Sunday 11 April 2010

Embossed DT Christmas Card meets Pollycraft Combo and Blog Candy

Good morning to you all
Welcome to Today's challenge over at Winter Wonderland -  it is any type of embossing and there are several methods to choose from
  • embossing powder and heat gun - I have used this one
  • emboss on vellum or parchment, cardstock or a ready embossed card
  • an embossing machine - eg. Cuttlebug, Wizard, etc. - I have used this one
  • stencils and lightbox
  • stencils and embossing paste
  • an embossing board and tool
As well as the challenge - today see's the commencement of the preparation for the Winter Wonderland Relaunch.  The challenge will run from today until 5pm on the 22nd, this is because we are changing from a Sunday Challenge to a Friday Challenge - we are all so excited about the change that we are having a new look as well. There will be two prizes in this weeks challenge from



Delicious Doodles

Go visit the lovely team over at Winter Wonderland who love combo's, it may give you some added inspiration.

So onto my card that I am entering into the following challenges

Papertake - A lovely sketch which I enjoyed

The Pixie Cottage - who have shaken it up a little and you could choose to do embossing or the sketch or both.  So I have done embossing so I am entering this in an attempt to win my first ever stamp of theirs. ( I hope I interpreted this correctly)

Lots to Do Challenge - Week 14 Embossing

Totally Gorjus - Texture

 So here is my card
It is another easel card, don't you just adore them.  The papers are DCWV (I think) a Christmas Stack anyway.  I used a very small embossing folder to create this lovely detailed on the corner of the image and also used the wet embossing to create the sentiment using a Whiff Of Joy stamp what I won and received from Simon Says Stamp.  The inner sentiment I cannot remember where it is from now.  The flowers are made by hand from two differing sized flower punches, I got the inspiration from these from Magnolia Ink. I have used liquid applique for the added depth on the hat and around the sleeves and gold stickles to accentuate the flowers.  The small flower centre brads are from the Hobby House, and I have used the red copic to colour them to match. (see where I shop)

 This is the close up of the image
Polly (Artfulwings) very kindly passed on this and many other stamps and guess what they are all Christmas ones :)I added a little gold stickles to the hat detail.

This is a close up of the embossed sentiment and the smaller flowers
This is a close up of my hand made flowers - this idea was in the Magnolia Ink past copy, lovely Xmas look don't you think? My new release magazine came yesterday, fab as always :)
 So just a reminder Winter Wonderland are gearing up for a change, pop over to see what is happening and to enter your combo Christmas card.  Remember it is different to enter a Christmas card  in a combo, they tend to stand out.


I wanted to say thank you to all my wonderful visitors and I have not offered any blog candy before.  I also wanted to finally celebrate my new DT position on the WW team - how fantastic, I get to keep my New Years resolution of making a Xmas card each week, no excuses now! 
Here is the prize - a selection of interesting stash.  The papermania paper pad perfect for our Easter Bunny theme at WW, some lovely spring toppers, a couple of Xmas punches and stamps and some glitter to die for, all perfect for your Xmas creations at WW.  

So what do you have to do?
1) add this pic to your sidebar with a link back to my blog and the closing date of Tuesday 4th May
2) become a follower of my Blog
3) leave a comment below so I can come and visit you too (and of course pick a winner)
4) Join in at least one Winter Wonderland challenge between now and May 4th - and help me celebrate becoming a WW DT member :0)
Then that's it! 
The winner will be picked at 8 pm on 4th May by Random Generator so make sure you check to see if it is you - I will then post out to the winner and look forward to seeing your creations on Winter Wonderland. 

Good Luck and I'm really looking forward to visiting you xx

Hugs Kate :)


crafty creations said...

Fantastic card kate - love the colouring

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

Linda said...

Hi Kate

What a wonderful card, fantastic.
hugs Linda

Donna said...

Stunning card Kate and such beautiful handmade Christmas flowers...thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Ingela said...


Gorgeous card!!! Love all the details!
Thanks for joining SAM this week!


cheryl said...

oh love the colurs,on this cute image too thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage hugs cheryl xxx

sam21ski said...

WOW Kate, more christmas cards, I am so impressed with you

Lovely card and thanks for playing along with Lotstodo this week using 2 different embossing techniques - well done xxxxx

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!

Katie said...

Gorgeous card!
I love that style of flower(saw it in the same magazine) and it works wonderfully with that sweet image.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage!

Zoechaos said...

Beautifully made card so much love went into this with all the detail and layers and elements someone is going to feel very special when they receive this.

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful card Kate, really love all your embellishments.

Thank you for joining in with our sketch challenge this week at PTW.


ladyjanet_56 said...

what a wonderful idea to put them both together, good luckwithyour move. Janet T

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Stunning card Kate.
All the dimension and beautiful embossing really makes it 'pop'.
Love the image and colours too.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage Challenge,
Sharon xx

Crafting Andy said...

Thanks for sending me in this direction. Lovin your work. Have now put the link on my sidebar. Thanks.
Hugz Andrea.xx

Anne H. said...

Your Christmas-card is wonderful!
An adorable image, beautiful colors and so many lovely details.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
Anne :)

Net said...

Aw how sweet us that!

Thanks for playing Gorjuss with us.

Kat said...

Love this card - the colours, the image, the texture! Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Denise @ kc242 said...

I love your Christmas easel card. Your image is adorable and so well colored. Your embossing on the corners is perfect for the Pixie Cottage Challenge this week. Thanks so much for joining us.
Pixie Cottage DT

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love Pollycraft images and she looks fab here. The details are gorgeous and love the hand made flowers. Marianne x

Mrs Wonka said...

Cute card Kate!

Mrs Wonka xxx

Valérie Goldenschue said...

Oh your card is beautiful !

thanks for joining us at SAM this week

Debs said...

Beautiful christmas card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Anonymous said...

What a cute card. Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage for our challenge.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Fantastic holiday creation! Love the embossing details with that cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at the Pixie Cottage this week, hope to see you back again next week! :)

Jaqi said...

Your work is beautiful these are fantastic cards.

Davi said...

Lovely card...the image, great flower, colors and texture make it wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

Beautiful Greetings said...

Great card! I love the embossed corners and those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage!

The Dolphin Inn said...

Gorgeous colours, love the way you did those flowers TFS XXX

Lauren said...

Great card! Lovely blog candy! Thanks for the opportunity to win!


Becky said...

Hi kate!
What a beautiful card!! Love the effect of the white puffy stuff!!
Thanks for the chance of winning your fabby candy!! I've entered this card here
Love Becky xx

Cor* said...

Thanks for a chance to win your candy. I am new to the WW challenge (recommended by one of my followers based on my latest post) and am so fortunate to have come across all your candy! Congrats on the DT position !! Yes, Easle cards are fantastic aren't they!!! And your homemade flowers are great.....there are a couple challenges out there for them this week. Pls feel free to pop by my blog for a chance to win MY CANDY too!! Take Care.

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