Friday, 8 January 2010

MDU and Double Dutch

Whoohoo - my Mojo's returning slowly and I managed two challenges with one card - not a record but pretty good for me at the moment. Magnolia Down Under ask that we find an alternative use for a stamp. I use Christmas Eve (or is it Christmas morning - I can never remember which is which) as an open card. I hardly ever do red and green Christmas cards, now I've used a Christmas Tilda and red and green BG papers, which are Figgy Pudding, Dasher and Fruitcake.  I used the fabulous sketch from the Double Dutch challenge, coloured Tilda with distress inks, and cut her out using the oval nesties (should have been round, but Tilda was too big).

Being indecisive I couldn't make my my up whether to stamp or use distress inks around the image so I didn't do either I pierced and threaded some small rose around the edge. Can't make my mind up whether I like it or not!! I used the MS punch for the two strips - top right and added some pearl thread. The sentiment is Lily of the Valley and cut out with the heart nesties.

Hope you're all keeping warm and dry, the weather here has got a little warmer, but appently we're going to have snow this weekend - well surprise, surprise - we've had snow every day since two weeks before Christmas. I have to admit though  it's not like English snow, it's dry and powdery and doesn't feel anywhere near as cold even though the temperatures are lower. I'm off to the local craft shop (25k away if  that's local) before it snows, to see if I can pick up any goodies, though I don't hold out much hope. Might even get to build a snowman this weekend.


joey said...

Lol Heather enjoy your snowman building, they have said we are due more but I dont think we will get any more now. Its just turned to ice argh!.Stay

Your card is gorgeous I love your colour choice and beautiful

Christine said...

Hi I hate it when my mojo goes walkabout, I wondered what was wrong havent seen much of you or I should say your cards by the way this one is gorgeous love the colours and of course tilda, have a nice weekend Christine x

Julie said...

Fab card Heather, I love the colour scheme and the roses round the main image.

Sue said...

Hi Hun
aww another totally gorgeous card, your colouring is awesome hun, luv the colours & scrummy papers.
Hope you get some nice crafty bits, if not i expect to see a snowman here!!lol.

I have another odd hm on me blog hun!! lol.keep warm, n safe, sue.x

nessy said...

gorgeous card ~love those rich colours you have used ~and such pretty flowers too
vanessa xx

Moni said...

Your mojo is stunning, you always creat fab cards. Love colour combo and image is so cute! Fab papers and stunning design!
You are shopping and I did too, I was shopping today for Kristians party tomorrow and it is snowing and I couldnt walk so hate that! Enjoy your weekend, i gave Kristian kiss from you! Hugs,moni

Kim Piggott said...

Heather this is so very beautiful!
kim x

Sandie said...

Fabby card Heather!! Great alternative use for a xmas stamp. Love the BG papers and the colours are just beautiful.

Have fun building your snowman :)

Ikki said...

Hi Rica, this is a nice one! Love your choice of image and the colours. Hope you have a fruitful visit to the craft shop. ikki

Julie said...

Hellooooo Rica!! Wonderful card - you ought to use red and green more often if this card is anything to go by - I love your roses!! Happy New Year, love Juliex

Sue said...

Oh, Heather, I like all the different papers on your card and the red and green you used for your non-Christmas card. The roses are lovely too. Coloring is awesome. Great take on the challenge, thanks for joining the fun at MDUC. Hope you come back again next challenge!

Kellie Winnell said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

Hugs, Kel
MDUC Site Owner.

Danielle said...

Heather, this is beautiful! Your colouring of Tilda is exquisite and I adore the colours and papers! The image is perfect for a non-christmas card too! I hope you're staying warm and managed to get to the craft store!
Hugs, Danielle

Riet said...

So beautiful card Heather,i love Tida and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kristy Young said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous! Your colouring is AMAZING.
Thanks so much for joining Magnolia Down Under challenges.
Kristy x

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous card - your colours, colouring and layout are all superb! Great job.
Thanx for joining us at MDUC

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