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Monday, 12 December 2011

Lots of Letters

Good Morning you lovely bloggers. I'm up far too early on this bitterly cold day! Thank you so much for all your comments I really do look forward to reading them. Welcome to my new followers as well as those of you who have followed me for a while too. Today's post is my last Christmas card for this year. (I think!!)

I used the gorgeous LOTV stamp called Lots of Letters, it has lots of detail and I found it quite fiddly to colour, it's amazing how such a small image can take so long to colour! I coloured it with my new Copics and used my Prismacolor pencils to add some definition.


I used my lovely Marianne poinsettia die on some shimmer paper for the flower and added a crystal brad to the centre, I added some leaves behind the flower using my Magnolia leaf die and my Memory Box Frostyville Border die along the bottom, I love all the detail on this die, it's so pretty. The papers I used were from my stash (I'm not buying any more papers, until I've used some of the mountain that I already have!! - well that's what I'm saying today anyway - lol) Here's a close up of the coloured image:


I finished off with lots of Stickles star dust for my obligatory sparkle and a pre-cut sentiment that I think is from Little Clare. I usually struggle with what to put where on my cards, but once I had finished my colouring, this card seemed to come together easily, which is a first for me!


I finally managed to put my Christmas tree up this week and have bought and wrapped some presents, so I feel a bit more on top of things now. I still have to write out all my cards, that's a job for this week. I've been to a Christmas carol service today, the choir was fabulous and I came away feeling more festive than I did when I went in!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ - Tis the Season
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Snowflakes and Sparkle
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/ #35 - Christmas
http://craftyannschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ #55 - Glitter, Snow, Red
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.com/ - Wrap Up
http://mamidoodles.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge - Make it Shine, Glitter
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ #69 - Christmas
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/ #68 - Merry Christmas
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ #194 - Anything Goes
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Anything Goes
http://just-hanna-stamps.blogspot.com/ #123 - Winter Card
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ #64 - Snow & Snowflakes
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/ #127 - Last Minute Christmas
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ - Yipee
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/ - Snowflakes
http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.com/ - It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
http://basicgreychallenges.blogspot.com/ #59 - Anything Goes
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/ #7 - Christmas
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/ - December Challenge - Anything Goes
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/ #99 - Anything Christmas
http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Roses are Red
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/ #65 - A Traditional Christmas
http://craftyribbonschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/12/challenge-8.html - Traditional Colours for Christmas
http://letsinkitup.blogspot.com/ #18 - Christmas Projects
http://stampinfortheweekend.blogspot.com/ #22 - Christmas
http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/ #110 - Let it Snow
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/ #2 - Doodling
http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.com December - Let it Snow
http://colourcreatechallenge.blogspot.com/ #85 - Red, White & Green
http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.com/ #147 - A Card with a Sentiment
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Snowflakes and Sparkle
http://frosteddesigns.blogspot.com/ - Glitter
http://raisethebarchallenge.blogspot.com/ - It's Beginning to look alot like Christmas
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com/ - Bling
http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Traditional Colours
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ - All Creatures Great and Small
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.com/ #51 - Photo Inspiration (2nd Entry)
http://bizzybecsstore.blogspot.com - December Challenge - Christmas
http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com #120 - Christmas Fun (4 week long challenge)
http://pictureandscrap.blogspot.com - Christmas
http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ #72 - Don't Look at the Light

Many thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment to let me know you've been and then I can visit you too. Have a great week and don't get too stressed out by all the Christmas organising!!

Hugs,
-Vicki x

50 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Christmas card Vicki, love your colouring and that beautiful poinsettia flower with all it's sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Bec's Christmas challenge and good luck.
    Hugs Cheryl

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  2. Wow soooo many challenges, well done. Love the card especially the snowflake border. Thank you for joining us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge, good luck. Jane (DT) x

    http://thecraftbucket.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hi Vicki

    Yes, a very cold start this morning.

    I wish I could say that I have hopefully made my last Christmas card .. .. but I don't think that will be happening for a little while yet LOL!!!

    Yours is gorgeous and I love your Memory Box die and cute image!!

    Gosh .. .. it must have taken for ever to do all of that linking of your card!!!

    Have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

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  4. This is gorgeous, Vicki. You've done a great job colouring this lovely image - love all the sparkle.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's
    x

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  5. Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week

    Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 164 All Creatures Great and Small , I hope you join us again next week,

    Have a lovely day,
    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.
    SCSC DT

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  6. Adorable card! I just love that LOTV image! Thanks for playing along with Colour Create!!

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  7. Vicki...This is gorgeous and I love that image! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck and Have a very "Merry Christmas"!

    Courtney~

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  8. Just gorgeous, love how all the elements just fit together, well done. Thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde.

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  9. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    have a fabulous, crafty day, Debxx

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  10. Gorgeous card, love the border die cut & the sparkly ponsettia!

