Monday, 7 March 2011

First Christmas Card of 2011

Hi Peeps,

Hope you all had a fab weekend.  My mojo is still missing so this is the only card I did over the weekend, so now I have a lot of catching up to do during the week, but i don't know about you girls but my craft room looks like a bomb has dropped in it and I really need a good couple of weeks having a good sort out and making it organised and tidy.  Mind you, when I tidy up and then craft I can never find anything and find it totally frustrating.  I am pleased to say that the rest of the house is nothing like my craftroom, thank goodness, lol!

Today's card is for the Simply Sassy Inspiration Blog and I have used the gorgeous "Tammy" , and this is my  first christmas card of 2011, woo hooooo.  I did promise myself that I would be more organised this year and start early so I am really proud of myself.  Although I think Tammy has many uses other than just christmas.

My colour choice has been guided by my papers, which are all digital, and available from Bearly Mine.  These are all from the Winter Swirls set, aren't they gorgeous.

Panels have been machine stitched with zig zag stitching.  I added the little "Let it snow sentiment" to the snow at the bottom of the page.

I cut out the image and snowman so that I could position them on the page.  I have added star dust stickles to the snowman as I do like a sparkly snowman.  I have used paint puff on Tammys bobble on her hat and pom poms on her scarf and heated this with my heat gun to make it puffy.

Lots of texute on this card.  I have cut out snowflakes using spellbinders and a Martha Stewart punch in cardstock and accetate and added Twinkles Diamond Dust to the accetate snowflakes.  Love these.  They look like tiny crystals and really resemble snowfalkes.

I have stamped out the sentiment and then stamped with a versamark pad all over the cardstock and then added transparent embossing powder so the sentiment sparkles tremendously and kind of has a hint of lilac when catching the light, guess that's because its irridescent, lol.  I was going to start this post saying this was a simple card for me but I have used several techniques, but they all add to the overall feel of the card I think.

So put it altogether and this is what you get:-

And below are the copics I used.

Full list of ingredients:-

Image by Sugar Nellie available at Funky Kits HERE
Papers by Bearly Mine available HERE
Spellbinders Snowflakes
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Brads from Hobby House
Candy from Craftwork Cards
Swirl die by Magnolia Doohickey
Lace from Bizzy Becs
Transparent Embossing Powder (stamp addicts)
Seam Binding from the Ribbon Girl

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Alys Sunday Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Cupids - Anything Goes
Crafy Pad - Ribbon
Sentimental Sundays - Sentiment and Lace and Pearls
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Christmas and wet/dry emobossing
Diecut Dreams Christmas - Inspired by a song (I'm dreaming of a white christmas)
Alphabet Challenge - R for Ribbons
Bah-Humbug - Christmas and Embossing
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing and/or paper piecing
Stamp Man - Curls/swirls
Tellens Place - Embellish
Totally Papercrafts - Pearls and Lace
Winter Wonderland - Christmas and Snowflakes
4 Crafty Chicks - Stitching
Craft us Crazy - what reminds you of nature (snow)
CCEE - Swirls
Rubber Cafe - Stitching
Stamp Insanity - Lots of texture (diamond dust accetate snowflakes, paint puff, irridescent embossing)
ABC Christmas - E for Embossing

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me.  I am especially pleased that so many of you enjoyed my shrink plastic tutorial, this was the first tutorial I had done, so thank you all again, you made my week, and if there's anything in particular you would like to see, just shout and I'll ask someone else to do it,........lmao, only joking, of course it will be me.

 Right now I need to get my arse in gear!

Have a good week.


Suzi Mac said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, love the colour combo and the layout. I've just bought wee Tammy, can't wait to ink her up.
Suzi x

Unknown said...

HI Tracy, woohoo I'm the 1st to comment on this wonderful card!! What detail and the colours I really love. You rock!! Hugs, Frea

Lau W said...

Wow ! such a lovely Christmas card ! Beautiful details !

