Friday, 19 April 2013

Christmas Stocking

It's time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland, our theme for you this week is Christmas Stockings and I've made another traditional card:

I am still on a mission to use all of the kits that I bought when I first started crafting and this decoupage image is from a kit that I bought from Create and Craft.  Of course I couldn't use it as it was intended - I have cut the image out and layered it onto some gold mirri, I have embossed some cream card stock recycled from an old Christmas card and also recycled an old sentiment.  The red base layer is some flocked card stock that was also in the kit and the red holly leaves are from another kit that I have had for ages, the gems are from my stash.

This week we have two fabulous sponsors

First we have Crafty-Emblies who are offering a £10 goody bag

and we also have Delicious Doodles who are offering 4 digi images of your choice

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Desert Islands Crafters Challenge 52 - Itinerary (1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10)
LEJ Designs Challenge 49 - Emboss It
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 123 - Use a Sentiment
Jingle Belles Challenge - Earth Day Special (Recycled)
Crafty Hazelnut's April Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas Goes
Created with Love Challenge 37 - Recycle/Reuse
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Sentiment

Make sure you pop over to the Winter Wonderland Challenge blog and take a look at the DT inspiration, we would love for you to join us this week for our Christmas Stockings challenge.

Thank you for visiting me today, I really appreciate your company.



Beryl said...

A super card Pauline. Well done for using those kits and putting your own twist on them.
Beryl xx


Gorgeous and beautiful card Pauline love the stocking and beautiful colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Pauline Oh I know what you mean about those kits if you were like me you had to had everything (just in case) I still do although I don't buy as many kits now but this is beautiful I really should start some christmas cards but I can never get my festive mojo to out this early on in the year have a great weekend
Jacki xx

rachel said...

wonderful card Pauline - love the image - and wish your hubby best of luck from me for his marathon - I only ever did one - won't try that distance again!!!! Lol!!

KandA said...

This is fabulous Pauline. I love the decoupage and the way you've used the kit to your own design xx

Michelle J M said...

What a lovely card you have made from the kit. Love the layout,and the flocked card makes it so "warm" looking. I too have many of these kits, I promised myself I would use them this year! Michelle x

Chris Hanselman said...

Great looking card. I love the 3D effect to it. Thanks for taking part in our Recycle/Reuse challenge at
Created With Love Challenges


Desire Fourie said...

Stunning Christmas creation and I love the regal feel.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Unknown said...

Another great decoupage Pauline, looks fab.xx

Lisa Jane said...

love this image and the decoupage .. i love traditional colours
Lisa x

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous job of recycling ... and that stocking is just too festive ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the design and such beautiful colours
Sue xx

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, what a beautiful holiday card and an utterly FAB recycling of that pretty xmas card, it's perfect for your design! thanks for playing along with our earth day special at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pauline!! what a wonderful festive stocking… the decoupage looks awesome… and I love the pretty paper and the beautiful holly embellie!! it's a fab card!
I love doing kits... I'm definitely going to do more of them!
Hope you have a lovely evening! :-)
Big hugs
Sue xx

Hazel said...

Lovely attractive card and inviting stocking - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for April – hope to see you again soon. x

downrightcrafty said...

very classy this one Pauline love the layout and the colours
Hugs Kate xx

Unknown said...

Oh I just adore stockings Pauline and yours is absolutely adorable! Such pretty colours! Hugs, Ira xox

Liz McGuire, said...

This is gorgeous, looks very posh!

Liz x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Pauline what a wonderful, traditional Christmas card, it has a very classy look to it, the colours, papers, design and the image look fantastic
lorraine x

Claire said...

This is fab Pauline - I love the stocking image full of goodies and love what you have done with the layout - a great way of altering. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Pauline - love what you did with the Kits - I know what you mean about having some from the 'early days' of crafting - we all do it don't we!!
The red is so rich and perfect for Chritsmas.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great mage and love the way you put your own twist on it

Lorraine said...

Brilliant Christmas card Pauline. Love the stocking and fab layout.
Lorraine x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous card hun...also thank you for your sweet words regarding the loss of my fur baby, means a lot to me!!
hugs and xxx

Carol said...

Fabulous Christmas card Pauline, love what you've done and great recycling. Carol x

Melodie said...

A beautiful and elegant Christmas card. But I would now only have summer time, I am waiting eagerly.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Pauline love this, especially how you decoupaged the stocking! I have a few beautiful kits I bought from QVC when I started out and I am ashamed to say never used! Hugs Susan x

Pia S said...

What a great combination of old stash and recycled elements! Your card has such a great, traditional Christmas feel to it, and it's a very pretty card!

Jennifer said...

This is such a lovely, elegant card, Pauline.

Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

Jennifer. x

Unknown said...

Hi Pauline,

This is a wonderful creation. Absolutely love it. The stocking is so cool-looking :)

Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week for Recycle/Reuse :)


KandA said...

Hi Pauline, just popping back to say thanks for joining in with us at the PCJ challenge xx

Anne Fenton said...

Such a cute card...thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Love your card Pauline. Love the 3 D effect it gives. Thanks for sharing with us at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, those rich reds make it look really luxurious and the depth of the decoupage is fab
Lindsay xx

Helen said...

Beautiful - a really elegant card.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x