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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Charity Dauenhauer - Silent Night

 Yes I know what you are going to say in that Christmas has been and gone but I decided to start making Christmas cards throughout the year more this year.  The Sweet Pea Stamps image by Charity Dauenhauer that I have used is called "Silent Night".  It is available as a digital stamp.
I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  I used a circle die and cut a circle out of a sticky note, stuck it behind the fairy and the wolf and then used my blue Pan Pastel to colour in the background.  I find this so much easier than using a distress ink as I haven't got very strong hands.

I do like traditional red and green for Christmas so I have kept to this colour scheme.  I have tried to keep the card as flat as possible as well as I doubt they'll be a change in the cost of postage in 2014 for the better so it's "pancake Christmas cards" again!!!  I have used some backing papers that I got off a friend for Christmas.  I have finished the card off with a tissue paper flower, pearls, ribbon, holly die-cut, glitter scrolls and a sentiment that came in the paper/decoupage paper pack.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes
Paper Pretties - Ribbon
The Paper Shelter - Punches and dies
ABC Christmas - D for die-cuts
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Lovely layers
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Things with wings
Winter Wonderland - The most wonderful time of the year
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything goes
Craftitude - Paper Crafting with Attitude - Anything goes or hit the right note
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas Card Challenge - Use a sentiment
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Whimsical/fantasy/fairies
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything goes
Pan Pastel - Anything goes/make an embellishment with a stencil
The Squirrel and the Fox - Something spooled
Robyn's Fetish - Fairies, elves, sprites or pixies

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Sue Bridesmith said...

Beautiful design, great take on our Fantasy challenge this week love the strong bold colour tones you have used. thank you for joining us, we would also love your company next week in another fab challenge here at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge....
Suzy B ~ Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

downrightcrafty said...

a beautiful Christmas card, thank you for joining us and preparing for that Special Time of Year
hugs Kate xx
Winter Wonderland DT
ps I have some new release candy if you are interested :)

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous Kym, love the colours and do love the image you have used..Hugs Lozzy xx

Laura said...

Thank you for joining in with us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges.

cheryl Baker said...

Oh this is really beautiful hun just adore this hugs cheryl x

Joey said...

Kym this is beautiful, thanks for joining us at TPS. Joey x

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing another lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 17: whimsical/fantasy - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - and another for all Craftyhazelnut challenges x

scrappymo! said...

What a lovely scene you have created with your pan pastels.
Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Maureen aka Scrappymo!

Gail said...

What a beautiful image colored wonderfully! I do the same thing...Christmas cards throughout the year so I have them ready by Thanksgiving. Our challenge at The Paper Shelter is: PUNCHES AND DIES. The card needs to have both on it. Your card is wonderful but will be entered in the drawing only if it meets the challenge criteria. This is a gorgeous card and I wish you good luck in your challenges! Hugs, Gail DT

Rose said...

beautiful :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

caroline said...

another great card, love the image, thanks for joining us at craftitude, good luck
caroline dt

Tamie said...

Simply stunning Christmas card! I love the image and your awesome color choice for it! Simply beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing your incredible design with us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Things with Wings Challenge.

Tamie DT

rachel taylor said...

Hi kym lovely card thanks for sharing with SBBC this week Rachel DT

DebiJ said...

Wow - what a special image & gorgeous colouring...fabulous card.
Thank you for playing along at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Debi - GDT@4CC

Marie said...

Very lovely! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Cathy P. said...

What an interesting image and a fun card. Thanks for linking up your work with us the week at the Sister Act Challenge Blog.
Cathy xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Monica Taylor said...

Great layout! Thanks for sharing and playing along over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, Monica, DT

verybellemakes said...

Lovely layout Kim! Thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

Lynsey said...

Hi this is a gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining in with the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Kym. I love the background. The stamp you used is fab and beautifully coloured. Thank you for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Taniaj Scott said...

This is a lovely image and such a great card, thank you for
joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox,with our Spooled theme Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Anonymous said...

Another lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Tracy said...

Such a beautiful card Kym, thanks so much for joining us over at PCB and good luck.