Thursday, 6 December 2012

Another First Christmas

Soooo, today I bring you another card made using my new favourite stamp - Baby's First Christmas from Lili Of The Valley (the previous card can be found here - ).

I wouldn't normally post two similar cards but I am so proud of my colouring on this one that I had to share it with you.

I am also going to be entering this into this week's Incy Wincy Designs Challenge and Fab n Funky Challenge blog where on both the theme is non-Christmas colours, along with the Eclectic Ellapu challenge, where the theme is jolly and bright, and the Dream Valley challenge blog, where the theme is simply Christmas/

I stamped the image with London Fog Memento ink and coloured using distress inks - victorian velvet and brushed corduroy.

I have been practising my distress ink colouring, in particular shading, and I hope the practice is now showing. I am particularly proud of my colouring on the reindeer.

Anyway, enough of singing my own praises . . .

To make the card I cut the image into a scalloped circle using my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies and then covered a lilac blank with some vintage-looking pink paper which came in a free paper pack with Cardmaking & Papercraft back in the summer.

I used one of my new LOTV decorative corners to stamp the bottom right-hand corner using victorian velvet distress ink.

I then spent ages thinking what else I could do to add interest as it seemed too plain. Searching through my stamp drawer (yes, I have a full drawer dedicated to stamps) I rediscovered the stamps I had bought to make my wedding invitations (see how they turned out here - Using the biggest stamp in the set and victorian velvet distress ink I stamped a background behind where I was going to put through image. You can just see it peeking out from behind the image.

I printed the sentiment in pink and started putting the card together. I attached a ribbon along the top and attached the sentiment after inkling the edges. I then made a tiny bow from some pink ribbon and attached it to the top right-hand corner of the sentiment.

I didn't have any challenges to enter this card in to, so it has taken me a couple of weeks to post it on here, but I think it was worth the wait.

Happy Crafting!




  1. Aww! That's so cute! And your colouring is fab!

    Thanks for joining the challenge at Eclectic Ellapu!


  2. Such a pretty card Holly, I love that sweet image and your gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky challenge this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  3. Hi Holly - this is a really sweet card. I love your image, which you've coloured beautifully. Love the stamping detail in the background too. Thanks for sharing your card at Incy Wincy Designs last week in our "Non-Traditional Christmas Colours" challenge. Sorry I'm late in commenting ... I got ambushed by life last week :o) !
    Helen x (DT)

  4. Fabulous card the image is simply fun. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Eclectic. We look forward to seeing you again.

  5. A lovely christmas creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.


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