Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stitching & Distressing at Elphine House Australia

How exciting to be posting my first DT card for Elphine House Australia using this Christmas image by Elisabeth Bell named Danny Boy Jingle Bells.  The stamp was originally released in 2008 to Sugar Nellie and  just newly released at Elphine House.

The challenge this fortnight is to use stitching (Faux or real) and add some distressing.  Couldn't get my machine to sew 34 gauge gold wire so I used a gold metallic Uniball pen for the Faux stitching which is NOT showing up as I had hoped in this photo.  There's lots of shine and glitz and I'm hoping it's showing up for you.  Here is a list of what I used on the card:  Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink - Aqua, Silver, and Magenta Stickles - Diamond Glaze - Crushed Velvet Flock, MS Snowflake Punch - Gold Tuille - Snow Tex and Snow Crystals - Jingle Bells.  I used so many darn Copics thought it easier to just take a picture to share......lol  I added the Diamond Glaze to the Berries, bells on the sled, railing and skis.  Sentiment is computer generated.

Here's a sneak peek at the inside.

Sure hope you can play along with us for this fun challenge.  Be sure to stop by the Elphine House Challenge blog to see the wonderful inspiration by the amazing ladies on the team.  Their coloring and designs are so fantastic you won't want to miss them.

Entering Challenges:
CLP - Last Sketch of 2012 - #53
Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog - Glimmer, Shimmer, & Shine

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)


Eulanda said...

Awww this is sooo pretty!!! Love the gold and the bells but your coloring? WOW!! You added gorgeous snow and clouds perfectly! What a great scene!! Big hugs!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful card. I love the wonderful snow...Just a wonderful card. joann sassy raggedy

Chrissy said...

So gorgeous Carol, gorgeous image and colouring, love the gold details and snow..fabulous card.


Marjorie said...

Oh Wow! How beautiful is this Carol:) Lovely image and what a gorgeous design...so glad you are managing to make your stunning cards again!! Your always in my thoughts..
Big hugs,

craftieodmae said...

absolutley gorgeous I love the touch of gold!!

Unknown said...

wow nice to see a other beautiful card from you
very pretty image and very nice coloring that you did
O well what I want to say that your card is very beautiful
hope that you are doing fine

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, beautiful card, Carol ! Love all the glittery gold and the sparkle on the snow. Totally cute image.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I just LOVE this Carol!! Those gold bells are such the perfect addition to your sweet card!! Beautifully done my friend!! Such a wonderful job on your first EHA DT too!! :) BIG HUGS

Pat said...

Beautiful card Carol, cute image and I love all the bells and embellies.

Pat xx

Selma said...

What a darling card Carol. This is such a cute image and I love all the gold you added to the card.

Mary Lou said...

Holy Moly Carol!! This is STUNNING!!!! Darling image --sure glad it was brought out of storage:) Cute saying and Love the shimmer and sparkle!! Oh and hey I LOVE THE CLOUDS!!!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at EBWorld--best of luck
Smiles and Hugz

Anonymous said...

Stunning Christmas card Carol! Your colouring of this cute image is so perfect. Love your layout and the gold tuille and bells are gorgeous.
Keep well and enjoy the weekend.
Amelia x

Carole said...

Oh my goodness, absolutely stunning Carol, and I love all the wonderful gold trim and the sentiment. How ever did you get the snow to look so awesome!!! Hugs ... Carole xox

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning, love your take on our challenge, thanks for joining us at CLP this time, hugs Pops x

alethea said...

I absolutely love this and I love the addition of the bell's! Thanks for joining us at EBW! HUgsxx

Pysselbus said...

Carol, Carol.... What a fenomenal card!!! LOVE all the blingy gold and the image is soooo cute!!! Amazing card, sweetie!

Thank you for joining us at EBW!


Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Carol, What a lovely take on your theme. Lovely card and such a lot of work gone into it! Judy x

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Carol! I love all the gold accents and other beautiful details! Outstanding coloring of the darling image! Hugs!

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful card. Her new images are all so cute. I love how you colored her and love the bells you used with that beautiful gold mesh or ribbon..so beautiful!

Teresa said...

Stunning card Carol, really pretty, gorgeous colours and great colouring. I love those jingle bells.
Teresa xx