Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Merry Christmas from London


I spotted a fun Christmas challenge on the Winter Wonderland blog called "Across the Miles" and thought that a card with something to do with London on it would fit the bill (seeing as that is where I live, and I've managed to collect a fair few London/Union Jack/Jubilee crafty bits over the last year).

I love this stamp by Penny Black, and decided I would try to turn it into a snowy, wintry scene by combining it with some blue papers from a yummy Polkadoodles CD, and just a touch of colour from some Copics - and this is what I came up with!  I'm sure that I could have given it a more wintry feel with more colour and inks, but I quite like the clean fresh look of all the white with just a hint of colour.  What do you think?

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Across The Miles
CD Sunday - Christmas
Make It Monday - Linky Party #110
Stamp and Create - Winter Wonderland
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Die Cuts and/or Punches

Materials Used:
Penny Black - London stamp
Polkadoodles - Here Comes Christmas CD
Copics - BG10, BG72
Spellbinders - A2 Matting Basics A and B, Holiday Tags
Letraset - fine line drawing pen
Craftwork Cards - A5 white card blank
Pale blue ribbon from stash

19 comments:

  1. This is lovely Mandy. I think you have captured the wintery feel perfectly with the colour you have chosen. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday and hope to see you again soon.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

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  2. Wow, what a fab image - your card is a stunner Mandy. Saw it on MIM - Deb

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  3. I think it is fabulous, love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday this week .
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  4. what a wonderful card, thank you for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

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  5. oh wow what a fab way to use that image .. i love it
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Lisa x

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  6. A beautiful card Mandy, it certainly captures the magic of christmas. Thanks for sharing it with us at CD Sunday and I hope we will see you again.
    Christine x
    CD Sunday DT

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  7. Very pretty card - I like your choice of colour.

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  8. Gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!

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  9. A fabulous way to use this stamp.I saw it at MIM Jean x

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  10. It's a lovely card - just right for the CD Sunday challenge this week. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  11. What a great way to use this image. Thank you for playing along at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Debbie x

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  12. beautiful Christmas card .Love the image and paper . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  13. A beautiful Christmas card. Wonderful choice of colour and style.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Cd Sunday.
    Carol x
    CD Sunday DT

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  14. Stunning card and coloring mandy. Loz
    Visiting from MIM

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  15. A great card, Mandy...the colours are great

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  16. Such a pretty card Mandy, I do like blue for Christmas cards along with the traditional colours.

    Sue T (GD CD Sunday)

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  17. How creative to use a London scene for your Christmas card! It works so well, it really has a Christmas feel to it!

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  18. A very pretty contemporary card, looks like it's a lovely CD. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

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  19. This is great and would work so well for someone who has emigrated.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, I read and appreciate them all.
Mandy x