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Monday, 6 August 2012

Snow Bears - my first Christmas card!!

Good Morning my lovely blogging friends

I hope you are all well.  Like many of you, I have really enjoyed watching the Olympics this weekend. The GB team have done us proud.

Yesterday I made my first Christmas card of this year - at last! I had all good intentions to start much earlier in the year but just didn't get round to it. I have to admit that I do love making Christmas cards though, I love the colours and the sparkle.

So to start me off I choose one of my favourite Christmas stamps and you may have guessed .. it's by Lili of the Valley. No surprise I'm sure as you know I love all of their images. Also, I couldn't wait to use my new Memory Box die too!
I added loads of glamour dust to the snowflakes, it's a shame you can't see how sparkly it looks on the photo.


A close up of that cute image, you can see the glitter a bit more here



Items Used :
Stamp } Lili of the Valley - Snow Bears coloured with Promarkers
Papers } Dovecraft
Embossing folder } Cuttlebug snowflakes
Border punch } Xcut Leafy Lace
Memory box frosty border
Sentiment } Wildrose Studio
Snowflakes } Woodware punches and Marianne dies
Glamour Dust

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Lilies Little Fairies - Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland - Ribbon and lace (lace border punch hope that's ok)
No Matter Which - Anything Goes
Christmas Stamping All Year Round - A pair of 3 ( 3 bears and 3 snowflakes)
Crafty Calendar Challenge  - Teddy bear parade
Creatalicious  - Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenges - use something new ( memory box frosty border die)
The Pretty Ribbon shop-  Add some bling or sparkle
Ready Teddy Go - Anything goes


Before I go I just wanted to share some of my good news with you. I have been selected to join the Design Team of  Card Mania Challenge. This is a new fortnightly challenge which starts on 15th August but if you pop over and become a follower there is some yummy up for grabs donated by Mulberry Crafts.

Blog candy

Right, that's it from me , just off to see what you have all been up to.
Bye for now
Hugs 




113 comments:

gwen70 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the image and the green backing paper

Christine Harrop said...

Gorgeous Sue. I love the green! So different.
Have a good day. Christine x

Christine Harrop said...

Forgot to say, congratulations on being on the DT for Card Mania Challenge. I'm going to pop over now. Christine x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the green, congratulations on being on the DT for Card Mania Challenge. Marlene

rachel said...

this is just delicious Sue - so frosty and beautiful - love it xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely Sue, such a cutie great colouring and love your papers

jacqui x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sue,
Wow what a gorgeous Christmas card and you have chosen a wonderful image to put with those fabby papers and love those dies too, so perfect for this card. Big Congrats too, on being a DT member for the new challenge, very well deserved:) Have a great week, Hugs, Teresa x

Iva said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous Christmas card!
Have a good day!
Hugs,Iva :)

Sarah said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous Christmas card! Love the colours and the image!

Sarah x

May said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sue, Beautiful papers I adore Green.. love that image.. I really must make a start on mine.. Have a happy day.. Hugs May x x x

brenda said...

Good morning Sue,

I would never have thought of using green for the main colour on a Christmas card but yet it works absolutely beautifully.

B x

Wendy Fraser said...

Just stunning, I love that stamp too. xx

Vee said...

Hi Sue, congrats on your DT position well done,I just love this Christmas card. The colour is gorgeous and all the lovely sparkle and the bow is beautiful.I've just been doing doing quick Christmas cards so far they're for a charity day at the end of the month. I will get to more detailed ones later...I hope...lol
xx Vee

marion said...

Such a sweet card !! hugs, Marion

Eret said...

Big congrats on your DT position. That is awesome news :)
I love your green Christmas card. Green is such unusual color for it but it looks so gorgeous. It's stunning.
Hugs, Eret

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue, I like the image, papers and the snowflake swirls, Congratulations on your new DT spot.
Kevin xx

heidy said...

Wow love the whole card Sue!!!
The colours the stamp ect ect!!
Congrats on your DT!!
XXX Heidy

Desire Fourie said...

