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 :)

7 comments:

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...

fabulous!!!

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

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

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

<3,
Steph

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