Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Get Ready for Christmas at Crafting by designs!

I'm so happy to post this card today as a Guest Designer for the challenge GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS challenge at Crafting by designs.  I chose an image by Lili of the Valley and used non-traditional Christmas colors just for fun. I love making Christmas cards and when invited to join in this week, I was just thrilled for the honor and opportunity!

After coloring this sweet image I had second thoughts on the colors I chose for the hat and coat. But, sometimes it's not until something is completely done when you look at it and think:  I should have....  So, I hope this doesn't make anyone cringe.

The snowflakes and snow on the ground were made with white paint and then I sprinked Martha Stewart white glitter sprinkles on it to give it some dimension and texture. The glitter on the coat and hat are Star Dust Stickles. That pretty poinsettia is by Jolee and I added some tiny gold sprinkles in the center of it.  The big gold swirl is one of many in a package I got from Michael's and the gold braiding across the bottom is from my stash. I used flat back gold self-adhesive metal brads in the corners and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and punched out with a punch by EK Tools.

Thanks so much to Doris and the Design Team at Crafting by designs for the opportunity to join them this week for the GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS challenge!



  1. Just gorgeous doesn't make me cringe its a lovely colour and its different from the normal Christmas colours a fabulous card love and hugs Carole x

  2. Pretty papers, nice coloring (and everyone needs to get out of their zone every now and again, to keep things interesting!), and just the perfect amount of glitz and embellishing. You're ahead of the game for the 2015 holiday, girl !!

  3. Beautiful card Gail, I love the sweet image the gold die cuts and the papers
    Kevin xx

  4. So lovely! I really like the colours you've used for the image - it's good to see non-traditional colours in Christmas cards and the yellow/blue combination works really well. Hugs xx

  5. This is a lovely design Gail, sweet image, lovely colouring, love your trim and snow, fabulous!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  6. the non traditional colours.
    hugs Jo x

  7. Gail this is lovely and love the yellow coat

  8. This is beautiful! Love the non-traditional colours! Gorgeous colouring, beautiful snow, and I love the poinsettia!

  9. This is a wonderful Christmas Card with your beautiful colours and your sweet image. Just enough sparkle with your lovely embellishments!

  10. Nope, not doing Christmas just yet! But I love your pretty design and especially the non-traditional colours, I think the yellow is really lovely :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  11. Hi Gail, I dont suppose youve ever endured that sort of Winter, cold and snowy but youve done a stunning job on this image and the layout is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  12. this is fabulous!! I love all the glittery!! image is so cute!! love your card!