Friday 30 July 2010

Sassy NDP Winter Wonderland DT Xmas Card

Hi all and welcome to another fun filled Friday and almost the beginning of the relaxing or crafting weekend.
I was thrilled last week to see all those great interpretations of my first attempt at a sketch, and yes I believe it has given me the confidence to create another in the near future.

Welcome to my new followers lovely to have you join me in the land of blog.

Well onto this weeks challenge hosted by the very talented Danielle at Winter Wonderland, which is being sponsored by Sassy Designs, who very kindly gave the DT some digital images to use.  Now I am not so good at using digi images but I am sure in time I will improve.  The digi images definitely are like their name Sassy.

The theme this week is "no designer papers"

I had a little lost mojo moment and needed a little inspiration myself, so decided to start with a fabulous sketch on the Papertake Challenge, which I enjoyed working with.
After playing around quite a bit here is what I finally came up with.
The base card is white, with a black frame, I then used the swiss dots embossing folder and the cuttlebug to create my dotty background paper.  I then used the snowflakes embossing folder to create the white piece edged in the black so that it stood out from the pale blue. Instead of the down wards piece being card, I went for this lovely lace, which I threaded a pale blue ribbon through and then added a bow.  The lace I bought a little while ago from Running With Scissors (see where I shop) I added snowflakes up the side and added a button on each for the centre. I then added the Sassy image isn't she gorgeous, I tried my best colouring her, but like I say digi's are not my preferred method.  I added glitter to all the black edges to soften it and then added the wild orchid blue and white flowers and some pearls to finish off along with a stem of leaves punched out.

Here is better look at the image
I added highlights with my white gel pen.

There are some amazing challenges out this week so I have entered this creation into the following

Create 4 Fun - Flowers
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - Sweet Xmas Wishes - went with the isn't she sweet hope this is OK.
Crafty Sentiments - Embossing
Stamptacular - Christmas in July
Cupcake - Pastel Xmas
Shabby Tea Room - A recipe of 1 ribbon, 2 buttons (got carried away) and 3 punches/dies
Tuesday Taggers - Christmas in July
Stampavie and More - Black / White and one, I chose the pale blue.
Simon Says Stamp - Dotty, the dotty embossing
Fab N Funky - Buttons and Bows
The Play Date Cafe - Black and White and one colour - I chose pale blue.

Blimey it nearly took me as long to write all of those in as it did to create the card

Well as always I will be at work for the final end of contract push on Friday, so Mr Blogger is helping me out again and posting this for me, isn't he a darling :0

Will link after work and shopping, when I get in.

Thank you all for taking the time to visit and leave your lovely comments that after a stressful day always make me smile.

Hugs and Happy weekend Crafting
Kate xx


Miria said...

Hi, Kate. Gorgeous card with pastel colours and perfect embossing! hugs. Miria

Danielle said...

You created a stunning card here Kate! I'm loving the pastel colours and all the embossing and sparkle is gorgeous! Thanks for the best wishes - hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend teamie!!
Hugs, Danielle x

Lisa said...

What an absolutely beautiful card! The little girl sleeping is so precious and I love the white accents, it really gives it some shine! Thanks sor playing with us in the Tea Room this week!

Heather said...

Oh Kate, this is beautiful, love the soft blues, fabulous embossing, stunning details and such an adorable image.
Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Nicole said...

So pretty! Love the image and the soft colors! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Lynsey said...

Hi Kate this such a pretty card! Love it!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lynsey x

Deb said...

So pretty. I love the pastel colours,the beautiful trims and gorgeous flowers and the image is so sweet.

email: said...

Such an adorable card! I love those snowflakes, especially! Nice detail :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


pinky said...

Gorgeous pastel creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

sam21ski said...

WOW Kate, how many challenges, this must be a record - well done

This was a fab challenge to use no designer papers but I bet you felt great when you'd accomplished it, the card looks stunning xxxx

Lynne said...

She certainly is sweet - and adorable - beautiful colours so serene - thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club xx Lynne xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a sweet card - great embossing
Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week
Lisa ;)

Sarah Anderson said...

What a gorgeous card! Love all the texture, and the colours are gorgeous. Unfortunately the play date cafe colour is specified with the black and white and this week is green. We'd love you to play along if you can, Sarah x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Kate, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and your embossing looks amazing. The ribbon and lace is beautiful. Thanks for joining in with my "pastel Christmas" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x
Ps I have candy on my blog if you want to call over :)

Sandra said...

Great card! Your colour combo works so perfectly together. Love all the texture you have added.
Love your 'blog name'
Sandra x

mewTilman said...

A lovely card with everything--die cuts, ribbon, buttons, lace, embossing... just stunning! Love the blue and black and white.

Ginny said...

gorgeous card, thanks for joiningus at FnF

Gemma said...

This is such a sweet card, love the paste colours and the coulouring is so stunning! And so many great details, WOW! Great take on our challenge this week, Thanks for joining us at SSC. Hugs Gemma

Create With Joy said...

Hi Kate,

What a beautiful card!

Thank you for entering My Vintage Christmas Giveaway and for joining me over at Create With Joy! I could not find your email but wanted to thank you for your kind words and wish you the best of luck in the drawing!


Debbie said...

What an adorable image and lovely design! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Adria Slauterbeck said...

Brrrr....those flowers look so frosty!
cute card, lots of fun texture!
Thank you for sharing the love over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful blue and white card--so wintery! I love the lace threaded with ribbon and the snowflakes! Thank you for joining us at Wild Orchid Challenge!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous Kate.

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful card Kate, love your different layers, love the effect of the blue ribbon threaded through the lace, gorgeous colouring, take careX:)

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