Friday, 27 January 2017

More winter blues ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was a good one and I bet you are looking forward to the weekend! Well I did warn you yesterday that I like to make Christmas cards in January, lol, so here is today’s offering …

An A5 card
It ended up a bit flatter than I expected!
Lots of lovely layers
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #317 Anything Goes optional use a sentiment

When I started to create this card I knew what colour palette I wanted to use but I decided I wanted to create a distressed Christmas card. So I delved into my box of patterned papers, then into my box of white card snippets and I found two pieces of white card that had been crumpled and snippets of card coloured by me and some navy blue card. I then got these two Great Impressions stamps, Distress IPs and Ranger Archival cobalt blue and my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen set. I also used more of the ribbon that Carol gifted me and a snippet of wide blue grosgrain ribbon too.

I made sure that I distressed every edge of paper and card and I didn’t try to flatten the card. I love the look and hope you do too. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Great Impressions stamps: 8162 Elegant Branch; 9802 Berry Spring
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Sara Davies Contemporary Christmas die
Whimsy Stamps snowflake die
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; Tim Holtz Distressing tool; emery board

Card Paper:
300 gsm card
HOTP papers
Snippets: blue card, Sheena Douglass stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Ranger Archival Cobalt Blue IP
Distress IPs: Broken China, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens: Special Holiday Selection
Wired ribbon from the lovely Carol
From my stash: grosgrain ribbon snippet; glitter
Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape; fun foam


Jenny L said...

Hi Karen,
what a very gorgeous card, and such a very lovely design.
I love all your distressing and your wonderful work gone into this delightful Christmas card.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. GD

scrappymo! said...

What a beautifully inky card. Lots of texture and distressing here. Looks great!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Hazel Agnew said...

It's a lovely card Karen. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering more of your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 317 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too x

Robin said...

Your card is stunning! I love distressed cards! Please remember to leave us a comment stating you used a GI stamp for a second entry in the drawing. Thanks for playing along with us at Great Impressions and good luck! Hugs, Robin

Beate Rauer said...

great card! Thanks for joining us at cards und more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

SARN said...

Wonderfuly frosty card Karen. Looks fab xxx

Brenda said...

What a beautiful frosty looking card Karen! I do love the branches and berries stamped image, so pretty in the blues. Also love the ribbon and the snowflakes! Hugs, Brenda

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful feel of winter with this gorgeous card.

Sue xx

Joan said...

Lovely card, love the frosty colour palette and the distress look

Silke said...

Such an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Cards and More.
Hugs, Silke

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Hi, Karen! I really like that stamped panel with the winter berries! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie Winter Hues Challenge!

Ruza Rebel said...

Beautiful card! Love the design! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Color Challenge this month.
Ruza's Craft Corner