Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Antipodean Christmas

Hello peeps, hope you are well.


Today I have my first Design Collective card for November.

I have a cousin who lives in New Zealand with her family and they sometimes get to spend Christmas at the seaside, because of course it's summer over there in December (OK, I'm a teensy bit jealous). 

With that in mind I usually send Christmas cards with parcels etc. on rather than snow scenes. 
When the Lili of the Valley Calendar Fairies were launched in the summer I thought that 'August' would make a great Christmas fairy for my cousin's card. So here she is, with her festive red bathing suit.


 I found some ideal Christmas papers in my stash as they have hints of gold and aqua in them to match the sand and sea (they're from Dovecraft, about 3 years old). I also added a turquoise paper from the Beach Bliss 8x8 paper pad (LOTV).

I've coloured August in with my Graph'It markers


Sea: 7210
Sand: Ivory Promarker & 1210
Bathing Costume: 5210, 5220,5245, 9500
Hair: 3210, 3255
Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170
Shell: 9401, 9304, Budding Rose Promarker
Star: 1210, 1230
Snorkel glass: 7105

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
World of lacy Sunshine Anything goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge  256: things with wings
 Craft your passion  #289 Anything Goes
 Papertake Weekly - Take Your Pick (Glitter it up)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog #255 Use something from your craft stash (papers, button)
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - AG
Quirky Crafts Challenges #24 It's Nearly Quirky Christmas!
 Crafty Boots - Spots or Dots & GDT
 Graph It Colour Challenge #47 Christmas
Crafting With Friends #11 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts #18 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Stars
Whimsy Stamp Challenge #88 Anything Goes - Holidays
SSS Work it Wednesday - a holiday card
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

13 comments:

  1. A brilliant card Katrina and suitably stylish swimmers for Christmas Day at the beach!! xx

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  2. Great card and fabulous colouring. Love the layers and colours too. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  3. Gorgeous card,love the image and embellies.

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  4. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft!

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  5. What a cute card! Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

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  6. Fabulous card, great colouring on the image and stunning layout. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  7. Wonderful creation- I love this sweet little image. Your background papers are perfect-O! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.
    Amy-DT

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  8. Great card and fantastic colouring!!!Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion this week!
    Anna Dt

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  9. What a cute card - great colouring on the image and I love the distressed layers.
    Alison x

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  10. This is a wonderful card Katrina, you are so clever to make a summery image suitable for Christmas! I love this. Your colouring is gorgeous too.
    Sue...xxx

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  11. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 256 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  12. This mix of papers is totally gorgeous and what a fab image to use for this Christmas card...I'm sure it will be a delight to the recipient :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  13. Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Christmas colours challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
    Anjie (DT)

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