too late for the flowers. Oh well I am not that good at winning stuff.
I will be back.


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