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Friday, 17 April 2015

It's A Stitch Up

My goodness, the weeks are rushing by, aren't they. It's Friday again, and therefore
it is time for a new challenge at Winter Wonderland. This week our theme is
We want to see some stitching on your creation. It can be real or faux.

The fabulous prize this week is a $15 gift voucher from The Paper Shelter.

The Paper Shelter very generously gave the Icicles team several images to use.
This beautiful image is called Holy Night and it also came with this lovely 
design paper. I thought the lacey border looked as if it was stitched, but I
decided to draw faux stitching around the mat.
I used crackle medium on the fence and while it was wet I sprinkled Rock
Candy Distress Glitter over it. I applied 2 thick layers of white acrylic paint
on the die-cut trees and also sprinkled the top layer with the glitter. Sadly
the beautiful sparkle does not show up. Likewise, the sparkle of the
liberally applied Star Dust Stickles to the printed trees, the snowflakes, 
and the 'Noel' do not show, and in places it appears pink.

This sweet image just melts my heart, and was a joy to colour with
my trusty Promarkers.

There are lots of trees on the front of the card, so I decided to use this
gorgeous embossing folder which I bought very recently, inside my card. 
I also used just half a tree die-cut, coloured with several green DIs, to  
add interest to the panel on which I will write my personal message.

Challenges I would Like To Enter
As You Like It - 'Alcohol or Distress Markers and Why' (Alcohol because they blend so beautifully, and as stated by several DT members, they can be used to colour ribbons and other embellishments)
C.R.A.F.T. #307 - 'Christmas'
Crafty Catz #275 - 'It's A Girl Thing'
Creative Corner - 'For A Child'
Di's Digi Designs - 'Include An Animal'
Holly Jolly Christmas - 'Trees' TOP 3
Incy Wincy - 'Embossing, Wet or Dry' (my embossing is inside the card)
Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle - 'Anything Goes' (with loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking) TOP 3
The Crafter's Cafe #112 - 'Animal Antics'

Image - The Paper Shelter (digi) Holy Night
Paper - The Paper Shelter (digi) included with above image
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Impression Obsession Fir Trees, Mini Snowflakes; Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments; Marianne LR 0205
Embossing - Nellie Snellen Christmas Trees
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz Iced Spruce, Bundled Sage, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap
Glitters - Stickles Star Dust; Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter
Acrylic Paint - Semco Matte White

For a chance to win that great prize, why not pop over to Winter Wonderland, have a look at my Icicle teamies' gorgeous creations, then enter your own creations in our 'It's A Stitch Up' challenge.

The last two weeks have been frantically busy for me, and the coming week is shaping up to be the same. However I hope to squeeze in some crafty playtime...I am feeling a strong urge to get my fingers inky and messy, so..........

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Jennifer. x


  1. Beautiful Jennifer!! SUch a wonderful wintery scene you have built and I just I love all of the snow and glitter you added! What a gorgeous, frosty holiday card! hugs :)

  2. Such a fabulous Christmas card Jennifer, you have created a wonderful winter scene.

  3. Gorgeous card Jennifer, love the design.
    Deborah A

  4. So pretty Jennifer- I love this image from TPS so peaceful and serene! hugs Judith x

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  6. Gorgeous card Jennifer. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

  7. Beautiful winter scene and lovely design!! Thank you for joining us at "Sparkle N Sprinkle" for our April challenge!!
    Diane GDT SNS

  8. Waw this looks gorgeous! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge! Hugs! Mojca

  9. Lovely understated scene. I love your soft colors. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

  10. Such a cute card!!! Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Hi Jennifer what a beautiful card! I love the scene you have created!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  12. This is really lovely - such a peaceful and beautiful scene :-)
    I hope you have a good week!

    Big hugs, Kat xx

  13. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining our challenge.
    Veerle DT member Creative Corner Challenges

  14. Beautiful card Jennifer thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Dianne x
    CC DT

  15. gorgeous! Super cute card! Thank you for taking part in the crafter's cafe blog challenge #112

  16. Beautiful, Jennifer - love the scene you've created.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  17. Your card is stunning! Love everything about it. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  18. Wow this is beautiful! Love the digi you have used. Thank you for joining CC&CC. Hugs, Cindy

  19. Beautiful card, love colours combo !!! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT


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