Thursday 3 October 2013

Christmas Card - use three main colours

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is to use three main colours. Despite being busy, this is one challenge I really try not to miss and so I used, red, green and some gold-ish colours plus white which is OK either as an additional colour or as one of the three:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- image from LOTV's 'Christmas Angels' Art Pad - already coloured of course! Die cut with a Nesties oval and then layered onto a Nesties scalloped oval

- SU 'Real Red' plain card for backings

- patterned papers from LOTV's 'Classic Christmas' paper pad

- sentiment is LOTV from the 'Christmas Grungy Messages' set, stamped onto a snippet of white card using 'Real Red'

- the lovely red 'ribbled' ribbon was a find in Marlborough the other week, tied in a bow and a couple of little gold bells added, tied with gold cord

- Josy Rose white nail heads

I really love quite a lot of LOTV's recent Christmas Art Pads and their Christmas papers are beautiful too. Thanks to some very dear friends who gifted me some really generous gift vouchers I was able to indulge a bit more recently and  also have a return visit planned for later in the month - wahoo!

Of course, it's also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for October, which is always 'Anything Goes'.

That's me for today, hair cut (always a traumatic experience!) then back to work - whoooooosh!



  1. Love that ivy DP on that wonderful tartan paper.
    This one is a beauty! Loving every little thing about it...especially the rippled ribbon! What a find!!!

    Something wonderful just arrived in the to write a thank you to both of you...Mrs A did a fabulous job on those butterflies! Have not opened the vellum yet...will do later tonight...trying to get tea organized!

  2. Really beautiful papers Di ... and a sweet image. Love the bell charms. Loll xx

  3. I've always loved plaid....and just keep on loving it after seeing this pretty card!!! The bells are such a precious addition with the darling image. VERY pretty!

  4. Me likes this one Miss. Yep that was my feather wot wafted in from Luton. Been wringing a few necks recently!! hugs Mrs a.

  5. It's gorgeous, defo a fab crimbo card x

  6. Lovely card Di,I like the look of the holly paper against the Christmas tartan-and that is a cute image :)
    I have to come clean..ok,I admit when i saw the lovely ribbon and the bell I as waiting for you to tell us you had recycled it from one of the Lindt choccy bunnies-but no it is realproper bought crafty ribbon!(does that make me a bit sad that I save up my choccy ribbons to recycle!)or more sad that I think others might do that too LOL!!
    Have a great day,Nessa xxxx

  7. Morning Di

    I see you love this pad as much as I do .. .. I am a sucker for any paper with holly on it!

    Great layout and I love the rippled ribbon and little bells. Great finishing touch.

    Hope the haircut wasn't too traumatic!!

    Love Jules xx

  8. Lovely Christmas card Di. Love the sweet image and gorgeous traditional Christmas colours.
    Caz x

  9. Wonderful traditionally coloured card Di. Love the little bells embellishment too.

    Sarn xxx

  10. Aww gorgeous card there Di. Good luck on your hair cut - need mine done too!

  11. Gorgeous Christmas card Di, I love the tartan paper and little angelic sweetie :D Thanks for enlightening me too, have a fab time :D xx

  12. Love the tartan paper and the sweet image (I agree about the LOTV Christmas pictures - got a few pads of them) - thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see more of your festive loveliness soon, Di. x

  13. A lovely traditional Christmas card. Another one for the box!

  14. Hi Di,
    beautiful card. I love all the colours and the image used in this.
    great lotv image too.
    have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  15. Only introduced to these papers yesterday and loved them and here you are using them in a different way but showing them off to perfection, Lovely image, fabulous card.
    Well my dear friend you bog off and have a good time, don't worry about me and my forth coming trauma, not the eye's, another one.
    Just listening to Bill Kenwright on Radio 2, some fab oldies.

    Kath x

  16. Lovely card, Di. Of course, anything with tartan on it is bound to catch my eye and it's smashing teamed up with the holly paper and that fabulous ribbon. The LOTV image is super cute - I'm a fan too. Hope your travel plans are going well now. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  17. I don't know if I'm taken more with that gorgeous plaid paper or that wonderful little sentiment, but I love this sweet card! Pretty, pretty!

  18. Love this card. I did not even look at the email about the LOTV new designer paper pads. I knew I would be tempted. I have enough Christmas paper already. No really. I know, no one really does. But I do.

  19. It's always such fun to see how you use these sweet LOTV images. You do the bestest too! This is such a pretty card, with that sweet little angel, and loved the bells on the crinkled ribbon. TFS & Hugs


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