Saturday, November 02, 2013

All Decorated for Christmas


Hi everyone.  Today I have a special Christmas card that I made to honor Susie from Splitcoaststampers.  Susie (Australia) was the Queen for the Day (QFTD186) a few weeks ago.  I've been so busy, that I am just now able to make a card in her honor.  Susie leaves the most wonderful comments and I appreciate her support.  I hadn't seen any of her cards until recently and was just blown away by she artistic talent.  Each of her cards tells a story ... they are truly amazing and here's a link to her gallery so you can take a look.

I didn't CASE a particular card from Susie's gallery, instead I was inspired by many of her cards.  Congrats Susie ... I hope you enjoyed your special week.  Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful and creative cards!

Here's a close-up of the window:



I used the colors from the SCS Color Challenge from last week (CC449 - cherry cobbler, old olive, sahara sand).  I thought they would work perfect for a Christmas card.  This was a challenging card for me as I tend to mostly make CAS cards, so it was a little difficult to keep adding details.  But in the end, I'm happy with how it turned out.

As luck would have it, today the November Christmas Challenge for the Fan Club was announced and this card works perfectly.

Very little stamping on this card (just the Christmas tree) ... the rest are die-cuts.



Stamps:  Pine Tree (Stampscapes)
Paper:  White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive (SU!); dark green
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Small Madison Window, shutters and flower box dies (Poppy Stamps); picket fence die (Poppy Stamps), Wreath strip die (Cherry Lynn), Holly Vine die (Memory Box), brick embossing folder (Tim Holtz), white gel pen, sponge, mini rhinestones in red, green and blue.



Edited to add:  I'm entering this into Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November - anything goes.




20 comments:

Susan said...

Love the way you did the window with the garland and the window box full of Christmas greenery! A beautiful tribute to Susie's gallery!

MaryH said...

This is fantastic. You are a wonder with the window, shutter & window box dies! That holly vine is so perfect with this card along with the window greenery. Sensational! TFS & Hugs

Barb Ghig said...

Wow! What a beautiful scene you created with your dies, Loll! I love all the texture and the color combo is so pretty!

Deepti said...

Love that window :)

Cathy said...

Love this outside looking in scene Loll, gorgeous details, Cathy x

Kylie said...

This is awesome, Loll! I love the Xmas tree in the window. I can appreciate the hard work put into this now I have some extra dies to play with, lol. Great colours too! xx

sandie said...

The XMas tree in the window is what I love about thus card Loll, with its little extra gems x

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Loll. Love all the details and that white picket fence looks so crisp. Can appreciate how hard this would be for you as Queen of CAS!

Karen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Loll...your window is stunning and just love all your attention to detail...

Anne

Valerie said...

Beautiful card Loll, love all the detail and those cute shutters:)
Val x

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful card, Loll! Love your window treatment, the crisp white background, and the beautiful vibrant colors!

Karen D said...

Wow Loll, this is truly amazing.

Sue said...

This is stunning, Loll! Love the red window and shutters and all the little details like the baubles on the tree. xx

Karen M said...

LOVE your stunning card Loll - all the little details look amazing! Hugs xx

Hazel said...

Another lovely card - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

Deni(se) said...

Wow, that is one amazing card! It is so detailed it looks like a dollhouse setting. This is my first trip to your blog and I am enjoying your art.

Mrs A. said...

You have made a stunning card here. Love all the details. Thankyou for joining in again at Crafty Hazelnuts extra. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT)

Barb said...

*sigh*
what a gorgeous scene. i love this

Nonni said...

Amazing, Small piece of art!