Thursday, 27 December 2012

It's snow time

Hi all,

Thank you for stopping by today.

Today, I thought I would share with you a card I made with the theme 'snow'. The topper is from the La Pashe Cd Rom, CD 1 of the Big Pair of 2012. I matted and layered this onto a dark blue card stock and then matted and layered these onto a silver mirri card. I used Deco Art Glistening Snow Writer for the snow effect. I have had this in my stash for years and never used it!!

I took an A4 piece of white card and made this into an easel card. I used some blue snowy backing paper from the Magical Christmas Moments CD Rom from Cupcakecrafting and matted this onto dark blue and then onto silver mirri as before.

 

 
I made a box using the same backing paper but this time printed onto card to make it more sturdy. I used my Hougie Board to help score the lines to make the box. I cut out an opening in the top and covered this with acetate so that the liquorice toffee sweets inside were revealed. I stuck all the sides down with red liner tape so that I could not get in to eat the sweets!! LOL!




I printed a sentiment  - 'It's snow time' using my computer and printer and foiled this using my hot foil machine. (This reminds me of Nicky Byrne when he danced on Strictly Come Dancing disguised as the Mask - "It's Show time".) This was then matted and layered onto the blue card and then onto the silver mirri so that it all matched. I tied a bow using silver ribbon which I have also had in my stash for ages and fixed this onto the top left hand corner using silicone glue. I cut out some snow flakes from silver mirri using my Big Shot machine and placed these on the sentiment and the topper. And that was it.



I hope the sweets remain in the box as long as the ribbon and Snow Writer have been in my stash - no I don't think so. Although Weightwatchers are trying to do their bit, I received a letter from them this morning inviting me to join their meetings. No, I don't think that's going to happen either!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Emma's Challenge - Let it Snow - http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/emmas-crafty-challenge.html
The Little Red Wagon Challenge  No. 165 - Boxing Day - include a box or square http://lilredwagon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-165-boxing-day.html
Divas by design No. 66 - Anything Goes http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-66-anything-goes.html
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/anything-goes-challenge-and-winner.html
Here Come The Boys No. 42 - Anything Goes http://herecometheboysblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-42-anything-goes-xmas-candy.html
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes - http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/
GlitternSparkle No. 12 - Christmas/New Year http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-12.html
Creative Craft World Challenge - Anything Goes http://creativecraftworld.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/our-decemberjanuary-mini-challenge.html
My Time To Craft No. 202 - Animals in the Snow - http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/challenge-202-animals-in-snow.html

42 comments:

Rebekah said...

This is fab work thanks so much for playing at divas this time hugs Rebekah xx

Lexie said...

Wow! It has toffees? That makes it absolutely perfect Wendy! Lol.

Beautiful gift card and really love the shades of blue running through it.
xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Rebekah for your lovely comments. xx

Angel-23 said...

Such a beautiful gift, beautiful colours. I'd have to use the tape liner to secure them in also because if not they wouldn't be in there for long lol.
Hugs Rachael :) xx

Zoe said...

Fabulous gift xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Wendy, thank you for your comments on my blog, I do appreciate them! WOW I love this and full of toffees too. Gorgeous colours and I do love the scenic topper and the beautiful papers.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, just love the image & the idea for toffees is great!

Thank you for sharing with us over at My Time To Craft, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Avril Ann said...

Wendy what a stunning card, I love it, pass the sweets please, LOL....thank you for playing along with us at Emma's Crafty Challenge, this month, good luck hun xxxx

Mojca said...

such gorgeous work. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys. hugs! MOjca

KraftyKoolKat said...

I adore his box it is awesome.

I spotted you over at MIM and thought I would come for a closer look and I am glad that I did.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Lise Cooke said...

wow what a stunning Gift Card. A gorgeous image and shape card. Love the colour theme, STUNNING xxx

Andree said...

How fabulous Wendy, a beautiful card AND sweets!

craftygranny said...

Wow that is gorgeous , Lovely colours too. Thanks for joining us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

Wendy H said...

Thank you Lexie. I chose the toffees because they were the only sweets that matched. Can't see them being there long though. Lol!! Wendy xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Angel, girl after my own heart!! xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Zoe. xx

Wendy H said...

You're welcome Linda and thank you for your comments. I welcome your feedback. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you for your comments, Shell. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Avril. Sorry but no can do. The toffees are mine!! Lol. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Mojca. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you for popping across Cathy, you're always welcome.I think, if I recall correctly, I visited your blog recently too through MIM. Good luck with the challenge. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Lise. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Andree. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Trisha. xx

Abbie721 said...

Hi Wendy, what a stunning card, love the design and fabulous image. Great colors. Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Abbie DT xx

MiniOwner said...

Oh wow! This is amazing! Well done and thank you for joining in with us at CCW.
Sue x

Sandy said...

A lovely treat!! Love the fab winter scene and the little box with the toffees. A delightful gift.
Thanks for linking up with MIM this time.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Hugs.
Sandy

susibee said...

This is such a lovely gift idea, thanks for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.

Wendy H said...

Thank you Abbie, xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Sue. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Sandy. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Susi. xx

Denise said...

Stunning work Wendy x

Wendy H said...

Thank you Denise. xx

Joanne said...

Your design is beautiful! I love how you incorporated the box of toffee with your card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Wendy H said...

Thank you Joanne. xx

Deanna said...

Very Kewl card!
Thx for playing with LRW.
Dee - DT

Wendy H said...

Thank you Deanna. xx

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

What a stunning card/gift Wendy! After all the hard work making it....you deserve the toffees :) That's what I would be telling myself. lol Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World. Sarah M. xx

fatmonica said...

This is a beautiful piece of work.Love it!

Wendy H said...

Thank you Monica. xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you for your comments, everyone.xx