Here I am today trying to feel chirpy, and failing miserably. The kids saw fit to share their lurgy with me and the hubster, so I am here posting this with my hankie at the ready!! Lol (cough, splutter! argh!)
It's time again for a new theme at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and this time I set the challenge (sorry Ruthie and Lyn!). I'm not usually one to over-embellish a card, so I set the theme, 'X-travagant Xmas' to give myself a goal to aim for. I hope I succeeded. Here is the front:
I have used one of my newest images for this creation, 'Holly Fairy', sister to 'Ivy Fairy' that was released a couple of weeks ago. I printed her out several times in a deep green colour and fussy cut out for the layering up. Here is the bottom of the card, which I made into an easel card:
The sentiment is just a printed one off the compy. The wee snowflakes are the bits that are cut out of the corner when I used the corner punch on the front. I added some gold stickles as little dots, and round the bottom dp layer, and also popped some gold brads in the corners. Here is the card in it's entirety:
My papers are from Raspberry Road 'Holiday Elegance' collection. The flower is made using a marianne die, and the tiny flower from Tim Holtz's Tattered Flowers die, along with some gold rub-on and gold stickles, with some mini gold beads for the centre. The holly leaves are a paper punch. The swirly corner in gold is an old sizzix die. The big bow is hand-tied using ribbon from the stash, and the dangly thingy is hand-made using bits cobbled together from old ear-rings and bracelets bought in sales.
Above is a close-up of the image, to which I added some red stickles on the holly berries. Underneath the image is a thin strip of red pearlescent card with a holly patterned edge made with a Fiskars edger punch. I added some red gems to the holes where the berries are supposed to be. The shape behind the image is cut using a marianne doily die, layered onto gold mirri.
Well, not too much use of the hankie I'm glad to say! Catch you all later!!
Some challenges -
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
S4TW - Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - Traditional Xmas Colours
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Papercrafting Journey - Christmas
ABC Christmas - Anything Christmassy
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Open (+ Fairy)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes, with Glitter
Digi-Makeover - Cut out your digi
Come and get it - Anything Christmas
Kenny K - Add Texture
Pile It On - Bling it up!
Sweet Sunday - Sketch (turned)