Sunday, 11 December 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 22 - Christmas!


And a big welcome to my new followers :-) I'm back with my DT card for Dream Valley's latest challenge:


Well what else would it be at this time of year!?!

This is my first successful stepper card - I've always made such a hash of them before!

The image is of course Forever Friends coloured with my fave promarkers. The tree stamp was in the same set.  I've added loads of fluffy stuff I got from my local craft shop - it makes fab snow and fluffy trims :-)

I like doing my cards in those lovely pinks and blues but you just can't beat the traditional red and green for Christmas! I've embossed the background and highlighted it with shimmer chalk so it stands out a bit better. It looks really shimmery in real life - I can't hope for the camera to catch that at the moment though. It's having enough difficulty distinguishing between bold primary colours in this horrible (lack of) light we've got at the moment. How I long for Santa to bring me my daylight lamp! I've posted him my list :-)

I've used:
Images - Forever Friends
Sentiment - Daisy and Dandelion die-cut
Papers - Daisy and Dandelion
Fluffy stuff(!)
Papermania embossing folder
Shimmer chalks (to highlight embossed snowflakes)
Ribbon and gems from stash

CES Challenges - Traditional Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - Traditional colours for Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Snow much fun!
Forever Friends - It's all Christmas
Let's ink it up - Christmas Projects
ABC challenge - E for embossing
Totally Gorjuss - Let it snow

Now don't forget to pop over to Dream Valley - we've got some fab new members to our design team and they've made some gorgeous festive projects :-)

I've made a bezillion other Christmas cards but haven't got round to posting them on here yet so prepare for an overdose from me in the next few days :-)

Love 'n' hugs,


Jack said...

Fab stepper card. I always have to make one in paper first - every time!!! xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, great job with your stepper card Mel! Love your cute bears! Hope Santa delivers on your daylight lamp ... I got one last year and don't know how I managed without it!

SuzanneK said...

Adorable creation, love the little bears, so cute. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

mags said...

Super card Mel. I do love Forever friends. Looking forward to working with you at Dream Valley.

vickisunshine said...

A gorgeous card Mel. Those cute bears just look so cosy!
Vicki x

Sabina said...

What a lovely card!! Thanks for joining us at ABC!!

gina g said...

Fabulous card, great image. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. luv gina xx

MagsB said...

Ace stepper card, Mel! Those little bears are adorable! I'm hoping Santa will bring me a Daylight Lamp, too - assuming my hubby gets himself organised enough to send the request!!!

love MagsB x

patricia said...

thanks for joining and using a foreverfriends pictures
nice card

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab stepper card, lovethe image...FF bears are my favourite!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

NGCARDS said...

Great creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

carol said...

lovely creation, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

coops said...

gorgeous card mel.stunning colours and design and i love the sweet ff bears ;D

xx coops xx

Jennie said...

This is adorable Mel! I do love a good ff bear :)
Merry Christmas xxx

kyanos said...

CUTE!!! love it!!!thanks for playing with us at ABC Challenge

Hazel said...

Hi Mel

Cute card - the Forever Friends image is just fab.

Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck.

I hope you will be able to join in our challenge next week.

Take care

Hazel x