Monday 29 September 2014

All Dressed Up at sea

Hi guys,

In this post I have another All Dressed Up inspired Christmas card. The card is based upon the following sketch from Sketchy Colours:
I used the same three patterned papers as in my Iris folded card, but instead used them as the layers on the sketch - with the snowflake paper at the back, layered with the green holly paper and then the red tartan paper to finish, all layered on a simple red base card. The All Dressed Up Bauble was coloured using promarkers and then layered onto a green mirror card scalloped circle die-cut, and attached to the card. Finally a Poinsettia was die-cut using Brittania medium poinsettia die and red mirror card, and adhered as the central circle, with felt holly leaves making the smaller circles (with rhinestone berries).
This card is being entered into the following challenges also:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge and Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
ADU #16 Favourite Colours
crafting by designs Get ready for Christmas
cute card thursday - use dies/punches
Winter Wonderland Layer it up
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration  (i saw this as holly)
Crafty Hazelnuts #196 Make it colourful
Glitter n Sparkle Use some flowers (poinsettia)
ABC Christmas Challenge S is for Something Festive
Creative Moments #52 Use three layers
Art Impressions #145 Holiday Sparkle (Metallics on bauble and rhinestones on holly)
Fussy and Fancy Main colour red
Simply Create Too #71 Special Occasion

BOOK REVIEW - 'Cold Grave' by Kathryn Fox. This is a murder mystery/crime novel based on a cruise ship between Hawaii and Australia. A forensic physician, Anya, has been bought a cruise holiday for her, her son and ex husband, as a thank you for solving a previous crime. However, at the beginning of the journey a teenage Chinese girl is found wet through and dying in a towel closet. Anya and her ex are the first there to try and help the girl and Anya ends up trying to find out what happened. Amidst the atmosphere of booze, sex and drugs, there is also something darker, as is established when, within a few hours, a crew member is knee capped. Anya and the head of security have to work together to figure out if the cases are related or separate and try too bring the guilty to justice.  I had never heard of this author before picking up this book and thoroughly enjoyed the read. I found that it had a good combination of intrigue, suspense and real life situations, as well as looking at some interesting facts about how crime may be difficult to stop between borders.


  1. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 196 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

  2. Oh this is a lovely christmas card. Love the bauble. Thanks for playing at All Dressed Up and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at All Dressed Up xx

  3. Gorgeous card - your colours are fabulous and I love the embellishments. Fabulous card.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Very pretty Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our photo challenge. Cindy-GDT

  5. Such a lovely, bright Christmas card with a touch of sparkle! So glad you could join our Holiday Sparkle challenge at Art Impressions!

  6. What a fun Christmas card! Great sketch you followed! So glad you linked up with us at Glitter n Sparkle for our Use Some Flowers challenge. Best of luck in our prize draw!

    KT Fit Kitty
    Glitter n Sparkle DT

    P.S. I'm celebrating my 50th birthday next month with Candy! Come help me celebrate - here's the link:

  7. Great Christmas card. Love the details with the green mirror scalloped circle and the poinsetta. Thank you for participating in Sketchy Colors this week, good luck.
    hugs Monica

  8. Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining our Apple theme challenge this week. Please join us again soon!
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  9. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our September Photo Challenge at Catch the Bug! Hope to see you again very soon!

  10. So adorable, love the christmas feeling!! Thank you for play with us at Creative Moments this time, hope to see you again real soon. Hugs Kate DT


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