Monday 29 November 2010

Ooh-la-la's Christmas song

Today sees a new challenge on Ooh-la-la to make a card inspired by a Christmas Song.

I'm so enjoying my Guest Designer slot on OLL. This time I couldn't resist making two cards for this, both based on one of my favourite Christmas carols: Hark the Herald Angels sing.

For the first card I used OLL Happy Christmas papers from their Christmas Presence CD and an 'angelic singing' topper from their Joyeux Noel CD, with the addition of a gold ribbon and a chipboard star coloured gold with promarkers and then covered with gold stickles.

For the second card I used the same paper on the left, but this time for the right hand side of the card I used an 'angelic singing' paper which I had digitally reversed and changed to a colour to match the tones of the image I'd used. It so happened that the Lost Coast stamp arrived on the day I wanted to make the card and I couldn't resist using it straight away, it's such a lovely stamp. I stamped with memento rich cocoa and coloured with promarkers (I'm not deserting my copics, but am also loving the promarkers), distressing the edges by tearing and sponging with distress inks. The gold flower and leaf have been in my 'odds and ends' box for ages - I can't remember where they came from, but think they might even have been on a Christmas cracker originally.

I'm linking these cards for these other challenges:

Crafty creations 95: Christmas is coming
Freshly brewed: winter/Christmas theme
Scrappy frogs: merry Christmas
Crafty catz 60: Christmas
Crafty Emma 14: vintage Christmas (2nd card)
Creative cottage 28: untraditional Christmas
Paper playtime 27: Christmas carol inspired
Bah! humbug 46: feeling the blues (1st card)
2 sisters 14: non-traditional colours
Stamp and create 7: 'tis the season - Christmas
Stamps R us 10: holiday cards
Pollycraft 72: chipboard (the star on the 1st card)
One stitch at a time 41: celebrate in style - bling it up
I love promarkers 42: anything goes - with a bit of sparkle (2nd card)
Character cafe: natural neutral colour + sparkle (2nd card)
Order of the Opus Gluei 82: let's get frosted - the glittered chipboard star on the 1st card and the sparkly ribbon on the 2nd
For fun: anything goes
Fab n funky 50: going with the flow
Hodge podge 4: anything goes
Paper cutz 69: anything goes
I did it 31: surprise me - open challenge
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: anything goes
Christmas stampin' all year long 72: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes