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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

TLT - Sue's Challenge - Distressing or Non Traditional Christmas Colours - SOTM

I really am going to have to work on a shorter title lol.'s that time of the weeks AGAIN! We loved all the entries for last week's Oh Baby challenge and I'm glad I didn't have to do the choosing. All the winners are on the Challenge it you???
Our lovely Sue picked this week's challenge...Distressing or Non Traditional Christmas Colours using November's SOTM Nikki & Buttercup Building a Snowman. I can do non tradional pretty good but distressing?? The only thing that gets distressed is me lol. I THINK it's supposed to be a bit dirty looking but mine is kinda clean...hope that's ok!

I had a dig through my pp and found this lone piece of  Basic Gray Wassail Snow Storm. Why I only bought one is a mystery and I usually buy pp in 5's. I teamed it up with some Bazzill and SU! cream cs with the flecks in it (I'm sure Susan will tell me what it's called!) I do have a distressing thingamabob but I couldn't find it so used a large emery board and it did the trick. Once I got all my layers in place I did a bit of stitching...have you noticed I'm stitching around the images these days? I think I'm addicted to it because I can't seem to stop. I even pulled an image off a card I was making yesterday when I realised I hadn't stitched around it! I also used my Martha Stewart border punch at the top of the cream mount.

I stamped N&BBAS with Momento ink and coloured her in with my Copics. I added a tad too much snow glitter to the trees and Glamour Dust to the scarves

I made my sentiment on the computer

I kinda love it lol. The rest of the Ladybugs have got some fabulicious inspiration for you so why not check them out? I promise you won't be disappointed :-D

I would love to enter my card in the following challenges:

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Meljen's Designs - Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Distressing
Totally Papercrafts - Glitter It

Make sure you pop back tomorrow because I have some exciting news to share!!

Catch ya later x


Marianne said...

Another fab card, Kerry. Love the non-traditional colours. And yes, I did notice you used stitching again. Tried to do some hand-stitching myself last weekend, but found that it takes a loooong time, lol.

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Kerry,gorgeous image and love your stitching.
Wendy xx

Whimsey said...

Really love this card; those colors are fantastic; great layout, great 'bellies! Fabarooni chicklet!!

Pami said...

This is gorgeous Kerry, I really love the colours, and your stitching and colouring are amazing as always! Pami x

pinky said...

Stunning creation Kerry, you really have captured that distressed feel!

Lisa Jane said...

This is a stunner Kerry . I really love the colours and the vintage feel.. incidently it would match the colours in my lounge perfectly..!
Lisa x

Julie said...

This is a right beauty Kerry,I just love the colour combo,and the stitching..... perfection!

Sue U said...

This is such a gorgeous card Kerry, LOVE the colours. I don't have a distressing tool, I use the scissors, HB says I look terrifying though, so I really should invest in something that woun't maim me! Love your colouring and the buttons too :-D Sue xx

Amanda R said...

Love it Kerry! The colors are great and I guess that lone piece of paper was meant just for this card! And I think the glitter on the tree is just right!

Gaynor said...

I like this Kerry, I love that stamp, it's one of my favourites, love the sparkly trees. I'm excited about the new release lol. Gaynor :)

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Kerry, Saw you on Make it Monday and this Christmas card is fantastic and I love how you decorated the inside to match the front!
Trish Munro

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Kerry congrats on Bloganniversary .
Love your Christmas card with perfect colour combination and amazing image .

Michelle said...

Hi Kerry

WOW, I love your Christams card!! The colour combo is fabulous and the ribbon and button is just the perfect touch.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Tip Top said...

Wonderful colours - reminds me of hot chocolate! I do like Ladybug images but just never have enough time to indulge!! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

Penni said...

I saw your card on MIM. I love the layout and colours and the image is fab too.


Jan said...

It's great" I saw it on MIM xx Jan

Debs M said...

great card, love the colours, saw it on mim x

Lisa M said...

Love, love, love the brown and cream hues. Wonderful and warming Christmas card. Would look beautiful on anyone's mantle. :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Mary J said...

Wow, simply stunning Kerry!

Thank you for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x

Mary J said...

Oh, thx and for linking it up to the Make It Monday party too!

Salma said...

I like your card very much, Thanks for playing with MIM!

Sheena said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

Joy said...

this is fabulous, thank you for playing with The Pink Elephant's Distressing Challenge! JOY DT