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Saturday 5 March 2011

Less than perfect

Good afternoon! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend. This weekend and the beginning of next week are important holidays in the south of the Netherlands, called "Carnaval".Basically grown people are dressing up and getting enormously drunk. It's not for me, so I will be "fleeing" to see my parents in the North. Looking forward to see them, because of the distance we don't see each other all that much and it has been about two months so a good opportunity to go and see them.

I've got some great news: I won my first prize for one of my cards! It's a new challenge blog called Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge and I won third prize! I was incredibly surprised of course.

Anyway, I was trying to make another card to submit to the next challenge, this time the theme was red and green. Easy, right? However, I found it so difficult to find my mojo and am not really happy with my card but wanted to share it nonetheless. To me, it doesn't "gel", but of course I am my own worst critic. So happy to hear from you!

This is my card, front and back:

Materials used:
* Studio light image sheet
* Eline Vintage Stamp Set (so versatile and lovely fonts!)
* Marianne Design Scandinavion Christmas backing paper
* Green paper & ribbon from stash
* Flora Doodles Primary Colours flowers

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:
* Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge (Red & Green)
* Winter Wonderland (Snowflakes)
* Papertake Weekly (Anything Goes)
* Little Miss Muffet Challenge (Designer Papers)

That's it from me. Thank you all for all the lovely comments I have been receiving of late, it's really appreciated. Welcome to another two followers, Angel and Elizabeth!

Have a great weekend, Ciska


  1. well done on your win.. and love this card- so cheerful, beautiful Poinsettia image . Enjoy your time with your parents
    Lisa ;)

  2. oh gorgeous snowflakes on that sizzling hot red paper fabulous contrast and a beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us this week at Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. That is a lovely holiday card, very festive!

  4. Congratulations on your win - you must be thrilled. Your card is lovely, the red background paper is gorgeous, love the snowflakes too. Enjoy your visit with your parents. Elizabeth x

  5. Ahhh Ciska this is gorgeous hun! Love the papers and the pretty image ~ they work so well together hun :o)

    Have a lovely break with your parents sweetie ~ mine live in Spain so I don't see them often either :o(

    hugs Vicky xx

  6. Hi Ciska..

    Awww so rightly deserved to hun..
    Your card is gorgeous an love your take on our challenge.

    Thanks for joining us again, at SFFC, good luck.
    Huggies Angel

  7. Congrats on your win, must check out that challenge. Thanks for playing at WW with this gorgeous card. Love the snowflake background and your card works just fine. Marianne x

  8. Your win was well deserved Ciska, and your card for our second challenge is lovely. Thanks for joining in again at SFCC

    Jackie x

  9. congrats on your win well done gorgeous card thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  10. Dropping by and making my rounds at all the wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along in "Designer Paper" challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :D

  11. A beautiful card and I love the papers.

    Thank you for joining us for this months Sparkles Christmas Challenge.


    Joanne x