Monday, September 21, 2009

Creatalicious Challenge #2 - Burgundy, Pink, Green and some Lace

When I saw the requirements for this month's challenge over at Creatalicious Challenges I knew I would have to find the time to play along! For starters the colour combo is just delicious - one of my favourites! And then there's the lace element. I'm not much of a lace girl - unless it's paper lace - but I do make machine embroidered lace snowflakes to give as Christmas gifts - and I thought why not pop one on my card and see how it looks!!! Well I'm happy with the result and now have to make up more to give away! I do have a couple with stitches missing that will now be relegated to my card making - LOL.

If you're interested I got the pattern for these from my favourite embroidery site - Emblibrary - and the link for the snowflakes is here! They are very simple to make if you have an embroidery machine - which I'm glad to say I do!!! You stitch them onto soluble stabiliser and then soak the stabiliser off when you're done - voila, a lace snowflake! AND you can make them in any colour you like!!!

Back to my card - I've used a gorgeous Whiff of Joy stamp and some Basic Grey DP with some Rose Red, Whisper White and Kiwi Kiss CS from Stampin Up. The leaf punch is a McGill punch which I bought from Bizzy Becs. The sentiment is from SU's Best Yet hostess set - this has got to be my favourite sentiment set! A little cuttlebug embossing adds some more texture.

xXx

23 comments:

Christine H said...

Debbie, that snowflake is STUNNING! Thanks for the link...will give it a go. Such a beautiful combination of colours and patterns and embellishments. Brilliant!!!

Cheryl said...

OMG STUNNING Debbie!!! And what to say but perfect and so very pretty!! Superb colouring and OMG another talent you have......ok lay it all out on the table and stop surprising us.....lol.....you truly are talented.You need to sell some of those lace snowflakes.
xx

Bec said...

OMG Debbie, This is Stunning. I agree with everything the other ladies said.. I love it.. Thanks heaps for entering.. Bec xx

Marcia said...

Oh my, WOW! That is stunning.

:) Marcia P

Alicia said...

A stunning card Debbie. You should start selling those snowflakes as embellishments...maybe you could do flowers as well? People would definately buy them.
Alicia xx

Dena said...

Debbie, truly this is the most gorgeous card!!!! That snowflake is such a perfect embellishment. I can't believe you made that!!! It is soooooo pretty!!! Love this card girl! Hugs, Dena

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Gorgeous card Debbie, and that snowflake WOW it's stunning
Chris xx

craftieodamae said...

this is so gorgeous!!!

Sue said...

Debbie, I LOVE that snowflake. My sister does machine embroidery, going to show her so I can get some too! I have this whiff of joy image and she is just beautiful. Your card has so much to look at and enjoy, just stunning.

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness that snowflake is just awesome! It really completes the card! You have coloured your image brilliantly! I love that bright red with the green! Just stunning!
Christine

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Can I put my order for snowflakes in now???? How fabulous, Debbie! You are multi-talented, and everything you do, you do so well! How did your painting class come along?

This card is seriously gorgeous. Now you're onto Whiff of Joy. I'm trying hard to refrain from getting another stamp line, but I must say these images are among my favorites and I love all the beautiful creations I see with them. Yours is tops, of course! (Love the roses.)

Hugs and love from your biggest fan,
Lisa

Ange Kelly said...

Wow Deb! that embroided snowflakes is sooo amazing! you a woman of many talents!

Ange :)

Lynda S said...

OK Deb....own up...is there NOTHING u cannot do??? I need to find another word other than stunning...cause that has well and truly been used in previous comments on this card!!! U have obviously put a lot of thought into this card and the time is shown in the magnificent result. The snowflake is a stroke of genius and makes a beautiful feature. Awesome....there u go...something other than stunning...LOL!!!

Leigh said...

Another gorgeous card Debbie. Stunning flowers too.

Karen said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I've been trying to comment on this card for a few hours Deb and the darn thing wouldn't let me!!

Anyways now I'm here.........I just LOVE that snowflake (and your whole card!) - you definitely are a chicki of many talents aren't ya! lol

Karen
x

Sunshine said...

Love that snowflake and that is one of my fave WOJ stamps that I am currently coveting. I haven't taken the plunge yet to add these to my collection...goodness help me when I do!!! :)

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Gorgeous card...it just demonstrates how clever and artistic you are.
How come I don't have snowflake? LOL
Its wonderful seeing you use your other skills in your present obsession :)
luvya

Fran said...

i love the way you have sewn up the snowflake and added it to your card, it is so clever! i may have to try this one day, thanks for the endless inspiration

Margaret de Witt said...

Oh my goodness Debbie - this card is absolutely STUNNING - wow - truly an amazing creation - this is one that should be framed and hung on your wall or sold as a work of art and not just a card. Again, WOW.

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW Debbie this is absolutely AMAZING! So do you need my address to post it over for my Christmas card? Oh isn't that why you made it, I swear you did, hehehe. I love everything about it, BUT the lace OMG love it! xx

Abby said...

Oh my goodness how absolutely beautiful...I adore the snowflake and the layers of texture and color are beautiful!

Abby:)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Dying to try this challenge. Yours is just awesome, Debbie. I always love Whiff of Joy! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh now this is one deliscious Christmas Card Deb! Perfect colors for this little girl. I might have to play along this time too.....hugs Donna