Saturday 13 August 2011

Secret Crafters - Xmas is Coming!

Saturday once more - Whoopeee!!! Time for another fab challenge at Secret Crafters, chosen this week, by the ever so lovely Tracie. Her theme is 


A great opportunity for me to get my Xmas cards underway!

After last week's challenge, which I have to tell you, my mojo just up sticks & left, it was relief to get back into my comfort zone. I'm really pleased with how this turned out. I haven't over embellished it as it may need to be posted. But I think the gorgeous Memory Box - Mistletoe papers are embellishment enough. This is one of my fave images, coloured with Distress Inks, from the first LOTV Xmas collection. Can't wait to see the second set! 

My awesome D-Teamies have been busy creating more wonderful inspiration for you. I hope you'll check them out at the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge blog & play along this week.

I would also like to enter this card at a couple of other challenges. The layout is based on the fab sketch at Crafting Life's Pieces.

This also fits the colour theme at Colour Create. The colours are right, but it looks nothing like the photo inspiration. There is a little glitter for added texture, so I hope it counts.

Finally, is anyone else having problems with a temperamental blogger? I'm finding it is hit & miss whether it works for me at the moment. Especially when it comes to commenting. So bear with me please :~)

But for now, whatever you are up to, have a great weekend. Thanks so much for looking.

Big Hugs,
Andie xx


Basslady said...

stunning christmas card with a beautiful image!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous such a sweet image, have a great weekend
Hugs Kate x

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous ♥♥

Helen said...

Beautiful card the image & vintage feel!
Helen x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! I love the combination of different papers; they just work so well together.
Emma :)

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Andie, loving those beautiful papers! Blogger seems to be ok for me at the minute, but who knows!!

Sandra H said...

Your cards gorgeous Andie, l to have this image and am waiting for the 2nd set and if they are anything like the 1st set they will be brilliant too! your colouring is stunning and you don't need anymore than you have on this card the images are perfect:) Sandra H

Dena said...

Hey best buddy! This card is sooooo amazing!!! Wow! Your coloring with the DI is beautiful! Love the depth!!!Such pretty papers too!
I hope you are well also, we are good just really hot right now. It has been over 100 for the past two weeks! No rain in sight!
Hugs to you girlie!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

And more pretty colouring on this gorgeous make, Andie. Love the papers too! Hugs, Lesley

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous christmas card.
beautiful colors and papers.

greetings karin

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Love the design and papers you used! Hugs, Karen

P.S. If you have time to stop by, I'm giving away some blog candy!

Sharon said...

WOW Andie your colouring looks amazing! I love the image and it's perfect for our Colour Challenge.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Red, Blue, Green, Brown and White Challenge!

Sharon x

Chelsea said...

Oh my Goodness, what a sweet image this is. All the details are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at CLP Sketch challenge, hope to see you again for the September Sketch challenge.

Hugs and Love.

Stampin'Piper said...

Oh, I'm in love! Your card is so lovely and this image is so cute!

Thanks for joining us at Crafting Life's Pieces in August, hope to see you again!

Hugs Tanja