Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Christmas Postcard

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

I have a card to show today featuring a beautiful stamp by Crafty Individuals that I've had for a while, the lady is so pretty.

I'll join into the Allsorts Challenge Blog with this one as the current theme is "No Designer Papers" which is right up my alley as 99% of the time I create my own backgrounds.   However I still have some beautiful papers hanging about in my stash :)


I stamped the main image, Christmas Postcard Collage, on glossy paper and coloured with TomBow markers (with a craft mat, water & brush).

The background is Dylusions inks and stamped with the beautiful snowflakes from Chocolate Baroque's A Child is Born set. I also added little circles from a stencil using white pigment ink and then embossing with glitter powder. 

The flower die cuts are by Crealie- CL CF 18 (coloured with Distress Inks and a top coat of clear Glimmer Glaze)

The branches are by Sizzix- Tim Holtz Alterations - Holiday Greens (coloured with Distress Ink and cut into smaller pieces).

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Shirleyx

32 comments:

Sue said...

Such stunning colours Shirley your cards are always so vibrant! huggles Sue xx

brenda said...

What a stunner Shirley, the colours are so warm and vibrant - I know you and I both appreciate a bit of colour.

It lovely to see you are Allsorts this week and so pleased my theme persuaded you to join in.

B x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW I love the brilliant colors of that amazing christmascards.The flowers are a hightlight too.
Have a nice weekend,
Warm embrace Anja

Valerie-Jael said...

This is wonderful, Shirley, love the colours, too! Hugs, Valerie

chrissies said...

Fabulous post card Shirley and I do love the stamp. Your backgrounds are always amazing and all so different.

Love Chrissie x

Margik said...

Wonderful card, Shirley! Love the beautiful lady stamp and the fantastic background colours. The flowers are fabulous too. Great technique as usual.
Mar x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

special beautiful Shirley! Happy Sunday!

Gery said...

Saw your card on Facebook and than I'm allways curious what you did to come to this result.
Beautiful background you made, Shirley.
Love the complete card.
Have a nice weekend (no snow for you yet, I hope?).
Groetjes Gery

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Shirley, wonderful colours and I adore those snowflakes. A gorgeous background too

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning colours, love your background. Hope you and Archie are keeping nice and warm. Tell Archie, Skipper is huting a mice indoors!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wow...great how you've used the dies, a pleasant card to look at Shirley!
Enjoy your Sunday, Alie :-)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great , beautiful card dear Shirley , love your background and the image is very nice too!!

Greetings
Maria

Sophie said...

Und wieder eine fantastische Karte von dir.
Herrliche Farben und super schön gestaltet.
Der Hintergrund ist so effektvoll.
Und wie schön, mal wieder ein Stempel von Crafty I. habe ich schon lange nirgends mehr gesehen...

Umarmung und Grüße
Sophie xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love that beautiful blue colour! The snowflakes make a fab background. A very pretty card! Xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Shirley, the background is amazing - love the colours. Even the flowers seem resemble snowflakes. Talking of which - I hope the snow you had earlier this week was not as bad as they had down the east coast of the US, it look very bad. Hope your weekend is a good one.

Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

How perfect for you to enter that challenge, Shirley, because your backgrounds are always beyond what any mere "printed" papers can achieve! Gorgeous postcard and pretty winter snowflake-like flowers! hugs, de

sheila 77 said...

Shirley, this is absolutely fabulous, maybe one of your best. I love how you have painted the Christmas card collage and your 3D flowers are stunning. Great background too.
I was here earlier on but went off on one of your links and forgot to come back! - it's happened before.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I've had a lovely catch-up, Shirley, and my color well is filled to overflowing up in my head! Everything you do is spectacularly designed and colored! You have provided this dreamy lady with a perfect backdrop for her far-away thoughts! Hugs, Darnell

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous creation.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge;-))m

AngelicaS said...

Absolutely amazing christmas colors!!
Love it!!

Annemie said...

What a beautiful card Shirley, with such a beautiful deep colours.

Greetings,
Annemie.

Willy said...

What a beautiful collage card!!

Pat said...

I love the colours Shirley and the CI postcard collage is a pretty centrepiece and framed prettily by those gorgeous flowers with their glimmery shine. Your background is to die for as per usual. Hope you have had a good weekend. x

Greta said...

Artistic & beautiful! This should be framed, Shirley!

LonettA said...

So beautiful christmas card! Wonderful the background and colours!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card and that sweet image is coloured perfectly. Love the card design. Not sure what snowflakes you were asking about. One large one I have is a Martha Stewart Punch and my small snowflakes I do with Dimentional Magic do the dots and add a bit of blue ink onto it.....xxx
aNNie The Journey is the Start

MaryH said...

Hi Shirley. Saw your comment link over at Pat's Gelli Elephant & was able to pop over quickly for a look round. Love the intense blues on this lovely background, and the jewel look of the earring dangling from the focal piece onto the background. This is a pretty stamp and those pinks go so well with the light & dark blues. Love the pink 'feathers' peeking out from behind these dramatic flowers. This one glimmers & glows. TFS & hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Hi Shirley, the dies in question are Cheery lynn built a flower found here....http://www.craftinspiration.co.uk/product/3114/cheery-lynn-designs-dies-build-a-flower-1.html

I purchased mine here in Australia with out the other two dies on the RHS you will see when you go to this link. Hope this helps.
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Janny said...

Love the background with the beautiful blue and other colors. Like the stamps. Janny

Gerrina said...

I had the same thought when I saw that challenge! It is a beautiful stamp and it looks beautifully strong on the blue. Hugs, Gerrina

Tracy said...

A fab creation.Thanks for joining Allsorts, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandy Dehon said...

I have this stamp - what a wonderful card you have made using this postcard! I am so far behind with my blog snooping, I don't think I will ever catch up!!
Sandy xx