Monday, 18 April 2011

Christmas card

Hello bloggers,

Sunday is over and here is Monday... kids off to school and I am on the computer... 
it is 11 am as I write this post to you all lovely bloggers out there. I hope you had a nice weekend. We went to an amazing Italian restaurant called Tuscano yesterday for lunch and I do think it was by far the best Italian cuisine I have ever had. I think it beat the food in Rome!!!

Now to this card - Sandra had sent me these very lovely stamps some time ago for Zeenya (who is going through an off-craft phase - sad, sad, sad). So I decided to make use of these awesome stamps.
 I stamped the image on creamy beige multi shaded cardstock. 
 I coloured in a few elements of the image with Sakura gold along with Uniball coppery silver pen instead of using traditional colours.
It looks quite nice in real life unlike the picture which is rather bland. 

The picture does looks better on zooming in though... I have used gold cord on the side to finish it off and also faux tiny gems here and there to make it look more lively. 

Have a nice Monday!
Lots of love,



Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Monica . Love going out to lunches .
That image is quite a pretty one and I think your colour touches are just right . The tiny gems add that bit of sparkle too.
Hugs Shirley-Anne

Dr Sonia S V said...

Like the way you have added the glitter elements. Using the shiny cord is such a good idea.
Keep crafting

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Monica just wanted to say thanks for sharing this beautiful Christmas card and linking to Michelle's Make it Monday .
I must mention a reminder about the second prize. When commenting on another’s entry you must mention that you saw that entry on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.
hugs shirley-anne

Karin said...

I love Italian food, so glad you had a great meal :) This card is beautiful and I love the gold accents and the cord!

Elizabeth said...

Monica, this is a lovely card. As soon as I saw the picture, I thought of cards I remember from my childhood. Yes! I think this has a very vintage look to it. Wonderful job!

Paper Bagley said...

I saw you on 'Make it Monday Linky Party'and what a nice piece you have. You have so many awards under your belt...Thanks for sharing...beautiful in Oregon...Tootsie

Marlene said...

Beautifully done! I saw this over at Make it Monday. Good luck!

Andrea said...

Hi Monica - a lovely card - love the sparkle you've added, and that sentiment is wonderful!
Love, Andrea xx

Mary J said...

Hello Monica honey! Hope your week is starting off well!

This is so wonderful! I love how you've used the white!

Thx for sharing your inspiration with us at Make It Monday! Hope to see you again!

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Mary J x

jimlynn said...

It's beautiful Moncia...and you have a jump on Christmas cards now! So pretty and what a lovely image.
Glad you had a good weekend.

scrappingmamma said...

very pretty, what a good start on x-mas card's .. Im peeking in from the ‘Make it Monday’ hop..
Deborah Foti

cardmaking bird said...

This is beautiful, Monica - what a stunning image. And well done you for making a start on your christmas cards!! Hugs, Marie xx

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Monica!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - what a stamp! Makes for a beautiful card especially the gold!!

Very nice!
Glad you enjoyed the Italian food.


A Year Of Quotes said...

This is gorgeous! You did a great job! :)