Saturday, May 15, 2010

GDT Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club Challenge

How excited am I to be a Guest Designer this week over at Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club Challenge where there is a new themed challenge going on each Saturday. And what a novel idea to make a Christmas Card a week all year long to avoid the mad rush of Christmas Card construction on December 24th!! haha. (at least that's what i do)

This weeks theme is Christmas Stitching -Faux or Real. It's up to you. And this is my creation.

As previously discussed in my mother's day was THIS card I was fighting with when my $14.00 mini-sewing machine decided to cough out it's last sputter. In the ol'garbagola she went, & out came my husband's "big guns"! Yup, he has a high tech sewing machine, that he is allowing me to use on my crafting addiction. What a great man ! So I was able to pull off some great stitching with his GREAT machine!!! That's alot of GREATS!!!

I am told this image is one done by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie called "Hug in a Mug". I chose this image specifically because of the stitching on her outfit....kinda suited the challenge, I'd say!
She was lotsa fun to color with colored pencils, baby oil & blending stumps!

I added some liquid applique to her jacket & sparkles to her scarf. One thing I learned about liquid applique; if you put it on & heat it up with a heat embossing tool you get a much 'poofier' look than if you let it set naturally, which is what I did with her jacket. Interesting huh?

Some die cutting, sponging, more stitching, stamping of the sentiment, punching it out, placing of some bling, ribbon & a flower just so............add a little bit of layering....

......and TA- DA!! Another Christmas Creation!

Also I must give credit where credit is due; in a couple spots.

Firstly-The ribbon technique along the side of my card (which someone commented as looking like lil snow balls), is a technique from the ladies over at Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings (man, do they have great ideas for ribbon- you gotta check them out). It was a technique used to create a flower, but I thought it would make a nice border.  
Secondly- my watermark is courtesy of Carla teaching me how to download Photoscape. I did not know how to make a watermark to save my life, but this program allowed me to make my own JUST LIKE THAT!!


Challenges for my card:
Winter Wonderland- see amid the winter's snow
Sketch is Card Patterns- but I missed it


Dora said...

Awww well done on the GDT .. you really deserve it :)) and your card so fabby ... love all the detail.. still havent been to that Ribbon site you mentioned. Now I MUST go visit. Hugs xx

Lori said...

Totally great card, I love the ribbon detail down the side! Great image for choice What can I say it's perfect!

Fabrizio said...

Wow so many details and gorgeous card ! Thank you for following my Christmas challenge ! X Fab

Kelly said...

Love the background paper and how you incorporated everything with the stitching. Great card!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Congrats on your DT. I have this image and I love her. Love the way the jacket has been puffed up. Thanks for playing along againat Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x

Courtney said...

Corry...Congrats on making the Creative Inspirations DT!!! P.S. This card is super cute!!!


Lori said...

Corry, congrats on The Creative Inspirtaions DT! You totally deserve it!

downrightcrafty said...

Hi again Corry
I love the un puffed look of the liquid applique it suits this image perfectly. Thanks for joining us again at Winter Wonderland and well done on your GDT very well deserved.
Hugs Kate xx

Janet said...

I love it! Love the colors that you've chosen.

Debs said...

Hey Huge Congrats on the DT Spot. awesome Corry!!! Love this card, the papers, bling and I really like the coloring and the colors you used. Great job!!

Cheryl said...

hi hun this is one brilliant card so love the colurs you have used,just wanted to welcome you to the creative inspirations team hun,if you need anything just give me a shout,my email is love hugs cheryl xx

Vee said...

Fab design love the wonderful colours and image. Well done and thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Anonymous said...

Wow Cor- you've been busy girl! Love your coloring - this card is so sweet!

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