Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sketchtastic inspiration

I'm back with another Christmas card! When I saw the gorgeous sketch over at A spoon full of sugar I just HAD to play along, and considering I whipped out my trusty Christmas Tilda I thought I would get a little distressed and enter this over at Magnolia Down Under too (I hope they don't mind that I'm back with a second card). The second challenge at Creative Craft Challenges is Christmas fun and, because I am nuts, I just love wrapping presents, so what could be more fun for me than this image! I am quickly learning that all the silly little things I love about Christmas time are the parts everyone else hates and stresses over, like I said, I'm nuts. I love all the baking and planning and I have never met another person who enjoys gift wrapping so if your out there let me know! Today the fabulously talented Susie Sugar has started her own Susie's Sassy Challenge with a challenge of Christmas, and I think I might be the first entrant in the new challenge, yippi! The fabulous papers I have used are all from Summertime Designs and I am in love with them, they have just brought out a winter kit to die for. The red card stock is from my stash, along with the metal snowflake charm. I have punched out some small snowflakes and glittered them up. I feel like there is something missing with this card, can't quite put my finger on it though, it's probably the lack of ribbons, lace and crystals, hahaha :)


Sue said...

Very cute card. This Christmas image is darling and I love how you colored her hair and clothes. Thanks for coming back for a second time this challenge.

Tracey Feeger said...

Gorgeous. Love it to bits. Love the layering and your DP is devine with this image.

Milliesmarvels said...

What a beautiful card! I love the backing papers, the colours are fab and you have coloured the image beautifully! Thank you for entering Susie's 1st Sassy Challenge :-)

Queenie said...

Hi Fran beautiful card loving the papers you used and oh so cute image.
I love wrapping parcels to in fact i would be happy with an empty box nicely wrapped,lol so am i nuts too???

Susie Sugar said...

Simply stunning card fran ...and your first to enter our 1st challenge !!
Thanks for entering hugs Susie xx

Tracy said...

Totally beautiful card Fran, thanks for joining Susie's Sassy Challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Alleena Burger said...

This card is beatiful. I really love the colour, they are so fresh for Christmas. I also love the paper tole!!

sandra tomlinson said...

wow i love it, pressies definately count as christmas fun, thanks for playing along at craftive craft challenges,
good luck
sandra xxx

stephanne said...

Well, add me into the jar of nuts because I LOVE wrapping presents!! It is all about the presentation, I love the folding and taping and then picking out ribbons, bows and a tag... Yep, it's the paper!! As a kid, I used to carefully lift the tape up so I could preserve the paper!! I had even gotten caught REWRAPPING presents. I know, right? I just took nuts to a whole different level, lol.

Your card is beautiful, I am glad to see Tilda is on our side with the present wrapping situation, lol!! I am glad you've come back to share with us again!! And I hope to see you next time around as well, maybe a couple of times, lol!!


vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Thankyou for joining in the first Sassy Challenge with this beautiful card!
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

SallyB said...

Hey there..congrats on being the first entrant on the first Susie's Sassy Challenge ...Beautiful card... Tilda is coloured so well! I really love the modern feel to it! Thanks for playing along with us!

Renata said...

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Liza said...

A gorgeous card Fran, I love how you have added dimension to Tilda.

Liza x

Kellie Winnell said...

Ugh I hate wrapping presents, lol. I love using gift bags and doing them up etc, stamping, a Kraft bag mind you not an already decorated one, lol that would be too much, hahaha. This is absolutely amazing, I just adore it Fran. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

Hugs, Kel
MDUC Site Owner.

Debbie Pamment said...

Too cute Fran - and feel free to enter MDUC as many times as you like - still got time for #3 - LOL.
Love these papers and your colouring - just gorgeous!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Fran, what a gorgeous card. I love the cute image and your papers are stunning. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at susie's sassy challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Norma said...

ooh, what a stunning card. Love the soft colours and the clean look of the card. Adorable Tilda image and you've coloured her beautifully. The DP's are gorgeous.
Thanks of playing and joining us at Magnolia Down Under.


Kristy Young said...

Gorgeous! Love how you paper toled it.
Thanks for joining in the Magnolia Down Under Challenge.
Kristy x

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Hi ya darlin, super card! wonderful image. Thank you for joining us over at Susies sassy challenges. We hope to see you again next week!


Alicia said...

Hi Fran,

This is just gorgeous! I love how you have layered Tilda. It looks fantastic! I do like wrapping presents if you have the right equipment - bows, paper etc. I used to gift-wrap presents at the chemists I worked at while I was at school and uni. They had so much to choose from..different papers and was fun! I loved it at Christmas time!

Alicia xx

Jodie from Oz said...

Stunning card Fran, I am loving these beautiful papers and Tilda with Presents just adorable, and your colouring is wonderful. I am another nut and love gift wrapping, provided I have not left it to the last minute. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under Distressing Challenge and hope to see you again next time. PS your Twin Boys are so cute. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card Fran,Thanks for playing along with ASFOS this week,Hugs debbie x

Elke said...

Lovely card Fran. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge. Good luck.XX

Anonymous said...

Great card and great image thank you for taking part at creative craft challenges

Donna said...

Hi Fran

Lovely card, such a cute image

Thank you for joining us

Good Luck xx