Monday, 21 September 2015

Crafty Boots GDT Card

The lovely people at Crafty Boots have asked me to be a guest designer for their current challenge, which is "Monochrome".  It's already been running for a week, but you still have a week to play along, and you're not limited to a card, you can make whatever you want.  I, however, opted for a card, to boost my Christmas stash, going for warm kraft tones and plenty of glitter.
 The stamp I used is a Heartfelt Creations one which is designed to go with the Spellbinders baubles dies I've used, it fits perfectly in the largest bauble.  I coloured the image with my trusty Promarkers in warm light browns, adding some fine gold glitter to the star and halo.
To create the kraft overlay, I simply cut a bauble aperture with a Spellbinders die, then added plenty of Stampendous Gold Halo glitter round the edges for some festive sparkle.  The sentiment bauble was cut from the same die set as the aperture, stamped with a Papermania sentiment stamp and glittered up as described before.
To embellish, I added a layered bow topped with a button, some poinsettias made from crinkle kraft with Nellie Snellen punches, ivy made with a Joanna Sheen die and some brown pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafty Cardmakers - #148 - Make it Sparkle
Eureka - #159 - Monochrome
Allsorts - #329 - Sparkle
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #56 - Lots of Texture or Layers
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #162 - Glitter / Sparkle
CRAFT - #329 - Add Some Bling
Simon Says Stamp - Die Crazy
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #155 -  Use a Punch or Die


  1. I love this card Wendy, the warm browns are a great choice for a nativity scene. Thank you for being being part of the Design Team for this challenge.


  2. such a beautiful Christmas card Ginny x

  3. This is stunning Wendy.
    Thank you for entering our sparkle challenge at CCM&More. Good Luck
    Hugs Kimx

  4. A really beautiful Christmas card Wendy. Your image is just adorable and I love that you have coloured it Monochromatically to match the Kraft card stock. Your card is decorated and embellished wonderfully and the gold glitter is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  5. Just beautiful. I'm guessing you won't be making and sending out 100's of these - so much work.

  6. This is lovely, Wendy. Great monochrome scene. Thanks so much for joining the EurekaStamps challenge this week!

  7. Fabulous card, Thank you for entering the Glitter N Sparkle Blog challenge x DT Lisa x

  8. Stunning card, love it, thanks for sharing at Glitter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  9. Love the scene, gorgeous card, x

  10. Such a lovely image Wendy and a perfect choice of earthy colours.

    Many thanks for joining our Sparkle them at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  11. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week Tracy x

  12. STUNNING card - gorgeous soft colours used - just lovely - thank you for joining us in this weeks challenge "use a punch/die" over at Glitter N Sparkle - Good luck x
    Debby (DT)

  13. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  14. Beautiful card and the touch of sparkle is a great addition. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

  15. Beautiful card love the way you have used the bauble die - l just might have to borrow this idea Wendy. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Sparkle' challenge this week and hope you come back to join the new challenge tomorrow x Susan x

  16. hello Wendy! wow, this is amazing...gorgeous card! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  17. Beautiful card, love how you have used the die cut to frame your image... Thanks for joining in with our sparkle challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More... good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Hugs, Sue xx


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