A soft and joyful Christmas Card

There has always been something about the color blue and snowflakes that I love at Christmas Time, maybe it's because I live in a region that never sees snow and we are in the heat of Late Spring/Early Summer when December arrives.

Recently I followed along with the Gecko Galz Blog Hop where at each stop there was a free collage sheet to download.  One of these collage sheets was entitled Christmas Visions and I immediately fell in love with this ever so cute image on this Collage Sheet.  I couldn't wait to use it to create a card and link up to their Christmas Joy Customer Challenge and decided to play along with a couple of other challenge which this card suited also.  They are listed below.

Supplies used:
  • Bubble wrap
  • Gecko Galz Collage Image from Christmas Visions Collage Sheet
  • Ranger Archival Ink - Colbalt and Cornflour Blue
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe Ink - Pistachio 
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Delicata Ink - Golden Glitz
  • Pan Pastels - Turquoise, Turquoise Shade
  • Adhesive Mesh Tape (Hardware Store)
  • Cardstock, Stampin' Up
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Divine Swirls
  • Stamps - Stampin Up Baroque Motifs, Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer, Heidi Grace/Fiskars Snowflakes Background.
  • Double Sided Tape and Foam Squares

On Monday I got the lovely surprise of receiving an email advising me that I was the lucky winner of one of the major prizes from this hop.......As of January 2015 I will be receiving their monthly collage sheet collections each month for a year!  I am so excited as I love playing with collage, so no doubt you will be seeing some of these images very soon in my projects.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

City Crafter Challenge Blog - My Deer (must use a deer on your card).
Use your Stuff Challenge - #160 Snow (my snow background stamp from Heidi Grace/Fiskars which I haven't used in over 2 years and the mesh tape from the hardware store).


Becky said...

What a beautiful card Danie! I love this adorable image.

Ros Crawford said...

So adorable!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous background for this delightful retro image, Danie!! Sweetest Christmas card ever!!

Sid said...

Beautiful colours and a gorgeous card design !

Tammy said...

Congratulations on your win! Love the sweet card you created and the netting is a perfect element!

Lizzyc said...

Very cute card,

2amscrapper said...

Love this card! beautiful color combo! thanks for entering the challenge! And congrats on the big win from the Gecko Galz blog hop! Helene

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous card. A really cute image and great background. Thanks for joining us at Use your Stuff this week. Hope to see you again. Tammy DT

Stella said...

You got me with that lovely deer and your gogeous color palette. All shades of blue are my fave:) Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Nancy said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the colors and the sweet image. Congrats on your big win!

MiamiKel said...

OH Danie, this is so charming and cute! What a beautiful holiday card, with an enchanting image and lovely colors - wonderful!!!

MiamiKel said...

OH Danie, this is so charming and cute! What a beautiful holiday card, with an enchanting image and lovely colors - wonderful!!!

Charlene said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Carol S said...

Such an adorable card! Love that Gecko Galz image!