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!
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).