Sunday, 10 October 2010

Waltzingmouse Stamps Challenge #18 - Noel



Hiya, how's your week end so far?  I'm pleased to say the rain has pretty much held off here in Sydney though it's been a bit overcast.  Managed to get all the 'must do' jobs done and last night I sat and made a card for this weeks  Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #18.  

I know the clever card makers will read lots into Claire's sketch but to me it says Christmas Trees and I just happen to have a couple.......Nutcracker Sweet by WMS has a couple of great trees that I hadn't inked up yet so I had two out of three. Choosing card took some playing around but I finally decided on SU Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz.



Base card is GKD Pure Luxury heavyweight in pure white. The concord crush was embossed using QuicKutz diamonds and dots.

Using VersaMark ink I embossed a large snowflake onto some SU Whisper White card before stamping the larger tree in Pear Pizzazz. I've silver embossed around the edge of this panel before mounting it to some Pear Pizzazz card. Two smaller trees were stamped on another piece of WW card and cut out. These have  both been popped up on foam tape the front one on a thicker foam to make it stand forward.

The sentiment is stamped in Concord Crush  and cut using a Spellbinder scalloped circle die, with the top portion cut away.  Some Pear Pizzazz cotton twill was stapled into a loop with the sentiment attached over the front with tape. To finish off I added the Kaisercraft gems to the sentiment and three Annabelle Stamps twinkling stars to the top of the trees.


This card is also entered into the Moxie Fab Jolly Holly Greetings Challenge.

Waltzingmouse have a blog hop on 17th October,  I'm hoping to take part in this month..... The theme is Autumn so hope to get to work on that tomorrow.  With Annabelle Stamps October release due to start on 15th it will be a busy week.

I've had a few Walshie enquiries........ he's doing really well, has an X-ray and seeing the Surgeon Monday for the final (we hope) visit.  Still having Physio. and hoping that he might get the go ahead to start lifting some weights to work on the upper arm.  The hand is coming along nicely, he has to see the specialist in a weeks time but he's back at work and managing the driving etc. so all good.

Till next time............



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23 comments:

Pauline said...

Just beautiful, love the trees with their shny stars on top! Love the twisted ribbon too, a beautiful card.

Shirley-anne said...

Thanks for update on Walshie.
Nice take on the sketch. Love the embossed background .

Debgem said...

This sketch was made for these trees!! It's a really lovely card.

Patti said...

Your so cleaver! This is very cool!

Patti P. said...

Love it! Beautiful color combo and the embossing is beautiful with this image. Tfs and hope you have a productive and wonderful week.

Olga said...

WOW Sue this is fantastic! I love it!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi sue. :) Wow..this is beautiful! I love the elegance of it. very nice!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card! Love the WM trees & the lil' blingy star tree toppers! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Juls said...

very stylish, great mix of colours! hugs JUls

Selma said...

Love those trees and the color combo. Happy to hear Walshie is doing much better.

Betty Benton said...

Gorgeous card -- love those Christmas trees and the emobssed background!

Brenda said...

Fabulous card Sue! I love the simple elegance of it. Wonderful job on the sketch. Cool ribbon treatment to.

Kerrie said...

Hummm.... those are great trees and such pretty colours.

Newbie said...

Love the card Sue! Agreed, the sketch did say "Christmas trees"! :) Everything about it is GORGEOUS! Nice thing you did with the ribbon and sentiment. Nice ideas I would not have thought of!!

Lorraine said...

Love the card Sue, everything about it. Hugs x

cbuswell said...

Love your card, the colors are fab! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!

redwasher1 said...

Love both of these cards!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the green and purple on this lovely card! that embossed panel looks great! and your trees are so pretty! thanks for playing with WMS this week!

Cristina said...

Very pretty! Love what you did with the ribbon.

Cath said...

Hey Sue! Thanks for entering the Holiday Cards & More Week Jolly Holiday Greetings challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)

Edna Morrisedie said...

Love the fabby ribbon treatment and the blingy stars, great job with the sketch too!

MicheyMoo said...

What gorgeous colours you've combined here to make this simple and elegant card Sue!! I love it. And I love your little embellie feature with the label. Clever. xx

Jose said...

This is a lovely card, the colours go so well together and that green ribbon is a lovely finish to it