Monday, November 21, 2011

PCI Guest Designer card

After entering a challenge recently at Paper Creations Ink they chose me to be a Guest Designer. How cool is that! They gave this darling image by Sassy Studio Designs called "Santa's Helper" from their "Sassy Holiday Collection". (Thanks a bunch Sassy Studio Designs!) Doesn't she look pretty sitting on top of that huge prezzie. Wonder what's in it. Do you think she should shake it? LOL Uh...better not just in case it's breakable. LOL This is challenge #13 at PCI with a "Christmas Theme". Can you believe we're only about a month away from Christmas. Yikes! Where has this year gone?

The DP I used is from K&Co's new Christmas paper pad called "Elizabeth Brownd's Visions of Christmas". I loved the pretty blue paper with snowflakes & musical notes. The "Santa's Helper" digital image was colored with my Copics E0000, E000, E00, E31, E41, E50, E51, E53 / R11, R20 / BG0000, BG10, BG11. Then cut out with my oval & scalloped oval Nesties. The bling button, gold doily, gold ribbon & glitter snowflake are all from my stash. I distressed the edges of the DP with Ranger's Distress Ink 'Frayed Burlap'.

This was my first time adding sequins to a card. I purchased a bunch of cupped sequins from Cartwright. They have such a huge selection at such a good price so I got a big variety. These gold sequins came from an assortment pack with a mix of different Metallic colors. They are 6mm Metallic slightly cupped sequins. The 'cupped' center makes a great nesting place for the bead. What pretty little flowers they make. I'll definitely be using this technique again. The opaque ones are really pretty too.

Just in case anyone wants to know how I attached the sequins to my card:

I used some thin 34 gauge gold wire (I think it's called beading's old & the label fell to "sew" the gold beads & sequins onto the top of the card. I cut a piece of wire about 4" long. Then strung the bead onto the wire & moved it to the middle of the wire. While holding the bead super straight & making sure it was centered between the bead holes so the holes wouldn't show......I twisted the wire close to the bead. Then I pierced a hole in the DP & threaded the wire through to the back, secured the ends with tape & cut off any excess wire. Easy peasy!

I'm entering the following challenges:
DYSU Challenge: #46 blue
One Stop Craft Challenge: #158 blue
Paper Pretties: Christmas card using non-traditional Christmas colors
Pollycraft Monday Challenge: #120 Christmas fun
The Craft Garden: Christmas without red or green
Wags' n Whiskers: Christmas themed
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges: #47 Christmas must use digi
Hooked on Craft Challenges: #12 use punch or die cut
Paper Sundaes: #96 Beautiful bow
Pile It On: #47 Anything with a "P" (prezzie aka present)
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: #66 Let It Sparkle
Just Some Lines: Tic Tac Toe (glitter, digi, die cut)
Outlawz challenge: Pam111911 Christmas or winter celebration
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days: #21 texture & must use digi
Crafts 4 Eternity: R#46 Embellishment recipe (snowflake, bling, doily)
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #109 Snowflakes
Frosted Designs: Fabulous Friday Challenge ~ Die Cuts!
Creatalicious Challenges: #28 Christmas & sparkle
The Paper Shelter: #40 Snowflakes

Thanks so much for visiting me & please pop on over to PCI to enter their Challenge. They would love to have you join them. This card will be traveling to Mass. to my dear friend Mary.

Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~♥♥♥~


Christina C. said...

WOW, Sharron, this is such a gorgeous image and you colored her to perfection. Love the design!!!
Congratulations....well deserved!

Linda Palmer said...

Sharron, this image is darling and love how your colored her and designed all the embellishments. Beautiful card, beautiful coloring.

Miranda said...

awesome card Sharron, love all those goldy embellies, they look wonderful
thanks for being our GDT this challenge

Marjo said...

Beautiful Christmas Card, love your soft colors and the design. Thanks so much for being a GDT at Paper creations Ink

xoxo Marjo

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous image and beautifully coloured love the papers to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is gorgeous, I LOVE those Sassy girls! Thanks so much for joining our "tic-tac-toe" challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Jenny said...

Yes, such a darling image and a lovely card you have made with it. Your bow is just perfect for our challenge at Paper Sundaes. Thanks for joining in the fun.

Chris said...

Love the sequins! Your card is just gorgeous! I love how you colored your image. The gold is so fantastic with the pale blue. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


Lori Apgar said...

Wow~I love the colors you used for this card! Love the image and coloring too! Great job!!

Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs this week!!

Lizzie said...

What a fabby card !!! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E.

Jenny Evans said...

Oh wow! This is amazing! Loving the blue and gold combo!! Great job!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs! :)

WencheP said...

This is so sweet. Love the big bow. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


pinky said...

Super cute card. Love the gold embellishments. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

carol said...

Gorgeous cute card, thanks for playing along with our snowflake challenge,x carol.....CRAFTY CATZ

Tina said...

little bit of naughty for christmas i love it...great colors to and details...thanks for joining us at just some lines


Curlybear said...

Oh my word what an adorable creation the I love the design and layout and fabulous colour theme too...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Snowflakes Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

princesskitten said...

That's really, really sweet

kitten - DYSU team

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Sharon, love thatsweet image and your gorgeous gold bow! Delightful card
hugs Julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

The shiny trim is gorgeous and this image is colored beautifully Sharron. Pretty and delightful creation :o)

Louise said...

What a beautiful card, great image. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious challenge

michele said...

Fabulous card Sharron! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Sara said...

Your card is absolutely stunning!!!! I love the color combo that you chose and your coloring is beautiful!!! Thank You so much for being a part of Paper Creations Ink! Hugs to you and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!!! Happy Creating! Sara

Amanda said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge.


Aunty Sue said...

fab card thanks for joining Crafty Catz

Sandy said...

Well she had better not show up on one of my husband's presents!! Beautifully done Sharron.

ladyjanet_56 said...

What stunning work love the card, thank you for playing along at OSCC. Janet

Mary J said...

Totally lvoe your sassy card, Sharron! Thx for sharing with us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x

Crystal said...

Love the blue/gold colour combo & your pretty bow too! Thank you for joining us over at Paper Sundaes this week :)