So beautiful and true to your creative style, Sue. Everything works together perfectly.
Hugs
Desíre
Doing Life
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous cute card Sue, love the green, snowflakes and adorable image. Congrats on your new DT post. Carolxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sue. Love the cute little bears and the snowflake dies are gorgeous.
Congratulations on your new DT place:-)
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Stunning card Sue - the colour is gorgeous and I love the LOTV image.
Huge congrats on new DT post too :o)
Have a fab day
Debs xx

cotnob said...

I love this card Sue, the green is gorgeous and your image is just so cute, congratulations on being on the DT for Card Mania Challenge.
Pauline
x

sassy said...

this i sgrogeous sue..love them little bears...wonderful colour..fabulous colouring too love it hugs and many congrats on your new DT whooop whoop ...sassyxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Flowergirl said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I got this stamp this morning! So pleased I did now I've seen your card x
Wendy x

NancyD said...

Sue, this is such a lovely card. The green is soft and goes perfectly with your image and embellishments. Congrats on you new design team! NancyD

Becky said...

Tis is gorgeous, I love the image and the green theme. Those dies are stunning and after seeing your card they are now on my wishlist!.
Becky xx

Sue said...

Such a cute card, love that snow bear they made. Pretty colors and love the die too. Congrats on the DT spot.

Hugs
sue

Sasha said...

Such a fabulous card to start off our bling challenge, Sue. Beautifully stamped and coloured, with lots of gorgeous bling!
Thank you for joing in with us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge x

Caz said...

Oh Sue, I love this. Love the adorable image, gorgeous crisp green and white colour combo and all the gorgeous details. Beautiful!
Hugs
Caz x

Pia S said...

Congrats on the DT spot! Your first Christmas card this year is so sweet - you've got to a great start. Love the addition of snow on the image and the green bow is so decorative. Fab design.
I LOVE Christmas so I started in February already - hi hi.

Ani said...

What a beautiful card, Sue!

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love the cute image and the fab colours you've used. Congrats on the DT news too. Carol x

kenli said...

Incredibly beautiful card Sue! I like winter mood that brings.

Doreen said...

This is Stunning Sue ,love the image and the fab colours.xxx

Lisa xx said...

Hi Sue, this is just adorable! well done you with the dt news too xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Stunning Sue! I love these colours and the big bow gets a big tick from me! Love it! The image is super cute too. Beautifully put together, thanks for sharing it with us over at Lili's Little Fairies. Hugs, Jayne x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Congratulations on your DT post :-)
What an absolutely gorgeous Christmas card. I adore the image and I love the green you have used. Everything about the card makes your eyes draw in to look much closer. I love it!!!
Love Lisa xxxx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love LOTV images too. Super colouring and great bp.

Pat xx

Liza said...

A gorgeous card, such a cute image and great colour combo.

Liza x

Hanna said...

FANTASTIC!
An absolutely amazing card Sue, i love everything about it! Fabulous design and your colouring of the cute image is adorable! Breathtaking and lovely in every way! Beautiful work!

hugs
Hanna

Joey said...

Sue this is adorable, gorgeous image. Joeyx

coops said...

so gorgeous sue.i love the sweet image and your colours are really stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Susan Flynn said...

Just gorgeous Sue love the LOTV image its just so cute! Fab papers and love the sparkle xx

Gemma said...

This card is just the cutest & massive congrats on your new dt post...so well deserved!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful use of the ribbon and lace and a gorgeous creation and just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

Allthingsinky said...

Hi Sue Congratulations on you DT post, Love the card its stunning, Beautiful coloured...

Janet - aka stacky said...

Hi Sue well done on the new DT position, so well deserved your cards are so gorgeous and this one is no exception the image is so sweet and your colouring as always is amazing and I love the layout xx

lizzies said...

Gorgeous card, love those little bears and congratulations on your first christmas card for this year.

June Nelson said...

Aw Sue shug this is just the sweetest little christmas card, I love the greens its so refreshing to see different colours used for christmas and this is a zingy colour love it hunnie its gorgeous xxxxxxxxxxxx

pinky said...

Wow Sue its absolutely stunning. The little image is so cute and love your soft colouring. Congratulations on your new design team spot. Must go check it out.

julie_woolston said...

This is beautiful Sue love your image and fabulous detail.

