Wednesday, 9 May 2012

ABC Christmas Challenge - I is for...

I have another card for our current ABC Christmas Challenge for you today...where the theme is:

'I is for Icy Inspirational Photos'



We have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:


From Simon Says Stamp - a $15 voucher to spend in their store!


From In 2 Stamps - a €10 gift voucher to spend in their store!

This time, I took my inspiration from the second photo...and those adorable penguins, using a Lili of the Valley stamp 'Igloo for Two', which I coloured using watercolour pencils...adding some sparkle with 'Diamond' Stickles . I kept the background all white and icy, embossing plain card using my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'Snowflakes' folders...and Sizzix/BasicGrey 'Snowglobe' folder...glittering all the edges with Glamour Dust. The sentiment is also by Lili of the Valley, and the snowflakes were cut using Marianne Designs dies...and coated with more Glamour Dust.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

18 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous so frosty feeling and cute image
Hugs Kate x

Dot said...

I is for : 'I love it'. Such a beautiful white on white card, Helen. The image is so cute. Great post at ABC Christmas Challenge.
hugs Dorte

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Catherine said...

Fab Christmas card, love the embossing.....

Mynnette said...

YES, YES, YES!!!! LOVE the gorgeous embossing and the glitter! And your pop of color with the image is outstanding! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

SmilynStef said...

I love all of the wonderful embossing and sparkle ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) the image is adorable and all the white and sparkle are fabulous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts and PTW Challenges :-)
luv
Lols x x x
thanks XXXX :-)

Jacqueline said...

A gorgeous card - made me shiver just looking at it! - Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Samantha said...

FAB u LOSooo!! love it love all the embossing and soooo sparkly, lovely hugs me xx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, adorable image... thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

lauren bergold said...

oh ♥WOW♥ what a fabulous card on soooo many levels: first as just a PRIMER on how to use embossing brilliantly; then as a lovely and adorable take on the "icy inspiration" photos! plus those penguins would just totally ROCK any card they were on anyway!!! :) :) :)

Uma said...

aaaw I wub those penguins, beautiful card

Jennifer said...

Totally gorgeous, Helen...every element is perfect. I think you must love your Cuttlebug as much as me, judging by your cards.

Jennifer. x

Kimberly said...

super cute card and i love all the glitter and the details you have pt on it. thanks for sharing with us at crafty calendar challenges. Kimberly DT

Carissa said...

This is darling, I have always loved this image. Hugs, Carissa

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! Fabulous colours and the cutest of images...LOve it.
Chrissyxx

Ribbon Girl said...

That is such a lovely card and those penguins are very cute! I love all the embossing and especially the stickles!! Thanks for joining in with the Papertake Weekly Challenge. Mary G x

Marie B. said...

A frosty white beauty, this is! :)