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Friday, June 8, 2012

Christmas Card

Christmas in purple is something I have wanted to try for awhile now and today, I did. I used the sketch provided by the very talented Mynnette at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
 Here is the sketch she drew for this week's challenge:
I had a lot of fun with this challenge and the sketch was so easy to work with so I plan to use it again for sure. Just today, I stumbled upon another challenge blog that looks like a lot of fun called
The Squirrel and the Fox. They are located in Australia so you will have to figure out the time difference to enter their challenges. Their current challenge is "Winter or Summer" which gives you a nice choice on what to make. The blog is run by Linda and Tracey and Tracey spells her name just like I do, lol. Pop over there and have a look around as their DT has some awesome creations to share with you.

Here is my card:

View of the whole card

A view of my card from straight on

Close up of the top and some of the flowers

Close up of the bottom

Card when it is closed

I used an image by Sarah Kay again, ( I really like alot of her stamps), and I stamped it onto Copic paper with Momento Black ink. Naturally, I coloured my image with Copics (boy have I fallen in love with these!).
Copic Colours: B00, B02, B06, BG10, BG15, BG18, C3, C5, C7, E000, E23, E29, E31, E33, G02, R000, R46, RV23, V12, V15, V17, Y06, YG63, YG67.
Papers:  lilac cardstock - Co'ordinations; striped paper - Bo Bunny; other patterned paper - Paper Pizzazz.
Spellbinders Labels 17 to cut out image and paper behind it.
Flowers:  white with puple spots, lilac & solid purple - Prima; large white flowers - Dollarama.
Rhinestones & ribbon - from my stash.
Snowflakes - K & Company.
Sentiment Stamp - Stampin' Up 'Snow Swirled' stamp set.
Ink for sentiment and distressing edge of lilac cardstock - CTMH Pansy Purple.
Today was also the first time I have ever used my Cuttlebug. I have used Cuttlebugs that belong to other people before but never mine. I have all kinds of embossing folders and currently own 3 different Spellbinders sets so this tool is going to come out of its box a lot now lol.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - sketch challenge #6
Addicted To Stamps - Challenge #31 - Bingo This time I used the top row of the Bingo card: Lilac, Monochromatic & Bling Bling
Simon Says Stamp - Diamond Jubilee - Use Crowns and/or Gems
Crafty Card Makers - Distress It
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Challenge #11 - Lots of Layers
The Squirrel and the Fox: Challenge #19 Winter or Summer

Well, thats it for me for today anyway. Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me again. I truly enjoy having all of you come by and leave me little comments; I read each and every one of them.
Hugs xo


  1. Thanks for joining in with us at 52CCT - your card is lovely - Jacqueline xx

    1. Thanks Jacqueline, my supplies are all posted now and a couple more pictures have been added too.

  2. A beautiful card! I love all the pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

  3. So it!! Lee-Ann :)

  4. I love the colours you've used on your fab Christmas card! Great colouring too! Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT and good luck with the DT call!
    Ruth x

  5. This is so pretty!!! LOVE the nontraditional colors, and the easel fold is amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT--good luck on the DT call! :)

  6. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  7. Very pretty card Tracey. I love the colour and all of the flowers :-)
    Thanks for joining us over at Addicted to Stamps

  8. Fabulous card, I really like your unusual colour choice it would be perfect for an Aussie Christmas!

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


  9. Beautiful card .
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


  10. Gorgeous card!! I love that sweet image and all the pretty flowers!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  11. Holy flowers!!! :) I love this... Next time I have occasion to make a stand up easel card like that, I am definitely going to try your flower layout! I love it! And I love the colors.

  12. Nice card, I must admit I love Sarah Kay stamps also

    jacqui x

  13. Beautiful! I love the Sarah Kay images too!! Love your layout and all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

    Helen x


Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments. I read each and every one of them.