Sunday, January 07, 2018

Just when I thought!

It is time once more for the Girls in the Christmas Card club to show out makes  and just when I thought I had safely seen the back of L'th in his hot air balloon  Margaret has set the theme for #1 of Gnomes , Pixies or Elves!!!!!

No need to look in my used christmas card box as I knew nothing would fit the bill so I  had a rummage in my digi files instead and come up with the following.

Card No 1.
I saw this freebie image on Friperies and Butterflies site on  29th Dec and fell in love with it so downloaded it along with another one which just had fairies on it.( I had intended to use on my fairy challenge but ran out of time ). The images are by Beverlie Mason and  I used no 1 and no 4 here.

I printed the fairy one off larger and adhered to a piece of card before distressing around the edges. 
The next one I printed next size down and again adhered to cardstock to make it stronger before distressing the edges. I also used a piercing tool to make a series of holes in the top left corner and used white cotton thread to create the woven effect  I then stacked on top of one another , a happy accident as I had intended to make two cards from them but they were laying on my desk like it and I like the double effect .The ribbon was an oddment on my desk. Backed onto blue glitter card and then I used white glitter card to die cut the iccles using MFT Die-namics 'Fresh cut Grass' I did use loads of Wink of Stella on this card but it is not showing up at all. (I had issues getting the pen to work properly in the first instance.)

Entering this card into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge #265 Winter Wonderland.
Little Red Waggon #425 Winter Wonderland
12 Months Of Christmas #37 A touch of frost (The icicles )
Crafty Calendar # Mythical Creatures. Fairies, Goblins, Pixies.

Card No 2.
Again this is a digi that I bought last year intending to use but getting the Flu early on in December  put paid to much of my crafting plans on my blog. 
 The digi image is by Sheepski Designs and is called 'Gnome for Christmas'. Coloured using my promarkers, silver gel pen and pearlescent chalks.  The  base is snowflake embossed card from Jellybean Crafts. The next layer is a freebie paper from Making Cards Magazine christmas Edition 2015 Festive Family Snowflakes.The green snowflake paper is by First Edition from their pad called 'Jingle All The Way'.  The silver sticker embellishments were various from my stash. 

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Merry Monday #271 Embossing. 
Tuesday Throwdown #373 Silver and/or Gold.
Passion For Promarker #425 Make it digital
Sheepski Designs Challenges #10 Anything goes.

Card No 3.
For this last card I remembered that I had a digi I had won as a prize back in 2014 and only ever used once so  well due  for another outing.  Digi is by Lacy Sunshine called 'Sleepy Holiday Fred Gnome' and coloured using my promarkers, gold gel pen and pearlescent chalks.  I adhered to card (to make it stronger) and then just to make it a bit different I die cut using my Xcut jigsaw die. The base card is made using kraft card and the two design papers are by LOTV from their Krafty Christmas paper pad ( a freebie gift from my daughter).

Entering this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #384 Anything goes/use dies and/or punches.
Dies R Us #88 Anything goes. Must use dies.
CCC Digi Creations #88 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnuts #367 Anything goes/ upcycle or use something old (digi from 2014)

Hope I have fulfilled your criteria Margaret. I was determined to get those gnomes out of my house for good!!


Christine Harrop said...

Three super cards Mrs A. I have the Sheepski image too which I have used on a card for one of my DT's in a couple of weeks. I love the whimsy of the images on your first card and Sleepy Fred is a cutie. Hope all is well. Christne x

dutchess said...

Wow three great cards All on theme ....fabulous the idea of the jigsaw die so clever them all xxxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow! Three super cards for the theme this time Valery, Love them all. Such a great subject with some wonderful and different styles of cards coming out this time. I love the jigsaw piece one, what a fab idea.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Three fantastic cards Valery, well done making three different ones too.

Sue xx

Craftychris said...

Three absolutely fabulous cards! I completely adore the first one - it's magical - but you know I love fairies! Hugs xxxxx

Mac Mable said...

Three special cards, love the woven effect on the first card which is absolutely beautiful x

Rita said...

Love your cards Valery. Like you I could not find anything amongst my stamps, so back to images for me too. Here to a Wonderful 2018. Hugs Rita xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A all your cards are stunning I love them all. I am so sorry you have been poorly I hope you are well on the way back to health now. Take care. Hugs Jackie

scrAPpamondo said...

Three stunning and beautiful cards with your digi Mrs A!! LOVE especially the first one, such amazing image you choose, and such fabulous design with the detail of threaded corner! So creative also the last one with the jigsaw!

Margreet said...

I think you are destined to never get rid of gnomes. Gorgeous cards with great coloring!
xxx Margreet

Darlene said...

