Friday 15 January 2010

CACB DT Card - Challenge 6

Hi everyone, this is my DT card for challenge 6 at Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog and the theme this time is 'Embossing' (either dry or heat)
For this card I decided to use one of my cute Tildas as the main image and I've sat her in one of Ann's fabulous frames. I've used a few of these in various shapes for my cards in the past and this time I chose a circular one, which I printed out twice so I could decoupage the flowers and ribbons.
As the theme was embossing, I couldn't resist using Ann's gorgeous 'embossed dots' papers and I chose 'Tangerine' and Sky Blue' as the colour palette. I also embossed a Nestie with the cuttlebug dots folder, to match the papers and popped this behind the frame.
This image is from Magnolia's Christmas collection, but I thought she looked perfect for a birthday in this colour combo and I've used the sketch from Sketch & Stash challenge 11 (this was always one of my favourites, a lot of my christmas cards used this sketch too!)
The card is finished off with some satin ribbon that I've had for ages and never used before, and some card candy that I've coloured with my Promarkers to match the paper.
I think Ann's wonderful frames are perfect for using with all the little 'cuties' and I can certainly see me doing this a lot in the future.

Card Details:
* Image - Magnolia 'Unwrapped Tilda'
* Frame - Crafty Ann's 'Circular Flowers 1'
* Colouring medium - Promarkers
* Papers - Crafty Ann's 'Embossed Dots' in Tangerine and Sky Blue
* Sentiment - Woodwarer 'Circular Greetings'
* Punch - Martha Stewart 'Doily Lace'
* Nestabilities - Standard Circles
* Everything else from my stash

I do hope you can find time to join in with us again, I love visiting your blogs and seeing what you come up with for these challenges and I couldn't believe how many people managed to join us last time (not counting one person who shall be nameless but managed numerous entries, and all of them were know who you are!)
It's a whole two weeks until the next challenge and the style of your project is completely your choice, oh, and don't forget to pop over and see the other DT cards, they will totally inspire you!

While I'm posting, I'd just like to explain why I haven't been about too much lately. My Mum is very poorly at the moment and I'm finding that I really don't have much inclination for crafting or much time for blogging.
I shall do my best to try to keep up with my DT cards and I'll post as often as possible, but please bear with me if I don't manage to visit as much as usual.


Mandy said...

Hi Chrissie, so sorry to hear about your mum hope she gets better really soon...we'll all still be here if and when you can post something...Lovely all of the embossing and Tilda is adorable..
Mandy xx

Julia Dunnit said...

It's gorgeous Chrissie, colours are really striking. Wishing you the strength of a million to help you and your Mum through this patch. Best wishes.

Ann Whitfield said...

I very much value your efforts and support at this difficult time my friend. Despite it all, the quality of your work is outstanding. This card made me smile as soon as I saw it - I couldn't help but think she had found chocolates in there and was weighing up her chances of keeping them to herself!

Much love to you and your Mum.
Ann x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hi Chrissie your card is fantastic as usual and a great inspiration to us all. I do hope your Mum is on the mend soon. Cathy xxxx

Beryl K said...

Great card Chrissie and I love the layout - don't think I saved this one. So sorry to hear your Mum is poorly, don't worry about blogging we all understand. Thinking of you and I hope she improves
Beryl x

Crystal said...

Chrissie oh my word this is one FANTASTIC layout!!! I lOVE these colors and that sweet image!!!! I hope your mom feels better really soon!!! Hugs~

Riet said...

So beautiful card Chrissie,i love your image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Doreen said...

This is a truely magnificent piece of work, I am really sorry to hear about your Mum xxx

Beryl said...

This is so gorgeous Chrissie. Your little Tilda is adorable and the colours you've chosen so pretty.
Beryl xxxxxxxxxxx