11 Dec 2010

Traditional Christmas

Good morning

At last the snow has disappeared here in Norfolk :-)  It's my work Christmas Party tonight and a few of us are staying over.  I am sharing a room with two of my friends, Jo and Sarah, so it should be good fun!  Jamie is much better now but unfortunately Chris and Chloe have now caught it so I feel guilty about staying out overnight but Chris assures me they will be okay.

Today's card is another one I made for my friend.  This one is for her parents and she told me that they don't do cute so it proved a little tricky at first because I love cute.  Anyway I had a good look through my stash and found a sheet of Penny Black Stickeroos with this beautiful bird image and teamed it up with some Memory Box papers. 

Image ~ Penny Black Stickeroo 'Together in Christmas'
Papers ~ Memory Box 'Mistletoe' and 'Spiceberry'
Sentiment ~ LOTV
Flower ~ Prima 'Holiday Poinsettia'
Swirls ~ Marianne die cuts
Brad ~ Dovecraft
Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts


PBSC ~ The Holly and the Ivy
Penny Black at Allsorts ~ Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
ABC ~ J is for Jewels and Gems
Cute Card Thursday ~ Floral Frenzy
CYDA ~ Punch It Out (punches and/or die cutters)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Unknown said...

Awww this is lovely, I think it's perfect for the non-cute card lovers. Enjoy your party. Hugs xxx

Debbie said...

Hi Lisa, This card is perfect for "non" cute lovers. My mum too is not a cute lover and like you I did struggle a bit, but found my old fashioned santa and that did the job. Have a lovely sleepover and don't feel guilty, just think of all the time you are there for your family and that you do need ME time to keep going. Merry Christmas to you all. Debbiexx

Ruth said...

Gorgeous card! I love the traditional colours and image,too. Hope you have a great time tonight! Ruth x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Your card is very beautiful, love it! The image is great.

Hope you had fun at the Christmas party.

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

It's a lovely image and such pretty papers, great colours. Have a lovely time and stay well. Marianne x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

A lovely Christmas card .. .. that stickeroo is just perfect for a couple who don't do cute.

Love your layout and backing papers.

Have a great Christmas party and I hope the family are all recovered in time for a brilliant Christmas.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Carole Campanile said...

Gorgeous card. You really brought the brushstroke stamp to life. Now I wish I owned that stamp. Lovely, lovely card!!

Vicky said...

This is fabulous Lisa!, great image and love these papers too!
Have a great evening,
hugs Vicky xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Lisa, love the gorgeous papers and added detail, absolutely stuning! So sorry for being such a bad blogger this last couple of weeks...I hope to rectify this over the Christmas holidays...hope you enjoy your Christmas party :) Donna x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Ellibelle said...

So gorgeous!! Love that image, the colors on it are amazing! Faboulous sketch too!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at penny black at all sorts!

Maria said...

Beautiful card!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Lisa this is beautiful those papers are lush and I so love that image.
Lorraine x

brenda said...

Hi Lisa

Lovely to see you at Penny Black at Allsorts with such a super creation.

I love Stickeroos, they are such super quality and make stunning cards as you have proved here.

Hope you are nearly ready for Chrismtas, expect the children are getting excited.

B x

Joey said...

Hi Lisa

A beautiful card gorgeous tradional colours, thanks for joining us at PBSC

Joey x

Amanda said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the gold swirls.

Thanks for joining in with our “Punch it Out” challenge at Craft Your Days Away

Crafty Creations by AJ

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lisa, fabulous papers are gorgeous and your design is beautiful, stunning card. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Shirley said...

Lisa you have made such a gorgeous card using your Stickeroo image and your colour combination is just perfect.
I have just received an order of several sheets of Stickeroos and I am so pleased with the beatiful images.
Thank you so much for joining in our monthly challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us next time.


Mervi said...

Lovely and stylish card, great use of stickeroo!

Thank you for joining in with us
at Penny Black @ Allsorts Challenge and
Happy Holidays;-))m

Georgia said...

This is beautiful Lisa - the traditional theme and colours are perfect and the image is lovely! :) Love, Georgia xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card, perfect image for a 'non-cute' recipient. Love the flower and flourish too. Thanks for the cricut advice - wish I hadn't looked up the Imagine though, definitely can't justify the cost of that but it looks fab! Lisa x

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card lisa...love the stunning image...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Kirsten...x said...

Hi Lisa hope you are well,
Fabulous card great choice of stickeroo and the sentiment look super...x

Thanks for joining us at Penny black at allsorts this month hugs kirsten...x

Mummylade said...

what a gorgeous composition Lisa. Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black@Allsorts challenge and good luck!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining the ABC Jewel Challenge.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card and fab image.