Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy Holidays - Scrapbook Layout / Card Topper

Hi all :)
I trust you have all had a beautiful Christmas & a wonderful New Year?
We had all the children over with their partners, so therefore the house was pretty chockers with people lol.

My Daughter Zoe was pretty chuffed with her presents this year as I got her the laptop that she was hanging out for plus a new desk & chair for her bedroom.  I figured it will help since she starts high school in just a few weeks.

Before I show you my new design, I just want to remind you of the blog candy that is on offer for you.

Simply click here & enter for the blog candy...Jam Tilda Stamp.
You had better hurry though as Mr Linky closes very soon.
Good luck :)

Some of you who are regular visitors to my blog will notice that this design is of the same image that I have used before.  All of my designs are created to sell in my Etsy shop, therefore I create different items.  This one isn't a card.  It is a scrapbook topper that can be used on a layout as a header or title.  It can also be used as a card topper.

I decided to treat myself for Christmas & ordered quite alot of supplies at all my favourite online shops.  The majority of the orders I haven't got yet (prob due to the Christmas postal hold-ups) but I did receive one of them.  I used my new MS Artic Snowflake punch & the EK Success Decorative Corner punch.  I absolutely love them :) 

The swirl die cut I got about a month ago.

The white pearl brads look quite effective I think.

My tip for attaching pearl brads is to cut & snip the metal prongs off the brad before attaching it to your design.  Some people wouldn't agree with this but I find that they glue & attach better to other materials like ribbons etc.

I love the dimension that the pearls give to the design.

This design is available at my Dreamtime Designs Etsy store.

I would like to enter my Happy Holidays design into the following challenges :)

Incy Wincy #173 - Anything Goes
Pollycraft #121 - Punch It
Totally Stampalicious - Make it Sparkle
Bearly Mine #26 - Anything Goes
Everybody Art #174 - Snow
Top Tip Tuesday #67 - Anything Goes & Tip (See above for tip).
ABC Christmas - Zingy Colours
Simon Says Stamp - New Something (New punches)
The Paper Shelter #45 - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Something New (Punches)
Basic Grey #59 - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft #163 - Christmas
Secret Crafters #166 - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time #94 - Use a Digi
Sentimental Sundays #94 - Anything Goes
Belli #134 - Snowflakes
Divas by Design #17 - Merry Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon #39 - Sparkle & Ribbon
Creative Card Crew #1 - Snow Day
ABC - G = Green
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes

Don't forget you can find my Happy Holidays design for purchase in my Etsy store.
You can find it here: DreamtimeDesigns
Thank you so much for coming to visit.
I hope you come back again soon.
Don't forget to enter for the blog candy here.

Happy craftin' :)


Lydia said...

This is really pretty Lisa! I like the snowflakes and that punch. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous. Lovely image, great colouring. I love the snowflakes and pearl brads. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
Sarah-Jane xx

Jackie said...

Stunning card... love everything about it. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine this time, good luck. Hugs Jackie x

Janiel/ janny said...

Beautiful card!! The colors are so rich and the details are lovely!

Veronica Atanacio said...

Veronica from The Paper Shelter here! Wow! This is incredible! I LOVE what you made with Warm in the Winter. You're very talented!

Lisa Minckler said...

Hi Lisa,
This is a very beautiful and elegant card. I love the flourishes with pearls, they really do add so much flair and texture. What is that white puffy stuff under the flowers? I love that, whatever it is.... ;D

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and for your great tip too. I do that also. :)

Lisa xx

Markey said...

Love the way you've combined the flourish, snowflake and pearl!
Thank you for sharing,

Nikki Byrne said...

Just stunning!!! Love it all :o) Thanks you for sharing your creation with us at OSAAT this week. Good luck and Happy New year. Hugs

Lisa Foster said...

Happy New Year, Lisa!
I love your gorgeous image and all of the beautiful embellis! Glad you got some new goodies to play with too.that's always so much fun!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Kathy said...

So cute, your coloring is just fabulous! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week. Thanks so much for the sweet comments on my blog, came to check yours out, and love it. Happy to be following you now!

jimlynn said...

Simply gorgeous! Love all the glitter and the way you used the pearl brads. Cute image and beautiful coloring too. Just a beautiful creation.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli Challenges.

paper fun said...

Your image is colored so beautifully I love your swirl. It is beautiful. Love the pearls.

Thanks for joining us at Craetive Card Crew.


paper fun said...

Your image is colored so beautifully I love your swirl. It is beautiful. Love the pearls.

Thanks for joining us at Craetive Card Crew.


Anonymous said...

Fabulous card LOVE the image and unusual TOp Tip! will have to try that one! thanks for sharing! and thanks for joining in with us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this time, Hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year

Don't forget the challenges are Now fortnightly and you can enter 3 times each Challenge too! :0)

Also thank you for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge and Incy Wincy too! xx

Joey said...

Beautiful creation Lisa, stunning detail and colourwork, thanks for joining us at pollycraft. Joey x

Doreen said...

wow - stunning card - it's amazing
Many thanks for joining ua at Sentimental Sundays.
Doreen xx

Laney said...

Super Card !!
thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, Diva's and OSCC this time hope to see you next time too

Sandy S said...

Stunning card Lisa!

I love all the details...

Thanks for playing along at our Anything Goes Challenge at Sentimental Sundays! :)


Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous card. So pleased you joined us at CCC xx Jan

Dawnll said...

This is so beautiful-what a great topper. I love all the beautiful layers and your coloring is spectacular.
Love the tip you shared and i agree.
So glad you could join us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Sonia said...

Beautiful card thank you for taking part in this weeks 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
Hugs Sonia xx

Caroline said...

one of my fave images! lovely topper
thank you for joining us at the Paper Shelter x

Bente said...

Wonderful card! Great colors and details!
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
Hugs, Bente

Bente said...

Wonderful card! Great colors and details!
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
Hugs, Bente

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lisa :-) such a cute image and all the details and embellies are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Erin Reed said...

I love your project and so glad you tried something new!!

Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs, I hope you can play again sometime!!

Erin R.

PS i am a new follower of your blog, i would love if you popped over to my blog and followed me too -!!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Lisa,
I thought I was seeing double, but I like this one even better. The colours are gorgeous & I love all the swirls & snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design, Secret Crafters & Creative Card Crew.
Andie xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - really sweet!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Christine said...

Beautiful card! I love all of the gorgeous embellishments!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

buglvr2010 said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

LaJanette said...

WOW loving all that sparkle!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)