Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Whiff of Joy challenge 12

As this is the last challenge for the year, the challenge will stay open till the first week in January when the first challenge for the new year will begin - so you have LOADS of time to do this challenge girlies, lol.

This weeks challenge is to make a Contemporary Christmas card - no Red or Green and I've gone for something completely different for me. I've had the silvery papers for a while and never quite knew what I was going to do with them till I was visiting the mega talented Jacqueline of Creja Karten's blog, who has the most amazing cards!! I emailed her to ask her if it would be okay to use this card as my inspiration and she very kindly agreed.


The base layer of the card is glitter card, it's not showing up too well in the pics but is much more sparkly IRL. I made another "ticket" from the sentiment stamps from Whiff of Joy by stamping the 3 lines of text using a Stamp-a-majig (Stampin Up) then cutting this into a rectangle and punching two 1/2 holes on either end with a Stampin Up 1/4" punch. I adore the Whiff of Joy sentiments, the fonts are so beautiful.


A close up of Lizzie, she's coloured with the usual distress inks and H2O's, with a touch of glitter to her muff and boots (a girls' gotta have bling lol). I used a small Studio G scroll stamp and Brilliance Starlight Silver ink to edge the oval that Lizzie is stood on.


The large snowflake is cut with a Cuttlebug die out of acetate and I've added Diamond Dust from Rach (thanks sweetie - I just love this stuff) and LOVE the effect of the clear diamond dust on the acetate - it really looks icy and has so much texture IRL.

I really enjoyed making this card, it's great to do something completely different and I am really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Recipe:
Lizzie and Christmas Wishes Sentiments from Whiff of Joy
Paper is by Craft Creations
Flourishes are a Quickutz Revolution die
Brads are Papermania
Small snowflakes are Punch Bunch and Martha Stewart Punches
Large Snowflake is Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss die

Thanks for looking,

72 comments:

  1. Once again, you've pulled out all the stops. This is magnificent. Stunningly beautiful. You're still my main inspiration! Hugs from Desire

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  2. Excellent card! I love how you created so much detail to a single color. The card seems to be real and magical.

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  3. heey bev,

    your card looks beautiful!!! I will try to make a card too. last week I couldn't make a card because I was sick ( still gonne make a card with the sketch )

    greetings femke

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  4. Bev
    This card is just beyond words.It is sooooo gorgeous! I love the sketch,the colors you used and the acetate snowflake with the diamond dust is out of this world fantastic!Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great and safe day
    Connie (aka stampinfrog on scs)

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  5. Your card is sooooo beautiful....
    I love your coloring and this image... Your paper is fab...
    hugs conni

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  6. Oh Bev this is so beautiful!
    I love all your fabulous detail and your beautifully coloured image. Makes this card just stunning!
    hugs
    kim xxx

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  7. Oh wow, I love the colour it's fantastic! Love how you have used only a few colours and yet make the card stunning!!!

    xxxx

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  8. Gosh what a lovely card! I just love the silvery colours and all the glittery bling!!! :D

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  9. Hi Bev! Your card is stunning,love the colours & so much detail to look at,just gorgeous :o)x

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  10. Bev this is stunning as always, I love the colour and gorgeous image. x

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  11. This is absolutelly stunning! Great choice of colors and Lizzie is colored perfectly. This must be my favorite card.
    x Natasha x

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  12. WOW!! what a yummy card bev! I love the monotone look it is v funky :)

    lotsalove

    Amandaxxx

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  13. A fabulous card Bev! Love the colours you used for the contemporary challenge, your wonderful colouring and the glistening snowflake. I love the effect of the glitter on the acetate, such a great idea. Chris xxx

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  14. waw!!! i don't know what to say!!!!! she soooooo beautiful. all is perfect!
    céline

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  15. Ohhhh Bev this is stunning. You've coloured the image in beautifully and I love those papers. Thanks for the idea about using acetate for the snowflakes, I might pinch that idea if you don't mind. Michele x

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  16. Oh Bev, I think this is my most favourite yet ! I just love these colours! smoky, yet wintry at the same time. You are so very talented and I am soo envious (in a nice way of course!,) lol. I just adore the acetate and diamond dust - must get some of this - it is awesome!
    Thanks for sharing
    Hugs
    Julie

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  17. O M G what a stunning card such fabulous colours and colouring realy love it ,brilliant ,hugs Dawnxxx

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  18. Wow, what an absolutely stunning card. The colours are amazing and the snowflakes are gorgeous.

    Claire

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  19. Another stunning card Bev..I really must find time to check out these stamps

    Wendy x

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  20. Oh wow Bev! I saw your card on the challenge blog and had to come straight over to tell you how much I LOVE it!! This must be the prettiest Christmas card I've seen this year!
    Love Becky xx

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  21. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh what a nice card, i love her xx from maris

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  22. Bev! This is absolutely gorgeous. It took my breath away when I saw it! My postman delivered the most gorgeous card yesterday with lovely goodies inside. Thank you so much. There is something from me on the way...you should get it any day now! Hugs Jeanette

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  23. I my Lizzie looks like a Super Star! Wow how gorgeous! Love that large snowflake! Really stunning card!

