Friday 7 September 2012

Christmas Candle!

Good morning and hope that you're looking forward to the weekend?  Quite a busy weekend for us coming up as it's our son Jack's 14th birthday on Sunday, we're out for a 'birthday tea' tomorrow night and he's also got a football match on Sunday afternoon!  And we also have the added mayhem of our daughter Lauren going on holiday abroad with her boyfriend on Sunday - this will be their first holiday abroad together (they've been together nearly 2 1/2 years!) - and they're excited but a bit apprehensive about the airport, checking in, etc.! So my husband is taking them to the airport on Sunday afternoon - after the chaos of all the packing, etc., on Saturday! I'll be looking forward to Monday for a rest!

But less of my family-life waffle!  As it's Friday that means it's time for a new challenge over at CraftyCatz!  There were some great entries last week in the 3-2-1 challenge - and congratulations to our winner! This week the lovely Suzie has chosen 'Christmas' as our theme - so time to get festive everyone!  The prize this week is sponsored by

and the winner can pick 3 packs of die cuts!

There are so many lovely Christmas stamps about - with more being launched all the time! - but I picked one I already had from LOTV (you might have guessed lol!) - and apologies, it's yet another 'red&green' Christmas card!

This stamp is called 'Christmas Candle' - and she is gorgeous! I just love that snuggly looking coat & hood! 

I've actually coloured the green coat with copics - yes, I finally bought a few pens to try, so still practicing and learning! I do like the brush tip though, but perhaps my blending technique could do with some more practice!  I've used promarkers for the other colours, with some added glitter on her hood, for the snow and around the candle flame - shame it doesn't show up better on the photo! 
The sentiment is also from LOTV and stamped onto kraft card. 

The cute little poinsettias were made with a Marianne die, and the fir branch is from Spellbinders 'Fall Foliage'.  The snowflake backing paper is from LOTV - Krafty Christmas. 
I've used a Tonic border punch on the red & green, with a red satin ribbon & a 'parcel' button. 
Hope you like it! So do dig out the tinsel & glitter and join in this week at CraftyCatz!

Back soon, Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - use a stamp (no digi)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes


  1. This is a gorgeous Christmas card Kim, great colours. I've not seen that image before but can see why you love it.

    Jo x

  2. fabulous card the flowers and of course that sweet image..have a good time celebrating.....and happy birthday to your son...........hugs sassyxxxx

  3. Fab card and great idea to use a older stamp as we tend to use new images and forget our older stamps

  4. Gorgeous and beautiful card Kim love the image and fabulous colour's and paper's have a lovely weekend my friend
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  5. This is gorgeous Kim, I love the image and the traditional festive colours are so beautiful
    I hope you have a great weekend, it sounds like it will be a busy one!
    Hugs Sue

  6. This is gorgeous Kim. I do love L.O.T.V. images. I love your colouring and layout. Have a good birthday tea for your son and I hope your daughter has a great holiday. Roll on Monday for you. Lol!!!


  7. Gorgeous Kim :) Love the image and red and green on a Christmas card always work well for me.

    Susan x

  8. Super christmas card Kim, love the cute image, enjoy the weekend, x carol

  9. red and green is my favorite for christmas, you really hit it out of the park on this one! nice job :) thanks for joining us at inky impressions challenge blog, good luck on the draw!

    dt member

  10. augh! gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing along with us over at inky impressions....Fabi xxxx

  11. Such a lovely Christmas card! Her candle looks so perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  12. Gorgeous christmas card. Love your choice of image and colours. Great layout and design
    Eileen x

  13. How beautiful your card is with the green and gold.

    Thanks for joiniing in our Christmas Challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  14. What a gorgeous Christmas card, truly adorable... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  15. Hi Kim, Such a pretty card and I love the sweet LOTV image, always a winner I think...enjoy your week-end.xx

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  17. Hiya Kim this is so very lovely my friend, your colouring is awesome and I love the papers too,
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  18. Gorgeous card Kim and beautifully coloured ... she does look lovely and cosy!
    Happy Birthday to your son, and hope your daughter has a fab hol!

  19. So sweet, love the traditional colour combo and the papers you've used. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  20. What a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew „Christmas Challenge“!
    I wish you good luck – make sure to come back to see who’ll be our winner!
    Hugs, Elisa (DT)

  21. This is beautiful Kim! I'm loving the colors and papers, just perfect!
    Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  22. Gorgeous the image and your colouring....thanks for joining Inky Impressions!
    xxx Margreet

  23. So sweet. I love traditional colours for Christmas - there's something warm and comfrting about them!

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes


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Kim x