Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Sweet Dreams

Woohoo! Bev’s made a start on her Christmas cards lol – here’s my first. I don’t know if this sweet image by Penny Johnson for Stampavie that you can get here was intended as a Christmas image but it works for me. I have not even used Christmas papers but think I can get away with it as most of them are covered up by embellies (well it wouldn’t be one of my cards if I hadn’t smothered it in the deliciousness of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers now would it?)

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I have used Basic Grey Capella papers again (the pad was still out on my desk from the weekend), and have coloured the image with distress inks. The punched border was done by using just the corner punch off the ATP set. Love the effect. I have stitched around the papers after distressing then applied Stickles for a lil bit of bling. The flowers I used are 15mm and 20mm roses that I have spritzed with Glimmer Mist that I mixed up myself to get the colour to match the card – unfortunately it don’t look good in the pictures but is a perfect match in real life. The sentiment is from an old Anna Griffin set that I got from QVC.

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That’s all from me today, don’t forget to enter my candy draw if you haven’t done so – the link is in my side bar.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

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81 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Bev honey. loving the image that you have used... well done on starting your christmas cards.. xx

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  2. Soooo gorgeous as always Bev!! Everything is just perfect. Aren't you on top of things, starting your Christmas cards already lol! Lotsa luv xxxx

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  3. Hi Bev,this is a gorgeous christmas card!!!
    Hugs Heidy

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  4. Bev, such beautiful colours. Loving these flowers, just gonna have to get some.You are so bad keep showing them ;).
    Just stunning as always hun x

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  5. So beautiful card Bev,i love your image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  6. Wow Bev, Christmas cards in June, how organised are you?

    Gorgeous card and that image is so sweet and perfect for Christmas cards.

    Sarah x

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  7. Gorgeous christmas card Bev!
    I love the papers and all beautiful details.

    Hugs,
    Marina

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  8. It's perfect for a christmascard!
    Great colours and great image.

    Hugs,
    Jolita

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  9. What a beautiful christmascard! Love the colors.

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  10. Just beautiful Bev love the colour and that image says Christmas to me.
    Myrax

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  11. you're right, it works perfectly as a christmas image

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  12. Hi Bev gorgeous card well done on starting the xmas cards hugs Toni

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  13. Cette carte est magnifique!!

    Djam

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  14. Very, very cute image! Lovely Christmascard, wouldn't mind getting this one in the mail ...

    Hugs Yolanda

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  15. Stunning card.I absolutely adore that image.Elisa.x

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  16. Gorgeous. Love the image and if it wasnt intended for Christmas - it certainly fits the bill like you say. Lovely colours and The papers are beautiful.

    Kimmi x

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  17. A real beauty! :-)
    Hugs Ingrid

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  18. Christmas cards..... oh no not that time again.... your card is just gorgeous....

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  19. Gorgeous card,the stamp is so cute.

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  20. Love The colour on her dress! And yes, you got away with it... Somethimes it is perfect with a Christmas card that isn`t too much Christmas! Beautiful papers and flowers too... :)

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  21. What a sweety and the stamp is so cute,love it.

    Grtzz Marjon

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  22. Hi Bev, Stunning card! I love the gorgeous papers and sweet image. Well done on starting your Christmas cards.

    Lisa x

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  23. Great card Bev, I think that image is a great one for christmas :) xxx

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  24. beauty,beauty,BEAUTYFUL!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Hi Bev,

    It's a beauty! I have the Cappella paper too, such beautiful colors!

    Hugs
    Thea

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  26. She is sooo sweet and the colors are just right. Great Christmas card.

    Hugs, Yvon

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  27. It's totally amazing! Love the colours and the all the little details. Just great!
    xMarie

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  28. Love it and it works really well as a Christmas image!

    Kay xx

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  29. Wauw Bev such a gorgeous and sweet Christmas card. I can´t wait to see more of your Christmas creations!
    Your fan Ageeth

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  30. What a pretty card Bev, so wonderful! The image is so cute.
    Hugs Trudy

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  31. Gorgeous card Bev, am loving what you are creating using the Basic Grey papers xxx

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  32. Gorgeous Bev.This is one of my very favourite colour combos. One down how many more to go?
    xx

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  33. Adorable...Gorgeous colors and coloring as always :)

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  34. WOW! This is sooooo beautiful! I love the non traditional colors and the vintage look!

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  35. WOW! You are amazing!
    Sandra

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  36. Beautiful Bev~~Love the new BG paper :)) Great christmas idea!!
    Blessings

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  37. That is just lovely!
    It makes me wanna be a little girl again. :?

