Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Holly Jolly - Stitching (real or faux)


As they days get longer and lighter it's time to start thinking about... Christmas of course! Just over nine months to go, and that time will fly, believe me. Now is the right time to start (or continue) to make Christmas cards. And over at Holly Jolly, we have a great challenge to help you do this. This time we ask you to get your sewing machine or stitched dies out, as our theme is Stitching - real or faux. As usual, you have two weeks to link up your fabulous creations, and if you need a bit of help to get going, hop over to Holly Jolly for fantastic inspiration from the team. You can also get inspiration and amazing images over at our sponsor's sites. This time we are sponsored by The Stamping Boutique, Oddball Art and Crafty Sentiments Designs. There are great prizes up for grabs




I used the adorable Christmas Mouse digi from the Stamping Boutique for my card. I coloured it with Copics and used foam applicators to apply distress ink around the image. I also added some stickles for added sparkle. I die cut all the panels using stitched dies. The sentiment is heat embossed in silver, and I used a silver Sharpie to draw the faux stitching around the banner. For embellishment, I created the bow using the Stampin' Up bow builder punch and added adhesive gemstones for a finishing touch.

I would like to link up with the following challenges:
The Glory of Christmas - Mouse
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Cute Critters
2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Any DT project 
The Corrosive Challenge - Our animal friends
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything goes with spots and/or stripes
Craft for the Craic - Bingo (image, more than 2 layers, die cut)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Card: 300 gsm white card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum
Stamps: The Stamping Boutique Christmas Mouse, Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress inks Broken China and Chipped Sapphire
Colouring: Copics C1, C3, C5, R24, R46, YG11, YG13, YG17, Sharpie silver
Paper: Stampin' Up Designer Paper Patterns Stack Brights Collection
Other: Papermania Tinsel Silver embossing powder, Stampin' Up Bow Builder Punch, Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling card die, Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies, Papermania adhesive gems Capsule Hot, Ranger Ice Stickles

17 comments:

Annette Stapylton said...

So gorgeous.
Thank you for entering our 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Annette DT Leader

Michelle Windsor said...

Gorgeous thank you for entering the 2015 world wide open DT challenge
Michelle DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 54, Suzy Bee's and also CCAYR March challenge with your lovely crafting, Hazel, DTs - thanks also for entering this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - hope to see you again soon. x

Scrap World da Leo said...

Beautiful Card!
Thank you for entering our 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good Luck!
Eleonora DT

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What an adorable holly jolly fabulous card. Thank you for sharing and joining us on the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Hugs, AntoinetteT {DT}

Camille Short said...

Adorable colors!

sweet art designs said...

What a fun little card! Mice are such cute characters!. Thank you for sharing with us at the Glory of Christmas. - Myrna DT

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Brenda said...

Love your design. The papers and image are so nice! Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for entering our 2015 world wide opened design team challenge Sue DT

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge too.

Helen x

Sarah said...

This is sooooo cute!! Thanks for playing at CCAYR and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

Debora said...

Too fun! Thanks for playing along with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog with your awesome animal creation! Hugs!

Renate said...

Een schattige kerstkaart, met die muis. Mooie kleuren ook. Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

Groetjes, Renate

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card, I like your design,Thank you for entering the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge, Good Luck Kevin DT xx

Scrapbook Blessings Club said...

WOW! All together fab design and card, Great job, thanks for playing in our 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge,

DT Sandy

Ger said...

Love the colouring and layers on this card. Thankyou for joining us at Craft for the Craic