Sunday, 14 October 2012

First Snow



My followers, (certainly those who were with me during the last festive season), will know how I love snowflakes on a Christmas card. Any excuse & I will pop one on. LOL. So I am not apologising for using them again - in fact, expect more from me at some point so don't say you haven't been warned! LOL. Of course the difference this year is that I am using my Cameo to make my own variations.

The focal point on this card is that gorgeous image of 'Kai in the Snow' (Mo Manning) and I coloured him with Promarkers, paper-piecing all of his outfit (coz I like to paper-piece too, LOL).  I have surrounded him with grey-tonal snowflake papers from Jak Heath  but whilst my papers were devoid of strong colour, the same cannot be said for Kai, snug as a bug in his warmest clothes. I wanted him to be uber-colourful and added a touch of texture by giving him Flower Soft pom-poms. I did of course, also make the card base itself - a variation of one I had designed previously.

For the design on the card front I followed the sketch at CLP this month but rotated it, & then added the various snowflake elements I had created using my Cameo - including the snowflake mat rising vertically behind Kai as well as those glistening snowflakes dotted about as embellishments. Not that any sparkle is showing up too well on the photo of course. That sparkle, other than from the diamante gems, is from several different bottles of Stickles.


The card is basically a tent-fold, made in two pieces & the back section includes a cut-work snowflake panel (again one I made myself and suitably 'Stickled'), which can be seen when you open the card and the insert features a circular sentiment from Stamp Fairy.



Thanks for visiting my blog today. I really do appreciate your visits & comments so I know I am not talking to myself! LOL. Happy crafting!

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card into are:
CLP - design sketch (I rotated it)
Mo's Digital - 'B' is for..... baby Kai (aw...don't you just want to give him a hug!)
Oldie but a Goodie - inspired by a song (Baby, It's Cold Outside) - old stash used - image/flowersoft/card/papers
Craft Us Crazy - children &/or autumn/fall
Elke Kaart Een Feestje - deserves a hug (doesn't he just...)
The House that Stamps Built - masking (Kai so I could colour the sky)
Craftyhazelnut - snowflakes
Paper Crafting Journey - add some bling
Whimsy - all things sparkly
Sparkles Christmas -  traditional (can't beat snowflakes, LOL)
Christmas Cards All Year - either non traditional image with traditional Christmas colours or traditional Christmas image using non traditional colours
OSAAT - inspired by a song (Baby, it's cold outside)
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes
Deep Ocean - anything goes
Divas By Design - anything goes
Crafts & Me - anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door - anything goes.

34 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous cute image and so many wonderful snowflakes - lovely card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 94 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  2. Tine, this is gorgeous, and you do just want to scoop him right up and hug away, thanks for sharing this work of art, hugs

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  3. ((((Tine)), this is such a dleightful, spirit lifting card. As usual, your coloring is pure are. Thank you for inspiring and making me jealous of your amazing talent ...lol Hugs, Debbie

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  4. I love this Tine, you know I am a massive fan of your paper piecing but now I am also loving your creativity with the Cameo. Brilliant work :) xx

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  5. This is so cute!!! Love the image and allthe snowflakes :)
    Hugs

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  6. I love this Kai is so cute. I love what you did with his snuggly snowsuit... I want one! Thank you for your comment on my new blog and hope you will visit again real soon
    Elaine aka Ellapu

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  7. Beautiful card, your colouring is magic.

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  8. Hi Tine,

    What a gorgeous card, little "Kai" looks as sug as a bug in his suit and the colours work so well against the white. I love snowflakes too at Christmas. Thanks for joining Eclectic Ellapu's first challenge.

    Andria - EE purple team

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  9. Cute image, great song and lovely card. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  10. My goodness, this is soooo gorgeous! I love it! Wonderful take on the sketch, beautiful coloring of that adorable image, and Cameo-created border and snowflakes. Love the bling, too! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  11. What a beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.


    Hugs Riet.xx

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  12. Gorgeous, beautiful card and so cute too.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. what a fabulous card ...thanks for sharing it with us here at CRAFTY US CRAZY hugs sassy DTx

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  14. Adorable card! Thanks for joining us at EKEF!
    Ellen

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  15. This is spectacular, Tina! Love the snowflakes and your coloring. We're so happy that you decided to join us in our first ever Eclectic Ellapu challenge this week. Hope we're going to see you regularly. :-D
    NanaConnie EE DT

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  16. Fabulous card! I love the snowflakes and flowersoft on the pom poms. Thanks for sharing at One Stitch at a Time and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

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  17. I love what you've done with Kai - this is one of my favourite Christmas images! Stunning card so glad you've joined us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope you'll visit often!

    Hugs

    Laurian

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  18. Such a beautyful card! THNX for joining us at EKEF this week!
    Mieke

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  19. Oh my goodness, what a darling image! Love your card :) Thanks for masking with us this week at Repeat Impressions!

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  20. This is absolutely darling. I love all the special details you put into this card to make it a gift in itself. Great job! ♥ Denise

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  21. A brilliant card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

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  22. Fabulous!! love the white on white with the pop of color for the image, thanks for joining us at MO's
    smiles
    Paola

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  23. Just gorgeous. The design is amazing and I love it .
    your work is art.
    We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.
    Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Whimsy Stamps

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  24. The perfect card for your chosen song and I love your colouring of Mo's image. The all white background show it off to a 'T' thank you for joining us at OSAAT - Jennie DT

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  25. Wow, I love your paper piecing and your die cuts are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Best, CG

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  26. Love your snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck.
    Hugs Nataliya.

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  27. oh how beautiful and clever! truly delightful .. I can feel the joy and wonder of these snowflakes.

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project with us over at Whimsy for our Sparkle challenge.

    xoxoxo Carly

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  28. Ah what a sweet card, I love that image and all your bigger snowflakes adds to the fun. Thanks for playing on Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, Hazelxo

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  29. Awww Tine, how funny is this, it SNOWED on our hills first time this a.m. When it reaches down here I'm going to be like your sweet lil character and go out and play with it ... in my pj's no less, then drink hot cocoa and watch a Festive Classic movie. Wanna join me?

    Happy Day to you!
    Barb

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  30. Thank you for entering our Bling it up challenge over at
    The Paper Crafting Journey !

    I have some BLOG CANDY
    on my blog if you are interested! The Prize is going to be either 1 x $100 or 2 x $50 Whimsy Gift Certificates.

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  31. Hi Tine, Love the white card with a beautiful colored image. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CLP Sketch challenge, hope to see you again.

    Love,
    Chelsea

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  32. The paper piecing is AWESOME! Couldn't ask for a cuter snowsuit and winter gear! LOVE IT! And of course your snowflakes ROCK!! Perfect take on the sketch last month at CLP challenges! Good luck.

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