Wednesday, 18 November 2009

How many "Snowflakes" make 11 challenges?

Answer ..... just the one lol!!

I really do love "Snowflake" by Sugar Nellie - I know she isn't one of the latest stamps but she is so pretty ... hadn't inked her up for a little while so I thought I would use her for this week's Sketch Saturday sketch #77.

Now when I first saw the sketch I was a bit flummoxed by the large circles on it .... couldn't quite picture any of my flowers or snowflake dies filling those spots on the card - inspiration just wasn't coming to me. But after rootling around in my Christmas papers, I found a Bo Bunny one with large and small snowflakes in circles ..... and hey! they fitted my nestie circles so I could cut them out perfectly :-) (I actually tried cutting out the paper circles by hand at first, but we'll draw a veil over that lol!) And as luck would have it the colours co-ordinated with another piece of Christmas tree paper (I think it is by MME but am open to correction on that) ... so off I went!

Here's the result ....

I also did my best to make this card tie in to the following challenges, making 11 altogether - yippee!

Secret Crafter #58 - Seasons ... now it is clearly snowing on my card, so at least if you're in the UK you can interpret that as any season of the year lol!!
Crafty Calendar Challenge #2 - Weather. Oops! I forgot the pearls (not like me! ... I LURVE pearls) so it's a good job they're optional lol!
Charisma Cardz #45 - Merry & Bright. As I'm quite a pastel kind of girl I think this card is quite bright anyway, but the sentiment was specifically chosen to tie in with this challenge :-)
Hand Full of Stamps #5 - Getting Ready for the Holidays
Cute Card Thursday #86 - Glitter Me Silly! Well I don't need asking twice when it comes to sprinkling the glamour dust liberally around!! Hope the poor light conditions can pick it out on the snowflakes and "Snowflake's" cosy muffler!
Creative Inspirations #36 - Sparkle!
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #8 - Clear as Day. I used sticky back clear gems on the centres of my snowflakes ... a cop out, I know!
Frosted Designs - Bling It On.
Dutch Dare #64 - Felt like it - I have used Papermania white felt ric rac ribbon across the top of the card.
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #6 - Lotsa Circles - hope this is self explanatory!

Here's a pic to try to show the sparkle a bit more clearly - not easy given the prevailing weather conditions and shockingly poor light levels even in the middle of the day!

Main image: Sugar Nellie "Snowflake" coloured wtih watercolour pencils and white gel pen, and decorated with glamour dust and polar white Flowersoft (bit difficult to see ... I used a different glue from the norm and not much of the Flowersoft stuck!!);
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards "Oh! My Words";
Papers: MME (trees) and Bo Bunny (circles and pink matting);
Supplies: white felt ric rac by Papermania; snowflake brads by Dovecraft;
Tools: small and large circle and scalloped circle nestabilities.

Thanks for looking :-)


Vee said...

Thanks for playing with Charisma this week, your card is just perfect for our Merry & Bright challenge.Good Luck
xx Vee

Pink Dandelion said...

Bloomin' eck, well done on finding the 11 challenges and good luck. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, lovely image perfectly coloured and the circles look fab. You have got to win at least one of the challenges with this one.
Debs x

NGCARDS said...

Wow such a challenge list!
Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations! xxx

pinky said...

Pauline was a bit put off with all those circles myself but you have rocked it girl! Gorgeous card and she is a fav of mine too. Excellent work covering all those challenges, would have lost track at 5 lol.

Helen said...

Gorgoeus card Pauline...such pretty colours!
Helen x

Helen said...

Oops...meant to say thanks for joining us at the SCSC! ;0)
Helen x

Unknown said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous card Pauline! Your colouring is stunning and I love these lovely papers! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

stephanne said...

Awww, she is such a sweet little image to use and what you've done with the papers is perfect, great creation!!
Take Care,

Lisa said...

Hi Pauline, Wow gorgeous card! I also love this image (so sweet!) and the papers are lovely.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

Squirrel x said...

All hail the Queen of Challenges! Wow babe, 11 in one hit, that is seriously impressive. And what a totally gorgeous card hun, Snowflake is just such a poppet, love what you have done with her. Hugs, Squirrel xx

debby4000 said...

She is adorable and so timeless I can see us still using her in years to come.
Wonderful card and I love those papers.

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Very all the circles!

Unknown said...

How cute!!! I LOVE everything about this card!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card love the way you have filled the circles I must admit when I saw that sketch I was put off. Love the image you have used she is just so cute. Thanks for joining us in this months challenge.
Kim xXx


Hi Pauline - Beautiful colouring and such an adorable image. Love the papers, and what a great idea for the circles!
Sylvia xx

Aunty Sue said...

stunning card love the image creative inspirations this week. xx

Uma said...

gorgeous very pretty

Anonymous said...

another cute card hunny love this layout! love the colours you have used too! :0)

Vixykins said...

Hehe rules are rules and it does say you can go the simples route if you like and use something like sticky gems so its fine with me!

Love the image, she's such a sweetie and the colour choice is gorgeous too (You might want to come back for mondays challenge as you might like that one too!)

Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers and good luck!

Unknown said...

brill card hun, thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

Julie Riley said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers. xx