Tuesday 18 September 2012


Real life has certainly been interrupting my crafting of late and just as I think I am getting back to some semblance of normality my technology thinks otherwise.  Have I had problems with my computer & all it's related gadgets!  Computer, hard drives, card readers, software: all are playing me up!  Won't bore you with the details - just don't be surprised if I vanish again. Still, I did manage to get this one posted so I hope it was worth the wait. LOL.

I coloured the LOTV image (Star of Wonder) with my Promarkers - but of course, that is only half the tale as I also paper-pieced her woolly pully, skirt & boots so she is at least as snug-as-a-bug in her snowy scene. The papers I used for this, like the ones in the background are all from Ashalee Wall.  As for that glittering & glistening snow, that at her feet, alighting the tree & star not to mention falling from the heavens is courtesy of a couple of bottles of Stickles. The little snow-drifts surrounding all the layering isn't my usual distressing/acrylic paint but a new product to me, that of Aleene's Glitter Snow. As far as I can see, it is a bit of a misnomer as I cannot really see any glitter showing. Vaguest of traces whilst in the pot, but not exactly visible on the card itself. Well, I tried! LOL. Another snowy element is that of the Martha Stewart snowflake punch towards the bottom of the card and to finish it all off, extra pearly embellishment (from MeiFlower) and 'girly' lace across the top made by Offray.

The sentiment circle I made myself using my Cameo, echoing the star subject of the image, naming, framing and welding my various sized stars together before cutting out of pearlescent card, the same as I used for the card-base itself.

Hope you all like it!  Right, back to the beeps and whirls.....arghhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
Inspired By Stamping - sketch
Lili's Little Fairies - bingo (pearls, lace and glitter)
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - lace & pearls
Ladybug - Christmas cupcake imagery inspiration
Little Miss Muffet - writing/ text (I cut mine)
PaperCraftingJourney - sentiment
Creative Card - tree
Lollipop - at least 2 punches/dies
Sassy Cheryl - die cuts (digi cutter)
Penny Black @ Allsorts - (stamped images) Christmas
That Craft Place - bling (pearls & sparkle)
Creative Cutting - anything goes (using SVG cut file or similar)
Creative Craft - anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - anything goes.