Sunday, 30 November 2008

Raspberry Ribbons 10 - Vintage Christmas Santa

How do? It's a COLD grey morning here, and I think I'm coming down with a cold :'( Over at Raspberry Ribbons kits and sketches blog they have a new challenge that has just started and there's also a nice prize to go with it
The challenge lasts for two weeks so there's plenty of time to get your entries in. They also sell ribbon kits of which there is a new one every month, their shop can be found at I have all six of their kits and they are gorgeous, trouble is I've only used a few of the ribbons because they are too lovely and they come so prettily packaged, I always feel it's a shame to open them! So you know what to do, make your card submit it to the website (not the shop) ,post it on your blog along with a link to the challenge and you could be on your way to possessing some GORGEOUS ribbons and some embellishments. So here's my entry...

I turned the sketch round for my entry, just to be different and from the base up here's what I used:
1. Stardream bronze pearlescent card
2. Base DP (not that you can see much of it) is from Artylicous Seasons Greetings CDRom, which as usual I changed the colour of to suit my needs.
3. Top DP is one I made myself with some snowflake pictures "borrowed" from Google and added some dots to fill in the gaps and printed both DP's on pearlescent white paper.
4. The main image you may recognise, it's"Santa Collage" from Rubber Stampede. You probably think it doesn't look like a stamped image and you'd be right. I did stamp the image but decided it was way to small for what I wanted, so I scanned the back of the stamp, blew it up and softened the colour. And here's the stamp just to prove I didn't "borrow" the image.

This was then mounted on to gold Mirri card and mounted onto the DP with foam pads.
5. The snowflakes were made with a BossKut die, then placed in a Cuttlebug embossing folder as I thought they looked a bit flat. These were mounted onto some plastic goldy flowers I found in my stash, and then some gold star gems on top.
6. The sentiment is computer generated and stuck on with foam pads. And of course some gold organza ribbon.
Nice simple card to do. The longest part was getting the colouring right on the computer for the DP's, but once that was sorted the rest came together nicely.
Hope you like the card and thank you for taking the time to have a look.
Take care, keep smiling and get your winter woolies out! brrrr


pretty-pink-cards said...

Lovely card... great colours
Well done for being first!!!
Thanks for joining in.

Caroline (raspberry-ribbons) x

Els G. said...

Wow Ann! Great job! So very clever and very 'you' to enlarge that Santa Collage! I love it!!!
Take care of that cold; so come off that broomstick and get inside! It's time to get some sleep instead of hopping around blogland, lol.

Carolyn Bounds said...

I hope the cold thing is all in your imagination!!! We cannot have you getting sick when you are on such a card making roll over here:o)

You have created another stunner!!! I love your elegant, color combination...and you totally rocked this sketch challenge!!! I hope you win the goodies:o)

I really hope you are not coming down with the dreaded cold!!! Take care of yourself my sweet friend!


Anonymous said...

First of all....take LOTS of Vitamin C and get plent of rest and fluids!! And keep making such gorgeous cards! Wow, this one is a true work of art! I love the gold snowflakes and that image is awesome! It all fits together perfectly! WOW..take care of yourself and feel better SOON! :)

Sassy Crafts said...

I LOVE this stamp and i love the colour you have stamped it in. A very beautiful card. x

Nancy said...

Beautiful! I just LOVE this card.

Wildärtan said...

It's just beautiful, Ann! The stamp is gorgeous and your embellishments!! Do you like them now??? :-)

My Little Space said...

Stunning card, the image is just fab!