Thursday 17 January 2013

Merry and Bright........ Very Bright!

It's never too early to start making Christmas cards!  I have loads to make and I can only get them done in time if I start really early, that way I don't have a massive last minute rush.  This is one of my favourite Christmas stamps, it's a lovely big Penny Black and such fun to colour, which I've done with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, and highlighted with a touch of Glamour Dust.
I picked up these lovely bright and cheerful papers in the sale after Christmas, I had a fair bit of Christmas money so I has a lovely, guilt free, crafty splurge!  I gave the edges a bit of an inking with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added some cute Christmas tree satin trim to one of the mats, sticking bright pink pearls between each tree.
The sentiment is a foiled die cut from Craftwork Cards, I thought it was the perfect match for this bright card.  It came in a goody bag which was also a sale purchase, you wouldn't believe what was in it for a fiver, and top quality too.  Some tiny green gems and a snowflake button (I cut the shank off with wire snips) finish it off.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion for Promarkers - #181 - whatever the weather, I chose snow
Stamptacular Sunday - #198 - sketch
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for animal
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - #2 - cold and frosty
Sisterhood of Crafters - baby it's cold outside
Christmas Cards All Year Round - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - winter fun
Creative Card Crew - #27 - snow and ice
Jellypark - winter animals
Hanna and Friends - #163 - snowflakes


  1. Gorgeous and adorable.

  2. Lovely card Wendy, really bright and cheerful.

    Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Awwww I love that sweet image and the bright colours are gorgeous

    Sue xx

  4. Beautifully coloured image Wendy and such a happy Christmas card.

    B x

  5. This is lovely, gorgeous papers (it's so nice to shop for craft things and not feel like you are doing something naughty, lol!) fab trees and fantastic colouring. Thank you for joining in my 'Whatever the Weather' challenge at PFP.

  6. This is a lovely Christmas card Wendy. Your colouring on that cute image is great.
    Hugs Kelly

  7. Gorgeous card Wendy. I love Christmas cards! The image is fab and I love the colours and papers.
    Lorraine x

  8. OMG this is just adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    P.S. I have blog candy available through January if you are interested.

  9. gorgeous card Wendy - such a fabulous image - love your card xx

  10. Perfectly adorable, love the colours.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.

  11. Beautiful Christmas Card Wendy, Lovely Image...

  12. Adorable card, love the image, kate x

  13. so gorgeous wendy.i love the sweet image and fab design and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  14. So soon - love the little christmas tree row - great finish.

  15. So soon - love the little christmas tree row - great finish.

  16. Lovely card I love the tree border ribbon too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  17. Beautiful card, great image. Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

    Pam x

  18. WOW! Your card is so lovely! Love the bright colors!
    Thanks for playing with us at Hanna & Friends!
    xxx Andrea

  19. This is such a cute image and I like how you've coloured it. Her hair is perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and hope to see you next time as well.

  20. gorgeous the colour combo and the image is so cute!!

    thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.


  21. Oh my goodness! You are a planner! Christmas cards already and so cute too!
    Love the cheery colors and of course Mimi will always steal the show. Adorable card.

    Thank you so very much for playing with us in the Sketch Challenge at Stamptacular Sunday! So very happy that you could join us this week.
    :) Pam

  22. This is lovely..:) Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.

    Caz xx CSD DT

  23. The sentiment says I all!! This card is beautiful done. Your colorin skills are amazing. Just perfect!! Thanks for sharing this with us and playing along with our challenge over at the Sisterhood.

  24. Love your colours on this so cute card.

  25. Wow, love your colouring. Great card and cute image. Thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  26. Fabulous card - your colouring of the super cute image is great x
    Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark this week & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  27. Oh, I love this! I have a weakness for pastel Christmas cards and yours is one of the cutest I've seen! Thank you for playing with us this month @ CCAYR!


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