1 Dec 2010

A Winter's Tale

Good evening

Brrrr it's chilly here today!  We haven't had anymore snow but it's just so cold and very icy :-(  Anyway it's the 1st of the month so a new challenge has been set at the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.  This month there is a fab sketch by Leann with the added option of Christmas.  You can either use the sketch or the theme or combine both.  Sara has kindly dontated a £50 Gift Voucher to spend on the Crafter's Companion website as a special Christmas prize this month :o)

I decided to use this sweet image from the Beatrix Potter 'A Winter's Tale' stamp plate.  When I was trying to find some suitable papers for this image I came across my box of Magnolia papers.  Well I have a rather large selection of Magnolia papers but have never used any of them (hangs head in shame).  The thought of cutting into them was just too much to bear lol!  The problem I had was these papers were perfect for this sweet image so I plucked up the courage and cut them!  The sentiment is Cat's Life Press available from Crafty Emma's Store.



Challenges

Bah! Humbug! ~ Feeling the Blues
The Crafty Pad ~ Snowflakes
DCD Christmas Club ~ Use a die cut (I have used 4)
Crafty Catz ~ Christmas
2 Sisters ~ Non traditional Christmas colours
Stampavie and More ~ Snow/Snowflakes
Christmas Stampin' ~ Anything Goes

Hope you are well and keeping warm in this cold weather.

26 comments:

Christine said...

Hi Lisa love this clean fresh colour combo great layout nice clean lines fab image.
stunning creation..

smiles Christine xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Lisa and in my fav colours too...love this image its so sweet! Hope you are managing to stay warm with all this cold weather...crafting is the best option when the weather's like this :) Donna x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa, fabulous card love that image all those rabbits, not sure Id want them in my garden though. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Debs said...

Beautiful card Lisa. I know what you mean about papers being too nice to cut into lol!!! Great colour combo - and fab image.
Keep safe & warm
Debs xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Lisa,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Vixx handmade cards said...

What a cute image Lisa and love those papers too. Fab colour combo and gorgeous colouring,
hugs Vicky xx

Ruth said...

Hi Lisa, this is sooo cute! It's gorgeous! Ruth x

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Lisa, beautiful image. Fab papers too, I have a small growing collection of magnolia papers. I have used a few. I love the texture & quality.
Hugz fleur xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Lisa, what a great Christmas card! I love the red and blue together.
Hugs Lynsey x

Jules said...

Super cute Lisa.

Love your image, colour choices and the sentiment is just perfect.

Hope you aren't having too many snow problems.

Love Jules xx

Ann said...

Really love that colour combination Lisa - a fab card.
Hope to see you in the New Year at Bah! Humbug! In the meantime have a great Christmas.
Big hugs
Ann xxx

Giò said...

Stunning card!!! I love the stamp you used! Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.
Hugs, Giò

CraftyC said...

Hi Lisa, hope you are well. I think your card is gorgeous. I love the image and a beautiful colour combo. Been snowing heavy here all night and doesn't look like its going to stop - eek!!
Clairexx

Max said...

Lovely card Lisa the splash of red really emphasises the icy blue. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
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Jennifer said...

Hi Lisa..hope you're well? xx Wow, another stunning creation, love it! Fab colour combo xx Jenny xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Lisa.
luv
Debby

Irene said...

Hello Lisa

What a fabulous card with such stunning papers, no wonder you didn't want to use them. The icy blue colour with a hint of red is just perfect. Oh and those ilttle rabbits and just purrfect!!!

Thank you so much for joining in our last challange of this year.
irene
Bah!Humbug!

Valerie said...

Very pretty!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Lisa this is fabulous what a great image and I so love the colours.
Hugs
Lorraine x

coops said...

gorgeous card lisa.the image is adorable and i love the stunning paper and colours :D

xx coops xx

maxine said...

Hi Lisa this is lovely thanks for joining us this week at the crafty pad, I hope you can join us next week for our special 100th challenge x

Rosietoes said...

Lovely card Lisa. I know what you mean about cutting into papers - it's so difficult but you have overcome the reluctance and made a beautiful card. It won't be so hard to cut them the next time! LOL

Edna x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Really sweet card Lisa, glad you used these lovely papers at last. Marianne x

Lynne said...

Beautiful card - love your colours they look so good together :o) thanks for sharing it with us at DCD Christmas Club xx Lynne xx

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.
xx

kaylou said...

such a fabulous card, thank you for joining in at Stampavie and more.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo