Sunday 11 November 2012

The Nativity

This little chap is one of the Lili of the Valley Nativity stamps, coloured with my Copics.  At the moment my crafty routine is to sit at the dining room table one evening and colour 2 or 3 images, then I have to clear the pens away so I can spend the next couple of evenings putting things together.  I can manage to diecut in the conservatory for a few hours in the afternoon but this time of year with no heating out there it gets pretty cold, especially once it gets dark outside.  So, despite making a mental note to write down the pens I've used .. .. I forgot!  I've used kraft card as my base and mat, as well as for several of the diecuts.  I found a scrap of soft red card that matched the Marianne Warm Winter Wishes paper to make the rest of the cuts and weave the heart together.  The text is from a Marianne set of stamps too - just about all the extras on this card are, except the buttons threaded with twine, the tiny pearls and the little red heart is a very old punch!

I've inked all my edges and the embossed parts of the diecuts with Walnut DI, and there's a little sparkle on the stars and halo in the image.

Marianne dies I used are:
Snowflakes - CR1225 & CR1227
Woven Scandinavian heart - CR1228
Bird on heart - LR0205
Bird and ivy - LR0206
Fronds - LR0245
Mini Poinsettia - LR0142
Red sprays - LR0228

Thank goodness for 'anything goes' challenges!  I'm linking up with Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog, One Stop Craft, Crafty Catz and Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.


  1. Oh WOW, Annie this is so adorable.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  2. Hi Annie,
    loving your colour combo,
    and your die cut embelishments,
    such a sweet image,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  3. ooh it looks so sweet and the die cuts are gorgeous .. love that heart
    Lisa x

  4. LOve your colours on this cute little scene Annie...LOve all your embellishments too. Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at

  5. Just gorgeous Annie. I love that sweet image and the lovely embellishments and colour combo.

    Kat xx

  6. Gorgeous card Annie the image is adorable and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  7. Love your choice of image. It works so well with your colour combo. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  8. Love your gorgeous, adorable card Annie.

  9. Gorgeous card Annie, I love the red/kraft combo. That is one of my fav LoTV christmas images and you've coloured it beautifully as always.

    Loving all the fabby diecuts you are using at the moment, the inking on them is a great idea.

    I should be travelling home tomorrow (mon) if all is well with Dad. It will be lovely to be reunited with my stash and get crafting again. LOL

  10. Hi Annie, I love this. The image is fab but you have showcased it beautufully, I love all the detail and the colours. You have a fabulous blog,(love all your work)and am now a follower.
    Hugs Sue W.

  11. Hi Annie, oooh that is just too sweet! Adorable image and your embellies are fab.

    Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


  12. hi what a fab wonderful card lay out brilliant too
    ... thank you for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ..hope to see you again hugs sassyxx

  13. Adorable card. I must make a card with this image again!

    Thanks for joining in at OSCC this week.

    Susan x

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  15. Ohhh gorgeous card! I love the image and the colours.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  16. This is adorable, love the cute image. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xxx


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