Tuesday, 31 July 2012

All Wrapped Up


Have you all been watching the Olympics ?, i didn't think i would get into it, but i have - saying that though i do like the swimming and sailing and i have got into bits of the gymnastics and 3 day eventing.  Well the school hols are ticking by and i don't know how many more cards i will get made in the next week, as i'm running around trying to sort out lots of things including paint and wallpaper in readiness for our lounge to be decorated.

Today's card is using the only Xmas LOTV stamp i have and i wanted to do her in colours i don't normally touch for an Xmas card !!, but Echo Park 'Dots And Stripes Christmas Collection' made it really easy, i didn't want to do snowflakes in a tone of brown, so i opted instead for Poinsettias using the Marianne D Creatables that i bought last year and never got round to using them. The sentiment is from a PB transparent set. The other thing i never seem to do is decorate the inside, but i have for this one.

Today's Card And Challenges :

ABC Christmas  - where 'O is for Open Up'

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - where 'CHNC 83 is Tie A Ribbon'

Allsorts - where Challenge No: 165 is 'CASE - IT using one of Emma's cards'

A Gem Of A Challenge  - where Challenge No: 51 is 'Kraft At Christmas'

Sweet Stampin' - where the Challenge is 'Christmas In July'

Ribbon Carousel - where RCC63 is 'Christmas In July'

and the inside :

Image - LOTV - 'All Wrapped Up'
Papers - Echo Park - Dots And Stripes Christmas Collection'
Sentiment - Penny Black - 'The Wonder Transparent Collection'
Poinsettias - Marianne D Creatables
Ribbon and Pearls from stash

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sam - adorable imahge and I love the non-traditional colours.
I too am watching and enjoying more of the Olympics than I thought I would :o)
Have a fab evening.
Take care
Debs xx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Sam, adorable image and love those poinsettias.
Wendy xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - I love the colours and all the special touches - thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 83 - hope to see you again soon. x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Sam! Love the papers and sweet image. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' and A Gem of a Challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

kay said...

This is gorgeous, fab colour choice, good luck with the redecoration, x

Catie Cuddles said...

What an unusual colour scheme but it works really well.
Thanks for sharing at CHNC and hope to see you again soon
Catherine xxx

Pia S said...

Such a sweet card! Lovely non-traditional Xmas colors. The design is great, love how you've made a circle frame around this lovely image. The insdide is nicely decoratd too.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, sweet card.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this stamp and how pretty in this colour.

tilly said...

OH Sam....... love this in the cream and brown, I have this stamp and it is one of my faves! the inside is beautiful as well, good luck with the decorating

coops said...

so gorgeous sam.i love your natural colours and fab sweet image :D

xx coops xx

downrightcrafty said...

Just beautiful
hugs Kate
ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already celebrated with me :)

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Sam.
Sue x

Elizabeth said...

A very pretty card - love the colours and it is beautifully finished off inside too. Love the shade of the ribbon. Elizabeth x

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. Good Luck Tracy x

Janice said...

Great card Sam & I love the colour choices. You are right about it being expensive about under 21's driving - start saving now for H! Jx

brenda said...

Hello Sam,

I just love this, the images so sweet but the colour palette really works beautifully with it.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sam, I adore this LOTV image and lovin the colours too :)

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card love the colour scheme so pretty the flowers look fab too!

Thanks for casing my card this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! this is so gorgeous Sam, love the beautiful image and design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC.

Donna x

HelenR said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :) Helen x

Annette said...

Beautiful card, and lovely to see the use of a different colour scheme for a Christmas card. It is really effective.

Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.

Natali said...

Gorgeous monochrome Christmas card. Lovely image and flowers. Beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Christmas in July” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

An Occasional Genius said...

Ooh, this is beautiful & good choice with the pointsettias! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Mandy said...

Beautiful,love the sweet image and the poinsettias are lovely.....
Mandy x

Dorte said...

Beautiful Christmas card, I love the brown look...
Thanks so much for playing in the ABC Christmas Challenge and I hope you'll join us next time! hugs,Dorte,x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous C&S design! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)