Sunday, 13 November 2011

Christmas Alphabet - T for Tartan + last call for Jule's Handy Hippo Candy

Three posts in one day - almost unheard of for me! I was going to post this tomorrow but thought, what the heck, it's done, so why not post it now!

This card is a bit of an homage to Sue Wilson of Particraft - you can see the original card here - I hope she doesn't mind. Of course, I've used a completely different card base, greeting stamp, design paper, embossing folder, and pearl embellishments. Only the Holly Accent die is the same, the Holly Motif is not - otherwise it's in the same style as Sue's card. Apart from the card base, all the materials are leftover bits and bobs from my snippet mountain.

This insert was the very devil to photograph because of the card length. I used the 'template' left after removing the Holly Accent border die and sponged it with a soft green ink to form the border.

The back is decorated with a leftover from another earlier die-cutting session - also from the Holly Accents set.

Materials List:
  • Cardstock: Shaped white card base & Neenah Solar White Ultra Smooth - both from Create & Craft; Papermania Textured Card in Green
  • Design Paper: Red tartan paper from Madaboutcards
  • Insert: white copy paper
  • Stamp: Papercraft Essentials free Polkadoodles stamp set
  • Dies & Embossing: Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, Holly Motifs, Holly Accents. Flourish Accents; Cuttlebug All-in-One Twinkle embossing plate
  • Sundries: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad; Studio G green (VP0003) ink pad; flat-backed pearls
Because this card is made up of oh so many snippets I'm submitting it to Jules Crafty Snippet Challenge - Week 45
Before I go I thought you wouldn't want to miss the last chance to win this gorgeous candy over at Jules blog, Always with a Heart.

Christmas is coming early!!
The lovely people at Handy Hippo are wanting to shower one very lucky person with a fantastic bundle of goodies to help with the creation of all of those Christmas makes.
What better inspiration to get those festive juices flowing and Christmas projects underway than the delivery to your doorstep of a lovely prize like this.

You'll have to hurry though as the draw ends midnight tonight - apologies for not spotting it earlier.

Right - I'm off to do a spot of water-colouring before bedtime - I'm working on the letter U now.

Happy Crafting


Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Elizabeth, front, back inside I think you have just about covered it all ! What a fabulous card , I adore all of that gorgeoues white with those pretty die cuts and the the splash of colour with the tartan is just amazing, another fantastic creation from you.


Marie-Louise said...

Elizabeth this card is fabulous.

Irene said...

Hello Elizbeth

What a fabulous card, I love all of your elements. The dies and colour of your flowers are stunning.

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog.


Di said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth - love the tartan too! Off to check if I joined Julia's giveaway now - whooooosh! Di xx

Jackie said...

OMG, what a stunning card inside and out, I love those tartan flowers :o)
Jackie xx

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth


What a gorgeous make and it also uses up lots of those pesky white snippets that never, ever, ever seem to reduce!! LOL!!!

Love all the embossing and die cutting and the die on the back of your creation is super yummy.

The tartan makes a very dramatic statement and I love it!!

Thank you for entering the Handy Hippo prize draw (good luck) and for sharing your lovely make in the snippet playground this week.

Love Jules xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah how delightfully Scottish is that, Elizabeth - just beautiful! Shaz in oz.x

Michelle said...

Hi Elizabeth
Just love those tartan poinsettias, what a great idea! Such a beautifully finished card too. Note to self - 'must take time to make the inside of my cards as nice!'
Hope you're having a great week
x Michelle

nessy said...

simply stunning!!
vanessa xx

Louise said...

Lovely card Elizabeth! I love how you have used the white on white and added the tartan splash of colour. Super. x

Sarn said...

Absolutely AMAZING. Terrific card. x