Tuesday, 4 December 2012

What Cuties!

Hello friends!

This is a very special post as it is my 100th! Who would have thought just 18 short months ago that a) I would still be going strong with cardmaking and b) that I would still be blogging? Thank you to you all, whether you follow me regularly or occasionally, for your encouraging comments and your friendship!

Over the last couple of week's I've been a very bad blogger and missed some challenges. We're coming to the end of decorating our study (aka my secret craft room) and for the last 2 months our computer has been in the dining room, which has been proving exceedingly problematic as I need to keep my card addiction away from my other half! However, a new carpet is being fitted later today and we'll be bringing the furniture back from storage, so very soon the house of Mamma Mia should return to an even keel and be more crafty!!!!! :o)

I missed the start of this week's new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs which was unveiled yesterday. However, I'm here today! Our challenge theme for you this week is Non-Traditional Christmas Colours.

 Our lovely sponsor this week is the exceedingly talented Krista from Saturated Canary who has very kindly provided some of her gorgeous images for the DT girls to work with this week. Thanks Krista!
And here is my card for you, using burgundy, lavender and jade green as the colour scheme:

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - made from Centura Pearl in Snow White, cut, scored and folded to make a 13cm square card
  • Design Papers - are from the recently completed Winter Club by Paulette at Create with TLC. They are Better Watch Out Paper 6  and Bells on Christmas Day Paper.
  • Image - this gorgeous image is called Snow Blower and the image comes with 3 sentiments, although I haven't used them here. I have brought this cute pair to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, FS6
    • Eyes - DG6
    • Hair - GB8, GB10, LV2
    • Scarf & Mittens - DR7, True Black
    • Jacket - LV1, LV2, DG3
    • Leggings - DG3, JG6
    • Socks - LV1, LV2, DR7
    • Boots - DR7, True Black, DG3
    • Elephant - PP3, PP4, PP5
    • Snow - EB1, Chalk in White
    • Outline - GG1
    • Clouds - Chalk in Light Blue
  • Sentiment - by Debbie at (Crafty Pad Designs) and is one from a set of 29 Merry Christmas Sentiments. There are sentiments for family members as well as more generic ones like the Merry Christmas Snowflake that I've used on this card. I have edge distressed the sentiment using Chalk in Dark Green. Debbie has taken the difficult decision to close her store in the new year, and currently everything is on sale at 25% off until 6th January 2013 ... so go and grab yourself a bargain or two!
  • Holographic Embossing Powder - from my stash, which I applied and heated with my new acquisitions, a Versamark Ink Pen and a proper heat gun thanks to the voucher I won in October on the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog!
Do check out the Incy Wincy Designs blog and see the other gorgeous Christmas cards with Non Traditional Colours that have been created by my talented teamies and this week's Guest Designer (and former teamie) Annette Then come back and show us your projects - you've got until Sunday 9th December 2012 to link your creations up.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Helen x


  1. this is fabulous Helen - but I am stunned at your ability to keep your craft addiction from your other half - amazing - I'm really not so clever!!! Hugs xx

  2. gorgeous card Helen and such a cute image
    Kim x

  3. Hope you get straight at home soon. Such a cute image and fab card.

  4. Gorgeous card Helen, love the colours and the cute image.

    Look forward to seeing some piccies of your new craft room.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

    Hugs Julie xxx

  5. It's a corker Helen! Love the layout and papers and of course the image is adorable. Hugs Susan x

  6. Sweet card, love your colouring and the clouds in the background, nicely done!

  7. A fabulous card Helen. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time. Carol DT x

  8. Great card, I love your image & congratulations on your 100th post!!
    Thanks for joining us at LTC
    Hugs Klair xx


  9. This is such a cute "Holiday Cheer" card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD


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Helen x