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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

TLT - Laurie's Challenge - Winter Blues

Happy Tuesday everyone...boy didn't that come around quick lol!! The days and weeks are flying by faster than I'd like. All I keep hearing on the radio is 'Christmas is only ** days away' and there's no way I am ready hmph!
Thank you to everyone who entered our Fairies Challenge last week with your fabulicious cards/projects. There was a bit of a hiccup when the challenge closed yesterday (I'm buying Lisa a calculator for Christmas lol) but I don't think it was for long. Thanks Susan for letting me know :-D As always head on over the the Challenge Blog to see if you're one of the winners.
Onto today's frostilicious challenge...Winter Blues chosen by Diane Laurie!!  I don't know about you but blue scares me almost as much as red does. I never seem to get the right tones when I do use them but I had no choice for today (guess that's why it's called a challenge lol)
I trawled through my gazillion (give or take a few) sheets of pp and NOTHING was right so I went for cs and an embossing folder letting the image do the talking. This is what I came up with...

I settled on Gotcha! and coloured Jack and Robyn with my Copics glittering Jack's scarf and hat, Robyns, hat and mitts and the trees. I used Fluffy Stuff for the pom poms on their hats and a Swarovski crystal for the button on Robyn's coat. For some strange reason I decided not to use my normal snow glitter for the snow instead using the snow (it's kind of like Flower Soft but coarser) I bought at the SECC where I also got the shaker windows. I immediately regretted it ... I sat staring at it and by the time I came round the glue had dried and I couldn't get it off!! It actually looks quite nice in the close up picture of Jack's feet.

I used  my Grand Nesties for the cover of the card and the circle base. I ran the light blue cs through my JT (still loving it BTW!!!) with my new Sizzix embossing folder leaving the top plain then sewed just the light blue so as not to see the stitching at the back of the dark blue cs (learned that from experience lol) After that I just assembled it and cut out some snowflakes with my fabulicious MFT dies, stamped the sentiment and snipped the ends, rolled and curled it, put foam pads in the middle to raise it and used my snot gun to keep the ends down. Finally I added Swarovski crystals to the centre of the snowflakes and on either side of the sentiment.

What do you think? It's growing on me...I don't love it yet but there's still time lol.

I'd like to enter the following challenges please:

Cupcake Craftroom - Sweet Christmas
Crafty Catz - SnowflakesCreative Card Crew - Monochromatic
Creatalacious Challenge - Christmas Sparkle
Make It Monday - Anything Goes

I've got a little surprise for you.....on top of next week's Challenge winner's prize of a stamp and the Top 3 there is an added prize...well 3 actually. Are you ready???? Three of the entries will qualify to win a space as Guest Designer for the 3 challenges in December!!!! I hope that excites you as much as it did me when I thought of it lol. If you do wish to be considered for a GD spot just put GD after your name when you post your challenge entry. Easy peasy :-D

An update on the wedding...we have a photographer yayyyy!!! We met with him yesterday and he's lovely and very easy on the will be VERY easy to smile when he's taking the photos lol. We did see his work which is amazing so we didn't choose him just for his looks hee hee.

One last thing which I keep forgetting to tell you...I won Sentimental Sundays Wedding/Anniversary challenge!!! I was so surprised and chuffed to be
chosen :-D

That's definitely it from me for today. I hope you enjoy the inspiration the team have for's FABULICIOUS!

Catch ya later x


DesignerDiva said...

I love this card Kerry and your new snow stuff is fab. I did think you were going mad when I read about your 'circle base' but as the pictures progressed it all fell into place LOL
Got the paperwork yesterday - I've decided it will be easier for you if I change my name to Diane by deed poll!
hugs LAURIE xx

Amanda R said...

Well congrats all around Kerry! Photographer and winning the Sentimental Sundays challenge all in on week, woo hoo! I think the card is adorable, love that embossed look and the snowflakes are a great touch.

pinky said...

Gorgeous card, love the snow Kerry and your colouring is brilliant. Congratulations on getting the photographer booked, another tick on the list:) and well done on your win, your card was stunning.

Whimsey said...

What a great card - love the blues, no need to be afraid, you rocked them! Love the simplicity but then all the tiny details that have gone into the card.

What a unique layout - very fabulicious!!!

Congrats on the win - YOU ROCK!

Lisa Jane said...

Yes i am loving it !! The shape is fab and so is the embossing.. and that snow stuff.. well it looks really snowy!
Re the calculator ... i think its a calendar i need lol!!
Lisa x

Star said...

This is so wonderful! I saw it over on the LadyBug blog and had to come tell you. It's absolutely hilarious...Love it!

xx Star

Pami said...

Gorgeous card as always Kerry, i love the blue and the touches of glitter and snow. I really must get some of the grand nesties! Oh and what is a snot gun!!?

Congratulations on your win!
P x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Kerry, fab image and love the shape.
Wendy xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fabulous card, love the cute image and the fabby card shape. The colours look great and I love the embossed detail. The snow looks great to me.
Lyndsey xx

Julie said...

I am loving the flowersoft snow,it looks absolutely perfect!.x

Curly said...

Oh my word what an adorable creation the I love the design and layout and fabulous colour theme too...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Snowflakes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Cheryl First said...

Oh, that's some cool snowy stuff! I love your coloring, and the neat way to created your shaped card. I saw this on MIM.

Paul said...

Great card shape. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

P.S. Visit my blog to see some candy – I have some Digital Scrapbooking softwear up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on my post.

Marianne said...

Well done girl, on all counts! The image looks great on the blue cardstock. No need to be afraid of blues anymore! But I love blues anyway (and reds for that matter, lol).

Marianne said...

Forgot to mention your candy arrived on Monday. I sure am going to have a lot of fun with it. Thanks again! The size of that pen is amazing, lol. Marianne x

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh my gosh, this is perfect! From the shape of the card to the coloring to the snowy details, I think it turned out beautifully. I love how the snow looks as it's bouncing off his head..LOL...very realistic. Nicely done!
Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Oh cool! great shape and love the snow! saw your card on MIM, Samantha :0)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a cute & fun card! Love it!
Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Creations Ink.
Have a blessed day!
Huggies ~ Sharron♥
PCI Guest Designer
My blog

Aunty Sue said...

fab card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

MIE(Mieko) said...

Cute card!Love the image and the shape.Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

Jan Ltc said...

Fab card thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Shuly said...

hahahhahaa excellent card!!! this image is funny and my oh my what an excellent job you did on the colors and snowy texture!!
thanks for sharing it on make it monday

Lynn said...

What an absolute fun Christmas card!! Love the gorgeous image and the fantastic detail!!
Thanks so much for joining us at PaperCreations Ink Challenges:)
Lynn xxx

cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous love the image,and all the snow so effective bless you for playing at creatalicious this month hugs cheryl xxxxx

Debs M said...

fabulous colouring and great card, saw it on mim x

Pami said...

Hi me again! I should have said before thank you for sharing your card at Cupcake Craftroom this month! Good luck! P x

Margaret said...

Love this card! I saw it on Lisa M's blog as her pick of the week! The image is too funny and your coloring and snow are awesome! It really gives the impression of snow flying off the back of his head!

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