Monday, 7 March 2011

First Christmas Card of 2011

Hi Sassy Fans,

Hope you all had a fab weekend.  My mojo is still missing so this is the only card I did over the weekend, so now I have a lot of catching up to do during the week, but i don't know about you girls but my craft room looks like a bomb has dropped in it and I really need a good couple of weeks having a good sort out and making it organised and tidy.  Mind you, when I tidy up and then craft I can never find anything and find it totally frustrating.  I am pleased to say that the rest of the house is nothing like my craftroom, thank goodness, lol!

I have used the gorgeous "Tammy" today, and I have made my first christmas card of 2011, woo hooooo.  I did promise myself that I would be more organised this year and start early so I am really proud of myself.  Although I think Tammy has many uses and can be used for a winter birthday or scroll down to see Erica's fabby idea.

My colour choice has been guided by my papers, which are all digital, aren't they gorgeous.

Panels have been machine stitched with zig zag stitching.  I added the little "Let it snow sentiment" to the snow at the bottom of the page.

I cut out the little image and snowman so that I could position them on the page.  I have added star dust stickles to the snow as I do like a sparkly snowman.  I have used paint puff on Tammys bobble on her hat and pom poms on her scarf and heated this with my heat gun to make it puffy.

Lots of texute on this card.  I have cut out snowflakes using spellbinders and a Martha Stewart punch in cardstock and accetate and added Twinkles Diamond Dust to the accetate snowflakes.  Love these.  They look like tiny crystals and really resemble snowfalkes.

I have stamped out the sentiment and then stamped with a versamark pad all over the cardstock and then added transparent embossing powder so the sentiment sparkles tremendously and kind of has a hint of lilac when catching the light, guess that's because its irridescent, lol.  I was going to start this post saying this was a simple card for me but I have used several techniques, but they all add to the overall feel of the card I think.

So put it altogether and this is what you get:-

And below are the copics I used.

Coloured with copics and no prismas this time!

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all the lovely comments you leave.  The DT do love popping back to the posts to read the comments that you leave.  So if you ever have any questions feel free to ask, someone will answer.

Have a good week.


  1. WOWzers girl this is absolutely amazing, as always you have blown me away!


  2. Wow! Simply stunning. If this is your mojo missing then I never have any, ever.

  3. Great card Tracy! It looks fantastic! The colours are wonderful.
    Love n hugs

  4. WOW Tracy, this is a stunning card although .... how you got your head round christmas this early in the year is beyond me !!!! lol

    Hugs, sandra xx

  5. Delightful colours & I love that tree - so tactile & snowed on!. Those brads are gorgeous & I like how they pick up her buttons & the way those snowflakes sparkle. I'm not surprised your room looks like somthing hit it after all those techniques. Your layering of lace seam binding & that swirl with the snowflake & that glorious pearly brad is amazing & I espeially like the way you've balanced it in the opposite corner with the turquoise brad. Love all the little pompoms on her scarf too & the embossing & sparkle - lovely untraditional Christmas card colours but with the good old theme of snow & a tree with the snowman.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. Gorgeous card , lovely details and colors .


  7. A gorgeous card with an amazing background, and your colouring is out of this world as usual :D!


  8. wow trace this is gorjuss hun tammy image is so cute im goin have to invest lolol beautifull card hun love it xxxxxxxx denny