Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Winter Daisy - for CHNC challenge 227

Afternoon Folks

Hazel's CHNC challenge to us this week is to create a girly card, or at least one featuring a female or for a female. I think this one fits the remit very well.
It's yet another card made from bits and bobs from the snippet box and a digital topper, Winter Daisy from Squiggles, already coloured with ProMarkers which I found tucked away in my box of ready to use toppers.

Here's how I made it:

- I began by covering a square Kraft card base with the red/white patterned paper, a good match for Winter Daisy's coat, boots and hat, from the Cosy Christmas Collection - free with an issue of Quick Cards- and inked the edges with Fired Brick distress ink. 

- I then found a two snippets of patterned paper just the right shade of green to match the greens of Winter Daisy's scarf and mittens, each a different sized oblong, from the Milton & Co Christmas paper stack, and again inked the edges with red before positioning them to overlap and adhering them to the front.

- Next, I die-cut a scrap of red mirror card using a Tattered Lace Mini Die to create a pretty ornate trim which was then glued to the green paper.

- The topper was matted on to a piece of smooth red card and then added to the front of the card using foam pads for dimension.

- The front was then embellished with a bow, created from red and white Baker's twine, decorated with a red pearl. Another red pearl was added to the snowflake on the topper and several white pearls, in two sizes, attached to three corners of the card front. 

- Leftover strips of the red/white patterned paper were used to decorate the inside and back of the card. 

Quick to make, I think this little card will be perfect for a little girl at Christmas, or even for a winter birthday.

Almost forgot - I'm submitting this card to Hazel's other challenges: CHNC challenge extra for May 2015 and Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May 2015 challenge

As promised by the Met Office the weather has taken a turn for the worse again so no gardening for me today, or for the next few days it would seem :(

However, looking on the bright side, it does mean more time for crafting :)

Hope you are having a good Monday - there's nothing so bad as a bad Monday - with maybe a bit of sun to brighten your day wherever you are.

Happy Crafting,


Josie said...

A stunning card and I am very impressed that you're already starting Christmas cards! It's rained all day here too, but like you say it allows us more time for crafting xx

Julia Dunnit said...

It's been howling a gale here too...I've had a day at my desk....doing tax returns! Love this girly card, fits the bill perfectly...and I really like the additional decorative inside.

Jacee said...

Fabulous festive card Elizabeth
hugs Jacee
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debby4000 said...

Adorable, fabulous Christmas card

Craftychris said...

This is gorgeous! Such a cute image and pretty paper and embellishments xxx

Hazel said...

Beautiful girly card. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Suze said...

Lovely card Elizabeth. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for May.