Saturday, 13 October 2012

Christmas Shopping

Today is the start of a new challenge over at J & C Creations & the theme this month is 'Contemporary Christmas'. The prize is a very generous £20 voucher to spend in their on-line shop & you have a whole month to come up with an entry, so what are you waiting for?!

'Contemporary' is a theme  I struggle with as I do like my traditional greens & reds & this card is one that I'm not sure I like! Firstly there is too much white, I didn't realise how big the image was & with the white on the paper, well I think it's a bit much. Hopefully you can't see in the picture, but I've stuck the paper upside down on the card base & sideways on the front flap, what was I doing!?! Lastly I stuck on 2 lovely big pale blue gems, decided I needed another snowflake & could only find a square gem to match! Oh, & I think the ribbon & pearls are too bright for the rest of the card & the picture is out of focus, apart from all that I was happy, lol! 





Products from J & C Creations
Image - 'Dashing Through Snow' - Penny Black coloured with alcohol markers
Snowflakes cut with Marianne Designs 'Swedish Ice Star' die
'Fosted Lace' Stickles used to highlight the snow
Blue card
Tim Holtz 'Stormy Skies' distress ink pad used on punched border edge

Other products
Paper - Crafty Ferret
Ribbon, pearls, gems from stash
Border cut using Fiskars daisy punch

Thanks for looking
Natx

3 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

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  2. great card Nat, love the image. I know what you mean, I have to really force myself to make Christmas cards with different colours as I always seem to go for reds & greens!
    Kim x

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  3. so stunning nat.love the image and fab papers and design :D

    xx coops xx

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