What a rough night we had to bring in Christmas eve, the winds were mighty! I've seen some snow falling but nothing lying here... yet! I would hate to have to go to shops or anywhere today, it's much nicer staying in in that weather!
We have our last challenge of the year today at the Creative Card Crew and we are being sponsored by The Scrapping Center
The challenge we have for you to enjoy over the festive season is a really hard one, cos we really wanted to challenge you, it is...
Oh, no, that's not too difficult!! Lol! We have an extended challenge this time and it's lasting for 3 weeks, so plenty of time to enjoy Christmas and enter the challenge! ;)
So, here's my card which I made for my best friend after she had her first baby:
I made a circular easel card - and I made it with pearly card so it was a pain to photograph!
The image is by Sugar Nellie and I coloured it with the following copics: Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hat & blanket; R24,22,21,20. Background; E42,41,40. I was always a bit intimidated by this image cos it's so realistic and I was afraid to colour it, I'm not sure if I did it justice, but at least I tried!
I used Spellbinders Grand Nestibilities Circles for the base of the card and an ordinary small one (although the biggest one in that set) to cut out the middle of the moon to make the crescent shape. Other dies used are heart and scallop heart and labels 14 (all Spellbinders).
After I inked the edges with Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose distress inks, I used a Umount swirl stamp with super sparkle holographic embossing powder to add a bit of interest and that all-important bling! I then added pink Frantage embossing powder around the edges and sprinkled some through the middle and heated from underneath so it didn't go everywhere!
The sentiments are all computer generated and the font is Lainie Day. All the sentiment pieces got the same ink/frantage treatment as the base. I used a couple of eyelets and jump rings to attach the heart to the moon. I also added a wee diamante swirl on the base of the card where you can see through the crescent shape when the card is closed.
The inside of the card got the same processes applied to it with space left for my greeting.
So please pop over to the Creative Card Crew blog to take part in our last challenge of the year and to see what the rest of our talented DT have made!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks; Distressing
613 Avenue Create; Anything goes
Bearly Mine; Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity; Anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenges; Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday; Celebrations
Divas By Design; Anything goes
Drunkers Stampers; Embossing
A Gem Of A Challenge; Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time; Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday; Anything goes
Simon Says Challenges; Anything goes
Stamp & Create; Anything goes
Stamp N Doodle; Anything goes
Stamin' For The Weekend; Anything goes
The Pink Elephant; Anything goes
Twisted Tuesday Challenge; New Beginnings - new stuff: Pink Frantage
I'd like to wish you all the Very Merriest of Christmasses and if I don't see you before then a Wonderfully Happy New Year!
Thanks for looking!