Saturday, 11 May 2013

Red and White

Red and white is such a classic colour combination for Christmas, don't you think, just imagine candy canes, Santa's suit, Swedish style decorations.  This is what we are looking for this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown with our colour challenge, set by the very talented Mynnette.  I went for Christmas Stockings!

I must say that I love red and white. For me, it is so versatile, it can be homely, contemporary, classic, it suits cas very well, and I think my card is a bit of a mixed bag! The stockings are stamped from the Open Sleigh set onto white cs and then I've sponged the edges in red.  I cut out white daises, and gave them each a red gem centre, before layering them behind the panel.  The paper is gorgeous, and the little bow matches so well. Finally I added another circle, this time with the sentiment- love this one!
Do have a go at the challenge, just remember ONLY red and white (you are allowed black for a sentiment stamp in the rules), looking forward to seeing all those cards!


  1. What a festive card Louise, I love how you've placed the daisies around the circle, that and the red bow are fab touches! Have a happy weekend! Ruth x

  2. Oh I do like these stockings! Always fun to have stockings hanging at Christmas. Love the flower border too!

  3. Louise, I LOVE this!!! The flowery border around the image is so unique--I LOVE it! The stocking image is fabulous, too! HUGS and have a great week! :)

  4. Such a creative way to make that border around your circle Louise - it looks terrific! I love those stockings too. Wonderful!

  5. I've been thinking for a while to use this image, but then I had a different idea :)
    I love those socks and this beautiful flowery circle!

    Wish you a pleasant evening...
    Rosi x

  6. The various elements - the dotted paper, the stitched ribbon, the daisies, the vintage image - all work together to give your card a country charm. Nicely done! :)

  7. What a cute card! I love the cute little stockings, the cute paper with matching ribbon, and the cute sentiment! Great job, Louise!


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Louise xx