Friday, 23 September 2011

Tweet Tweet......

Hi Girls

OK, after my feeble (in my eyes) attempt on Wednesday, I thought I bettr get my backside into gear and produce something half decent! LOL!  Soooo here's the result...

This image is from Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamps and is called "Tweet Top Hat" - (OK I added the extra tweet in the title for effect... )  It's a lovely image to colour, using my trusty pens.  I then cut out with a nestie, and embossed then sponged the edges with Versamagic in Wheat.  I used corrugated card for the mat.. then used Kraft cardstock (Bazzill) for the base of the card, and also a strip which I embossed in a Sizzix Embossing Folder with holly.  I used a Papermania sentiment ribbon too - then some little glass blobs that I got from the Harrogate show. 

Of course, it's finished with glitter....  both in the form of irridescent and stickles for the holly berries.  Yayyyy Christmas cards just shout glitter to me...... and our house starts resembling a snow globe....  glitter on every surface, and often in my hair and on my face!! LOL!

One thing I do have trouble with lately, is putting a proper sentiment on the front of a card.  Not that I don't have endless sentiment stamps and stuff.... just never seem to have the 'right' one or the 'right' place for it.  Will have to work on that one!

Anyway, hope you and yours are all doing OK.....  the sun is trying to shine here, but with the odd rain shower in between.  Yet another day when the garden can't be 'put away' for the winter!

Happy weekend all....
Hugs
Chritine x

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, I am with you on the sentiment front. I can do the layouts and then at the end what/where with the sentiment. Jane x
    http://thecraftbucket.blogspot.com/

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  2. I adore it Christine - esp the embossed kraft card. So delicious!

    Edna x

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  3. Hi Christine sun is trying to shine on the east coast getting DD towels dry..shes on holiday so I nicked her FULL washing basket..lol..dont think she will complain..onto your gorgeous crimbo creation..dont need a sentiment with this lovely ribbon..have you tried stamping onto ribbon use stazon on a scrap..it works,
    promise..I got some rhodos & azaleas planted yesterday..sciatica now acting up..

    smiles the other Christine x

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  4. This is beautiful, I love the image and you've colour it so beautifully Christine. I love the shading on the hat. And of course the sparkle.
    Annette
    xx

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  5. Another fab card Christine love the stamp. I'm exactly the same as you when it comes to sentiments! xx

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  6. I never seem to have the right sentiment for the right card either. I love your card Christine, the glitter is lovely. Lee (Ps. I have a big blog candy up for grabs if you fancy a peep) xx

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  7. Beautiful card Christine,lovely stamp and love the embossing.
    Wendy xx

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  8. Perfect xmassy card there...great image and lovin that embossing folder.
    Have a good weekend
    Sarah x

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  9. stunning card christine.i love the fab kraft card and design and the image is gorgeous, i love robins :D

    xx coops xx

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  10. gorgeous. love the top hat and the papers are stunning x

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  11. wow super card ... just seen it in your gallery on the do-crafts as well ... it is really cute and love the colours of your blog ... just doing a bit of blog hopping well done and happy crafting love sandy xx

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  12. Christine, your robins card is stunning and i love your die-cut snowflake wreath card, Fi x

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  13. gorgeous card. don't think you need a sentiment. its perfect x

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  14. Great card, love the design ! x

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  15. This is awesome :-) Just leapblogging by, have a lovely weekend :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  16. I love this card - the stamp is great and the embossing on the craft card gives a great effect.
    Linda

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  17. Fantastic card, love the colouring on that top hat and especially the glitter - Christmas is a great excuse to sprinkle the stuff liberally :)

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  18. Just hopped in on the dc leapblog to say hi!
    Great card for the season, and love that emobossing folder too. xx Jill B

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  19. Great card. Love this image for christmas. xx

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  20. Sweetie this is just simply stunning ♥ ♥ Pops x

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  21. Love this card Christine, simply stunning.
    Really sweet image and the embossed panel is the perfect touch.

    Wet and windy here in Lancashire..hope the weather is better for you in Yorkshire!

    Love Elaine xx

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  22. gorgeous card, the image is so cute too. xx

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  23. Smashing card and cute image
    Hugs Louise xx

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  24. This is beautiful Christine. I love the contrast of the red against the kraft and the colouring is stunning
    Kerry x

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  25. Adorable card Christine! Love the glitter too! Happy Stamping!

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