Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A touch of the blues.

Well here we are into November and I realy must get started in earnest making some Christmas cards.
So to get me in the mood I have done a little blog hopping and found a couple of challenges that gave me some inspiration to get started.....

So I will be joining these challenges

Country View Crafts  November theme  is.....The Colour Blue
Rubber Dance Nov/Dec/ is an Optional theme ........I chose ......Winter Sky

 Reminder...there is still another week to join the challenge over  at
Try it on Tuesdays.....Lots of Layers

I started off my making my own background using an A3sheet, coloured with acrylic paints and watercolours. 
 Next came some stencilling and after spilling my white paint, I took a piece of bubble wrap and used up the paint by dabbing it over the page.
Random stamping stamping using a few old stamps and it was good to go as a base layer.
The tree and sentiment stamps are from  Tim Holtz Christmas Scribbly set.
The snowflakes are a memory Box die.
A little matting and layering with scrap pieces os card and lace and  broken China distress ink for extra shading.

 Thank you for stopping by to see me today, I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.


  1. Love this fab card, Yvonne. The design and layering are most beautiful.
    Have a happy day xx

  2. Love all your blues, especially the wonderful background you made. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

  3. Gorgeous card! Love the background and the way you have made this card. Chrisx

  4. Beautiful colour blue Yvonne, delightful creation and admire both your front and background.xxx{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

  5. I love the blue theme for your Christmas card. The pretty background and dies look perfect together!

  6. Love your card Yvonne, fab background and embellishments and such a lovely blue


  7. Wonderful winter creation! Chilly blues for the season :-)


  8. A gorgeous Christmas card, Yvonne! Lovely layering and blues, and I especially love the beautiful snowflakes. Hugs, Mar

  9. Love the pale frosty blues - fabulous background, and the little tree is adorable! Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx

  10. Fabulous blue card Yvonne, love your background and beautiful snowflakes!
    Val x

  11. Very pretty. Love your background. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz

  12. A beautiful card, I love the the pretty blue background you created for the cute little tree. Lovely layers and die cut snowflakes too.
    Jean x

  13. The background alone is so beautiful, a triumph!
    I love this card, so elegant.

  14. Holy cow. I can't believe it's nearly time for Christmas. Whatever happened to springtime and tulips? Where did the time go? I love the card, though, and that background is wonderful. Sometimes you just want to play, and it looks like you did with that gorgeous background.

  15. This is wonderful Yvonne, the background is a real stunner and it ties in so well with the stamps that you have chosen. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  16. What an amazing background and fantastic snowflake die! Beautiful card!

  17. Wowww, this is a beautiful card. Great!
    Greetings Carola

  18. Gorgeous card and such a lovely background. Thank you for entering our challenge at Rubber Dance.
    Happy Holidays! ♥

  19. Lovely card! Wishing you good luck with the Rubber Dance challenge :)