Saturday, 30 August 2014

Another Christmas card.

Hi all,

I know it seems too early to be saying this, but I'm woefully behind on my Christmas cards! Last year I had them all done by the end of September, but I've barely started!
Those of you that are/have been on DTs with me probably know that I hate being late with a passion, and normally try to work ahead whenever possible (hence finishing nice and early last year, lol).

So, last week, before I injured my wrist, I took advantage of being well ahead with DT work to have a play with an as yet un-inked LOTV stamp.
I'd also just grabbed a couple of Dovecraft 8x8 paper pads from The Works, which allowed me to play with a lovely traditional colour scheme. I really need to get to the LOTV shop to stock up on Christmas paper pads soon!

Anyways, I used the "Bringing Gifts" stamp, and had sooooo much fun colouring it!

I've always been a bit nervous about colouring with reds for some reason, but I'm really pleased with how this has come out!
A closer look:

You can't really tell, but the snow is glittered (thanks to my Sakura pen).
The sentiment is also LOTV, and oh look... Fishtails! lol. Told you they'd make numerous appearances...

So there it is. And I'm  just in time to enter it into the LOTV Christmas in August challenge too.

Hope you're all having a fabulous weekend!



Desire Fourie said...

A beautiful Christmas card. Loving the traditional colours and cute image. Sorry about the injury. Hope it heals soon.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Pia Larsen said...

Sammy, I do hope your wrist injury isn't giving you too much grief. I know what it is like note to be able to craft for some weeks - and it is AWEFUL!
And thank you so much for your sweet birthday card. It warms my heart to get lovely card IRL :o)

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card Sammy, I love the traditional colour combination.
I hope your wrist is on the mend.

Sarah said...

Very sweet Sammy, can't beat red and green xx

Jacee said...

Fabulous xmas card Sammy, love the papers.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Irish Cherokee said...

You should be pleased. Excellent. Great color balance and coloring. Precious image. Very nicely done. Prayers and Hugs your way. - Jim

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sammy. I love the sweet image, fabulous colouring and and beautiful papers too.
Sue xx

Di said...

Hi Sammy - thank goodness someone else understands this with blogger! My background was IT for so many years- over 40, help!! (started in Machine Code!!)and it just makes me so mad! Why do they NOT roll out a new upgrade and be ready to roll back if needed ? Help :(

Hope all is well with you - come and play sometime :)

Hugs Di xx

Cass said...

Fab card.Love the sweet LOTV image.Thanks again for my beautiful birthday card xx

mixamatoasties said...

Christmas cards.....maybe you could start nagging me. I start thinking about making them on 17th December and then decide it's too late!

This is gorgeous though. Love the traditional colours.
Susan xx

Wishcraft said...

I wish I was that organised... I'm very last minute with just about everything!

Gorgeous card, love that sweet image and fab papers too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Adorable card.

Tracey T said...

Love red and green on Christmas cards. You've coloured this one beautifully. xx

Erica said...

Such a gorgeous card, Sammy! I love the brown with the green and red.

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Christmas in August' challenge!

Good Luck!


Erica x