Friday, 25 January 2013

It Takes Two with the Winter Wonderland Design Team

Good morning again to you all in the land of blog
Today sees the next challenge by the Icicles, at the 

Winter Wonderland

where the wonderful Sally is hosting the theme of

It Takes Two
so your image must be of 2 people or 2 animals or a combination of 

we are sponsored for this challenge by the fabulous
Who are generously offering the winner a £10 voucher

So here is my take on this great theme, but don't forget to hop over to the main challenge blog to see some more wonderful inspiration.  Again I am sticking to the Christmas theme to help me on my way for that busy time of year.

So this is a 15 cm square bottom opening card. Now this year I am trying to keep to flatter cards, for ease of packaging and posting, we will have to see how this goes :)

The base colour and contrast is Kraft, and the papers are again some of my old ones, decided needed to start using them.  The die cut is a Marianne die, cut twice and overlapped.  I added some snowflakes to each corner and a nestie banner/ribbon die with the computer generated sentiment.  I have air brushed this for colour.

The image is an LOTV what a lovely couple, they have been coloured in sepia tones to match the papers and card stock, with some ice and lace stickles for added sparkle and a little greenery snipped off my artificial flowers and a red glitter berry.

As always I would like to welcome my new followers and thank my wonderful visitors and followers for their inspirational comments, which allows me to hop over and see their gorgeous work too.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Hanna and Friends - Snowflakes
It's all about Vintage - Winter Feelings
Milk Coffee - Snow / Snowflakes - glitter / sparkle
Sweet Stampin Xmas - Cold and Frosty
Crafts and Me - Vintage
Crafty Creations - Snowflakes
Creative Moments - neutral colours
Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards all Year Long - Anything Goes Xmas
ABC Christmas - B for Boy
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Hugs
xxxx




56 comments:

Lumara said...

so sweet :)

Caz said...

Fabulous card Kate, love the image and all the beautiful details. Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs
Caz x

Janette said...

Morning Kate, Oh gorgeous card, soooo pretty, just love it.xx

Frea said...

Hi Kate, what a gorgeous card!! Love this image and love all those browns and sepia's!! Love it! Hugs Frea

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love the colour combo and the gorgeous lattice die
Lisa x

Sonia said...

Fantastic card my friend,I love this sweet image and the lovely diecuts^_^
Fantastic work^_^
Big hug and happy weekend,
Sonia

rachel said...

that Marianne die looks incredible - so beautiful - and I love all the glitter on the girlie - fabulous card Kate - love it. Have a great weekend xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Kate,love the gorgeous image and fab colours.xxx

Sandra H said...

Kate, This is so lovely your image is gorgeous and beautiful dies totally stunning as always xx

Helen said...

This is lovely Kate. Love the die, it looks amazing x

Elborgi said...

Thanks for join in at It's all about the Vintage
Elma

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Kate, I like the sweet image the die cut frame and the snowflakes.
Kevin xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

So beautiful Kate. I love the sweet image, gorgeous colours and the framing looks wonderful.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue

Tammy said...

Beautiful! The die you used is so gorgeous and I love her fur trim!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so lovely Kate. Gorgeous colours and oh so cute. I love how you have used the die, I might have to pinch that idea. Lol!!!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Becky said...

Kate, this is gorgeous! I love the die you used for this, and gorgeous colors.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this card Kate super image and love those colours
jacqui x

Crafty Lark said...

Great design and colours. xx Flora

Michelle B. said...

Wow, very beautiful! Fab coloring and all the lattice work is so effective. LOVE the stickles too! So glad you joined us for our Boys or Bows challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Samantha said...

Sorry I have not been by in a while seem to just get so tied up with Stuff! haha lUSH! love this and love her sparkly hat and fur! pretty card and love the colours too! Great to see you at ABC Christmas too!

hugs me xx

PaperDaisies said...

Wowsers Kate. I love it. It's stunning. Just love what you have done with those die cuts. Great card design. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nina

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love these sweet stamps and this is gorgeous

ChrisAndCat said...

This is so pretty, love the colours and layout.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kate. I love the sweet image and fab colours. I alos love that marianne die...I need!! lol
Lorraine x

Zw@@n said...

