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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Card with Shades of Grey

I believe I'm still a bit short of Christmas cards, I need to do a full inventory check later today...
I've chosen non-traditional colors for this card, keeping to black, white and shades of grey. This image is called "Snuggle Christmas" and can be found at Di's Digi Stamps store. I colored it with Promarkers, added lots of glitter to the fur trim of the hat and glossy accent to the nose.
I've used 2 DPs, the bottom layer  one is from Authentique and the one with snowflakes is from Echo Park.
I used clear stamps from Kort&Godt to make the postmark details - I just stamped them randomly. I also added 3 pearls and a chipboard corner that I covered with glitter.

This card is for these challenges:
1) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Pick a Previous Theme (Winter Animals - #15)
2) Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - #152 Non Traditional Christmas
3) Pattie's Creations - #81 Christmas Card
4) Totally Papercrafts - #195 Ho, Ho, Holidays
5) Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with Glitter/Embossing Powder/Flocking
6) Make it Monday - #169 Anything Goes


Desire Fourie said...

Just precious. Loving the monochromatic greys and the postage stamps.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Wendy McCarthy said...

Beautiful Pia! I love the postage stamp marks too. xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Ahhh! This is soo cute and pretty! Nicola x

chrissy xx said...

Awhh! What a sweetie he is Pia..
LOving your colours and design..
The 'stamp' looks lovely.

Jackie said...

This is so pretty Pia! I LOVE the greys you used along with the layout...very nice!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute and really pretty Pia. Love the different colour way.


Lau W said...

Oooh just lovely ! so cuuuuute image, and super colouring ! Love the postage stamp, superb detail !

Deepti Stephens said...

Cute card, love the little sweet image.. :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Pia, I love the cute image and wonderful soft colouring.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, such an adorable image, I love the monochromatic look and the glitter on his hat.

Wishcraft said...

Such a cute image Pia, looks fab in monochrome. Lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Mynnette said...

OH so cute!!! That bear is SO sweet and I adore the monochrome! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :) Mynn xx

PS: We've got a blog hop/DT call going on at House of Cards--I'd LOVE for you to join us! :)

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Christmas Card” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Lisa S. said...

Love the neutral tones Pia and the sweet image. :) Fab Christmas card! Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

So very different for a Christmas card but I must admit I admire it immensely it is gorgeous because it is different...xx

Chrissy said...

What a little cutie the fantastic mono colouring and the postmark stamps..really gorgeous.


having a {me} day said...

What a fabulous card and amazing colouring to go with the papers. keeleyxx

E. Marie said...

What an adorable image and interesting color scheme for a Holiday. Really like it. Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Loz said...

Gorgeous image and I Love the colours you have use Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card Pia. The greys are really in style over here right now. My eldest daughter has her house all done in greys and a splash of white.
Your card is beautiful and I am just loving the postal mark stamps.

We are getting so close to Christmas...think I am going to blitz off ten cards by chosing a design and mass producing them. Then I just will have one left to make! Yay! I want to get started on my December Daily book...itching to get started but must finish my cards first and get them in the mail.

DIANA L. said...

Pia your card is so sweet I love the image and the soft monotone color
I saw you on MIM I am # 5, stop by I would
Love to have you visit.


Sandy said...

Hi Pia, this is so lovely done in black and white tones. A cute image and love the addition of the postal stamps too.

Marlies said...

A beautiful Christmas card! Elegant colours and the image is Adorable! So very cute! hugs, Marlies

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Love the card Pia .The image and the non traditional colour scheme .
hugs Shirley-Anne

:: BlueInks :: said...

This is a really cute card! It caught my eye on MIM. Thanks, for sharing!

Home sweet home said...


Kjempe flott julekort i herlige grå toner,liker også julestemplet det var så søt:D

Ønsker deg en fin dag:D


Sue B said...

Ooh I love this Pia!! I would never have thought of doing a Christmas Card in shades of grey but you've really made it work here… I love the sparkly fur trims and the way you've layered up the papers looks fab… such a cute image too! :-))
Hope you have a good week
Big hugs
Sue B xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a lovely holiday card! Pia. The color scheme is gorgeous. :)

sandie said...

You know how much I love non traditional colours and this little snuggles is so cute but you have made him kinda edgy by using these colours, a big tick in my book Pia x

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is super - love the neutral colours and the sweet ted! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, Darling card, love the layers and your cutie image it is adorable.
Hugs, Pat

Donna Nuce said...

Love the black and white and sparkle color scheme to this card. House of Cards has a design team call. Would love to have you as a DT buddy! Have a great day.

Anne Temple said...

Love your shades of gray Christmas card. It's so pretty and unique. So glad you joined us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge this month.

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love the image and all your shading is wonderful
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Asha said...

This is just perfect, Pia. Love the colour combo and the glitter just screams Christmas. And Snuggles looks soooo warm. Maybe what I need is a big floppy hat and an over-sized coat! LOL. I love that postmark stamp.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Debs M said...

what a cutie - saw it on mim x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your unique coloring approach to this adorable card, Pia! It looks like a brilliant pencil sketch!! Hugs, Darnell

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet! Adorable image, fabulous coloring and I love that postmark stamp!
Tammy x

Sandi said...

Sweet card!
Thanks for playing in our "Christmas Card" Challenge #81!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

michele said...

Lovely Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Karen said...

Fluttering by from MIM! Your work is always lovely, Pia.. and this is no exception. Gorgeous creation! I hope you have a beautiful weekend. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness - I just LOVE the grey on this darling card Pia! you always do such nice work - a joy to come visit your blog. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Zella said...

What a cute little bear!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.