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Tuesday 20 November 2012

Home from Home - Sheena Douglas

Good morning everyone and welcome to my new follower Teresa who owns a fantastic shop called My Crafty Heart and also makes beautiful cards.

Today's card is for the Passion for Promarkers challenge #176 'Colour on Kraft'.  Have to admit this isn't something I have tried before and I did cheat a little by adding some Picket Fence Distress stain to the windows and some of the snow before colouring.  I used a beautiful stamp from Sheena Douglas's A little bit festive range 'Home from Home'.

The image is just straight cut and mounted onto matt gold mirror board. The backing is embossed with a Desire dots folder onto Cordinations Kraft core by Tim Holts, and then sanded. I also distressed around this. I added a Marriane Christmas tree, a SB poinsettia and ribbon banner and a MB Frosty border.  Gems and ribbon from my stash, and a peel off sentiment.

I coloured of course with Promarkers and distress ink to the sky, then added loads of white sparkle glitter for the snow.  Think I went a little mad with all the gems for stars in the sky and ornaments on the tree :)

I hadn't finished the inside when I took the pics but it now matches the front.

I hope you will have a go at something that is a little different and join us this week in our challenge where our sponsor is the lovely Joanna Sheen who is offering a £10 gift voucher.

Do pop over and see the fabulous cards the other DT members have created.

I am entering the following challenges :-

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog


Karen said...

Ooooh wow Eileen, what a brilliant card. The image looks soooo real. Thanks for joining us at ♥ ProMarkers.

Doreen said...

Love this fabulous card,gorgeous image and

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Eileen this is a real stunner! Love the colouring on Kraft and the stars in the sky are the perfect touch! x

Cards By MI said...

Fantastic card Eileen. Looks amazing. The whole card looks so smashing and classy. Great one!
Love n hugs

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Eileen. Your colouring on the Kraft look wonderful and I love all the added sparkle. The embossed background, gold poinsettia and decorated tree are all gorgeous.


Kim said...

wow, fabulous card Eileen, love the effect, and all the glitter!
Kim x

Lorraine said...

Just gorgeous Eileen. So traditional and I love the colours.

jenny said...

Beautiful card! Love the image and all the fabulous embellishments....stunning x

Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers x

Jenny xx

nnalorac said...

Oh Eileen, this is just gorgeous, love the Wintry scene. GDT for I love Promarkers. Carolxx

Nat said...

I loved this as soon as I saw it Eileen, I wouldn't have thought of going for a 'scene' and you have done it so beautifully. Your house looks so real & I'm a sucker for snow!

Pat K said...

WOW, what a gorgeous winter scene you've created, love, love it! Your colouring on Kraft is fabulous...can't believe it's only your first lovely. hugs,xx

June Nelson said...

Wow hunnie this is fabulous, I love tradiotional cards and never make them, this is just a perfect christmas card,love it,huggies Juen xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Crafteezee said...

Love the scene and all the snow, brrrr, so traditional.
Hugs Tracy x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Stunning card thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers Christmas Trees challenge this week and good luck Ginny X

andree said...

Wow Eileen, this is just gorgeous, I love the image and the fab colour and all the embellishments you used are spot on! xx

pinky said...

Crikey I wouldn't call that cheating Eileen, sure everything else is coloured. It looks absolutely amazing!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Eileen. I love the image, such a fabulous little scene. The poinsettia looks fab in gold too.
Lorraine x

Tamie said...

Fantastic image! The way you colored it is amazing and the colors you chose are sooooo perfect! Love the way you did the tree too. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Kandy's Krafts said...

Wow, what a stunning card, absolutely stunning.

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Eileen this is outstanding so incredibly beautiful, that image the design it all looks amazing.
lorraine x

Evil Edna said...

thank you for sharing your beautiful card, we ask that you enter into 5 challenges including ours, sadly we can not put you forward for any prizes.Hope to see you again soon.EE

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your card.

Crafty Lark said...

Superb frosty effect and bling, I love the whole card. xx Flora

Rosietoes said...

Really gorgeous card Eileen. Love the snow and the bling and also the traditional feel to the card. x

Edna x

Wishcraft said...

What a fabulous frosty scene Eileen, it looks gorgeous! Hugs, Lisa x

Vicky said...

Hi my sweetie this card is absolutely fabulous I sooooooooo love this really is awesome hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning card! Absolutely love it. The bling is perfect!!! Wends x

xxxtglxxx said...

This looks amazing Eileen! :)

What a stunning image and your colouring is fabulous. It actually looks like a topper. Beautiful effect with the glitter, and I love the whole wintry night feel to this - it rocks! :)



Pia S said...

I think you've made a wonderful card! I love the image you've used, and the spotted paper and die cut elements work so well for this cozy winter scene. Love it!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Eileen, What a lovely festive Wintery looking card you have made here. I love what you have done with that tree! Judy x

Hazel said...

Hi Eileen

This is just so beautiful - I love it - it has such a traditional feel - wonderful card.

Sorry I haven't been able to pop by sooner - I've been having horrible problems with Blogger but hopefully everything is sorted now (fingers crossed!).

Thanks for dropping by to see me and leaving me some much appreciated comments.

Have a great weekend.

Take care.


Hazel xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Gorgoeous card, love the image and fabulous details xx

Glittertastic said...

This has a lovely vintage feel to it and the gold poinsettia is gorgeous


Nannieflash said...

Wow Eileen that is just stunning, a simple topper but the layout is just gorgeous, love the Xmas tree and the swirl down the side. hugs Shirleyxxx

Shelby said...

Now this is one of the most perfect Christmas cards I've seen! Everything about it is so gorgeous from your coloring to the gold poinsettia too all of the texture. Love love love it


Kjersti said...

Wow! A fantastic card Eileen, beautiful colored, great colours and a stunning design!
Sorry for not leaving comments for so long, but now I'll catch up with you:)
Have a nice week!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Shelly said...

Hi Eileen, your card is really Christmassy... I love it! Shelly x

Judy said...

Hi Eileen,

I was visiting Passion for Promarkers, and was wowed by your card. It's stunning!! Thought I'd drop by, introduce myself, and become a follower.


Trish and Treasure said...

Oh my goodness, what a darling card!!!! I want to live there!!!! Great details!!!I love it!!!!
Hugs Trish xx

Felicie said...

Wow This card is absolutelly stunning.I love it a lot.

RoseC said...

Eileen, your beautifully layered home sweet home image looks fabulous on this wintery Christmas card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Untraditional Christmas Colors" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Claudia N. said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card this is, Eileen!!
Unfortunately we cannot consider it in our prize/Top5 draw because it is linked to too many challenges. We only allow 5 including ours. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you in the next challenge over at TIOT.

die amelie x