Thursday, October 29, 2009

Challenge #4 at Cooking It Up!

Happy Thursday!
It's time for a new challenge at my Cooking It Up With Katie blog and I can say i'm really happy with how this card turned out.

This time the recipe is:
Start with a Christmas theme,
Add some Sparkle,
and finish with a Border.

Obviously it wouldn't be me without other challenges too ;)
Fun With Shapes gave the sketch and I turned it a 1/4 turn
Daring Cardmakers wanted at least 5 of your favorite things so I chose Border punches, Dew Drops, Flowers, Nestabilities and Basic Grey paper.
Easy Breezy Kewl had a color combo of Handsome Hunter, Winter White and Real Red with a Christmas theme
ABC has a G is for Green theme
Ooh La La wanted a Victorian Christmas
Our Creative Corner wante a favorite Holiday movie. To me the Holidys (or Christmas mainly) are about sitting with family watching old musicals that we can all sing along to. One I love is Oliver! and it's Victorian setting works well with the vintage feel of this card.
Scrapbox Challenge wanted to see Glitter and so I add some to the snow!
Simon Says wanted to see some Sparkle too!
Winter Wonderland had an open Christmas card week.
Fab's Big Christmas wanted Ovals and/or Scalloped edges
Practical Scrappers wanted to see punches, especially border punches.

This fabulous stamp is by Stampabilites and I got it on clearance at Hobby Lobby earlier in the year. It's called Vintage Lamp Post and I saw it on eBay too.
It's not my usual style to color as it doesn't have very much open space but it was perfect for the theme I wanted.
I used Copic's to color the little space there was and added Glossy Accents to the lamp area and Frosted Lace Stickles for the snow and ice. I like this color of Stickles as it is much more muted than the others and dries with a more 3D effect, perfect for snow.
The dp is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses and the border punch is the new 3 Dot Scallop from Martha Stewart. I searched forever for this punch and ended up ordering it from Walmart
The Poinsettia is from Hobby Lobby I think.
The swirls are a Big Shot die and the I used my Nesties for the backing blocks (with a little tweaking and cutting to make them fit.
The sentiment is 7 Gypsies.

I used more dp and added another flower to the message mat inside.

I hope you can see the sparkle of the snow and the glow from the lamplight in this shot.
I'd love you to play over at my Cooking It Up With Katie challenge, you could be my next Top Chef!


Risa said...

Wow...your card is awesome Katie! What a beautiful scene and awesome details!

Teri said...

This is so beautiful Katie! I love the image and how you've coloured it ... love the papers and the flower is gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xx

Julie Leblanc said...

Wow... Love all the details. Tfs and playing at Easy Breezy.

Julie - Kewlstamps-n-more

Lisa Foster said...

Another fabulous card, Katie! This is just gorgeous! Love it!

Judi said...

Great card! Love all the details.

Anne said...

Hi Katie, thanks for joining us at OLL. What a fab card, love the image and the sentiment. Hugs x

Lynda said...

Gorgeous card - love your favourite things. Thanks for joining in with DCM this week.

Lynda xxx

Iris said...

Your card is so fabulous and brilliant. Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

Iris and the DT

Fab said...

Stunning card Katie, thank you for playing my Christmas challenge. XXX Fab

Sabine said...

Your card is so fabulous! I like the image and all the details!

Thanks for joining us this week at fun with shapes and more!


Kathy said...

What a fab card, so very Christmassy. Thanks for sharing with The Daring Cardmakers

BA said...

hi katie!!
your card is fabulous!!
thanks for joining us at fw shapes & more
xoxo BA

Michelle Quinno said...

So pretty!!

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Wendi said...

Hi Katie what an absolutly fabulous blog you have and this is gorgeous, thank you so much
for joining us at Ooh La La challenge and I shall try and join in yours
Wendi x

Ellibelle said...

OMG this is gorgeous! I love that stamp, your coloring is perfect. A truly perfect christmas card.

Powerful Search Engine said...

I love the scene on this card and the papers and poinsetta are great. Thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland hugs Pascale

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image you have used and all the details you have put into it.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo and the SSC DT x