Sunday, 27 November 2011

December Will Be Magic Again!

This is a card that I started ages ago and finished last week along with the 'Christmas Snooze' Card that I posted. Terrible trouble trying to photograph this one. It's the best of a Very Large Batch!!

This adorable image is from LOTV and is called 'Oh Christmas Tree' The gorgeous paper is Basic Grey - 'Jovial'. The Rose and Holly are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Black ribbon and bow are from stash.

I've cut a strip of black card with wavy scissors and edged it with Silver Glitter Pen. Christmas Tree Charm and pearls are from Bunny Zoes. The snow and fur trims are really sparkly in real life. The colouring is the same as on my 'Trimming the Tree' Card that I did in September. Just in case you thought you'd already seen this card LOL.

Colouring: Copics
R24, R29, G82, G85, E25, E53 S
Ultra Fine Glitter and Flock

The Sentiment was made on computer and is title of a Kate Bush song - 'December Will Be Magic Again'. Inside I've put some of the lyrics to the song. The paper inside is MAMBI.

I forgot to photograph the inside of the card and so just got my camera out. It has developed a black spot!! it comes out as a shadow in photos as you can see on top right of insert. At first thought cleaning lens would help. Used proper cleaning solution but didn't get rid of it. Now after Googling think it is problem with something inside. Apparently you can get dust inside or else problems with sensor, pixels etc. I'm not messing with it as I have Insurance so will have to phone them up tomorrow. 

Arghhh could do without this right now. Still got pain with my back and tingling in my legs. Have started to get around a bit today but still need to keep lying flat inbetween. 

But did some practice with my Ink Dusters yesterday!! Just sploshing colours all over card - what fun. I am determined to do more of that and also try heat embossing in New Year. I still have so many things to learn :-))

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

Stamps R Us - Bling it On (ends 27th November 2011) 
Everybody Art - Challenge 169 - Christmas Card (ends 28th November 2011) 
Papertake Weekly - Challenge 75 - Christmas Crackers (ends 28th November 2011)
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 70 - Christmas Project with Pearls or Vintage (ends 29th Nov 2011) 
Delightful Challenges - Red and Green (ends 30th November 2011) 
Lili of the Valley  - Challenge 122 - Anything Goes (ends 30th November 2011)
Paper Crafting Journey - Challenge 24 - Anything Goes (ends 30th November 2011)  
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 94 - Christmas (ends 1st December 2011)
Our Creative Corner - O Christmas Tree (ends 2nd December 2011) 
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 140 - ANYTHING Christmas! (ends 3rd December 2011)
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge 34 - Buttons or Bows (ends 7th December 2011)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Challenge 18 - Anything Christmas with Pearls (ends 11th December 2011) 
Pollycraft - Challenge 120 - Christmas Fun (ends 18th December 2011)

Well Strictly looked a-ma-zing!!  on my new tv!! and the sound is so much better also. I really love it and looking forward to watching Christmas programmes on it !! I'm so glad Holly and Artem didn't get voted off tonight. I would like to see Holly in Final with Harry and Chelsee. But think there might be a shock vote off along the way!!
Thanks for all your lovely comments and good wishes! 
Hope you are all well
Love n Hugs! 
Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love this .. the papers are gorgeous and the little image is cute
I must say i do like traditional colours.
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Just gorgeous Sue, you have pushed the boat out on this one! I love your fabby paper I think I have that pad! (buried under the mountain of pads I've collected) and I thought the black card edged in silver was ribbon until I read all your post - its brilliant! We seem to love the same images you and I LOL these Christmas LOTV are all beautiful!!
Strictly was so much better this week, back in the studio. I think Harry will win but I love Jason, he works so hard!!
And did you watch the jungle? That cockroach coming out of Fatima's nose!!! Gross!! Ant and Dec's faces were a picture! LOL
Hope your pain levels soon settle down Hunny, it must be awful
Big Hugs Laurie x

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, Love your card those papers are gorgeous and the image is adorable, did you see LOTV has 10% off at the moment and free shipping. Glad you are getting around a little, hope you are alot better for Christmas. It's really good that you have your new tv to watch while you are recovering. Take care.
Big Hugs Cheryl

Eulanda said...

Ooooh wow this is so cute and any recipient will love it!! Love the glitter on her fur and perfect tree charm too!! Hugs!

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wow, wow, was für eien schöne und stimmungsvolle Weihnachtskarte ....das Motiv ist aber passend und herzallerliebst und so schön coloriert, gefällt mir sehr gut, liebe Sue.

Ich wünsche dir eine schöne und streßfreie Adventzeit, sei ganz lieb gegrüßt von Andrea

Anonymous said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Your photo is perfect except for the little black spot :)Love the idea of glitter along the black card. The image is so adorable and perfect colouring!
Hope your pain goes away soon!
Take care
Hugs xx

Jules said...

