Saturday, August 2, 2008

2 Challenges in 1

The challenge over at Papertake Weekly was to make a Christmas card. So I made a Christmas card using the sketch from Friday Sketchers.

Yesterday I received this set from Cornish Hertiage Farms. I thought the sleigh ride sign would be so cute with this image from Sugar Nellie by Elisabeth Bell. But when I tried to make a card it wouldn't fit so I used the tutorial from Splitcoast for this trifold pocket card. I just changed the dimensions to fit my card.

I of course inked all the edges with distress inks or the darker paper I sanded to give it a worn look. I went over alot of areas with my gel pen and added a touch of glitter to the bottom of the sleigh to look like snow.
After all that work I figure I would do a little something to the back like so many do!! I think it adds a nice touch but I always forget. But in this set there is a stamp that says "certified homemade" and I thought that was perfect for the back of the card!!!


Paper: Cosmo Cricket
inks: distressed inks
Accessories: flowers ~ prima, brads ~ making memories, ribbon ~ Melissa Frances


Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a fantabulous week-end!!

38 comments:

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous Kathy I love the vintage look.
Hugs Debbie x

Camilla said...

Ohh Kathy, this is sooo beautiful!! Love it!! And it is so much to look at:)
Hugs, Camilla.

Rach said...

oh Wow1
Kathy this is a work of art...beautiful and full of detail...love your sentiment stamps they look fab with the Elisabeth bell image...big hugs RAch.xx

Rach said...

Just had to come back and say a huge thanks for the links Kathy....I have gone and bought that stamp set and a couple of others ;)...cheers hun. hugs Rach.xx

paylin said...

You have done a beautiful creation and lovely layout.

Well just to drop by to say " hello " takecare and have a great day
Regards,
x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous pocket card Kathy, love the cute image which you have coloured beautifully. Hugs Nikki x

mueppi said...

Wow.... Kathy
was für eine bezaubernde Idee!!!!!!
Du hast sie wunderschön gestaltet!!!!!
Hugs Gisela

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a wonderful pocket. I love what a beauty!!!! Hugs Marja

Kim Piggott said...

Fantastic card!

Just love what you have done with the layout.

Love those papers, pefect for the image. All that distressing is great.

kim x

agnes said...

What a great christmas card,lovley coloring and beautiful papers.
Hugs Agnesxx

Karin said...

Hi Kathy,

great card. Love the old look of it,and that image is so very cute.

Have a great weekend.
xoxo Karin

Brocéliane said...

wow
Your card is just amazing!love everything on it :)
*Brocéliane*

Gill said...

Beautiful creation, love the papers they look fab and the super cute image, your colouring is fabulous
lv Gill x

Christi said...

Wow Kathy! This is gorgeous!!!

traciejane said...

oh wow Kathy this is fabulous, love the distressed look. Those papers are gorgrous and love the cute image - stunning :)x

Jan Scholl said...

Right out of the 40's! I love it.

Sandy said...

This is truly an amazing card. I love all that you create. Great job!!!

Laurel said...

You always have such beautiful paper! Another great creation!

Candy said...

Kathy,
I LOVE your work. Especially all of the detail you do. I am always here :o)
I have an award for you. Please visit my blog and pick it up :o)
Candy

Tanya said...

I am delighted with such a fantastic card! Love the vintage look and the image! Fab!!!
Hugs, Tanya
xx

sandra_w said...

Wow!! This is so beautiful, Kathy!
I love the old look and the image is so cute...;)

Sandra xx

Jilli said...

This is stunning! I love the vintage look!

Jill said...

Wow A stunning card Kathy, I just love it, it must of taken you hours. I love the colouring and all the attention to detail it's gorgeous Jill x

Annchen said...

Gosh! Your card is absolutly stunning .. love the vintage look and the colours

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Kathy! Such a wonderful design, gorgeous papers, stamps and all so original. Love it! Hugs, Chris.

Dawny P said...

Hi Kathy - I've been away from Blogland for a day or 2 so missed your last few posts but what fab stuff - how gorge are these beauties!!!! Love them!! Hope you are ok xxxx

Deb said...

oooooh, just love it Kathy, absolutely beautiful, perfect

Bev said...

Oh my goodness, think is fantastic Kathy - the colours are beautiful and all the details are just amazing!!

Scrapmumur said...

That's absolutely gorgeous!!!
I love your composition and good ideas.
Beautiful colours and details.
Thanks for your participation FS.
Hugs Mumur

kim-paperbabe said...

Fantastic card, love the cute image! and pocket fold is awesome!Great colours! Kim

Swaantje said...

Hi Kathy,

beautiful card, such pretty colours and details.

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog

Have a nice day!
Swaani

debby4000 said...

WOW stunning, love how well the vintage coloured papers work so well with the stamp.

Frances said...

love the distressed look on this Kathy - gorgeous and those sentiment stamps are perfect for these stamps - hmm must go have a little peek :)

Heike said...

This is my favorite Card what a perfect work. The Image is so cute and you make so wonderful Details. Love it.......

Hugs
Heike

steph said...

Wow this is gorgeous Kathy - love all the little details! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH Kathy!! Love the vintage design of this card!! I struggle with vintage but you've done a wonderful job!! Thank you for sharing!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Love this--just beautiful! I have plans to make one of these tri-fold cards--hope mine turns out as nice as yours!!!

TFS--
Suzanne

megastamper said...

boaaarr ... my mouth is open ... this card is a masterwork ... really great, wonderful, amazing, WOW
i LOVE this card!!!
you are very talented!!!
hugs,bea