Saturday, 9 October 2010

Away in a Manger

Hello everyone, it's a damp and dreary day here today, so I am practicing my 'photography with flash' skills !!
Here's another card to add to the Christmas pile..
This is the first outing for my LOTV stamp - isn't it just adorable - I really tried hard to do it justice with my Copics.
I have also discovered my new favourite thing... a little Sakura Stardust pen,
that I got from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. It so easy to get a nice, thin line of pretty glitter - check out Mary and Joseph's headbands.

 I would like to enter my card for the following challenges...
Papertake Weekly - 'Favourite challenge from the last 3 years' - I just love Dawny's sketches, they are great to follow and really make the stamp the star of the show, so I chose one from June (No. 43), that I didn't get to use first time around. Papertake also have a fabulous Birthday Blog Hop, so pop on over there and join in the fun.
Winter Wonderland - 'Jesus is the Reason for the Season'. Warning: Do NOT look at their Christmas Countdown Clock... you will panic... :-)
Allsorts - 'Inspiration from a Song Title' -   Away in a Manger

Stamp - LOTV Mary and Joseph,  coloured with Copics and  Sakura Stardust Pen
Design Paper - GCD Ella Blue.
Snowflakes - Cut with Slice machine ( Fa La La Card ) and covered with Diamond Dust.
Blooms - XCut punch, edged with Sakura Stardust Pen, with pearl centres.


Lindsey said...

It's ADORABLE! What a lovely card, your colouring is fantastic and i love the papers and layout! You have made me panick slightly by stating that you are adding this one to the "pile"......having done 4 (or possibly 5) my "pile" is mot really a pile. Must make a point of falling out with people before Christmas so I have enough cards!
The offer of the forensic suit is much far nothing causing the UFO has been identified. Am going to have to dig deeper which could be hazardous!
Linds x

Sally said...

Hi Caroline, love this card your colouring is fab, great shading. Can I ask you if you would reccomend The Slice machine I keep pondering over it but have read some not so good reviews. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sally xxxx

CraftyC said...

Another beautiful card Caroline. Love this stamp and the colour combo is just beautiful!

Tracy said...

This is fabulous, and I seem to have missed some gorgeous creations

Sorry I have not visited for a while, I have been badly for about a fortnight and have got behind on my blogging. But hopeful I can get back to normal now.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi, wow I just love your card, these images are some of my favs, they are just so cute. Beautiful snowflakes and flowers too, have a super weekend. Thanks for the lovely welcome comments, hugs Heidi xx

Faye said...

I need me one of these pens! This card is gorgeous, I love the striking touch of turquoise. Have a great weekend. xxx

Julie said...

A lovely sweet card, love the colour scheme, very contemporary.

Patty Sue 2 said...

What a beautiful card, I saw it when I went to post mine and had to have a closer look! It is fantastic!

Danielle said...

You've done a stunning job with this image Caroline! Your copic colouring is gorgeous and I love your layout and card design. The touch of sparkle is super! Thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland!
Hugs, Danielle

papertrails leaver said...

This truly beautiful! I like these of pearls and glitter to embellish. your coloring skills are mad good! thanks for joining us at PTW to celebrate our 3rd b-day! :-). Amy

downrightcrafty said...

Lovely image just perfect for our challenge this week at Winter Wonderland and the colourng is fabulous, I am in love with the sakuro glitter pen at the moment too
Hope to see you for the next challenge especially as that clock is still counting down
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Caroline, beautiful colours and sweet image.

scotspanda said...

awww how cute and reminds me og my daughters first nativity lol the image is lovely and you've coloured it so well

thankyou for taking part in my musically inspired challenge this week @ Allsorts

Amanda xx