Saturday, 17 December 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 111 - For Someone Special

A big "HELLLLLOOOOO" to my new Followers and thank you for joining me - very much appreciated.

Well here we are another week flown by, and another week close to Christmas!  Not long now until the big day - I hope Father Christmas brings you everything you wish for - particularly loads and loads and loads and loads of crafting goodies!!!

The challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss is "For Someone Special" and our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp.  Pop on over to the Totally Gorjuss site and see all the awesome creations the DT girls have made to get your creative minds going.

I have made a card for not just some-one special but for "some-two" special girls (twin nieces) who have just turned 12 and they are little-budding crafters who like nothing more than to spend the day in my craft room creating.  They are so good as well - I will have to post some of the fabulous cards they have made.

Enough waffle then - here is my card:

The recipe for my card is as follows:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning "Psst Dani & Taylor"
Papers:  My Minds Eye "Gertie"
Charms:  The Hobby House

I have coloured the image with Copics, Flexmarkers and Promarkers
(a girl can't have too many pens now can she! - heh heh heh)

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  Buttercup, Champagne, Cappuccino
Girl 1 - Top & Skirt:  E37 E35 E34 E49 E59 E57 Crimson, Ruby
Girls 1 - Boots:  E34 E33 E31 E30
Girl 2 - Top, Skirt & Boots:  N8 N6 N4, Burgundy, Crimson, Ruby, C9 C8 C6 C5 C0 C00
Folders:  YR24 YR23 YR21 BG09 BG07 BG05
Shading & Outline:  W5 W3 W1 W0 Blender Pen

Everything has been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I stained the cream seam binding with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a little water - love doing this as you can get such a good match.

I have made the flowers from punching out quite a few with the large and medium EK Success Retro Flower punch then putting a brad through them before scrunching the petals up to make them look a little bit like a flower.  Here is a close up for you - you can just see one of the pearl brads poking through on the lowest small flower:

So that's it from me for today; I have got stacks to do this weekend - a few presents left to buy and loads and loads of presents still to wrap.

I hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for taking the time to have a look.



Lisa Jane said...

HI Hazel.. hope you are all ready for the Big Day . I am not really a Christmas person- Bah Humbug lol
LOve the card .. especially those gorgeous flowers!
Cant wait to see some of your neice's creations
If i don't get another chance - just wanted top say hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas
Lisa x

Ali said...

Lovely card - your colouring is fab and the flowers look great xx

Doreen said...

Love your card,beautifully coloured image and fabulous

Rose Petal said...

Hello Hazel. This is such a fabulous card. Love the image, so beautifully coloured. Your design and the richness of the colours you have used are just perfect, and I just love your flowers, stunning.
Hope you have a fabulous christmas, with lots of yummy crafty things.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Pat said...

Super card Hazel, gorgeous image, colouring and brilliant flowers. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Sandra said...

Hi Hazel, oh your twin nieces will love this card! Sounds fun that they love to craft too. My 3 year old daughter do too! :)
This stamp looks fun to color, and is really cool!
I love your coloring, it is soft and strong at the same time!
Have a wonderful time this Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hugs Sandra

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous card Hazel just love those little Uggs! Your nieces will love this card.good luck with your prep - it's never ending isn't it? xx

Wendy said...

WOW Hazel, love this it's fabulous, really gorgeous.
Wendy xx

Bettina L. said...

Such a lovely card. Just gotta love those adorable girls on that image there and I gotta tell you that flower is stunning as well. Merry Christmas;) Hugs Bettina

Sarah said...

Hi Hazel, seems like ages since I visited your blog last and you've created wonderful cards. Love this one, the image is just brilliant (Mo's images are just a dream to colour aren't they?). Wonderful flowers as well and a beautiful colour scheme. Hope you get all your shopping done and have time to relax before Christmas, hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well. Sarah

coops said...

fantastic card hazel.i love the image and your colouring and details are stunning ;D
Wishing you and your family a wonderful christmas :D

xx coops xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card. Great way you have matched the seam binding and love the flowers. Great projects in my new mag arrived yesterday too.

Anne said...

The card and your image look great, those flowers look FABULOUS!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Hazel,
totally adorable card, love everything in it,
colours image, papers and the!
Merry Christmas and happy Crafting New Year to you too;-))m


A fabulous girly card Hazel - the colouring is perfection. Love those lush flowers and papers.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful 2012 - hugs, Sylvia xx

Diane J said...

What a gorgeous card Hazel, beautiful colouring of a great image. Love the flowers you have made as well. Have a lovely Christmas and looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous creations during 2012. Love Diane xx

Angela said...

What a great card... very girly!!! Love it!!! Your colouring is just fabulous.
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy Crafting 2012 to you too... I hope te see a lot of your lovely cards!!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Aww Hazel - how cute! :) and two crafting neices, thats brilliant and I'm sure they have heaps of fun with you!

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I am just upgrading my Silhouette SD to a Silhouette Cameo - I like the idea of a larger cutting area as I like to make boxes and am keen to use some of my idle 12x12 stash! :D

Have a smashing christmas hun



Fabiola said...

toute chou et si girly! et ces fleurs sont troooop belles. biz

Mrs.B said...

Great card Hazel, and your punched flowers look fab.
Have a wonderful Christmas & New Year.

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Hazel, I love the bright colours & those flowers are stunning :D
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Faye said...

Hazel, this is gorgeous. The bright colours are really lovely. Have a super Christmas and New Year. xxx

Mel said...

love the colours on this and the image reminds me of my 2 teen daughters.
hugs Mel x

~@ngie~ said...

AWESOME!!! love everything about it & am fascinated by the roses.. they look fantastic :) xXx