Monday, 16 November 2015

Winter birthday

   At Crafty Cardmakers and More a new challenge begins today the theme of which is winter birthdays.
   I wanted my image to appear through a doorway. I began by cutting an aperture in orange core'dinations cardstock using a Spellbinders arched windows one die. I then embossed the central panel using a Darice brick wall embossing folder. I rubbed over the bricks with distress ink and then used a white pencil to enhance the 'mortar'.
   I coloured the Lacy Sunshine image called Emily - winter wonderland using Promarkers and then matted it behind the aperture. I then matted the whole onto white card.
   The ivy was created using Tattered Lace's Charisma Ivy CD ROM and die. and was adhered to the card using glue gel. The lettering was cut using a mini Tattered Lace die and then separated before gluing individually around the arch.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Without Words - winter birthday
   Crafty Catz - girls only
   Digi Designs - 3 in a row (die cut, digi image, hand colouring)
   The Ribbon Girl - anything goes
   Glitter n Sparkle - add a die cut
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Inspiration Destination - anything goes
   Wags 'n Whiskers - embossing
   Crafty Girlz - anything goes/wintry
   Sweet Stampin - wrap up warm
   Lacy Sunshine - tic tac toe (hand coloured image, die cut, use a digi)
   Through the Purple Heart - baby it's cold outside but warm inside
   Creative Moments - anything goes with winter birthday
   Color Your World - anything goes


  1. She's lovely, and the brickwork in the background is just perfect!

  2. Wow, that Ivy looks alive! Gorgeous job on this fabulous scene. Love the image. Thanks so much for joining in our 'Wrap Up Warm' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. So glad you joined in the fun with us this week and look forward to seeing you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x SS DT

  3. Great Winter Birthday card! Lovely coloring and construction!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  4. Lovely scene you created here Mary. Your image is beautifully coloured.

  5. Beautiful card Mary love the sweet image.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  6. Gorgeous card, pretty image and I love the sweet ivy....
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  7. Oh this is just lovely. Love the door idea. Unfortunately you have exceeded the maximum of 10 challenges that we allow at TTPH so sadly we cannot consider your beautiful card for our winner/Top 3. Thanks for joining us at TTPH this time though. Hope to see you again next time.
    Dawn DT

  8. Love this. Like your lay-out. Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining our challenge " tic, tac, toe " on Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

    DT Lacy Sunshine

  9. Gorgeous card... Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi designs challenge.
    Wendy xx

  10. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.
    Fiona DT x

  11. What a lovely bright card for a birthday Mary xx

  12. A lovely card with a sweet image. Thank you for sharing at Creative Moments. Rebecca x

  13. A delightful card, love the embossed background too. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girlz Challenges this month. Hope to see you again soon.