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December 12, 2013


I am not 100% happy with the following card, but all my creativity had got up and gone when I came to finishing this (thankfully I had already typed most of the post up though), as I had sadly had to have one of my beloved cats put to sleep...He was 14 and I had had him since the day he was born :( He will be very sadly missed xx
It's showcase time over at MilkCoffee and the theme is Red or Green must not be seen! Much harder than it looks with a Christmas

The image I picked for this challenge was Charlotte & Candy Cane. 

As I couldn't use Red or Green and I wanted to perhaps use slightly different colours than the turquoise and pink I seem to be hooked on! I had to really think about what colours may fit well with the image and what I wanted to do with it!

I settled on Purple for Charlotte's clothing and the candy's bow. I was stumped when it came to the holly berries, its OK I thought cleverly to myself, I'll do white berries for mistletoe, ha no red....Yes I forgot.... What about the leaves!! Hmmm...So for some reason I decided brown would be a good colour, as it is a warm colour, not stopping to think for one second that leaves turn brown when they are dead! So I happily coloured away, just to finish the leaves, sit back and think, oh dear, Charlotte looks like she has a clump of dead mistletoe stuck to her candy cane!

Lol, but it was too late to change it at that point and although I could paper piece over the leaves, other than bright yellow, I'm not sure what colour I would do them lol Perhaps I should of picked an image that didn't have something on it that really should only be one of the colours that I can't use! I added a bit of brown/vintage stickles in the hope that a bit of sparkle would cheer the leaves up hehe.

For the base of the card I used bright white card, masked a strip across the card and inked it in yellow. I then stamped some Poinsettias across this strip before unmasking.

I then created a quick sentiment and edged it with purple ink and popped this in the corner.

After cutting Charlotte out I popped her onto the front of the card too.

Don't forget to pop along and take a look at the other fabulous images the DT have been using.

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Materials used:
Poinsettia stamp (freebie on front of magazine)
Black pigment ink pad
Vintage photo Stickles
Purple and yellow pigment inks
MilkCoffee Image - Charlotte & Candy Cane.

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  1. Hi Samantha,
    Wow what a little cutie, and I love the colour tones you have used, thank you for sharing it with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, hope you will join us again next week...
    Suzy B

  2. Cute card Samantha!! Love the colors and the image is adorable!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  3. I think it is just perfect! Thanks for participating in the final Use It Tuesday challenge.

  4. Oh Sam!! Your Charlotte is really perfect!! I looove your colouring, dear. Love that purple and also highlight at the candycane. Omg. And that blonde hair... Just... really perfect!! XXX

  5. awe this is very Adorable. Love the colors you used too!!! hugs, Heidi

  6. Gorgeous card, and fabulous colours. So refreshing to not see the traditional red and green, at this time of year.
    Sorry to hear your sad news too.

    Thank you for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge.
    Merry Christmas to you!

    Claire x

  7. Very cute and such a pretty background. Thanks for entering the challenge with Sarah Hurley.


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