Wednesday 19 December 2012

TPS Christmas card and Blog Hop winner announced!

Wow and thank you to all that took part in The Paper Shelter 2nd Birthday Blog Hop, I loved reading every comment (56 of them!!) and I have chosen the winner from my Blog Hop post comments -

Thank you all again for your lovely comments on my Blog Hop card, I wish I could give you all a prize!! Congratulations Desire, please stop by The Paper Shelter Blog to claim your prize.

My crafty friends will know this already but any newbies that have found my blog, I am giving away some Flourish with a Bling candy, if you'd like the chance to win it click here. It finishes on at the end of Thursday 20th December and I will announce the winner on Friday! See top left for prize pack photo, it's a beauty!! I will post worldwide.

Now on to today's card using the gorgeous Spring Swing II  from The Paper Shelter online store. The Paper Shelter blog has a challenge this fortnight which is "Anything Goes", everybody's favourite challenge, especially at this time of the year!! This challenge runs until 9th January. As the DT will be taking a lovely well-earned break with their families over Christmas we hope you understand that we are not going to be commenting on the entries this time round but we will definitely all be admiring them all the same.

I thought I'd make another Christmas card seeing as it's so close to being Christmas and I love using non-traditional Christmas digis and turning them into a Christmas theme just by using traditional colours and papers.

FWAB used:
Chloe red pearl flourish
Jack vine leaves - olive green
For more products or to find a stockist please visit Flourish with a Bling. If your favourite craft store doesn't stock our products feel free to pass on our details.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Celebration
Card Makin' Mamas - It's the holidays
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Recipe - Flowers, DP's, Ribbon
Crafting for all seasons - Red, green, glitter/sparkle
The Crazy Challenge - Christmastime
The Cutie Pie - Cute Christmas
Deep Ocean - Santa is coming to town
Delightful challenges - Very blingy project
Digistamps 4 Joy - There's something magical about Christmas
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Christmas
Fab n Funky - Use Ribbon and/or lace
Fussy & Fancy - Tags and banners (sentiment)
Glitter & Sparkle - Bingo - Gems, digi, die cuts
Hooked on Craft - Christmas
Inky Impressions - Sparkle
Ladybug Crafts - Anything goes
Mad for Markers - An Aussie Christmas
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Natalie & Amy - Christmas or winter wishes
Paper Pretties - Create a Christmas creation
Party time Tuesday - Colour inspiration
Penny's Challenges - Christmas
Pile it on - Pile on the embellishments
Pin & Tack - Anything goes
Quirky Crafts - Last minute Christmas
Ribbon Carousel - The holidays
Simon says stamp - What's  your fave? Favourite leaves (FWAB), colour (red), time of year!
Stamp & Create - Sparkly Christmas or winter
Stamp n Doodle - Something unusual (a non-Christmas digi on a Christmas card)
Stamptacular - Christmastime
Sweet Stamping Pixies - Christmas (fairy or fairy-like image)
Through the craft room door - Anything goes
Wags n whiskers - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Traditional Christmas cards

Thank you so much for checking out my card at such a busy time, I hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas,

XOX Lucy


  1. Oh wow Lucy, first of all your card is packed with so much gorgeousness. Loving the traditional colouring, your design and beautiful little finishing touches.
    Secondly, I am so honoured to have been the selected winner of your lovely blog hop prize. Let me rephrase, not lovely but awesome prize. Thanks I will check out the Paper Shelter Blog.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
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  2. Hi Lucy, you were right this card is certainly stunning and I love your colouring its gorgeous. Thanks so much for being my guest designer and I want to wish you a Very Happy Christmas to you and your family. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  3. This is stunning I love the image and the layout is so beautiful. Caroline xxx

  4. This Paper Shelter image is adorable and you made it into an outstanding, beautiful card. Truly a magnificant card. The coloring is fantastic, the layout, the embellishments, the paper...this is beautiful. Hugs, Gail

  5. This is beautiful! Such a pretty image, colored so perfectly.. and I love the red pearls! :) Thanks for joining us in the "What's Your Favorite?" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xx

  6. So, so pretty and so many lovely details! Your coloring is fab and I love the layout! Thanx so much for joining us at CC&CC for our recipe challenge. Have a very happy and blessed holiday, aloha, Joanne.

