Sunday, 14 November 2010

Candlelight Friends

I love easel cards, but I have yet to master taking a decent photo of one, especially on an overcast day like today - so, apologies for this rubbish picture!

 I really enjoyed making this card - I think it has every kind of bling on** The image is coloured with Copics and I decoupaged the holly leaves and added some gems for the berries. I LOVE the way the 'candle wax' turned out - after colouring it, I added a thick layer of Glossy Accents.

 Challenges - 
Allsorts - A great sketch to follow this week.
Stamp Something - Digi Day - you can use any digi image you like.
Secret Crafter - Sparkle and Shine
Die Cut Dreams - Snowflakes

The image is a cute Digi stamp from Cuddly Buddly. I don't know why I haven't come across these before, besides having a fabulous range of craft goodies, they also have digi stamps and printable decoupage sets. There's even a great freebie section for you to give their stamps a try.
DP is a mixture of Memory Box Mistletoe and Spiceberry.
The crystal gems I used were clear, I just used a Copic to colour them red.
The snowflakes are an XCut punch, covered with Diamond Dust.
Behind the image is a narrow, glittered and embossed strip. I bought this thinking that it was stick on ribbon, but it turned out to be a transfer - it's from Daisy and Dandelion.
Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.



Lynne said...

Oh what cute mice!!! beautiful card :) thanks for sharing it with us at DCD Christmas Club xx Lynne xx

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Anonymous said...

Wow, Caroline what a gorgeous creation!! I love everything you've done to put this together; the 'wax' is fab and I love the stitching. A very cute image too. Your photo is just fine!! xxx

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creation love the image and fab papers big hugs love Pops x

brenda said...

Hi Caroline

What a super card, really love the colour combo and a great take on our sketch.

Thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x
There is a chance to win a Stampalot voucher here

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is so lovely! Cute image, love your papers and sparkly snowflakes. Your candle wax looks FAB :o) Lisa x

PS. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something!

Sally said...

This is such a cute card. Love Easel cards and the image is fab.
Hugs Sally xxx

Julie said...

A gorgeous card Caroline, I love the rich colours and the glossy accents is very effective.

BTW I've added a link to the white choc fudge recipe ;)

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww gorgeous card, super cute image, gorgeous papers & design, sue,x

Cherry said...

Hi Caroline - just love the colours and all the gorgeous details on this card. The Glossy accents on the candles is inspired - just perfect. Have a good week. Hugs Cherry XXX

Karen said...

Gorgeous, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.

Evgenia said...

So beautiful!!! Thank you for playing with us at die cut dreams Christmas club!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card Caroline, love that sweet image.

Louise said...

gorgeous card, so sumptuous!! (is that how you spell it?!) anyway love the rich feel to it especially with the glistening candle wax.

Louise x

Curlybear said...

Wow lovely colour, and the image is so sweet,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 109 Sparkle and shine,
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget ;) x.

Trisha said...

What a great snowflake creation! Love thecolors and the image! Thanks for joining us at this week's DCD Christmas Club Challenge! xox Trish

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, love the deep red colour so warm and lush. fab image too, the wax looks real

thanks for joining in the Allsorts fun this week

Amanda xx

Maria Becske. said...

I love your card. It is beautiful!