Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas card ....

... Morning!  I've discovered that I need a few more Christmas cards - my comments about being organised were a bit premature!!!  So here's one I made this morning:

Deck the Halls - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Background Builders: Christmas; Stampin' Up! - Christmas Messages
Inks: SU - Gumball Green; Primrose Petals
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Gumball Green; SU DP - Print Poetry; SU Marker - Gumball Green; Wool from stash

I've used a few challenges to make this card:

I've not found the sketch easy this week.  I masked off a triangle on the card and stamped some Christmas trees in the space - sort of like a forest - and edged it with a marker to define the area. I drew the mittens by hand onto some card, cut it out and adhered them to the design paper and cut them out again.  I added some green card for the mitten cuffs and some wool as decoration and also to hold the mittens together.  I attached the completed mittens with dimensional gel and added a bold, fun sentiment.  On the inside I cut a mat layer in green and stamped a verse in pink, and added a row of Christmas trees.

Deck the Halls inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I have to say that mittens and gloves, as well as hats, scarfs and nice warm coats, are very much the order of the day in Northville.  At the time of writing, the temperature outside is -11°C (12°F) but with the wind chill factored in it feels more like -19°C (-2°F) - and it's coming up to 11.00am.  It's what, in England, we'd call "Brass Monkey" weather.  Fortunately, I have no need to go outside and am going to craft all day!  I had planned to do the ironing, but Jonathan's not feeling well and is in bed - so the ironing will have to wait.  As you can tell, I'm absolutely heart-broken ;) :)  See you later.

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19 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

I love that you hand drew your mittens. Great card. Thank you for joining is at Merry Monday this week!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card and what sweet mittens.

Anne.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Look at you with your fun card art, so perfectly made for so many challenges! It's total fun, Deborah!! Hugs, Darnell

Annette Elliott said...

Your mittens turned out so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos! :)

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you could stay inside where it's warm and create these wonderful mittens, Deborah! I love the addition of the wool and twine! Thanks for sharing them with us at Merry Monday

Renee said...

What a fabulous card...
those mittens are adorable and love that you did them all yourself! :)
And we've had a touch of winter in the South...
not quite that cold but we shut down with a little ice and 1/2 of snow...
and we'll be in the teen's tonight...
brrrr!!!

Susan Joyce said...

Love the mittens, and the rows of trees. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Betty J. said...

Lovely christmas card and I like your glows. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet card. Love the stamped trees and your fun and bright mittens. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday. Loll xx

the primitive country bug said...

Oh so cute!! SU! has the best set when it comes to mittens. Sure wish I had their set!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful card! I love those sweet mittens!

wienerhoneymooners said...

This really caught my eye Deborah!!!
Love the colors and everything!!!
(winner...in my book girl!!!)

Cathy Weber said...

Oh Deborah...I recognized the sketch before I even scrolled down to see the pic...what a great take! I love that you used the cute mittens and the cute Christmas trees. I really like this one!

Lesley Croghan said...

Such a delightful CAS card, Deborah! Love the sweet mittens. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a charming card, Deborah! I love how you added the twine and the sentiment is perfect!

Sarah Fleming said...

I'm so impressed that you stamped all those trees! I thought it was patterned paper until I read your post. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Joni nina Andaya said...

So Fabulous with the mittens! Love this Deborah <3

Kim M said...

Wonderful card! Love the design. :-)

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Deborah, I love that your mittens are hand drawn.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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