Friday 4 October 2013

Believe in the Magic

This is my DT card for Crafts-Too Challenge You (C2CU) and the theme this month is Christmas Festivities and for the first two weeks we would like you to create/depict a scene. I have used a Nellie’s vintage image, Crafts-Too snowflakes die and embossing folder and other dies by Tim Holtz and Memory Box.
I am loving using kraft card and I think this with the sepia tones and reds work really well together.
Christmas is a very important event in our family calendar and we all love this special time of year, particularly as we have children around. This little girl looks as though she is very happy to be playing with a new Christmas teddy bear on a wonderfully snowy day. Just how we wish all Christmas days could be.
I layered up the tree first die-cutting it in brown card and then in white. Small snippets of the white one have been added to the brown one to represent the snow on the branches and I sparkled them up a bit with frosted lace stickles.
The 25 is a movers and shapers die, simply cut in the same red paper as the embossed panel.
A beautiful snowy Christmas scene.

We hope that you will be able to join us in the challenge which is open until the end of October, but remember the twist will change in another two weeks.

I hope you have a great weekend. I am looking forward to spending it in Swanage and being by the sea. What will be very interesting is that it is ‘Blues’ weekend so there will be lots of bands and artists singing and playing in the pubs and clubs, I’ll let you know what it is like next week.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous make nd lovethe quote , we all need a bit of belief in magic sometimes! Have a great time and enjoy the sea air! Hugs trace x

Jane said...

What a gorgeous scene you created Brenda and I too am a huge fan of Christmas and all the magic. The Kraft with red looks terrific as do those sparkly trees. Enjoy Swanage, the weather is looking good. Hugs xx

Amanda said...

Fabulous card loving the Kraft with the red works brilliantly. Enjoy your break.
Amanda x

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely image and I like the mix of coloured card you've used.

artwolf2009 said...

wonderful Card, happy who gets it

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous Christmas card.

Deborah said...

Such a beautiful card, Brenda - *love* those colours together.Have a great time by the sea!

Redanne said...

That image is so beautiful and works well with the Kraft and I love your pops of colour. Have fun and enjoy the Blues. Hugs, Anne x

Shirley said...

A beautiful crisp and vibrant Christmas card Brenda. The image says it all.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Margreet said...

Beautiful card all of your details...enjoy your 'blues' weekend!
xxx Margreet

Gio said...

You created a gorgeous, festive scene, Brenda!

Have a creative weekend :-)

Anonymous said...

I am in agreement with you Brenda as I love Kraft and it is a favourite for Christmas.
That is the sweetest of images, this is most adorable.

Terry said...

I agree that Kraft and Red work so well together! Love this Christmas sweetness and all the festive layers! Sounds like a fun weekend for sure, so enjoy! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I love the colours on this beautiful festive card Brenda! xx

Words and Pictures said...

It's great, Brenda - I agree the kraft gives it a lovely earthy look, and all the die-cutting is fab!
Alison x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, love the details and the adorable image of the little girl.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, great colors and details.

Christina C. said...

A gorgeous creation!!!!!

Astrid Maclean said...

I totally agree this is a gorgeous colour combinations!! Love that vintage image and the way you have enhanced it with the other elements!! Stunning card!!

trisha too said...

BEAUTIFUL Christmas card, Brenda!


Rossella said...

Brilliant Chrissie Card
Rosie x

Jools Robertson said...


Beautiful vintage Christmas

Hope your having a great time in Swanage


Jools x

Cocofolies said...

All is beautiful on this card!!.. I love every lovely detail on it.
Otherwise sorry to request again Brenda, but did you receive at least one of my emails? They could be in your spams maybz??.. enjoy the rst of your week-end, HUGS Coco x

Daniele said...

what a sweet image, love you vintage scene

Marjie Kemper said...

What a sweet image! Love how you have framed her with the gate and tree, and those bright pops of red throughout.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful image, and gorgeous design!!!

nefertiti said...

Lovely scene and wonderful card Brenda!!!bizz