Sunday, 25 September 2011

My first time with twine .. hey that rhymes :)

Good evening ... another late one for me again.  I get my image coloured fairly quickly but then it takes me another hour or two to put together the card .... arrrrgggghhhh.

And then when I take the photos and look at it .. I always think about how I could have done this or that .. but it's to late as everything is stuck down ... sigh.

But anyway here is a Christmas card for you.  I used the gorgeous new Christina from Tickled Pink stamps.  There was a new release just recently of Christmas ones and this was my favourite.  I'm really happy with the colouring and the spica pen on her lips, glasses, flower, necklace and christmas gift ribbon really sparkle.

I have used Copic Markers to colour her and lots of Spica (which never shows up in the photos).
The papers are from Kaisercraft and I'm not sure where the covered buttons are from.  I embossed the base card with a cuttlebug folder and then had to make my own twine as I didn't have any!  Believe it or not I have made the twine from some hessian webbing stuff ... just pulled it apart and coloured one piece red before twisting it together.

After I took the photos I realised I could have perhaps distressed the edges of the papers or ran an ink pad along the edge ... oh well maybe next time.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges - #38 Combo (I have used the Buttons & Twine combo)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Round - Keep It Simple

Thanks for stopping by ... sorry it is a quick post again but I must get to bed ... hard day today and an early start tomorrow.

Be back tomorrow night with something new to show you :)

xoxoxox Carly


  1. This is so pretty.. Love the way the buttons match the papers.. very lovely work.. hugs, Linda

  2. Pretty card! Love the embossing and fabric covered buttons! And that was so clever of you to make your own twine! Nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges for "Pick Your Combo"! :)

  3. this is so cute, I love your embossing too and that twine is very cool!

  4. well i just love this hun that embossing is just so effective and love that twine,hugs cherylxxx

  5. Your card is fantastic. Love everything about it and your coloring/shading on the image is wonderful.

  6. Love it Carly, the orange and green looks great together.

  7. Dontcha just hate when you look at something and think , I could have done this or that is perfect as is! Great job with the embossing and your first time with twine! haha. Thanks for playing with us at TPSC this week!


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