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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Morning all!

I've scheduled this post as it's a little too early for me (I'm probably not too long in bed!) and I want to try to get back on track.
I had my second bit of physio at the end of last week and I'm still not the better for it!  She really worked hard on my back and shoulders.  I hope it's not as bad this week as I have an exciting weekend ahead! ;)

Anyway, It's time for a new challenge at the Creative Card Crew and this fortnight we are being sponsored by the ever fabulous Simon Says Stamp

who are offering the lucky winner $20 to spend in their shop!

So in order to be in with a chance of winning this fabby prize, the challenge is..

Silver & Blue!

What a fab colour combo, especially for this time of year!

This is what I did:

The image is Winter Skating Tilda by Magnolia (the one that all the fuss was about! - not the actual one but another one! lol)  I coloured her with the following promarkers (available at Simon Says): Skin;Sunkissed pink, Oatmeal, Blush, Pastel pink. Hair;Umber, Burnt sienna, Caramel. Clothing;Midnight blue, Cornflower, Denim blue, Agean, Sky blue. Skates;Black, Cool grey 5,4,3,1. Background;Arctic blue, Pastel blue, April shower.  And a little bit of black prisma pencil.
I stamped around Tilda with a Magnolia snowflake stamp and versamark.  I didn't emboss or anything, just let it dry and it has left a lovely faint watermark effect snowflake pattern which you can't see in the pics but is nice in the flesh.

I also added some glamour dust to her cuffs, ends of scarf, bobble and the blades on her skates which really made them pop!  I think you can see it a bit better in this pic.

 The papers are from DCWV The Winter Stack.  They aren't quite big enough for my size of card so I added a bit of white card stock at the bottom which I embossed using a snowflake embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  A little bit of christmassy ribbon hides the join.
I used spellbinder circle dies and the out-of-the-box technique to cut out the image and a Spellbinder Crown Circle die for the surround - I added little crystals to each of the petals.  And I used my magnolia swirl die on silver mirri card to compliment the little silver Christmas tree that I had in my stash (possibly salvaged from some crackers?).

As it's a Christmas card the inside is fairly simple using the same dies as are on the front.  The sentiment is by magnolia, stamped with memento Bahama Blue ink and then glitzed up with a clear sakura stardust pen.  I also did the snowflake/versamark thing on the die-cut circle here too. (which you still can't see!)

So let us see your creations using our theme - I'm looking forward to seeing them!  Have a look at what the rest of the DT did over at The Creative Card Crew blog!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafts & Me; Bling it up
Crafty Catz; Add texture
Crafty Ribbons; Christmas
Divas By Design; Feeling festive
Fab & Funky; Die cuts/punches
I Love Promarkers; Cute
Sweet Stampin; All that glitters
The Pink Elephant; Favourite colouring medium
The Ribbon Girl Challenge; Add sparkle
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge; All things sparkly

Thanks for looking!


scrappymo! said...

What a lovely card. The solver and blue are made for each other! Love the inside too!

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the colours aand all the little details, glitter, flourishes.....Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Anne said...

Another gorgeous card from you Sheena. I think I'm very lucky to have received some of your cards! :-0 Hope you will be ok for the weekend!!!! I have woken up with a sore throat and feel shivery. Must does myself up!!! Anne x


Hi Sheena
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Rebekah said...

What a little cutie Thanks for playing at Divas by design this wk hugs Rebekah xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous, I love the sweet image and the shades of blue are so beautiful

Thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge this week

Dawn said...

Oh she is beautiful. Love your layout too. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week x

Marjorie said...

I love your beautiful Tilda card. Hugs Marjorie.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Sheena. I love the image and fabulous colours.
Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Lorraine x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours.
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design & Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

sassy said...

Superb card,love the colours.. thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week hope to see you again hugs sassyx

coops said...

so gorgeous sheena.i love your colour combo and design and tilda is really sweet :D

x coops xx

lalkygirl said...

Fabulous card sheena
I love the colour combo and you have coloured tilda beautifully
Thanks for joining us at I love promarkers and good luck
Tracey x

Angela said...

Adorable...love that silver flourish, it's the perfect finishing touch!

Mad Moose said...

A gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

carol said...

wonderful and so cute, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS and CRAFTY CATZ x Carol

Sarah said...

Hi Sheena, fabulous card. Great colour choice and your image is super cute and perfectly coloured.

Great flourish and love how you've decorated the inside of the card as well.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Jules said...

Wow Sheena

This is fabulous!!!

Great colour combo and the colouring/shading of your image is so beautiful!

I hope your back is starting to feel a bit easier.

Love Jules xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh wow! I LOVE this! :) Stunning card and awesome colouring! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Stacey Schafer said...

super cute! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

Berni Cuttino said...

Awe so sweet and cute, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.