Sunday, 15 January 2012

Winter tree

This card was supposed to be for Sketch n stash 78, but I took too long and missed the deadline for linking. I'm still showing the sketch to give credit to them:


I was given the starry card by a friend. I decided to stamp the Kanban tree on to the white/silver star card, inked with versamark and then heat embossed with detail silver. This was then die cut with a nestie.The silver scalloped border piece is backed with a smokey-grey mirror card which, unfortunately, doesn't show up here. Just the addition of a sentiment and the card was done.

The embossing is for:

Dancing in pajamas TCP: embossing
Sugar creek hollow: embossing
Getting cricky simply Sunday challenge: let it snow/use embossing

Colours are for:

Die cuttin divas 47: blue, silver and white
Crazy4challenges 199: monochromatic card in the blues
Secret crafter Saturday 168: anything goes with blue
Crafts4eternity R54 colour recipe - ice magic:

This is also for facebook Sunday's with Santa week 3: trees.

It's also for:
Crafting for all seasons: snowflakes
Creative belli 134: snowflakes
Fussy & fancy: let it snow
Allways something creative 22: ice and snow
Creative stamp friends 42: winter
Scrap-cards 19: winter
Tuesday throwdown 80: baby it's cold outside
Creative Friday January 53: it's cold outside
Use it Tuesday 23: all about winter
The sisterhood of crafters: winter card
Stampavie and more 160: winter
Stempelsonne 54: winter
Hobbystuggu January: winter - blue or a card that oozes cold
Totally gorjuss 114: be a star
Addicted to stamps 21: January blues
ABC Christmas: A for anything goes
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Stamp and create January: anything goes

Think thin!

No, I'm not talking about diet, although I definitely do need to 'think thin' again! (I must say that this unexpected flare up of diverticulitis is helping me kickstart the diet!)

Anyway, to get back to the card, this was Keryn's instruction for us for today's Christmas card club challenge - to make a thin card to avoid having to use a large stamp when posting.

I've gone for the thinnest possible, with a one layer, clean and simple, card. However, I'm not going to confess how many goes at this I tried before I was (sort of) happy with the result.

I've used a new Funstamps stamp by Lindsay Mason called 'script robin' and the sentiment is a stamp (not sure whether it's Anna Griffin or HOTP - perhaps someone can tell me which).

As I've used a new stamp, I'm linking for:

Corrosive 140: ring in the new year - something brand new on your creation
Stampin' sisters in Christ 122: use something new
Cupcake craft 174: something new
Crafty creations 152: something new
Freshly brewed January: use something new
Fairytale 32: something new
Crafty catz 115: use something new

Also, on Crafts for Carolyn forum, Liz has challenged us to use something new and something old - the robin stamp is new and the sentiment one is old.

I inked up the stamp with memento rich cocoa, wiping the breast area on which I then put ColorBox chalk warm red ink and a spot of Marvy le plume butterscotch for the robin's beak.

For details of the Christmas Card Club please contact one of us - the links are in a list on my sidebar. If you want to get ahead with your Christmas cards we have a challenge every two weeks. If you are interested, just get in touch with one of us. We've already had two new girls join us this year - Anne and Lorraine - and would welcome anyone else who is interested.

I'm also entering this card in these challenges:

Party time Tuesday 50: use a feathered friend
Penny's 70: birds
Stamp, scrap & doodle: winter birds
Timbro scrap mania 40: wings
The squirrel and the fox 9: critters
Robyn's fetish 90: animals
Creative stamp friends 42: winter
Scrap-cards 19: winter
Tuesday throwdown 80: baby it's cold outside
Creative Friday January 53: it's cold outside
Use it Tuesday 23: all about winter - although the robin stamp is new, the sentiment stamp is old
The sisterhood of crafters: winter card
Stampavie and more 160: winter
Stempelsonne 54: winter
Heidi hobbystuggu January: winter
ABC Christmas: A for anything goes
Craft room: clean and simple
Card and scrap 24: clean and simple 
PanPastel UK: anything goes
Alphabet: Y for your can choose
House of gilli 23: anything goes
Bizzy Becs January: anything goes
Gingerloft 31: anything goes
Lexi 56: anything goes
Stamp and create January: anything goes