Larisa said...

tracy, so nice cold card)) Great colouring)))

xxxtglxxx said...

I have this image! LOL :) Its a gorgeous card Tracy with an outstanding background - wow!

I love everything about this - the blended blues and purples and the icy feel. The details are amazing too.

Have a great week,



Paula (PEP) said...

Delightful colours & I love that tree - so tactile & snowed on!. Those brads are gorgeous & I like how they pick up her buttons & the way those snowflakes sparkle. I'm not surprised your room looks like somthing hit it after all those techniques. Your layering of lace seam binding & that swirl with the snowflake & that glorious pearly brad is amazing & I espeially like the way you've balanced it in the opposite corner with the turquoise brad. Love all the little pompoms on her scarf too.
Take care - Mojos just hiding from you but I sympathize wholeheartedly for only you yourself will feel his return.
Paula (PEP)

angelwhispers said...

My word its outstanding!!! Just love eveything about it!!! The colours are perfect for this image and papers!! Adorable Chanelle xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Tracy what a gorgeous card, love that colour and youve created a stunning card with it. with hugs Shirleyxx

Dana said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracy! The entire layout is outstanding and I just love all the different layers and textures!
Kudos on already starting your Christmas cards!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card hun I'm thinking your mojo has gone no where cus this is beautiful. My craft room looks like world war 3 has broke out lol I'm so glad my home isn't the same lol I'd be bald otherwise lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Erika said...

Beautiful card Tracy and I agree about the acetate snowflakes...must try that one now. Love your colour scheme and the new SN stamp.
Happy crafting, Erika. x

Hazel said...

Fabulous card - thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 10 - hope to see you again soon. x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Simply lovely!

Thanks for joining our “Snowflakes” challenge on WINTER WONDERLAND :)

Hugs Jane x

Jodi said...

What a beautiful card you have created!! I just love the pretty colors and sparkle! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!
Jodi =)

Joey said...

Hiya Tracy

this is gorgeous, I love those snowflakes! might have to get some of those shardings, dunno what their real name is loooool. I love the scene

Joey xx

Delphine said...

Stunning card, Tracy! Fantastic image, gorgeous details and I absolutely love your colour scheme! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Tracy, what a precious card. The image is absolutley darling! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Tellen's Place embellishments Challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
Hugs, Sarah

Do What You Love said...

Hi Tracy, I just love the color scheme on this beautiful card. The stitching and all the embellishments really stand out so wonderfully! Your coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Embellishment" challenge. :~)

Janine - Ellabella said...

Your card is over-the-top gorgeous!
Big Hugs

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh me oh my! WOW~ I love the colors, snowflakes, the lace the details ALL OF IT! Good on you for making a start on those Xmas cards. Thank you for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad weekly challenge of Ribbon. Good luck in the draw to win that awesome prize! & I hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge The Navy Wife

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Tracy. Such a sweet card. Love all the texture and embellishments, so much detail. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card hun, I love the colours you've used and the image is so cute
hugs Mandy xx

~Jeri~ said...

Great card! Love the detail.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Tracy, your creations are always amazing!! I just love your coloring and the scene you created. Love your details and embellishments. Awesome stitching! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy.

Anne said...

Absolutely stunning Tracy, gorgeous colours, stitching, papers and embellies. I love it!!!
Thanks for playing along with TPC this week
Anne x

aqualeiga said...

Wowzers! You're mojo is definately in tact and working overtime! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our 'Use Ribbons' challenge.

Hugs, Ali x

Lori said...

I love your layout and those snowflakes are sooo beautiful!thanks for joining us at the Die Cut Dreams Christmas blog!

Annie said...

So much gorgeous detail - what an amazing creation.
Ann xxx
Bah! Humbug! DT

dutchess said...

I thouhght you were kidding!! no really your mojo is just perfect this card is ace.....lovely colour combo really stunning,hugs Margaret

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty, love all the glittery details! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug!