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

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  11. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Divas

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  12. Hi there; I can't believe I have ever seen one person participating in so many different challenges! Good luck with your fab card and thanks for mentioning us too!

    La Vikinga,

    Crafty Ribbons

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  13. Oh Vicki thats just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
    Pinky

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  14. what a gorgeous choice of a little creature, and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

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  15. This is just gorgeous,love your image and papers.xxx

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  16. Wow gorgeous hun, love your image, fab colouring too, great design detail, wow long list of challenges too, think I've finished my Christmas cards too, well I better had any way lol,

    Ps thanks for adding my candy to your sidebar, hugs Liz xx

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  17. Gorgeous card Vicki and I love that border die, fab image too, thanks so much for joining us at CES this week, Karenx

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  18. Beautiful card, love the design and DP. Beautifully coloured image too, Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

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  19. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joing us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

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  20. Love the dies, the image and the coloring! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  21. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS and good luck in the challenge. Love Diane x

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  22. This was so well worth the effort Vicki - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  23. gorgeous card Vicki, love all the details, gl with all the challenges,
    ty for stopping by my blog today, love the poem you wrote about our addiction LOL, it's perfect

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  24. Morning me darlin sorry I couldnt email you cos I couldnt find your e mail addy, so I got the corner when I bought my cuttlebug eons ago so I dont have a clue what its called, thanks so much for your lovely coment xxxxxx

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  25. Et nydeligt kort... så fint et motiv du har brugt
    Tak fordi du deltager i vores jule udfordring her på på Card and Scrap.

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  26. What a gorgeous card. I'm loving that bright white poinsettia too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons in our Traditional Colours for Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  27. What a stunning card. I love this LOTV Christmas image and you have coloured it so beautifully. The border die is divine and I love your sparkly poinsettia. Awesome job! Thank you for joining us at The Squirrel and The Fox for our Christmas challenge. I hope we will see you there again soon,
    Tracey
    x

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  28. How gorgeous!! Love the big sparkly flower & the glittery snow & fur trims! Thanks for taking part in the make it shine challenge over on the Mami Doodles blog. Good luck x

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  29. Wow! Way to combine challenges! Lovely card. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

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  30. Gorgeous card, I like your coloration!

    Thanks for joining us at hanna & friends!

    Hugs Jasmin

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  31. Hi Vickie: Your card is absolutely divine! All your colors are so rich and the coloring is amazing! Your image is SO adorable!!! So you know, FF challenge is a "roses are red" - you have the most incredible poinsetta card imaginable and I am doing my best to find a rose...having said that, I will say to you this is one of the most beautiful Christmas cards! I love your Memorybox die and how you've used the glitter paper for the top poinsetta. I wish you great success in all your challenges. Spirited greetings from FOREVER FRIENDS, Samara xox

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  32. Lovely sparkly poinsetta Vicki.Thanks for joining this week at Cupcake and good luck x

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  33. wow gorgeous card Vicki I ove the image and the glittery poinsetta is perfect, love that border too...thank you so much for your lovely comment you left me today it meant a lot...your so right your Mum would be very proud of you
    Mina xxx

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  34. A stunning card Vicki!
    Love your gorgeous image and that poinsettia!

    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Green, Red & White Challenge!

    Sharon x

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  35. Gorgeous card Vicki, a beautiful card. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!
    Clairexx

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  36. Beautiful, detailed card! I love the glittery poinsettia and the glittery snow! It really adds dimension to the scene! I hope you'll join us again at Frosted Designs!

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  37. Darling image and beautiful card. I love the sparkly snow.
    Hugs and smiles

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  38. Stunning card...You have done an amazing job with this..

    Wishing you a safe and merry Christmas from all of us at Frosted Designs

    Amanda

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  39. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week.

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  40. Stunning card! I just looooove that sparkly snow and poinsetta! Thanks for playing with us at CCC!

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  41. What a sweet card, I do love that stamp! Love all the little details you've added x

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  42. Gorgeous creation for our all out sparkle challenge Vicki!!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and have a lovely Christmas! Shelly x

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  43. This is gorgeous.

    Thank you for joining us over at CES Challenges, hope to see you again.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  44. This is gorgeous Vicki! Your colouring is fab! I can see why it took so long!

    Thank you for joining us for the Christmas Fun challenge at Pollycraft!

    Arabella

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  45. So cute! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.

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  46. I love the traditional colour scheme you used, and the sparkly white poinsettia!
    Thanks for joining SCCC2!
    Margo (DT)

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  47. Stunning card, love the snowflake border and the image is so cute
    Lindsay xx

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  48. Beautiful card! Lovely details and coloring, Really pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Hugs, Frances.

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  49. Drop dead gorgeous creation Vicki!!!!!!!! I am in love with that border die!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly’s Let It Snow challenge and good luck!

    Tammy, BTC&G DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

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  50. fabulous, thanks for playing with the pink elephant challenge! JOY DT

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