Oct 4, 2010

A clean and simple christmas card

Hello and happy tuesday!

It's time for another fun challenge over at digital tuesday. It's Maria's turn to choose a theme for us and she wants to see

Ribbons, Buttons, Bling

You may use any or all. That is super easy so hope you'll all join in this week!

Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said. Have you checked out their store recently? Lots of gorgeous flowers and cute characters to choose from! Tracey let the Design Team play with her images so be sure to check out the rest of the DT's work.

I have been in the mood of making christmas cards recently (which I am sure you have noticed if you follow my blog), so I chose a couple of christmas digis from FSS. One of them is the gorgeous decoupage set "Emma the hugger". It's my first ever decoupage set.

Everything is pre colored, so all I had to do is cut out the various parts and adhere. I know, it's a lot of paper cutting, but I do enjoy detailed cutting, so it was very relaxing to do. I applied lots of stickles to the snow and snowman and the furry parts on Emma's coat and hat.

I wanted to keep the card simple to show off this gorgeous image. Card stocks used are couture 80lb white and SU night of navy. It's been so long since I used night of navy even though it really is one of my favorite winter colors. To finish this card off I added some night of navy ribbon, punched out the sentinent and added it with some silver cord. I just love how this card turned out!

Below is a closeup of the image.



My card also fits these challenges:


The other set I chose was Christmas Rose. OMG that set is just amazing!! I can't wait to make a card with it. Since I wasn't able to make a second card with this set for the challenge I am showing you a card made by the owner herself.

Card by Fred She Said

Isn't it just stunning!!
Oh, and before I forget, I just saw that there's a sale at their store too, to celebrate world card making day which was this past saturday. You get 25% off of an order of $10 or more. Thought I'd let you all know...Sale ends this friday.


I hope some of you get to join us is this week's challenge, there is a CAN$20 gift certificate up for grabs from Fred She Said. All you have to do is make a card or other project with this week's theme and don't forget to use a digistamp!

If you're up for more fantastic prizes why not join in this week's Stamp Something Challenge with the theme of "Celebrations". And don't forget about Penny Black at All Sorts. It's a monthly challenge blog but this month we are having weekly prizes too.

Have a great day,
Ellie.

22 comments:

Pauline said...

What a wonderful christmas card! Your colouring is fab, and the image is so cute!

Jackie said...

Oh this is such a beautiful CAS card, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

brenda said...

Two super cards Ellie, I found clean and simple very difficult to achieve when we had it as a theme at Allsorts last wekk.

B x

Shirley said...

Two fantastic cards Ellie. Very fresh looking. You have made a fantastic job of colouring your images.The sparkled edges bring it to life. I so need lessons to make my colouring as good as yours.

Shirley

Kristine Reynolds said...

Ellie,
I just love your card! The blue around the image really makes it POP! Great job with the challenge!

XOXO
Kristine

Ronnie said...

Oh my, your cards are beautiful! I can't stop looking at the first card, with the adorable snowman image. You did a wonderful job coloring. Love your work!

Maria said...

Gorgeous cards and amazing colouring! Love your card layouts and style so much that I'm a follower now. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Hugs, Maria

Anne Marie said...

Both cards are beautiful! All of that detailed cutting on the first one is truly stunning! Wow! Love all the glitter accents, too. :)

Jaspere said...

This is adorable. Love the dimension.

Teressa Thompson said...

I am so loving that snowman card. your fussy cutting is spot on and it has lots of GLITTER! Well Stickles, but it GLITTERS! LOL

Amy Johnson said...

wow! What gorgeous cards! I didn't realize they were layered like that! How cool! Love all the glimmer with the Stickles too. Congrats on getting on the Penny Black DT too!

Sandy O said...

Isn't FSS great! I love just about everything she has.

You did an awesome job with both sets. Love, love, love the layering and glitter.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Perfectly C&S hun, love the snowman so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week!
Good Luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

What beautiful cards, love the first one and how you have it up with pop dots, the second one is stunning and so elegant.

Linda said...

Wow these is wonderful! I love the layers in the first one.
Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week with your beautiful card.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Shazsilverwolf said...

I love both of these cards, as you say, simple and stunning.

Anneke said...

Hi Ellie,
This card is so amazing!
Love this digi :)
hugs Anneke

Sheena said...

I love the image and your colouring is fab! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenge this week! Sheena xx

Tami said...

How cute is that. Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft. Love the outlining

Anne-Marije said...

What a very cute card Ellie. Great colouring!
xxx Anne-Marije

Annika said...

Girl, your colouring just keeps distracting me - it's YOUR fault I can smell the banana bread getting erm..crispy!!! lol

Debbie said...

What an adorable image and wonderful coloring for TPE childhood challenge ... thanks for sharing it with us this week :)