Sunday 24 November 2013

DT card for The Corrosive Challenge Blog-Swiss Pixie

Hi peeps! Today I'm sharing the card I made for the Happy Holiday challenge at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
Our sponsor this week is C.C Designs(formerly All That Scraps)
Who knew they carried so many awesome digis? Tons!
I've chosen to use this cute image from the Swiss Pixies collection called Swiss Pixie Heidi
I thought it printed out quite large but I've never figured out how to re-size a digital image with PhotoScape so Heidi turned out to be a pretty big pixie.
I wanted to try and get the bauble to look spherical and shiny so I checked out this tutorial by Debbie Olson
The snowflake border is from Memory box. I added some hoarded and forgotten Class A'Peel dot stickers. They look like little red gems set in gold.. 
The mesh was from a secret sister swap years ago.
The super thick twine was a  RAK from my friend Glo.
The paper is EP Reflections Christmas.
The sentiment is a Whimsy Stamp mini postage stamp and die cut.
The corner die cut is from SCACD.
I added a piece of wire for the bauble hook and mounted the image with pop dots for lots of dimension.
Yayyy another Christmas card done! I think that's 6 or 7 now. How's your Christmas card making coming along? I'm trying to keep my handmade cards at about 25 this year. That's about half of what I usually do.
 I guess it's about time to set the Christmas tree up. Maybe this week. Anyone have theirs up yet?
 It seems to be a 3 day project for me. One day to set up the 7 foot  pre-lit tree and fluff  the branches as well as hang garlands around the house.
One day to add the ribbon, bows, and baubles, and one day to add all the hand made and dough art ornaments that I've made over the last 25+ years. When it's all done it's dripping with ornaments.
I'm also hoping my daughter Ashley has her baby this week!!
She didn't want to know what she was having so it's going to be a surprise!
She says she feels it will be a girl though.
I hope everyone has a great week, and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers!
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's winter holiday cards so don't forget to link up.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
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Regan said...

Debora, this is simply exquisite! Every time I look I see some other little detail that I love- the die cut, mesh, twine, bells... SO fabulous! Not to mention your gorgeous coloring! You are so very talented! Good luck with all your Christmas preparations. I'll decorate and put up the this weekend, after Thanksgiving. And yes, it's a three day project here too! :-)

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I LOVE that sweet little pixie!!!
Saw it at MIM!
Have a GREAT day!!

Pia S said...

Love the look of this card, with lots of layers, texture and a beautifully colored image! Well done!
I hopped over from MIM to visit.

Sharla said...

This is just stunning, really....your coloring is amazing and the ornament totally turned out shiny! Love the snowflake border and all the other fun details. This really stood out to me over at MIM!!