Saturday, 13 November 2010

The first Midwinter card


As I've made 3 Christmas cards already, I figured it was time I got started on my Midwinter cards, especially as this one is going overseas in a goodie box.

It's also my entry for this weeks Play Date Cafe challenge, where the aim is to use varying shades of red and blue. Unfortunately the scanner has flattened out the colours so the variations aren't as obvious as on the real thing. I'll try and get a better pic tomorrow in daylight.

Stamp is Christmas cardinals from Penny Black

20 comments:

  1. This is a very cool card.I love how you put the birds in tree on the snowflakes.I like the midwinter sentiment too. The scanner I have now doesn't show colors the way they are either. Very frustrating.

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  2. Gorgeous card Nigel. Love how you have over stamped the image onto the matting.

    Sarah

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  3. well done. Love the stamp. I think I have it around here somewhere....I need to dig it out and use it.

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  4. This cards is beautiful, Nigel.Love that stamp!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. Very classy Nigel....colours look good to me

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  6. I love the image Nigel and great colours too, which blend beautifully together on your creation and what a fabulous sentiment too. Tracy Evans x

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  7. Lovely midwinter card...what a nice surprise to see my blog on your list! thank you for stopping by and commenting. I'll be back to visit again soon!

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  8. Brilliant card, I particularly like the spattered background texture. You've done an excellent job with the colours too. Px

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  9. Great bird and tree image, it's very powerful ... I really like the idea of creating Midwinter cards ... I fear Christmas cards may not happen again this year :(
    Thanks ever so much for identifying the music box tune ... you are a man of many talents!

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  10. Awesome card Nigel! Great use of the embossed background to simulate snowfall. Great stamps and great job with our colors. Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!

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  11. Wonderful use of this weeks colors, lovely image. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  12. Nigel
    your card is amazing! I love the wonderful embossing and texture! beautiful!

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  13. Hello Nigel,
    Thanks for your encouraging message on my blog! Wouldn't it be a perfect world if all artists could make their livings from their art? But us wage-slaves trundle on as best we can, with the help of friends! Your midwinter card is perfect: the muted colors, the birds and bare tree, and the frosty embossed background. It really captures the quietude and stillness of winter, punctuated with avian life. Beautiful.

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  14. Wonderful midwinter card, the blackness of the tree and the birds against the embossed backgrounds is just stricking and beautiful. Love it!!!! ;))) x

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  15. Great card Nigel... elegant and subtle

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  16. I love this NIgel. The birds really caught my eye. It is a pretty fab mid-winter card, the colours suit your theme perfectly and I agree with Sarah's comment about the over-stamping bit.
    Lovely!!
    sue xx

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  17. This week's colours are spot on for a midwinter card. And I love the image. Thanks for playing with us in the Play Date Cafe :)

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  18. What a great card--love your images! Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

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  19. hi nigel. i'm a first time visitor here, visiting from patty @ magpie's nest... very pretty card, the cardinals are perfectly festive.

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  20. I am so glad I have discovered your blog. I read your comment on my friend Dianne's blog.
    I have never heard of a Midwinter card, What a fantastic idea! I love your card and I'm now going to have a browse on your site.
    Hugs June xx

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