Friday 19 July 2013

Snowy Hugs

Another card-shape I have several versions of! LOL. Created with my Cameo of course, this one uses snowflakes welded into the frame for an interlocking arched card & when opened, reveals my image of Tilda, (Snowy Hug), coloured with Promarkers & given the Titian haired requirements of the Totally Tilda challenge. I love making Christmas cards - I actually like to give my images snow-laden skies & decorate with snowflakes - but I am also prone to making more work for myself! LOL. Yes, the image isn't even in a perfect arch as the broom's bristles protrude slightly.  To add to the icy-feel, I also used some Stickles to give my 'ice' that extra sparkle on the image itself but I also used some Cosmic Shimmer to give my snowflakes pearly centres.

You can see how it interlocks together from the closed front view.

The verse on the back of the card.
Stickles were also added to all those layers of snowflakes scattered here & there on top of some of the welded ones which my Tilda & her wintery-friend peek through. Yes, I know, my photography skills are 'rubbish' & you can't see any real sparkle at all on any of the photos- but I did try, honestly!  When you open it up, you can see the circular sentiment (from Cuddly Buddly) on the interlocking feature but I also added a sentiment to an arched shape (print & cut) for the very back of the card with enough space beneath for me to add a few written words later too. This verse I typed up myself on the PC using two different fonts which were similar(-ish) ones to the one on the front of the card for uniformity & I hope this sentiment, (the words of which I find particularly meaningful), will also be appreciated by the recipient.

Thanks for visiting by blog!

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
Totally Tilda - Titian Tilda (red hair)
Cuttin' & Stamping - Christmas in July
Stamp & Create - Christmas in July
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July
Fairytale - Christmas in July
Cut It Up  (+die-cuts) - Christmas in July (everything cut using my Cameo!)
Creative Belli - Christmas (not used in ages item - image)
Crafty Hazelnut - Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - snowmen/snow-women
Dream Valley - fancy folds
Tilda's Town - fussy & fancy or elegant & understated
Christmas Card - embossing (+Christmas theme) - Die'sire folder
Marvelous Magnolia - embossing +sentiment
Milk Coffee - embossing
Kaboodle Doodles - embossing
CardMania - pearls &/or gems
Stamping For The Weekend - sparkle & bling
2Sisters - make it sparkle (3 different bottles of Stickles)
Creative Corner - let it sparkle
CCEE Stampers - sing, sing a song (Frosty the Snowman - Ronettes)
Whoopsidaisy - use markers (Promarkers)
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes (+use markers by Letraset)
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes (using scripture or uplifting sentiment)
Sister Act Card - always anything goes
Brown Sugar - anything goes.


  1. What an intricate, detailed card. It's just stunning. Thanks for linking it to Cut it Up Challenges Christmas in July challenge!


  2. This is a very sweet card, and you're always SO super creative with the details and you do a lovely job. Thanks for sharing with us again this week, and please stop by again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. This is fabulous. The design is gorgeous as are the embellishments.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
    Hugs Sharon. X

  4. Oh, I just LOVE your card! It is soooo beautifully done! Love all the details! Happy to see you at Sister Act this week!
    Trisha-DT Member

  5. Very cute card love the detail.

  6. Cute and beautiful all rolled up in one card! Love it!! :)

  7. Adorable! Love the verse on the back of the card too. Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda.

  8. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  9. Fabulous card, lovely shape and super verse. Thank you for joining our Titian Tilda challenge over at Totally Tilda. Good luck.
    Suzi x

  10. Fabulous card!!Adorable image!! Love it.
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M (my blog)♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  11. Absolutely gorgeous card. I may have to break down and get a Cameo. I've seen some beautiful items come out of a Cameo. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges. Hope to see you again in future weeks.

  12. hiya! gorgeous card I love the crisp white against the gorgeous red hair you have created. and the shape of your card is just awesome. Thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda Challenge blog and good luck! Hugs Davinia x

  13. oh stunning, its fabulous...all those details

    thanks for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES

    Love Mel xxx

  14. This is so cute !wonderful work ,lovely design x

  15. Gorgeous card ,love the shape and cute image
    Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck
    Tracey x

  16. Such pristine and precise work.
    Thank you so much for taking time out your day to post your beautiful project with us this week, at “Word Art Wednesday”.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. A fabulous card. Such a beautiful shape and design.
    Thank you for joining us as Totally Tilda.

    Big hugs
    Elaine xx

  18. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the sweet image and the shape of your card is fabulous!!!! LOVE IT!
    Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  19. Such a beautiful snowy card! Love the design and the idea!
    Thank you for joining us at Milk Coffee Challenge!
    Smiles, Kaly

  20. Gorgeous, Tina, and hugs right back xxx

  21. Oh wow!! This card is amazing and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week!


  22. O wow Tine, your cards are always amazing and this is no exception!!!! So creative and so elegant, I love it. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  23. Wow. This is a great card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

  24. Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
    Hugs, Uta

  25. Your cards are awesome. I love the fact that Tilda is not centered and the broom is going off the edge. I really like how you colored the image. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cuttin' and Stampin'

    Tammy S.

  26. Beautiful card. Truly outstanding fold and the shape is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge and hope to see you next month, too! --Gail

  27. WOW!! This is stunning. I love the cute image, beautiful colouring and such a wonderful design
    Thank you for taking part in the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge.
    Sue xx

  28. What a gorgeous card and such a lovely design. The image is such a sweet one too!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  29. Beautiful card..! It's just remind me of my first snow.. Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town Challenge.
    Hugs, Shien Shien

  30. So cute. Thanks, for joining the CCEE Stampers challenge.

  31. Eine schöne Karte ist das. Gefällt mir gut.
    Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße Jenny

  32. I saw your lovely shaped Christmas card on Christmas at Sweet Stampin - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  33. Thanks for entering this lovely card (love the shape) for my CHNC challenge extra for July. Unfortunately, you added the link to my blog rather than your own blogpost, but I've put it right now - hope to see you again soon. x

  34. Wow, this is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!