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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Christmas in New Zealand

Hello Everyone,

Another beautiful day has begun...and I made a card to share which is one of those cards that has a real sentimental tug to it.

I saw a challenge over at Winter Wonderland  and this image popped straight into my head, and I knew exactly what I wanted the achieve with it.

"Across the miles" is the theme and this means so much to me as it is going to my Brother[ for sure]

In New Zealand at Christmas we [hopefully] have sun and hot weather...right in the middle of summer...but be assured that does not stop me cooking the traditional Christmas dinner.

So this card is inspired by the challenge AND our Chrtistmas weather....



I'm so happy how this one turned out...The image is from Whoopsie Daisy...had her for a long time.
Coloured with pencils,and inked the sky and sea..used a post it note to mask to get the horizon.



Used real sand for the beach, and white paint for the sea foam...
Added the sentiment. and a few flowers and ribbon.

I'm going to also enter this card at Simon Says  and it is anything goes.

If I seem very quiet today, it's because I'm exhausted...I've decided I do not like looking after 2 homes, birds,cats,dogs, dealing with mechanics, grumpy clients,and  going between computers, one for comments one for posting, a bed thats it too hard....roll on Friday [tomorrow] for me, as I'm sleeping in my own bed...just for the night, I'm aching everywhere.

Oaky doaky...thats me done, hope you like my card, time to head off to work, sorry for the grump, but I feel better now...

Luv CHRISSYxx

34 comments:

Tracey T said...

Oh I do like this, Chrissy. It's so atmospheric and makes me think of my sister in Hamilton! Must try and get over to NZ, maybe next year. And mate, tell me about it - there's nothing like your own bed!! Hugs, Tracey x

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! She really is looking out to sea! LOve The masking Chrissy. Great idea.
Chrissyxx
I'm exhausted just reading about it lol. Going off for a cup of coffee right now!

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is fabulous ... i love the beach!
Lisa x

Jane said...

Feel free to off-load my friend!! Almost the weekend...woop! woop!! I can't imagine Xmas on a summers day, if it's not cold I feel cheated...haha!! Great detail on your card today...quite mystical xxx

Doreen said...

Love this Chrissy,I love how you have set the scene.xxx

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! This is so gorgeous Chrissy!! I so love the sand and "sea foam" you've made for the beach scene!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

Dora said...

Awww this is gorgeous Chrissy, love your idea to put real sand on your card... you remind me of my brother living in Australia. .. and me when I was in NZ for my holiday. Since I got my photobook Best holiday ever .. wish I'd known you before :) Hugs xx

Mary J said...

That's what we are here for Chrissy - grump away!!

Love this card, it is so clever how you've done that masking! He is gonna love it!

Claire said...

This is lovely.. I also colour in pencil, but you seem to have your shading perfect.
Love the scene... am sure he will love it xx

coops said...

stunning card chrissy.the image is gorgeous and i love your colours and fab design :D

xx coops xx

Kathie said...

Hi Chrissy, I love your card it's awesome a real New Zealand Christmas. When I was very young I always wondered why we got Chrimstmas cards with snow on them and everyone was dressed up in overcoats and gloves. I remember when I was 6 I had the measles one Christmas day it was very hot the tar was melting on the roads and I remember asking my mum if it was going to snow, she had such a surprised look on her face she must of thought I was delirious, but I was thinking of those cards we received and as a little child you don't realise how the seasons happen around the world. Take care this is such a lovely New Zealand Christmas Card.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Molecraft said...

Hi Chrissy, hope your week improves! Fabulous card, love the scene!
Helen x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oooh! Neat sand!! I like the image too : ) You've created a great scene here!

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Danielle said...

Great card ... the beach scene you've created is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week!
Hugs, Danielle

Anita said...

Beautiful card Chrissy and I love that you used real sand.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

This is a beautiful card! Wow!

downrightcrafty said...

wow gorgeous creation across the miles xmas, thank you so much for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
Hugs Kate xx

Susan said...

This is a very poignant card Chrissie and beautifully done, the sky and horizon are magnificant xx

Susan Flynn said...

This card is very poignant Chrissy, the sky and horizon are magnificent and what a brilliant idea to use sand - is it from your local beach I wonder? xx

Linda said...

Hi Chrissy what a beautifully inspired card. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) The image is very cute and the design is fabulous, I love the thought behind this and am sure your brother will love it :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Squirrel x said...

I can assure you hun that I will NOT be dipping my toes into the sea on Christmas Day!!! What a brilliant card, the whole thing is just perfect, and I love how you have done the sea foam. You clever lady! Hugs Sxx

Debbie said...

I love her looking out across the sea like that!!! It's great when we see a challenge and an image pops into our head and it all comes together like that, it is just GORGEOUS. Love how you created the shore so creative.

Hugs
Debbie

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful card hun xxx

Cheryl said...

oh hun you moan away,always happy to listen,this is one brilliant card hun just love that image,and the whole card is just sheer eye candy love it take care hun hugs cherylxxxx

Rica said...

A beautiful card Chrissy, wonderfully created and such exquisiteness - perfection!!!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Cards by Alison said...

stunning card Chrissy love the colours and image. also many thanks for your help with my blog it worked. Regards Alison. xxxx

Moshie said...

Crissy! I love your blog! Your creations are just gorgeous! This card is so perfect for across the miles. She is certainly missing someone way out there. I know how hard it is to scrap somewhere besides home. I tried to take things to mom's everyday but never seemed to have what I needed so now I just take images to color while there. Hope you car is fixed soon and you will be all done dog watching so you can get rested. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I really appreciate them. Hugs.

gobeagirl said...

Hi Chrissy. This is just beautiful! I love how you have used the sand and the other to make the foam look real. Great idea my friend. This is just wonderful. Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for all the well wishes. I am feeling much better. Maybe I just needed rest. Nah!!!! lol Hugs, Lisa

Deb said...

gorgeous card, so interesting to see a warm weather christmas card!
have a great day, happy crafting, Debxx

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is stunning, love your choice of image too,♥ pops x

jackid said...

This card is gorgeous I love how you have done the sky and the image is adorable I really envy you having Christmas in summer lucky devil
Jacki xx

Cazza said...

This is gorgeous Chrissy, what a perfect scene for this image!
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Laura Sobbir said...

Very beautifully