Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Just a little sparkle for Christmas

Penny Black at AllSorts are looking for some new DT members, and I have decided to enter for this with my Christmas card, and they are looking for lovely punch work as well.

Today I have gone for a fairly restrained colour palette of Christmassy colours, with some gorgeous papers from the GCD Studios Joyful Peace range, available here.

For my image I have used Jolly Christmas Kitty.  I have had this Penny Black image for a long time, and it lends itself to a variety of styles.  I have coloured with Copics and added some bling with Stickles Ice in Crystal.  he borders on the papers going across and down are punched with a Fiskars border punch - the only one that easily went through the dark burgundy card.  The snowflakes are die cut with leftovers from the various papers, and again covered in Stickles Ice.

My card is an 8 x 8" or 20 x 20cm, a size I am quite liking at the moment.

I am also entering this for the following challenges:

Bah Humbug  # 35 - Use favourite mediums - mine is beautiful papers and Copics
Aly's Sunday Challenge #24 - Sparkly and glittery
Fussy and Fancy Challenge #19 - Use Christmas colours, but does not have to be a Christmas card - mine is!!

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your comments.



  1. Cute card !
    have a crafty evening,

  2. Lovely card Val - love the rich colours and the punched borders.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Penny Black at Allsorts & good luck with DT call.
    Debs xx

  3. Good luck with your card, Val. It is really lovely and I particularly like the restrained colours and the punched papers. Very classy.

    Janet xx

  4. This image is adorable! Such a cute creation! Thanks for joining the Fussy & Fancy girls. Hope you stop back soon to play along.

  5. Hello Val
    I absolutely love your card, the colour combo is gorgeous. The deep red works so well and gives your card such an elegant touch. Your image is gorgeous and perfectly coloured. I too love beautiful papers, infact I have way too many as I don't want to use them!!!! Good luck with your DT entry.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


  6. A great card and so cute. Hugs x ChrisB

  7. It's gorgeous Val, love the colours and the cute image.
    Good luck with the DT spot, fingers crossed.
    Luv B xxx

  8. Verry cute card. Love the image.
    Hugs Tessa

  9. Hi Val this beautiful I love the combination of the cute image mixed with the traditional papers
    Thanks for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS this month, hope you will join us again, good luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  10. Hi Val

    Fabulous christmas card love the colous you have used...x

    Thanks for joining us this month at Penny Black at Allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

  11. fantastic card, I love all the bling. Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge this month.

  12. Oh my Val this is fabulous what gorgeous papers and that image is totally adorable I love it and good luck with the DT call.
    Lorraine x

  13. Oh this image is so sweet, love the colourscheme you've used Val. Good luck with the DT call

  14. Hi Val

    I love that Jolly Christmas Kitty and you have used him so well.

    Brilliant use of your punch and the backing papers are so traditional.

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

    Love Jules xx

  15. Hi Val

    A super Christmas card.

    Something about the traditional colours that always appeal and this has a real warm feel to it.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

    B x

  16. Fab card Val. I love that cute kitty.
    Sue xx

  17. Fab card - love your punch work.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  18. Stunning - your papers are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  19. Looks like I missed this one before I went on holiday and it's fab! Warmest wishes, Lesley


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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