Friday 11 February 2011

Christmas Love

Hi everyone, well as any regular visitors will know Friday is normally Christmas Card Challenge Day for me and today is no exception. In fact, I think I've probably broken my own world record for getting it posted on my blog in the fastest time, everything just seemed to come together today (for a change) and I'm quite pleased with the end result (for another change).
As you can see, I've managed to use yet another of the adorable Teddy Bea images (I promise I'll give them a rest for a while now) This one is called 'Sweet Little Angel' and I think she certainly looks the part.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - The sketch, plus 'C is for Clean and Simple'
Bah! Humbug! - 'Doilies'
Jingle Belles - 'No Red, She Said'
Winter Wonderland - 'To The One I Love'

Card Details:
* Image - Teddy Bea 'Sweet Little Angel'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Hot Off The Press
* Everything else from my stash
The gold coloured doily was part of a free gift with a vintage christmas card magazine a couple of years ago,  it's the first time I've used one and I do quite like it used like this. The peel-off sentiment was part of a Daisy and Dandelion set and I also used liberal amounts of Stickles 'Star Dust' to add lots of sparkle to the image.

A nice and easy card, just how I like 'em!


Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Chrissie, my you certainly are off the mark quickly this week
Beryl x

Marianne said...

ver sweet. I like the doily and color combination.

Annie said...

oh my goodness Chrissie I love that gold doilie - having scoured all the Pound shops last week I know they are pretty hard to get (cheaply - suppose posh cake shops have them)

A great card and top marks for being one of the first to enter our challenge.
I will pass your love on to Irene. Maybe one day she will feel strong enough to come back to blogland. We're hoping so.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

Max said...

Oh wow Chrissie - what a gorgeous doily and a bonus that it was free (my favourite price) with your magazine - bet you're pleased you hung on to it!
The gold looks lovely with the lush green papers and it is the perfect size behind the cute image you've chosen. Don't you just love it when things come together so easily? Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous and sweet hun! love the colours and such a fabby layout too :o)

well done doing all those xmas cards already, you are soooo much better then me lol!

hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card

downrightcrafty said...

lovely creation thank you for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate x

Rosietoes said...

It's gorgeous Chrissie. Love the rich tones and golden contrasts. The wee bear is cute too. I have made a couple of cards today using those Teddy Bo images and I feel the need to collect some more. :)

Thanks for the inspiration.

Edna x

Lisa - papergrace said...

What a sweet Teddy Angel! He looks so precious centered within the gold doily. Beautiful coloring, too! wow!! Really adorable card. :)

An Occasional Genius said...

Wow Chrisie, you are quick off the mark & what a gorgeous creation. I really love the green & gold. I need to shop for doilies over the weekend!! x

Barbara said...

This Teddy Angel is a perfect image for a doily theme!I always think of angels as made of lace and gossamer --- even teddy bears! Wonderful card, my friend! Hugs!

Beryl said...

My fgoodness - I can't believe how quickly you've got this one done. It's taken me a lot of the day just seeing where I can get a doily
Love the card - the green and gold is such a great colour mix.
Beryl xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous Chrissie and a fabulous gold doily. You are on the ball this week. Hope you are keeping well.
Christine xx

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, you *ARE* fassssssssssssssst! i love that dramatic green & gold color scheme...and the little bear is just tooooo cuuuuuuuuuuute! ♥

Sheila - Ginger said...

H Chrissie I've got a huge apology to make to you as I have been so lax in visting your blog...just the usual I am very sorry and I am changing that right now.
I love your cards as I think you know and I love the Christmas one you have done today....that doily is gorgeous and really brings it altogether beautifully.

Love and hugs dear friend
Sheila xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Another gorgeous cute card hunni and another one in the jolly old chrissy box. Well done hunni.


iReneM said...

Oooooh, love that doily, Chrissie :-)
You've made this look so sumptuous
- wonderful!!


SmilynStef said...

What a fantastic "no red" color combination ... love all of the sparkly gold, especially that very cool doily ... wonderful holiday design ... thanks so much for joining our jingle belles fun.

Just Me said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE the image! TFS!

starcyl said...

Loving this one Chrissie, the gold doily is a great touch and so glad that it all came together so well.
Jennyn x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, this GREAT! best use of the golden doily I've ever seen!

Sue said...

Hi chrissie, fabulous card and a super cute image:)

another xmas card for the box:)


Miria said...

Great card, Chrissie. I like the image and the doilie, thank you for joining Winter Wonderland, good luck, Miria

Rita said...

Chrissie, I love the richmess of your doily. Its made a beautiful card. TFS. Hugs Rita xxx

Jill said...

hi Chrissie this is adorable love the cute image and I love the gold dollie not seen gold one's hugs Jill xx

Anonymous said...

Cute card! love it! hugs Samantha ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous,love the doily and cute

Rosemary said...

What an adorable little card, it is so sweet and colorful!

Lorraine said...

That is indeed a sweet image. The gold lacy doily is such a great way to frame that image. Love it!