  7. Gorgeous card , lovely image and beautifully coloured , Thanks for sharing at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x Merry xmas

  8. Very precious, Lucy! Love the fabulous design & papers, the great embellies, & sweet image which you transformed! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. This is so beautiful Lucy. I love the pretty image, your colouring is fabulous and the detailing is gorgeous.

    Thank you so much for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week and Happy Christmas to you too.


  10. Gorgeous card, Love the deep Beautiful colours. Cute image coloured just perfect... Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy... Hugs May x x x...Merry Christmas x x

  11. Stunning card!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
    Merry Christmas

  12. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate The Occasion.

  13. What a gorgeous card, so pretty.
    Thank you for entering and Merry Christmas
    Jackie, DT Member, Digistamps For Joy

  14. Fab card Hun love it and i love this image thank you for joining our challenge at Natalie and Amy's
    Hugs Wendy

  15. Stunning card and gorgeous colouring. Thank you so much for joining in with our last minute Christmas challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog. Have a very Happy Christmas.


  16. What a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

  17. A fabulous card, thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

  18. WOW! Gorgeous card. Your image is colored so beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  19. What a beautiful card. The colors are so brilliant and the image is fantastically colored. Thanks for joining us at DS4J.

  20. This is just gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  21. Cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  22. This is gorgeous Lucy. I have this image but haven't coloured her up yet...would never have thought of using her for Christmas, she works perfectly! Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox

  23. Hi Lucy
    I saw your lovely creation on MIM and came to take a closer look. What a stunning card! I love everything from the design, the colour palette and every element you used. The image is fab too and coloured in so beautifully.
    Michaela xx

  24. Absolutely gorgeous....Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky & Divas by Design.
    Wendy xx

  25. Hello Lucy wow this is FAB as all your cards are sweetie.
    I always look forwards to visiting you.

    Thank you for joining us this time for our RED GREEN and SPARKLY Challenge at
    Crafting for all Seasons .
    Your card is fabulous , I wish you a Merry Christmas and Good Luck Hugs Elaine

  26. Lucy this is super! Have a wonderful Christmas. X

  27. Lucy I am back with my design team hat on and this is just so gorgeous and a feast for the eyes. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  28. Wonderful card! I love the colours you used! thanks for playing with Penny's this week.

  29. Oh my gosh, this is amazing!! Totally loving the adorable image and PP! Perfect Christmas card!! I want one.. Lol.. Thanks for joining us this week at Glitter n Sparkle..
    Toni - DT

  30. This is so beautiful. Your coloring is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions. Happy Holidays.

  31. so c ute. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

  32. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  33. Gorgeous, love all the vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe.
    Hugs Tracy

  34. Fabulous card Lucy, thanks for sharing your awesome talent with our Aussie Christmas challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Mad for Markers DT

  35. Shazam!!! That is beautiful coloring and I just love all the little details. The red gems, the tag layering and that little letter envelope, all so wonderful to embellish your card!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  36. OH Wow! This is so pretty! Great card! Thank you for joining at Fab'n'Funky!

  37. This is a stunning card, wonderful colouring! Thanks for joining us in the last challenge of the year, hope to se you again in 2013! Julie.x

  38. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty, and good luck.

    Caz PPC DT

  39. Oh how gorgeous! The image is just darling, and the pearl swirl is fab! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  40. super colouring, thank for joining Quirky Crafts, new challenge starts Sunday Evening

  41. Wow Lucy this card is totally gorgeous! Love all of those wonderful bright colours and all those fabulous embellies you added. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy ....good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT

  42. Pretty coloring and Christmas designing Lucy! Thanks for linking up to Sweet Stamping Pixies Challenges!

  43. Wonderful card! And how clever to use a summer image! ♥ it! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamping Pixies!

    Jay Jay


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