Thursday, 22 November 2012

Christmas Shaker Card


Hi there my sweets and for those of you in America celebrating Thanksgiving this week : "Happy Turkey Day!" 

This week's theme at Mo's Digital Pencil Too is:

Don't be SQUARE!,

meaningly "try to make a card or project other than our usual square type". This was not quite comfortable for me as I'm too lazy to cut out different shapes and bother racking my brains on how to pt them together, I prefer cutting straight lines. Plus, since I replaced my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug I cannot cut larger Go Kreate dies :(. Big mistake buying the Cuttlebug too:(
So, I cut with my scissors the largest shapes on this one, a quite tedious thing to do. Still, I think it's a lovely card, I'm quite fond of this new little girl from Mo's Ragged Collection ( you can find it here in Mo's store)and I like how the shaker part turned out too:



In order to create the window I used a Poppystamps window die; cut two of these and I mounted the front one on pads with acetate sheets underneath. Then I filled in with some sandy glitter. The window is a bit blurry, not too much, just perfect to create the idea of frosted windows. Here's a pic with  a colorful image  behind the card:


And here is a pic when folded:




Recipe:
Image: Mo Manning- Ragged Maggie
DP: Vintage Christmas - digital from Jessica Sprague, cardboard/stash
Die-cuts: Grand Arched Window/Poppystamps and shutters/Poppystamps, Memory Box- Holly Flourish, Go Kreate- labels 8, nestabilities- scalopped ovals
Embellishments: flowers from WOC, charms and other embellies from stash
Misc: glitter, stickles, Twinklets and polar white flowersoft
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps

Some challenges for my card:
Delightful Challenges -Red & green, Dutch Dare Card Challenge -Fancy folds, Crafty Creations - Christmas Is Coming, Ruby's Rainbow - Shaped cards, Whimsy Inspiration -Traditional Christmas colors, Craft Room Challenge -Punches & Die Cuts , Crazy Amigo Challenge -  Colours Of Winter, Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -Winter, Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Winter Holiday, Papelitos Stamps Anything Goes, Try It On Tuesday -Christmas Sparkle, Crafty Bloggers Network-Christmas Anything Goes,


That's it from me today! Now... please make sure you take a minute to  pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to check out the gorgeous projects created by my lovely and talented DT sisters! Then, please join the fun this week at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Just remember to use one (or more) of Mo Manning's images (you can find them in Mo's online store HERE).  Don't forget: Mo is giving away one $5.00 voucher at her online stores for every 25 entries! (selected by Random.Org, of course), so why not take a plunge?


Thank you everyone for your kind words and for visiting my blog! It's great to hear from you!
Hugs,


33 comments:

Boxofcolours said...

Fantastic card Iulia, I always love your attention to detail - beautiful work.
Hugs
Jane

Frouwke said...

Beautiful card, really!
grts
frouwke

Sharon said...

This is lovely. Gorgeous image and love the layout. So many beautiful details.
Hugs Sharon. x

Mojca said...

Oh this is so pretty Julia. Gorgeous colours and I love the image, such a sweet one. hugs! Mojca

kanda said...

Oh this is just so beautiful. Stunning design and perfect images and embellishments xx

cuilliesocks said...

This is adorable Julia, a lovely lovely image and your card shape is so different. Love all your colours, kate x

Fabiola said...

c'est trop trop troooop jolie! biz

Molecraft said...

Such a beautiful creation and so many gorgeous details!
Helen x

Dobra said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the image and the colouring is yet again fabulous.

Sherri said...

There aren't enough words to tell you how beautiful this is. I absolutely love it!

Colinda said...

Stunning card!! You've created a perfect scene with the window with the snow behind it! Have a great day, Colinda

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the frosty window!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Basslady said...

wow! your card is so adorable!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Elaine said...

Hello Julia this is so beautiful I have this image you have given me such inspiration . I also love the shape of this card , well done such beautiful work hugs Elaine

Tracy Boobaloo said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the shape and the window element is brilliant and works fantastically.

Thank you for joining us at Whimsy for our Traditional Christmas Colours Challenge.

Tracy
Digital Design Team.

zandra said...

What a beautiful card love it the colouring is great and the colour combo. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge, unfortunately we cannot consider it in our prize draw because it is linked to too many challenges. We only allow 5 including ours. Thank you for joining us and hope to see you in the next challenge.
Hugz, Z

linnzan said...

Amazing card!
Love the window and the pretty stamp!
/Linn

Joann Burton said...

This is lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card!! I just love your scene and design!! Adorable!! Thanks for joining the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge this week!
blessings,
Chris

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card Iulia. Love the window, it looks so real and the image is so cute. Gorgoeus coloring and flowers. Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

* Shaz * said...

Wow!! a stunning card
Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our *Shaped Cards * challenge
Hugs Shaz x

Evil Edna said...

Beautiful card thank you for sharing it with us - we will be unable to enter you into our prize give away as we ask for you to enter 5 challenges only.EE

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful card, lovely details!
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Diecuts and punches Challenge,
good luck;-))m

Debbie said...

I am in awe of your talent!!! your creativity just blows me away. This is just gorgeous.

Hugs
Debbie

Mau xx said...

This is amazing, You never fail to create master pieces. I have just coloured this adorable image myself, she is wonderful. Love the window :)
Sorry been MIA of late, but now had a good browse and love every single card...Especially the
"Joy to the world"
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Judy said...

What a fabulous idea for a shaker card, and as always the image is colored beautifully.

xo
Judy

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow this is really GORGEOUS!!! Totally love how you have used this wonderful window and how it looks when it's closed.

Thanks for joining us as Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

PS unfortunately you have entered too many challenges to be eligible with this entry for the prize but you still have time to join again.

Franz♥ said...

Oh Iulia! Your work is even more wonderful than usual with this original shape! Mmmmmm LOVE IT!

Hugs, Franz.

Maria said...

Wow, what a stunning card! Such beautiful details and a great way to use your die cuts. Thanks for joining in with our Die Cuts & Punches theme.

Maria, Craft-Room Challenge DT

Christina C. said...

This image is so darn precious....love, love, love it! Outstanding job coloring and showcasing her. Beautiful, beautiful details!

Lindsey said...

Wonderful easel card! Love your colouring, too. Thanks for joining in the Christmas fun at Crafty Creations Challenges!

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Stunning card, Julia. I love all the embellishments and the image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenges.
Lisa

debby4000 said...

Wow this is stunning.
luv
Debby

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