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Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Commissioned Christmas Card

I was asked to make a card for someone to give to a friend who has lost a loved one and therefore not looking forward to Christmas so they didn't want the usual "Happy Christmas" or "Merry Christmas" on the card.  For my card I have used a Sugar Nellie image called "Gingerbread".  Well I decided to be very brave and go for non-traditional colours that we normally use for Christmas (ie reds, greens, gold, silver, blue) as I know it's going to be a difficult time for the recipient and stuck with various shades of orange.  They are are pieces from my scrap box so I am not sure of the make.  I quite like the bit without the mount on the right where the ribbon is but my orange scrap of card and paper wouldn't fit across so what is a girl to do eh?  I have coloured the image with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen and then added Polar White Flowersoft to her furry parts of her coat, hat and boots and then sprinkled in a bit of orange glitter in for a bit of sparkle.  The card is finished off with some fibres around the Hunkydory shaped card, card candy, ribbon flowers, brads and a Craftwork Cards sentiment which I have coloured with a Burnt Orange Promarker.

The customer said I got the card 200% right - maybe that's because I am not feeling like Christmas as it will be six months since my mum died and the first Christmas without her.  Glad to make the customer happy and to know the recipient will like it as well.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Monochromatic
Always with a Heart - Use up snippets
Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes
CRAFT Challenge - Unusual Christmas
Night Shift Stamping - Glitter
Desert Island Crafts - Use at 3 items or more (ribbon, fussy cutting and 3 or more patterned papers (5 used) and I even managed polka dots
Pattie's Creations - Christmas 
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - C is for ....... - for me I have chosen Christmas and cute
Alphabet Challenge - V is for vibrant
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything goes Christmas
Card Making Mamas - Sentiments
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
Drunken Stampers - Monochromatic
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Christmas
Stempeltraume - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Some stars
Cupcake Inspiration - Photo inspiration
Gingerloft - Christmas or winter
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Pile it On - Sugar and spice
Craft Your Passion - Tis the season
Totally Stampalicious - Non-traditional Christmas colours
Oldie but a Goodie - Christmas but no red or green
Scrap-Creations - Christmas
2 Sisters - Holiday

27 comments:

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really sweet card, love the image and the colours
Lindsay xx

Lori said...

Very pretty card :) Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week!

Dodici said...

Beautiful card,cute image!
Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts!
Dodici
x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges hope you will join us again soon xx

Jules said...

Hi Kym

Your card is just brilliant and as your customer has said .. .. perfect for what she needed.

Loving those stamped flowers and your layout very much.

It is always difficult having the first Christmas without a special loved one there.

Take care Kym and thank you for sharing your lovely make in the snippet playground this week.

Love Jules xx

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Christmas' Challenge #34, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

CraftyC said...

A very sweet card Kym, love the colours
Clairex

Doreen said...

Love this Kym fab image and papers.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this week.xxx

Tinemor said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!! Loooove the image!! And some gorgeous colores!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge at the "Anything Christmas - Challenge" Hope to see you again!

Hugs from Tine

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely creation, gorgeous colouring and I love the fibres threaded throughout. Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Winnie said...

A very sweet card, love the colors you choosed the image is great thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Hugs Winnie.

rudlis said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge this time, hope to see you again xx

Angela said...

Your card is a beauty...I'l bet the recipient will love it! Beautiful coloring and layout...well done! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

Ani said...

Fab card! Thanks for joining in our Monochromatic challenge at Creative Card Crew!
Hugs, Ani

Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning image and gorgeous colours. thank you for joining us at Gingerloft this fortnight. HUgs

NIKKI DT

Cathy Lee said...

Lovely card, Kym. This is a sweet image and you've coloring her so wonderfully. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion ‘Tis the Season Challenge this week.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

sara said...

gorgeous card love the fibres threaded through thanks so much for joining us at deep ocean this week
hugs sara x

Tina said...

beautiful colors and details...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations this week

Tina
sweetie dt

Michelle B. said...

Beautiful coloring! Great embellies! Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card and I love the colour you chose. thanks for playing with us at the papercrafting journey, blessings Hilde

Pattie G said...

Kym,
This is so cute! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs
Pattie ♥

Sonia said...

Very Pretty image! Beautiful CARD!
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge Blog this week. Good Luck!
-Sony
http://sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super card. Not surprised your client loved it.

Hugs to you for your 1st Christmas without your Mum - the firsts of everything following bereavement are so hard. xxx

Mary C said...

I love that you did this beautiful card in nontraditional colors Kym. That image wis wonderfully done. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kym, so sweet and pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps for our Christmas challenge
hugs Mandy xx

DesignerDiva said...

Fab Christmas card Kym, love the alternative colours and what you have done with the ribbon trim is fantastic!

Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this time and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x