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9/18/2016

Christmas Card Club - Hats & Mittens

Good afternoon, Happy Sunday. Today it's time for another Christmas Club card, and our challenge theme of Woolie Hats & Gloves was chosen by our Kate. Hunted through my supplies, and while I could find a die for mittens, not a stamp or die with winter type hats! Remembered a delightful gift received recently...LOTV precolored images sent by a very sweet Sylvie. Sylvie is another CCC member who makes the most gorgeous cards with LOTV products. So off I go to work on this challenge. Sylvie, thanks so much for sending the wonderful LOTV package, which saved the day for me on  _this_ challenge. Hope you will approve of how I used your kind gift.


 
 
- LOTV image, enhanced with some WoS silver on the skates, Spectrum Noir sparkle blue on the mittens, hair ribbons, glossy accents on the ice puddles, and some rhinestones on the falling snow.
 
- die cut the image with a pierced rectangle die, used the next size rectangle for the snippet blue mat and just cut the silver mat to be a skinny one behind the other two pieces. The silver was backing from an old Christmas card that I've saved just the front of it. (part of my cleaning effort to get rid of a lot of house clutter! Saw that the back was shiny and enough space to use for 'something'. So...another snippet).
 
- Could not find an appropriate blue for the card front, so took a precut white c/s, sponged DI blues over it, until it looked like a suitable snowy background for the skaters, then embossed it with the C/Bug Dots folder.
 
- MBox mittens die from a snippet of red, to add some more mittens for embellishment. This looked too plain and flat, so used an EF that was in the pile, then a piece of strip Washi tape, cut to fit the cuffs to add a little zing.(used red to bring out the scarf colors- looking at the finished card, thinking perhaps should have used blue). The corner bow is part of this die, but the 'string' on one mitten tore removing from the die. Decided to remove the strings, just use the bow, added a rhinestone, Voila.
 
- Sentiment is from a very old page of stickers. That's it!!! Thanks to Kate for a fun challenge, and many thanks to Sylvie for her generosity, which meant I was able to meet the challenge this week!!! Hugs to both of you.
 
Please be sure to check what the other club members have shared - you'll find the links to their blogs on the side bar.
 
Also check the Cards by Friends page, where some new cards have been added. As always, thanks for stopping in. And have a wonderful afternoon. Blessings & Hugs.

48 comments:

scrappymo! said...

This is such a lovely card, Mary!
That image is a sweetie and so nice of Sylvie to send it to you!
The mittens were a great idea and I especially love the way you made the cuffs. Brilliant idea

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, well you've come up trumps with this card, gorgeous topper and love the mittens die, beautifully designed too, just perfect for the theme, thank you, Kate x

Donna Ellis said...

So sweet! wouldn't it be fun to skate together in a youthful state? LOL Rosy cheeks and lots of laughter? SUCH a darling image - I can see why you love it so much. It's beautifully colored and a beautiful card, Mary. hugs, de

brenda said...

Aren't they a lovely pair skating in their winder coats and scarves Mary, a really delightful creation.

Hope you are continuing to improve.

B x

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Love the cute image.
Valerija xx

Pam said...

What a lovely card you have created! I love the sweet little girls ice skating and it was so nice of your friend to send it to you. I really like how you framed them. The mittens and die cut bow are the perfect finishing touch! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Christine Harrop said...

A great card for Kate's challenge Mary. I do love LOTV images and will be very sad when I have used up the ast of them. Hugs Christine xx

rachel said...

such a wonderful card Mary -love those mittens and that image is so very sweet! Big hugs rachel x

Rita said...

Stunning card Mary. Love it and those little mitts look gorgeous. Hugs Rita xxxx

Redanne said...

I love Lily of the Valley images and this one is just so beautiful and the Wink of Stella gives them a lovely lift and those mittens are just adorable! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the sweet image!! You've colored it perfectly!! The embossed gloves are a perfect touch!! Gorgeous card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Loll said...

Fantastic card Mary. The challenge is a tough one ... how generous of Sylvie to send you some goodies to use. The card is awesome. I love how you've "stepped up" the LOTV image by adding some extra colouring, sparkle, etc. And I love the snowy texture on the frame along with the added texture on the mittens. Great job! xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card with this adorable image and the bright mittens! Love the embossed snowy background!!
Hugs Mary, have a sweet new week!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Mary, love the image and looks like she is really holding on to her hat. like the position of the mittens. Great colouring too.
Have a good week.

Kath x

Sarah said...

