Friday, 31 January 2014

February Guest Designer at CHNC Extra

Hello Bloggers. I have been keeping a secret and boy, oh boy, was it ever hard to keep!
Hazel invited me to be the February Guest Designer at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra. This is a monthly challenge sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. The theme is always Anything Goes, as long as it is Christmas.
Pop on over to Hazel's CHNC Challenge Extra and check it out. If you link up one of your cards, you will have a chance to at the random drawing for $21.00 of Bugaboo images.

For my first card, I chose Poinsettia Heel. You can get it here from Bugaboo Stamps. I made this card for my eldest daughter (Glamour Girl). She owns many a pair of high heels just like this one, so should enjoy this card when she opens it in December. Luckily, she does not read my blog!

I coloured the shoe with three tones of silvery grey copic pens. I went over the striped toe detail with a silver Sakura Jelly Roll pen, to give a bit of shimmer. I printed the image twice, and then fussy cut out the poinsettia and layered it back onto the heel. I used the Jelly Roll pen on the Poinsettia berries as well.

You can see the Jelly Roll shimmer on the toe detail and the paper piecing on the poinsettia a bit better here...

I matted the image with a snippet of red mirri card and then again with a snippet of silver glitter card. I then diecut it and popped it upwards on my card. I wanted that shoe to be front and center when she opens her card! It is the first time I have tried this on a card, and I like the effect that it gives.

I added two Penny Black Holly dies and topped them with a Michael's red poinsettia. Yes, once again it is from the 25 cent clearance packages. A bit of stickles on the holly berries, and a snippet of fine silver cord were the final touches on this card.

Card Base - hand made, from my stash
Design Papers - Echo Park, Tis the Season stack and Heidi Swapp Peppermint Stix
Cards Stock - snippets of red and white card from my stash
Red Mirri Card - American Crafts, from my stash
Silver Glitter Paper - Multi Craft Imposts Dollar store purchase, from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders, Labels 26 mat;  Penny Black, Holly Berries
Bling - red diamonds, from my stash
Cord - ultra fine silver cord, from my stash
Flower - Michael's, Nouveau Noel Poinsettia
Image - Poinsettia Heels, from Bugaboo Stamps

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must cover card base with paper
3. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - must be Christmas, theme is spots or stripes


Hazel said...

I am so pleased that you are my guest for CHNC challenge extra for February and with this delightful card. And thanks for entering this for my Patterned Paper challenge for February - hope to see you there again soon. x

jimlynn said...

Oh so pretty - and I'm so glad I don't have to wear heels this high anymore! LOL!!! Truly a beautiful card and love the poinsettia and flourish you added.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Brenda Brown said...

What a delightful card Mo I love the design and embellishing. Have a great weekend xx

Di said...

Oh this is absolutely FABULOUS Mo!! Just beautiful - I remember heels like that :(

Well done to on the CHCC DT spot - you'll be kept very busy commenting on all the February entries so I hope you still get time to come and play.

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Hi Mo - Di again! Busy doing the weekly picks and I just realised that the thumbnail didn't show this gorgeous card in the Playground. Had to delete your entry, then save your photo to my own laptop and then relink you using that photo. For some reason it didn't like the file extension on your blog - all sorted now but thought I'd let you know why you're now showing as the last entry in Mr Linky.



Sarn said...

Such a lovely card Mo. Sure to appeal. Great design, great image, great embellishments. xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a gorgeous card! So much sparkle. I love the layered fussy cut poinsettia-very fancy.

Kathleen said...

Another cracker of a card, great image and love the layout.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I'm really loving this card. Your colouring on the shoe is fab and that poinsettia perfect. Congratulations on your GDT pot. Hugs Mrs A.

Rose said...

oh my this is beautiful!!!!! thrilled to have you as our GD this month :)

Darnell said...

Congratulations on being GD over at Hazel's place, Maureen! She is so lucky to have you!! This high heel card is gorgmazing and must be even more sparkly and stunning IRL, especially with the shoe popped up! The little Christmas poinsettia and holly detail are icing on the cake!! She will treasure this!! Hugs, Darnell

Pia S said...

This is a wonderful feminine version of a Christmas card, Maureen! It's a fun, elegant image, great idea to give it a 3d effect with the poinsettia, and the holly leaves and flowers are so beautifully decorative!

Debs Willis said...

What a gorgeous card, love the subtle sparkle on the stripes & the huge poinsettia :-). Your daughter is sure to love it
Congrats on the guest designer spot too
Debs x

Linby said...

Lovely card, great embellisments. Well done on being showcased by Di.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a gorgeous image and beautifully embellished.
Congratulations on your Guest Design spot.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mo
Fabulous card..... Love the shoe....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Redanne said...

Many congratulations on your GDT spot! Just one word to describe your card - stunning!! Hugs, Anne x

Heather said...

This card is gorgeous!! I loved it the moment I saw it on the CHNC2 blog! I'm such a shoe girl, but I also love that giant gorgeous poinsettia. Great inspiration as out Guest Designer this month.