Sunday, 23 October 2011

One Stitch at a Time Challenge 85

This week, One Stitch at a Time is giving you the chance to win some gorgeous images or papers from the Stitchy Bear shop. The theme this week is embossing - so whatever occasion you're making cards for, add some embossing and let us see what you've done!

My image this week is from Ginger Loft, and it's called Christmas Door. It's so lovely and detailed that I thought I'd leave it just as it is. Well, except for adding some glitter.
The white background has been embossed using a couple of folders from Papermania and my Wizard. The snowflakes were die cut using some Marianne Creatable dies, and the card is standard black that's been sprayed with Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle in Irridescent.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Ooh La La where it's snowing,
Charisma Cards where they want embossing,
Paperplay where they want us to use black,
Shelley's Images where anything goes,
Some Odd Girl where they want a black and white image,
One Stop Craft Challenge where they want no design paper,
Paper Sundaes where they want (among others) black and sparkly
Pan Pastel where they want glitter.

But, because I got carried away with the image, I forgot the purpose of the challenge was embossing, so I made another card first.
This time I added a little colour with Promarkers, and I added a 'wreath' made with gold-coloured jewellery wire and some beads. The background paper is from Trimcraft, and I finished the card with some punched pieces. The border uses a star punch I've had for ages, and gold mirror board, and I used the cut out stars and some larger ones in gold to finish the card.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks whose theme is 'marker it up',
Christmas Inspirations where they want punches or die cuts.

(I may be late actually linking for these challenges - hope that's ok.)

Hope you can join us this week.


Hazel said...

Both cards are lovely, beautiful image of the door. Hazel x

Unknown said...

These are gorgeous Josephine, love the embossing on the first one and those snowflakes are beautiful xxx

Choccy said...

Both are stunning Josephine !!

Choccy xx

Made by Mandy said...

These are both gorgeous Josephine. I love the simplicity and sophistication of the first one and then the added extras on the second one make it a very special card. Love the beaded wreath you made, great idea.

Love Mandy xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine that is one gorgeous card love the image and your fabulous colouring. hugs Shirleyx

Marjo said...

Both cards are gorgeous Josephine...I too forgot about the embossing

xoxo Marjo

Love crafts forever said...

Hehe, and now you have two cards. lol and they are stunning.
Hugs Nat

Leanne said...

nicely done, thanks for playing at 4 crafty chicks, another great card!

lindyloo said...

ooo perfect for our challenge this week at PanPastel Uk with all the gliier thank you for joining us
lindyloo x

Unknown said...

Wow really stunning cards thanks for sharing with us PanPastel UK.Even though they are both stunning we can only enter you in the random number generator once as you have not used Panpastel.


Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards,love them both.Thanks for sharing with us at

Nikki Byrne said...

2 beautiful cards Josephine. Hugs



Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. We hope you will join again next fortnight;

Fab said...

Lovely cards, great entries for the panpastel challenge. X Fab

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

both gorgeous, I especially love the monochrome one, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Gram's Treasures said...

These are both that image too! Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma.
Joyce xx

Amy said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the SOG challenge!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Adorable and very stylish cards. Hugs Julie x

Im just me - Marleen said...

Really beautiful cards. Thanks for joining in at PanPastel xxx

Sharon Caudle said...

Fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at PaperPlay Challenges and hope you join us again soon.
hugs, Sharon

coldwaters2 said...

Two gorgeous cards Josephine, that image has a lovely olde worlde look to it which I adore, the black and white one is classy
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

A lovely card Josephine...very elegant!

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
Lizy DT x

Crystal said...

Both cards are fabulous! Love the embossing & the snowflakes on the first card & the pretty stars and vintage feel on the second one! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Two lovely cards Jospehine! I just wanted to say thanks too for taking the time to visit my blog and leave such a lovely much appreciated comment. Judy x

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous Josephine, I esp love the top card :-) Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy!

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining in our fun at Paper Sundaes this week. Both cards are wonderful!

Unknown said...

Fab card, thansk for joining our B&W challenge on Some Odd Girl.


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