Saturday, 1 October 2011

A Gem of a Challenge - with love at Christmas

It's my first week as GDT on the A Gem of a Challenge blog, and our challenge this week is 'with love at Christmas' (a Christmas card including a heart/ hearts), set by the lovely Jenny.



I decided to give my poor neglected Cricut some use and cut a large heart from a piece of Dovecraft paper.  I've used the lovely Snow Love stamp, one of my favourite Christmas stamps, stamped on Stampin' Up kraft card and coloured with koh-i-noor pencils... which was probably a mistake!  I still need lots of practise colouring on kraft, the white didn't go quite as white as I would have liked (maybe I 'need' prisma pencils?) and all the stamped lines faded so I had to go over them with a black fineliner.  Added stickles and glamour dust for some sparkle.

The paper was mounted on foam pads for a bit of dimension.  The wooden snowflake was a sneaky purchase from a few days ago... I just happened to pass a craft shop on my way to meet a friend - well it would've been rude to walk past without going in wouldn't it?!  Added a button from my stash and a LOTV sentiment.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

My little car's in for its MOT today - isn't it horrible waiting to find out the results (and cost!), I'm always a bag of nerves on MOT day.  Will be back in a little while with my first DT card for Sweet Stampin'.

35 comments:

  1. this is gorgeous!!! and your colouring on kraft is just fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

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  2. Fab card Lisa I think the white looks really good on the kraft and all your colouring is wonderful. I really like the dimension you got with the aperture and the embellishment is super cute as is the image.

    Hope the MOT goes well!

    Feebs
    xx

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  3. I think it's gorgeous Lisa, very cute and the colouring looks fab also....I am in NEED of prisma's too....oh I would love to get my grubby little fingers on some...lol...xxx

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  4. Gorgeous card Lisa, I love the cute snowman/woman couple lol. I know how you feel about the mot, there's always something thats needs fixing/replacing. Or that might be just my car lol. I wish you luck!
    Hayley x

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  5. What a cute card Lisa, love the heart!
    Clairexx

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  6. This is just gorgeous Lisa.xxx

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  7. Hi Lisa
    A gorgeous card love the snowmen
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  8. Morning Lisa, fingers crossed for the car, ours is going in next month, I know that its going to fail, lots of work needs to be done first lol! Beautiful little card, love the Pink Gem image and great aperature. Love the wooden snowflakes, I think I need some of those lol! Have a lovely World Cardmaking Day! hugs Heidi x

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  9. This is adorable. Sounds like you had a bit of trouble with the image, but I think it turned out beautifully.
    Hope the MOT goes ok.
    Caroline xxx

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  10. oh my this is such a cute card...love the snomen snow woman....very pretty...i may have to try this

    Tina

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  11. Oh this is gorgeous! Love the image :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  12. Fabulous card, love the sweet image and your colouring looks gorgoeus. Love the heart apeture and the pretty paper.
    Lyndsey xx

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  13. Oh I just love this Lisa!!! The heart shaped aperture is just beautiful and perfect with the image. xxx

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  14. Oh this just gorgeous, am loving the love heart with the snowmen peeking through, Luv Sam x

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  15. It's gorgeous sweetie...and I think the colouring looks super too me hun..and I loving the snowflake...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  16. what a lovely card
    thanks for playing along with Charisma this week
    Allisonx

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  17. Oh so sweet Lisa, they're perfect peeking through the heart. I have never tried colouring on Kraft...I think Prisma pencils are the best for that :)
    Hope the car passed.
    Jenny x

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  18. stunning card lisa.the image is gorgeous and i love your fab colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  19. Beautiful card Lisa. Love the effect you've created with the cut out heart. May have to borrow this idea!!

    Kat xx

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  20. wow i love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

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  21. This is precious, Lisa! Love your coloring with the pencils (I still have to practice w/ mine, lol) - the snow couple looks perfect! Ooh and that snowflake looks cool!

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  22. This is a sweetie. I never use my Silhouette either, it's in my "back room" where my spare computer used to be, but that's no excuse now with a laptop! I suppose you just get out of the habit of using things. I love the snowflake, gonna find me some :-) Dee

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  23. FAB card Lisa! Love this cute image and I think it looks great.

    Lisa x

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  24. Adorable card Lisa - love the image. Hugs, Claire x

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  25. Awwwww Lisa this is super cute hon and your colouring on Kraft is fabulous!!
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  26. Great card Lisa :) HelenR x

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  27. This is just super cute and romantic, what a beautiful design for a Christmas card Lisa, it looks super.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  28. Stunning as always Lisa! xx Jenny xx

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  29. Super cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp

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  30. This is superb Lisa.....love it!!x

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  31. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Charisma this week!.

    Lisa x

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  32. this is such a sweet card, love the heart shaped window.Goodluck at charisma this week.

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  33. Dear Lisa,
    I Just arrived at you blog. I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely.You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site.
    Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website: Bettyscardsandpaperdesign.com

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