Sunday, 30 September 2012

Irma and Vieno

Good morning everybody

After my marathon Christmas card session the other week I have finally decided it was time to make another one. I love Mo Manning's stamps and this one is great. I bought some toppers last year and there was one of this image which I loved so I got the stamp. On the topper the hats were red so I did the same on my stamped image but I'm not really sure about it now. Maybe a different shade might be better.

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The size is 6 x 6 and the background paper is a freebie from Jak Heath. The doily is French Pastry by Cheery Lynn - thank you Patricia for reminding me to use this die again! The snowflakes are Marianne dies - Swedish Snowflakes - and the pearls and ribbon to make the double bow are from my stash.

Anyway, a nice easy peasy card today.

The sun looks to be shining again (even though it is flipping cold!!) so enjoy your Sunday!

Love from Christine xx

I am entering this in http://heckofachallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/first-challenge.html  Anything Goes
http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/christmas-is-just-around-corner.html
http://stampingforpleasure.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/rudolph-day-september-sticky-post.html

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16 comments:

  1. Good Morning Christine,
    This is a beautiful card I love the gentle colours.
    The hats are good I like them red that makes Christmas.....!!!!
    Mo Manning does same fantastic Digital images I have loads. I love to colour them but very seldom use them on cards. Really must use them in future.

    Patricia x

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  2. Fabulous card. Your colouring is marvellous and so are your colours. I like the red hats - after all they are always red.

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  3. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the sweet image and I think the red hats look great.
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    Hugs Sue

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  4. Hi Christine,
    Patricia was right the hats look great in red. If you think of children at Christmas time they wear these colour hats with other colour clothing. Wonderful colouring in too. The whole card is just fantastic. I've not heard of Mo Manning. Where have I been. lol.
    Have a wonderful crafty Sunday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  5. Morning Christine,
    I totally agree with Patricia that the red hats make Christmas. I just adore your gentle colours and your cards always look very professional and beautiful. Not heard of Mo Manning either how sad am I.
    Hope you and John have an enjoyable Sunday, love Christine H xx

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  6. Happy Sunday, enjoy the weather, we have rain but down to some crafting today then.

    Love the topper and doily and colours, oh just love it all so cute. I really must have a look at Mo Manning soon but have not tried colouring in yet.

    Wilma x

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  7. This is a wonderful festive card. Your colouring is amazing, and I love the embellishments you've used.

    Thank you for entering my Rudolph Day challenge.

    Good luck in the draw.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  8. This is cute Christine - I also love yesterday's but didn't comment until now. I also think the red is nice - I lurve red - and I mean proper red just like this. Very Christmassy. I also love the dies - although I think I may neeeeeed the doily one!!! Your colouring is brilliant.

    Hugs to you - hope you have had a good day.

    Sue Pxxx - thanks for my giggle the other day, I'm smiling again as I think of it.

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  9. Hi Christine, beautiful card and I love the image and colours...beautiful! Carole Z X

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  10. What a fab little card, your snowflakes are STUNNING!
    thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge for our very first challenge I hope you will join us again soon and good luck
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  11. My Goodness Christine you live in the same kind of village as we do. A pub and that`s your lot, no buses either. Unfortunately we have a very sparse playpark. When the boys were small John went to council to get a baby swing installed, that gave them a swing each. Now the boys are older they have to wait their turn to use the one and only "Big Boy" swing.

    Patricia xx

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    1. We are obviously better off than you!! We have a bus once a week - takes nearly 30 minutes to get to town and gives you less than 2 hours before the return trip. And since we live more than a mile out of the village ....... But I still wouldn't live anywhere else! Christine x

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  12. Lovely card Christine and those snowflakes are beautiful!x

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  13. What a beautiful card!! I love the mo manning stamps too and I adore that doily you've used. The colours and style are just fab. Thank you for your comments on my blog. Very much appreciated xxxx

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  14. Christine this is lovely. Beautifully coloured and well laid out. I too love the red hats but I know what you mean when you wuedtioned it, I do that so often. One tip I can give you is if it feels off balanced by the different colour just add a little bit of that colour somewhere else to balance it out. Eg on here you could perhaps just add three little red gems around the edge of the doily. Use the same colour marker as you used for the hats to colour your gems. But it doesn't need it if you can get used to it, its so sweet.
    Hugs Linda

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  15. Quick thinking Batman! Now why didn't I think of that? I'll swap the lavender pearls for red ones and balance it out. Thanks Linda.

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