Monday 15 November 2010

Heavy Snow

Well, having used vellum on my card for last week’s Mo’s Digital Challenge entry and acetate the week before that, I did wonder if I was on a strange parallel but mis-aligned course with the creative ladies on the DT there. The question was, could I do it all again, and if so which should I go for? LOL. Having ended up with a few new ideas bubbling round my head using several different possible images, I took the bull by the horns and opted for ‘both’. Can you have too much of a good thing?

Well, I do hope not, as I have chosen an image I used not too long ago in September, that of ‘Jack Waiting’, by Mo Manning of course. I picked this image as it seemed to lend itself perfectly for the combination of media that was being called for this week. Acetate made the perfect glass in the window and the vellum took over the role of snow for a winter’s card - ripped, torn and Stickled to make it glisten in the cold winter’s light.

As for the colour choice of this card, I looked to the challenge over at Passion for Promarkers for inspiration. Opting for the sepia variation (as opposed to black and white), I went back to the fabby digi papers of Jak Heath, which I have developed a real soft spot for. They are so ethereal with their hazy white and sepia tones and furthermore, the snowflakes echo the embossing you can do with vellum.

I coloured little Jack with Promarkers and then I cut away the ‘glass’ from his window. I made piles of snow for the sills out of spare card and Stickled it, adding it behind the frame. Outside his window, Jack can see layers of Stickled, torn vellum for the undulating snowy landscape and even the sky is vellum, this time lightly embossed to show the grey snow clouds catching what little sunlight there is. The trees drawn onto the vellum with Promarkers have also been Stickled and touched with white pen where the snow is the heaviest on the branches. Over the whole scene white gel pen snow falls.

The sentiment on the front is from Paulette at TLC whilst the one on the inside of the card is from Raindrop Echo, Tameko’s Sentiments available as a freebie from Sentimental Sundays this week.  The 'Especially for You' was made on the PC and printed onto card as well as vellum which was then torn across before being tucked under the mat to be stuck into position. As for embellishments, all the vellum snowflakes are either Marianne Creatables or from Martha Stewart, each made unique by adding white gel pen. A narrow silver peel-off frames the image.

Hope you all like it!

Tine :)

Challenges for my card today:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch (vellum snowflakes follow the pattern rather than different papers)
Mo’s Digital Pencil – vellum and/or acetate
Wags and Whiskers – acetate, tissue or vellum
Crafty Catz – paper tearing (the vellum)
Secret Crafter – sparkle & shine
Crafts and Me - glitter
Paper Pretties – embossing
ABC – H is for Holidays
ABC Christmas – winter wonderland
Tip Top – use image/sentiment and/or tip
A Spoonful of Sugar – snow/snowflakes
Sweet Stamping – snowflakes
Sentimental Sunday - childhood & sentiment
Craft your days away – Christmas trees (tiny, but they are there out of the window! LOL)
Passion for Promarkers – black and white or sepia tones.


  1. Beautiful card, Christine! Love the subtle coloring.

  2. Awwwww beautiful card I love how you have done your card so sweet the little lad on tippy toes and the way you did the vellum! Thanks for joining in the fun at ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

  3. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. Such a beautiful card and image, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie xxx

  5. You actaully
    won the challenge
    so your a challenge winner and if you would like 2 digi downloads from the site just pop over to
    and email what you would like to
    Congratulations A worthy winner I loved your story

  6. Hi!

    This card is really special! So beautiful to look at! Very well done!
    Left someting on my blog for you.
    Have a nice week!

  7. oh what a cutie and fabulous sparkle and shine great creation for our challenge at the SCSC this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. WOW Christine,just stunning, love everything about it, colours-beautiful, design-amazing, just WOW! (Going to need to dig out a thesaurus soon for words to describe your cards, can't keep using WOW hehe) xx

  9. Awww this is beautiful, faboulous work, love it.
    Kathleen x

  10. Hi Tine,
    I just love this! It's wonderful. Love the idea, it looks so cute, yet stylish at the same time. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  11. What a gorgeous card I love that image and the delicate colours you have used
    Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time

    Jackie x

  12. Beautiful creation! Thank you for joining us at TTT @



  13. Hi Tine - this is so gorgeous!! Lovely image and design! Thanks for joining in my challenge at PFP this week. Juliex

  14. This is a very pretty card, love the fine colours used and your Vellum Snowflakes.
    Thanks so joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW - Design Team

  15. A beautiful card! I really like the soft, monochromatic color has such a dream-like feel. Thanks for sharing it with us in Mo's Challenge.

  16. Such a beautiful Christmas card Tina. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
    Carol Ann xx

  17. Stunning card Tine. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  18. such a sweet card :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at PFP..hugs..Debs x

  19. Gorgeous card! The image is absolutely lovely and I love how you have done the windows! The inside is really beautiful too! Thanks for joining us again at the ABC Christmas Challenge! Delphine xx

  20. Such a fab card. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week.
    Hugs Anja

  21. Hi Tine, what a gorgeous card. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  22. Wow! a stunning card x absolutely love it x Thanks for joining us this week at TOP TIP TUESDAY x Leigh x

  23. Christine this is awesome! I know I say that alot but you really blew me away this time, Your design is so creative , I just love it to pieces! Well done!

  24. Wonderful card. Great sentiment choices. You can never go wrong with Mo Manning images. Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  25. This is stunning! I love the window you created! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week! :-) Amy

  26. Such an adorable card. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  27. Aw such an adorable card, love the sweet.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  28. Wonderful card Tine! I love the vellum and the way you've used this image is so delightful. An absolutely fantastic take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We hope you'll return again next week too!
    All the best,

  29. This is gorgeous. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  30. Just beautiful! I love that he is looking out over a winter wonderland! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Deanne :)

  31. Gorgeous card Christine,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  32. Beautiful!!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! This is a work of art that should be framed!!! Thanks for sharing with us at SSW.


  33. Your card is gorgeous! I love the little boy peaking through the window. Great take on the sketch. Thansk for joining us. Nancy SSW

  34. me again!! :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at WNW...

    Debs x

  35. This is a gorgeous card - such a creative way to make a window card.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

  36. Adorable card, thank you for joining in with Sweet Stampin this week
    Jo xx

  37. Beautiful card and what a lovely image. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

  38. I see trees hehehehe, this is gorgeous I love the lay out the image well just about everything!

    Thanks so much for joining us in our christmas tree themed challenge this fortnight over at craft your days away!

  39. This card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job.

  40. Oh my,,,,oh my,,,,,,,,,direct to my fav,,,,,love the colors here,,,,,,really stunning,,,,,,,and the window,,,,what a neat idea,,,,,,,I really love it Christine

  41. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC & ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  42. A fabulous creation.

    Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck.

    Mel X

  43. Oh, and I DO like it-no, LOVE it! Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

  44. What a cute little design, lovely work :) Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me challenges x