Thursday, 6 March 2014

Alannah & Snowball...

Good morning, dear Blogger friends, I hope you're all having a terrific Thursday!  Amazingly, I have another crafty creation to share with you all today...I know, I know, I'm doing quite well this week! Despite the lovely Spring weather we've been having here in Wales this week, my make is on a Wintry theme with my first Christmas card of 2014!!
...This is Alannah & Snowball, another sweet digi that I chose from Kathryne's StampArt range at Whimsy Stamps, after my recent challenge win - isn't she a sweetie?!  I decide to re-use the fab sketch that I had used for my Love Owls card, but just turned it upside down!  The only patterned paper I used is from First Edition Dreamcatcher and I thought looked a bit like snowflakes.  The back panel is embossed with Cuttlebug's Snowflakes embossing folder...
...I coloured Alannah & Snowball with my Pro/Flexmarkers and here's the list of colours I used :
Skin - Blush, Dusky, Sunkissed Pink, Coral (my usual combo - if it ain't broke, don't fix it!)
Hair - Light Fawn, Champagne, Sandstone, Caramel
Jacket - Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst, Purple
Trousers - Muted Pink Tea Rose, Watermelon
Hat - Glacier, Cloud, Cadet Blue
Boots - Pastel Beige, Soft Khaki, Khaki
Snowball's scarf - Soft Aqua, Duck Egg, Surf Blue, Sea Mist
Snowball's Hat - Light Fawn, Pastel Beige, Soft Khaki, Khaki, Red, Crimson, Burgundy, Linen, Vanilla
Carrot nose - Pumpkin, Mandarin
...I added lots of glitter to the image and used my Marianne Snowflake die set to replace the circle on the sketch.  I created a sentiment in PS which is Welsh for 'Season's Greetings' and added a printed insert inside.  Of course, my little polka dot buttons made an appearance again and I also added a couple of extra fishtail flags with pearls and glitter edging.
I hope that we don't see any snow for a while (other than on cards, of course!) and that Spring is definitely here to stay!  Thanks for taking the time to come and see me today and I love to read any comments you'd like to leave me!  I'll be back soon with some more craftiness...enjoy the rest of the week!
Crafty Hugs,
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :
Anythign Goes (until 8th)
G is for Girly (until 13th)
Anything Goes


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. I love the sweet image, beautiful colouring and fabulous layout. The pretty First Edition paper works so well for Christmas too.
hugs Sue xx

Hazel said...

A pretty Christmas card in lovely pastel colours. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

meine-bastelarena said...

A really cute Christmas card, love all the glitter and you colored the image so beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

Anne Lise Johannessen said...

Beautiful card - nice image and great colors ! Thanks for joining the challenge at OSAAT Challenges. Hope to see you again soon! ~ Anne Lise ~

coops said...

so gorgeous lisa.really sweet image and i love your delicate colours and pretty snowflake ;D

xx coops xx

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

Such a sweet image and lovely papers have made a fab card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

Mojca said...

Oh this looks ever so sweet! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! MOjca

Ann-Marie said...

A gorgeous card, love the pretty colour scheme. Thank you for sharing with us over at ABC Challenges. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx