Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

I had to make some quick cards for Christmas and this is a design that I came up with. Unlike some Clean and Simple, cards this actually was easy to do. The image is 'Partridge Christmas Tree' from Pink Petticoat. The paper is 'Vintage Stars' also from PP.

It's a really easy image to colour, so you can do several at same time. I've used Promarkers Pear Green (very apt), Tan and Pastel Blue. When you add a little Star Dust Stickle it really blings it up and looks lovely. The ribbon is from stash and happened to be just the right shade! Sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. I think PP have saved my life this Christmas LOL. They are convenient, so easy to print off and I love them!!

I took the photos on my daughter's camera before she went away for weekend. Just got an email saying that the Repair Centre has received my camera and it has been passed on to the techies !!! I had to pay £5.20 to have it tracked, but it was part of the agreement. Really hope they can fix it - I love my red camera!!! and it's fab in low light.

I got my old camera out at weekend to try. It was one of the first digital cameras made. Let's just say that I hope I never have to post a card taken on that camera!!! LOL .... it's a huge brick!!! and after 2pm you can't even see the LCD Screen let alone take a photo. Such is the advances of technology.

Anyway, back to my card. I think this qualifies as Less is More? and it's definitely green! and it sparkles!! LOL .... so

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

Less is More - Challenge 44 - 'Green' (ends 9th December 2011)
Dream Valley - Challenge 21 - 'Sparkle' (ends 10th December 2011)

Hope you are all well and keeping warm!
Thanks for all your lovely comments!! and a warm welcome to my new followers!!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx


DesignerDiva aka Laurie said...

WOW Sue 2 cards in 2 days Clintons will be shaking in their shoes LOL
Love this image its so much fun, I've never come across Pink Petticoat, guess thats gonna cost me soon! Love the sparkle just the right amount!
I've spent all day giving myself a blogover and I've changed the background 3 times in the last hour so think I'm just gonna walk away from it for a while!
Hugs Laurie xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love the stylised tree .. and the gorgeous colours .. a fab card Sue
Lisa x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Sue,love the image and papers.xxx

Mandi said...

Not really any white space Sue but a FAB clean & simple card, Super image
Thank you
mandi LIM

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
I think your card is absolutely perfect for the "Green" theme, A perfect, elegant card...I do love that image, so classic (and I think you do have some white space as well:)) Hugs, Teresa xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I agree, this is a fab image and I can't believe I've only used it once. Love your card - great colouring and the ribbon is perfect.

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Sue! The image is fab and great colouring too.
Sarah is asking me to make cards for her friends at the last minute so tonight it's gonna be work work work lol
Have a great night.
Hugs xx

Chrissie said...

As Mandi said there's a lack of white space on your card, but it's a super design and a beautifully coloured image.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

chrissy xx said...

Making several together lol....Sounds like a production line going on at your end he! he!
Think we all busy trying to finish our cards for Christmas!
Brilliant colours Sue! Brilliant image. LOve it.

Sue said...

Sorry LIM !!! :-(

I struggle with CAS definition. I am thinking now the 'white space' can be any colour but not patterned!!!

I will try again.... if at first you don't succeed....

I think Pre Christmas stress is getting to me - nearly entered this card into a 'spots' challenge!!! LOL realised at the last minute that they are Stars!! Doh!!

Hugs Sue xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, Love your pear tree! PP is great I am going to get more of there digital things soon, love em.
Hope you get your camera back real soon, we don't want to miss any of your fantastic creations. Take care.
Hugs Cheryl

Jules said...

Hi Sue

A gorgeous Christmas card.

Your image is lovely and matches your ribbon beautifully.

Fabby layout.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

stunning card sue.i love the image and your colours and design are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

WOW Sweetie this is stunning, gorgeous colours too, huggles Pops x x x

Alessandra said...

looove ur simple card... I had mass production this year as well...family members and some colleagues. they all get the same card, wouldn't appreciate my work :) only other bloggers get special cards... oooooh I'm such a meanie... :o)))
Hugs, Alessandra

Susan Flynn said...

I think this is a really pretty card Sue Pink Petticoat have some lovely things don't they? Hope you get your camera back real soon xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is adorable Sue, love it.


Karen said...

Lovely card, very festive and that image is fab Karen x

Shari said...

This is a beautiful clean and simple card - love the colors! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges.

xxxtglxxx said...

Its amazing how we take the little things for granted :) I know when hubby used my wee digi-camera earlier this year and I couldnt find it for 2 days I was in a right strop! :) He has oodles of camera gear, so I dont know why he wanted my tiny little thing. Its the only one I get on with tho!

Love your stylish and simple christmas card, I always plan to design something and make a few, but never seem to find the right generic image - this is perfect! :)
The little bit of sparkle really sets it off. Gorgeous card!



cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love your green colour combo and lovely image, everything co-ordinates beautifully.
I'm sorry I've been such a bad follower lately but things always catch up with me at this time of year. Not only do I have to contend with Christmas but my son with be 16 on 18th Dec. Hope all is well with you, have a good week.