Thursday, 10 May 2012


Good morning everyone ... as I mentioned I'm on holiday from work this week, and yesterday I was going to go shopping, but the weather here was so awful I decided to stay in and craft instead :-)

I was inspired by this picture over at Winter Wonderland

... to create this masculine purple and silver Christmas card (I hope the inspiration is quite clear, but just in case it is the baubles and colours).

I was also inspired by the bauble in this pic over at ABC Christmas - I guess it was just a bauble kind of day :-)

Stamps: LotV "James Bear - Wrapped in Tinsel"; sentiment by Stampendous;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers; tinsel dusted with glamour dust;
Tools: Marianne D bauble and fir branch dies; Cuttlebug "Christmas Stars" embossing folder.


Winter Wonderland - Photo Inspiration
ABC Christmas - I is for Icy Inspiration
Divas By Design #34 - One For The Boys
Crafty Cardmakers #67 - For The Boys
Southern Girls #44 - All About The Boys
Ooh La La #104 - Make It Manly
Sparkles #31 - Men Only
Lili's Little Fairies - Favourite Craft Tool 
(Promarkers/Flexmarkers and Marianne D dies)
Papertake Weekly - Cute, Cute, Cute!
Jingle Belles - Embossing
Creative Craft - Anything Goes

That's all for now - I'm definitely out shopping today as my dear husband is decorating our spare bedroom and I need some new bedding etc., plus I'll be looking for an outfit for a wedding reception I'm attending next weekend (I also made the wedding card yesterday, but I'll be back with that over the next day or two :-) )

Enjoy your day.


  1. Love all of that gorgeous purple sparkle ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  2. Lovely card Pauline I love your shading too! so gorgeous! Thanks for entering ABC Christmas challenge this time,
    Good luck, hugs Samantha :0)

  3. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  4. Opps for got to say thanks for joining Totally Gorjuss too! tehehheee great to see you playing sketch this week! hugs me x

  5. Very cute little character on your great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

  6. just beautiful and a great take on the photo this week at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  7. What a beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining the 'for the boys' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  8. Aww so cute hun - love your colour combo. Hugs, Claire x

  9. oh lolo - sparkle and cuteness what more could you ask for !
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland and Diva'e this week
    Lisa x

  10. Hi Pauline this is so very beautiful that image is a little cutie the embossing, colours and design are fantastic, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB.
    Lorraine x

  11. Absolutely gorgeous Pauline

  12. Cute card, fab layout & colour choice!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly & Divas, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  13. Gorgeous card Pauline. Love the colour scheme.

  14. Your little Christmas bear is so cute, Pauline, and you have done a fab job with the whole card. Hope you are enjoying the last of your week off work.
    Jennifer. x

  15. what a ♥BRILLIANT♥ (in every sense of the word!) take on ALL of those challenges: a great use of both embossing AND baubles... and also just a massively cool example of purple, silver & glitter being totally AWESOME for christmas cards! :)

  16. Such a cutie. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  17. What a lovely creation
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft this time
    Love Jan

  18. Lovely card and such cute little bear, thanks for sharing at OLLCB, Wendy x

  19. Oh goodness! This is absolutely darling! I love how you did everything white with touches of purple! Thank you so much for joining us at Lili's Little Fairies!


  20. WOW christmas already! I must be getting a start myself! What awesome colors and sparkle.... great inspiration photo too :0) thanks for joining us at SGC XOX Tania


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Pauline x