Monday, 18 November 2013

Winter Wishes

Hello everyone,

so sorry for the lack of postings of late, my only excuse is that I have been slaving away finishing my christmas cards and pressies for the family.  I can't believe I still have so much to do and am starting to panic, so decided that I would feel better if I totally finished some, ie put inserts and verses and envelopes and boxes together, all the borring stuff, but it does need to be done.
Anyway, thought I deserved a treat after being so good and desided to have a play with my new LOTV stamp which I was so lucky to win in the Ribbon Girl Competion last month.  It's called Build a Snowman and I also used some of the lovely flowers that I also won in the prize.  The papers were a freebie in a three for two at Hobbycraft so it really felt like Christmas had come early this year. 

I coloured the image with spectrum noirs but couldn't resist adding a little of my favorite stickles to it and to the snowflakes which were cut using a spellbinders die.  Because of the dimenshion I desided to make a matching gift box to hold it and a small gift.

Of course I had to add more snowflakes and some more glitter.
Here is a close up of the Snowflake which I attached
on top of the bow.
Here are the two of them together, I am so pleased with how the flowers match in with it all.  It's the first time that I have used flowers on a Christmas card. 
It's also my very first LOTV Christmas Card, and the first one I have done in pink, but I really like it. 
I think it will be perfect for one of my daughters friends, its so fresh and girley.
I just love these first edition papers too they are so easy to work with and the colours go together so well.
Please let me know what you think.
Best Wishes Maria  
I am entering it in :
Lilly of the Valley Monthley Challenge Pink and White
Crafters Companion Monthley Challenge Blog (I used the Ultimate pro to make the box)
Spectrum noir November Christmas Winter
The artistic Stamper monthley challenge
crafty ribbons 70 anything goes with ribbon
Penny black and more challenge Anything goes
Freshley brewed Challenge Let it snow
One Crazy Stamper November Christmas challenge
little blue button stamps monthley challenge
As you like it challenge blog, for me it has to be spots as they really draw the eye to the design and make it stand out.
Lady Annes 8th chalenge


  1. Super Christmasy the different colour combo you have chosen....just goes to show Xmas cards don't always need to be red and green! ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  2. carried away with your card and forgot to add....Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month...good luck. ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  3. This is adorable Maria, how lovely to have a matching gift box. Thanks for joining in our Pink and White challenge.

    Good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

  4. AWW!!!! Look how sweet! I love those snowflake diecuts and the beautiful little pearls. The flowers are just gorgeous and your shading is perfect! What a lovely card.

    Thank you for playing along this month at Freshly Brewed Challenges November Prize Challenge.
    Big smiles,
    Heather D.

  5. beautiful creation!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

  6. Yup, it's gotta be spots for me too!! Love your card, and your LOTV image.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    As You Like It Challenge,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  7. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. Beautiful!! Thank you for playing with Little Blue Button Stamps! Good luck!