Saturday, 4 June 2011

My First Christmas Card for 2011



I cannot believe I had the sudden urge to make a Christmas card in the Middle of a Heatwave, the heat must have fried my brain.  I am still in the middle of the biggest commission I have had but am trying to make at least one card a day using an image I love.  Since the LOTV Colouring Day I have had lots of requests to make some of my cards for the blog with ProMarkers, so here is one not only coloured in ProMarkers but using a colour scheme I have never used before.


“All Wrapped Up”  was one of Lili of the Valleys 2010 Christmas releases, what a little darling she is.  I usually colour my image and then search around for papers to match, but for thios card I had already decided I wanted to use some of the small bits of my Pion Papers left over from previous card, (this paper is just to precious to waste).   The I choose the flowers and ribbon and finally coloured the image, I am so pleased with the results I may try this again, I know a lot of you make your card this way.

I stamped the music onto cream card using  Lili of the Valley Clear Additions Grunge Music stamp and popped this behind the image.  The Seam binding from The Ribbon Girl was distressed and glittered and a button from The Hobby House was added to the middle of the Bow.


The Flowers are a mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima and the leaves are from the Doo Hickey Mistletoe Die.


Promarkers used to colour the image:

Dress and Bow: Amber, Saffron, Vanilla, Ivory

Hat & Ribbons: Soft Green, Tea Green, Ivory

Flesh: Apricot, Saffron, Vanilla

Boots: Ice Grey1, Ice Grey 2, Ice Grey 5

Have a lovely weekend

Jacqui xxx



kelly said...

This is beautiful Jacqui.Well they do say it`s never too early to start them!Gorgeous colours and a sweet image.

cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous hun oh just love the colors you have used on this,one amazing xmas card hun hugs cheryl xxxx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Jacqui, love the colours, those papers are so beautiful xxx

Riet said...

So wonderful card Jacqui,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Unknown said...

Jacqui this is absolutely beautiful, I have just decided I must save my pennies and get this stamp next, she is so cute. It's so helpful having the Promarker colours listed. I am addicted to them since the Masterclass at Ashford, I learnt loads from you and Bev, thanks alot
Sue xx

Archies Mum said...

Love the colours you have chosen. Before you know it christmas will most probably be upon us, so its never too early to start.

Trudy said...

Such a beautiful card, Jacqui! I love the design, the image.
Hugs Trudy

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great card again jacqui, beautiful image and coloring.

greetings karin

Jane said...

Holy moley Christmas cards already! This is an awesome piece of artwork TFS ~ Jane

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors!

Marion said...

Hi Jacqui,
Totally gorgeous. I love that colour combo. So different. Fabby papers and like the music stamp.
have a wonderful weekend.

Sandie said...

Stunning card Jacqui, I just ADORE that LOTV image.

but seriously girl, wash your mouth out.. it's only June!! No more Christmas!!! LOL ;)

Sandra H said...

Stunning card love the image and colouring used........:) Sandra H

Ann Kristin`s Scrappekrok said...

Beautiful card, image and colour.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

Your first Christmas card is so beautiful, great work!
Hugs Jacqueline

Michele Roos said...

Such a gorgeous card Jacqui. Love the cute image and the colours. Hugs Michele x

.:♥Marit Pettinga-Meijer♥:. said...

Oh my...this is gorgeous!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Hgs, Marit.
..:: xXx ::..

Julie said...

Wow, as fabulous as ever, Jacqui - divine colouring and I love the colours you've used to!!! Wonderful!! Juliexx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous colours!
Helen x

Tasha said...

Oh how beautiful! Love the colours and the super sweet image. Those flowers are beautiful!
love tasha xx

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