Saturday 25 November 2017

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

Well it really is starting to look like Christmas and
for our last Challenge of the Year at Just Us Girls
Our Vicki has chosen 
A Better View for you - 

I just love these not quite Traditional Colours -
they really are fabulous! It's obvious I chose
to hone in on them as my inspiration.
Card base is white but inked the edges with
Tim's Antique Linen - so too the birch trees.
My background is simply Pruss Blue Brusho's
smooched and smacked. After I got the effect I liked
I added some Pearl White Acrylic Paint to my craft mat
adding a little water and flicking all over
(and I mean all over the mat as well)
Shame you can't see the shimmer!
I then attached my birch tree die.
Had to cut my card base to match the die size.
Added my sentiments from Hero Arts
Merry Stamp/Die. The sentiments were cut
from a MFT stitched die and the Merry
cut twice and shadowed.
Finished with some glitter stars.

That's it! My last card for Just Us Girls
for the year as we are taking December off
BUT we will be back on the 6th January
refreshed and raring to go again.

Don't forget to pop over and see what our
November Guest Trina Pham and The Team
created and come join us.
The November Chic's of the Week
will all be in the running for
2 Guest Designer Spots in January.
I'm going to pop this over to
Watercooler Wednesday for their
All about Christmas Challenge
The Merry Christmas Challenge for their
Anything Goes Christmas Challenge
but without the Optional Twist - Monochrome.
Before I sign off I would like to wish our
departing Designer  - 
Judge Judy (that's what I call her)
all the best in the future.
It has been my pleasure to be 
Designing withyou at Just Us Girls
Lucky for us we will see you
in Blogland as you continue on your Crafty Journey. 

Thanks for dropping in...


Nancy said...

I have been trying to resist those birch tress and you are making it quite difficult with this camping card Ina! Truly fabulous! Have a wonderful day!

Macimbalo said...

Love your card, the colors, the wintery feel is just perfect for this week's photo! Really pretty!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful snowy scene and I love those birch trees.

Judy Woodland said...

I love your take on this challenge, your winter scene is just beautiful and the red lettering is the perfect touch!! Thank you so much for having me on the Design Team. I will miss all you girls, but I WILL NOT be a stranger. Thank goodness for the internet. All the best, my friend!!! See you in cyber space!!!

Linda said...

This is so beautiful Ina. I love that colour scheme for something different for Christmas.

Bobby said...

I love birch trees and have been wanting a die for them for a while. Yours are wonderful against that blue smooshy background, Ina.

Cheri said...

This is gorgeous!!! Winter wood scenes make perfect Christmas cards and your background on this is fabulous!

Janis Lewis said...

Wonderful project. Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
Janis, Owner & Design Team Member

Mac Mable said...

Special card and so very beautiful x

lostinpaper said...

My all time fave colour combo for Christmas, and you have rocked it, how beautiful Ina!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card, Ina. LOVE that blue brushos background. Looks amazing with the birch trees, and paired with the red accents. xx

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a beautiful take on the picture challenge. The cardinal red and blue are perfect for showing off those gorgeous birch trees. Perfect woodland scene! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Trina P. said...

Wow, what a gorgeous snowy background, Ina. Love that you used pearl white acrylic paint. I’m sure it’s super sparkly and pretty IRL. The bold red sentiment really pops. Thank you for having me this month... these challenges were fun. Have a happy Christmas and enjoy your month off. xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous use of the colors - your bg is wonderful

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is gorgeous! I love that beautiful background peeking through the trees.

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Ina, I love the way you've used the inspiration photos and created this stunning card. Great use of that embossing folder, too. The colours may not be traditional, but they certainly work well for this card, especially that bold sentiment. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Lady Joyful said...

Lovely Christmas card at the background is so pretty. Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT