Sunday, 7 August 2016

Christmas Card Club - Baubles

Our own lovely Dutchess (Margaret) chose baubles for the theme of  this fortnight's Christmas Card Club.

When I first joined this club another member mailed me some beautiful Christmas images. So kind of her! She has since retired from our card club but I used one of her gifted images and had some lovely memories of a generous friend.

Not sure of the manufacturer of this stamp but I like the delicate look of it. I got a wee bit carried away with colouring the poinsettia flowers in red copics, and then realized that I had coloured the leaves red as well! Sigh...Oh well, it is now an arty card...at least that is my excuse!

I also managed to get a droplet of red on the diecut shape I had cut the image with. So it was up to my trusty fussy cut scissors to save the day. After fussy cutting the image, I was on a roll and did the same for the silver pearlescent mat and then again for the red mat.

I went over the Holly with a silver Wink Of Stella pen and then went over everything else with a clear WOS. I figured that if the colours weren't right, at least they were sparkly!


When I coloured this image, I knew the DP I would choose. I have had this paper for many, many years. It is 12x12 scrapbook paper and the sentiment "Peace" is actually for another page within the same set. It is a page of words only and I carefully cut this one out and matted it with a snippet of red. Both papers have a pearlescent finish and are quite shimmery.

The scalloped card base and envelope was a gift from another British friend, the sister of my cousin's partner. She knew I was looking for this style of cards when I was over visiting last time, and made me a gift of a large packet of them. I must say I hoard them a bit and only use them sparingly as I don't want to run out!!!

34 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely card, Maureen. The image is beautiful and I love how you've fussy cut it, it really stands out. xx

Whisper said...

Oooo gorgeous and i'm loving the baubles, i'm sure i have those papers too ;-), Luv Sam x

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Christmas garland card.
luv
Debby

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful bauble card Maureen, lovely colours and sparkle, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a gorgeous bauble garland image Maureen, love the red and silver theme.
Lorraine

SARN said...

This is soooo pretty Mo. You've reminded me that I have this stamp and it's about time I got it out to play with! xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Maureen, love the fussy cutting and the backing paper you've used.

Sue xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Maureen. Hugs Rita xxx

dutchess said...

Fabulous card MAUREEN....just loving the wonderful bauble image...and the red makes a real pop...perfect backing paper and sentiment xxxxx

Sandra H said...

Oooh this is such a pretty card x

KandA said...

Wonderful card Maureen. Love the colours and fabulous stamp xx

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Maureen! I love that image and I love how you have colored it and fussy cut it. The layers are awesome and I am loving the shimmery shine on everything! I don't blame you for hoarding the scallop card base, I would do. lol But glad you broke one out for this card. Hugs, Brenda

Cara said...

A stunning card, I think the fussy cutting really adds to the card. Cara x

Zoe Tant said...

Love this Maureen and the simple colour scheme to set off such a fab image. Zx

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with the gorgeous paper and all that WOS shimmer! NJ!

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Maureen, a super image lots of lovely sparkle.
Pauline
x

Carol said...

It's a lovely card Maureen, great design and layout. Carol x

MaryH said...

Maureen, this is so lovely & serene, with the soft color of the design paper, and the pop of red. Enjoyed reading the backstory, and your fussy cutting created such a pretty design of the main motif. I love the way you've framed it with the red outline too. Well done. TFS & Hugs

Mrs A. said...

Until you mentioned it
I hadn't realised the leaves were red too. As the artist you can do what you like though. I love the result and all your fussy cutting. Hugs Mrs A.

Tina Z. said...

wow great design and the image is amazing.

Pia S said...

I'm not sure, but could be an image from LOTV? Well, can't spot any faults at all, honestly, it's beautifully sparkly and traditional.

Kathleen said...

This is my all time favourite LOTV Christmas image and I love different way you have used it.

Kath x

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty, so much fun when you know exactly which paper you will use.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW I do love this colors combination and the image is sooo beautiful
Have a nice day Maureen
Cheers
Dr Sonia

linda said...

i love the delicate image with all the red! the shimmer looks lovely, the colour combo is so pretty and all that fussy cutting looks fabulous.

Valerija said...

Lovely card, like always.
Valerija xx

Sandra H said...

This is so lovely l like the layout of your wonderful card so beautifully presented too! xx

Christine Harrop said...

Like Mrs A I hadn't noticed the red leaves. Artistic licence my dear!! It's a gorgeous garland though and a great card. Hugs Christine xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Maureen
Gorgeous bauble card... Really pretty...
Hugs Sylvie x

Pat said...

I love the shimmery background papers with the red Maureen and the fussy cutting of the prettily coloured bauble image. Sometimes it is nice to limit the colour palette and it works so well here. x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card! Don't you just hate when the pen slips (all by itself of course) and colors something you weren't expecting. If you hadn't said anything I wouldn't have been able to tell. Love the sparkle!

KandA said...

Gorgeous card Maureen, love the red of the baubles xx

Greta said...

Beautifully elegant card, Maureen! Remember--there are no wrong colors for us stampers--we can make images whatever we want!

Tina Z. said...

wow, this is is elegant, I love your design.