Hugs Julie x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Sue this is fantastic that image is gorgeous, fabby and fun, I adore the colours and design a brilliant first Christmas card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Molecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue, love the colours and congrats on your DT spot!
Helen x

mixamatoasties said...

Absolutely fab card Sue. I neeeeeeed that stamp!!

Congrats on your new DT spot. I'm away to check out the blog now.

Susan x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Sue...and well done too on your new DT...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Daniele said...

awwww Sue this is divine, such a sweet image and so beautifully coloured
hugs

Wishcraft said...

Oh dear, think I need this stamp - so cute! Gorgeous colours and fab design, such a lovely card. Congrats on your new DT :o) Hugs, Lisa x

crafty-stamper said...

beautiful card love it in green and love your snowflakes congrats on your DT
carol x

pam said...

beautiful card sue, fab design pam

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Sue, this is just so adorable hun. I LOVE the sweet lil' bears and the gorgeous colour you have used for them. Scrummy papers & details too.

Donna x

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Congrats on the new DT!!!!! Your card is fabulous!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !

Hugzzz

Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

Christy Beans said...

Hi, Teamie! Love the fresh green and white! I have this stamp too and will be using it soon... hope I can make something as fabulous as this! =) ~Christy

Tracy said...

Oh I love it! That's the cutest little bunch of bears Sue. Precious card! Hugs!

Asha said...

Too cute, Sue! Thanks for sharing.

Shelby said...

All of that green is just so lush! Beautiful Christmas card and love the die cut. Congrats on your new DT...you'll be an amazing asset.

Shelby

Mynnette said...

Oh so cute! LOVE the colors--this is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

debby4000 said...

Love your adorable and gorgeous card Sue.
luv
Debby

Ruth said...

Absolutely adorable!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Sue!
Wow so adorable image and fabulous colouring with green!!! Gorgeous card, wonderful!
Thanks for sharing at CSAYL;-))m

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, fab image & embellishments & I just love the colour!
Hugs Shell xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun this is one,gorgeous cad the detail is brilliant and as for the image and all those beautiful embellishments,just first class love it hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Dannii said...

Beautiful card, very Christmasy even though it isn't your usual Christmas green. So adorable! x

Bea und Doreen said...

stunning card Sue. The image is so super cute and the colours amazing
Big Hugs
Doreen xx

Вили М. said...

Lovely Christmas card, Sue! I like its untraditional soft green colour.

pat said...

Super cute card!! thanks for playing along in this weeks CCC...

Hugs!! Pat

Vicky said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sue!! I love the colours and that image is beautiful - bit of an LOTV fan meself!!

hugs Vicky xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous, big hugs love Pops x x x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A super card love the image so cute, I really like the lime green, a unusual colour for Xmas but it really works.
I made an Xmas card today, so you are only 3 behind me!!!

Janet

Pysselbus said...

Ohh Sue!! Such a pretty X-mas card!! Love all the greens... Perfectly embellished!!

Hugs
Linda

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is sooooo gorgeous Sue! I adore this sweet LOTV image and gorgeous greens too :)
Kelly.x

Debs M said...

Congrats on your dt slot! What a gorgeous card, the green and white look so fresh and the image and dies are lovely! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge and Blog Hop at Ready-Teddy-Go! If you haven’t ‘hopped’ yet start at the Challenge Blog and there are hidden prizes along the way!
Hope to see you again soon x

Debbie Dt

Star said...

Sue this is beautiful. Love the image and the green works so well with it. Congrats on your first christmas card ... only a few more to make
Eileen x

Vee Cassidy said...

Hello, Sue your card is so delightful. I love the shades of green you have used and the design is gorgeous. Vee xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges this time
Claire xx

Faye said...

Really fab news about your new DT Position Sue, well done you. I'm loving the green you've used on this Christmas card. Very pretty, especially with all the snowflakes. Me likey. xx

angelwhispers said...

Sue this is just wonderful and such beautiful colours the most perfect first Christmas Card!!! Congratulations on your DT post have seen this new challenge and have already added it to my side bar. Love Chanelle xxx

Dora said...

Awww Sue, this is really so cute cute cute :D and I love the colours you used for your card, so pretty xxx

Danie May said...