    I have left something for you on my blog... just had to and this card is one of a million reasons!
    HUGS
    MichelleO

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  24. Beautiful Beautiful card. I love the colours/shading you have used. Those acetate snowflakes are a real treat.
    Just wanted to let you know that I've changed my blog address to http://sandradrydesigns.blogspot.com/
    Hugs
    Sandra xx

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  25. Bev this is stunning, love it...actually i am speechless..(don't laugh!)
    love the tones on your card and all the lovely things to look at..BEAUTIFUL
    hugs Rachxxx

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  26. Bev, this is just beautiful!!!
    I loved Jacqueline's card when I saw it too and yours is just as gorgeous as hers. Think it may be something to do with that unusual colour scheme, but whatever it is I LOVE it!!

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  27. what a lovely card and the colouring is amazing as always x x x

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  28. Awesome Bev, love the silver it makes a change from red and green :0)
    **Hugs** Heather x

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  29. Absolutely Stunning Bev!! Love the silvery greys and your colouring is awesome!! Debbie x

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  30. Another fantastic card Bev, just perfect.

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  31. This is so delicate and the colouring is beautiful! Fabulous as usual
    Pauline x

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  32. Super pretty! That ones for me right? ;) lol

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  33. This is absolutely stunning!!! Love, love, love it!! The colors and details are gorgeous and Lizzie looks so beautiful!

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  34. Oh my goodness Bev! This is by far the MOST STUNNING card that I have ever seen! Are you sure you can't come to the US and teach me some of your tricks! I love your style of creating!
    Lots of Hugs from your #1 fan!
    Kim

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  35. Bev, this is just a stunning card ~ Mel x

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  36. I can say only waw! Beautiful colored, image is perfect, card is excellent! Hugs, Moni

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  37. Wow, Bev, what can I say that the others haven't said already. This is the most magical, elegant, beautiful, awesome ...etc. card I have ever seen. Where do you get your talent from, Girl. Please throw some this way.
    Alice (beemer)

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  38. Ooh Bev, you always come up trumps. I adore this card and the colour is so lush. This stamp in your hands makes it a stamp we all need.
    Nicola -x-

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  39. Wow Bev what a stunning card. Your snowflakes are fabulous. I love to visit your blog Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs marja

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  40. Stunning card Bev, absolutely love it! The colour choice is fantastic, and looks very regal! Louise x

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  41. oh my goodness Bev, this is incredible. I absolutely adore this. How fabulous are the snowflakes on acetate - I would never have thought of this. Off for a peep at your inspiration :o)
    -x-

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  42. Hi Bev, love to see that my card inspired you!! Yours is wunderful too!! And a lot of others think the same, when I read the comments, great job!! Love from Holland,
    Jacqueline

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  43. Gorgeous!
    I can't believe you took these non traditional colors and made them into a stunning wintery card! The sparkle/glitter really tops this off! Beautifully done Bev!!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  44. Oh Bev, this is so gorgeous hun, you are just so clever. I adore this image and all those gorgeous snowflakes, they are just so yummy!! gorgeous work, hugs Linda x

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  45. Stunning card Bev. Not your traditional colours, but surprisingly has a lovely christmas feel. It has that frosty/icy feel to it!
    Hugs, Vicky x

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  46. omg Bev, this is absolutley stunning, so pretty! love it!. joey xxx

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  47. Bev this card is just gorgeous! love all the sparkle and how you coloured the image. hugs, annie x

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  48. Stunning card, love the different elements. Great snowflake.

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  49. Oh wow, this is stunning!! I absolutely LOVE the colours you've used.

    Love Roz

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  50. stunning card ~ as always!! wow!! how amazing is this?? perfect
    vanessa xx

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  51. Beautiful card...I love the grey tones xxx

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  52. WOW what a beautiful card. Looks soooo classy!

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  53. Bev this is just amazing! Its one of the nicest Christmas cards I have seen, I love the colour you have used.
    Hugs Lynsey :)

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  54. Sorry I am so late commenting thought I had already done so. Wow you have really pulled the stops out on this one hun, is is STUNNING!!!!!! what fabulous colours would never thought of using them but they are just perfect, just when I think you could never better the last one you floor me again, I am in awe!!!!
    hugs Jacqui x

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  55. Gorgeous card Bev, such acute image and i love the wonderful colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

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  56. This is just Beautiful. I love it!
    Hugs Suze x

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  57. Oh my word this is gorgeous!!! WOW!

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  58. Bev, this card is stunning. I would love to have this card......I would frame it and place it on the wall....I would change my room decoration to fit!!!!
    I particularly love this Lizzie image

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  59. Wow, amazing card, it looks lovely :)
    Em x

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  60. Wow Bev, this is totally stunning, just love the silver colour tone...fabulous card :-)
    Carole x

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  61. stunning as always, love those snowflakes

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  62. Wow, this is stunning. Thanks for the ticket tip. Love the colours and layout of this card. Jillix

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  63. wow Stunning card Bev, I love the colouring it's looks fantastic with the grey/black tones very contempary but still absolutely gorgeous hugs Jill x

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  64. Wow this is fab Bev and I'm loving the glitter card :) Donna x

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  65. Wow, an absolutely stunning card! Love the monochromatic look and that diamond dust looks fab. Well done Bev! Helen x

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  66. An amazing card Bev, is there no end to your talent. Hope you don't mind if I pinch the idea of die cutting acetate snowflakes, hadn't thought of that..
    Sam x

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  67. Oh my!!This is a stunning card!! I love the monocromatic look of the silvers and your coloring is amazing...oh, and the glitter snowflakes are awesome!!! I may have to "borrow" this idea!!
    ~Lacey

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  68. Stunning card - really unusual, it's beautiful. Particularly love the acetate snowflake with the sparkle - fab!

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Bev x

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