Saturday, 13 October 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 153 - Traditional Christmas Colours & Bildmalarna "Christmas Letters"

Hello Everyone

I hope you are getting to see this post as I am away working (YUK!) at the moment at the NEC in Birmingham so hopefully Mr Blogger is behaving himself!


So it's Saturday again and that can only mean one thing - it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week's challenge is "Traditional Christmas Colours" which is sponsored by Crafter's Companion - easy huh?  As always, make sure you pop on over to the Totally Gorjuss site to see what the creative DT ladies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


Aren't these Bildmalarna stamps just gorgeous - the Little Winged Friends Christmas stamps are just so beautiful and I love them all.  If you get chance pop on over to the Bildmalarna Blog as there are some absolutely stunning creations for you to feast your eyes on and if you like it don't forget to become a Follower!

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmalarna - Little Winged Friends - Christmas Letters
Papers:  Bildmalarna - Frosty Christmas
Poinsettias:  Magnolia - Doohickey - Poinsettia
Holly:  Cheery Lynn - Holly Flourish
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Handwritten Phrases
Tag:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Mini Icon Tags
Brads, Ribbon, Button and Rhinestones:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers with a touch of French Grey 50% and Warm Grey 50% Prismacolour pencils for shading as follows:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E37 E35 E34 E13
Dress, Scarf and Socks:  E39 E29 E27 E24 / Satin (Promarker), Antique White (Flexmarker), E000
Postal Sack and Letters:  E44 E43 E42 E41 E40
Birdies:  E37 E35 E34 E31 / E41 E40

I have outlined the image with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
All the papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I hope you will be able to come and join in with the challenge.

Thank you for your lovely comments and have a great weekend.

Ta ta for now.

44 comments :

Robin said...

This is so beautiful! I love all of it! Hugs, Robin

Loopylou. said...

morning hazel
oh this is just stunning hun, I love that little stamp you used and the little lotv icon stamps are so on my santa list now!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Caroline said...

Morning Hazel this is stunning love the image she is coloured so beautifully and the layout is gorgeous. Caroline xxx

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card as always! You never disappoint!

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Hazel, this is a stunner! Love the traditional colours and love love love Bildmalarna stamps - one of my favourites! xx

Lisa Jane said...

Traditional colours at Christmas are always my favourite .. no matter what the fashion.
Gorgeous card ... such sweet image
Lisa x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Hazel. Absolutely stunning card as always. Gorgeous design, fabulous image, and so much attention to detail.
Have a great weekend.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Pia S said...

This is gorgeous, Hazel! Love the papers and ribbon you've used, they're such a great match! The stitching is a nice detail, so is the tiny tag with envelope - a really sweet decorative element! It's a lovely image and you've colored it so beautifully and you've made the snow look so real...

Samantha said...

Glorious card Hazel LOVE the rich colours too! hugs me x

rachel said...

beautiful card Hazel - stunning image and all of the elements work so well together - love it! Hope work wasn't too bad! Hugs Rachel xx

Lisa said...

Wow this is stunning! Love this adorable image and beautiful details. Great work!

Lisa x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Hazel. I love the image, your colouring is so beautiful and the papers and layout are fabulous

Hugs Sue

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Hazel! I love the colours and design and you know I love Bildmalarna stamps as well!
have a lovely weekend, hugs, Marlies

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Hazel,love the image and fab design.xxx

Fabiola said...

elle est magnifique! biz

kanda said...

Hi Hazel. Another stunning card. I do love the sweet stamp and as usual you've coloured her perfectly. Have a good weekend xx

Tracey T said...

This is beautiful, Hazel. Lovely Christmassy colours and the image is so cute - I love these stamps. Hugs, Tracey x

Eileen said...

Hazel this is fabulous. Must check out those images as this one is gorgeous. Love what you have done with her. Papers, design and layout are just perfect. LOVE IT !!!!!
Eileen x

Liselot said...

Love all of it!
Liselot

A Casa di Ale said...

MOLTO BELLA... BELLE LE CARTE CHE HAI SCELTO...MOLTO DOLCE IL TIMBRO

CIAO DA ALE

Pat said...

Definitely Totally Gorjuss Hazel, the image is so cute and your papers and embellies are just gorgeous. Hope you are not working too hard!!! and can enjoy some of the weekend.

Pat xx

Faye said...

Ahhhhhhhh! Hazel, this is simply gorgeous. X

marion said...

This is totally cute, hugs, marion

marion said...

This is totally cute, hugs, marion

coops said...

so gorgeous hazel.stunning sweet image and i love your rich colours and details ;D

xx coops xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image and such gorgoeus papers. Fab layout and love the embellies xx

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous card and to think I nearly missed it, love the super cute image and the fabulous papers, great layout too.
Enjoy what's left of your weekend.

Kath x

Christine L said...

Gorgeous traditional Christmas card Hazel.... love it!

Hugs
Christine x

Anne-Marie said...

Another stunning card, Hazel.....those colours look so rich, and I really love the flower and that sweet image....beautiful work!

Bettina L. said...

Another stunning christmas card Hazel. Love the design with the gorgeous flowers, layers, sewing and superb colouring. Have a lovely evening. Hugs Bettina xx

May said...

Adorable card Hazel, Such a cute image fabulous papers & design.. love the colours Hugs May x x x

Анюта-та said...

Очень красивая картинка!Открытка получилась классная!

Planetsusie said...

Well Hazel - despite the fact that I love all three of the latest cards, this is my absolute favourite. I just love these two colours together soooooo much. She is also really sweet and the birdies are amazing.

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

she is so gorgeous and your card design and pretty details are wonderful. janex

Patricia said...

WOW! Hazel this is so stunningly beautiful.

Patricia

Joann Burton said...

Beautiful. I love all the embellies...joann sassy raggedy

June Nelson said...

Hiya Hazel sweetie, ooh love it love it, love what you have done with her too, loving it shug, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous, cute card Hazel! :) Love the sweet image and your papers and colours are wonderful! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

sue w. said...

Hi Hazel, this is fabulous. I love these stamps too they are sooo cute and the layout and detail is wonderful.
I've received my poinsettias. Thank you so much they are fab.
Hugs Sue W.

Nenny said...

Hazel, this card is gorgeous! I love the colours, I'm a real fan of the traditional Xmas colours. The flowers and holly look fabulous and I really love this particular Bildmalarna stamp. Gorgeous!! Mwah, Wends x

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Hazel!

Teresa said...

What a stunning card hazel, gorgeous papers and beautiful colouring, you just reminded me I have that holly die I must use it. Sorry it's been a while since I paid a visit, time keeps running away to fast ahead of me :o)
Take care, Teresa x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the sweet image and the die cuts and flowers look beautiful
Lindsay xx

Elaine said...

Oh My, Hazel I could comment on all of your cards but I don't have the time , Hazel your work is amazing well done Hugs Elaine