Sue the shade of green is gorgeous and it looks so fresh and inviting with the white and this adorable image. I really love your finishing touches and the bow. Beautifully done! xx

TC said...

Wow, gorgeous card Sue. I can see why you couldn't wait to use that momery box die, it's wonderful. Really compliments your card. I love it all.
I keep threatening to start my Christmas cards too! hopefully soon! ;)
Thanks for all of your lovely comments
Hugs TC x

Kathryn said...

Hello teamie lol x fabby make just love it xx

Loopylou. said...

awwwww they are adorable sue and I love the colourscheme!! gorgeous card hun
huge hugs Lou xxx

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow super little christmas card love it ... and yes I can see it is a sparkler lol ... the recipient of this one is a lucky person ... congratulations on your dt post ... and thank you for alerting me to where the lamp and quill stamp came from on my blog ... very kind of you I have now said another thank you to beccy ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

NGCARDS said...

This is an adorable card hun xxx

judit said...

Wow, Sue, I LOVE this card. The stamp, the colours and oh my, those snowflakes! Stunning! hugs, judit x

Linda said...

I can see why this is one of your favorites. It is so sweet and delicate. The Memory Box die is wonderful. Putting it on my Wish List!

Karen said...

Oh Sue, this is absolutely GORGEOUS. The image is precious, as is every LOTV creation. :o) You bring out the best in them, I must say! (I finally own some! I ordered a few from their Christmas release! Color me sparkly!) I love the memory box die, the sparkly accents throughout, and of course the exquisite ribbon. I hope you see the incredible beauty in all of your creations. :o) Have a lovely day, my friend!

Hugs and blessings!

Heather said...

I LOVE it!!!! That image is soooooo adorable! Your coloring is beautiful and I like the addition of the pearls and the glitter. And the rest of your card is beautiful, too. Great job and congrats on making the first Christmas card of the year! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Samantha said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Sue this is totally gorgeous and my address is...... tehehhehe LOVE it and love the colour too! and your first Christmas card!! so your off to a flying start and I personally hope you will come join in with me at ABC Christmas challenge too! hugs me x

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Gorgeous christmas card. Adorable image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Claire said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Sue, love the colours, the image is so cute and fab layout too! Thanks for playing along with RTG this month. Hope you have joined in with the hop too! Hugs, Claire x PS. Thanks for following me, I am now following you too - your creations are amazing. xx

Sue said...

Ooh Big Congratulations on your new DT Position Sue!! that's wonderful news… can't wait to see your fab creations for them….
and WOW! what a totally gorgeous Christmas Card… the image is so sweet and you've coloured it to perfection! Love the scrummy papers and snowflakes and the gorgeous Frosty border... and the lush ribbon/bow finishes it off perfectly! it's a wonderful card :-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Teresa said...

OH WOW!!! Sue this is gorgeous, I really love the cute image BUT that ribbon is stunning (you know I love my ribbons) absolutely love the whole card. Hugs Teresa xx

Teresa said...

Oops! I Forgot to say thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop with your adorable card. xx

ChrisAndCat said...

This is gorgeous, love the green shade you have used.

Karen said...

This is gorgeous Sue, and just so sweet, thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

xx

lauren bergold said...

i just cannot stop being amazed by the way you *COLOR* your images with such fabulously cool shading, shadows, highlights... i am IN AWE; not to mention the way you embellish the lovely images once they are finished ♥♥♥♥♥!

xxxtglxxx said...

stunning card hun! I NEED this image now! :)

Love the crispy green and white!

hugs

xxalisonxx

RiNNE said...

So gorgeous and beautiful, Sue! So much details- I love it! Thanks for playing along at CCC!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!!! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!
~DEANNE~

Julie said...

This is lovely - don't you just hate it when something is so nice and sparkly and then the picture doesn't do it justice!! x

Kimberly said...

Sue... love your card!!! so much detail!!
thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar challenge blog - Kimberly

Kimberly said...

love that colour of green on a christmas card!! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar - be sure to join us again this month :)
Kimberly - DT

The-crafty-corner said...

Sue-What a stunning card ! Totally gorgeous :)
Well done on your DT news too -how fabby is that ! :) x

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