Saturday, 12 November 2011

2nd post - challenge entry! If you missed my earlier post then please scroll down

Hi readers,

You KNOW I must be feeling better since I'm back with a second post today!!! Been a while since I've done that you know!

Over on the Simply Less Is More blog the challenge set this week is LEAVES and I immediately thought HOLLY leaves - and this beautiful Inkadinkado holly flourish jumped to mind - I just hope the LIMettes think it's leafy enough!

The BIG picture!
The close up!

Materials used:
  • 5" 300gsm white scalloped square and matching envelope
  • Inkadinkado image inked in Brilliance thyme
  • Inkadinkado sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black
  • Crystal stickles to highlight the flourish
  • Copic Atyou Spica green glitter pen to highlight the leaves and red to highlight the berries
  • Two faux crystal gemstones to highlight the sentiment

Hope you like it ....... how's your day going? I ordered some goodies from Joanna Sheen yesterday afternoon and they arrived this morning! - Howzat for service? Thanks to Caroline at JS (as hers was the name inside the packet) for such super prompt service - all the more remarkable as JS's P&P is FREEEEEE!


47 comments:

Suzilou said...

This is gorgeous Kathy, what a fab stamp and love the touch of sparkle :)

GinaA said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, love the image and the sentiment and the leaves stand out really well.

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, this is elegant - love it x

Sally H said...

Wow! That is fabulous Kathy! Love it! I was still in Autumn mode, but you have got me thinking now!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your holly swirl Kathy and the glittery swirls make it gorgeously Christmassy! Vx

Craftyrose said...

Good to see the purple princess back in the crafting fast car! xx

Anne said...

Hi Kathy this is exquisite, my favourite so far this week, love the sheen on it and the stamp too. J Sheen delivery is always amazing, they are very efficient and free too, what more could you ask!
Anne
x

Lynne said...

I have this stamp but never thought to use it. Your card is beautiful, love the sparkle.
You just can`t beat JS for service IMO pity not all companies are that good.
Lynne xxx

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous Kathy
Margaret x

Rosemary said...

wow... what a gorgeous christmas card!!!

Carol said...

Perfect CAS Christmas card Kathy. So glad you're feeling much better. Carol x

Craftilicious said...

What a fabulous card - definately leafy enough! That stamp is gorgeous!
Tara x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh beautiful, love the sparkle. Kim

Linby said...

Beautiful - love the sparkle.
Linbyx

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous - just love the simplicity and the glitz.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Jenni's Jems said...

The close up really shows the sparkle ! gorgeous card x

Lizy said...

Oh wow just BEAUTIFUL Kathy! So stunning! :)
Lizy x

Netty said...

wow this is a terrific christmas card Kathy, love it. x

Chrissie said...

This looks gorgeous Kathy... those flourishes are so delicate!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Marrigje said...

What a beautiful card you made. Just love it.

Mandi said...

This is really lovely Kathy, so elegant
Love the sparkle
Thank you
Mandi LIM

Loli said...

Hola Kathy, i love the swirls, and your card is beautifu, beautiful, i love it.Very elegant CAS card, well done Kathy.
A hug from Palma

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous stamp XOXO Zoe

Kerryp77 said...

Kathy, what a stunning christmas card. truly beautiful and elegant. xx

Louise said...

This is gorgeous - I love Inkadinkado!

Annchen said...

so elegant - love the glitter

Aileen said...

Simply stunning Kathy. Love the little bit of sparkle. x

Karen said...

That is beautiful Kathy, very stylish and elegant lol Kx

Suze Bain said...

What a beautiful holly swirl, a gorgeous card. xx

Meadie said...

Gorgeous card Kathy, I really love it! The sparkle really finishes it off nicely, Hugs x x

Diane said...

Beautiful. Love the sparkly bits! xx

Beryl K said...

This is just gorgeous Kathy
Beryl x

Jenny said...

Oh so elegant Kathy ! Love the placement of the holly flourish and that touch of glitter brings a touch of magic :)
Jenny x

Suzanne said...

This is a gorgeous card!! I'm off to find out more about crystal stickles, they look so elegant on the swirls...

Bonnie said...

Wow, I really love this stamp and the way you stamped it with a little sparkle! Simply beautiful!

Lisa A. said...

How very pretty...love the flourish dotted with holly...beautiful:)!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Kathy - the Holly image is gorgeous, beautifully placed on the card, and the little bit of sparkle finishes it off perfectly.
Thanks so much for popping by, and leaving a lovely comment.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Viv said...

Great card Kathy, just adore the swirls :O)Viv xx

Susan said...

Beautiful holly image...and I love that you got such a great photo with the sparkly showing!!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kathy

Wow this is soooo gorgeous - love its elegence.

Take care

Tina
X

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Kathy, This is totally stunning, I'm so glad you're feeling better, Gay xxx

Jose said...

WOW! love that card

Michelle said...

This is beautiful Kathy, so elegant. Love that stamp and love the sparkle you have added - beautiful! x

Marlena M. said...

This is beautiful, Kathy! I love the swirls, and the glittery goodness. ;)

Jan said...

Love this Kathy xx Jan

Shobana said...

This is simply lovely! LOVE the simplicity of the stamp and the layout and the subtle glitter and the....everything! :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Simply beautiful. xxx