Wednesday, July 25, 2012

'Celebrating' Christmas & Our Weekly Spotlight Top 3

Hi and Good Morning everyone :)  Alison here today and WOW!!! What amazing, stunning and gorgeous creations we had last week!  It was another tough week to narrow it down to just 3 fabulous entries for our spotlight, so the Top 4 (in order of entry) chosen by the DT are:


Well done ladies, just gorgeous, inspirational work, it was such a pleasure to visit your blogs.  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.


Now I decided to make a Christmas card for our 'Celebrations' theme this week, without using any obvious christmas dies, papers or embellishments just to see if I could still make it look jolly festive! :) lol.

My card base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, as the stamp is quite large and I didnt want to squish it up or cramp it. 

I hand-stitched my papers to taupe coloured bazzil card and tucked the Anastasia border just underneath to the left.  I then layered the Horizon Coved reflection die in contrasting colours and the gorgeous little mini-doily was from the Polynesian Sails die (its a little extra in the middle of the die and so cute! :))  I made the flower in the top right using one of the corners from the Lace Corner Deco D die set and used a pearl brad to hold it together. 

The wintry looking flower in the bottom left was made using 4 layers of a 3 leaf die and stamen from the Build a Flower set also held together with a pearl brad.

All dies used on this card are:


I really hope you find time to join in our challenge this week, there is still lots of time to enter and I cant wait to see what everyone is celebrating! :)  Dont forget there is always fresh daily inspiration from the rest of the very talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog too!

Thanks so much for visiting our blog and I hope everyone has a smashing week,

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


11 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow thank you for the weekly blog award.
I'll already send you a email.
what a stunning card beautiful made Alison.

greetings karin

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for choosing my creation among the Top 4 Winners. I'm honored and have just sent you an email. AND, WOW ... awesome creation Alison! Thanks for holiday inspiration ... gosh is it that time of the year already? LOL!

Star said...

This is beautiful Alison. Love the suble colours and oh those dies.... I have never seen the main one you have used but oh I want it :)
Eileen x

Penny said...

Oh, my, just luscious! I think I need some new dies! ;^)
Hugs,
Penny

Jodi said...

so so so cute!!! I love the combo of dies you chose, and those little characters are to adorable!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

It really is hard every week to chose the winners, we have so many talented participants.
What a fun Christmas design, those guys are adorable as can be

Sandy Hulsart said...

Oh, I love this image, they look like they are having so much fun, lol. Adorable card, Alison, great combination of dies and a beautiful flower.

Donna said...

So cute and Christmasy looking alison, great job, love how you've framed the little characters.
hugs

beadz said...

Alison - this turned out so cute! I love the flower that you created at the top of the card, really pretty!
hugs,
Gini

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous card Alison! Love how you made the flowers!

Congratulations to all the winners this last week!! I am so inspired by everyone's creations!

:)

Bonnie Brown said...

Very pretty and I love the colors! Beautiful Poinsettia and love the 'mini'doily!!