Sunday 19 April 2015

Christmas Silhouettes

Hi guys

I was hoping to have a crafty weekend as I had no real plans this weekend but that all changed on Friday night when my little kitty, Elmo was taken ill.  The painkillers he was given only lasted through the night so I whisked him off to the vet again yesterday morning where he did some X-rays and carried out an internal investigation yesterday afternoon.  He's a very poorly boy with lots wrong with his little body so it's not looking good.  Any healing vibes you can send his way will be great right now :(

I didn't sleep well last night and was up really early this morning so I decided to make a card to try to take my mind off things.  I've managed to combine a few challenges with this little Christmas card (I know....making Christmas cards in April!)

I used Michele Ferguson's card from this week's Muse challenge as my starting point (shown below) but went for a completely different theme as I also wanted my card to fit in with this week's challenge at Less is More which is 'Up, Up and Away'.  I was looking through my stamps for things like balloons and aeroplanes and then 'bingo', I found Santa's sleigh.  This may be a bit busy for Less is More but I'm hoping the snowbanks provide enough white space!

So, after lots of masking and blending I managed to create this little scene.  I love this little bunny on its hind legs, such a cute image.  After matting the panel on blue cardstock I then added some fine glitter to the snowbanks.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Card-io - Winter Walks, Greenery 1 and Christmas Scenery 2
  • Ink: Versa Color - Indigo; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: Xcut - Nested Circles (used as a mask for the moon)
  • Cardstock: Papermania Premium (blue); Anna-Marie Designs (white)
  • Glitter: Stampin' Up - Dazzling Diamonds

Here is Michele's card where I took the colours and landscape panel as inspiration...

I am also going to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Challenge #225 - Something beginning with F (festive, foliage, Father Christmas)
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #120 - Anything Goes with option of Diamonds (I used SU Dazzling Diamonds!)
ColourQ - Challenge #287

That's all for now, thanks so much for visiting today x


  1. Super duper stunning Anita. In fact it's totally AWESOME.
    A fabulous take on the MUSE card ... not sure I'm going to bother posting mine now!!!! LOL!
    I'm sending huge hugs and hoping all will be well with Elmo - just shows you've got amazing talent even with lots on your mind. I'm in awe at your card and so thrilled you've linked up at Less is More too.
    Sarah xx

  2. Fab card Anita, hope Elmo is soon much improved.
    The craftroom is a great place to distract yourself when things are on your mind I find. :)

  3. Darling scene in wintery blues, Neets. I'm very sorry to hear about your Elmo. They do find the most special places in our hearts don't they? Missing my boys today, and sending lots of prayers and thoughts that your little guy feels better soon.
    Thanks so much for playing cards with me even when your heart is sad...
    =| Michele

  4. I just love the wintry scene you created, and the bunny is so cute! (Also sending positive thoughts for your little Elmo - hope he improves soon!)

  5. This is a fabulous winter scene!

    Love and hugs

  6. Oh fun! A Christmas interpretation. Love the frosty atmosphere created by the shades of blue and the sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week Anita!

  7. What a beautiful card, great to get ahead with the Christmas cards, I say. Sorry to hear about your puss, I know how worrying (and expensive) that is, as my cat Prue was recently very poorly. Will keep my fingers crossed for Elmo. x

  8. Beautiful! Love the shimmery snow :)

  9. Anita...this is one beautiful card! I love your amazing scene you created, so sweet. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ,hope to see you again next week!

  10. What a pretty card! I love the sweet bunny in the foreground and the sparkle you added. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

  11. What a good job Santa does get up up and away otherwise there would be lots of disappointed little people!
    This is fab Anita and consider the healing vibes on their way too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. Hola Anita, thank you for your comment i´m glad to see you ;D.
    I hope your kitty are better, a pet is part of the family, i understand because you can´t sleep, so sorry.
    Your card is magical, i like the snow with glitter gorgeous effect and the foliage on the corners is like see the scene from a hidden place, the bunny is a clever touch watching Santa flying...fantastic card Anita.
    A warm hug from Palma de Mallorca for you and your kitty

  13. Wow, I love this little snowy scene! The way you've stamped the images really gives this such depth and perspective. Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ. And I hope that Elmo will be well soon. :(

  14. Oh Anita, how is Elmo doing?? I hope things are looking better and he's on the mend. Such a horrible thing to go thru. Even with this on your mind you managed to make a stunning card and just love the scene you've created. I love blue and white at Christmas, so fell in love with this immediately. And that sparkle on the hills is brilliant. Will send Elmo some get well vibes!

  15. So sorry to hear your deal Elmo is ill. Hope all went well with the vets and he's doing much better.

    Card therapy can be a wonderful thing. I can't tell you the amount of times I've been upset and loosing myself in my card making let's me take a break from all the worries. Your card is beautiful. Loll xx

  16. Anita what a beautiful blue card, a gorgeous scene.
    Hoping Elmo is on the mend by now x
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More
    Less is More

  17. Beautiful snowy, Christmas scene! Awesome card!

  18. Sorry your kitty is not well but it's a good thing you were able to get some creative therapy in! I admire for making a Christmas card in April...I don't even want to think about it right now! LOL! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at 613 Avenue Create this week!

    Kathi, Owner

  19. Hope all is well with your kitty - positive thoughts being sent your way x

  20. such a lovely christmas card!
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.


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