Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Winter Blues


So, away with the Mirri board for another year, but I'm holding on fast to keeping the glitter! :) lol. 

I made this card today using my new Tilda in her cozy christmas coat stamp, and following the sketch over on the Crafters Companion Challenge.  I also used my new scalloped nesties......... hmmmmm...... now remember when you were little and your mum would say to you, 'you cant have anything 5 minutes..........'?  Well i have lost my smallest little scalloped nestie, and I am NOT impressed!  TUT! ..

It will either turn up when the vac screams or the dogs might bring it me to play with, (hopefully) as I cant bear the thought of it having been chucked away with the christmas rubbish.  I waited almost all year for that set of nesties.

The DP is Joanna Sheen, and a piece of backing card from a Kanban Kit.  I used McGill punch on the dp for the fern leaves, stickles and gems for added bling.  I was aiming for a deep midwinter feel to the card, Icy, dark and crisp. It snowed here all day, but not the nice bright christmas card snow, more like the January blues and grey skies snow.  I am also loving playing with scalloped edge cards too.

I will be entering this card in the following competitions:

Crafters Companion - Great sketch
By The Cute and Girly - Bling it on
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Totally Tilda - Ribbons and Roses
Magnolia Down Under - A Gift For You (Tildas Gift)
Moving Along with the Times - Circles and birthday themed
Stamp Something - Glitter
Simon Says Stamp and Show - use your newest stamp (Tilda)
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Something New (Tilda) + Ribbon
Sew Many Challenges - New Things (Tilda)
One Stop Craft Challenge - 'New Beginnings' - I used for the first time my new Tilda stamp
Creative Inspirations - Use something new
Paper Sundaes - Use something new
City Crafter - Stamp it out
Christmas Card Challenges - Embossing - I embossed the back panel behind Tilda using cuttlebug embossing folder
CES Challenges - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Metal Mickey - I have attached a charm
Cutie Sunday - Winter
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Ellephantastic Challenges - New Beginnings (New tilda stamp)


Good luck to everyone in these challenges, and thanks for looking



46 comments:

Paula said...

Absolutely love teh colours & the darkness of this - very effective. I do hope that Nestie turns up - isn't it frustrating? Love your use of those branches.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Linda R. said...

WOW. What a beautiful card. Love your image. Your coloring is perfect.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

True :) said...

Beautiful card! Love the flowers, charm, and all the bling you have added!
Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings challenge!
I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
Hugs,
True :D

Cheryl Nelson said...

so sweet and lovely!

Jill said...

What a lovely card, pretty Tilda and love all the sparkle! Thanks for playing at Ellephantastic this month and hope to see you next time. Happy New Year! Jill

KarinsArtScrap said...

this card is very beautiful alison.
love the colors you have used and the glitter.

best wishes for 2011 and hpoe we have a creativity year.

greetings karin

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful little card . I love that DP.. its gorgeous.. and the little image is so sweet.
I hope you find your nestie lol.. i am just as bad
Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT and BTC&G
Lisa ;)

Heidi said...

So sweet!
This card is just beautiful Alison:)
Wonderful colours and I love the charm and the bling.
Have a lovely day!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Absolutely adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

Beautiful card ... love all the elements to it ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Beautiful card I really love the glittery flowers and of course Tilda how is coloured in prefectly. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday this week.

Hugs and New Year Wishes
Tamara Cutie GDT

Dan said...

I love the wintery, icy blues you've used in this card! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

A very beautiful card, love the colours you have used and how you have used your new stamp for our challenge. Thanks for joining in at Ellephantastic this month.

Hugs
Tamara Elle DT

StephC said...

Beautiful card! The image is just darling. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so sweet and so elegant!

Saskia :)

Sadilla said...

Wow!! Such a lovely card! I like the colour combo... and the paper... and your colouring is great! =)
hugs
sadia

Cindy2 said...

This is a wonderful card, love the embellishments and the coloring. Thanks so much for sharing at the MSL 'blues' challenge, please join us on Jan. 16th for the "Sentiment Focus" challenge. C2

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creation sweetie, i love this image, love the colours you have chosen too, big hugs love Pops x x x

Lora said...

This is gorgeous! Love all the sparkle :)
Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month.
Lora x

Mary J said...

OH Alison - wow!! I love the blues and your embellishing is perfect!!

A very happy New Year to you honey!

Fiona said...

gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

fi

Rymyrinsessa said...

Very beautifull card, i love the bluecolour... <3

Lynne said...

Awh so beautiful - love the blues - and gorgeous colouring too :o) thanks for sharing at Totally Tilda xx Lynne and the TT DT xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous! Love the sparkle & Tilda is a cutie!!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge & MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Lovely card, great use of our theme. Thanks for joining us over at MAWTT this week, hugs Heidi xx

Jane said...

Beautiful card and colouring! thanks for joining us at MDUC, hugs, Jane xxx

Cheryl said...

oh this is simply gorgoues,beautiful,detail bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh so beautiful!! I love the colors and layout!! The sparkle is stunning!! :) Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGs

Vintage Milly said...

What a wonderful creation, many thanks for entering our challenge this week at Creative inspirations,
Em.x

Marushy said...

Hi,
a beautiful card.

Thank you for your participation in Cutie Sunday.

Greetings
Marushy

coldwaters2 said...

Wow stunning card the colours, design and image look amazing and so beautiful thank you for joining us at One Stop Crafts this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Kylie said...

A fabulous card!
Thanks for playing at MDUC this week,
Hugs
Kylie

Leanne said...

What a gorgeous creation!! This would be a fabulous entry in to the Top Tip Tuesday - Metal Mickey Challenge. You can enter as many times as you like!
Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Christine said...

Awww sweet Tilda gorgeous colours love how she is standing in sparkly snow..thanks for sharing & joining us at Totally Tilda ribbon/roses chall.

miles Christine & TT DT girlies xx

Handmade by Vivi said...

marvelous card! Love all the details!!
Thanks for joining us at MSL!
xxx
Vivi

Stephanie said...

Very pretty! I hope your small die returns!! Thanks for joining us at MSL and hope to see you again for our 1/16 Sentiment challenge.

Emma said...

A beautiful card, gorgeous colours.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
Hugs Emma x

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Very pretty & sweet card. Great different use of our theme 'new beginnings' Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month. Good luck! Hugs Helen & Elle DT x x

Nadine said...

Hi

wow, I love it.

Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Nadine

Gloria Stengel said...

Very pretty. Love the vintage feel of this card. Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week.

Arwen said...

Wow it's so gorgeous!
Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.

Hugs Arwen

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at Cutie Sunday.....

LG
Bella

Thistleblue said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours. Happy New Year to you and thanks for taking part in our first challenge of 2011! Hope to see you again next month!
hugs
Michelle
Elle DT
xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along at Crafter’s Companion. Hope to see you back next month. Marianne x

Anne said...

What a gorgeous Tilda card! Such pretty colours and lots of lovely detail.

Thank you for taking the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hope you’ll join us again today!
Hugs
Anne


PS Hope your Nestie turns up. From my sewing days I have a large magnet wand, it's great for finding small Nesties and brads and anything else I drop lol. Try your sewing shop or Google, they aren't expensive

thread-bare said...

This is such a lovely card. Thanks for stopping by & joining in with our challenge at Ellephantastic challenges xx Clare (DT) x

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