Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Tis the season.....



Hello Blogger's!

Thanks for dropping by today, and I'm so pleased you liked my card 'Noel' it's joining my favourites.

Today's card will fit three challenges... yeah. The first is my entry for Nina's challenge over at There's Magic In The Air. Nina gave us a gorgeous little image to play with 'skating by', the challenge was to use the image and something reflective.


The second challenge is from Just Us Girls who have asked to see some dry embossing on our creation. The last challenge is Cupcake Craft Challenge which is to use a digital image.

I saw a card made by Beate Johns, which is where I got the layout for my card, she called it a Joy Fold Card. Quite a simple construction with layers and stitching.
The base of my card is Chocolate heavy weight card from GKD cut at 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" scored and folded at 2". Two layers of card added to the 4 1/4" square, the top red card from Basic Grey Wassail was embossed with Swiss dots through the Cuttlebug. Then I stitched a zig zag before attaching this to the chocolate card.
The 2" fold was covered with apple green card from GKD which was embossed with QuickKutz diamonds and dots. At the top of this I added some white card that has been punched with a Fiskars end brackets punch (? that's what I call this punch). Again I stitched around this section then tied the bow.
The centre flap is cut at 3" x 6", scored and folded. On the front I added plain white card with the edges inked followed by more apple green that I stamped a snowflake over using Versa Mark ink. More stitching around this square.
I sized and printed the image cut it using a Nestabilities circle die and sponged before colouring with Copic markers. I've added some Martha Stewart glitter to his hat and some silver foil for the ice. The circle sits on two scalloped circles of tin foil.

The inside is made up of more white and apple green card. I traced the hat and added it to the inside colouring it with a zig red pen and added the dots at the bottom corner to finish off.

The sentiment was computer generated cut with a circle die then matted to more of the red dp. I used two layers of foam at the bottom of the circle to stand it up high enough to keep the flap closed but still able to open the card without pulling this off.

Still time for Nina's challenge - go get your image and play along!!

Hope you like this one!
Till next time.............

19 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

Totally adorable Sue - LOVE it - the image is darling and those joy cards are SO cute - well done. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls again. We love seeing some “regulars” come back each week! Hope to see you again on Saturday for our next challenge!

Kerrie said...

How cute is this image ....

Kim said...

Wow! Lot of planning and love went into making this gorgeous creation! I love joy fold cards! My next goal is to figure out how to sew on a card...just gotta find the time to play with it a bit before doing it for real :) Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks for playing with us this week at TMITA and can't wait to see what you come up next week!

Aloha, Kim
TMITA Design Team member
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POPPET said...

This is very pretty i love the stitches too, gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with us at cupcake this week big hugs pops x x x

craftieodamae said...

Sue this is fantastic!!! You always do such gorgeous cards.

NinaB said...

Your card is adorable, Sue. I love the stitching.

Nilla said...

Gorgeous card! Great stitching and colors! Love the idea with the hidden inside! Thanks for skating with us at TMITA this week, Sue! Hugs Nilla

STAMPING SAM said...

Simply and elegantly beautiful card! Love the layering and use of color. Thanks for leaving a comment on my card!

Theresa said...

This is a great card ...love the layering and colors. Great details...have to go check out this digi. TFS

Patti said...

This is one super cute card Sue! I think it's my fav of all the wonderful cards you've done! So cute, love the stitching! Everything about it is just perfect!

Andrea M said...

This is such a cute card! There is so much detail as well -wow! Great job!

Selma said...

Hi Sue. So happy to see that you joined us again in the TMITA challenge. Your card is gorgeous. I am working on a Joy Fold card. A fun type card, isn't it. Thanks for playing along this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next week.

Kristin Bueter said...

Sue, I love your design, the color scheme, that fabulous stitching and that beautiful bow! This is so pretty!!! You did a wonderful job using the cute little penguin image!

Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope to see you on Saturday for a fun color challenge hosted by Lisa!

Curt in Carmel said...

You did Nina's image proud! I love all the detail on this and I especially love how you used the stocking cap on the inside of the card. Great idea! Best, Curt

Nina said...

Sue, this is just gorgeous!! from the design to the colors to all the work that went into this!! I love all the stitching and all the details, even in the inside!! Just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along again this week with us over at TMITA!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sue, what a cute card. The image is adorable and the papers are gorgeous. Love the unusual style of card. Thanks for joining in with my theme of 'digital' over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Donna said...

Fabbilicous card, love the gorgeous colours and layout! Thanks for joining in the digi image fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Patti J said...

So YOU are the infamous Tillymint! Lol...I see your name on comments and things all over blogland, but this is the first time I've seen YOUR blog! Great card! What a cute little pocket you have hidden away! And I love your stitching - kudo's on a very nice job!

Liza said...

A fabulous card, perfect for this week's challenge. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x