Saturday, 14 May 2011

Jingle Belles and LIM15, revisited ....

.... I've been very happy in my craft room this evening listening to Eurovision!!  But my favourite bit is to come - I love to watch the voting with a large glass of wine in hand.  However, before that, I've another card for this week's challenges at Less Is More - where they want embossing, and Jingle Belles - where we must feature St Nicholas!  And once again, I've combined the two challenges working towards this year's Christmas collection.

This time I stamped the image of St Nicholas directly on my card with Versamark and then heat embossed with detail silver.  Then I dry embossed a Nestie frame - this is the good one - you should see the ones in the bin!!  Then I painted St Nicholas with my twinkling H2Os - he really shimmers.  I added a Christmas sentiment using my stamp-a-ma-jig to get the position correct.  And finally I added some snowflakes.  I know it's a bit "more" than "less", but it looked really bare without the snowflakes.  I've taken a photo and  I may try to replace the photo tomorrow, as the light isn't great!



Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Nutcracker Sweet,  Compliments of the Season
Inks:  Versamark;  Memento - London Fog
Spellbinders:  Labels 20 (S5-026) die #4
H2Os:  Spiced Pumpkin, Chestnut Brown, Green Tea, Solar Gold, Bronze Medallion, Iridescent Red
Accessories:  Detail silver embossing powder, card from stash

And that's all for now.  I'm off to watch the voting for Eurovision - I really enjoyed Blue and would love for them to win!  But I have a feeling that Jedwood are going to win - I actually quite enjoyed their song!!! :)

Don't forget that tomorrow we have another CR84FN challenge for you - so see you then.

22 comments:

Chrissie said...

This is super Deborah, what a terrific image... beautifully coloured.
Thank you again.
Chrissie
Lady Lim
"Less is more"

Linda said...

Your's is the second card I've seen using nesties to dry emboss...something I'd never actually considered! It's a great idea...and a fab card, even if it does make me feel a little chilly ;-)

SmilynStef said...

Love your shimmery Santa and the wonderful subtle snowflake background ... and a bit woot woot to you for getting two holiday cards done this week ... thanks for joining us at jingle belles.

Toulouse31 said...

Teriffic colouring, love you card :-)

Mandi said...

Maybe won't mention Eurovision!
I do love the voting scenario, albeit you can guess who is going to vote for who!
Super card, such a jolly St Nicholas
Thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Shame about neither Blue nor Jedward winning but hey - respectable places for them both! AND your card is lush too

Kathyk

Jo said...

This is a great card Deborah, what a fab image. Jo

lauren bergold said...

holy WOW you work neatly!!! the nestie frame, st. nick AND a sentiment all lined up PERFECTLY and smudge-free on a WHITE card??!?! very very impressive, indeed, and an utterly ♥LOVELY♥ card, to boot! (plus i love that it IS saint nicholas, i'm mentally awarding tons of bonus points for that!!!) :)

Ang C said...

A great card

mustavcoffee said...

Brilliant! Love it, the image and sentiment are really fab too:0) xxx

Carol said...

Love this card, it's perfect. Carol x

Anne said...

That embossed frame is really clever, couldn't do that with or without the bottle of wine lol! Lovely card
Anne
x

Sally H said...

Wow! Fabulous card and great colouring!

Rita said...

Stunning card Deborah. I love it. Hugs Rita xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous Deborah. Gold embossing and Christmas colours always remind me of Faberge.
Lynne xxx

Susan said...

Not only did your embossing turn out right, but you did a fab job with the painting with the H20s too! Awesome card!

Beryl K said...

Great card, love your painting is brilliant
Beryl x

Dori said...

great card, the colours look so rich - perfect for christmas!

June Houck said...

Very nicely done!

Stella said...

Gorgeous Deb; especially the image of St. Nicholas. Fabulous job!

choupynette said...

great christmas card! the image is lovely.

Lorraine said...

Aha, he looks perfectly placed. I haven't tried this dry-embossing with a nestie - will have to check that out. I just be he is so shimmery - I keep forgetting about the twinkling h20's. Lovely card.

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