Friday 6 May 2011

Phindy's #54 Tasty Flakes

Phindy's Challenge #54 theme - embossing

Hi, and my card today features Phindy's 'Tasty Flakes' and I set her in a circular scene of snow laden skies and crisp fallen snow. I coloured her & her background with Promarkers, paper piecing her complete matching ensemble. The theme of this week's challenge at Phindy's Place is to use some form of embossing on your card or project. I couldn't resist doing both dry & wet embossing for this my first Christmas card of the year.

Having created my own backing paper by colouring white card to resemble something like heavy snow clouds with my Promarkers, I then popped this card into an embossing folder to create the dotty background to represent falling snow. The lower half of the card is torn white card with embossed edges using Heat It Up's Snowflake & Clear embossing powders for sparkling & glistening snow drifts. I then edged around various torn edges with paint to give the idea of tiny snow drifts including one around the sentiment which is one from Paulette at TLC. In case anyone is interested, the totally gorgeous ribbon with the tiny beads on is from Fantastic Ribbons.

We would love it if you could join in with us this week, and don't forget, if you use one of Phindy's images to play along with us to enter your card into the challenge twice to double your chances of winning.

Until next time.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
One Stitch At A Time - emboss it
Sugar Creek Hollow - embossing
Creative Inspirations - embossing
Simon Says - paper piecing or piercing
Ladybug - going dotty
Clear It Out - ribbon/trim
My Mum's Craft Shop - cute & girly (so she isn't the usual all-over pink confection - but I think she is darling cute whatever the
Paper Variety - mists, inks or paint
Crafty Catz - quote or sentiment
Stamp Something - digi day
Winter Wonderland - colours of Christmas (contemporary)
Paperplay - show us your style (I love my Promarkers & paper piecing - sums me up to a T!"
Craft Your Passion - anything goes.


  1. I just saw your card on My Mum's Craft Shop and had to stop by for a closer look! It's gorgeous!!! I love the snow laden skies!!!


  2. Wow this is gorgeous, love how you have coloured her, beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenges & hope to see you again next time!

    Kitty xx

  3. Wonderful, adorable card, love the sweet image and the pretty colours.

  4. Great card, love the image she is so sweet!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. incredible! you have quite a way with markers! thanks for sharing with us at TPV!

  6. Tine,those clouds are SPECTACULAR!! Totally love it and will be trying to do it with prismas next chance I get (with a winter card of course!) I'm so impressed with them. Wow. And the paperpieced outfit is gorgeous, looks like you could touch it and feel fabric, really fabulous!

  7. wow this is gorgeous .. so cute
    Thanks for joining in my dotty challenge at Ladybugs crafts ink
    Lisa x

  8. Gorgeous Tine! You captured the snow is so many ways! Love the white embossed back round and the clouds are exceptional! The paper pieced coat is perfect and I love the bit of shine on her boots!

  9. How sweet!! Love your coloring and what a darling image! Thank you so much for sharing with us at stamp something!!

  10. I love this Tine, she looks like she is in a snow globe! Love the pp coat, so sweet, and I'm closely studying your clouds, you've created the perfect winter sky. Love everything about this!

  11. Gorgeous card Christine, love the image and her fab pink coat and such a fab background, you are so clever :) xx

  12. This image is so sweet and you colored her fabulously! Great use of your trim too! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!

  13. love this creation so pretty and a fab image, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  14. your card is very beautiful christine.

    greetings karin

  15. Your embossing on this card is perfect. It looks so much like snow in the background. This is such a sweet image and you did a fantastic job coloring her! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you again soon!
    SCH DT

  16. Awesome coloring! This card is sooooo cute! Love your background-incredible!

  17. aaah gorgeous card, perfect for our challenge at CraftyCatz, x carol

  18. Such a cute card. What a fantastic image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Emboss It' challenge. Good Luck !
    Choccy x

  19. This is adorable, and I love the colour theme and quote,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz A Challenge Quote/ Sentiment,.

    Good Luck,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

  20. Wow! Your card is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous colouring and that background is fantastic. Have a nice weekend. Hugs...Mona

  21. Beautiful card. Love that image and your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us in the LCI Challenge this week.

  22. A lovely Christmas card indeed - so much attention to detail. Jx

  23. Beautiful card, such a sweet image and I love how you have created a snowy effect with the embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz!

    Hugs, Dawn

  24. Very effective and such a fun image too thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT and good luck.

  25. Oh wow what a wonderful card!
    xxx Anne-Marije

  26. I so love this image! Great, great card! Thanks for joining the "going dotty" challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

  27. Gorjuss hun, Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Shell xx

  28. how cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at TPV!!

  29. What a lovely card, love the colours you have used, thanks for joining us at MMCS.
    Sally. x

  30. ahh this is just so cute, and your coloring is amazing :)
    Thanks for playing with Clear it Out

  31. Aww Tine your card is adorable and beautiful, I love that sweet image it brings back memories lol.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our paper piecing or piercing challenge :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  32. Dear Tine: Wow! This is so cute.:) Love all the details.
    And thanks for visit my blog.
    My entry is PCC is #59-darling Ho.
    My embossing is on the background. But because the light, the embossing is unobvious.
    It's the same embossing fodler as my entry #47.
    Thank You.:)
    ~darling Ho~