Sunday, 6 March 2011

A taste of Christmas with Tickled Pink.

We have had the pleasure of youngest son's company, for a short time anyway. Camden come home on Saturday afternoon, dropped his washing off and promptly disappeared again with his mates, only to reappear again in time for lunch today. And now, hes on his way back to Dunedin already.
Camden was here long enough to tell us he was buying a horse...I am not thrilled about that, we only just found a home for Aimee's horse, but there you have it. Horse will be staying in Mosgiel, so long may it stay there!

This weekend I had planned to catch up on some scrap booking, but instead i spent the weekend making a Christmas card, crazy I know, but Tickled Pink had a free give-away on their blog last weekend, a cute little elf which I really wanted to have a play with, and they are running a Christmas challenge with an awesome prize up for grabs, so I just had to have a go!
So, without further a-do here is my first completed Christmas card for 2011....

Check out the wee elf, isn't he super cute, and he looks so concerned about his little snow- man, that is perhaps about to melt??

My card has many layers, as usual! I decided to sew tiny gold beads onto my 'tulle' layer, to add a little more interest.

I've added red lace...

... and a bow, complete with a bell, cherrie's and gold beads, which I threaded onto craft wire.

Below is a wee look at the layers that make up my card.

I began with this...

Next I have gold embossed two pieces of torn paper  and added Rub-ons, by Fancy Pants.

 Behind the paper I attached tulle, then I hand sewed the tiny beads into place.

I used more rub-ons over paper, attached this to card and sprayed with glimmer- mist.

Next I embossed a chip-board shape, and attached it to some Christmas paper, which I swiped with ink.

Then I created my festive bow.

and then I put everything together, and added  a few more bits and pieces, including my elf.

Wow! That's a long post!

Now I'm about to clean up, I have created a huge pile of mess while I've been making this card.
Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting to you all.

If your need a little inspiration then check out Tickled Pink, I'm addicted to this site!
There is a freebee HERE, so why not grab it and join in on a challenge.


Today for Tomorrow said...

Another gorgeous creation Sonya. The elf is so cute. Good luck with your entry.

Kellie said...

WOWZERS..... Do you want my address to add to your Christmas card list, hehe, because this is nothing short of AMAZING, I am just sitting here blown away, wow! Thank you so much for entering our TPS Christmas Challenge this month!


Tricia :O) said...

This is so cute, A lot of work and product on this card!! Gougeous!!!

Tricia :O) said...

This is so cute, A lot of work and product on this card!! Gougeous!!!

Karen said...

OMGOSH Your Christmas Card is so beautiful!! I love it!! and Frankie looks awesome:-) Thanks for playing at Tickled Pink Stamps Christmas Challenge!!

Lyn S said...

This is so gorgeous Sonya! It's stunning inside and out!

Tettiz said...

...and how I love all those layers!! SO gorgeous!!

Thanks for joining the Christmas Challenge at TPSC!

/ Jeanette

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Here is my finished latest painting
This one is a hit with all the males who have seen it. I must say that I did not really enjoy painting a truck and it will be a one off for sure! Uncle David is now the owner of this one. Next project on thepainting scene is going to be a fisherman- for my Uncle Graeme who is wanting me to paint him something. Really need to get onto this one!

Finished at last- I think

Finished at last- I think
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