Friday, 1 January 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge

***********HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!**********

Woohoo! 2010! doesn't seem two minutes since that exciting 2000 New Year does it!? Hope you're not too hung over from last night's celebrations! The first day of the year and my first card and challenge of the year is our new challenge at the Crafty Calendar Challenge. This month we challenge you to make a card/project to do with "keeping warm" with the added option of including texture. You can choose to portray the theme any way you choose, warm colours, an image about keeping warm, whatever you like! Here is my sample card for your inspiration. I have chosen to use warm colours and sentiment and images about keeping warm. What better way to keep warm than with a nice big mug of hot chocolate and marshmallows like little Henry from Whiff of Joy?

The papers are by K&Co and have been distressed with tearing and sponged with vintage photo distress ink.
I have coloured Henry with large mug with copics. As I'm sure you know this is one of the Christmas stamps but you'll notice I have not inked the holly decorations on the mug before I stamped the image so that I could use the stamp for this birthday card! Love it when you can use Christmas stamps for something else don't you?

The flowers have been punched from coordinating K&Co paper with two sizes of EK success retro flower punches and I have sponged the edges with vintage photo. The gorgeous spacer is from the Hobby House. The pearls were pale turquoise and I have coloured them with E08 copic ti match the papers.

The sentiment is from the Whiff of Joy winter kit, stamped with vintage photo distress ink. The leaves have been punched with a woodware punch.

For my texture I have added a gorgeous satin bow with ribbon from my stash and some very fine glitter on the marshmallows to represent sugar.

Thanks for looking. I hope you can find time to join in this month, as always there is a fantastic prize on offer. Check out the rest of the DT's work, they are stunning! x


cats whiskers said...

Oh HUn this is just stunning love the colour scheme and of course your embellies
Have a great 2010
Hugs Jacqui x

~ Ali ~ said...

Happy New Year All the best for 2010 Jane. Fabulous creation, have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Wow Jane, another stunning creation. Happy New Year, Sue x

Janette said...

Happy New Year Jane,wow you have started the year off with a fabulous card,so love the papers,and the image is so cute.x