Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Papertake Weekly ,,,,, Christmas :-)

Hi all :-) Another Tuesday and time for a new theme over on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)

We are getting ready for ,,


This week we are sponsored by

the lovely Tracy at Dies to Die For so a fabulous prize on offer for one lucky entrant :-) Thanks Tracy

For my card I followed the fab sketch on the Sketch Saturday Challenge. This Let It Snow image is one of the first Penny Black stamps that I ever bought and is till one of my faves ,, such a happy little mouse :-) I stamped him twice, coloured with Copics and cut him out to layer him on pop dots and inked the edges with Stormy Sky DI.

I made the background paper using a PB Design Spotter cling stamp, I stamped the image with Versamark on white card and embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, I then covered with Stormy Sky DI and inked the edges with Pumice Stone then sprinkled Perfect Pearls along the edges for a lovely silvery shimmery look. I embossed a piece of Silver Stardream card in a Cuttlebug snowflake folder, pounced a Pearl Paint Dabber across a thin strip, which you can barely see as it is underneath the ribbon but it is lovely IRL. i finished with a couple of punched Martha Stewart snowflakes, these were also pounced with the dabber ,, my FAVE new product !! If you haven’t got one ,,, you NEED one Smile

I kept the embellies very simple as I didn’t want to take the focus away from the lovely background and also I need it to fit in an envelope !! Last year I spent HOURS removing embellies and substituting for flatter ones …. lesson learnt !!

Thanks for looking :-) our lovely GD’s and the DT have made some gorgeous cards for you to see so hop on over to the PTW to see them. I have a candy at the top of my blog if you would like to join in Smile

Challenges :

Sketch Saturday ,,,,, Sketch

Penny Black Saturday ,,,, Christmas, Silver and Snowflakes

Cards for Men ,,, Christmas + Masculine

Stamps & Fun =Creativity ,,,, Winter

I Did It Creations ,,, Christmas/Winter

Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long ,,,,, Use your favourite sketch

Top Tip Tuesday ,,, Anything Christmas ( tip, pour a little talcum powder into a scrap of cotton, a piece of old shirt is perfect, and rub this over card before stamping and heat embossing, it is antistatic and prevents stray specks of powder sticking )


Dorte said...

Lovely card, yes you learn all the way.....
Have a great day, Lols!

Joey said...

Lols this is gorgeous, love this image, beautiful colourwork. Joey x

Whisper said...

Superb and i love the wooden version of this stamp so much better that on the transparent set, am loving it in the blue.

Have just read your top tip too, i will write it down, as it's so good, Luv Sam x

Carissa said...

Such a cute and joyful card. So adorable. Hugs, Carissa

Sarah said...

Lovely card Lorraine! Beautiful colours and layout.

Sarah xx :0)

Fragolinchen said...

Oh, what a wonderful card - the mouse is so happy about snow. If there were snow, I'd like to go into the snow too...

Angie said...

Hi Lols fab Christmas card love the cute image and the fab colour choice. Love your snowflakes they do look good dabber'd! Ha don't we need everything i know i do LOL.
Hugs Angie x

Wendy said...

Adorable card Lorriane, love the sweet image and the blues are beautiful.
Wendy xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine,Ilove the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Miranda said...

Beautiful card!

Helen said...

Lovely card; cute image. Regards.

Lisa Minckler said...

I can't tell you how much I absolutely love every single detail on this card, all the way down to the sparkles in the frays of the scarf. Wonderfully beautiful card and your antistatic "pad" tip is brilliant!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Lisa xx

Jeni said...

Super duper cute Lols! I can see why you like this little fellow so much, he's adorable. ~jeni :)

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Lols! Love that image!


Anonymous said...

Lorraine I adore this card the colours and the perfect amount of sparkle! thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week too! Hope to see you again soooooonN! tehhehee :0) hugs Samantha :0)

Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love this image and such lovely colouring.
Debbie x

Helen said...

Adorable card Lols...that mouse looks so happy! Gorgeous colours too!
Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

debby4000 said...

WOW Lols this is gorgeous.

MacKenzie said...

Your coloring is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

America said...

Love this adorable PB stamp. Great shading and colors! WHAT FUN DETAILS too!

Ribbon Girl said...

Lovely cute card and thanks fr the talcum powder tip! Mary G x

Lisa said...

This is such a feelgood card, l'm loving the cute image!
hugs Lisa xx

Pauline C said...

Very cute Lorraine - love this image and all your fab details. Thanks for joining in this week's Christmas theme at PBSC
Pauline x

Karita said...

Ooh - your card is gorgeous! :)Image is so cute and I love your DP´s :)

Thanks for joining at SKetch Saturday :)

Bettina L. said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the snow white christmassy feeling I get when I see your card. Great embossing and tip too. Thanks for playn at Top Tip Tuesday this week and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Andrea said...

What a very nice card - so loveley motiv and design! Great! Thanks for joining SFC.
Big hug

Angela said...

Wow this is really a fantastic card.Thank you for sharing this with us at SFC.
Many greetings