Tuesday, 15 January 2013

A Snowy Scene

Today I have a card for you that was the result of an impulse purchase from the bargain bucket in the January sales. The stamp, from Papermania Urban Stamps, designed by Michael Powell, is not my usual style, but I've seen lots of lovely cards made using his stamps.
The stamp does produce a very crisp image, perfect for colouring with markers, as I did. I then used my circle die cuts to cut out the image and a mat from gorgeous and sparkly black cs. I used some paper with snowflakes as a background , I think it's also from Papermania a range called 'Deck The Halls' from a couple of years back. The banner is  cut out from matching paper, layered onto the same cs and I have punched out one of the black circles, popped it up on dimensionals and added some glossy accents to make it stand out. I love how the night sky complements the cs and the colors from the papers are picked up in the houses but most of all I love the image.
I used this sketch from The Merry Monday Challenge
and as I have used circle dies and punches I am entering my card in the challenge over at Make My Monday. No sentiment on the front, I have stamped the inside with a Christmas greeting. I am going to pop it into crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge  too as there are some fab prizes up for grabs!
Just got home from the cinema, I took my Mum to see Les Miserables - needless to say we are both emotionally drained!

12 comments:

  1. Good impulse buy!
    The image is beautifulLynn coloured and the whole card has a really cosy feel to it! Fabulous Louise.

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  2. What a great image. Love how you cut it out of the circle and colored it. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

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  3. Wonderful card, this image is fabulous. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

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  4. Very pretty Christmas card, Louise! Love your image! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  5. What a fun image. Great choice of colors. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  6. I've often wondered whether I should buy that stamp but didn't know what I would do with it, but I love the way you've used it on this delightful card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 107 - you could also enter this into my http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1 - I'd love to see it there too x

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  7. Fabulous image, love how you cut it out and used it with the DSP. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  8. What a beautiful image, I just love the row of houses! Smartly made card! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  9. I love this village and it's colored so beautifully! It reminds me of Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC. Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. A lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM challenges. Caz

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  11. Love your image! Great job on the coloring! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  12. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at MMM.
    Fliss x

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Louise xx