marți, 18 septembrie 2012

Lilac Christmas

It's been a long time since my last post, but I have been really busy taking care of my family... which is also extending! Baby number four is on its way... :)

Even if I did not post anything, I did stop over from time to time to take a look at what everybody worked. It kept my desire to create again burning. :) So now here I am, as my older children started kindergarden, finally taking the time to make a card. Of course, I guess it's also because I can't stop thinking about Christmas being so near and I would love to have a bunch of cards ready to give...


I have chosen to make a card around this BEAUTIFUL stamp that I have, "Christmas Willow with Lantern", which happens to be a Christmassy one (I love everything Christmas, what can I do? :)), but it is so hard to choose just one from Elisabeth Bell!!! She is SO talented and I admire her work greatly! Because of this, I am entering this card in the "Use Your Favourite Stamp" challenge from TotallyPaperCrafts


 I have especially chosen the colours so that i can play at Winter Wonderland - "Lilac and Lace" and at The Pink Elephant for "Monochromatic", and I carefully punched out the snowflakes in Damask paper (with a Nesting Punch, I think) so that I can take part in the  Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - "Snowy" challenge. The lace is bought from a fabric store. I colored my image with coloured pencils and brush pens (Carioca and Stabilo).The paper is just a freebie from the Internet.


The crystals in the middle of the snowflakes are from Papermania. I am also entering this card into "Christmas in September" from Cute Card Thursday, Digi Doodle Shop - "Anything Goes", "Make It Girly" for Whoopsiedaisy Challenge, Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - "Less Is MORE". 

See you soon,
Simona

12 comentarii:

Fabiola spunea...

hello Simona, you did a sweet card, so nice and beautifull colors, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, biz

Elaine spunea...

Hi Simona what a beautiful girly card and such pretty lace too well done Hugs Elaine .
Thank you for joining us at The Whoopsi Daisy Challenge this week.
PS...there is a freebie image for you to download called "With Love "
you can find her here-
http://linnie-whoopsiedaisy.blogspot.co.uk/
Hugs Elaine

Cumbrianlass spunea...

Wow this is wonderful, the delicate colours are super the image is coloured so well and the lace is gorgeous
Thank you for joining in the Whoopsi Daisy challenge and good luck
Janet

downrightcrafty spunea...

oh gorgeous lilac and lace so pretty, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

Marianne's Craftroom spunea...

I adore this stamp and had forgotten all about her. Must stamp her up, thank you. Your colours and layout are gorgeous. Thanks for playing at WW.

mixamatoasties spunea...

Lovely card. Congratulations on your news :)

Thanks for joining in our Favourite Stamp Challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.

Susan x

cotnob spunea...

This is such a pretty card, I love the lace detail and your beautiful image.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Pauline
x

Denise and Louise spunea...

This is so very pretty. Love that adorable image and the beautiful lace.
Thanks for joining us for our last challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx

JD spunea...

First time visiting your blog. Yout card is just lovely, pretty image colored so nicely. and Congratulations on your news...

Carol spunea...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Carol DT x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) spunea...

Thanks so much for playing along with our Monochromatic Challenge at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri~ TPE DT

Mandy spunea...

Aww Congratulations on baby number 4 Simona, that's wonderful news :)
Your card is beautiful, so very pretty and I love the softness of the colours
hugs Mandy xx