Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Blues

Welcome

I have not got the Christmas blues, but this is the card that I taught at my card class last week.  I still have not got onto my own cards yet - I have been distracted by another big project, but I cannot say anything about that yet...


I started with  blue base and layered a textured white layer over it.


Next came an oval in the same blue as the base.


Then the stamped layer, which was fussy cut by hand as I don't have the die.
I added some chalk to the image, and made an 'eye' with a wee dot of liquid pearl.


The card was finished with some blue seam binding, and pearls.
The image is a retired Layers Of Color stamp.


Thank you for visiting, and I deeply appreciate any comments you may leave.
May your day be blessed.

27 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful!!!

Dawn Turley said...

It is simply gorgeous Maxine. A great card.

Marilyn said...

This is a great Christmas card Maxine. The dove stamp and the pretty colours you used make it look vintage, which is one of my favourite styles!

Emma Canning said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card - love the image, embossing, and colours you've used - really pretty. Thanks so much for joining us for the Flat Friends challenge, Em xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

A simply elegant and beautiful card!!! I think that says it all!!! (WOWZERS!!!)

Planetsusie said...

How lovely is this card Maxine! I love how you have just kept to one colour, it really suits the image. Such a beautiful bit of cutting out as well!

Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, I hope we see more of your creations very soon.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

mamapez5 said...

This is a gorgeous card Maxine. I love the blue, Love the stamp too. A perfect sentiment for cards this year. Kate x

Lozzy T said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, love your design and the colours..Thank you for joining us this month for our Christmas Challenge over at Little Claire's and hoping to see you again. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Beautiful! I love the colour combo!
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Winter Blues Challenge this month!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

Lynne K said...

What a beautiful image, Maxine. I'd never have guessed you'd cut it out by hand! I love the colours too, such gorgeous blues. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

Lynne

brenda said...

Your card really is lovely and perfect for our theme this month.

Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Lovely Linda said...

Such a pretty card - I love that image and am impressed by your cutting out skills! Looking forward to seeing your BIG project! {{{hugs}}}

marsha said...

This is so beautiful Maxine! Your image is gorgeous and I love the embossing.
Hugs,
Marsha

verybellemakes said...

Lovely colours! Love the textured background top. Thanks for sharing at OSAAT and good luck in the challenge.

Victoria DT

MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is a beauty, Maxine! I love the white and blue, it's just a sweet look to the design. Gorgeous! <3

Amy Andrade said...

I love your dove stamp! It's so pretty with your coloring. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Cafe. Amy A. DT

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh Maxine, this card is so stunningly gorgeous in every way ... would certainly take pride of place when I display my Christmas cards. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

La Papera Gialla said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Izzwizz said...

Oh, that's a beautiful card. Fabulous ribbon for your bow, and I love the image. Thanks for joining in with us this month at Stamping Sensations. Maddy x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at the Crafting Cafe Challenge. Marlene DT

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing with out challenge this week at One Stitch At A Time. Hope to see you next week.
DT Nataliya

Sally H said...

Wow, Maxine!A stunning Christmas card! Gorgeous stamping with just a hint of colour. Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a lovely card...the design is just so elegant...love how you added the pearls to the ribbon/bow. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week. Good luck.

Lynn, OSAAT DT
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.ca/

Karen (karey2005) said...

Gorgeous! Love the design and the colors and everything. Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

Michaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.
Thanks for joining us this week at
bastel – traum.ch.
Hugs Michaela

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous Christmassy creation!and thank you for joining us in The Artistic Stamper Challenge

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful Christmas card Maxine!! and the pearls are the perfect addition!!