Monday, 5 January 2015

January birthday

Good morning folks

Well it's Monday morning and for me it is back to work. A training day so no children in until tomorrow - a gentle return to work. The fun will start tomorrow.
Today's card is one I made for my friend whose birthday was on 2nd - 
I began by trimming an inch off the front of a 6 inch card blank and then punching it with Tonic's Dotty lace border punch. I then matted and layered the front and inside of the card base with papers from LOTV's Timeless Victorian paper pad.
The image is It's cold outside from Magnolia which I coloured with the following Spectrum Noir pens and pencils - 

  • skin - FS1, FS3, FS6 and 089
  • hair - GB2, GB8 and 087
  • clothes - HB1, HB2, HB3, 078, 080, IG1, IG2 and 117
  • holly - DG2, DG4 and DR7
  • sky - IB1
  • snow - IG1

I added glitter to the snowy areas, cut the image out with Die'namics stitched circle and inked whilst still in the die with tumbled glass distress ink. I then matted it onto a Spellbinder's Stately circle and attached it to to front of the card with Pinflair.
I cut several Tonic royal ferns from one of the papers and added them to the front and inside of the card. I made a couple of flowers using Tonic's petal pairs punches and added a pearl to the centre of each.
To finish I stamped a sentiment from LOTV's sentiment tags set (set 24) and added it to the card as shown.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - - week 282 - cold and frosty colours.html - challenge 210 - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by



  1. Soon as I saw the photo on my reading list I thought perfect for our theme this week, so was really pleased to see you had entered your lovely card at Allsorts Lesley. Many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. What an adorable creation! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Allsorts this week!

  3. Gorgeous card and a lovely design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  4. It's a lovely card and so close to Christmas, but CHNC challenge 210 should really be a Christmas card - however, it is so lovely that I'm glad you shared it x