Saturday, 14 July 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 140 - Christmas in July

Howdy Everyone

I hope you are all keeping well.

I'm sending a big "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you I am so very flattered.

This week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss this week is 'Christmas in July' and our lovely sponsor is Crafter's Companion.  So as usual, to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend at the Crafter's Companion store, we want to see all your lovely Christmas creations - easy huh!

Don't forget to pop on over and see what the lovely DT ladies have created to whet you appetite over at Totally Gorjuss.

So without further ado, here is the card I have made:

This is the first Christmas Card I have made this year - I so need to crack on and get some more made, I always leave it to the last minute and my close friends and family are so not impressed if I send then a shop bought card - ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Noel" by Krista Smith
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Lost & Found - Merry & Bright from Dies to Die For
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Corner Die:  Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco A from Dies to Die For
Holly Punch / Pearls:  The Hobby House
Sentiment Stamp:  Papertrey Ink
Ribbon:  From My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Jacket / Skirt / Scarf:  R89 R39 R37 R35 / E31 E30 E50
Leg Warmers / Hat / Gloves:  N7 N 6 N5 N4 N3 / R89 R39 R37 R35
Spats:  C0 C00
Songbook:  E41 E41 E40

The image has been outlined with Antique Linen Distress Ink using my favourite masking technique (is it getting boring for you yet ;o) )
The papers have been outline with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I have used 'Diamond' Stickles on the flowers

One final picture of the inside as always:

And there you have it.

Thank you for all your lovely comments - they are always treasured and very much appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodle pip


Sharon said...

Absolutely stunning Hazel. I love your SC creations and this one is so gorgeous. Hugs Sharon x

Caz said...

Fabulous Christmas card hazel. Love the image, papers and layout and the gorgeous burgundy ribbon.
Caz x

Caroline said...

Morning Hazel

Gorgeous card love the image which you have coloured beautifully and your layout is stunning.

Caroline xxx

flossbite said...

Gorgeous card Hazel. I love the colours! Not bragging but I've made 34 so far this year lol!
Fiona x

downrightcrafty said...

oh love the richness of this gorgeous card, and the image so perfect so special
hugs Kate x

Christine Harrop said...

This is a lovely card. I love the burgundy - so rich. I drop in yur blog quite often since I found you on Linda's Creative Harmony blog, and decided it was time to become one of your merry band of followers!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hazel this is gorgeous! I love these images and it is never too soon for Christmas! Judy x

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card ♥

Teresa said...

Stunning Christmas card Hazel. xxx

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Hazel, a gorgeous image and coloured so beautifully. I love the papers and rich colours too

Hope you have a fabulous weekend
Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ,love the image and your colour

Lisa Jane said...

she looks snug as a bug , love the music manuscript and the rich colours
Lisa x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Christmas Card Hazel wonderfully coloured, great design! Jo xxx

Star said...

Totally Gorgeous Hazel.
What a beautiful Christmas card. Love the colours you have used. Fabulous colouring and design. I don't like it I Adore it!!!!!!!
I bought this SC image last week and after seeing this I can't wait to try it.

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Faye said...

Even though I'm an absolute bah humbug unless it's 24 December, I have to love this card.Very stylish. xx

Planetsusie said...

These are soooo my colours Hazel. I just love everything about this card. The stamp is lovely and coloured beautifully. Haven't even thought about Christmas yet - maybe you have inspired me to get cracking. I think your layout is superb.

Hugs Sue P xx

Sonia said...

Sweet Christmas card Hazel:)Some inspiration for me:)
Lovely music paper and great image:)
Have a wonderful weekend!

marion said...

It's gorgeous ! Hugs, Marion

Tracy said...

Beautiful rich Christmas colors Hazel. You did a wonderful job with the image and card design. :-) Hugs!

Shelby said...

Love this design! Your coloring is superb and just love how you've used the music theme. Beautiful work


Elaine said...

Stunning card Hazel.
A very sweet image and perfectly coloured.
I LOVE your embellishments, they compliment the image perfectly.

Now..Christmas cards you say, very organised to be starting them now!

Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Pat said...

Oh my gosh Hazel this is absolutely stunning, love the colouring of your image and the great layout. Enjoy the weekend.

Pat xx

kanda said...

Hi Hazel, this is just a fantastic card - layout, papers, colours, image, flowers - just everything about it is stunning xx

Victoria said...

I love your new blog design!
This is one smashing Christmas card! I love that gorgeous red ribbon. She looks a bit embarrassed to be singing by her one some, doesn't she?!

Victoria said...

ownsome even!

Ali said...

Wow!! thats gorgeous xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous, I love her and such rich colours.

May said...

Simply Gorgeous... fabulous colours & design... Perfect!! Hugs May x x x x

Tabbatha Sandoval said...

I just found your site and I'm so glad I did. I love how you colored Noel! I've been contemplating purchasing her and now I'm even more afraid after seeing just how beautifully you colored her!

Your cards are fantastic, can't wait to take a further peruse of your blog - so much I've missed!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great layout and lovely image.
Think I commented on last weeks card again by mistake, soz.
Hope you had a good day at Doncaster did look out for you but didn't spot you.

Kath x

Karen said...

oh wow Hazel - that is stunning! you've inspired me to try harder with the inside of my cards! beautiful image, wonderfully coloured hugs Karen x

Sazz said...

Your card is another Gorgeous one. Love your colouring of the image as well as how you have decorated your card - all the colours shine together. Just lovely.

Nenny said...

GORGEOUS card Hazel! Lush colours and fabulous image. Love it!! Fabulous backing paper too, works so well with the image. Hugs, Wends x

Joann Burton said...

Hazel this is stunning. I love your colors and the papers. Everything is wonderful. joann sassy raggedy

Kizzy said...

Absolutly stunning card Hazel!! Love the papers and your coloring!
Hugs Kizzy

Susan Flynn said...

Beautiful Christmas card Hazel, love the vintage feel to it and the glow around the image xx

Becky said...

wow..This is just stunning! Gorgeous inside and out.

Christine L said...

Hi Hazel

Beautiful Christmas card.... I love that image which you've coloured perfectly - and those flowers also compliment the design so well.

I'm impressed at your organisation.... I'm a November rush queen!

Christine x

June Nelson said...

Hi Hazel I know what you mean about friends and family and eeh Ibuy cards, I know its shocking!!! yours is stunning darlin, whoever gets it will be over themoon huggies June xxx

Shirley said...

Beautiful card, lovely image and fab colouring.
Shirley xx

Elaine said...

Hazel what a beautiful Christmas card isn't she lovely and your music papers are fabulous well done Hugs Elaine

Samantha said...

Totally wonderful card Hazel your so clever she is coloured to perfection! hugs me x

Flowergirl said...

Brilliant Xmas card! Fab image and love those papers x
Wendy x

Fabiola said...

quel charme, elle est chou, biz

gail said...

stunning card

Bettina L. said...

This is such a great christmas card Hazel. Love the note papers and flowers and your darling colouring is perfect. Have a lovely evening. Hugs Bettina xx

Freetany said...

Music in the works always give special charm :)

~@ngie~ said...

absolutely gorgeous... I love the papers etc & the SC image is just so pretty... I really do need to get sorted with my Christmas cards... it'll be upon us b4 we realise LOL

love n hugz Angie xXx