Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Christmas in Ireland

I had a request for a Christmas card for  a very special lady who was coming home from Canada to Ireland for Christmas. I spent ages surfing the net trying to get a nice image that would do the job but not be too Irishy so to speak lol. I eventually came on a card I found at CAROL's fabulous blog and it just clicked with me. Carol is on the design team for The Emerald faerie Garden so off I went to check out the images. As it turned out the elves are from Emerald Faerie and the sign post is from Make it crafty so I just had to buy them both. I was totally inspired by Carol's card so want to give her full credit for using the two images together. Don't they work wonderfully!!
Images - Emerald Faerie and Make it Crafty
Papers - DCWV
Embellishments - marianne poinsettia die, card candi, embossing folder, glitter
Medium - the images are coloured using promarkers and pencils
I would like to enter this into
The Emerald Faerie challenge - non traditional colours (pink, green and white)
Seems a little Sketchy - followed their lovely sketch
Digital Tuesday - winter wonderland
Lollipop Crafts - happy holidays
One Stitch at a Time - use a digi
Sweet Stampin - things with wings
Simply create Too - embossing
Stampin for the Weekend - Christmas


Lisa Jane said...

oh those images work perfectly together and the card is simply perfect for the lady .. on of my favourites i think..
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oh those images work perfectly together and the card is simply perfect for the lady .. on of my favourites i think..
Lisa x

Cheryl said...

oh this is just perfect hun just love this to bits,stunning detail as always hugs cheryl xx

Nicole said...

Woooooooooooooow! I love the image. You really made a B E A U Tiful card!! At first I thought wow that's stunning, there is a stamp especially for Ireland. LOL!! You really combined the text and the imagestamp perfectly. Hugs, Nicole

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Pinky,
I love the colour combination on this beautiful card. the image is so sweet. Fabulous card.
Fiona x

Anne said...

Fabby card Pinky, so different and special. Very windy here and trying to snow ... yeuk! Hugs x

Josephine said...


Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

bonnie said...

Oh sweetie this is absolutely adorable ;) Hugs x

Sandra said...

Hi Pinky, This is so beautiful:) Sandra H

Donna said...

Oh I love this card Pinky, just perfect together, absolutely gorgeous! hugs Donna x

Tracey T said...

What a fabulous card! I love the colour combination and the image is so, so cute! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Chrissy said...

I love this Pinky, love the colours and the images are fabulous together.Gorgeous colouring and love the sparkle.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a perfect image for the order. Well done you. Marianne x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Pinky. Love how the two images merged together. Pretty Dp.
Kathleen x

walchowDesign said...

Lovely card, Pinky! Love the flowing snow and beautiful coloring!

vickisunshine said...

Those images are just perfect! I love that glittered dripping snow and your checked papers are so pretty, the colours all go together beautifully.
Vicki x

Mina said...

what a brilliant idea to use the emerald fairies Pinky, touch of genius she will love it...stunning colouring
Mina xxx

Cheryl said...

those images are fab Pinky and lovely colouring I am sure the lady concerned will be thrilled x

Rebekah said...

This card is fabulous Pinky I just love those 2 images together super work! Thanks also for entering at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a lovely creation and thank you for sharing it with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx

scrappyjacky said...

They certainly do work perfectly together....a lovely card.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is brilliant Pinky and gorgeous too.

coops said...

wow. love this pinky.fantastic image and your colouring and design is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Crafty Chris said...

Luv this card just perfect although with these winds who would want to come to Ireland, Iain came home yesterday took the boat 13 hrs instead of 8.
Chris x

AllisonG said...

Pinky, your card is perfect for what you were shooting for! Those two images look like they were meant for each other and you did a great job on the coloring. Thanks for playing along at Seems A Little Sketchy. Hope to see you back again soon!

Juls said...

fun image!! and I love all the glittery snow! Hugs Juls

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Pinky,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

mixamatoasties said...

Stunning card. The image is fab!

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan x

paperfun said...

This is such an awesome card. You did an amazing job merging the two images.

Thanks for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy.


Mummylade said...

What a fantastic creation! Thank you so much for joining in our Christmas challenge at SFTW and good luck!

Tracey Manderson said...

This is fantastic, and i am sure Carol is thrilled to be your inspiration.
Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie Garden
ps - hmmm think i need that sign post

Dora said...

Awww Pinky, this is gorgeous, what a fun image and the colours and everything is so pretty here, love it xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Cute card, love the colours you have used. thanks for joining in with our use a digi challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie x

my little scrapping corner said...

wonderful card. love it

thanks for joining our challenge at OSAAT.

my little scrappingcorner
DT One Stitch At A Time

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Pinky: Your card is so wonderful--know she'll love receiving it! Glad you visited us at Simply Create Too and entered our Embossing Challenge. Hope you get to enter our upcoming challenges, too! [Hope one day we get to come to Ireland--we've always wanted to!]

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Linxx said...

This is great! I assume you've added the sentiment?