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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Krafty Christmas - Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Mid Way

Good Morning Everyone.
I hope you are well and having a good week so far.

Today is the mid-way reminder and inspiration post for the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge
Our theme this month is

Krafty Christmas


Nice and easy - just use some Kraft cardstock somewhere on your creation.

This month we are sponsored by the wonderful My Mums Craft Shop. Who are giving a £10 voucher to the one lucky winner.
Also our lovely Natali is giving a wonderful prize package from Iva Nova Chest  to another winner.


I love using Kraft on my cards, especially Christmas cards and I think it looks fabulous with red so I used one of my favourite robin images which is digi stamp from Delicious Doodles.
After much shuffling of different patterned papers I decided to leave the background a neutral colour. If I had thought about this from the start it would have saved me a lot of time!


Digi stamp -  Delicious Doodles Robin Redbreast coloured with Promarkers
Papermania Kraft Cardstock
Cheery Lynn Holly Flourish
Cheery Lynn Holly Corner
Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio
Embossing folder - Sizzix Powdered Sugar & Snow 
Pearls from Stash ( I think they were from MeiFlower)

If you take a look at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge you will see all the wonderful Krafty creations from the rest of the design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Dream Valley - things with wings

Moving back to Spring, I would like to remind you that at My Crafty Heart this week, there is a 15% discount off all items in the FLOWERS & BUTTERFLIES sections of the store until this Thursday evening, to celebrate the fact that Spring has sprung :) This includes everything in these sections from the latest Memory Box Butterfly dies to the latest beautiful flower releases from Prima which are totally gorgeous!

Right, that's it from me for now. Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it and love the read any comment you may wish to make.
bye for now
Hugs
Sue

68 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this Sue, great colouring
jacqui x

Christine Harrop said...

I love robins at Christmas; they really symbolise the season I think. I like your holly embellishments. As you know I'm not very good with Kraft but I have made a couple of cards with it so I'm getting a bit more used to it. Christine x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card...just love the fat robin...so cute...Joolsx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the gorgeous image and fab layout.xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sue...love the holly dies

Anne

Bea und Doreen said...

gorgeous card Sue - the image is so lovely. Fab card
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Mojca said...

Oh Sue this is so gorgeous! I love the cute image and the lovely layout. hugs! Mojca

Mary J said...

So beautiful, Sue! I love the use of kraft and those fab pearls!!

Caz said...

Love this beautiful card Sue.
Hugs
Caz x

brenda said...

There goes another few pounds Sue, I so need that holly corner, have the flourish but need to other as well.

Such a very striking card.

B x

Tammy said...

Lovely card and perfect for today's Christmasy weather! The embossing folder you used is gorgeous and looks especially pretty with the stamp!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This card is gorgeous Sue. I love how you have used the kraft card.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Ruth said...

This is gorgeous, Sue!

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas card Sue, I love to see Robins on Christmas cards and your image is adorable. Great die cut details and lovely neutral colour scheme.
Pauline
x

Marilyn said...

Wow! I really like the holly die cut in Kraft and then you jazzed it up with those pretty red berries. I also like the embossing folder and haven't seen that one before. Then your image... I like the robin and this just pulls everything together so nicely. It's a gorgeous card!

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love how you've made kraft the accent with this sweet image. hugs, pat k x

Mau xx said...

I spend ages with paper choice too Sue, people make two cards whilst I am still picking and choosing...lol
Love the card, the robin is beautiful and love the layout.
Hugs Mau xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful coloured image brilliant Christmas card Ginny x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful Sue, fab colours and colouring..xx

rachel said...

this is beautiful Sue - love that embossing folder and all the diecuts are amazing - as is Mr Robin - gorgeous - I tell my daughters that robins are spies for santa claus - so whenever there's one in the garden I say - behave yourselves - santa's eyes are everywhere!!!!!

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love the Robin. Marlene

mixamatoasties said...

That is so lovely Sue. And I think you made the right decision re the backing paper - it doesn't need it.

Susan xx

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful composition. The Kraft and red is stunning.

Donna Ellis said...

ooh! ooh! ooh! I LOVE THIS CARD! I almost purchased that die cut, and opted for another, and now I MUST have it, Sue. LOL Beautiful kraft-theme Christmas card. So pretty! hugs, de
{Creative Smiles}

Inky Angel said...

Love the Kraft and red together, perfect for Christmas cad. Love the die cuts you used, just gorgeous.
Hugs,
Katie

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sue - I too love Kraft with red and it's great to see such a fabulous traditional Christmas image too. Love the die cuts and wonderful LO.
Debs xx

Tracy said...

