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.


  1. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab design.xxx

  2. This is gorgeous, all your details, love the colors, hugs

  3. hi tine, love your card!sweet picture....

  4. What a gorgeous card, I love the cool winter colors! The image is just darling and so beautifully colored and the star cut is darling!

  5. Tine, it's always a treat for me when I see one of your gorgeous creations. This is so beautiful!

  6. This is gorgeous... thanks for sharing over at CCC this fortnight
    Elaine DT

  7. This is gorgeous Tine. I love the image, she looks so pretty in her paper pieced frock! Your design and colours look fab!
    Lorraine x

  8. You created a really gorgeous Christmas card Tine.

    Thank you so much sharing a lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  9. Oh, such a beautiful card! Love the soft image and the sentiment circle is the perfect element for the design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge.
    DT Leader

  10. So pretty! Thanks so much for participating in our challenge!
    <3 Pam, Creative Cutting Challenge Design Team.

  11. I actually plucked out this stamp to play with today, and then changed my mind at the last minute - Its one of my faves though Tine and looks amazing on this card!

    Stunning papers & paper piecing and so soft and icy too! :)



  12. WOW! LOVE that star sentiment circle...great design! It really accents this icily pretty card. :-)
    Thanks for joining us for "Anything Goes" at Creative Cutting Challenge.
    Vicki - CCC DT

  13. Wow! Beautiful card Tine. Love the soft colors and the sentiment circle is amazing. Thanks for joining our challenge at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale

  14. Love this elegant card...u done a great job.

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenges

    CCC DT member

  15. A lovely bright white Christmas card that makes it look all frosty. I love the beautiful sentiment circle and the border of snowflakes. Just gorgeous.
    Thank you for playing along in our challenge this month at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again soon.


  16. Hey Tine! Sorry about your computer woes..ours is acting up pretty bad too, Ive been saving all my digis , pictures, documents etc on a flashdrive in case it crashes on me :/ Weve got to get it thoroughly cleaned out and revamped. Not looking forward to that but it would be nice to have it working properly again.
    Tine, I love your paperpiecing, it never looks "obvious" just blends right in with your coloring which is awesome. The color scheme too is perfect for those chilly scenes, well done!
    I'm trying hard to get my mojo back but its not coming too easily...

  17. Your card is simply adorable. Your coloring is lovely. I had similar woes trying to get a decent 'sparkle'. Your paper-piecing is really impressive.
    xo Anni

  18. Wow. I love this card, so soft and well, simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us over at Creative Card Crew.

  19. This is so beautiful! I love the image and the distressed edges look fabulous. So happy you joined us at penny black and more. Good luck!!

  20. It's always a bummer when computers give a problem. :( I hate those kinds of snags!
    I am channeling your cool and frosty card, and hoping that cooler temps arrive here soon in New Jersey. :) Til then, I can admire your frosty coloring and beautiful snowflakes! Thanks for playing with us at Inspired By Stamping!

  21. This is beautiful!!! Swoon! So glad that you were able to share with us your gorgeous card even though you had computer problems. :/ Thank you so much for joining us at IBSIC! Hugs, Joanna

  22. Coooeeee!!! Tine. How you doin' hun? Smashing card and I love the paper piecing.

  23. Oh, so much to look at in your card! I loved it and I hope everything remains okay for PC gremlins! They ate my PC totally:( Hugs

  24. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  25. how sweet is this!!! so darling!!
    thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  26. This is really cute, thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's challenge

  27. A gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

    Sarah x

  28. Hi Christine,

    Thanks for visiting me too, and wow - thats all I can say, your work is amazing. I can see I'm going to glean a lot of inspiration from visiting you.

    I also agree of life getting in the way of crafting time... hehe, with fall/harvest my crafting time has become a premium.


  29. fabulous card sweetie!!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
    for my free digis!!

  30. Hi Tine, this is fabulous, love the sweet image and soft colours. Just love LOTV.
    Hugs Sue W.

  31. Wow gorgeous stunning card, the image and papers are beautiful and I love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Happy Crafting :-) Kerry x