Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Crafting for all Seasons Texture Challenge #13

Our new challenge is Texture which gives us lots of options and we have two sponsors who generously gave the DT some images to play with.

The Paper Shelter have gorgeous cute digi images and lovely digi papers and we were spoilt for choice which to choose. I decided on Cute Dressmaker and used papers from the Pepe in Love set. They have a $20 Gift card for one lucky winner.

A while ago I bought some curtain swatches and I  used a piece of one on my card which matched the papers perfectly. The Tim Holtz stamp was ideal for creating a sewing pattern envelope, and I stamped some cotton reels and wrapped each with different coloured thread. I made a net skirt for the mannequin button, added a few buttons, lace, tape measure ribbon, a sewing machine button and brass scissors. Even though this is a cute image it still lent itself to this vintage treatment which coordinated nicely with the papers.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes - Buttons, Free, Sentiment

Our second sponsor is Meljen's Designs which is owned by Melissa Jenkins who illustrates whimsical images and  is offering a choice of four digi images to another lucky winner. I chose to use the singing snowmen.

The background was created using snowflake stamps which were embossed with white embossing powder for a resist technique. It was coloured using broken china distress ink. I embossed a piece of builders scrim  and topped it with some chiffon ribbon. The image was coloured using promarkers and broken china distress ink. The fur on the snowmen's hats and the snow flakes were covered in white flower soft, buttons and beads were added to two of the snowmen. The mat for the image was dry embossed with swiss dots. Metal corners and embellishments were added to complete the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Monochromatic Humourous the music move you a charm Christmas


  1. Both of your cards are so very wonderfull. xx Bianca

  2. Such beautiful cards hun...and love the gorgeous colours too...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  3. I adore the colours on both your cards, fab!

  4. Two gorgeous cards Joanie, I love all the detail on the first one.

  5. Joanie, your Singing Snowmen image looks fabulous on this wonderful snowy Christmas card. Love that embossed snowflake background too. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Digi team's Let the Music Move You challenge. ~ Rose

  6. Such sweet cards! I love the selection of charms you've used! Thank you for playing at Cutie Pies Woo x

  7. Gorgeous creations, thanks for sharing with us at CYP, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  8. These are both gorgeous, fabulous designs and lovely details, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie, hope to see you again, Karenx

  9. Great card, love the stamps and colouring :)
    Thanks for playing along and sharing the humour at TPV this week :)

  10. Wow, these are fantastic! So many lovely Details - great job!

    Thanks so much for joining us at SAM.

    Hugs, Kiki

  11. Hi sweetie! So awesome to have you with us at Crafts and Me this week with such a beautiful card. Hugs...Mona

  12. What lovely embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's and don't forget to join us on Monday for our brand new challenge,
    H xx