Monday, 8 October 2012

Siku & Shiya in the Snow


You can tell Christmas is a-coming when I am sat with bottles of Stickles on my craft desk and as I am now wayyyy behind in doing my Xmas cards I thought I had better get down to doing one more at least.

This one features the image of Siku and Shiya (by Mo Manning) rubbing noses for an 'Eskimo Kiss'. The adorable little girl has had her coat fabric paper pieced so there is a hint of a pattern in it and the image was coloured as ever, with Promarkers before I gave a bit of sparkle to the snow at their feet courtesy of the afore-mentioned Stickles.

The fabby blue design paper was one from Jak Heath a good while back and the white card layers between have been embossed with 2 different embossing folders - the 'Me to You' snowflakes of 'Winter Wonderland' and a Cuttlebug dotty one. I am sure that you cannot fail to notice all the extra snowflakes around the border of the card itself as well as embellishments. I have, of course, been busy with my Cameo making the 'snow' bordered frame onto which I had welded some of my own snowflake cut-files. Yes, I have a LOT of different flakes (got a bit carried away when I was designing them, LOL). Made in two separate pieces as I have done before, the back part of the card attaches just underneath the text of the card front to give me a traditional tent-fold but keeps the card front edges clean & clear for all that cut-work to show clearly and has the added bonus of all being able to be cut from a single piece of A4 card.  I used my favourite pearlescent card - do just love that sheen, especially for Christmas or special occasions.  I also added text and snowflake 'parts' down the sides of the back section - giving the flakes that sparkly touch too which I hope also emphasises the non-sparkling 'Let It Snow' sentiments in the middle of the cut out sections.


I cut the insert to lay over the back section of the card using a sentiment from TLC.


Thanks for looking!

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:
Mo's Digital - anything goes
Nutcrafters - paper piecing (her coat 'fabric')
Holly Jolly Christmas - glitter & bling
Sparkles Forum Christmas - traditional Christmas (snowflakes have to be a seasonal fav)
Digital Delights - winter holiday
Stamp & Create - winter wonderland
Winter Wonderland - across the miles
Lollipop - something old/something new (old = my image/new = my cut file)
Sunday Stamper - JFF snowflakes
PaperPlay - shine on
Penny's - die cuts/punches
Christmas Cards All Year - either non traditional image with traditional Christmas colours or traditional Christmas image using non traditional colours
Sentimental Sunday - anything goes but use a sentiment (cut & printed ones)
Sweet 'n' Sassy - bingo (glitter, die-cuts, paper piecing)
Crafting For All Seasons - in a costume/dressing up
Clearly Inspired - use a sentiment (cut text as well as the printed internal one).

35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card the image is soo cute and coloured so beautifully love the layout. Caroline xxx

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  2. This is lovely - love all the snowy details

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  3. oww so cute! lovely colors and snow flakes :)

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  4. Gorgeous card both inside and out. Love the images and wonderful detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

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  5. Absolutely Beautiful. I too have Mo's image and I love it. I do like the Snow border too. Hugs Rita xx

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  6. Your marker work is just breathtaking! The welded sentiment around the edge is excellent, and the whole card is a show-stopper!

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  7. aw, eskimo kisses, too sweet! Love that border too... how cool is that! THanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  8. The image is just adorable and the border is totally amazing! Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges,
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  9. Very cute card. Love your image and the colours. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

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  10. Your card is absolutely stunning!!!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Die cuts & punches" challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

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  11. Tine, you always knock creativity and beautiful creation right out of the ball park. You are a super talent. Gorgeous, just gorgeous! thank you for inspiring and sharing. xxx -Debbie

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  12. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  13. Tine this is gorgeous, the colors and you captured the winter crisp air, love all your details and the design is FAB, hugs

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  14. Stunning card Tine. I love the image and all your details look fabulous.
    Lorraine x

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  15. Hi Tine WOW this is wonderful, I have these cute characters too, they are fabulous and you have made a gorgeous card here well done Hugs Elaine .
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafting for All Seasons Challenge this time and Good Luck.

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  16. A stunning christmas card. Such a cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  17. How fabulous is this, the edge around the card is beautiful, I love it.

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  18. Oh this is fabulous and so cute.
    luv
    Debby

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  19. Hi Tine, just popping back to say 'Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland!'
    Lorraine x

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  20. This is so pretty! Hope I can do something this good when I get used to my Cameo.xx

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  21. what a wonderful card, thank you for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

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  22. This is so cute, lovely image! I'm well jealous of your SNOW border punch, really cool effect! Thank you for playing with us @ Delightful Challenges this week :)

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  23. This is beautiful :)
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  24. So much to grab the eye on this card. :-) The punched border is lots of fun. So glad you could play along with the challenge at Mo's this week!

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  25. Adorable card, this image is one of my favourites.Fab paper piecing too.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

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  26. WOW!! What a stunning card!! I love all the details in your border and card design. Thanks for playing along in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.

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  27. Wow - what amazing attention to detail! Thanks for participating in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge!

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  28. A brilliant card!

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

    Shaz x

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  29. Wow! that's so cute! Good luck in all the challenges, EmmiLu.

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous - that image is so sweet and I love the way you've put the card together.

    Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

    Helen x

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  31. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck and hope to see you again next week.

    Rachelle

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  32. Oh TINE,

    Your cards are always SO lovely - this one melts my heart. I can see the love that goes into each of your creations.

    I like the idea of copyrighting your blog - I may try this myself.

    Thanks for showing us how you made this!

    Blessings,
    Barb

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  33. This is gorgeous thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

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  34. Wow, your card is amazing. I love the cut out words around the edges as well as those big snowflakes and of course the image and sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

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