Sunday, 27 May 2012

It's not snowing, but it IS raining......

Anyone want me to send the rainclouds your way to water your gardens ?  No?  Thought not !

Today I certainly don't need to make Christmas cards to cool me down here in Cornwall.  We have dark skies and intermittent heavy showers - so unfair as I understand that the rest of the UK is still enjoying warm sunshine !   Still, wet weather means not being able to get anything done in the garden, so more time to craft ! 

The card I'm sharing today is another Christmas card to add to my stock.  I just found the Lili's Little Fairies challenge blog and as the prize is two Lili of  the Valley stamps, I just HAD to create an entry for this week.  The challenge this week is anything but a square card and here is my version.

I love this cute couple carrying their Christmas gifts - do you think they are on the way to deliver them or on the way home to put them under the tree?  I coloured the image with my Copics before cutting it out. 

I used Marianne's dies to cut the lantern shape and the tree, nesties to shape the card and cut out the sentiment layers.  The sentiment is LOTV and I smudged some Bundled Sage DI around the edges as the white card that I stamped on looked too stark against the darker muted colours of the bp.  The bp was a magazine freebie and I used a scrap of SU! cardstock for the scalloped oval layer behind the lantern.  A few touches of Stickles and Glossy Accents, some tiny red gems from my stash and Pinflair glue to pop up the elements from the background and that's about it folks. 

Thanks for dropping by and hope you've enjoyed today's creation.


Kathyk said...

Fab card, love the shape. Your colouring is simply fab - very professional

Happy Sunday - try not to get too wet.


Linda said...

An amazing card Wynneth, love the die and the image coloured beautiully as alway.

Thankfully the rain didn't stay all day.

Lorraine said...

Brilliant shaped card Wynneth. Love the LOTV image and your colours look fantastic.
Lorraine x

Linda Claxson said...

Lovely card.
Shame about the weather. We have it red hot even way up in the far north of scotland - sorry ;)


Craftyrose said...

Gorgeous card Wynneth. xx

thecraftycavalier said...

Stunning card Wynneth! Love the shape. Beautiful colours and I love the colours. Thank you for joining us over at Lili's Little Fairies, Jayne x

Debs M said...

beautifully coloured and gorgeous shaped card! great die cuts x

Annie said...

a fabulous crimbo creation Wynneth! and great that you entered the LLF challenge too - hope you will again. hugs, annie x