What cute card creations!!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us! Be sure to use dies by companies carried at the Dies R Us Store to qualify for the challenge prize. Good Luck and Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Di said...

Great cards my friend! I adore the jigsaw one - I keep forgetting I've got that great die, duh.

Hope that Wink of Stella is behaving better now - I thought I heard the sound of furious rattling coming from your direction earlier!


Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

Well done you Valery overcoming your dread of the Pesky Elf, 3 fabulous cards, great images and designs, I especially love the jigsaw design, but love them all really, Kate x

Darnell said...

You have more than fulfilled the brief, Anne! All three images are beautifully colored/showcased and given lots of attention to detail! You know, I slapped myself in the forhead when I saw your jigsaw one ~ I have a similar die on NBUS Mt. (bought to make cards for my puzzle-loving sister) and seeing your card was like an epiphany! Thank you!! And now I will chant with you, nomorelves, nomoreganomes, nomorfairies, nomorelves, nomor... Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

Oh my - THREE gnome and fairy cards. You've got a good start on your 2018 Christmas stash. I really love what you've done on each digi image to make these images your very own, with the special & imaginative touches you've done on each image. The papers are so pretty, the images are cute, but it's what you've done on the treatment for each - that really made each card just shine. I especially like the corner of #1. And creating the puzzle, well, that is just so unique! Well done! TFS & Hugs. Happy New Year.

Heather said...

Pretty cards. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week for our Winter Wonderland theme.

Aquarius said...

Great cards featuring fairies/elves even if they do seem to be haunting you!!

Cara said...

Three great cards. I know what you mean about running out of time, I ran out of time to play along with the gnomes etc. Must pull my socks up for the butterfly challenges this year x

Kathleen said...

Three super cards, great images and designs, especially like the first one, the colours and images are really super.
Missed the departure of my little friend, Hot Air Balloon, hope he wasn't caught in all the wild weather you were having here, could have been blown anywhere and to be honest I did see some strange airborne item flying around the Caribbean and The Grandsons were a tad worried so I told them that Santa's sleigh had broken down so it was probably one of his elves delivering the pressies.
Hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Kath x

KandA said...

Three wonderful cards Mrs A, especially love the image on the first one and super jigsaw die on the last xx

MagsB said...

Three fabulous cards, Mrs A - and as usual your colouring is gorgeous!

love Mags B x

Carol said...

Happy New Year Val. Apologies for not being around the last two months, hoping to do better this year.
What a super trio of cards to start of this years stash, love the jigsaw die. Carol x

Mia said...

Your cards are fantastic, Valery. I ADORE the first one, because I LOVE fairies. Hugs, my friend.

Createology said...

Fun Fabulous Cards Dear. You are very Creative. Blessings for 2018...<3

Megan J said...

Hi Mrs A., three wonderful Christmas cards to start of your stash for the year and they are all so different, love the first card with the fairies decorating the snowman... sound very cooling to me, 33C and barely a cloud outside.... Have a wonderful week... Megan

scrappymo! said...

You did so well to get three cards made! You have a great start on 2018 cards.

My favourite is the first. i love the ethereal look of the image and your design. Made me feel like jumping into the image and helping along!

Marie said...

Fabby looking creations. Thanks for joining our digital challenge over at PFP.
Love n hugs

Veerle said...

Wonderful cards ValeryAnne.
Hugs Veerle x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what brilliantly created cards.
I love all 3 of these gorgeous creations.
They are so wonderfully created.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous cards Mrs A, lovely coloring and designs! Happy New Year!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Ella's Design said...

3 fab Christmas cards with a difference, ValeryAnne! Especially like the jigsaw die cut...clever! Thanks for playing along with our 'Make it Digital' challenge at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Valery
Fabulous cards... love the gnomes...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Joan said...

Fab cards Valery

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Mrs A!!! please go and join in my challenge with them on Crafty Calendar!!! lol https// huggles Sue xxxx

aussie aNNie said...

Fantastic card designs, love this. Thanks for your comments while I was absent..[aNNie]

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

Melissa Czapor said...

Love your cards!! Thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog.
Melissa, SheepSki DT

Heike Koch said...

love this image,great card :)
thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
DT heike 🙂

Liz said...

Three lovely cards, you HAVE been busy, Mrs A! Good luck in the Crafty Calendar Challenge. xx

Ellen said...

Lovely card for the challenge at The Crazy Challenge. Thanks for joining us.

groetjes, Ellen

Barbara said...

Stunning cards! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

Beverley said...

Great collection of cards. I love jigsaw die. Thanks for joining in this months 'Mythical Creatures' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x

Julie Odil said...

Such fun cards! Thanks for linking up with us at the 12 Months of Christmas! Julie, DT member