Saturday, July 18, 2009

Challenge combo

Well, I hope your week's been as good as mine. I don't think we've ever had a time when we've been so lucky - I even won £10.00 on the lottery on Wednesday! Now I know it's not exactly the jackpot - won't pay many mortgages off with that - but it's better than a smack in the face with a wet fish, agreed? It's always nice when something unexpected and pleasant comes your way so I was pleased. I don't think it matters what you win, it's always a nice feeling.

I thought I'd try my hand at combining a couple of challenges, after what I thought was a bit of a disaster last time. The colour combination for Passion for Promarkers this week is Helen's choice of Ruby and Gold with the option of jewels and gems. Very opulent, I thought to myself - these are my favourite Christmas colours, so this Christmas card is my attempt at the challenge. I was really looking forward to doing this card, especially since the weather here is frightful (no pun intended!) but I always seem to have a right palava with this particular Tilda's tights. This was my fourth attempt so I'm afraid it will have to do as it is now. I had a good look around for a sketch; I always work better to a nice sketch and I thought this one was just the ticket. It's the new one this week for Stamp Something and it was perfect. At first I thought I might rotate it but actually it was just right as it was so I left well alone. Stamp with Fun this week is Shapes or Punches and since I've used my Nestie Labels I think I qualify for this challenge as well. Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge is Spots and Dots and Tilda is sitting on a background of Swiss Dots run through the Cuttlebug. I hoped it looked like snow. Finally, Cute Card Thursday is Christmas in July and this is definitely for Christmas so in it goes.

I can't quite believe I've managed 5 challenges in 1 (I hope I'm sticking to the rules for all these) but it all just kind of came together this morning when I was looking at the challenge blogs.

This is my recipe:

Image: Christmas Tilda by Magnolia
Coloured with Promarkers:
Ruby; Gold; Ice Grey 1,2 and 3; Moss Green; Ivory; Satin; Blush Pink
Papers: Imaginesce - it's called Snowy Joe and Cup o' Cheer (I used both sides)
Cardstock: Gold - Coredinations; Red - Bazzil
Stickles: Gold and Red
Gems: Paper Adventures Jewels
Ribbon: Hobbycraft
Sentiment: Hero Arts

Hope you like it.

Thanks for dropping by.



weewiccababe said...

fab card Lynne
nice to see another Scots quine joining us at PfP this week
good luck

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lynne, what a gorgeous card. The image is lovely and the papers are perfect and so rich looking. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jane Carroll said...

fabulous card

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Lynne. Love the image you've used and the colouring also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Jill said...

gorgeous christmas card, thanks for joining us at scsc hugS Jill xx

Jenni said...

Fabulous card, I love the image and your great colour scheme.
Thanks for playing along with the Stamp Something challenge this week.
Jenni x

Natalie said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at PFP this week. x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colours, Tilda looks fab!
xx :0)

Secret Crafter said...

Gorgeous card, those colours go together so well. Thank you for joining us at SCSC, Hugs Wendy x

Ida / Little said...

A very gorgeous Christmas card Lynne! And 5 in 1 is very good :) Thanks for playing with us at PfP and welcome back tomorrow for a new challenge! :)

Hugs Ida

lil-paper-pixie said...

Just adorable I love it, thanks for playing along at PFP.



Erin... said...

This is such a great card! Wonderful colors and what an adorable image! Great job combining challenges and congrats on your lottery win!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something this week:)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, love those papers :-)


Donna said...

Fantastic spots and stripes for this weeks challenge, your card is brill! Thanks for playing along with us at SCSC :) Donna x

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