Thursday, 22 December 2016

I Love Christmas!

Good afternoon my crafty friends - hope you are well and are nearly prepared for the Big Day on Sunday. No? Nor me, having been thrown a flanker by some of the stores I thought would be open for late night shopping last night and they in fact closed earlier than I had thought. So here we are on 22nd December, and I still have a few presents to buy - eeeeeek!

It's the second half of the blog team's turn to showcase this month's New Release images at All Dressed Up and this time Wendy has some fabulous wintery images perfect for your December crafting! I've been lucky enough to have a go with Merry and Bright and here's my card for you:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base - is Centura Pearl Ivory which I have cut, scored and folded to make a 14 x 15 cm card base
  • Paper - is from the CD-Rom which came with the Winter 2015 issue of Crafter's Inspiration magazine. It's a shaped card from the Romany Christmas part of the CD and I've given it a bit of a digital "makeover" to have the hessian background on the right hand side of the tree and less on the left
  • Image - is Merry and Bright by Wendy, the artist behind All Dressed Up Digital Stamps. I have brought this girl enjoying a Christmassy evening to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed colours, before die cutting her using my largest Sizzix Oval Die and working out which bit of the tree to cut so I could layer it on top of my die cut. Once adhered in place, I then trimmed the bottom and side edges of the die cut to match the edge of the paper.
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, FS4, TN4, FS8 (Blush)
    • Hair - CT1, CT4, GB3, GB7
    • Hairband - CR9, CT4, TN3, TN8
    • T-shirt - IG1, IG2, CR9
    • Trousers - BG1, BG3, BG5, Blender Pen
    • Glass - GB2
    • Presents - EB1, EB2, PL1, PL2, PL4, PL5
    • Grounding - IG1
    • Outline - BT1
  • Gems - from my stash completed the garlands on the tree
I hope I have inspired you to treat yourself to a new image or two, but if you are need of further inspiration, please head over to the Challenge Blog and see what the other Dressy Girls have done with these fab images.

Don't forget that we have a new Blog Challenge running until 15th January 2017 and it's always Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image, and the Facebook Dressy's have their Challenge running until 31st December and their topic is Sparkle!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hope you find some time to join us over the festive period!

Hugs, Helen


  1. Lovely image, fab card. Hope you got your pressies sorted. Merry Christmas x

  2. Lovely cheerful card for our challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Happy Christmas Wynn DT

  3. Lovely card, pretty Christmas tree,
    Thank you for joining CD Sundy
    CD Sunday DT

  4. beautiful card, thank you for playing along at whoopsie daisy hope to see you again, take care julie xx

  5. Beautiful festive card, thanks for joining us at CD Sunday for this challenge

  6. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

  7. So cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  8. Never mind looking as 'cool' as the image - wish I had her figure. Lovely card and thank you for sharing this with us at CD Sunday. Happy New Year.

  9. What a fabulous card - I love the tall, elegant girl! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B DT x


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