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Friday, 5 August 2011

Walking In A Winter Wonderland

When I stood down at the beginning of the year from the three fabulous Design Teams that had been daft enought to have me , it was my intention to have a complete year's break - however, I had not taken into account the persuasive abilities of Marianne - so here is my first Design Team creation for Winter Wonderland!

The challenge this week is "White on White with a Coloured Image" and has been set by the lovely Suzi.  Do pop over to the challenge to see the knock-out creations made by Marianne's Team for this week.

And if that wasn't enought, the challenge is being sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.

Here's my card:

Now, white on white is to me what salt is to a slug - it makes me want to curl up in a corner.  But I persevered and must give a huge vote of thanks to Mad Moose who started the spark of inspiration for this one, even though it didn't end up as originally envisioned!  I started with a 6x4 card and using my Classic Square Nesties I cut an aperture.  After running some white card through the Bug with my Swiss Dots embossing folder I layered that behind the hole.  Cuttlebug snowflake for the centrepiece with a HobbyCraft snowflake or three around the edges.  Sizzix flourishes, generously coated in Crystal glitter from Hero Arts, and of course, the most gorgeous little Fizzy Moon Christmas Bear with his message which I have coloured with Copics.  The colours seemed quite strong for a white card so I toned them down using the blender pen.  And finally, a few white pearls to finish.

Phew.   Right, that's me done, let's see what you guys can come up with!  See you over at the challenge.

Hugs Sxx

19 comments:

Delphine said...

Woohoo! Congratulations my little Squirrel, I am very happy for you! It is hard to resist, isn't:-)? Your first DT card is gorgeous, I love the embossing, gorgeous swirl and snowflakes and your image is totally adorable! Great layout too! Have a lovely day! Lots of hugs Delphine xx
PS: Did you know I actually spotted the news in your profile:-)... hehehe:-)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Squirrel
A gorgeous card and congratulations on your DT spot have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Linda said...

Hi Squirrel this card is such a cutie I love it and your colouring is fabulous love Linda

Cynthia said...

G'day my upside down Squirrel
Fab card sweetie, might have to give that aperture trick a go, looks great and I have that CB snowflake die too. Hope you got my email, would love to hear from you.
Purrs to Vince ~^..^~
Cheers
Cynthia

Samantha said...

Ohhhhh Congrats hunny! we loved having you apart of our Team and I know you will be a huge asset to WWL.... have a fun and fab time! GREAT first DT card hunny xx

Jilly said...

Soft colors and lovely details. I like to appreciate for joining at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week. Your blog is best for new ideas.
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Claire x said...

Well done on the DT spot - Gorgeous card - love the embossing and such a cute image too. Hugs, Claire x

tilly said...

congrats on your DT spot... a super card to start with, love those fizzy moons lol
Tilly

Mary J said...

A really wow WOW card, Squirrel! Congrats on the role!!

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Squirrel, love that swirl behind the cute image :o) Congrats on your new DT post hun! Lisa x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I'm glad I persuaded you Squirrel as your first DT card for WW is absolutely gorgeous. I always think oh dear when i see this challenge but alays love the results and I love this. Marianne x

Bernie said...

Like salt is to a slug, OMG what a perfect phrase. Your card is delightful. Love the aperture, the embossing and that image is adorable.
Blessings Bernie

downrightcrafty said...

Great to have you with us (we are so lucky to have a persuasive Marianne) Love the depth and the embossing and the extra sparkle
Hugs Kate xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Squirrel, I like the sweet image,and the fab white on white.
Kevin xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Fab card S. Congratulations on your DT position, well deserved. Love the aperture idea, it looks great with the swiss dots behind. Hugs Debs xx

coops said...

fantastic card squirrel.i love white on white, it really makes the image pop :D and huge congrats on your new dt spot :D

xx coops xx

Kaz said...

Congratulation on your new DT post and what a fab way to start off. Loving your card.
Hugs
Kaz xx

Chrissy said...

Congratulations on your new DT position, and congratulations for a fabulous white on white card...really lovely...dont know if it is in me....
Luv CHRISSYxx

Rufus said...

Salt on a slug, huh? Well, you certainly did a fantastic job with this one!
R/

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