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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Wishing on a Star

When I first saw Mo Manning's wonderful image of "Tom and Tilly" (which you can find here), I thought the couple looked exactly like our son-in-law's grandparents in Crete.  So I had to buy it to make a Christmas card for them and I've used lots of "lovely layers" in order to participate in Mo's DP2 challenge this week. Sweet Stampin want us to be inspired by a film or a song and I thought "Wishing on a Star" would fit the bill if I added a Christmas star to my background and it would enable me to enter the ABC Challenge for "wishes". Creative Inspirations 178 have a "bingo" challenge and I used pearls, flowers and blue from the centre column to make my "Christmas" card.

My image is coloured in Copics.  I used K&Co papers from various stacks for my papers and DCWV mounts.   A forgotten Martha Stewart punch made the pretty edges along the central horizontal strip and my favourite Marianne Die skeleton leaves with a selection of Recollections flowers.  The Ribbon Girl wants us to "add pearls" and  Stampin for the Weekend wanted "swirls and pearls" so I cut a swirl with my Cricut and popped on a few midnight blue pearls to tie in with the night sky.   My sentiment is by Stamps Away.   Simon Says always has such great prizes and I thought I'd pop my card in there for their "Anything Goes" challenge too!

27 comments:

heidy said...

What a beautiful card Lesley!!
XXX Heidy

Marianne said...

Well done, it's beautiful.
Hugs, Marianne

Sandra said...

Lovely card.... I love this couple.
Hugs
Sandra x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Heidi, love the adorable image and the scrummy details.

Donna x

coops said...

so gorgeous lesley.you bold colours are fantastic and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

Time-To-Share said...

What a fabulous card Lesley. Love it. Trish x

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Lesley!! What a precious image and your coloring details are just amazing!! WOW!! TFS HUGS :)

Elaine said...

WOW this is so beautiful Lesley well done Great work Hugs Elaine

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

This is a gorgeous colourful Christmas card Lesley. I love your colouring of this fab image! Sarah x

Shelby said...

Love how you've done a night sky with them! Beautiful coloring as well and the papers are a perfect choice.

Shelby

Karen Nutkins said...

Gorgeous card, Lesley. Love the way you have coloured the image, and the night sky is amazing.
You asked about my printer. It is a Canon PIXMA MG5250. Here is a link to the Canon UK website; we bought ours from Currys. As well as a cartridge tray, it has a fold away rear paper tray, which allows card to just drop in and be printed on. I am printing onto card up to 300 gsm with no problems. http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Multifunctionals/Inkjet/PIXMA_MG5250/index.aspx


Crafteezee said...

Hi Lesley, this is so beautiful and I can see many uses for that image. How did you do the twinkling star, it looks fabulous.
Hugs Tracy x

Vicky said...

Beautiful creation sweetie love the papers & image.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Tracy said...

I love how you've transformed the image into a Christmas card Lesley. very clever and a beautiful sight for these two to be looking at. :-) Hugs!

Iulia said...

What a lovely Christmas card, Lesley! First I thought there should have snow on but rememebered not everybody has snow for Christmas. Not that much snow in Crete I think...lol.
Love this image, always did- you colored it brilliantly, the papers look fantastic and I just love the way you added the night sky and that gorgeous star. Really wonderful!
Glad you played along at Mo's this week too!
Hugs, Iulia

Rica said...

What stunning colour scheme - it is glorious!!! Your image is delightful and such pretty details.
hugs
Heather xx

Wedgie said...

Love all the gorgeous colours and what a cute image!

Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Mrs A. said...

Wow. You have squeezed such a lot onto this gorgeous card. Bet they will just love receiving it for christmas. Hugs Mrs A.

Elaine L. said...

So very pretty! I love the starry sky you've created for this sweet image! glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Linda said...

This is one layered up beauty. I love this image. It has so much, simple, beautiful love in it.

Faye said...

Yep, I'll be singing that all day now! This is a brilliant Christmas card. I love that it's not too Christmassy! Brilliant colouring too. X

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful!

Susan x

mixamatoasties said...

Me again...

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

Julie said...

Fab card Lesley, love the mix of colours but just especially love how you've made this a night sky with that gorgeous star!! Fab grass too!! Hugs, Juliexx

Suzi said...

Hi Lesley, this is adorable, love this sweet image and your design. Thank you for joining us at Abc. Good luck in the draw.
Hugs
Suzi x

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful scene, Thanks so much for joining us at ABC
Hugs Julie P

Ribbon Girl said...

Gorgeous card Lesley - what a great image - thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl monthly card challenge to add pearls, Mary G x