Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Special Furry Friends

It's the first Wednesday of November and that means it's time for a new Scrapyland Challenge ( The Scrapyland Challenge #29 is "Anything Goes" using any brand of die that Scrapyland sells.  This challenge ends on November 17th and the winner will be chosen by the Designers and will receive a $15 gift certificate to Scrapyland ( store.   Scrapyland has great customer service and fast delivery plus they carry over 40 top named brands of dies at reasonable prices. 

I just received the new Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Collection - Snowflake Corner, Border & Tag that comes in a set of 3 dies.  I love this set of dies for this year. 
I cut out 4 snowflake corners and the tag.  This tag is so gorgeous with the snowflakes at each end.

I used the Tattered Lace dies  2014 Christmas Sentiment set "Let It Snow" for the tag.  The mint green paper was embossed using the Creative Expression-Sue Wilson Designs - Snowflake Lattice embossing folder.

The beautiful doily is a die from the Cherry Lynn Designs English Tea Party Doily.   I used a mint green gathered ribbon from Stampin Up around the image before gluing it onto the doily.  The image is from Whimpsy Stamps called Winter Friends and I used Copic Markers to color it.  Like most Christmas images that I color, I always add a little Stickles glitter glue to accent parts of the picture.

The pearly white snowflakes were made using the Stampendous Chunky White Deep Impression embossing enamel.  I dipped a small pin into the embossing bottle and dotted it around  in different places around the picture and then added the embossing powder.  After shaking off the excess powder, I took a hot embossing blower behind the picture - NOT IN FRONT until I got the embossing power to rise to make the snowflakes.   I made the mistake the first time and put the image with the snowflakes through the Sizzix machine to cut out the circle and then the snowflakes became flat.  I just used the hot embossing gun on the back of the paper and snowflakes were fine and not flat.

The white glitter ribbon and rose are from Really Reasonable  This company also carries the Zutter Bow-It-All V2 Bow Maker which I use to make this bow along with all of my other bows.  I would highly recommend this bow maker.  I always use the 1.5 inch Scor-Tape to stick any bows to my cards.  Using this tape also keep the ribbon of the bow in the right place and this is especially helpful for mailing.

The red and white dotted paper is the new Graphic 45 Christmas Carol paper. 

I hope my Christmas card inspired you to get started on your holiday cards and projects this Christmas season.  Start right away by ordering your dies from Scrapyland.com to make your gorgeous cards.


Lori Kobular said...

Oh I am loving those snowflake corners! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the image on your beautiful card along with the pretty bow and flowers!

Samra Leshinski said...

Awww, such an adorable card Nancy!!! Love this design!
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Anne Temple said...

This is adorable Nancy! Love the dies you used and your image is so sweet.

Patricia St Martin said...

Nancy, Gorgeous, The dies are wonderful and love the layout. The white with the mint green is stunning. Your Wee images is adorable and love your coloring. The bow is so pretty.
Hugs, Pat

Lisa said...

This is so sweet, Nancy!! The image is adorable!! You colored it beautifully!! I love the snowflake corners!! They look amazing!! Beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

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Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Beautiful card Nancy , fabulous colouring !
Love your color palette !

Donna Ellis said...

She is so sweet, Nancy! I love your color choices, and the wonderful use of those die cuts! I have that corner die by SW and have not used it yet - thank you the lovely inspiration! Now for my other hat: Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
happiness and hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

Gail said...

The snowflake border is lovely Nancy - you did a great job on this card! Love the colors too!