Monday, December 10, 2012

TRR Challenge #43 'Nordic Noel'

Welcome friends to another fun fortnightly challenge!  It's Helen's turn to host this week.

Helen has chosen this beautiful Christmas photo .....

and ask that you create a card / project using the colours

Here is my card.....

This was such a fun challenge and I knew straight away to dig out my WMS stamps! The holiday ornaments set had a nordic feel to it so it was perfect. 

I started with the Cosmo Cricket paper as my background.  The kraft cardstock has been embossed and a little white ink added to the raised pattern to highlight the design (this folder is one of the new additions to my stash, how I've gone for so long with out embossing folders I don't know!).  I layered a piece of red gingham fabric over the top of the embossing and lightly frayed the edges.  I would ideally have liked to stitch the fabric to the cardstock but my sewing machine has been pushed to the back of the cupboard in search of our Christmas decorations. 

I thought the woven burlap would look great with the colour scheme so added a little snippet to the top and bottom of the card, pulling out the edge slightly, before overlaying some natural button twine.  And not forgetting my little gingham bow to top the ornament.   

I inked up the reindeer holiday ornament stamp with PTI Snow White Ink (love this ink!) and cut out with the matching nestie.  I added a little detail using a few dots of Stickles.  I wanted to add some felt on my card somewhere so cut out a small heart by hand and added a button to the top. 

I haven't had time to make many Christmas cards this year.  I struggle every year and always have the intention to start earlier the following year, but life carries on and it never happens.  Anyway, I know exactly who I want to have this pretty card, I'm sure they'll love it!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's festive creations, and say hi to our newest team members!

Supplies used:
Cardstock - CC Tea for Two from The Ribbon Reel, Kraft Card
Stamps - 2011 Holiday Ornaments from Waltzingmouse Stamps
Other - Sizzix Embossing Folder, PTI Snow White Ink, Red Felt, Red Gingham Fabric and Red Button all from stash



~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness, I gasped when I saw your card! I love the WMS sets you used here. You are such an enabler! The gingham backing is perfect and the twine oh my and the pom pom trim! LOVE!

Helen said...

Keilly this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love, Love, Love the kraft and white ornament, gingham, twine & pom pom trim and sweet felt heart - well, absolutely ALL of it :)). Who wouldn't love this! x x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

ooh I absolutely adore this, my favourite colours for Christmas x