Saturday, 6 November 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Twas The Night Before Christmas

Morning Bloggers!
Hope you are all good.
It's time for another challenge, Thanks to everyone who took part in Brenda's Gold & Cream theme!
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This week at ALLSORTS it's my turn to pick a theme & I would love you to take inspiration from the poem

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Every year, on Christmas eve, I read this with Mackenzie,
 it's such a sweet, lovley poem & one definitly one of our favourites!
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Pop over to the challenge blog to take a peek at the scrummy work from my lovely teamies.
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I can't believe the number of pictures I took to try to get the true colours of this card, everyone I took looked washed out & "PINK" in the end I took this set in the light tent ~ not great, but so far the best!
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I have used
Joanne Sheene ~ Fireplace
Inkadinkado ~ Snowflake Flourishes
Cosmo Cricket ~ Be Good
Sizzix ~ Snowflakes
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks, Stickles & Distress Paint
I have added a bit of sparkle to the embers!
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

31 comments:

Cheryl said...

well hun this is just brilliant so love those papers,this really is amazing hun so beautiful hugs cheryl xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Cute image. Lovely card. The poem is so sweet.
Have a nice weekend.

Hugs

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Fleur. Fab challenge theme - thanks.
Have a great weekend.
Debs xx

Mummylade said...

love the colours!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the distressed feel to it and the image is lovely.

Nikki x

Doreen said...

This is just stunning, wow I so love this,the papers are yummy and a great verse.xxx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Gorgeous card. I have this stamp set but never thought of using these colours but it looks amazing!

CraftyC said...

Its a beautiful card Fleur. Love the colours and a great chosen theme!
Clairexx

Lisa Jane said...

aww this is so sweet .. love the distressing .. it gives a real cosy feel to the card
Lisa ;)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

adorable, so beautiful coloured and crafted, you picked a lovely challenge hunny.
have a great weekend. janex

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Fleur, love the card, such a Christmassy glow about it, the colour looks fine. That poem is a delight and Mac will treasure those times you spent with her reading it. My favourite film which I watch most years is 'It's a Wonderful Life' I know it's really old and black and white but I just have to at least dip into it to get the warm fuzzy glow, I know I'm daft but it's a tradition. Have a lovely weekend :0) xxx

Loopylou!! said...

awww fleur this is way too cute hun! i love it! Mo loves the story too, we have a big board book of it!! hugs Lou xxx

Vicky said...

Hi Fleur, lovely colours on this one...makes me feel all warm... Fabulous job, love the stitching and distressing....
Try not to worry about the pics...its one of those thing we all face but could scream about how different the card appears in the shot....

Beautiful work!!!
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Vicky

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!there Fleur-long time no see...hehe!!
Such a gorgeous card,love the rich colours and your distressing/stamping-just perfect.
Thanks sooooo much for your company today,i had a really *lovely* day and love my new crafty stash.
Nice to have a giggle too,hope Hubby and Mac are ok?

see you soon,hugs Lou.xx

Faye said...

What an absolute beauty! I love the distressing and this poem, it really sums up the spirit of Christmas. Have a fab weekend. xxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Fleur, wonderful sweet image.
luv
Debby

chris said...

Hi Fleury, wow this just looks so amazing, I can almost feel that fire warming me through. it really is a beauty. pleased you had a great time at the nec, so wished i could have been with you, maybe next year!!
hugs chris xx

Basslady said...

delightful card with an awesome image!
so cute...makes me smile at once!
GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Fleur - this is fabulous! Love the distressed vintage feel, and I would love to be snoozing in front of that log fire - it looks soooo inviting!! The choice of colours and papers is perfect for the scene, and the poem is one of my all-time favourites.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Maya said...

Such a wonderful card!
Love the image and colors are beautiful!
Hugs from Maya

Dora said...

Fantastic card, this is gorgeous, love those colours! Yes, me too I always end up taking lots of photos 'cos I'm never ever happy with the result. I find the best ones are taken outside xx

louise said...

Stunning card Fleur
Louise xx

Sally Atkins said...

Beautiful card, Fleur! Those little sleeping mice are so adroable! I love the warm colours too x

Babs said...

Love everything about your card, the colours look just fine and such gorgeous papers and a cute image Fab

Babs x

Kim Piggott said...

Hi Fleur,
It was absolutely wonderful to meet you at the NEC! I really hope we can chat longer next time :)
Your card is so very gorgeous! I really love your sweet image and your colours are wonderful!
Fabulous creation!
hugs
kim x

Rica said...

Hi Fleur - just popped over to it was great to meet you at the NEC.
Love your card and the vintage feel to it - fabulous papers and such an adorable image - beautifully coloured.
That poem brings back memories of my childhood - love it!!
hugs Heather xx

Nicola said...

This is so stunning. Hugs Nicola xx

Dora said...

Hi Fleur, me again. I got something for you on my blog. Pop over when you can. Hugs xx

Mel said...

Fleur, this is beautiful. I can never make house mouse stamps look good, i think it is all that detail but this is fantastic. Melx

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous Fleur!!! love your design and distressing!
xxx

Basslady said...

love the sweet image and the fantastic look of your card! GREAT job!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo