Saturday, 19 December 2009

Happy Christmas! Simples!

Hi folks!!
It's my turn to Sponsor the fabulous challenge that is Sketch Saturday this week. The uber talented sketch designer, and my friend, Jo has come up trumps again with a gorgeous sketch and I was truly honoured to be asked to make a card a long with the marvellous designers on the team.
I used some luxuriously flocked snowflake paper by WRMK. I cut the circle frame (using Nestabilities) from white card, and also the strip layered under the ribbon, and coated them with a turquoise sugary glitter by Memory Makers. I used my EK Success boarder punch through more card to create the scalloped layer. I coloured Christmas Simples with Copic Markers and used opal white liquid pearls for his fur trim, covering it with glamour dust. I added glossy accents to his eyes and nose. I layered him onto a panel of pearlescent card that I had embossed using the Cuttlebug. The decorative corners are die cut using a Quickutz die. The letters are die cut (Quickutz) from funky foam. I used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch and finished them off with flower gems.
I made this card with a few more challenges in mind. Crafty Annn'e Challenge - No red or green, Stamp Something - 'Holiday Somethings', The Pink Elephant - Winter/Christmas, Die Cut Dreams - Glitter me Silly, Stamptacular Sunday - Christmas with a twist, Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Punch it, Creative Card Crew - Anything goes and lastly My Time To Craft - Yuletide Wishes.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

32 comments:

Georgia said...

I love this card. The image is darling and you did a fantastic job with all the details. Thanks for joining us at the SSC.

JanJay said...

Oh this is fab Sandra, I love Christmas Simples and the colours you've used.

Thanks so much for taking part in our Punch It challenge over aT Sweet Stampin

Jan x

Marina said...

This card is just cute, Sandra!
I love the colours and the sparkle.
Papers and details are fabulous.

Hugs,
Marina

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This is sooooo beautiful. I love so many elements about it. Great details! Thanks so much for sharing it at SSC!

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sandra - really love this colour combo and simples is fabulous anyway. Thank you for bringing him over to us at Crafty Ann's :o)
Ann x

Emma Lockley said...

Hi Sandra! WOW your card is so beautiful, lots of lovely details and embellies! thank you so much for joining us for a Sweet Stampin Challenge and for being such a wonderful sponser for Sketch Saturday!
Hope you have a very merry christmas and new year
lots of love emma xxx

Ann said...

Hi Sandra - totally wow card as usual. Love the lettering and of course Meerkat is just so fabbie.
Thanks for sharing with us at the Pink Elephant this week.

Have a great Christmas.
Ann xxx

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

Hi Sandra,
Your card is FABULOUS! Love the colr, very detailed super DP! Thw whole card is just lovely! Love your work!!! Would love to see more, keep hop'n back for our weekly challenges!!!!
Happy Holidays!
HUGS
Rach

Donna said...

Hi Sandra, this card is stunning with so much to look at and as always so much attention to detail! I'm sorry I haven't been around much recently...I have been unwell for weeks now and also mega busy at work so not much time or energy for blogging, you have made some fantastic cards in my absence...the meerkat cards are amazing! Thank you for my beautiful Christmas card, so much sparkle and bling, I love it :) Donna x

Biscuitlid said...

such a fun card! Love that image
Great to see you at DCD
Victoria
x

Aud Kirsten said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! Love all the details! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week:)

Julie said...

Fab card Sandra, I love all the sparkle and glitz and that paper is divine. Have a lovely Christmas.

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card Sandra!
hugs
kim x

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

SANDRA,

I JUST LOVE YOUR BLOG AND YOUR WORK SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH.
HOP OVER TO MY BLOG, THERE IS AN AWARD WAITING THERE FOR YOU!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY CRAFTING TO YOU!
PLEASE BECOME ONE OF MY FOLLOWERS! I WOULD JUST LOVE IT!!

HUGS
Rachael
Queen La Rubba

Carolyn said...

What a fantastic card. I love how you did the letters. I love the colors. I love your attention to detail. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

debby4000 said...

Oh he is brilliant and what wonderful colours.
luv
Debby

Larissa said...

Gorgeous Sandra! Love this christmas meerkat! Great design.

Thank you so much for your lovely card!

Hugs,
Larissa

Pat said...

Beautiful card Sandra, love the image and the lovely colours you have used. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Fiona said...

Great colours you'ved used Sandra and love all those details. You must have a bow shaper to get such a perfect bow and that ribbon is delish. Thanks for your kind words, hadn't thought of adding to my banner next year but what a good idea.
Fiona x

Liza said...

Gorgeous work Sandra. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Chrissie said...

Just brilliant Sandra!
I love this little meerkat and your colour combo on this is perfect.
Thanks for joining in with CACB.

Mummylade said...

Totally wonderful. What a marvellous colour. Thank you for joining the DCD challenge this week.

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular this week! (Sorry I'm late in commenting!)
Dee

Beryl said...

This is fabulous Sandra. The image is gorgeous, of course, the colours are lovely and the flocked paper is to die for. Thank you for joining in Crafty Ann's challenge.
Beryl xx

Lesley said...

Fab card, the image is cute and I love the sparkles! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Faye said...

WoW! Your card is beautiful! I love the colour scheme and the detail on it is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous Sandra. Love the cute image and colours. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season.
Hugs
Desire

Margreet said...

gorgeous card Sandra.....love your details......thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin!
xxx Margreet

Anne said...

What a super card Sandra. Love the image, he's so cute. Thanks for joining us at CACB. Hope you have a great Christmas. Hugs x

louise said...

Wow this is gorgeous Sandra you make fab cards.
louise xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Sandra he is so lovely and as always oh so cute. Love the colours and of course the image. I will have to get him after Christmas for next year, I wonder where he is for sale!!!! Lol!!!! Cathy xxxx

Erin... said...

too cute! Gorgeous papers adn colors! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Stamp Something!