Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Katies new sparkly recipe

Today is wednesday which of course means a new recipe challenge over at Cooking it up with Katie.

This week the recipe is:

Make Mine a Double (use 2 of something)
Add some Letters
Finish with some Glitter

The design team were all lucky enough to get a fab digi image from Stamping dragon designs to play with and I chose this gorgeous christmas scene - I love this warm family scene and it was just perfect for all the sparkle the recipe asks for.

The image was coloured with my sons crayola pencils !!! and then I added some chalk to some areas for extra depth and shade.
I added loads of stickles glitter to the flames of the fire and also to the stockings and candles.
I also added masses of thick glossy accents to the flames to really make them the focal point of my card.

For the double aspect of my card I used 2 patterned papers, 2 types of ribbon and 2 bows so take your pick !
My use of letters is not so obvious as I wanted to use this sentiment - it says "warm tidings" and seemed just perfect - but it is quite small so I gave it the glossy accents treatment to highlight it.

The papers I used came with a magazine called Creative cardmaking - special edition winter 2009 so I must have had this one quite a while but I am trying not to declutter my craft cupboard (only to make more room for more craft goodies of course !)

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stampin' Royalty - Ribbons, ribbons, ribbons !
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - Red, brown and green
For Fun Challenges - Red, brown and cream

I do hope you will join in with us at cooking it up with Katie this week for a chance to win 4 - yes 4 - images from our sponsor stamping dragon designs.

Thanks for looking take care x
((hugs)) Suzie xx


Denise said...

This is an awesome Christmas card. Something about a toasty warm fireplace:) Your ribbon is gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with the Stampin' Royalty challenge.

Hands On said...

Fantastic layout. Love all your elements. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty!

Tracy said...

gorgeous card Suzie the image and papers are great, hope you have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

Dori Shelton said...

Well, now isn't this just adorable!! I love the layout and the papers you used. The image is fantastic. Well Done!!

Lisa said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at FFC!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful, Suzie. I’m so glad you joined the For Fun Challenge this week.
Amelia x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Suzie, it makes me feel all warm & cosy :)

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Jenni said...

Love your card,the image is great and love how you used your son's crayons to colour it!
Thanks so much for joining in with the Crafty Creations challenge this week.
Jenni x

Pauline said...

Wow... I love the mixture of patterns and texturs.... and the little things, like the glitter/shimmery fire.... makes me want to rest up for a while! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week!

Kim said...

This is such a beautiful Christmas card. Wonderful colors and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful coloring and embellishing. Your card is really awesome and so warm. Thanks so much for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

Kym Weber said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! The designer papers are so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges! Hope you’ll be joining us for the next challenge!