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  38. Oh my word, Bev, this is soooooo beautiful!!!!!!! What a stunning Christmas card, indeed! I just love that sweet image colored to perfection and all the luscious goodies from Wild Orchids Crafts.

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  39. This card is stunnig, I love the soft color combo, It is AWESOME!!!
    xxx, Staci

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  40. Ooooooooohhhhhhhhh....Ahh...
    Wow - Beth, this card looks soooo sweet and beautiful! Wonderful
    Hugs Tini

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  41. Gorgeous card Bev, I love the colors and I think the papers fit well with xmas theme :) I should probably follow your example and start with mine lol
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  42. so pretty! i love the sparkles round the candle light!

    love tina x

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  43. Hi Bev
    what a delightful christmas card, I love what you have done with the border, well done for starting so early. My intention in January was to make at least 4 a month, (guess how many I've made to date none)lol.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  44. Gorgeous! That image is too sweet.

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  45. Wow Bev! Adoable :) Great idea to start on Christmas cards...I should do that.
    Hugs x
    Darcie

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  46. Stunning card Bev, adore the image and such a beautiful colour scheme. Beautiful embellishments too.
    Kelly.x

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  47. Hi Bev! WOW! This is soooo gorgeous!!!! This is one of our fave stamps-she is adorable isn't she?!! Your colouring is FAB!
    Love and hugs
    Emma and Susan
    xxx

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  48. what a cutie! love the colors

    hugs
    daisy

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  49. Bev, this is so adorable! I love the colors and the embellishments you chose are perfect. So cute!

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  50. Well done, Bev for starting your Christmas cards and this one is such a beauty!
    Diane x

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  51. How wonderful!!! This image is so lovely. And I love the colors you have used.

    Hugs,
    Nicole

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  52. This is stunning and oh so sweet, Bev! Love your flowers to bits, hun. I can't wait to get my first package of WOC flowers that I just ordered!!! I know I will be smothering my cards with them too, smile! Everything just looks so beautiful on this card. Makes me want to make a Christmas card!
    Hugs,t

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  53. Gorgeous card love the image good start with this christmas card
    Hugs Tineke

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  54. Its so lovely Bev, very nice.
    Hugs Astrid

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  55. Oh my word, Bev, she's a wee darling and your colouring is perfect - in my favourite colour, too. Just love the papers and all the embellishments, too - wouldn't be you without just one or two flowers, now would it? Sorry to say , my young Bev, I've beaten you to it. I'm determined to get to grips with this stamping and colouring lark so I've been practising - have made 15 Christmas cards- woohoo, how good am I???

    Alice (beemer)

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  56. beautiful work Bev, such a lovely image

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  57. Hi! all just adorable,what a sweetie she is and such a pretty card.
    hugs Lou.xx

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  58. Oohh this is a sweet card Bev, gorgeous colors
    i love it

    Hugs Suze xx

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  59. What a gorgeous image. I love it and love the colour combo. Hope to see you over at Winter Wonderland now you have made a start. Marianne x

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  60. oi... stop swearing.... blooming xmas indeed... get out of here lol,...
    fabby card hun AS ALWAYS ! can u make a duff card for achange, just to humour me???lol xx hugs

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  61. oh bev this is really adorable!!
    xoxo BA

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  62. Oh Bev I LOVE this, it is so sweet and I love your colors! Just GORGEOUS!!!

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  63. Totally works for Christmas! She is so sweet and the candle looks very Christmasy to me. :) Blue papers are also perfect for cold winter nights! LOVE IT!

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  64. What a beautiful Christmas Card Bev! Love the sweet image and the gorgeous colours ♥

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  65. Aww this is so sweet Bev! WOW you definitely are a head of the game..I really should jump on the wagon and start my Christmas cards now too!!!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  66. Beautiful, love the image. Jane x

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  67. Gorgeous card - the papers are so pretty and the Glimmer mist looks great...
    How do you mix it - just a bit of different colour in a new bottle?

    all the best

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  68. what a sweet, sweet card! Wish I could sew in a straight line like you do!

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  69. hi bev i like the card today.i think you could use it all year round, not just an end of year card.happy crafting.love bluebell x.

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  70. Oh Bev you are very clever. I should start some xmas too. So hard to do in the middle of summer tho. It's absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs!

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  71. Delicious colour combo and wonderful image brought to life with your awesome colouring Bev. Love your papers and embellies - thanks for reminder to start my chrissie cards too.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-s

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  72. beautiful card Bev!
    Love!

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