Leanne said...

Wow, very nice, thanks for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Vicky said...

Such a gorgeous card Tracy ~ there is nothing wrong with your mojo hun:o)

thank you for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx

Savahanna said...

Very pretty ad such gorgeous colors. Thanks for playing with us at Craft Us Crazy.

Berry said...

Doesn't look like any mojo is missing here! fab work Tracy Thanks for joining in our nature challenge at CUC! Hugs Rebekah xx

papertrails leaver said...

so very adorable! I love the colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays :-) Amy

Unknown said...

Wow christmas card already it is fantastic thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Wow!!! Tracy, this is totally gorgeous! Love the soft colurs and the image is soooo cute. Love your colouring too.


lynne said...

Wow, What a stunning card. I love everything about it. Just my kind of card! You have put me in the mood to make a xmas card thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy this time and hope to see you for the next challenge too!

Lynne x

Tameko said...

Great card. Nice colors, and embellishments. Good for you getting started on those Christmas cards. Thanks so much for joining us at SS!

sara said...

just beautiful love the colours thanks for joining us at DCD christmas club this week
hugs sara x x

made by fifi said...

wow great card - thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge this week x

Anonymous said...

Now if my mojo was missing, i would be chuffed as punch if i could still produce this.
Just gorgeous!!!

Thanks for joining us at AC.

Huggies Angel

Susie Sugar said...

Tracy you always make the nicest cards darling
Thanks for joining us @ the DCD Christmas club this week
Hugs Susie and the Christmas Dream Team xx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A lovely card and congrats in getting your first Christmas card done. Gorgeous snowflakes using such a fab colour combo. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Zoe said...

awww Trace - you're pretty special ya know... Everything you create is so magical. This is NO exception. Glad you posted at Sundays with Crissy or I may have missed this beauty. (I know totally slack friend at the moment!! I'm trying to keep up!! hehee) Hugs sweetie. xxoo

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

love these images :) Amazing card!


Joynana said...

Tracy, love this card. the textures, the colors, and all of the embellishments. The cutes of all is the image. Thanks for joiningus at Tellen's Place.

I Don't Do Straight said...

Another stunning card! I love every detail of it.
Keep inspiring me.
Fiona. x

p.s. aren't craft rooms suposed to look like a bomb has hit them?

Anita said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous! All your attention to detail is just fabulous.

Unknown said...

love it:)...your background and details are perfect!


Suzi Mac said...

Hi Tracy, I've just popped back to say Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week with this gorgeous creation.
Suzi x

Max said...

Hi Tracy.
This maybe your first Christmas card this year but YOWZA!! It's absolutely fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

Max's Craft Creations
Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

Janet said...

WOW! Gorgeous card! love all the details & embellishments!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Card Cupids.

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with our Embellish chalenge at Tellen's Place, and good luck! :D

Helen Ann said...

wow love all the little details, fab colours too

thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog - hope to see you at our next challenge

Hel xox

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

WOW! I love these colors together and so many fabulous details. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug!

The Stamp Man said...

Well done for starting your Christmas cards early! It's a stunner, so much detail and great colours used.

Thank you for entering The Stamp Man Curls and Swirls Challenge


Kristine Reynolds said...

So cute! Love the colors you used!

Thanks for joining us for last weeks sewing challenge at The Rubber Cafe! I hope you'll join us for this weeks challenge to use your favorite die!


Barbara said...

WOW what a stunning card, Tracy. I love the colors you chose and all the special embellishments...just precious and one Christmas card complete!!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad for our "ribbon" challenge.

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS card and loving the geeky girl image!


Helen said...

Stunning card - love the scene you've created!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Tammy Miller said...

This card is so adorable. Wonderful image and love how you colored the image. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for our March Anything Goes Challenge!! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning a super cute image and fab design, thanks for joining us at "Sunday's with Crissy" on our stitches challenge, big hugs love pops x x x