Good Morning to you all! I nearly forgot it was time to post this challenge. It has already been another two weeks, and we are back with a new challenge for you all. This week we are doing
Die cuts and Lace
Tons of lovely dies and punches out there that you can use for this challenge and I bet there is almost as many different styles of lace as well. I've gone for a fabric one but you might like a paper one. What do I know? :)
As usually we have a lovely bunch of sponsors that support us this time as well. Be sure to pop by and give them your support. Where would we be without them?
Fred She Said - $20 Gift Certificate
Teddy Bo - Teddy Bo Trio
Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi sets of the Winner's Choice
With all this said I might show you a card for inspiration as well. Don't freak out now, but I have made a Christmas card. I know we're getting close to summer and all that but I totally fell in love with this image from Crafts and Me and knew I just had to make a card with it. Sometimes you can't help yourself, can you? LoL This wonderful image is called "Gift of Winter".
I have used lots of snowflakes that are punched out by my sons that believes punching is a way of life. They would probably do it for hours if I let them, but being three and four years old I think they should be out and play as well. That is so I can get left alone and keep doing my crafting. ;) The swirls are from a Marianne die, and the sentiment circle is made with two different spellbinders. Before I forgot, the sentiment is from LOTV, but I had to retype it as it didn't fit the style of the card, and it was kind of too small in it's original form, but I felt it was as made for this card so here it is. I have used a left over paper piece to "stamp" the snow flakes on the sentiment circle with Faded jeans distress ink. Suddenly my snow flake stamps had gone for a walk and still hasn't shown up. Hopefully they will be back in time for the rest of my Christmas cards.
I have covered my swirls with diamond dust and the snow flakes are cut in silver mirri board and silver card. All of them has pale blue pearls on them. The swirl stamps are from Whiff of Joy and to have even more bling and swirls I cut up one of the chrystal swirls from Prima. Still lots left to use for another card. Sneaky me! Lace is from Wild Orchid, the pearls from BunnyZoe. And the designer papers are from Bearly Mine's "Christmas Wonderland" and "Christmas Fun" (The lower one)
OK, I better let you go now, I talk waaay tooo much even here in my blog. Never knows when it's time to keep quiet. I hope you enjoy your crafting and pop on over to the Bearly Mine Challenge blog to see what my teamies has been up to.
Love n hugs for you allMarie
Challenges for this card
Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing (All the swirl around the image is heat embossed in silver)
Stamps r us - Going digital (Both my image and the DP are digis)
There she goes - Easel cards (Just what I have done! :) )
Papertake Weekly - Pale Pretty Pastels (Hope my icy colours count as that)