Friday, 21 March 2014

Christmas Cheer

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland and this week our theme is 'Paint the Town Red' - we would like to see lots of RED and don't forget Christmas projects only.

I have used toppers and papers from a Crafter's Companion kit - I don't know why I buy these, they just sit on the shelf collecting dust, but I am determined to use some of them up this year.  I used the inspiration sheet for the basic design of my card but stepped it up a little by adding some bits and pieces from my stash.


I used some gold Mirri card for the base and die cut some scalloped circles for the toppers to sit on. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I have also put this on a Mirri card base.

I have used another topper and some of the card stock to decorate the inside of my card.


This week we have two fabulous sponsors again: 

With a Prize of 3 digis

and


Who have some gorgeous new and vintage ribbons to choose from


With a prize of a £10 voucher

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 263 - A Touch of Gold
Completely Christmas Challenge 3 - Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge Extra for March - Anything Christmas
Crafty Girls Challenge 14 - Anything Goes

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us for our 'Paint the Town Red' challenge - don't forget it must be a Christmas card.
Thank you so much for visiting me today, I always appreciate you taking the time to pop in.
Pauline
x

36 comments:

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card Pauline love the rich colours.
Hugs Julie xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and cheery...xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Pauline, this is just gorgeous. Love every aspect of it.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Pauline a gorgeous card love the toppers and matching papers it all goes so well together. I am like you I used to buy these sets then never use them so I stopped buying them. Susan xx

Hanny said...

Wow, this is really very nice, love the bright and shiny colours and paper with pictures you've used, beautiful.
Hugs from the Netherlands, liefs Hanny♥, http://tierelantijntjes.blogspot.nl

Pat K said...

Beautiful card Pauline making great use of the toppers. Enjoy your weekend. Pat K x

Sue said...

This gorgeous Pauline. I love the image and wonderful design.
Sue xx

Sue said...

Beautiful Pauline,love the colours and image.
Sue xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! rich and beautiful! hugs, de

Andrea said...

lovely card Pauline I love the design and the rich colours as always the inside s beautiful too.I hope you like it too and we get to see some more.. seems a shame to have such beautiful card and topper designs on a shelf unused hope you have a good weekend crafty hugs Andrea X

rachel said...

great card Pauline - I know what you mean about these kits - I have some that really are old - but I won't throw them away - one day their time will come xx

Carol said...

A beautiful card Pauline, lovely design. I think we all have something like this some where! Carol x

kanda said...

This is really wonderful Pauline. Such lovely papers and toppers and I love the design.
I know what you mean about buying things which are left to collect dust - but this is one that is definitely worth using more often xx

TLady said...

LOVELY CARD PAULINE! GOLD ALWAYS makes a card ELEGANT!!!!!!! If you want THE LATEST NEWS about Flourishes, check out my blog at: TLadyDesigns.blogspot.com. LOTS OF NEWS THERE & MORE TO COME!!!!!!!!!!!!:) HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!!!;)AND SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

sallysbitz2 said...

Your card is Gorgeous Pauline. I love the size and the colours.

I know what you mean by buying things and they just sit in the cupboard, lol, I am sure we are all guilty of ot, lol.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

Sue Bridesmith said...

This is a very pretty design...thank you so much for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas we would love you to join us again next week for another great challenge...
Hugs
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
Xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Pauline,

This is beautiful, love the image and design.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Beth said...

Oh my Pauline you can paint the town red anytime this is beautiful love the added snowflakes and your images are gorgeous awesome awesome awesome.

Beth Brovold said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Christmas card Pauline!!! The colours are just so lovely and vibrant!!! I have to say though that I sure am glad that Christmas is not just around the corner...I myself am so very tired of winter!!! Bring on SPRING!!! Have a FABULOUS weekend dear Pauline!!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Pauline - love the fabulous colours and great design - I too am so guilty of buying kits that I think would be great for 'quick makes' and then they sit in a drawer unused. Like you I am determined to use them this year - and NOT buy any more lol!!!
Have a great weekend.
Debs xx

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 3 with your lovely card, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March - we hope we'll see you again soon x

Pia S said...

Red with gold is such an elegant color combination and it also adds so much traditional Christmas feel to your beautiful card!

Liz McGuire, said...

Very Christmassy, Love it,

Liz x

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful Pauline, I love the deep red and gold colour. Have a wonderful weekend. Anet

Ira Huberts said...

Aaww, such pretty images Pauline! Love how you used them on your Christmas card, such rich colours! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Pauline x Susan x

fiona henderson said...

Just beautiful......really beautiful and its always time for a xmas card...lol

Esperite said...

So pretty, thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze, Lynne DT xxx

Wendy Russell said...

Cute card, fab images. Thanks for joining the fun at TTPH.xx

Renate said...

Een stijlvolle kerstkaart, mooi gemaakt. Leuk dat je meedoet bij CHCC Extra.

Groetjes, Renate

Michelle J M said...

Fabulous images and I love the way you have changed the sheet to your style, very pretty. I agree with you, why do we keep buying these things that gather dust!!!! Michelle x

nwilliams6 said...

Wow! I love this image and all the gold. Looks so elegant and cool! Hugz!

Eithne said...

Beautiful Christmas card :) Thanks for sharing with us over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.
Eithne DT

Sally said...

Certainly plenty of red :) Great card Pauline...love the image and the decorated inside as well as out.
Hugs Sally xx

Elfies-Bastelstube said...

Beautiful Chrismas Card.
Hugs Elfie

Donna said...

Such a lovely card, thanks so much for joining us over at Crafty Girls
Hugs Donna DT xx