This is so sweet Sue. The red, white, and kraft are a striking combo. Hugs!

marion said...

So very lovely hugs Marion

Carol said...

Fabulous Christmas card Sue, love your dies. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

This is lovely Sue, love the robin, and the kraft card works so well, love it, kate x

Pia S said...

What a wonderful card, Sue! The use of kraft is perfect for this card - it looks so great against the white background and with the red berries! I like the shape of your image too!

Karen said...

Oh Sue, this is stunning! What an incredible robin... the texture you gave him is astounding. You are so talented, my friend! The card design is fantastic. I love the Cheerly Lynn dies and the gorgeous embossing. The neutral backdrop was such a smart choice, as it lets that red pop so beautifully. Inspiring creation, my sweet friend! :o) I hope you have a beautiful evening!

Hugs and blessings!

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is gorgeous Sue
Hugs Kate xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love your beautiful Robin,die-cuts and embossed kraft card
carol x

Claire said...

This is a lovely card Sue, love the elements, papers and colours. Hugs, Claire x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun....:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

julie_woolston said...

Fab card Sue what a beautiful image gorgeous design and detail.

Hugs Julie xx

heidy said...

This is so beautiful Sue!!
XXX Heidy

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is lovely Sue! Robins just make me happy when I look at them, I always get excited when I see one and they just symbolise Christmas to me. Love the embossed background, isn't it always the same that we take so much time thinking about a certain element of a card and then go with something completely different! Hugs Susan x

Lorraine said...

I love robins on Christmas cards and this one looks fab. Great colour scheme too.
Lorraine x

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. Nice colouring.

Hugs, Astrid.

Wendy L said...

Lovely traditional image Christmas card Sue. xxxx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely image, looks perfect with the kraft card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

pam said...

beautiful card Sue, love this image and fab embellishments
pam

Janet - aka stacky said...

Love the Robin image Sue and as always your colouring looks so lovely xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I robin, the embossing and the corner.
Kevin xx

Alice Wertz said...

love the pops of red. beautiful card, Sue!

Dena said...

I'm just wondering if you have my address to send me my Christmas card?????? Holy moly, this is GORGEOUS!!!!! I am going to have to try and remember this color scheme when I make my cards (much later on haha). Such a pretty card!!!
Hugs, Dena

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Sue I am in love with this beautiful creation, that image of the Robin is awesome, those die cuts are fantastic, the colours and design are top notch....did I tell you I love it....I really do. I was taking my little pup for a walk on Monday and while she was having a sniff I looked up and there was a Robin a few feet away from me singing away it was awesome.
hugs
lorraine x

Patricia said...

I love this, the colours you have used, that beautiful little Robin, the Dies as well as the whole layout.

Patricia xx

Penny said...

Sue, you colored that sweet bird beautifully! Love your colors, design, & die cuts too! Fabulous card! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, I do love Kraft card and you have used it so beautifully here, it has such a warm feel and I love how you added the additional berries. A really beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Wow! The image is beautiful and works so well with the minimal backing of that wonderful embossed panel and gorgeous diecuts!
I absolutely love this as its modern but traditional and very gorgeous!

Hugs Lisa xxxxxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely traditional image and a fab card

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous,cute card.
luv
Debby

Jackie said...

What a cute robing card, I love the embossing :o)
Jackie xx

Joan Macdonald said...

Love this Sue and the die cuts really finish it off.

Joan x

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun and i'm loving the non patterned paper as well, Luv Sam x

Sarah said...

Stunning festive card Sue, just love the image x

Little K Smith said...

Oh a gorgeous Chistmas card hun! I love the robin image, more fab dies and lovin all the kraft too!
Kelly.x

coops said...

so stunning sue.really gorgeous image and i love the robin :D

xx coops xx

Bridie Payne said...

What a lovely Christmas card! I love your use of Kraft colored card stock.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my that birdie is so gorgeous!! Love the added pearls to resemble the "berries"!! So sweet!!

mixamatoasties said...

Fab card Sue. Just noticed I haven't been here all week... be prepared for a spate of comments!

Susan x

Dawn said...

Wonderful card! The red looks beautiful with kraft. Beautiful embossing and dies; love the little pearls for berries.

Hugs, Dawn

Beccy said...

I love little birds and this one is so sweet. Great job on the colouring Sue, his feathers look wonderful.
Cheers,
Beccy

Natali said...

This card is amazing. Absolutely love splash of red, image and dies and embossing.. everything ))
Hugs,
Natali

Lin said...

Beautiful! Your bird's feathers are so lifelike, and those gorgeous little diecuts are perfect for the design.

Thank you for sharing with us

Lin xx
Dream Valley

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