Thursday, 22 December 2011

Mimosa (not) waiting for Santa!

It's my day for posting on The Stamp Basket blog today, and I decided to use the sweet Bildmalarna stamp 'Mimosa - waiting for Santa', but not on a Christmas card this time - I thought she could work quite well for birthdays too...

Products available from The Stamp Basket
Craftwork Cards scalloped edge card blank
Bildmalarna 'mimosa - waiting for Santa' stamp
Seam binding in chalk white, dyed with 'tattered rose' distress ink
Dovecraft Adhesive Gems (on the sentiment tag)

I've coloured the image with promarkers and flexmarkers, the papers are First Edition with dark brown cardstock from Papermill Direct.  The sentiment is Stampin' Up, and everything else is from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Apologies if I've not managed to catch up with your blogs yet - there just aren't enough hours between now and Christmas, and I'm ever so slightly stressed here lol!  Hope you're a bit more organised than I am, but I bet I'm not the only one still running around like a headless chicken :o)


  1. Hi Lisa,

    What a fabulous card ! Composition is very successful and your papers are magnificent ! Very beautiful work ! Congratulations ! And good luck !

    Merry Chrismas ! Joyeux Noël !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  2. This is beautiful Lisa!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2012!

  3. Oh this is lovely hun!
    Have a merry christmas!
    Big hugs Heidy

  4. Great card Lisa, great colours :) x

  5. Love this card Lisa - totally beautiful.
    Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
    Denise xx

  6. Gorgeous card Lisa :-) the image is very cute and the colours are fab :-)

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas :-)
    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Gorgeous card Lisa - love the colours - so warm and soft. Hope you have a lovely Christmas sweetie. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Beautiful Lisa, gorgeous colours, love it!
    Helen x

  9. Hi Lisa. Love the colours & papers which blend really well together. The card looks feminine too with the floral & pearl embellishments. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  10. ooh yummy bp's and i love the colour scheme, fabby x

  11. Oh my word Lisa this is gorgeous I adore those wonderful papers and that image is beautiful, I love your choice of colours, superb card.
    Lorraine x

  12. Gorgeous card, love the layout and the colours! Merry Christmas...

  13. Very, very pretty, love the peaches and cream.

    Hope you a have lovely Christmastime and all the best for 2012,

    Liz x

  14. Hi Lisa
    A gorgeous and beautiful card,

    Merry Chrsitmas and all the best for the New Year to you and your family
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  15. Simply stunning Lisa! Gorgeous colours.
    Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Debs xx

    Oh and thanks for playing along with us at Charisma xx

  16. this is gorgeous, i love the colours used

    Sorry I have not been able to visit your blog in such a long time, I have been so busy, and there have not been enough hours in the day.

    I wanted to also wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year from our house to yours.

  17. Gorgeous card Lisa. Merry Christmas, hugs Teresa xx

  18. A beautiful card with a gorgeous colour scheme. I love the little tag you've made with 'for you' on it. A lovely personal touch. Happy Christmas!

  19. Aaaaww this is gorgeous Lisa, the image is just adorable and I love the colours too :)
    Wishing you and your family a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

  20. Gorgeous card Lisa. Love that sweet image and the papers are beautiful. I love 1st Edition papers. I was lucky enough to get "Bird Song" in a secret Santa to add to the ones I already have!

    I wouldn't worry about commenting, there's only so much you can do.

    Relax and have a lovely Christmas.

    Kat xx

  21. Hi my sweetie thank you for the fabby inspiration hun, I love this I brought nearly all the crimbo bildmalarna stamps & not used them I am soooo ashamed I really am cus they are so darn cute. This one tho I will def use through out the year now it works fab on a birthday card. Love it!!
    So thank you for the fabulous inspiration as always hunni.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  22. Hi Lisa

    This is super cute .. .. love the colous and your layout.

    I hope you are soon sorted for Christmas.

    Have a good one .. and a very happy 2012.

    Love Jules xx

  23. Wow! this is gorgeous Lisa! What an adorable image. I love the colours and those papers and embellishments are delish!
    All the best for Christmas and New Year!
    Hugs Sue xx

  24. All know you got me - I'm the other headless chicken running around, LOL! I can't believe it's only days away - EEK! Your card is beautiful - love the soft colors and your coloring! Merry Christmas, Lisa!

  25. She's beautiful Lisa! Love this card...
    Christine x

  26. Wonderful, adorable card.
    Happy Christmas.

  27. Beautiful - you're so right - the image works perfectly for non-Christmas. Jxx

  28. Fantastic card, Lisa..everything works perfectly together! I think the image will work well for Easter too! In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely Christmas! Hugs,
    Janet xx

  29. Lisa, that's gorgeous...the colours are beautiful! Wishing you and yours a fantastic Christmas and a fab New Year!
    Jo x

  30. so stunning lisa.i really love the image and your colours are gorgeous :D
    wishing you and yours a fantastic christmas :D

    xx coops xx

  31. OMG this is truly adorable ... your colouring is fantastic, and image is really sweet, love it. Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers this week. xx

  32. Fabulous card, love the sweet image and gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us this week at MMCS.
    Lyndsey xx

  33. This is sooooo pretty Lisa, such gorgeous colours too and the image works perfectly!
    Hope you got everything done before the big day arrived? And you weren't the only headless chicken I can assure you, lol!!

  34. What a lovely card, love that image, many thanks for sharing with us at My Mum's craft shop Anything goes challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)Happy New Year

  35. absolutely lovely! the image works for anything this time of year (where she'd be wearing a scarf), and those COLOURS - just gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing this sweet project with the Charisma Galz, and good luck! xo