Stunning card, Kate. Great image and beautifully coloured. Pretty colours too. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Chrissy said...

So gorgeous Kate, love this image.
Beautiful dies and design, fabulous card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Debs said...

What a stunner Kate - the die cuts look fabulous.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

kanda said...

Super card Kate. Love the sepia tones and that fabulous die xx

Karen Letchworth said...

Kate, this is SO pretty. I love how you added the sprinkly snow to her outfit. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us this week in our challenge, and please come back soon. Your art is beautiful!
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Dot said...

So cute they are, lovely, beautiful die cut,
hugs Dorte

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Kate,
That lattice die certain produces a beautiful reults, with your help of course. We are hacving a cold snap here -19* F but the snow on your card made me feel cold. It is so real looking.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

Natali said...

Hi Kate. Beautiful card! Love how you add image with lovely die, and your combinations with this die. Great idea. Amazing touch of glitter.
Hugs
Natali

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card, Kate! The layered die cuts look amazing. I love how you've added just a bit of blue to the background; it really makes that cute image stand out. Thanks so much for joining in at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.

Hugs, Dawn

Merkkublogi said...

This is a fantastic creation!
I just love that die cut.
Thank you for joining us at the It's All About the Vintage & Beauty- challenge!
Hugs Merkku

Jacqueline said...

Hi Kate this is lovely.love the die you have used and the image has been beautifully coloured. Love the detailing on the fur trim on the little girl's hat and coat.Jacqueline.S

Whisper said...

Wow this is fabby and i so love the way you have used the same diecut in different colours and overlapped them to make a frame, Luv Sam x

Catherine said...

Totally gorgeous Kate ! I loooooove the dies you have used ! Enjoy your week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

coops said...

so stunning kate.really sweet image and your design and colours are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

sam21ski said...

Lovely die cut and the kraft card is a great contrast

Hope all is well

Sam xxx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely use of die-cuts. Thanks for sharing at Christmas Cards All Year Round. Isn't it fabulous to gather a stock of festive cards throughout the year! Good luck with the Challenge.Judy DT

mags said...

A lovely christmas card Kate. The image is so sweet. Love the die cuts and the sepia tones too.
Mags
x

Lexie said...

Love the vintage look to this one Kate...it's beautiful.
xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

so sweet image and a gorgeous card Kate.

greetings karin

Debbie said...

Hi Kate...A fabulous card as always. I love this sweet image and the die is absolutely beautiful.
Hugs Debbie x

Arline Mellor said...

Hi hun what a fabulous card! Love the neutral colours! Have been a bit AWOL again in the blogging world but now have a new blog, mainly for scrapping and SMASHing but please come and take a look. Hoping to come and see you more often, have missed your creations :)
http://arlinesscrappinggoodtime.blogspot.co.uk/
Hugs xx

Sande said...

What a fabulous card Kate! Love those colors and this die you have used!

Thanks for joining in our Winter Feelings challenge at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty!

Hugs, Sande xx

Sally said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the image and the added snow is great.
Hope you are ok.
Hugs Sally xx

Sanna Saksija said...

Wow, this is a wonderful card! I love the subtle colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

CraftinGranny said...

Such a unique card Kate and fantastic die. Love the LOTV image and the beautiful simplicity of this card. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR this month and we hope to see you back soon. "Hugs"

donemark crafts said...

Wow this is stunning love all the detail..Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight. Kaz.xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Absolutely beautiful Kate! :) Stunning lattice die cuts and totally gorgeous papers, image and layout :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Rose said...

Kate, your beautifully colored LOTV couple looks fabulous on this pretty Christmas card. Lovin' those offset delicate diecuts too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Fiona said...

gorgeous card...love what you have done with the glitter, it's very effective...

thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.

Fi
x

Bettina L. said...

Adorable winter card for a boy (and a girl) and love the colours and diecut shapes too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Clarky J said...

This is a beautiful Card - gorgeous xx Perfect for the neutral week. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments xx

Carissa said...

So very pretty. Love that diecut mat. Thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas.
Carissa

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