Saturday, 10 November 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 157 - Pastel Christmas

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well and have had a good week.

It's Saturday again, so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week we would like to see some lovely pastel Christmas themes.

Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Crafter's Companion so to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their store make sure you get your entry in.  As always, don't forget to see what the lovely Gorjussetts' have made over at the Totally Gorjuss site.

So, here is my little creation for you:

What do you think?  I am so loving this little Winter Fairy Halla from Mo Manning - she is just the cutest and easy peasy to colour too!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Winter Fairy Halla
Papers:  My Minds Eye - All is Bright - from Dies to Die For
Snowflake Die:  Memory Box - Bianca Snowflake - from Dies to Die For
Heart Tag:  Magnolia Doohickey - So Wrapped Lovely - from Dies to Die For
Banner Die:  Die-Namics - Mix and Match Banner Set - from Dies to Die For
Sentiment Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Grunge Christmas Postmarks

The image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Headband & Clothes:  BG11 BG10 BG000 / C0 (shading)

I have outlined the image and the papers with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
The little bit of gauze on the heart tag and behind the image is sterile gauze swabs from Boots - cool eh! ;o)

I have used Glamour Dust everywhere on the card - on the image, snowflakes and heart tag, but it never really shows up on the photographs really well - here is a close up for you:

If anyone could give me any tips on how to get a good picture of glitter I would appreciate it.  I use Crafter's Companion Stick & Spray on the die cuts before covering it liberally with Glamour Dust as it gives a great finish.

I am going to enter this card in the Christmas Stamping All Year Round challenge blog, where the challenge this week is 'Anything Goes'.

And that's it.  I hope you like it and I wish you all a fantastic weekend.

Thank you for all your lovely comments.

Toodle pip


Loopylou. said...

morning Hazel!
oh my gosh this is just stunning hun and that little fairy is so sweet.
I am so with you on struggling on good glitter piccies!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Hazel, Gorgeous card! I love the soft pastel colours and all the pretty sparkle.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Lisa x

scrappymo! said...

Oooooh, what a gorgeous card. Love that sweet image. Easy peasy to you...but certainly not to me. Thanks for including the copic pen numbers.
It really helps me!

Caroline said...

Stunning, beautiful layout in such gorgeous colours and the image is coloured so beautifully. Caroline xxx

Natali said...

Sooooo gorgeous!! Amazing glitter touch and sweet image just lovely.

rachel said...

wow Hazel - gorgeous image but I'm loving the glittery paper that has diecut well - just stunning hun xx

CarmenAlice said...

Amazing! Love your work :) Have a nice weekend!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Hazel. I love the sweet image and your colouring is so beautiful.
I love all the sparkle and the layout too.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Sonia said...

Fantastic card dearest Hazel^_^
Happy weekend^_^

A Casa di Ale said...

Bellissima card.....carinissimi i dettagli
Buon fine settimana
Ciao da Ale

Tanya said...

This is gorgeous Hazel, I love all the sparkles :) I must pick up that snowflake die, it's impressive! And that image is adorable too :)

Tags xx

kanda said...

Oh Hazel. this is just so gorjuss. those soft colours, embellies and cutest image. Stunning card xx

marion said...

This is fab ! Love the sweet colours and the colouring. Thanx so much for popping by on my blog, have a great weekend, hugs, Marion

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is fantastic Hazel, those soft colours and glitter are perfect with this adorable image.

Have a good weekend
Hugs Kelly

May said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, Love that sweet image & the beautiful soft colours.. such a pretty design. Thank you for your kind comments.. Hugs May x x x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i love the frostiness.. so pretty
Sorry i have been a bad blogger of late
Lisa x

coops said...

wow this is stunning hazel.gorgeous icy colours and sparkle and i love the beautiful image :D

xx coops xx

Pia S said...

This is such a sweet card, so beautifully put together! The image is so cute, and I love the glittery look of your beautiful die cuts! The stitching is a nice feature too.

Anja said...

Your card is just adorable, Hazel! I love this cute image (bought it a couple of days ago, but still no time to play with), the soft colors and all the Glamour Dust everywhere.
Have a nice weekend, too!
Hugs, Anja

Elaine said...

Hello Hazel , wow this is sensational I love it I have this image too she is fabulous .
Sorry I have not been by , have just got started again after a bad fall- head first downstairs. still suffering residual concussion but getting there slowly. .
Had a peek at what I have missed , wow its always a treat to visit you Hugs Elaine

Faye said...

Fantastic! That's all. X

Robin said...

So very beautiful! I love the coloring and the snowflakes. Thanks also for your lovely comments. Hugs, Robin

Donna Mosley said...

Absolutely stunning Hazel, love all the sparkly details.

Donna x

Betty said...

WOW this is absolutely gorgeous I love it the colours are beautiful and such a sweet image

Kathleen said...

Well Hazel, this is an absolutely beautiful, wonderful card. I absolutely love everything about it.
Totally brilliant.

Kath x

Анюта-та said...

Очень нежная и снежная открытка получилась!Я люблю эту картинку!

Linda Palmer said...

Oh my Hazel, this little girl is precious. You have colored her so beautiful and there is such amazing design elements on the card. Beautiful job! Gorgeous card!

Natali Yarkova said...

Великолепная открытка !!!
Настоящая зимняя !!!
Все очень гармонично , нежно !
Такой милый малыш ))

Debs said...

Stunning card Hazel - so wintery and sparkly.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Patricia said...

Oh! Wow! this stunning, I really love your cards, your designs are terrific.
Have a Great Day


Eileen said...

Another stunner Hazel. Love this image and of course your perfect colouring. Great layout and design and use of embellishments. Gorgeous !!!
Eileen x

Fabiola said...

elle est sublime ta carte, j'ai aussi beaucoup de problème pour photographier le glitter, j'aimerais beaucoup que tu viennes jouer avec nous a Christmas Stampin'All Year Long, biz

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely beautiful Hazel. Love the design with the snowflakes, heart tag and cheesecloth. Great details with the sewing and glitter as well. Have a lovely evening. Hugs Bettina xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I have just got this stamp and am so in love with it, love the colours you have used and all the sparkle and those snowflakes are beautiful
Lindsay xx

Planetsusie said...

Hi there Hazel - this is a really frosty looking card - the colours really capture the wintery weather. She is such a cute image and beautifully coloured as usual.

Big hugs Sue Pxxx

PS Thanks for mentioning about the Stick and Spray before glittering - I always forget about mine and then faff about with my wet glue.

Nenny said...

Stunning card Hazel! Love the sparkle and glitter! The colour palette is beautiful and feels so icy crisp! Such a sweet image too. Lovely lovely card. Hugs, Wends x

Angela said...

Oh my gosh.... this is really fabulous... great colours and the image is soooo gorgeous!!!

Samantha said...

Hazel this card is just totally beautiful I LOVE everything about it and I realllllly love the image too!
Stunning card! hugs me xx

Magda said...

What a beauty Hazel!!
I love the pastel colors!! and the adorable picture!
Have a nice week and thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a nice comment.