Friday, 26 November 2010

Come On All of You "Shape Up" for the new Winter Wonderland Challenge

Good morning to you and welcome to another fabulous

First of all I would like to apologise for the lack of posting and commenting over this week, I am still on catch up from my fabulous weekend away, of which I will be posting some details tomorrow morning along with some pictures.

I did however manage to still hop all over and see all of the amazing creations for the decoration challenge last week, wow you are certainly a talented bunch.

So this week the very talented Danielle is hosting the challenge and she has set a fabulous theme, actually the title might suggest we have finished Xmas and we might need to start  joining weight watchers or other well known weight loss clubs :) but as it is before Xmas actually it is something so so so much better.

The theme is

SHAPE UP!!!
(that is a Christmas card with no squares or rectangles)

and we are sponsored by that amazing shopping experience
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 with a fabulous $15 to spend in the store :)

Here is what I created
An Easel card in a circle.  I still need to purchase some of those fabulous Go Kreate dies, but until then this shows you that you can produce a circle easel without one.  I used a compass, a good old fashioned method.  I created the base card and also the topper back this way.  I then two mirror green ones the same to add as the bottom layer.  Also using the same method the red designer paper circles also.  At this point I was able to use my Marianne creatables die to make the scalloped border in the green mirror card.  The image is one I picked up in a local craft shop, I had not used it so really felt I ought too.  She is sort of cute and the fire was added via masking from the same stamp set.  I used the circle nestie to create the image plate and embossed it's edges on both sentiment and image.  A tiny row of pearls added to run around the image and part of the way around the sentiment, just up to the words themselves.  I added a  few more of the pearls under the sentiment.

The ribbon edging took an absolute age, but I was wathcing Strictly and X Factor with a tray on my knees, so not too bad.  Each piece of ribbon is cut and folded and glued in place, so so so worth it when you see the finished look.  A large green brad from the Hobby House holds the card in it's easel formation.

I am entering this creation into the following challenges

CRAFTS and Me - Xmas
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Use Shapes
Lexi's Creations - Traditional Christmas Colors
Stamps R Us - Sparkle and scallops
One Stitch At A Time - A Season or Event (Trimming the Tree in front of the fire at Xmas)
Scrappy Frogs - Xmas

I would also like to thank all of my visitors who take the time to comment on my creations - I love reading them and very much appreciate them all

Mr Blogger will be publishing for me today and it is hoped that I will be able to mobile blog at some point to link to the challenges, if not I will be able to do this whilst waiting for the Asda delivery van to bring my shopping - yes I started it and now cannot stop - more crafting time :)

Hugs to you all and hope if you not to well, that you get better very soon.

Kate xx



9 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Kate
Good to see you back with this very cute card. That ribbon must have taken so long to do but is very effective. Marianne x

Tammy said...

Wonderful card, Love your ribbon treatment.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love it hun....that ribbon must have taken you ages, but oh it looks fab!
Thank you for sharing with us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Jenny said...

Lovely card. You must have spent some time getting the ribbon just perfect.
Thanks for joining EAC.
Jenny

Happy Days said...

Yet another stunner Kate! I love round easel cards - infact I just love easel cards :)

Danielle said...

Wow Kate, such a fabulous circle card! And that ribbon must have taken forever .... but definitely worth it as the finished look is fantastic!! Such a sweet image too! Enjoy your weekend ... will it be a snowy one for you? It is here!!
Hugs, Danielle xx

Laura said...

WOW!! What a fabulous job on this easel card.Very creative with that ribbon.It looks lovely around the card.thanks for sharing it with us at stamps r us.

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful christmas card !!
thank you for joining EAC this week.
hugs tina46

sam21ski said...

Although the ribbon around the outside took you ages, it really does look effective xxxx

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