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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Sweet Stamping Christmas #4 in March

and April and May and June and July...    I was so delighted to have been chosen to be on the design Team at Sweet Stampin' Christmas and now I get to make Christmas cards every month which should hopefully help to get me ready for the big day which, incidentally, is only 272 days away!  My very first DT was on the original Sweet Stampin' site and it's great to be back with some of my ol' teamies and to be able to play along with some equally talented new teamies too!  Thank you so much for having me, ladies!!!

Our challenge this month at 
is to make a card or project using non-traditional Christmas colours with 
No Red or Green
and we are lucky to be sponsored by 
I used this sweet Tilda - I have no recollection of ever having coloured her before but she called out to me today and I opted for pretty pink and aqua for my colour theme.  My papers are Dovecraft and Papermania (I think).  The sentiment is LOTV and there is a fair bit of Spellbinder action with dies used for these lovely Poinsettias and for framing Tilda and the sentiment.  There is a tiny bit of cheese cloth tucked behind my pink panel, just curled over here and there, and I cut a little matching candle and dish with my Cricut.  Tilda has been coloured with Copics and Promarkers.  I tried to sparkle the flowers after attaching them to the card by using a mask but my mask wasn't big enough and the spritzer spritzed way outside my intended area so I ended up spritzing the whole card!   I really like this colour combo and I'm going to use it again.  BTW, the dark stripe on my vertical panel is dark pink and not red as it might appear in my photo!!!

If you'd like to start early on your Christmas creations - we'd love to see what you come up with and there is lots of fabulous inspiration from my sweet stampin teamies.  Do go and visit them and share some love and then grab your stamps and join us.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
ABC Challenge Anything Goes
One Stop Craft One image, 2 'bellies, 3 DPs
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Girly

And before I go, I would just like to say a big hello to my new followers.  I've lost 5 followers since Christmas but I've gained some lovely new ones.    I've been trying to come by to visit you all so if you haven't seen me yet it is because I can't seem to find your blog.  Do please drop me a line and point me in the right direction as I would love to come for a visit!


Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Lovely Christmas Card. So sweet in these colors. You did a great job coloring.
Thank you so much for all your kind words on my blog Lesley. It's great to know that so much lovely people care about me.

Big Hug Marianne

Heather said...

You are making me feel guilty about ignoring Christmas - eeek!!!
Your card is gorgeous Lesley, I love your colour scheme, a fabulous design and such adorable the sweet Tilda, your details are fantastic especially the gorgeous candle!!

Heather xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lesley. I love that cute image and you have coloured her so beautifully. The poinsettias look so pretty in pink.
Sue xx

Tracy said...

Yay! Congrats on your new team sweetie. Your Tilda looks amazing and so do those gorgeous flowers. Beautiful card!

Jane said...

Oh my Leslie this is beautiful - and I love the colours, so pretty.

Unknown said...

Hello Lesley, this is gorgeous, I just love the colours you have used and the beautiful image of Tilda... the shimmer on the image is beautiful, love it xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lesley, I like the gorgeous Tilda image the papers and the embellishments.
Kevin xx

heidy said...

What a lovely christmas card Lesley,love the sparkle!!
XXX Heidy

Céline said...

fab card! love the combo and the gorgeous sparkle

Inger Harding said...

This is such a gorgeous christmas card Lesley!!
Beautiful color combo!

♥ Hugs, Inger

Natali said...

Gorgeous card Lesley! Beautiful and elegant colours. Love your candle embellishment with light. Sweet Tilda and wonderful shining around.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable Lesley, fab colouring.

coops said...

stunning card lesley.your colours are beautiful and really pretty tilda and details :D

xx coops xx

Faye said...

Hello. I do not need to know how many days until Christmas. It falls into the loads of time category until 20 December. Lovely to see you at CASS. And what a debut. Love the colours. Love the sparkle over the cute image. Very pretty. X

An Occasional Genius said...

Hmm, did we really need that countdown? I am going to pretend I didn't even see it. That aside we are delighted to have you on board.

Gorgeous card & a very lovely colour combo xx

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Lesley, such lovely colours and fab layout too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

lalkygirl said...

What a fabulous card
Lesley ,such pretty colours and I love those gorgeous flowers
The dies you asked about are the new radiant rectangles dies,they are lovely
Tracey x

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card Lesley.

Susan xx

Crafteezee said...

Congrats in your new DT position and doing a Christmas card a month was my goal this year too. I posted one at the beginning of the week so missed your challenge.
Love the colour combo and sweet image, I think I might have that stamp, lol.
Happy Easter
Tracy x

Dawn said...

Hi Lesley, Your card is gorgeous! Love the pink and turquoise and Tilda is coloured to perfection. The shimmer looks beautiful.

Hugs, Dawn

Gail said...

Absolutely sweet. Beautiful image, colored wonderfully, and the colors of the card are beautiful. GREAT card! --Gail

June Nelson said...

Hiya hunnie, how pretty is this, your colouring is just gorgeous and so are those hanmade flowers, have a happy easter shug big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

GORGEOUS card Lesley.
oh my... every year i think i will make at least 1 Christmas card per month.. and it never happens.

you are SO good!

Mrs A. said...

Tilda is always such a sweet image to use on cards. The colour combo you have chosen is lovely.Everything goes really well together. Anothr fab card under your belt. Hugs Mrs A.

Julie said...

Absolutely love this, Lesley! The glow around the candles is fabby! Super colour combo for Christmas too! Congrats on your new DT post!! Hugs, Juliexx

Andie's Space said...

Hi Lesley,
Hey there, how are you? This is gorgeous. I love your colour scheme & Tilda looks beautiful. I think the shimmer was a happy accident, it looks fab. Hope you're keeping well. I'm off to have a good mooch around your blog as I haven't been by in a while. Happy Easter!
Big Hugs,
Andie xx
BTW Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge.

Franz♥ said...

Too lovely Lesley! Love the colour combo and your delicate colouring very much!

Thanks for playing along with us at Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge this month :)

Hugs, Franz (GDT)

Doreen said...

stunning card - so beautiful
Big hugs
Doreen xx