Hope you are still taking care of yourself Mary and getting back to normal. Love this card, such a sweet little pair of girls skating and the mittens looks brilliant embossed too, I know what you mean about die cuts looking flat. A great idea to emboss them...must remember that!! xx

Pat said...

I love this image Mary, so pretty, and kind of Sylvie to send it. The mittens look great with the embossed pattern and the bow with a gem on top finishes it beautifully. A wonderful card. x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and image Mary and love the mittens
Carol

Birgit said...

This is a great card. I love the bold colour of the mitts and so I give my hats off to you:)

dutchess said...

Hi Mary what sweet images ...loving the colour scheme...The embossing and the snow...awesome card.....are you still being a good girl and taking it easy? Xxxxx

Carol L said...

OMgosh this is so cute! I love the skating girls and the mitten accents. It's a forecast for what's soon to come now that summer is drawing to an end. That little bow accent is adorable too!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a beautiful card and I especially love the mittens
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Maxine D said...

Love this Mary - I think the red mittens really bought the card to life - you colouring of the image is fabulous.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Love the card.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a sweet pair skating and having fun. A lovely card for Kate's theme this time with the pop of red on the mittens and bow.
Lorraine

Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful image and enhanced by the mittens, bow, paper and card you have used to make it all your own, I love the card. and the embossing folder you have used on the mittens.
Faith
x

Gerrina said...

The LOTV-images are allways so sweet! You now it is not my style, but saying that...I love these girls: they look like having so much fun! Great colouring! Hope you have a fun week planned!

Sheila H said...

You did a great job of jazzing up the pre-colored image, Mary. The details add a lot of spark! I love the red mittens in the corner.

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!! Love the image!!

Bonnie said...

I love this topper! What adorable little skaters! And we thought alike with the mittens! They look so thick and warm!

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, you did a fabulous job coloring those little ice skaters and the splash of red is so perfect! Love your wonderful layout on this one. Beautifully done!

*Vicki* said...

Such a super cute image Mary!! Really love the mitten accent and fabulous colors!! :) Take care, HUGS

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Your card is fabulous... The LOTV Art Pad just right.. Couldn't have been better...stunning card with the mittens...
Hugs Sylviexx x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very sweet image, and such a lovely card.
I love those super mittens that you have die cut.
playing catch up with comments as I have not been very well the past few days.
Seem to have caught a bug from somewhere.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pia S said...

So very sweet and nostalgic? The red accents stand out nicely from the blue colors of the image.

Charlene said...

So cute Mary!!! Great coloring and I love the mittens as an adorable embellie!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awesome card! Love the mitten die and that you made them textured!

Donna said...

Mary, what an awesome card! Although I really don;t want to think about wearing hats and mittens just yet the card is adorable! Love the skating image. Just so winter. I haven't been around much lately. Visited both of my sons, one in Boston and the other in Pensacola, hoping to get that done before the twins are born. So far so good. Hope to be back around to comment more, at least until the twins are born. :) Have a great week!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, such a sweet image and the pops of red are great embellishments!

Olga Fink said...

I just love shades of blue on Christmas cards! and your card is gorgeous!
xoxo olga

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Mary! This is so adorable! I love the precious image! Beautiful pops of red with the mittens and bow! I like the way you embossed the mittens - I must remember this tip as I have this same die! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words - they warmed my heart! I wanted to pop around and see what you've been making - so glad I did! Have a wonderful day, dear Mary!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super adorable! Gorgeous little image, those two just look like they are having a ball! I love the little pop of red on the image which pops more with the red embossed mittens. Great job Mary!

Sue - said...

Really lovely Christmas card Mary. It's such a shame that LOTV have stopped doing those printed images, they were so useful.

Mrs A. said...

Woefully late for this challenge as I have been away and only just gotten back so had to feverishly put 2 cards together pronto. I love your LOTV image that Sylvie sent you. How nice of her to do that. Love those mitts too. Hugs Mrs A.

cheryl said...

oh hun what a beautiful card,love the images always love snow images with children as it always reminds me of when my children were tiny and how we used to spend hours playing in the snow. take care sweetie love hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Angela Bode said...

THis is so cute!!!! Gorgeous image! Love the sequins! Beautifully done!

Barb said...

What a lovely card Mary. The image is lovely and I really like the little red mittens with the washi cuffs. Barbxx

Anita in France said...

Sweet and so pretty, Barb ... such an adorable scene ... and great detailing! Hugs, Anita :)

Veerle said...

Such a lovely image. They are having loads of fun.
Hugs Veerle x