Saturday 3 December 2022

Allsorts Challenge #705

Good morning everyone, it's Saturday so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. This week Lynn has chosen the theme and it is

*** It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas ***

So if you haven't finished your Christmas cards yet (has anyone??), now's the time to push on with them and enter for a chance to win one of this week's 2 great prizes - 2 sets of Card-io stamps.


Here's what I made this week.

I am currently going through a phase of either trying new techniques or revisiting old ones and some rarely (or in some cases never) used stash. I really like White On White (WoW) cards but haven't made one for a long time; however I have seen a few recently and that inspired me to have a root in my stash to see what I could find in the way of suitable dies and embossing folders.

My start point was a 6" square panel embossed with a Crafter's Companion frame embossing folder - I've had this for years and am ashamed to say I don't think I've ever used it before! I then built up a little scene with die cut trees, cute reindeer (another one that has been hiding in my box since the day he was bought!!) and snowflakes plus a large "statement" greeting, all cut from a mixture of white pearlescent card and glitter card. I also embossed my pearlescent white tree to make it look as if snow was falling on it. When the scene was assembled I dotted around some white Posca pen "snowflakes", and edged the panel with silver Posca pen before matting directly onto my card blank.

I do find WoW cards very difficult to photograph - in real life this one is bright white and very sparkly!! Here is an angled pic ...

Stamps: None
Media: None
Papers: Crafter's Companion Centura Pearl card - Snow White with a hint of silver; white glitter card;
Tools: Dies - Tattered Lace "Cute Reindeer", Marianne Design "Christmas Fir Tree", Joy! Crafts "Winter Wishes" (small snowflakes), Tattered Lace "Merry Christmas"; Embossing folders - Crafter's Companion "Festive Frame"; Cuttlebug "Snowflakes".

Challenges I would like to enter:

Creative Knockouts #481 - Winter Wonderland
Double Trouble #127 - Kaleidoscope of Colour
(I have also used the Twisted Sister option - predominantly white)
Fab ‘n’ Funky #562 - Die Cuts  and Embossing Only (No Stamped Image) - TOP 3
Little Red Wagon #682 Glitz, Glitter, Gleam, Glow!
Simon Says (Monday) - Freezing Cold Moodboard
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Winter Wonderland
Word Art Wednesday #571/572 - Anything Goes (5th entry)

Hope you can join us this week, and I look forward to seeing your entries. Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see more fab inspiration from the rest of the team. Thanks for visiting.


Sarn said...

A super WoW Christmas card. Your scene is love and the statement sentiment is perfect xxx

Lisa said...

Gorgeous white on white die cuts for your super cute scene. There is a fallidays challenge on that is white on white that you could enter this card for those prizes.

Ellibelle said...

You did an amazing job with this all white card, it turned out so beautifully with the layered die cuts and embossing! The glitter card is a wonderful addition to make it sparkle! Great idea to add embossing to the die cut trees too. A truly creative and stunning card, Pauline and glad you finally got to use some of your never before used stash!

Linby said...

I love this wow card and the addition of the glitter card really makes it pop. Love that little deer too.

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Colorful Options!
Diane CO DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Colorful Options}

JanR said...

White on white cards are always so classy! I especially love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Mervi said...

Super cool white on white card, beautiful;-))m

Dena J said...

Stunning and elegant white on white creation, Pauline!!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous WOW card Pauline. Love the embossing and all the pretty dies and details
Lorraine x

brenda said...

All behind as been away a couple of days so just catching up, lovely W on W creation.

B x

Makira said...

Love your use of layers! Your embossing folder is perfect for this challenge. Thank you for playing with us at the Colorful Options Challenge. Good luck! Cheers, Makira 🎄🎄🎄

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely design Pauline, I always find WoW cards so difficult but your glitter and pearlescent combo looks amazing.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Wow, what a fantastic Winter White card... I too have problem with photographing white. I can tell you had a lot of fun with your dies and embossing folder... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Colorful Options. Come back again so much flexibility for the month of December choices of themes and colors.

Mrs.B said...

A lovely design Pauline, I love WoW, always look stunning.
Avril x

Ginny Maxam said...

Such a elegant Cheerful card! I love the dimensional effect. I finished my c ards, Now I have to address and mail. Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

Kellianne said...

Sparkly cards are always hard to catch in pictures. But in person they give a serious wow factor! Your card is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Corrie Herriman said...

Such a gorgeous card ! Thank you for joining our December challenge at Country View Challenges ! Corrie x

Donna Scholz said...

Pauline, WOW is right... your card is gorgeous! So many wonderful details that make you look again and again!! Thank you so much for sharing your card and talents with us at Double Trouble for our "White" challenge!!! -Donna

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the white on white design, it all looks so elegant 😊. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs Jo x

Ginny said...

simply gorgeous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Melanie R said...

Beautiful, just beautiful, Pauline! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #127.