Friday, August 21, 2009

it's christmas time

i was so excited to see some challenges doing christmas in august as i missed out on the july challenges and i just love christmas (yes, we do the whole christmas lights on the house thing and we have a huge tree, i can't wait until the boys are old enough to get excited by it too). anyways, i combined Simon Says Challenge and Dutch Dare Card Challenge (both christmas in august) with Saturday Challenge (fancy corners) and came up with this:

i have taken pictures with and without the flash because they highlight different things on the card which i can't seem to manage in the one shot at the moment with this overcast winter weather. i have been told things will be better when it warms up and the sky is clear long enough to take a photo. i swear it clouds over as soon as i pick up my camera. enough ranting about the weather, in the top photo you can sort of see (mainly due to the shadows) where i have used dimensionals and layered the image. the dress gifts and wings have been cut from a second image to give a 3-d effect. in the bottom photo you can see the sentiment a little better and the colours are a bit brighter. it also shows off the card framing the stamp, it is red with a metallic gold sheen and corrugated. neither photo really shows the ribbons very well. anyway, thats a massive rant from me, thanks for looking :)


sari said...

awww...such a sweet x-mas card! LÖove the colors you have used!

Timcsoca said...

Beautiful card! I love the imageand the paper!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Tímea and DT

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x said...

What an adorable card! You did a phenomenal job shading Tilda!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Donna said...

Lovely card Fran, perfect layout and fab fancy corners! So pleased you could join us at SCSC this week :) Donna x

Secret Crafter said...

Fabulous card. Thank you for joining us at SCSC. Wendy x

Karin said...

Such a adorable card. Love the beautifull papers, ribbons and cute Tilda.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin