Monday, 9 September 2013

The blues...

Hello my lovely crafty friends
 and I hope you are well on this Monday morning.

I have an extremely blue card to share with you today. Another colour that I don't choose that often but, as is so often the case, it's turned out really well!


The stamp and papers were free with a magazine last year. The little skater was coloured with my Promarkers and I matted on two colours of card to add layers. I wanted a definite masculine feel to this card so the the little die cut was just about right I thought.



Here's a shot to show the layers.
It looks a little washed out in these pictures, probably because
the sun has deserted us today :0(




The inspiration came from these challenges

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #141 - Layer it up
Christmas stampin' all year long  #32 - Layers
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Got the blues
Here Come The Boys #60  - Blue Christmas in September

Thanks for your time and take care xx

21 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Sarah. I love the image and beautiful colouring.
Sue xx

Sammy said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, the colours work really well, and love the little snowflake! x

Lisa xx said...

this is gorgeous Sarah......just blue-tiful!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Sarah - love the colour and fab CAS design.
Debs xx

Mojca said...

What a gorgeous card Sarah! I love the cute image and the colours. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes The Boys. hugs! MOjca

brenda said...

Blue is a colour I don't use often either Sarah, but the tone on tone works really well with this image.

B x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - I love that image - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 141 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. You could also share this lovely card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' - I'd love to see it there too, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT. Hope to see you again soon. x

Lisa S. said...

I love this little ice skater! It's even better that it was a freebie. :) Your "blue" card is fantastic Sarah.

Kelly Lloyd said...

I love blue cards Sarah and this one is beautiful. I love that little die cut, the perfect finishing touch
Hugs Kelly

Annette said...

Cute image, and one of my favourite christmas sentiments too.
Hugs
Annette
xx

catherine said...

This looks great Sarah and thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
x catherine

Chris said...

Lovely Christmas card, Sarah! beautiful soft blue palette, cute image, great colouring and design. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Chris
X

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
another of your really fab cards. I love this image, and those papers. Great design as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Karon said...

Fabulous card. I love the papers and what a great image! TFS.

Samantha said...

Gorgeous card hunny love how you did the Bow and snowflake too! hugs me x

Sanja Grdinić said...

I love this one - the snowflake just takes me to the right place with this card.
Have a great day!

Heather said...

This is so beautiful! Love the blues (my favorite color!) and that die is gorgeous! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness, that image is so fun. Lovely design, great monochromatic color palette, and wonderful layering. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's CSAYL challenge!

Julie E said...

So cute and the dangling embellie is a wonderful touch. Lots of great layers, perfect for the CSAYL challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun!

Woo said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! love the image too. Thanks for playing and sharing at Here Come The Boys Blue Christmas Challenge Hugs Woo & Sharon xx

Helen said...

Love it - the colours are perfect and that's such a cute stamp.

Thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys.

Helen x