I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas...

Friday 14 December 2012

Good afternoon lovely people!

Kinda dull and dreary today and cold!
I went to see The Hobbit last night and I have to say I wasn't overly impressed.  The high frame rate in 3D looked great but the story is a bit rubbish - the bits that came straight out of the book were great but the made-up bits were not!  And you could even see some of the prosthetics likes obviously fake noses and bald heads!  Also, it is just under 3 hours long and I was very uncomfortable as I was at the physio yesterday and she worked hard on me!
I was surprised to see Aidan Turner ie: Mitchell from Being Human (pic on left side-bar in the Eye Candy section!) and Dean O'Gorman ie: Anders from the Almighty Johnstons!  I was also trying to figure out whose voice it was coming from one of the CG characters and had to wait til the credits and it was an "of course" moment when I saw that it was Barry Humphries ie: Dame Edna Everage!

Anyway, it's time for another challenge!  This time The Alphabet Challenge  Blog challenge will run for 3 weeks to fit in Christmas and the New Year and during those 3 weeks we would like to see creations using the theme, chosen by Lesley, of...

W for Winter White!

So all white work for this challenge, not even any colour on an image (which I was very naughty and did for my first attempt but I managed to do another piece suitable for the DT entry!).

So here's what I did for my DT entry:

I made a tag!

I made it to match my card:

Which, as you can see, is an easel card

The image is the oh-so-cute Winter Fairy Talva from Mo's Digital Pencil which I coloured with the following copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair;E35,33,31. Clothes;B01,00,0000 and Black, Dark Brown and Light Cerulean Blue Prisma pencil.
I did the out-of-the-box technique using a Spellbinders Labels 14 die to cut the image out before I used a glue pen and glamour dust to go over the fluffy parts like her hairband thingy and her leg warmers and also on her wings.  I used glossy accents on the icy part of her wings and snowtex for her huge snowball and for the ground under her feet.  I stuck some little gems onto her skirt with a glue pen.

The fab snowy tree dies are by Dee's Distinctively and the big snowflake is from the Ironwork Motifs set by Spellbinders.  I used loads of glamour dust on the trees and white and pearl acrylic paint on the snowflake.  The sentiment is from Papermania stamped with Bahama Blue memento ink.  I put some white netting behind the snowflake which you can just make out in the photo.

I used matt white card which I ran through a ribbler and then edged it with Snowtex.  I matted it onto a pearl white card (which is showing up silvery!).  The sentiment on the base is computer generated and cut out using Spellbinder Fancy Framed Tags 1.  I got the gorgeous diamantes at the NEC.

So pop over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog to see some fantastic creations - it's amazing what you can do with just white!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges (There are so many Christmas challenges at the mo!) :

Bunny Zoe Crafts: Celebration
Crafts 4 Eternity: Bling-tastic
Crafty Boots Challenges: Christmas
Creative Inspirations: Contemporary Christmas colours
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Merry Christmas
Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas
Fashionista Challenge: Winter
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog; With Love at Christmas
Lollipop Crafts Challenge: Happy Holidays
My Time To Craft; Non traditional Christmas colours
No Matter Which Challenges: Christmas
One Stitch At A Time: More than 1 fold
Papercraft Junkies Challenge: Embellish it
Stamp & Create: Sparkly Christmas
Stamp With Fun; Ice
Stampin For The Weekend; Let it snow
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog; Dies and punches
Top Tip Tuesday; Christmas
Mos' Challenge Blog: D is for... Die cuts
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges: Die cuts

And I'd like to enter my tag into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog: Label/Tag
Fussy & Fancy: Tags and banners
Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog: Christmas tag
CRAFT Challenge: Winter
Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge Blog: Snowflakes
Delightful Challenges: Very Blingy
Incy Wincy Designs: Christmas with snowflakes
Ladybug Craft Ink: Sparkilicious
Little Claire's: Christmas
Papertake Weekly: Snow White
ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for your favourite punch/die
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Oh Christmas tree

Thanks for looking!


Alanna said...

What a lovely tag and card. So beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Made by Mandy said...

Gorgeous easel card. Love your out of the frame technique and your snowflake die is gorgeous.

