Thursday, November 18, 2010

Some Christmas Cuties for City Crafters

     I wonder if any you are thinking "she sure is earning that versatile blogger award!"  I don't know about versatile, but I definitely qualify for eclectic!  LOL  You just never know what kind of project you're going to see here do you?  :)  I'd have to say this card is in the vintage/shabby chic category.  Haven't made anything like that in quite a while.
     Most of you probably know that City Crafter is my most favorite place to play card challenges.  Well, this week's challenge is to make something with little children.  That one had me scratching my head for a minute.  Then I checked my Google Reader, (trying to keep up with what everybody's doing) and there--lo and behold--was a post from Magic Moonlight with this adorable freebie Christmas image of these three little girls.  Just what I needed for the challenge.  So here they are all cute and sweet on my card.
     I pulled out my fabulous Basic Grey Jovial paper pad, added a little Bo Bunny scrap to make a pretty snowflake punched strip, inked and inked and inked (you get the picture) and rolled and rolled and rolled (ummhmm), Stickled and Glimmer Misted and distressed like crazy and this was the end result--this card, multicolored fingers, and a VERY messy kitchen table.  :)  The circle has stitching around it although you can't see it very well in the photo.  I used one of those plastic canvas pieces as a template to mark the holes evenly around the circle and then stitched by hand.  It worked great!  I used a quilling tool to make my rolled roses.  It made it so easy.  Hope you like it.
Happy Thursday!


Papers:  Basic Grey "Jovial",  Bo Bunny, Georgia Pacific
Image:  Magic Moonlight Studios Free Images
Inks+:  Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, and Tumbled Glass Distress inks, Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles, Copic E31
Tools:  Martha Stewart Branch punch and Snowflake Trim deep edge punch, EK Success Scalloped Scallop punch, Provo Craft decorative scissors, quilling tool, sewing machine, Quick Count plastic canvas circle
Miscellaneous:  Hug Snug seam binding, button, Recollections adhesive pearls


Nancy said...

I LOVE it! How GORGEOUS is that? Okay Tracy...I have to make a card! It's funny how I think that every time I come to your blog...I also think about how I really should get some ink for my printer! lol I'm not going anywhere today! We're having a full-scale blizzard! I'm staying toasty and warm...and making a card...maybe! haha :o)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is gorgeous Tracy, I love vintage images, and this one is extremely beautiful, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! And you know that we enjoy your company too!

~* steph :) *~ said...

i love love love this card, tracy! what a sweet image! beautiful rolled flowers. thanks for sharing and have a fabulous friday and weekend! *hugs* steph :)

merniebug said...

Fabulous vintage holiday card. I love it and your gorgeous flowers and ribbon.

Ros said...

Absolutely stunning! what more cn I say ... thanks so much for joining us again at CCCB

♥Jan♥ said...

Isn't this completely wonderful. You always manage to put so much on a card, and yet it never looks over done. (winner winner winner) Oh, did I say that out loud ?? lol

Suzanne C said...

This is beautiful! I love the image and the flowers, snowflakes and ribbon are all fab accents.

Unknown said...

This is so adorable.. I love everything about it.. Thanks so much for joining us over at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Perfectly lovely in every way!! So fabulous!
Thank you for joining us at CCCB!