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:

Juls said...

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

Feebsy said...

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

Janette said...

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

Hayley said...

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

CraftyC said...

What a cute card Lisa, love the heart!
Clairexx

The Crystal Elephant said...

Cute Christmas card. xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Lisa.xxx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

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

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

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

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

lovely and cute Lisa K x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

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

Tina said...

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

Tina

melsanford said...

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

Lyndsey Marie said...

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

Katina said...

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

Whisper said...

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

Vicky said...

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

big hugs Vicky xx

Allison said...

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

Jenny said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Kat said...

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

Kat xx

PinkAngelCrafts said...

wow i love it!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Lorraine said...

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!

Craftdee said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Lisa x

Claire said...

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

Cazza said...

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

HelenR said...

Great card Lisa :) HelenR x

coldwaters2 said...

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

Jennifer said...

Stunning as always Lisa! xx Jenny xx

Becca Fabozzi said...

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

Janet said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Lisa x

clare brown said...

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

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