Friday 23 July 2010

Winter Wonderland DT want us to Sketch It......................with your Xmas Cards this week!!!

Oh and don't you just love a Friday, when you get that Friday feeling, it is fabulous!.  Why? - as Friday is the Winter Wonderland new Challenge and the weekend is upon us......................
We had 30 amazing entries this week, the numbers just keep rising..... it is great and the WW teamies and I love hopping about to see all the beautiful creations and meeting some lovely people out there in the world of blog...

So this week the theme is Sketch it.............................
and here is the sketch, which is my first attempt, so my fingers are crossed that it goes down well. My teamies have really done it proud, as has Evi our Designer in the Spotlight this week.
and as it is the fourth Friday of the month, we are generously sponsored by our monthly sponsor

who are providing a $15 certificate for the lucky winner to spend in their fabulous shop.
Oh I wish I could enter, I love shopping here :(
So onto my DT creation for this week, oh and I really had fun with this and a new purchase from the Hobby House too (see above where I shop)
The base card, is the deep purple foil card, and on top of this is the ever so amazing and very popular Papermania Capsule Collection, papers, I believe this one is the Heather range.  I then went mad with the scallop and circle nesties.  I made two circles one from another of the lighter papermania capsule papers and another for the image plate.  I stamped my favorite Gillian Roberts little cute mice on the image plate.  I then made a smaller circle for the sentiment which is a Whiff Of Joy sentiment.  Each of the circles was edged with some more of my new glitter from the Glitter Man, gorgeous glitter (totally addicted to it) I then used another lighter purple foil card, to create the frame of the main image using the scallop nestie and the original purple foil for the smaller sentiment, and a large scallop nestie, for the arc,  I removed the centre using a circle nestie.  I then used another smaller scallop nestie and the lighter purple to create the plate for the little bow. Large and small pearls to decorate.
I used the Marianne Design Creatables Christmas Poinsettia, purchased from the Hobby House to create this lovely home made flower using the two different coloured foils and covering the centre with glitter and finishing with a large pearl.  I curled the leaves for a little depth.
The image is Gillian Roberts and is one of my favorites as I said, I used some liquid applique for the mistletoe berries and they are sat on polar flower soft (snow to me) hope their little bottoms are not to cold.  I added the same glitter to the female mouses spots on her top.

Well as you know the Winter Wonderland Teamies and I love to encourage combo's and this week is no exception, although I never actually worked towards anything other than the sketch and my own preferences.  So I am lucky to be able to enter this creation into the following fabulous challenges.

One of my favorite Challenge is Totally Gorjuss who have a theme of Thinking of You, and although this is a Xmas card, I believe the sentiment shows that the sender is especially thinking of that special some one.

Another is Paper Sundaes - who have a theme this week of make your own flowers, was so excited to be able to enter my new purchases.

and how could I resist Papertake Weekly - Cutie Patootie, when all I want to do is cuddle these lovely little mice.

another favorite of mine the Stamp Something Challenge - with something flowery this week again love to be able to show off my new purchases :)

and finally but definitely a great themed challenge this week, The Creative Cottage Challenge Blog - whose theme is Touch Feely -lots of texture on your cards such as embossing, flowers, ribbon, fabric, sewing etc... so I have flowersoft, pearls, ribbon in the bow and the embossing on the poinsettia flowers as well as the puffed up liquid applique.  Great idea for a theme.

So nearly at the end.  I would like to welcome my new follower Karen to my little section of blog land, hi hun :)

Thank you all for the recent comments loving reading and returning the visit, and loved and smiled at all those fab comments.

Mr Blogger will be very kindly posting this for me this morning, as I will be on my way to York to meet a colleague, isn't he nice to do such a thing for me.  I will link when I get home, with hope that I will not be too late, as I need to go shopping, so that I can find some free time for crafting over the weekend.

Well hope your all looking forward to your weekend, as I am and hope you all have great crafty things planned.

Hugs Kate xx


sam21ski said...

Fab layout Kate, just love those colours

Have a fab day in York xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I adore this card as this is one of my fave images and my fave colour. Those purples are so rich and I love that embossed poinsettia. Fabulous. Marianne x

Kat said...

this is really sweet and I love the layout and colours. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely colors, my favorite shades, and super cute image!

angeleef said...

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!! I really like your card with all those nice colours and that flower is just fab!
** Evi **

HappyCrafter said...

So cute and what a fun sketch! Love your flowers. So glad you played along with us this week at Paper Sundaes :-)

Crystal said...

Love your colour scheme, Purple is my favourite colour! Your flower is AMAZING! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week :)

Bananastamper said...

Gorgeous flower! And a fantastic card! Thanks for playing along at PS!

Suzie McFloozy said...

I love your christmas colour choice of purple - it is stunning and your card is perfect for our "touchy feely" challeneg this week x
Thanks for joining us at The creative cottage challenge blog x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Babs said...

What a stunner, i just love everything about this card, the colour is gorgeous, love the papers, your poinsettia is beautiful what an a mazing card.

Babs x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous project! I love your coloring and the dark purple! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Sarn said...

Oh! How CUTE is this???

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