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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Colour Create Christmas cards!

I loved the colour combo for this fortnight's challenge over on Colour Create - Red and Gold with cream or white, and with an oriental or Christmas theme, as chosen by the lovely Liz on the CC DT. It also meant that I got my Crimbo card making underway! 

This is the fab picture chosen by Liz - what a great bedroom eh - and here's my card.

When we were away, I got Nick to make a small detour on the way home (for small, read massive!) to Sir Stampalot which is where I bought this Christmas Usher image by Penny Black - I so love these stamps but only bought one as I don't need any more Christmas stuff! Nick nearly had a fit as it was as I spent just over £40 - he got an instant headache!!  I thought I was very restrained!  The papers are from the My Mind's Eye Glittered Christmas pad which I bought last year.  I coloured the image with my PMs and then added lots of stickles to the image edge and flowers.  I followed the current Friday Sketcher's sketch, no 118 for my card which had lots of lovely layering and embellies.

Now I have well over a 100 Christmas cards to make, and there's no way I can make that many with so much matting and layering.  So I also used the stamp to make some Clean and Simple versions, stamping directly onto the card blank, with a quick bit of colouring and a sentiment stamp!
I'm sure we'll see some amazing cards with this colour combo - the DT at Colour Create have excelled themselves this week - do go and have a nosy and grab some inspiration!.  Our sponsor this week is Michelle's Scrapbooking so you could win something  lovely from there!!

Challenges I'm entering:

Stamp Something - Something Cute - I think she's rather cute!
Stampin for the Weekend - Shabby or Vintage

Thanks for looking peeps!


Jules said...

Hi Julie

Two really different, but both stunning, creations.

I love how you have used your new stamp.

I hope the headache has now subsided LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Sharon said...

WOW Julie,

She looks fantastic both ways gorgeous layers and embellishments or simple and elegant!!
Love your papers and flowers and especially the DEC 25 stamp. Beautiful work :)

Sharon x

Janneke said...

Pretty cards ;o)
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketchers this week!

Janneke X

scrappyjan said...

Hello Julie, LOVE this card!!! I love that image and I tell ya that the design and all of the details are WONDERFUL!!! LOVE IT sweeite..
hugs, Janiel

Anonymous said...

Both cards are just beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Julie
Love the image, your designs and details just beautiful!!

Karen x

CraftyC said...

2 fantastic cards Julie. I've just done clean and simple to, think the crisp white really shows the images off better sometimes. Think my hubby has given up hope with my stash spending. He jut cant understand why I need more, buts he's a man and he's never gonna understand so I just get on with it LOL

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Julie, wow hun love how you've used the stamp for such different card styles, it looks fabulous on both,your right you can't do loads of layers for xmas cards, you'd have to make two every day lol,your detour sounds fun, wish I had detours like that he he, hugs Liz xx

StephC said...

These are both wonderful! Love the stamp. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Kathleen said...

both great cards julie. you think you were naughty - i went to the Range in Carlisle and spent £70 - mostly on xmas stash and i've got a ton already!!

now i know i'm in trouble if you've started your xmas cards. will be a while before i start mine. still got about 30+ bday/anniv card to make before i can even think of xmas!! (but at least i've got some new stash to look forward to opening!!)

kathleen xxx

Dena said...

Julie, your card is soooo pretty and chic! I really love the simple one a ton too!!!!! It looks very classy with just a few blings! Beautiful work on both.
Hugs, Dena

coops said...

wow stunning cards julie.the image is really sassy and i love the rich colours and papers.your cas card is fab too :)

xx coops xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

This image is soooooooo YOU! Love your oh-so-Julie bountiful red and gold layered beauty but I think your CAS card is really stylish and right on the money for multiple makes! Fab! Love, Lesley

Di said...

HIYA Julie this stamp i stunning its soo arty and cosmo!! hubbys just dont understand do they! i hide all my reciepts!!!LOL!
Fabulous card and i love your simplified versions they look stunning too!
Hugs di xxxx

Michele said...

Oh such a gorgeous cards Julie!!!. Love the colouring of the image and the details also. Hugs Michele x

jules said...

love them Julie!! gorgeous and love the image!!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, this is stunning. Love the layout. Great image.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.