Friday, 17 December 2010

Starting next year's cards!!!

Hi everyone!
Following on from managing to make all my Christmas cards for family and friends last week, I decided to continue with them so that I make a start for next year.
I noticed that there are still some challenges out there requesting christmas style cards, so I've made the above card which fits a few of them (I hope!)
Unfortunately I had to scan this, now my scanner just HATES metallic and sparkle and as my card is mostly metallic and sparkle this is not good! Please trust me when I say that the card is really pretty in real life and the silver foil card and icicle colour glitter (NOT blue!) looks lovely.

Card Details:
* Image - Penny Black 'Birthday Angel'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - K & Co
* Punches - MS 'Valentine Heart' & 'Vintage Lace' PATP
* Die Cuts - Cuttlebug 'Vintage' corners & 'D Vine Swirls'
* Everything else from my stash

I'm entering this card for the following challenges:
Penny Black @ Allsorts - Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder
Crafts and Me Challenges - Moody Blues
Craft Your Days Away - Punch It Out
Simon Says Stamp - Silver, Blue, White
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Card

I hope you like my card and hopefully I'll be back again on a more regular basis with postings from now on.
By the way, do you like the little self portrait of me hugging my PC 'cos it's where my friends live? Just wanted to do this to say how grateful I am that my friends have kept in touch while I've been away.

18 comments:

Sheila - Ginger said...

You really are back into it Chrissie....this is beautiful oh and I do love the colours.

Lots of love Sheila xxxx

Violets Corner said...

It's a gorgeous card Chrissie! Love the blues and the glitter.

Great self portrait!

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black @ Allsorts.

Have a great weekend
Maarit

Lavender Rose said...

That's so pretty Chrissie, especially all the punched and die cut elements.

Lavender Rose said...

Oh, just spotted the self portrait, that's brilliant!!!!!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Riet said...

So beautiful card Chrissie,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Hunnie, you haven't lost your touch. It is lovely to see you but please take things easy.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

mckinkle said...

Helloo Chrissie,

How lovely to see you back crafting and well done you for finding the time to make your own xmas cards instead of sending shop ones!
I bet you thoroughly enjoyed your crafting time and it just goes to show that it IS like riding a bike after all!!

I made not so good cards for my fanily this year due to time disappearing so Im with you on the making them good and early for next year - I am going to aim to do that very soon too!

Have a lovely time this Christmas
Keryn x

Beryl said...

Oh I can see it's pretty. I do love those corners - and also the MS punched square. I've done that a few times myself lately and I love the effect.
Beryl xx

Meghan said...

Beautiful Chrissy!! I just love your layout and the blue and silver. The punching is the perfect touch!

gina g said...

Fabulous card gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

Ellie said...

Such a cute card Chrissy! Love the blue shades! What a fabulous idea to start with next year's cards, I think I might start in January too, so I don't stress too much over the holidays.
Love your little self portait hugging the computer. Too cute!!
Thank you so much for joining us at penny black at all sorts!

brenda said...

Hi Chrissie

What a pretty card and I am so impressed that you are already making a start on next years cards.

Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Mervi said...

Great portrait!
Beautiful card, lovely punches,
and the image is so cute.

Thanks for sharing this with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts.
Happy Holidays;-))m

Rosietoes said...

It's a lovely card Chrissie. I'm so glad to see that you are back posting - you have been missed. Glad too that you are feeling a bit better.
Take care of yourself.

Edna x

Shirley said...

I am so in love with this image Chrissy it is just so cute. Your card is gorgeous. I love the Blue shades you have used and your image is coloured beautifully. Lovely sparkle too.
Thank you so much for playing along in our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and we hope you will join us next month.


Shirley

Jules said...

Hi Chrissie

A beautiful, well coloured image that you have made into a lovely finished card.

Great use of your punches!

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Vixykins said...

Beautiful creation, thank you for playing the Moody Blues challenge at Crafts & Me! Good Luck and have a lovely Christmas x