Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Christmas Scene

Another Christmas card to add to the box  - I'm quite pleased with how I'm doing considering I don't usually start til at least November. This one is a large 8x8 - a new size for me and I loved that it meant I could create this scene with several stamps that I wouldn't of been able to do on a smaller card blank. I used the sketch from 'Just Us girls' as a starting point (who are celebrating their 100th challenge) and then created the scene with Penny Black carol singing hedghogs, and the door and tree stamps from Stamp Addicts in the background.  I coloured it all with promarkers with a smudge of weathered wood distress inks round the edge.
I ran some co-ordinations card through my big shot in a music embossing folder and then sanded it a little - I'm not sure i have a good enough sanding block as it didn't work as well as I'd hoped.  The background paper is a patchwork effect I've had for ages - no idea now who made it. The gold embossed wording says 'A partridge in a pear tree'.
A little ribbon, some holly and a touch of stickles which you can't really see on here finishes off.
I'm sharing this at these challenges -

Thanks for stopping by - hope you're having a good week...Esther xx


  1. great christmas card Esther- so much to look at, love the richness, Debi x

  2. GOODNESS this is just too cute and 8x8 really did let you make a good-sized scene! Well done and good for you for getting christmas cards done early. Thanks so much for joining JUGS for our #100! We appreciate the support and participation.

  3. Hi Esther

    What a great Christmas scene .. .. love those little carol singing hedgies!!!

    Your embossed music background matches in perfectly!

    Thank you for playing along with the Penny Black Saturday challenge this week.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Wonderful card Esther. Great scene and lovely traditional colours. The musical embossing looks fab too.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.
    Clare x

  5. oh hun this is just brilliant just love that stamp and its one super scene you have created hun,hugs cherylxxx

  6. A gorgeous card Esther, I love the scene you've created, in fact I love it all.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. This is such an adorable card Esther. I love the xmas scene you have made with all the different images.This is not just a xmas card, it is a work of art. Just fabulous.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck in the prize draw.


  8. This is absolutely gorgeous Esther, love the festive and cheerful scene you created, it make me hum "fa-la-la"!

    Thanks for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts.


  9. I love your Xmas card Esther, and the image is so cute! The patchwork paper looks gorgeous, and I love the music embossing. Maria x

  10. such a beautiful christmas scene esther......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  11. THIS is gorgeous, Esther! YOU SURE know how to fill up a gorgeous composition! Love your use of the Just Us Girls Sketch - THANK YOU, sooooo much, for joining us this week and celebrating the big 100 with us!

  12. Oh what a wonderful card and love all the images together they make a fab scene.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

  13. Gorgeous scene Esther - the different stamps work so beautifully together. Thanks for joining in the Penny black Saturday Challenge this week
    pauline x

  14. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  15. Such a cute little scene - love the hedgies and that fab door,

  16. Gorgeous card - love the image which you've coloured beautifully!! Thanks for playing along with my Patchwork theme at PFP this week, good luck, Juliexx

  17. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at PfP, good luck.
    Tracy x


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