Saturday, 10 January 2015

Warm & Snug

Hello there my crafty friends! 

Another post from me and so far I'm keeping up with my New Year Goal of making at least one card each week. This week I have exceeded my goal as there are a plethora of birthdays this month, both family and work. I made this card for my Sis-in-Law whose birthday was earlier this week, so I reckon I'm OK in posting it now!

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Card base -  is a pre-made A5 white card blank 
  • Design Paper - is from the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Twin CD-Rom which I treated myself to in October, but have only just "cracked" the cellophane! :o) I love these bare trees, and it's just right for a winter birthday! I imported the paper into my word processing programme, resized it to suit the card, and  put a brown border around the paper as a faux mat.
  • Image - This beautiful lady out for a stroll is called Winter Emily (Emily Winter Wonderland) and she comes from the art desk of Heather at Lacy Sunshine. I die cut an oval using the 3rd smallest oval in my Sizzix Framelits Ovals die set before bringing brought Emily to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Skin - FS2, FS3, BGR3, 
    • Hair - TN2, TN3, TN5, TN7, TN9
    • Cape, Muffler & Umbrella - BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, BGR4, BGR5, White Glitter, Silver Gel Pen
    • Dress - EB1, EB2, EB3
    • Snow & Outline - IG1, White Glitter
  • Sentiment - is by Paulette at Create with TLC and I have recoloured the sentiment in my word processing programme so it fits with my blue and brown themed card. 
  • Gemstones - on the top right hand corner of the card and on Emily's muffler, but I've just realised they're not showing terribly well in the photo .... ooops!

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

Hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Lovely to see you and with such a pretty card too, very Wintry and perfect for a Jan Birthday x

  2. Lovely choice of backing paper and great colouring. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  3. Great image and I love her outfit.....all ready for a wintry walk. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

  4. Beautiful colouring and I love the hint of vintage here.
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  5. Ideal for a January Birthday! Gorgeous colours and such pretty paper. Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.

  6. Super card and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this time.

    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

  7. Lovely card and great to see you posting with us again.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

  8. Darling image, Helen, and I love your coloring! This is a great fit for our "Baby, it's cold outside" theme at QKR Stampede this week. Thanks so much for playing along and I hope we see you again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  9. a lovely wintry feel to your card Helen - great image too! Good to see you back! Thanks for your kind words too - I really do appreciate it! Hugs rachel xx

  10. Beautiful card and such great colroing. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Baby Its Cold Outside.
    Karal DT

  11. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining at Lact Sunshine: Sparkly and New

  12. Gorgeous card and your colouring is great! Thanks for joining in the Lacy Sunshine challenge this time and we hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Lacy Sunshine DT

  13. Beautiful card Helen. Wish I had her coat as I've been a bit cold today! LOL

  14. Fantastic card, fab image, thank you so much for sharing it with us over at Jellypark Friends for our bling it up challenge.

  15. Beautiful card, love it! Thanks so much for joining our Tic Tac Toe Challenge at
    Claire xx

  16. Stunning creation thanks for joining the fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
    Anita (DT)

  17. She is very pretty and I love the background! I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member


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Helen x