Monday, 20 September 2010

Crafty Cardmakers challenge 30 - around the world


Time for a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, and this time we have the theme of 'around the world', so you can use anything as long as it obviously represents a country or continent in some way.

I feel like a total cheat with this card!  Partly because I went for a super easy option and chose an arctic (or is it antarctic?) theme... although I did go round and round in circles trying to decide what to do before I settled on this.  And also because there is no colouring on my card - I've used one of the new 'cute squares' from LOTV and just added lots of stickles to it.  For some reason it makes me feel really guilty using something I've not coloured myself!  But I've bought lots of these to help me get through the Christmas orders so I'll have to get used to them.... wow, it's so difficult to find papers to go with a pre-coloured image though, it took me ages!  These are some dovecraft ones from last year I think, with some shimmery gold cardstock from my stash.  Added a piece of whitewash coredinations embossed with a snowflake folder and sanded back, some MS punched snowflakes, a cuttlebug snowflake (cut down to make it smaller), blue card candy, ribbon and a computer generated sentiment.  Oh, and the LOTV squares are a perfect fit for the largest nestie scalloped square :o)

Bless hubby - when I showed him this card, he said 'well it's nice, and it'll speed up the orders, but the colouring doesn't look as good as yours' aww... he's totally biased of course... and knows nothing about colouring... but still aww!

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges:

43 comments:

martina's kaartjes said...

What a great card !! good luck with your challenge !!
greetings, martina
x

Rose Petal said...

Ahh Lisa. This is so pretty and I love all the layering and the beautiful papers. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Andrea C said...

excellent card x

Jennifer said...

Oh it's lovely, and your hubby is right lol! Fab layout. xx Jenny xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card - good luck with the challenges x Susan x

Lindsey said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love everything about it but totally agree with your hubby! Bless him! Mine doesn't even look when i show him ar ask for an opinion, I just get "Yeah s'nice"! The stickles really lift the image. Fab again hun! xx

Cheryl said...

Oh this is so beautiful and the colours are fabulous!!! I think I will be using some pre coloured images this year!!
xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Dear, I thought we were the ones that were most critical about our cards but to get hubbys doing it is a bit of downer, I think youve done a brilliant job of using the toppers on your card, the only surgestion I could give is perhaps using My Craft Studio graphics program to make your own papers if your not happy with bought ones. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous!! Lovely job with the stickles, just makes this card topper more beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Irene said...

Hello Lisa

A stunning card, with fabulous papers.
What a great idea to use pre-coloured images, your papers match so well.

Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.

irene
Bah!Humbug!

Max said...

Hubby obviously knows the truth LOL!
Don't feel guilty about using 'ready to go' supplies. Sometimes we just have to or we'd never manage! Thak ou for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Jack said...

This is a beautiful card and yep, it's the Arctic (I had to google it, lol). I know what you mean about feeling guilty when you don't do your own colouring though but needs must. xx

Janette said...

Great card and how sweet is your hubby...aaawwww...bless....good luck with the challenges.xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Stunning card. Love everything about it. Thanks for playing along with Just Cute Bears challenge this week. Hugs Ali x

Ann said...

It's looks great and there is no reason to feel guilty at all.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Sue said...

Hi Hun
aww this is gorgeous, beautiful scene, luv all the sparkle, lovely papers & design, sue,x

Sheila said...

What a beautiful card! Love everything about it hun! Your blog is fab - just wish I had found it before now! Looking forward to working with you on CCM, Sheila:)X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aww what a sweet hubby. This is a lovely card but I know what you mean when you are used to stamping and colouring yourself. Love the layers. Marianne x

Jennie said...

This is simply stunning! An absolutely beautiful card xx

Little K Smith said...

Fabulous card Lisa, adore this image. Great layout, gorgeous colours and love the snowflakes 'n' card candy too!

Thank you for joining us at Just Cute Bears :)
Kelly.x

craftymum said...

HI Lisa
This is some piece of work!
Fantastic
Thanks for all your effort and joining us at TG this week
Love sarah XXX

coops said...

aw lisa, this is really stunning.a gorgeous image and i love all the sparkle :)

xx coops xx

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. Love that image. I know what you mean about trying to find DP to go with these pre-coloured images - I've been there too lol.

Thanks for joining us at TG and JCB this week.

Kat xx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card....love the cute LOTV image you have used and like you say these are perfect if having to make a load of quick cards...i think i need to invest in some :0)....thanks for joining us this week at Just Cute Bears....

Take care
San x

Kathie said...

Hi Lisa what a lovely card, your image is just so so cute what a wonderful Christmas Card. Your colours go perfect together and it's a great take on Arlana's wonderful sketch.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSW and good luck.
Kathie SSW

Anita said...

Beautiful card. I love the sparkle, the snowflakes, everything. Thanks for playing with us at Just Cute Bears.

Di said...

Oh MY this is stunning and i just love that image! fab card
Hugs Di xxxx

Jeannie said...

Gorgeous card and the papers and colors are just perfect together! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

sweetbloominscraps said...

Beautiful..love the colors!

Simple and Sweet said...

What a great Christmas card! I love how you paired the image with your DPs! Great job! Thanks for joining us this week!
Erika - SSW

Jackie said...

Fantabulous card, Polar bears live in the Arctic :o)
Jackie xx

melsanford said...

Awww, this is beautiful. So cute! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Arlana said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the wintery image and all your added detail. Thanks for playing alomg @SSW!!!

Donna said...

Fantastic card and such a fab image you have used...perfick for this weeks transport challenge...thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

Cor* said...

This is just beautiful. Very hot (yet chilly-heehee). LOVE the layers in that sketch and all the bling. And holy cow, that sentiment is perfect for that cute image ! wonderful.

Genevieve said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, great colours & layering. Thanks for joining us this week @ SSW :)

Genevieve.

JR Creations said...

This is fantastic, great image. Thanks for playing at SSW this week!

Jenny T.

mulberry station said...

Gorgeous, goregous card. Love all the blues. Vewry stunning!
Nancy SSW

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Ooooooooh - what a beauty! I love it and there is no reason to feel guilty! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

Deanne :)

Catherine said...

This is such a gorgeous card Lisa ! The image is so so sweet ! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week and good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Nina Macaulay said...

oh wow this is a great card, love the layout, and design papers.
Thank you for joining in with the Totally Gorjuss challenge this week,
Good luck!

Hugs Nina

Lin said...

Sorry it's taken me so long to get round.

This is just lush. It makes me shiver looking at it with all that sparkly snow and the layout is devine.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox xx

Made by Mandy said...

Your husband is not biased, he is totally correct. Your colouring is amazing but here is so much detail in this card anyway. Love what you have done with the card candy on the snowflake die cuts.