Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas with pan pastels

Hi everyone,

Didn't realise how long I had been away from my blog but after a bout of illness, am back and have so much to catch up on. I have loads of Christmas cards still to make but the main present bit is finally done ..... phew!

Over on the Pan Pastels UK challenge blog, this week we were asked to use only paper and card to create our projects and that was even down to the embellishments. When I first saw the theme I was a little "aaaahhhh" but then realised with the use of die cuts (where would we be without our machines?), my card came together very quickly.

The dark background was covered in Maimeri paste using the dots with edges folder and then when dry, embossed using a Tim Holtz Sizzex folder. A quick dusting of white and pewter pan pastels and my background was made.

I wanted to use this fab reindeer die cut from Tattered Lace as my main focal point and covered him in Versamark and then used my lush Copper and Bronze metallic pan pastels. He came out divine. I then realised that I did not have any backing paper to match him so use using the same technique, covered only the edges of a white piece of paper (well I knew you weren't going to see the middle bit)!. As a finishing touch, punched out the edges with a decorative punch.

I have been a little naughty and added some sheer ribbon to one edge of my mat as my card needed texture but coloured it with my Copper and Bronze metallic pan pastels (hope you can forgive me). Finally I added some snowflake die cuts, a sentiment and my card was completed.

I am looking forward to visiting you all and seeing your projects as desperately am in need of some crafting inspiration as feel it has been zapped from me.

Have a great week everyone,

x x x

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Ali Craft - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - embossing
C.R.A.F.T - Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Christmas
Crafty Catz - use 2 or more dies
Creative Moments - vintage Christmas
Sugar Creek Hollow - vintage Christmas


Miria said...

Lou, it's simply amazing! Love it!
Miria xx

rachel said...

Hiya Lou - love your card to bits - really fabulous - thanks for popping over to my blog too! Hugs rachel xx

Zoe said...

So glad your on the Mend Lou, fabulous card, love all the textures xx Zoe xx

Claire said...

You're back with a bang hun, gorgeous card - so much detail and texture, it looks amazing
Claire xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful Christmas Card. Thanks for joining in our 'Christmas' challenge over at Ali-Craft, good luck! hugs Heidi x

Angela Radford said...

A beautiful card, fantastic detail. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ali-Craft, Angela x

Ali Kemp said...

Well this card has the WOW factor
You have put so much work in it
Thank you for sharing with us on the ali-craft blog challenge
Ali x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous embossing and a great entry to our Winter Wonderland Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have new candy if you are interested :)

carol said...

Lovely pretty card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ and our christmas challenge at CRAFT x carol

Lynsey said...

Beautiful embossing Lindsey for our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week! Thanks for joining in!
Hugs Lynsey x

Lynsey said...

Beautiful embossing for our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week! Thanks for joining in!
Hugs Lynsey x

Aunty Sue said...

Oh Lou this is such a fab card and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

Cec said...

Wonderful card with all the embossing, great layers and gorgeous reindeer. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card with great design. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey!
Hope to see you again