Friday, 20 November 2009

Winter Warmer

Good Morning everyone in craft land, hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. I have a great card today - well I think so and hope you do too. I recently purchased some Penny Black stamps from Sue and inked them up straight away. When I saw the challenge at My Time To Craft I immediately thought of one of these images - "Under my umbrella" - it is gorgeous. I have used the sketch at Sketch Saturday shown below.

I have used a red base card and then put a layer of kraft card on top. I have stamped snowflakes on the card using white ink and some snowflakes from an Elusive Images set called Snow is Falling.

I have coloured the image using water colour crayons and then glittered the snow on the umbrella. I have mounted the image on to Whitewash Core'dinations card and distressed it by sanding and scissors.

I then added the fibres at the top which I bought so long ago that I have forgotten where from but I am so glad I am now putting them to good use. I stuck a snowflake on top punched out of glitter card as are the others. I was a bit unsure about the colour scheme at first but I think it works really well now.

The other challenges I am entering are :-

Creative Inspirations - Sparkle,

Quixotic Challenge - Kraft and Red,

Simon Says - Animal Antics,

Creative Card Crew - Strings Attached,

Cute Daisy May Challenge - Touchy/Texture,

Sparkle Creations - Christmas Card,

Creatilicious Challenge - Snowflakes, Christmas and Sparkle, and

Saturday Challenge - Four Seasons - mine is Winter.

I would love to hear what you think and also don't forget I have candy here.



Mandy said...

Yep I agree it's a great the penny black image soo sweet..
Mandy xx

Teri said...

Wonderful card hun! Love that image - so sweet!
Have a great day!
Teri x

Lesley said...

Lovley card, the Hedgies look cute! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Unknown said...

Hi Ali,
Fab card (as usual). Gorgeous image you have chosen and it is coloured beautifully.

Dawn xx

Linnie said...

This is sooo sweet i love it
Thankyou for coming out to play with CDM this week

Donna said...

Sweet card Ali, love the snowflake papers and the cute hedgies, the fibres give a really festive finish :) Donna x

Janet said...

A lovely card! x

Enfys said...

This is so sweet Ali, love the texture on the snow. Congrats on the DT, looking forward to seeing your stuff,
Have a lovely weekend,
En xx

Lorraine A said...

Lovely card Ali :-) very cute image and the papewrs and embellies are fab :-) Lovely sketch too :-)
Well done on combining so many challenges :-)

Thanks for joinung the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols and the DT x x

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, love the sweet Hedgies.

bumblealsie said...

How did you manage to stick the Flake onto the card?

pinky said...

Great take on the challenge, love the fibres. Thanks for playing at cdm this week.

made by fifi said...

aawwww aren't they cute - thank you for joining in the umbrella challenge on MTTC x

Angie Cortes said...

Adorable Card! Awesome job getting all those challenges in!! :)

Linda . J said...

Hi Ali another amazing creation and in such beautiful colours too, love the design and snowflakes.
Hugs Linda

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining the CDM Challenge this week!

Spyder said...

Fabulous card, love that Penny Black image, well done on becoming one of the DT for Rusty Pickle!

Daniele said...

oh this is a sweetie love it thanks for joining us at MTTC this week hugs x

Anonymous said...

Wow you have combined a record number of challenges the image and the snow on the umbrella so cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creatilicious...hope to see you again next month.


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Awww, how cute is that? And look at that gorgeous ribbon! Great job on the Strings Attached challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun at the CCC this week.

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Just a fantstaic card! i love the cute image and the ribbon embellishment just is perfect! Thank you for taking part in this weeks Quixotic Challenge! Hugs Judy xx