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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.

Lynne.

14 comments:

weewiccababe said...

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

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.

Hugs

Sarah

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 :-)

x

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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