Monday, March 21, 2011

Bah! Humbug Meets Crafty Hazelnut For My COTW

Back to a normal work week.  Bleh!  Back to school today for Tyler.  He has a bad case of senioritis"...can't wait to graduate in June.  Shelbie made it back to Norwich Saturday without any problems.   So here we go with some more cards!  This week at Bah! Humbug! they want us to use metallics.  I combined this with Crafty Hazelnut's challenge to use silver, and my card ended up going in non-traditional Christmas colors direction. I had cut the snowflakes from some foil paper and they looked pretty but were missing some pizzazz.  So I covered them with German glass glitter.  Oh my, the bling from that is gorgeous!   The cutesie image is Rubbernecker's "Crystal", colored with Prismacolors.  The "fur" is Liquid Pearls.  Sentiment printed from my computer.  Now to separate this from my stash so Chuck doesn't see it, because this will be his Christmas card this  year.  :)

Bah! Humbug! - Metallics.
Crafty Hazelnut - Silver.
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Sketch.
ABC Challenge - Q for quote/sentiment.

A little update on the making of the dress for Shelbie (same pic as before, darn it).  I have been sewing since before I was 10, consider myself an advanced seamstress.  Thankfully I can look at something, sketch it, make the mock-up, and end up with a relative close copy, so Shelbie has always had one-of-a-kind formals.  I bought this Vogue Designer, advanced level pattern about 7 or 8 years ago and had never opened the envelope.  Apparently for Vogue advanced means HA! We left out some pieces!  LOL!  Four out of 19 pieces are missing.  Nice.  So I had to take extra time to figure those pieces out and thus was not able to get the dress finished before Shelbie had to go back to college.  I'll be finishing it up this week and will ship it to her.  I'll post a picture of the dress all by its lonesome, then Shelbie can have someone take a picture of her the night of the Junior Ring Presentation in April and I'll post it then. What I was able to get finished so I could do a final fitting on her looked beautiful, if I may say so myself. :)   

Stamps:  Rubbernecker "Crystal".
Paper:  Anna Griffin, The Paper Studio.
Ink:  Colorbox Queues.
Accessories:  Spellbinder scalloped rectangles dies, Stickles, Dew Drops, Cuttlebug snowflake die and embossing folder, German glass glitter.


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful. What a wonderful image and your colors of blue and white are perfect. Beautiful card.
The fact that you are making the dress is awesome in itself. But missing pieces... yikes, that sure makes it a bit tougher. What a sweet mom for making the dress though.

nessy said...

this is just stunning ~love the blue/white and sparkle ~perfect xmas card!!
vanessa xx
ps will look forward to seeing the finished dress


Wow, this is so pretty!

Hazel said...

What a deliciously gorgeous card - so sparkly and special. Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 12 - hope to see you again next week. x

sari said...

Thisis absolutly adorable! Love the colors and that quote is lovely! Great image and sweet details! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/sari

Max said...

Gorgeous card Nancy - love the image and the icy colours and those snowflakes look stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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the crafty duck said...

Hi Nancy this is stunning, a really elegant card, love Steph

Barb said...

Well, my dear friend! We both made something stunningly sexy for the BH challenge; I have the same image you do (again!) and, like you, I've been sewing since I was a little kid! Your card is stunning and I can just imagine the beautiful sparkles! The gown for Shelbie is going to be a knockout! Can't wait to see pics. I made some clothes for Scott when he was really little, but it just wasn't as much fun to sew for a boy. My nieces had lots of frillies though, till they chose jeans over ruffles. :-(

Love 'n' hugs!

Ann said...

Fabulous card and that dress looks totally stunning. wow would love to see the finished result.
Ann xxx
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Vintage Milly said...

Wow, this is beautiful, thanks so much for joining in our challenge at ABC this week,

Claire x said...

What a beautiful card - such a gorgeous image and a great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with SS&S this week. Hugs, Claire x