Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Sugar Nellie - Holly

- Hello Sugar Fans -
Well, it's Wednesday and my turn to share my Sugar Nellie card with you. This week I'm using one the new mini Gorjuss stamps, she's called Holly and she's available to buy from Funkykits. There's quite a few in the collection, as the name dictates they're 'mini' - they're made from red rubber and stamp beautifully. Now despite Holly's name she isn't actually a Christmas stamp but as you can see below I have used mine to create a festive....ish non-traditional coloured Christmas card. Hope you like it :)

Here's What I Did
I matted and layered 2 patterned co-ordinating papers onto a 7" x 7" card base, and added a strip of coloured card as a border across them both. To create the pretty frame I die cut a rectangle from crisp white card along with 2 fancy square frames. The fancy frames were then cut up and glued to the rectangle edges to create a border, I also added a little bit of glitter into the embossed corner pieces.

The image was stamped directly onto some watercolour card and die cut it into a rectangle, this was then coloured with watercolouring pens. I added a touch of glitter to the snowy hills and glued the completed topper directly onto the frame; this was then attached to my card base.

To finish off I added a stamped Christmas tag and a few die cut snowflakes.

Here's What I Used
Stamps: 'Holly' #19 available from Sugar Nellie at Funkykits, LOTV 'Christmas Tags'
Paper/Cardstock (CS): White & Aqua CS, Watercolouring CS, LOTV 'Beach Bliss', Pink Glitter Card
Spectrum Aqua Pens: Face - Peach, Topaz, Blossom / Hair - Charcoal, Black / Dress, Boots, Hat - Sea Green, Kingfisher, Evergreen / Tights - Blossom, rose Pink / Snowy Hills - Aquamarine, Teal / Sky - Aquamarine, Blossom
Dies: Creative Expressions 'New York Collection - Union Square', Lawn Fawn 'Mini Snowflakes'
Other: Glitter, Baker's Twine, Pearl, Red & Green Glitter Pen
Don't forget if you want to see more Sugar Nellie creations made my lovely teamies why not drop by the Sugar Nellie blog or join our Facebook page (just search for the Official Sugar Nellie Group).

Why not join in with the challenge over at the Sugar Bowl - there's still  time to enter with a great prize up for grabs. The theme this month is 'Anything Goes' so it's really easy. DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHALLENGE YOU MUST USE a Sugar Nellie stamp. 
I look forward to seeing you soon. Why not leave me a message so I know who's out there - I'd love to hear from you!!

Challenge Entered:
Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge  - Christmas/Winter (November 2015)
Hugs & kisses

x Janine x


Ali said...

Yoo hoo!! OOh this is gorjuss!! I love the colours you have chosen :-) and oooh that lacy edge die is pretty gorgeous too!!! xx

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty Janine! I love the soft, delicate way you've coloured this and the tag with the snowflake and pearl is just the cutest little embellie.

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card l just adore your image and your colouring is out of this world! x

coops said...

so beautiful janine.the soft icy colours are so dreamy and i love your design and sweet gorjuss girl ;D

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

Your card is so gorgeous Janine.. Your colouring and shading are both fabulous and I do love the little snowy hill scene. Just the right amount of glitter finishes this off perfectly... and yes, I do love the die/dies/magic trick!

Christine x

Kat W said...

This is utterly magical...such gorgeous pastels and beautiful colouring :-) I'm rather taken with that lovely die cut frame too!
Big hugs, Kat xx