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Friday, 25 October 2019

A Christmas Rainbow

Hello crafting friends!

I've been chasing my tail a bit when it comes to challenges this week and I'm posting this card with only an hour or two to spare! It's the Rainbow colour challenge at Less is More that caught my imagination this time and I couldn't let it go without having a play. Come and see:


I've used the branch from Winter Foliage by Uniko, stamping it down the side of a thick card base using a rainbow of Stampin' Up inks (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Yellow, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo if anyone is interested!)


The wire for the Christmas lights was doodled on with a fineliner pen. To make the bulbs, I watercoloured small patches of ink on white card stock, leaving a white strip down the centre for that shining glass effect, before cutting out the bulbs with a mini punch from a retired Stampin' Up set. For a bit of extra detail, I used the punch to cut out a tiny bit of black card stock, and glued it to the bulb to make the insulated part.


I thought Merry and Bright would be the perfect sentiment for this card! It's from Endless Wishes, a retired Stampin' Up set.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
Thank you for coming to see what I've been up to today. I'm gearing up for a busy week looking after some gorgeous dogs as well as a pretty little cat named Dora. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Have you got anything exciting planned? Do let me know in the comments below :)

Hugs,

25 comments:

  1. This is SO amazing...you have the most creative mind! Just such a happy, cheerful card!

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    1. Aw thanks LeAnne. It was fun working with all these bright colours!

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  2. What a fantastic Christmas card. Perfect sentiment to go with your cheerful rainbow colouring & lights. Love this.

    Sarn xxx

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    1. Thank you Sarn! Bit brighter on this card than it is outside that's for sure! xxx

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  3. What a FAB-U-LOUS card Vicky! Love the rainbow pines and the thought and creativity that went into those lights is mind boggling! I love it! Glad to hear your menagerie is keeping you busy - hope you’ve managed to avoid the rain these past few days!

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    1. You've come over all Craig Revel Horwood Joanne! Thank you for your kind words :) It is NOT nice out there today and I'm afraid I'm turning into a fish!

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  4. Merry and bright for sure, Vicky! Love your rainbow boughs and I'm impressed at how you colored and punched those lights with the uniformity of the bottom of the bulbs and your doodled wire. An amazing and fun Christmas card!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! We used to have some Christmas lights like this when I was a child and I'm sure I spent a lot of time mesmerised by them and the way they shone their colours onto the branches of the tree!

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  5. So creative and cute!! What a fun idea, I love all the colors. I grew up with all colored Christmas lights but my hubby likes white. So white for the tree and colored for outside!

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    1. I have white lights on our tree these days and my (grown-up) children are outraged!

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  6. WOW! I love this, rainbows and Christmas :) What a fab idea to add the fairy lights too. Hugs Bev x

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    1. I'm delighted that you like it Bev. This is my favourite Christmas set of all time! Vicky x

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  7. WOW ! Absolutely fabulous. Love this rainbow border and the Christmas lights. Beautiful creation! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

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  8. HI Vicky, what a fantastic card! I love it, it's just beautiful. I've been trying to sort our the email issues with 52CCT and I hope I have done it. Thank you for letting us know there was a problem. Please do say if you still don't get the emails. x

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    1. Thanks Alison! It's really good of you to come and let me know that you've been sorting out the 52CCT email issue as well. These bloggy problems are frustrating aren't they! I still can't get my Pinterest hover button to work again! x

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  9. Well, wow, if it were up to me, Vicky, you would win LIM with this sensational rainbow Christmas design! Love the doodled wire and punched lights! This is pure fun and totally fabulous!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Haha - Darnell for President of Blogland! I was definitely having a cheerful moment when I made this wasn't I!

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  10. Marisela Delgado said: FABULOUS card and colors, Vicky. I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE cards like yours. much love, Mari

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  11. I LOVE this card so much, Vicky. There are so many wonderful details, yet it is a wonderful CAS creation. Congrats you having it in the LIM showcase. Well deserved for this wonderful card. xx

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  12. A gorgeous bright card with such attention to detail Vicky. The way you have done the lights is fantastic. Sorry to visit so late. x

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  13. So creative, festive and fun! Love it!

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Come and have a chat with me! I'd love to hear what you think :) Vicky x


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