Tuesday, 6 December 2011

By The Cute and Girly- Let It Snow

It's been ages since I last posted!! Things are hectic here and I just haven't had the time to blog.
The challenge this month at By The Cute and Girly is "Let It Snow". Another easy challenge this month that I'm sure you could all join in with :)
As well as our two regular sponsors- Simon Says Stamp and Joanna Sheen, we have a new sponsor this month- The Paper Shelter, who gave the design team some images to work with for this months challenge. If you haven't checked out The Paper Shelter, where have you been?? Their images are sooo sweet and they also do coloured versions for those times when you need to make a quick card.
For both of my cards this month, I used images from The Paper Shelter. I really wanted to use the other images that the design team got as well, but as usual I ran out of time, but I think I might just have to use them before the challenge ends because they are really cute.

My first card uses Warm In The Winter- this one is so cute :)

The papers I used on this one were just scraps, so I have no idea who makes them.
The snowflakes are cut with a Sizzix die from mountboard and then covered with Fuchsia German chunky glass glitter from Meyer Imports. This glitter is so sparkly! Before I used German glass glitter, I had never seen glitter as sparkly as this, it's really pretty and just perfect for Christmas projects.
Meyer Imports sell loads of different colours of this glass glitter and in 4 grit sizes, ranging from super fine to super chunky.
I used two different ribbons from my stash and just tied them together- just noticed that it looks a bit loose in this pic, I have now fixed that and it no longer droops! lol
 I coloured the image as usual with Promarkers and added some flower soft to the snow and some of the glass glitter on her hat.

My next card uses the Snowman from The Paper Shelter

I think I kinda went a bit overboard with the glitter on this one! lol
The snowman is coloured with Promarkers and covered in stickles. I also used a Sakura gelly roll pen for the band on his hat, it's really sparkly in real life.
The papers are by My Minds Eye, flower from Crafty Emma's Store, which I covered in stickles, the big snowflake which is also covered in stickles was cut with a Marianne designs die, and the smaller one which you can hardly see but it is on top of the big one, is a Woodware punch, and finally I used some white satin ribbon and a little star from my stash.


I hope you will join in with this months challenge, it's lovely to see my followers playing along :)
Also we are having a dt call over at By The Cute and Girly which runs till the 14th of December.
My design team girls are all really friendly and we love  having a chat on the dt blog, so it's a nice team to be a part of. I am not just looking for people with experience of being on design team, anyone is welcome to apply and will have the same chance as people with experience. What I am looking for is people who are enthusiastic, friendly and love to craft :)
the challenge is monthly, so you have the whole month to make 2 projects, and you can do any craft you like, from card making to baking, as long as it's something you made yourself and it follows the challenge theme.
We sometimes get images/products from sponsors which you can use if you like too :)
So if you are interested in joining a friendly fun design team, hop over to the challenge blog and check out the details.

Thanks for stopping by


Ellie said...

These are both gorgeous Lora. Love the images you used and I love the sparkles!! Great design on both! Hope things slow down for you, it's a very busy time for me too! Must be the season.

Juls said...

such cute cards, I love all the texture that you have on them! Hugs juls

Amy Johnson said...

Such sweet Xmas Cards!

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cards Lora.

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