Sunday, 31 August 2008

Sunday Challenge on Dottie's World

The lovely Juliet set the challenge on Dottie's World this week: "inspired by Becky's card this week I realised that you wouldn't HAVE to have the Christmas downloads to make a Christmas card with Dottie & George and that is the challenge - a Christmas card, tag, Christmas tree ornament - anything goes as long as it is Christmassy. It's that simple!"

I decided to work with the new Imaginisce Snowy Jo products as well as the Christmas Downloads. This concertina card was a bit of a labour of love but I love the result. This is a large substantial card and would serve as a lovely Christmas ornament on the mantelpiece (over 50cm wide when opened). I made one such card ages ago for the site using the K&Co Berry Sweet range, you can see instructions here.

Front of card when folded (below)

Card Open (below).

The journalling area on the second section from the left is all ready for the senders personal Christmas message. I haven't written anything as I don't know who I am giving this one too ;o)

View of the back of the card (below)

All the background paper on all sections, front and back, has been embossed although it may not show so well here in the pictures.

Pockets and tags were cut on my Quickutz Silhouette using Imaginisce Snowy Jo "Tinsel to the Top" paper. It does look much better IRL I assure you.

Products used:

  • Images from the Dottie and George Christmas Download Bundle: Angle Dottie, Christmas Tree, Garland
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Swiss Dots"
  • The following from the Imaginisce Snowy Jo range: "Tinsel to the top" paper, small Crystal Snow Flowers, Large glitter and "Santa" epoxy brads, Tinsel Tag Sticker
  • Plain Blue cardstock is Basic Grey Blitzen. I also used Blitzen fibres on the tags
  • We R Memory Keepers Silver eyelets set with my Crop-a-dile
  • Snow writer (snow on the top of the card)
  • American Crafts Polka Dot Satin Ribbon
  • Liberal use of Glossy Accents

The trees forming a border at the bottom of all section were cut from the leftover bits of the "Tinsel to the top" paper.

I had made a large scalloped square on the Silhouette when I cut the pockets and tags for the concertina card above so decided to make another quickie card to use it (waste not want not!!).

Products used for this one:
  • Santa George Download
  • Imaginisce Snowy Jo "Tinsel to the Top" paper (got a lot out of one sheet of paper, eh?!)
  • Basic Grey Blitzen Cranberry Cardstock
  • Blue Bazzill Bling Cardstock
  • Sparkling blue thread for sewing
  • Imaginisce Snowy Jo Large glitter Brads and Tra la la la la rub-on (Merry Christmas)
  • Red and Gold Dovecraft Christmas brads
  • Presents are from the K&CO Adhesive Chipboard pack and the "Jingle" is from the K&CO Peppermint Twist Die-cut pack.
  • American Crafts ribbon as before
  • Glistening snow writer on Santa George's Beard, coat and hat.
Thanks for visiting.


Louly said...

Oh wow KarenI hardly know where to begin!Firstly I should remind yo that yo forgot to t my name on that journalng patch, you Silly Billy!Both carddss are stunners but it as to bee said, your first one is spectacular in every way. I agree it would look gorgeous as a Christmas decoration on my mantle piece!

Juliet said...

Sorry Lou, but that card is for me! It really is stunning Karen and those papers are gorgeous - I think I feel an order coming on!!!
Juliet xx

Adele said...

Just stunning, all I can say!!! I just love everything about them!

love Dingle.xx

Sheryl said...

That concertina card is stunning - so many details!

Sammi said...

Wow Karen. Both of these are fantastic. The concertina card is absolutely amazing!! :) I LOVE it!!

Jac said...

OMG Karen the concertina card is just amazing, so much detail it is gorgeous, love Santa George too - a true crafter waste not want not. x

Sarah C said...

Your concertina card is just .................... WOW WOW WOW WOW WOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I remembered seeing the instructions for the other one before, but never got round to making one myself. Might just have a go this week as I have a special card to make for my mum.

The Santa George card is brilliant too xxx

Crafty Wanderings said...

Love both cards, but especially the first one - I just want to step into it! LOL!

The colours are gorgeous, the design is fabulous, the sentiments are exactly right for Christmas, the ribbons are super and the snow just makes it perfection!

Love love LOVE it!
Ruth x

Becky said...

Wow Karen! What gorgeous creations! I fell in love with the snowy Jo range after seeing Lou's tutorial! So beautiful!!
Love Becky xx

Mee said...

FAB cards, the concertina one is sooo effective :o)

bubblegum said...

Wow Karen - this is really stunning - it must have taken you agaes but it is really gorgeous. :) :)


Sue said...

Stunning... i love the concertina card and the snow effect looks wonderful,Really fabby creations,... i love them both:)


Katty Bell said...

I love these cards, lovely designs and finishing touches.
I received my candy the day after you sent them out..... my neighbour has been gathering my post as I had been unexpectedly away from home. Thankyou so much for my goodies. I will enjoy playing ;)

Arline said...

These cards are fab! Love the concertina card! What a fab idea! Great colours and papers!xx