Many thanks for joining in with our More Than 1 Fold challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Unknown said...

Oooh, my goodness!! What a beautiful tag and gorgeous card! Love the details on them!Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Caro said...

I love the white on white tag, it is so pretty. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

Shell said...

Oh wow this is just gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

Anja said...

Sheena, this is so gorgeous! Love all those wonderful die cuts and your stunning coloring.
Thank you so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Pencil!
Hugs, Anja

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sheena!!!!! Anne x

Clarissa Schupp said...

Wonderful work! Love all the shine and bling on it. Have a nice weekend.
xoxo Clarissa

Peanut said...

Oh my! This is stunning, Sheena. Love the glitter, naturally, but your attention to detail is amazing. Wow!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card and tag Sheena ,,, absolutely stunning !! I love them both ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

DeBe said...

Wow! A fantastic tag and card, so pretty! This is a beautiful project, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Papercraft Junkies Challenges, Denyse x

Donna said...

Fantastic Christmas card and matching tag, both are really fab festive designs! Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous & sooooo blingy love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rina said...

Soooo lovely! This is so beautiful!

Thanks so much for joining in this time with the Fashionista team.

DT Coordinator~~Rina

Dee's Craft Room said...

Owwww, gorgeous card and tag combo, really beautiful.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Merry Christmas!


PS Thanks for the heads up on the Hobbit.

Nikki Byrne said...

Stunning tag and card, that image is gorgeous!Thank you for sharing it with us at OSAAT this week and good luck.. Hugs


coops said...

both so stunning sheena.love the beautiful all white designs and the image is so gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Jac’s Playground said...

Wow, stunning work I love the card and matching tag, beautiful, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Unknown said...

Wow - this is beautiful! I have to try and make an easel card myself! Great work, Sheena!

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a gorgeous card and the image is so very pretty. I love the tree and the glitter and just about everything else!! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Jennie DT

Spyder said...

fabulous card and what a super tag to go with it!

Jenny said...

OMG! How adorable. Thanks so much for joining in our Dies/Punches challenge at Sweet Stampin. x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation just love the interpretation of the tree, thank you for playing along at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs and Xmas Wishes
Kate xx

Laura said...

wBeautiful tag, white on white is so pretty!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons!

Annette said...

This is gorgeous, I love all the white on white and die cuts.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
Lili’s Little Fairies,
Top Tip Tuesday,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous work, I do love that image and you have coloured her beautifully. Thanks for joining NMW Challenges this month. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow!! Beautiful, stunning, fabulous - love all the white gorgeousness :)

Cathy said...

Simply stunning creations, I love all the white. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
Cathy xx

carol said...

gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with CRAFT x carol

Sassy Raggedy said...

Your card and tag are very lovely. It is hard for me to do white and white and not add color to it. But wonderful, wonderful job. Glad to hear about "The Hobbit". Have heard the same from some friends who went to see it - so maybe I will wait until it hits the DVD racks.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges. Hope to see you again soon. joann sassy raggedy

NGCARDS said...

Lovely card but I'm afraid it isn't eligible for our challenge at Creative Inspirations as you have entered too many other challenges.
However we do hope you will join in with our future challenges! xxx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Oh my goodness, stunning work - thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Challenge.

Wendy -x-

Andrea said...

A very wonderful card - love it! Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
Big hug

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant creation and thanks you for joining us at Craft this week hope to see you next week and Merry Christmas

Iulia said...

These are stunning white on white cards! Mo's fairies are my favorite ever so I just love the second one! Your coloring is simply amazing!
Thank you so much for joining us at Mo's this past week!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!
Hugs, Iulia

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

cebelica said...

Stunning creation. Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. I hope you'll play with us at our new challnge too. Hugs! xx

Helen said...

Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Mary said...

WOW your tag is gorgeous!!! I love the white on white...so pretty :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge...good luck!


Sherry Kushibab said...

I just love easel cards and you have done an outstanding job with this Mo's image...just an over all beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley for the Christmas challenge.

Bettina L. said...

Such a gorgeous tag. Love the wow design with the diecuts. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Carissa said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas. Have a very happy holiday.
Carissa :)