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Sunday, 1 May 2011

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 60

This week at One Stitch at a Time, we're challenging you to do some embossing! That can be heat, machine, hand or multiple - as long as something is embossed.

The first card I made for the challenge didn't work as well as I'd hoped, as I'd intended to add a triple-embossed sentiment to the image. For me, it didn't work in practice, so I went back to the drawing board and came up with a second idea.

The central image is Stitchy's 'Joy', and it's my first Christmas card of the year.

It's a lovely image, and I coloured it with Promarkers, including the new Silver marker in that range. It's cut with one of my Nestibility labels.

The background shows what is probably my favourite embossing technique - using Coredinations card, and sanding the embossed areas. I've used both their 'Whitewash' card and the normal variety here, as well as a couple of Cuttlebug embossing folders.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sparkles Forum where anything goes,
Sketch and Stash who're having a Free Choice of their available sketches. I've used no. 7 - which is one I keep coming back to because I love it!
Top Tip Tuesday where they want squares
I Love Promarkers where they want 'No Design Paper'
AI Factory where 'anything goes',
Delightful Challenges where they want distressing (sanded Coredinations background),
Digi Doodle Shop's Best where 'anything goes',
Four Crafty Chicks who want distressing (sanded Coredinations background)
Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas Challenge where she wants die cuts.

25 comments:

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the colours & LO!
hugs shell xx

Wenda said...

Lovely card great coloring.

Hugs Wenda

dj1952 said...

Lovely card. I admire people that are able to work on projects for a later date, I'm good if I get one done in the same month. LOL. Thanks for joining us at DDSB, we look forward to seeing you again. Hugs, dj

~@ngie~ said...

fantastic Christmas card.. I love the image & the DP's you've used too 8o)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck 8o)

xXx Angie xXx

stitchy said...

Josephine, love the vintage look, is that caused by the sanding, what a cool technique..thank you so much for using my digi on your very first Christmas card of the year :)...I'm beaming here lol

stitch
xoxox

Hazel said...

Fab card - lots of nice texture going on with the swirls and love the die cut shape. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 18 - now you've made a start with Christmas cards I hope to see you again. x

Choccy said...

Such a beautiful Christmas Card. I love it !!

Choccy xx

jackiescrafts said...

A fab card love the colouring
Thanks for joining in at SFC

Jackie x

Cec said...

Great card and I am so jealous of you having started your Christmas cards for the year. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.
Hugs!
Cec

Maggie's Crafts said...

So so pretty!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

Maggie
xx

Marjo said...

WTG Josephine! Getting a jump on Christmas cards, and a beauty to boot. Its gorgeous

xoxo Marjo

Renee said...

Great card, Josephine. Love the raised emboss.

Julye said...

Fab card love seeing all these different images and aren't you organised for christmas too.

Chrissie said...

What a fabulous xmas card, I love your colouring here.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
lol Chrissie xx

Leanne said...

Thanks so much for playing this week at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Love crafts forever said...

I don't know if i can make a Winter card at this time of the year. And you are did awesome job.
Hugs Nataliya

katesacraftybugger said...

great card,thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week -Kate x

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Way to go getting your Christmas cards started! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Lorraine said...

That's really good. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Karen said...

Great Christmas card, thanks for joining us at DDSB.
xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Josephine this is one fabulous card love the colours, design and image it looks super.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely Christmas card.Love the layout,embossing and colours.Thanks for joining us at DDSB :D
Lisa x

Basslady said...

i LOVE this card and the cute stocking-image!
very beautiful!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Ruth said...

Beautiful card! I love the embossing and stamp image.
Ruth

Lori Turner said...

Pretty card...thanks for entering at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

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