Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dies to Die For - Die-ing For a Challenge - Christmas Kids

Well Howdy to Y'All

How are you?  I hope you had a good weekend.

There is a new challenge over at Die-ing for a Challenge where the theme this week is "Christmas" - easy peasy huh!

Don't forget you can bag yourself a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the fabulous Dies to Die For store.  Wouldn't it be great to win with lots and lots of new products in the Dies to Die For store; but as always you have to be in it to win it so dig out your dies, Big Shots, Sizzix, Wizards, Grand Caliburs and starting crafting.

Now there are a few rules to observe which are:


* All entries must have at least one Dies to Die for product on
* You can combine our challenge with NO MORE THAN 3 OTHER CHALLENGES
* You must link back to the Dies to Die for Blog
NO back linking, new projects/cards only please
* Only 2 Entries per person please
* Entries which fail to observe the above will be removed and will not be eligible for the prize

Wouldn't it be nice to bag some lovely goodies just before Christmas!

So what are you waiting for?  Get your entries in over at Die-ing for a Challenge and make sure you check out what the lovely DT girlies have made - beautiful as ever.

Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of the stamps from Moreheads Christmas Kids - Surprise Collection and what a little cutie he is too.  There are absolutely stacks of stamps in this collection so make sure you check it out.

Here is the full card:

I've tried to keep the card along the 'vintagey' theme with traditional Christmas colours which I just love.  All the items I have used can be found at Dies to Die For and the recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Moreheads - Christmas Kids - Surprise
Paper:  Echo Park - This & That Christmas (its not showing in the store at the moment but contact Tracy and I'm sure she will get it for you)
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft
Holly Die:  Cheery Lynn - Holly Corner
Banner:  Die-Namics - Fishtail Banner

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 E0000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hat:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22 / G29 G46 G24 (holly) / YR24 YR23 YR21 YR20 (bell)
Top:  E43 E42 E41 E40
Sock:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22 / E43 E42 E41 E40
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

To outline the image and edge the papers I have used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

To add some dimension to the card I made a frame out of Kraft card and stitched around it with my sewing machine before adding some foam pads to the back to adhere it to the main card.  Here is a picture so you can see the depth that this adds to the card:

And there you have it.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care.



Caz said...

Oooo, love this Hazel. Such an adorable image. Gorgeous design and layout.
Caz x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Hazel the image is adorable and is coloured so beautifully. The layout is beautiful. Caroline xxx

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous image gorgeous stitching and love love love the depth so special
Hugs Kate xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card and that image is soooo cute.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Hazel. I love the image, your wonderful colouring and the stitching and framing look gorgeous.

hugs Sue

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Hazel - love how the image is framed.
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Carole said...

gorgeous card Hazel, love the image and the layout is fab
Happy crafting
Carole xXx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love these colours and he is so cute. Fab card

Eileen said...

Oh Hazel what a cutie. So perfectly coloured and love how you have framed him Great use of colours. Love it !!!
Eileen x

rachel said...

stunning card Hazel - just beautiful xx

Doreen said...

Love this fabulous card,gorgeous image and papers.xxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

what a cutie and the stitching and diecuts on your card just wonderful Hazel.

Susan Flynn said...

Fab card Hazel your colouring is breathtaking! x

Sonia said...

Just lovely card^_^ What a gorgeous details and sweet image^_^

Kelly L said...

Oh my goodness, Hazel, your coloring is terrific on this little cutie! :)

CarmenAlice said...

What a cute image! I love this card!

Christine L said...

Stunning card Hazel... fabulous colouring and I love that frame effect with kraft card!

Christine x

Isabelle Linnér said...

Wow, what a nice card :) It was so nicely with the frame around it.
hugs Isabelle

Planetsusie said...

This really is a great image Hazel - so cute. I love the colours and the little bell looks almost real!! I have just bought the holly corner die and I haven't used it yet - it looks so good I must use it on my next card!

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Tanya said...

This is fantastic Hazel, that image is adorable and I love the layout!

Tags xx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Hazel! I love the cute image and your colouring is fantastic! A lovely design as well!
hugs, Marlies

Kathleen said...

Another fabulous creation Hazel, such a cute image and great papers.

Kath x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card. Love that frame and the image is just adorable. Hugs Lisa xxx

Linda Palmer said...

Hazel, this card is fantastic. I love everything about it..great coloring, great design.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh my goodness, Hazel! This card is soooooo cute, cute, cute! I love your coloring & the frame is a great way to showcase your image. Darling card!
Huggies & Blessings ~

Fabiola said...

elle est craquante et ce petit bonhomme est tout mignon, biz

Pia S said...

Look at that sweet little face - it's such a cute image! It's a beautifully designed card!

Stamping in Pink said...

quite simply stunning. fab vintage creation, wonderful colouring and fantastic lay out xx

Pat said...

Beautiful Christmas card Hazel, love the cute image and the gorgeous bp, great frame too.

Pat xx

Nenny said...

What an enchanting image! So sweet and beautifully coloured. Love the tartan paper in Xmas colours. Beautiful card Hazel. Hugs, Wends x

kanda said...

Oh Hazel this is just so adorable. That is the sweetest image and the colour combo is fabulous xx

Lyndsey Turner said...

Simply gorgeous card, love the adorable image and fabby vintage feel xx

Patricia said...

Oh! Wow! how cute is he? I love it and so beautifully coloured.


May said...

Gorgeous card Hazel... Such a cute image he's adorable, Wonderful colouring as always.. Great design & detail... Hugs May x x

Bettina L. said...

I absolutely love this brown and red christmas card Hazel. Love the details with the holly corners and your colouring is superb. Have a lovely evening. Hugs Bettina xx