Sunday, 18 August 2013

Wee Christmas Card

Hi Everyone!

Hope you're all ok?  I've been busy, busy, busy this last week.  My crafting mojo seems to have taken a hike BUT my designing one hasn't so I've been designing lots of lovely things which you'll know about soon.  I'm also learning to draw which is taking up quite a bit of time as I have zero natural talent, lol.  But...I'm slowly getting there and maybe I'll show you something I've done soon...or maybe not!  :o)

Anyway, I've scraped enough mojo together to come up with a quick little card today and here it is:
And it was a quick card as I used one of the gorgeous Wee toppers which are available precoloured from The Hobby House.  I usually like colouring my own images as I love colouring, but there isn't always enough time and people don't always want to pay for cards which have taken hours and hours, do they?  So this is a great option and I thought I would give them a go.  I bought a selection to try out (and LOTV pads) and they're all fabulous so well worth getting some for those quick cards if you've not tried them already.

I've used the topper as it came but backed it onto some red Core'dinations Premium Textured Cardstock from the Parisian Nights set.  It's strange as it's nothing like normal Core'dinations and is more like paper but is textured and has lovely rich colours.  I've used it for the matting layers and the die cuts.

The paper is one I created myself and I have used this on the inside as well.

The dies I used were Memory Box Precious Mittens and Frosted Christmas Tree and I cut the tree down to size to fit in the corner.  

The sentiment was created on my lappy, the embossing was created using a Cuttlebug folder and the faux gems were from my stash, and that's it...a very quick card!  

I am entering this card into the following challenge:


Right...back to the grindstone!

Take care everyone & happy crafting!
xx

23 comments:

  1. Lovely card, still need to start my Xmas ones, love the Wee images :-) xxx

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  2. Gorgeous as always hunni!!.. You are a good little chicken starting xmas cards already!!.. :)
    xxx

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  3. This is soooo cute! Just love the coloring as always, the embossing and the great color choices! Can't wait to see your own drawings!!!!

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  4. Love this card ~ I've still got to crack on with my Christmas cards but just can't get in the mood! Might order some of those toppers to give me a kick start though :)
    Maggie x

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  5. Gorgeous card Lexie, I'm glad you found some time to squeeze in a bit of real crafting. I love the delightful Wee topper x

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  6. Great card Lexie.

    Look forward to finding out what clever things you have been upto.

    Traceyxx

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  7. Gorgeous card Lexie. I love the sweet image and beautiful papers. Fabulous layout as always.
    Looking forward to seeing what you have designing, sounds really exciting!!
    Sue xx

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  8. So sweet, Lexie! Love that image and the mittens and tree are perfect embellies. Wonderful paper choice and great embossing!

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  9. This is gorgeous Lexie. I love the topper, she's so sweet. Fab colours and design too.
    Lorraine x

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  10. This is gorgeous Lexie, I love the beautiful image and the embellishments.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. Stunner of a card, lovely topper and great layout hugs xx

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  12. Adorable and so gorgeous Lexie.
    Wendy xx

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  13. This is so adorable Lexie, I love that image and your colouring is fabulous as ever - so cute mitts!
    xx

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  14. gorgeous use of the HH Topper and surprised you have not entered this into the Hobby House Challenge of Christmas, would love to see you over there
    Hugs Kate xx

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  15. Such a sweet creation Lexie. Love these Wee Stamps images.
    Laine
    x

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  16. Super cute Lexie, love this xxx

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  17. Wow Lexie this is sooo Cute Hugs Sandra xx

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  18. hi hun, thank you popping over and joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
    Hugs Kate xx

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  19. A beautiful card love the image xxx

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  20. Wow, Lexie, your card is fantastic, the image is so cute and your colouring is super.

    Sorry not been visiting for a while we are still busy decorating, 1.5 rooms done -- 1.5 rooms to go !!
    Hope you are well.
    Hugs
    Janet xxx

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  21. Gorgeous card, the mojo is obviously back :) x

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  22. Gorgeous hun, love the papers and layout, the embossing is beautiful and the image is adorable, hope you are ok hun? Apologies for being a useless blogger lately lol
    Lindsay xx

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