Saturday 5 November 2011


I'm off to Birmingham today to the HobbyCraft show at the NEC, I'm hoping to catch up with Nikky (Polkadoodles) Mei from MeiFlower and Claire, one of my fellow teamies on the Teddy Bo Team, can't wait! On top of that I get to buy some new craft goodies WooHoo!

But first I have a card to show you, this time using the Tree-Mendous Christmas kit from the Clipart Fairy, £2.00 gets you 13 Jpeg 12 x 12 papers (none of the papers have a Christmas theme which makes them perfect for all year round) 1 frame with a transparent centre (so you can add things behind it) 1 frame with a white centre (so you can add things on it)  2 buntings, one blank; PNG base shape; PNG base insert shape both with and without the white oval and with and without the image; 'Christmas Dressed Up' in a Super Frame, this Super Frame can be re-sized to whatever you want and the decoupage bits will always fit.

I'm lovin' all the bright colours and quirky graphics in her kits at the moment, they really appeal to me.

I used various bits of the kit to make a gate-fold card with the main image inside behind the doors. the front 'doors' I made from papers in the kit. I left the front quite plain because everything is going on inside the card. Inside there is lots of glittering, although it doesn't show up very well in the pics. The red part of the baubles are made with my new Memory Box die, it's quite delicate once it's cut. I sprayed it with adhesive and sprinkled with red glitter then added gems to the centres of the snowflakes. I glued it onto white card and then cut around to get the contrasting base. I cut out the bunting, added some green metallic cord and shaped it so that it looks like the girl is holding it up, I added contrasting gems to each section.
The ribbon, gems and metallic cord are all from MeiFlower.

Have a lovely weekend and if you're lucky enough to be going to Birmingham then have fun and spend lots!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas -  must be Christmas -  #45 Bright Colours and/or Sparkle
Card Makin' Mamas - die cuts
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Sweet n' Sassy Digi Challenge -  must use digi - Christmas/holiday theme


Karen said...

Great card, really contemporary and so 'you' - love it!
Have a great time in Birmingham, hope to catch up with you when you get back and you can show me all your new goodies!!!
Karen xx

Maritha said...

That is just stunning and with so happy christmascolours...Lovely Colette!! =)

have a nice weekend dear

Roma said...

Gorgeous card Colette,
Thank you for my prizes i just received them today and they are gorgeous
Have a great day at the NEC x

Hazel said...

This is a wonderful card - loving the bright colours - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 45 - hope to see you again soon. Hope you enjoyed NEC x

Carol L said...

How cute!! I just love the little banner! Thanks for playing along with the SNSDC

Maria said...

Gorgeous card Colette, love the colors!


Unknown said...

This is so fun! I love the cute image and pennant. Thank you for playing along at the SNSDC!

Penny said...

Colette this is one of my favourites from all the entries at the card makin mama's. thanks so much for sharing