Sunday 10 October 2010

Monique - Christmas Love

I have tried to get the sparkle to show up too - lucky the sun has decided to shine today!

Challenges :
Mo’s Digital – Colours of the Rainbow - blue

Allsorts – Song title (Sacrifice – Elton John)

Sweet Stamping - bling

Sketch Saturday – design sketch

Creative Cottage – bling

Stamp Challenges – punches

Alphabet - Christmas

Flutterby Wednesday – open (wings).

Today’s card uses a fab image from Mo Manning, that of Monique. Having decided to bite the bullet and make another Christmas card, I then had to decide how to colour Monique in - and as I do try to enter the Mo’s DP2 Challenge each week it was then a choice of which colour of the rainbow did I want. The DT there had all used one particular colour of the rainbow for their individual cards and I decided to follow that route too, rather than go for the whole rainbow. I also wanted to tie in the fabby sketch over at Sketch Saturday so with that in mind, I created my card.

There are two tonal blue papers cut & aligned to follow the sketch but I also added a line of Martha Stewart punched snowflakes across the ‘dividing line’. These snowflakes were given a liberal dosing of Crafter’s Companion Spray & Sparkle for that bit of extra ‘something’. The image, coloured with Promarkers, was then given a paper-pieced dress using one of the same papers of the background, and this too was shaded with Promarkers and then glittered with the same spray. The Bible verse is from Digi Doodle, and I split the ‘Love’ heading away from the rest of the text to follow the layout I had chosen. This was mounted using both an adhesive runner and foam pads, depending on the overlapping.

Right I am keeping this post relatively short as I have ironing to crack on with! I hope that you have enough time to leave me a comment, and I thank you for each and every one of them.

Tine :)


  1. Love the sparkle! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  2. I love this baby blue scheme you've chosen and wow that glitter looks fabulous on the lovely image. Thanks for playing along in our Sweet Stampin 'Diamonds' challenge x

  3. Hi Tine
    a beautifl card, lovely image & colouring,luv all the sparkle, great design,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  4. Oh, this is so pretty! I love the simplicity with just the right amount of decoration and touch of sparkle. Thanks for sharing it with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  5. Hiya Tine,

    How are you?

    Glad you liked the card,have had the idea for a while now & it came together at the right time.

    Thank you so much for dropping by my blog.
    Your comments & your support is amazing,thank you soooo much your an Angel!

    Your angel is soo lovely,subtle with just the right amount of sparkle.

    Talented lady that you are!

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  6. Wow, she truly shines! Absolutely gorgeous card!

  7. Very pretty, love the glitter you added to the dress and of course the scripture. :-)Terrific coloring as always ~

  8. This is beautiful.. Your sparkle is perfect.. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week.. Love all the blues...

  9. fabulous card love the image and the sparkle looks super...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

  10. stunning card !! I love this image and the colours and sparkle are fab :-)

    thanks for joining the Stamp Something Challenge :-)

    Lols x x x

  11. gorgeous card, love the image and your sentiments are fab

    thankyou for joining in with my musically inspired challenge this week @ Allsorts

    Amanda xx