Sunday, 21 September 2008

Two for One!!!


This week Dutch Dare are challenging us to have NO square edges - EEEK! it's all out of the comfort zone but hey! what are challenges for:

Stamp Something this week is "Embellish Something" - no problems there then!!!

So here is my Xmas offering for both challenges using a circle cut from chipboard which I then covered in ivy paper from My Minds Eye, unfortunately you can hardly see it! inked and sanded the edges, then I cut out all the swirls from a sheet of background paper I had in my stash and stuck them around the circle, I dug out my fav gorgeous Santa stamp and coloured him with chalks then added stickles to his beard and hat. I die cut half a scallop circle and stuck Mr Jolly Santa to it, added lace,brads and a wee letter sticker - Oh! and of course the necessary flowers with buttons and stickles!! Whew!!
I have made a few of these types of "cards" and they fit nicely into the plastic CD wallets which I decorate too - so it makes a change from a card and envelope!

20 comments:

Dawny P said...

This is a work of art hun - oooh how fabulous!! I'd never think of this in a million years. Just awesome xxxx

Dawny P said...

Ooops forgot to say.... how did you find the patience to sit and cut those swirls out??? It must have taken you hours. Well worth it though xxxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous! I love the swirly border!
Helen x

mueppi said...

Wow... Dawn
what a great work!
I love swirly border too!
Hugs Gisela

Maya said...

WOW!
This is stunning!
What a work it must have been,but great fun i belive :)

Hugs from Maya.

Jose said...

Gorgeous work, and so unusual
Jose x

Carol said...

Wow great - love all those swirls you cut out so effective and the board work must've taken ages

TFS
:)

Heather Robinson said...

I always love your sense of adventure in art. YOu have the most amazing imagination for combinations and the resultant artwork is spectacular.

Sue said...

Hi Dawn - sorry I've not visited in a while but you have got some amazing pieces on your blog - that Dream Tag is absolutely gorgeous; and your latest creation is stunning. That said - I have tagged you - sorry - lol. Pop over to mine for details

Sandra said...

Really great card..!! thanks for joining us in the dutch dare challenge!

Karin said...

Hi Dawn,

wauw this is a stunnig card.
love the swirly border and great stamp.
thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

Have a great day,
xoxo karin

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow this is fantastic, what a wonderful piece of work, you are so clever!!! Hugs Linda x

Zoe xx said...

Oooh I love it - this really is STUNNING!!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Wow Dawn, what a beautifully embellished card! Love the shape and the shimmer. Great image too. Thanks for playing along. :)

Maria Jesus said...

very nice work, creative :)

MJ

carolann said...

THis is absolutely awesome hun well done xxxx

bubblegum said...

Absolutely stunning Dawn - really fantastic - can't think of the words i would need to use...brilliant. ;) :)

xxDebbiexx

Rach said...

oh wow this is fantasic...what a gorgeous design. hugs rachxx

Erin... said...

ooh really great!! thanks for joining our challenge!

Kathryn said...

So beautiful -- love the vintage Santa -- fantastic job! :)