Saturday, 14 November 2015

Something beginning with H......

I decided it was time to attempt to make some Christmas cards.................and managed one LOL! I made it to fit the theme at CD Sunday which is 'Something beginning with H....' and I chose Ho! Ho! HO!

I turned to Serif's Craft Artist and chose a ready made Christmas card. It's from a digi kit by Hearts Designs called Hearts and Roses. I love the cheery Santa and the floral frame he's in. But the back ground paper was awful - it had text on it and large green spots. So I trawled my digi kits until I found one that I liked In Victoria Nelson's Christmas Bouquet. I thought the colours in this paper matched the central topper better with the pinks and greens. But when I put it together on the screen the topper 'disappeared' into the backing paper as there was no backing behind it.So I had to then find a cream material to layer behind it. I printed the BP onto paper and the topper onto thin card so that I could raise it up on foam tape. I was then determined to use my Nuvo crystal drops from Tonic so all the red berries got coated and the corners had a pink 'pearl' added. I finished off by colouring every fruit with a Sakura gelly roll pen. I also went around the frame on the topper. Now everything sparkles just as it should for Christmas LOL!
Thanks CD Sunday - I really enjoyed making this card.
I came joint second with this card.

9 comments:

  1. That's really pretty Pamela. I love the soft colours and the traditional feel you have achieved. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  2. Lovely card. I'm a sucker for anything pink so this would get lots of ooohhhsss and aaahhhsss if I got this in my Christmas mail. Love your take on the theme too. Thank you for playing along with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

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  3. What a gorgeous card Pamela. A lot of work but so worth it.
    Hugs
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  4. A gorgeous card, such an fabulous Santa image and great take on the theme.
    Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/
    Pauline
    Guest Designer
    x

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  5. Love the paper Pamela, the other sounded awful , this works so well and i love tonic dies too.
    Thanks for joining us this time around.
    sue=b xx

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  6. Guess who has now been buying Nuvo Crystal drops?!!
    xx

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    1. What are crafty friends for if not to encourage each other to add to their stash LOL!

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  7. And I was the lucky one who received this in the post. Thank you Pamela. It looks beautiful in pride of place.
    xx

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    1. I love the colours in this card. I almost kept it as I didn't want to give it away! I did the next best thing and sent it to a lovely lady - you!

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