Wednesday 17 November 2010

Something old, something new...

I'm delighted to be joining the Creative Belli Blog with a couple of Guest Designer projects this month. The first is for the current challenge... Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

As I need to boost my stack of Christmas cards I stuck with a festive theme.

Old: the DCWV white core card has been in my stash for five years or so and the square crystal brad is probably not much newer!
New: the stamp set is a recent release and one of my latest acquisitions
Borrowed: the layout is from a sketch on Kathy's Sketch File and I borrowed a tool from the world of sewing (a tracing wheel to do the piercing round the image panel)
Blue: cardstock for the snowflake panel and crystal brad

I used several of the smaller stamps from the set to create the background directly onto the card base. The glittery strip was done with a piece of double sided sticky sheet with glitter pressed on top and then I think the rest is self explanatory!

Christmas Mail (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)

Smooth white
DCWV white core

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Crimson Red)

Cuttlebug embossing folder (Ice Crystals)
Deko Ice glitter by Efco (Crystal)
Double sided tape sheet
Tracing wheel
Copic markers
Silk ribbon
Crystal brad

Thanks for stoppping by!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the Guest DT spot - and I love this card for the challenge.

Karen said...

hee hee how clever of you to turn this saying into a Christmas card! Its superb & a brilliant idea to use the wheel! xxx

Andrea C said...

this is just too cool for words x

Hazel said...

Congrats on the GDT slot, Joanne - a beautifully crafted card x

Hearts Turned said...

Congrats on the DT position--well done!

Love your card, Joanne--it's wonderful! I need to get that sweet little set inky!

Hope you're having a fabulous day, my friend!


Kaz said...

As usual Joanne this is a gorgeous card. Loving those stamps xx

Lisa Silver said...

Such a sweet holiday card! And it was great seeing your lovely profile pic on the Belli Challenge blog! SO lovely!

Hugs to you, Joanne!

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous card

Congrats on your DT call up


Traceyr said...

Fantastic Joanne - Santa in his rather big "smalls!" hahaha


Janice said...

Excellent card, hope you are able to keep crafting with your 'elbow'.

Maria Matter said...

beautiful card Joanne! So glad you could join us as a GDT @ Creative Belli!
hugs & blessings!

Chrissy D said...

GORGEOUS creation!!! Thanks so much for joining us as a Guest Designer at Creative Belli Challenge! Have a Happy holiday season!

Mary Marsh said...

love this card-and the santa image-such a great retro look-congrats on the dt guest spot

Holly said...

Hey Joanne! I just LOVE your take on the Belli Challenge! This is an adorable card with that Santa and your glitter strip. The ribbon treatment with the blanket stitching look is a wonderful touch! Every time I look at this card, I see something new - love all the wonderful little touches you've put on this card. Thank you so much for being our guest designer this month, girlie! HUGS!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Congrats on the Guest DT spot at Creative Belli- I stopped by and browsing through your blog- beautiful work! I love all of the beautiful and creative details on your cards! TFS

Kathy said...

well done on the GD spot Joanne. What a fab image and I love the way you've used it.
I really like the sketch used that way too - it works brilliantly for something like this

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How darling!! Love the background you created and the blue!! The sweet santa just pops!! Thanks for being a guest at Creative Belli! Your creations are so inspirational!

Lynda said...

Love how you've used the sketch - a fabulous card!

Love Lynda xxx

joy said...

What a darling card! Love the snowflakes on the kraft! Great job. Glad to have to join us as Guest Designer at the Creative Belli Challenge.

Chris said...

Just popped over from Tando to say Hi :D
Love your gorgeous Santa Christmas card... it's just fab.
Chris xx