Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Showcase your Christmas image

Good afternoon fellow bloggers and visitors.

I hope your week is going well so far. It's Been an ok week for me , my friends here and he's bought his dog so I've got there cats and a dog here so just a bit hectic. Plus been in more pain than usual but apart from that all is going well.

Thank you all for your comments on my previous posts. You are all so kind and I promise ill do a blog hop layer today to view your blogs. I can't keep away for too long I miss it too much lol.

This project I made on Monday but haven't had time to post it until now. It's a Christmas themed project and a great way to showcase your coloured images or any gorgeous toppers you want to put on full view. The topper itself stands up on its own by inserting it into a a kind of box made especially to keep it standing upright.

Front side of the Project :

Other side of project;

I made the project base by following the tutorial from this website: Free standing image Tutorial.

It's a beautiful project and easy to make. It also folds flat for easy storage or to insert into an envelope to post for Christmas. It's unique and different.

Side view:

Materials used:

Once again hunkydory plain card stock for base of projects.

Lace which I've had in my stash now for over 7 months which I'd just found whilst looking and cleaning my craft stock.

Topper from hunkydory Christmas kit

The image I coloured in using my pro markers was from a company called Inky Impressions which I won from being a winner for a challenge.

Sentiments from the same hunkydory kit

Borders from my stash - Christmas themed then punched with my X Cut punch

Gold mirrored flower buds from Kanban which were die cut and to quill them around a quilling tool to create a flower bud

Ribbon from last year which again I found during my clear out.

Sakura gold glitter pen for my digi image

Flower soft snow drift for the snow on my digi image.

Snowflake die cuts from spellbinders

Foliage die cut from Joy dies

Close up:

The project folded down to post or easy storage:

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges :

Pin and tack challengesanything goes

crafty calander challenge - Wrap up for winter

Crafty hazelnuts christmas challenge - Christmas - use something 6 mths old

Krafty hands challenges - Christmas

little claires designs challenges - Christmas

Paper creator Crafts Blog - All about Christmas

The squirrel and the fox challenges - Anything goes

Paper play time challenges - Anything goes

Bearly mine Challenges - Snowflakes

High hopes stamps challenges - Non traditional Christmas colours

Lady Bugs Challenges - Snowflakes

Our daily bread design blog - Thanksgiving or Christmas
papelitosstamps challenges - Anything goes

Craftdoor magazine challenges - Anything goes
Tuedsay Taggers - Christmas sparkles
Tuesday Alchemy challenges - Anything but a card

Creative Craft Challenges - Bingo: Lace , Stamp and pastels

Hope you all have a lovely rest of the week.  I will keep popping back when time allows me.
Take care everyone
Crafty Hugs


Crafty Lark said...

Love this project, how very clever, I expect you have been overdoing things so hopefully you will start to feel a bit better soon. You have put so much lovely detail into this, I have been copying things into word so that I can see the detail better, I do wonder which bit of me FM will pick on next. Sending crafty hugs. xx Flora

Corrinne Quinn said...

Stunning - Adore all of those details :) It's wonderful to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

I invite you to share your creativity with me at the Anything Goes challenge here:

Lots of crafty joy,

Jenny L said...

Hi Sharon,
stunning card as always. If there was an award for unusual cards you would definitely be a winner. You never cease to amaze me how many different style cards you make. The image on this one is fabulous too.
Have you managed to sort out the schedule with my instructions yet?
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Hazel said...

Utterly gorgeous - love the colour combo - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 99 - hope to see you again soon. x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Sharon. I love the design and all the wonderful detailing you have added.

Marie said...

Lovely looking card. Lovely design. Thanks for playing with us over at the Bearly Mine Challenges this "snow flake" week.
Love n hugs

Caroline said...

Sharon this is fabulous love the design and the image is so pretty. Caroline xxx

Penny said...

What a fabulous project, Sharon! Love the design! Love your image & coloring, your papers, the die cuts, the sparkle, and all the wonderful embellies! Thank you for sharing this gem with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Patricia said...

Hello Sharon,
What a brilliant project, a great way to show off images.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my Blog.
Remember you also make fantastic projects. We all have our talents in different forms.
Happy Crafting


Kerry said...

What a fantastic project Sharon...there are so many amazing details. You've colored the image beautifully. Thanks so much for joining in our Snowflake challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sharon, A truly beautiful project today, lovely Christmassy colours and what an ingenious 'put together' card, I will be looking at the tutorial afterwards.
I hope you have a lovely time with your friend, and hope the cats can tolerate his dog ha ha. Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Sharon said...

Great project!! Love the colors and those images! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

tilly's crafts said...

fantastic project Sharon, love all the rich colours. hope you're coping with all the cats and dogs!
Kim x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful project!!Love your colors and design. Thanks for joining the Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light challenge this week!

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.

Gaynor said...

Fabulous project, stunning. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. XxGaynorLCDT

Beth M said...

Great card hun, thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges x

happyglitzygirl said...

Wow, what an amazing project, so many details, gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Lacey Stephens said...

Great project. Thank you for playing along with the High Hopes Challenge - unfortunately, you didn't use a High Hopes stamp so it doesn't qualify for the challenge. The challenge runs through Monday so you still have time if you would like to enter again using a High Hopes Stamp.
High Hopes Lead Desiger

Craftyhugs said...

Thanks Patricia I had a lovely time but very busy and hectic lol. thankyou for your lovely comments and hope all is ok with you. Many hugs and love xxxx

Laney said...

Fabulous project Sharon!!Thanks for joining us at BMC hope to see you again

Paper Panda said...

Fab project! Thanks for joining us over at Kraftyhands, I hope you'll pop back next month.
Mandy x (Kraftyhands DT)

Lisa Jane said...

what a gorgeous card - love the design
Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight
Lisa x