This is my entry for Stamp Something - favourite colours/papers over at http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/2009/09/something-with-your-favorite-colors-or.html
For Christmas cards I love B&W with a dash of colour. Used my own photograph taken at Elvaston Castle last February and matted onto pearlised black card. Peguins coloured with Copics and raised with silicone glue.
BC is white hammered from PMS
DP from J&P pictures
Crafts UK stamp from a Christmas unmounted set
Ribbon from stash