Thursday, 5 May 2016

Christmas in May?!

Hello lovely people,

It's time for a new challenge at As You Like It and our theme this time is...

YOUR FAVOURITE...PATTERNED OR EMBOSSED PAPER
...and don't forget to tell us why it's your favourite!

Our sponsor this time is All Dressed Up with 2 digi images of the winner's choice


Well this has to be the earliest I have ever made a Christmas card!

I was aiming for a shabby chic / Nordic style for this design so these yummy Maja papers were just the thing and I love how they even include little sentiment strips.

Shabby chic / Nordic style Christmas card with Paper Nest Dolls image

This image is so sweet and I've added a touch of sparkle to the furry details.

Shabby chic / Nordic style Christmas card with Paper Nest Dolls image

I love arranging flowers round a circular image as it's so easy to do and looks so pretty especially with a charm dangling at one end, and this teeny pine cone is pretty darn cute!

Shabby chic / Nordic style Christmas card with Paper Nest Dolls image

Card recipe;
DP: Home for the holidays and A gift for you - Maja Design (available from Live and Love Crafts)
Dies: Circle stax - MFT Die-namics, Big circle dies scalloped edge - Presscut

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E41/43/47
Hat / cape / mittens / bow: R27/46/39/59
Dress: W2/3/4
Boots: W5/6/7/8
Furry bits: W00/1 (& Glamour Dust)
Reindeer body / collar: E41/42/43/44
Reindeer light patch on back: E40/41/42
Reindeer hooves / antlers / nose: E43/44
Reindeer ears: R000/00/01
Bells: YR30/31
Ground: W00/0/1/2/3/4

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


12 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Good to see a Christmas card, I have made several already. Beautiful image and layout x

Sammy said...

Oh that is gorgeous! Loving these colours.

I keep telling myself I'll do a Christmas card or two as soon as all the urgent stuff is out of the way. Unfortunately as soon as it is, it seems there's more urgent stuff to be done, lol. x

Carole said...

Lovely card, cute image and fabulous colouring (as usual).

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Kat, firstly may I say I just love the card background design, fabulous papers and just love the stitching. Secondly the image, well what can I say other that absolutely stunning and the added flowers enhance the image beautifully. Can you tell I really really like this card LOL. Hugs Jennifer xx

Christine L said...

Hi Kat.... don't tell me Christmas is near??? LOL! Of course, I'm loving your card... it's so perfectly Kat style - beautiful stitching, fabulous floral touch... and yes, I love that little pine cone charm too! And did I mention your stunning colouring????? Also, I love how you used the sentiment strip - clever girl!

Big hugs
Christine x

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful image and a lovely combination of papers. Elaine

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Kat, love the image and pretty design
Lorraine x

Squirrel x said...

LOL, hottest day of the year and here I am drooling over your Christmas card! Being the party pooper that I am, I would quite like Christmas temps right now, lol. Beautiful make hun, you always create such perfect details. Awesome. Hugs xx

Annette said...

I'm sat in the sunshine, in a strappy top looking at Xmas cards!!! LOL It's gorgeous Kat, and perfect colouring as always. xx

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card and YES Christmas all year round YAY!! love the colours and layout too! hugs me xx

Brenda said...

These paper are yummy! You have such wonderful taste in papers and such wonderful design sense in combining the patterns. Darling card with beautiful coloring.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Aww Kat, this wee reindeer is the cutest! I love the colour palette on this one and that fab image is just dreamy. Beautiful papers and stunning design hun. Hugs, Wends x