Saturday, 10 November 2012

Merry Christmas ....

.... Good afternoon all!  Hope that you're having a good day wherever you are.  It's quite warm here, but dull and grey, still no rain, no wind and no snow - so good!  I've been busy in my craft room this morning - some I can share now, some you'll see soon!

I've made a Christmas card for this week's Less is More - LIM93 where the ladies would like us to make a one layer card with the theme houses!  I'm in really early this week!  I used this week's colours from the Colour Throwdown Challenge - CTD217.  As soon as I saw the theme, I knew which house I'd be using, and I'm sure that there will be several other cards featuring this cottage too!  But it's perfect.


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Christmas Cottage
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders: Rectangles Lg (S4-132) #5
Accessories: Promarkers - Indigo Blue, Midnight Blue, Pear Green, Cool Greys 1 - 4, Pastel Blue; Martha Stewart coarse glitter, Card from stash


I must apologise for the poor quality photo - as I said it is very grey here and that's making taking photos tough!  I really must get a photo tent!  I started off by embossing the large rectangle into the card base.  Then I stamped the image of the winter cottage and coloured it with Promarkers.  I've matched the challenge colours as closely as possible, using greys as my neutrals.  I used coarse glitter on the roof and window ledges, and some finer glitter on the ground!  I edged the house in pastel blue to suggest a crisp winter sky!

We went out last night to see Skyfall, the new James Bond movie.  It was really good.  We saw it on an IMAX screen and my goodness that really makes a big difference.  Not giving any spoilers, basically James has come to the aid of M - another spy is after her!  Well worth a trip to the cinema.  That's all for now.  Do drop by at midnight for the start of a new colour challenge at CR84FN and some exciting news too!

38 comments:

Ardyth said...

Lovely, elegant colours and I love all the sparkly snow!

Joanne Leddy said...

Oh my - this is gorgeous. I'd LOVE to live in this cottage ... with all the glitter too!

(BTW - did you know you live just south of me here in Michigan? Welcome to the US my friend!)

Loli said...

Hola Deb,FANTASTIC CARD!!! great colouring, so elegant design, well done Deb a gorgeous work, i love it!!!
Hugs from Palma

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Deborah, love the image.

Donna x

Suzilou said...

Love this, what a gorgeous stamp and makes a perfect christmas card with that lovely sentiment and fab colours :)

Marlena M. said...

This has so much depth~I can't believe it's OL! Wow~awesome job Deborah~

Claire Brennan said...

Deborah, this is stunning. Beautifully coloured! Gotta pin, hope you don't mind! Hugs!

Jenni's Jems said...

A perfect Christmas card love all the sparkle ! x

Lynne said...

Yep, you`re right Deborah, thisis the perfect stamp for this challenge. You`ve coloured it beautifully too.
Lynne xxx

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card, love the embossing round the image and that sentiment looks perfect with it. I'm looking forward to seeing Skyfall tomorrow night :)

Marina said...

I really like the green and blue together and the glittery roof.

Lori said...

So pretty! Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deb! Love the shimmery rooftop! Looks like a cold winter's night!

chris cesar said...

very beautiful Xmas card, Love the shinning snow ont it!
Friendly*Chris

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh Deborah this is just stunning! I love the way you've coloured it subtly with the pops of lime green for the potted trees and the fabulous glittery roof. My menfolk have been bonding over Bond but I'm giving this one a miss! Vicky x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah love the image and you have coloured it beautifully

Anne

Kathyk said...

What a beautiful card - stunning treatment of the image

Kathyk

Skye said...

A beautifully elegant card. A lovely image and wonderful colouring

Sandra said...

Beautiful card.
Sandra

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Deborah! Love the snow, and the colour scheme is so elegant.

Saw Skyfall last week - isn't it fantastic?! It must have been spectacular on IMAX. I think Daniel Craig is definitely the best Bond ;)

KazzyCollar said...

What a beautiful card, must have taken you ages but it was worth it - simply stunning! Warm wishes, Karen

GinaA said...

Hi Deborah , stunning card looks so 3d.

Chrissie said...

This looks fabulous Deborah, what a great house image!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jen said...

love the glitter deborah

Thanks so much for joining us
Jen
Less Is More

Pam from Maine said...

Love your house. Great colors as well. Nice job!

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous card and am loving all that sparkly detail! Love the clean and classy design! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

Wanda Cullen said...

Oops...I meant to say Color Throwdown. :-)

kingstonmama said...

This is a fabulous house, Deborah! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the sparkly rooftop. :) ann y.

Elaine said...

Love your house - great stamp and I love the snow on the roof!

Valerie said...

What a fabulous Christmas cottage Deborah, so beautifully coloured and glittered!
Val x

Stella said...

OMG your house; I'm smitten.....WOW! XX

Linby said...

I've been resisting these WM stamps, I love the colour combo you used, with the glitter it looks just magical.
Linbyx

mypapercraftworld said...

Fabulous card, wonderful colours and love the sparkle! Anita in France

Craftilicious said...

That set was my first thought too but I fancied tyring my new inks. I love your colouring on this one.
Tara
x

Jackie said...

A wonderful one layer card :o)
Jackie xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Dang, Deborah, you MADE that?! Wowza!

Daen'Ys said...

A stunning Christmas Card! You've colored it so perfectly! I love the shining in the snow... it gives a wonderful depth.

Rosi x

Suzi B said...

Delightful, frosty card Deborah
Suzi B :)

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