Hi Sue

A really stunnng card!!

Beautiful inside and out!

I love the backing papers you have used alongside your cute image.

So much has been happening on your blog whilst I have been working on my wedding and Christmas makes.

Sorry your camera isn't happy and that you are struggling at the moment.

I hope you feel much better soon.

Yay!! for the new TV. I bet you can't believe the difference.

Love Jules xx

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... this is beautiful, that image is lovely and your colouring beautiful ... I love the touch of sparkle too ...
Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

Dodici said...

Wow,stunning card!Especially love the sentiment and the idea of putting some of the lyrics inside.
Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts!

majo said...

Hey Sue,
Great card love the stamp and the way you collord it. Pretty paper to. Hugs Majo

coops said...

so stunning sue.really love your fabulous colours and papers and the image and design are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve your colours! What a lovely idea a Sentiment of a song and them some of the lyrics inside.....Great idea Sue. Glad you love your new tele lol....but sorry Jason or Harry will win! don't be to disappointed he! he!
Take care

Tammy said...

Adorable card!! I love that LOTV image and how you've done your inside! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!

Betka said...

Wow! Sue, this is fabulous I love the gorgeous papers and image. Perfect combo. Good luck! Hugs: Betka

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous card Sue its so Christmassy with those lush colours. Glad to hear you are a bit more mobile now. Oooh I love Holly too, I think she is stunning and always seems so natural - fingers crossed she stays in!! xx

Winnie said...

Gorgeous card, love the image, the colors are nice. thank you for jloining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie DT

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
I love this LOTV image and as usual you've came up trumps again with your colouring and fabby designs... really like that paper too, haven't seen that before, it's lovely. What a lovely idea with the song lyrics Sue. Sorry to hear you are in so much pain still, it must be awful, i hoep it gets better really soon for you...Strictly was great wasn't it and glad it was good on yoru new TV! I couldn't bear to watch Brendan with his shirt all open on Saturday, urgh!! I wonder if it's just me?! Hope you get your camera sorted out Sue and Big Hugs, Teresa xx

Vicki B. said...

So pretty, beautiful coloring and love the sweet little tree charm!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative corner in the Christmas tree challenge.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Hugs Julie P

Shannon White said...

Wow! Just Gorgeous Sue!! I absolutely Adore LOTV images! ANd your s is no exception! Love your Wondrful coloring and the added sparkle too! your Dp's and LO are Terrific! And the way you did the inside is just Fabulous! love the whole thing! 8-)


xxxtglxxx said...

Stunning Sue! :) Those papers look magnificent, I really like the dark and heavy style of it.

I spent ages today photographing my DT card for Thursday and could I get a good pic - could I nelly! :D tut.

Anyway, just enough embellies and details on this, it stands out on its own, gorgeous!



Mandy said...

Fabulous card Sue,love the image and your papers and design are both gorgeous....
Mandy x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Sweetie this is gorgeous. I love the dp and your trick with the black card edging is super. Looks really great. Hope you feel better soon.


Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Sue! Adorable image and I love all the papers you have used, the inside looks fantastic! I hope you feel better soon and can get your camera fixed! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Larelyn said...

What a sweet card. The images are delightful and the papers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

Cheryl said...

oh sue hun this really is just so so beautiful your coloring is just brilliant and love those papers,and your layout hun is just perfection,take care sweetie and really really hope the pain,goes soon hun take it easy love hugs cherylxxxxxx

Violets Corner said...

The card is very beautiful Sue, love your colouring and the festive feel it gives.

Glad to hear that you're enjoying the new TV, love Strictly too!

Hope you'll soon be up again, take good care sweetie.

Warm hugs

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is a stunner!!! Those papers are just gorgeous and I love the way you've decorated the inside.

What font have you used for the greeting - it's lovely?

Anonymous said...

Ooh, clicked before I'd finished! Hope you're feeling better soon, and also hope you get your camera sorted.

rc trucks said...

Both of these are gorgeous, That image are great take on the sketch, I am very late to attend this excellent challenge, I sure you all are enjoyed lot.

paperfun said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous coloring.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Bettina L. said...

Oh my. This is one beautifully decorated christmas card. I love those LOTV images, and you've coloured this one beautifully. I particularly love the rose with those gorgeous leaves that has that christmas three attached to it, and it certainly picks up the colours from the gorgeous DP. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Arabella said...

Gorgeous card Sue! This is such a sweet image and you have coloured it beautifully!

Thank you for joining us for the Christmas Fun challenge at Pollycraft!


Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A stunning card such a cute image and I love the rich traditional colours you have used.

Thank you for joining us this fortnight in our bow or button challenge at Craft Your Days Away


Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thanks for playing with us @ Paper Crafting Journey!
Love, Laura PCJDT

Fleur said...

WOW what a stunning card and a striking colour combo
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx