Saturday, 10 September 2011


Hello all, and a big welcome to my New Followers! This is a Christmas Card with the Simply Gorjuss Stamp 'Holly' and she is part of my CANDY!!! So if you haven't entered already, why not have a go and you could win her and lots of other Christmas Goodies!

This was a kind of experiment with the dark background to Holly and it's not quite right!!! I did it with Prismacolour Pencils but maybe next time I will try with dark Distress Ink to get a more subtle effect!! I also put Glossy Accents on the Holly and not sure if I like that either!!! LOL. My daughter didn't like the card but my mum loved it !!! I was going for a kind of dark 'fairytale' style card, heaven knows why! must be my age !!!! LOL  The gorgeous paper is Cosmo Cricket 'Mitten Weather'. Poinsettia and Holly are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Pearls from Bunny Zoe's. Gold wire from stash.

Skin: E00, E02
Hair: E53, E57, Y11
Red: R24, R29
Green: G82, G85
Prismacolor Pencils for Shading

I bought the Christmas Digi Inserts Set from Bearly Mine Designs. I saw them on Laney's Blog, so thank you Laney for the link. They are gorgeous! Still experimenting with paper to print them out on etc. but they are great if you are in a rush and they look so yummy. I have put some Clip Art of Candy Canes in the left hand circle and some text in the right hand circle.

I am so tired last few days. Went to dentist on Wednesday and picked up a cold !!! Makes me laugh they have all these signs saying 'don't come in if you have a cold!' and 'please use the disinfectant hand wash before entering!!' and I always go in healthy and come out with a cold !!! LOL I suppose there are so many people in Waiting Room and it is warm and stuffy! and cold season has started!! Don't feel with it so am bound to do this post wrong !!!

Anyway, back to my card:-

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Craft your Passion - Challenge 74 - 'Anything Goes with Twist (Flowers)' (ends 11th September 2011) 
Bearly-Mine - Challenge 18 - 'Flowers, Flowers, Flowers' (ends 12th September 2011)
Scrap Creations - 'Winter Wishes' (ends 12th September 2011)  

Thank you for visiting and for all your lovely comments!
Hope the sun is shining where you are - it's lovely here at the moment!
Love n Hugs
Sue xx


laney said...

Sue its absolutely Fab!! and I love those inserts I have bought the designer extreme inserts them all

laney said...

Sue its absolutely Fab!! and I love those inserts I have bought the designer extreme inserts them all

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous

Dragonlady said...

I like it Sue, shows her off really well.

Hugs Ali x

Anonymous said...

Oh Sue, this is just stunning! Love it! xx

chrissy xx said...

This is one Fabulous card! I LOve the colours! LOve the shade round this cute image! Infact I LOve everything about it Sue.
Hope you are feeling a bit better tonight! It's bad enough going to the dentist! Then to come home with a cold! Yak!

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fab.. i love that image!
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

oooh lovely Sue. That paper is pretty gorgeous and I'm really lovin' the pointsettia. I think you have coloured it in, especially the background, really well, and that you have created lots of lovely depth to your image.
I guess you will be sending this to your mum and not your daughter!

HUgs Laurie x

Elise said...

Oh wow Sue! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love your colouring of this sweet image!!!!


Tracey Manderson said...

Great card. love the red and black, and wow, wish i could shade like that. Thanks for joining us at BearlyMine, and good luck with the challenge

majo said...

Wowww, this is a verry pretty card . Love the back ground and de LO. Greetings Majo

SusanLotus said...

Very sweet little girl! Lovely background paper.
I still haven´t done one single Christmas card so maybe I have to make at least one this week... Hmmm... Maybe I have to just decide to make one a week til Christmas is here! :)
Hugs to you!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just fantastic,just love the paper and that image is so sweet stunning detail hun hugs cherylxx

Tini A. said...

very sweet the inside of them. Great work!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous card hunni. It is interesting that your daughter doesn't like it but your mum loves it. It just goes to show we all have different taste.


coops said...

fantastic card sue.the dark colours and papers are stunning and i love the gorgeous image ;D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

Gorgeous card Sue, I love the dark background it's really effective.

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh Wow, this is so pretty and so dramatic! Love it!

Your inside looks amazing and the colouring is just fantastic hun!

have a great week,



coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card what wonderful colours, papers, design, embellishments and image a superb creation thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine.
Lorraine x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Sue! I love your image and your coloruing is so beautiful! Gorgeous papers and embellies too, I love it all! Hope you are better and less tired:-) Hugs Delphine xx

Jacki Randolph said...

Fab card, with this adorable image.Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Sue
I hope you are well. My new work is taking up all of my time at the moment and I love it, but I am missing my crafting and blogging buddies.
I love this card - the image and design is fabulous.
Thanks for staying in touch and take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Marianne Vik Design said...

What a beautiful card!!! I have joined your blog :o) Have a nice day!

downrightcrafty said...

wow love the softness of this creation the inside is stunning, love it, will be going to check out the candy shortly

Hugs Kate xx

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,

Congrats on your 1 year Blog Anniversary! What a cute image and you've colored her beautifully. I think the background looks great. Also the inside of the card you've decorated very nicely (I'm too lazy to do that. LOL).

Take care,

ZUzanna said...

Oh, she is so gorgeous!! I really, really want to win!! :D