Sunday 1 December 2013

Colourful Christmas @ HOAC

Happy Sunday Peeps, hope you all have a relaxing day planned. December 1st already! How many of you are in a panic over Christmas and how many are all done? I'm probably somewhere between the 2 (well hopefully I am as this is scheduled from early November!!)
Time for a new challenge today at


and this month Kevin chose the theme

Colourful Christmas

I really needed a push to make Christmas cards so this was good for me, and to make it even quicker I decided to use a topper that I didn't have to colour from the Hobby House.

 The papers are a bit of a mixture, a couple of them were a gift from Zoe @ Stampin Up! (link in my sidebar) and I think the pink one is Echo Park. Lots of pretty snowflake dies and flowers. I did just add a bit of colour to the image with my pencils to get a bit more depth.

Head over to the main challenge blog for lots of colourful inspiration from my lovely teammies and all the details of the challenge and the prize on offer from the Mandy's can be found HERE and
their fabulous online store

or if you're in the area call in to the bricks and mortar shop
The Craft and Hobby Store, Heckmondwike
That's all from me today, enjoy your weekend

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Hobby House - Christmas Topper 
Crafts 4 Eternity - Non Traditional Christmas
Stampin For The Weekend  - Feeling Festive
Totally Papercraft - Ho Ho Holidays
Creative Knockouts - Tic Tac Toe (across the bottom)
Charisma Cards - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Craft - Non Trad Christmas Colours
Songbird Challenge - Die Another Day
Love To Create - 3 Favourite Embellishments
(Flowers, Pearls, So Wrapped Doo Hickey Die)
The Ribbon Girl - Ho Ho Ho Christmas Challenge


cebelica said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the cute image and the colours.Fab work! Hugs! xx

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Laurie
beautiful creation. Love the topper and all the embellishing .

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Laurie, I love the pretty image and all your detailing is so beautiful.
hugs Sue xx

Wendy said...

WOW! LOVE this so much Laurie, it's absolutely gorgeous, the colours are wonderful.
Wendy xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous love the layers and that gorgeous topper. Thanks for your comment, if you do have time to explain how to use photoshop to change the colour of a digi would be very much appreciated x

Sue B said...

Ooh this is scrumptious Laurie… isn't she adorable! the gorgeous papers that you've teamed with her are perfect and I Love all the pretty embellies…so many lovely little details in this card my friend… it's one very special card!
I have been using pre-coloured toppers and vintage images for my cards…it does speed things up a bit.
I hope you are doing ok hun
Sending huge hugs
Sue B xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Laurie, I love the image, the colours all the embellishments and the design.
Kevin xx

Kathleen said...

Well Young Lady, what can I say, just totally stunning, a real work of art and I hate you, no I am kidding.
Just perfect in every way, great image, papers and embellies and I just love the snowflakes.
A huge thank you for commenting on Ethan's card, he was beaming from ear to ear, when I showed him the card on my blog and that he had some comments. He is such a beautiful boy,
Hope things are improving for you.


Kath x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous non-traditional colors holiday card! Love the beautifully colored image, all of your embellishments, and you design is fabulous!
Thank you for sharing your favorite embellishments with us this week at Love to Create.
Ruza, LTC Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.

Marjorie said...

Awh! This is just so cute Laurie, I also have some of these toppers.. think I might have to suss them out, gorgeous flower arrangements..I also love the pink and blue together:)
Marjorie xx

Debs said...

Awesome card Laurie - love that image and totally gorgeous colours.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

wow so pretty love the pastels and all the beautiful embellishments just gorgeous and thank you for joining in with our Special Christmas Event at the Hobby House and good luck
Hugs Kate xx

Christine L said...

Well... you know what i'm going to say.... I just LOVE all the gorgeous pink on this card.. am I predictable do you think?? The embellies are fab and your attention to detail always amazes me!


Unknown said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card. I love all the layered embellishments and colors. Thanks for joining this week at Creative Knockouts.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card as always Laurie. Loving the colours...great mix of traditonal and non traditional. The DP you've used is beautiful and such beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

Emma said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz for our Christmas Challenge xx

Unknown said...

Wow, this looks so festive! Great card, Laurie... :)
Have an awesome day!

Bridie said...

Gorgeous card, I love the pink and pale teal combo

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a lovely day!


Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

michele said...

Beautiful Christmas card Laurie! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Alex H. said...

Your card is amazing... I really love all the wonderful details to discover.. and the image.. perfectly coloured!

ARTfulWings said...

Absolutely stunning - all those gorgeous details - Beautiful!! Thank you for joining in with us over at The Hobby House. Polly

Pami said...

Stunning card honey, gorgeous as ever. Thanks for joining in with our special event at the Hobby House.

Am thinking of you at the moment, sending hugs. P x