Sunday 19 September 2010

Magnolia Christmas Card

Good afternoon to you all out there in the land of blog.
Here in the UK it is wet and miserable so after sending my dear hubby off to his fishing match this morning, I headed up to my "Beach Hut" to create a little something.  Actually I am in the middle of about six projects and the reason for this is - I have a week off from work, whoop whoop!!!

I came home from work the other day to find a little white envelope with my address on it and the word gift on the reverse???  On opening it the lovely Sam had sent me a little gift that she had created a little while back and that I had commented on.  This is what she sent me, isn't it stunning.  The little snowflakes are 3D, such a great idea that I just might have to incorporate it some where within my creations.  So thanks Sam I love it.
So before I show you what I created this morning, I just have to say hello to my new followers 
Katie Louise
and Kirsten
It is lovely to have you sharing this little space with me :)

So this little creation came from a need to try yet again another style of card, I do not do templates very well, so look at something and then sort of create, a doing sort of learning, if you know what I mean.  This is my very first shutter card I believe they call it.  
The base card is mirror card gold and the papers are from a new so far unused stack of Papermania Papers called "Silent Night" and oh my gosh, I cannot believe I have not used them before they are so delish and I think a new firm favorite for me.  I created lots of little squares creating a grid of opposites of two of the papers.  I added a lush ribbon that I purchased yesterday from a local department store, I love their remnants draws for ribbon and lace at 40p for quite a large amount is an absolute bargain.  The nestie is one of the new ones that I bought from the Hobby House that so far yet again I had not used.  I adore this little Tilda and she looks just perfect looking out this intriguing shape.  I have coloured her with my favorite copics and added stickles around the image plate, to her little halo and a tad on her wings.  A white gel pen has been used for extra highlights.  The snowflakes are punched and the pearls are from the Hobby House.  If you want to see where I shop their is a page link right at the top of the posts.

Here is a close up of the image
and here is a close up of the lovely lush bow
I have been practicing my bows, hope you can tell.

Just as I was photographing this creation Mike phoned to ask me to clear the driveway.  Hannah his fiance, has just had her very first motor bump.................... it was unfortunately her fault, the roads are very slippy at the moment and she hit a car that stopped via an emergency stop.  They thank heavens they are both OK and the car will be visiting the Insurance Approved Garage for repair.  These things happen, don't they.

So after helping her sort out the insurance claim and settling her down, I was able to return to you all to write this post.

I am going to enter this into the following challenges

The Corrosive Challenge - the theme here is "Clean up the Dust" which means anything you have either new or old that has gathered dust as you have not used it.  I love this challenge as it is one that asks us to try those things that are out of our comfort zones.
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - the theme is a "Grid Challenge" I hope that the way I have staggered the two papers classes this as a grid, if not please ignore me.
Mad for Markers - Design Team Call pop over and take a look if you are a total marker addict, like me
Magnolia Down Under Challenge - the theme is "Fancy Folds"
Saturday Challenge - the theme "Anything Goes"
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - the theme "Christmas Colours"
Colour Create Challenge - the theme "Red, Gold and White or Cream"

and I think that is about it for me today, there are just so many fabulous challenges out in the land of blog these days, it makes crafting so much more fun :)

If you love candy then I am still celebrating hitting 100 followers (well over now but it was at the time) see here 
and as always I would love to thank all of you who take the time to visit me and leave such wonderfully inspiring comments, they always make my day, and I am then able to return the visit.

Well off to finish another already started project 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend



Miria said...

Hi, Kate. I can't help saying Wow!!!What a gorgeous card! I love the shape and every detail. Hugs. Miria

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs linda

Lynsey said...

Hi Kate
This is a wonderful shutter card! Hope you have a great week off.
Hugs Lynsey x

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers im hopeless at cutting & measuring, this is stunning, sue,x

Kruemel said...

What a cute card! Love the tri shutter style and the traditional christmas colors.

Thanks for playing with MDUC this week!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Cordine said...

beautiful card!

Curly said...

Hi Kate
lovely design and colours a truly stunning card , thanks for joining us at SCSC101: Anything goes, Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

Paper Paradise said...

Love the shutter card. I'm not a template person either, but it just shows, a bit of time and patience and it is possible. Have a great week off . x

sam21ski said...

I can't believe you have yet another week off!!!! Hope the weather improves for you, it's been awful today.

Glad the 4x4 brightened up your day.

And WOW how amazing are you. That card looks fabulous.

Glad Hannah and Mike are ok, it's always a shock the first time!!!!

Enjoy your week off, can't wait to see what you do with it xxxxxx

Julie said...

Superb card, Kate - great design and so many lovely embellies - quite delightful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Colour Create. Juliexx

ladyjanet_56 said...

This is just Great love it to bits thanks fo following me but who knows where I'll lead you I am a bad influence apparently haha, we'll meet somewhere soon I'm sure Janet

Just don't tell Anita we're now friends ok haha

Annette said...

Kate, what an absolutely lovely card! Hope you have a great week off - Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Kate, gorgeous shutter card. Very nice DP and little Tilda looks very sweet in the window you created for her. Beautiful coloring, and little snowflakes are perfect embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

Anonymous said...

Stunning, stunning cards...
Thanks for joining our special launch challenge at SCSC, and good luck with the draw

Sammi said...

So Sweet! Love that ribbon :D
Thanks for your DT application!!

ARTfulWings said...

Gorgeous card Kate and what a beautifully coloured Tilda Polly xx

Louise said...

What a lovely tri shutter card :) The colours are amazing! And I love this little Tilda, she´s so cute :) The gold paper really lifts the result it even more.
Thank´s for playing with us at MDUC this week :)

Kylie said...

Wow - what a beautiful tri shutter card. I love the gold card and such a beautiful image. Thanks for playing at MDUC this week,

Anne said...

What a gorgeous card Kate! Beautiful colors and I love the shining details =)

Hugs from Anne (Norway)

Sprytebyrd said...

Lovely card! I just love these shutter cards, they are so fun and really remarkable when finished! Yours is, of course, just stunning with the beautiful papers and lovely ribbon! Not to mention precious little Tilda there as the star of the show!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Grid challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Kellie said...

What anice card I always struggle with them and I see one like yours and it inspires me to try again

Stampin'Piper said...

Such a lovely card! The nestie is great!

Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week, Hugs Tanja

Marianne-db said...

A wery lovely card! I really love this cards and this is so cute!
Thanks for joining our grid challenge at Stamptacular this week!
Hugs, Marianne

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