Monday, 1 November 2010

Punches, pearls, petals and pins

I'm still working on my Christmas cards. I actually have enough for this year, but I set myself a very public challenge in January not to buy any more Christmas stash until I'd made 50 cards {hits forehead with hand}. Yup, I probably should have counted up first {sigh}. But it's kind of nice working on these at my leisure, knowing that I'm not under pressure, and I have enough Christmas stash to keep me going for several years yet. It's surprising how far a few sheets of paper go when you're making cards.

Here are my challenges for this card. Stampavie are asking for Christmas, a Spoon Full of Sugar, Simon Says and Creative Card Crew all want punches this week, Charisma Cardz say "matching pair" and Truly Scrumptious request pearls, pins and petals as well as this sketch:

My card and matching envelope:

White on white is a beast to photograph, so please excuse how rubbish these shots are. I've used Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses papers and scraps for the snowflakes, the image is Sugar Nellie "Winter Wonderland" coloured in Copics, the snowflakes and stars are die-cut using my Cuttlebug and pearlised (honest) with Adirondack pearl ink by Tim Holtz from Ranger. The stamped snowflakes and the fur trim is Sticklesed with Frost. All edges have been inked with a Platinum pearlised ink, the brad is a pink pearl and the pin has a pearl tip too. I didn't add any petals but the scarf and umbrella have flowers on so I hope that counts. Phew!

You'll have to take my word for this, but they're a lot prettier in real life than on these photos.


Rica said...

Oooh this is gorgeous Rosey, love the colours, the beautiful image and all your stunning details.

So glad you joined us at both Truly Scrumptious and the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Vee said...

This is such a pretty set. Thanks for joining the challenge at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Kiki said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! Love the soft colors you've used.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at SAM.

Hugs, Kiki

Pink Sunshine said...

Gorgeous set, love the owl, thanks for joining us at Charisma.
Sally. x

The Crafty Den said...

Your matching items are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Rosey. Love the image you've used and the details also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

tiggertastic said...

what an amazing card, i love the soft colours

good luck in the challenges.

Sarah-Louise xx
tiggertastic blog
(CPF - DT), (CCC - DT) & (BMD - DT)

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card Squirrel and the envelope is gorgeous too !! :-)

Congratulations :-) you won the Nellie Snellen stamp on my blog !! :-)

Lols x x x