Monday, August 05, 2013

A Little Christmas Bling


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for a couple of challenges ... first, this is to honor Kittie Caracciolo this week as one of the Queen's for the Day (QFTD175).  I love Kittie's beautiful scenes that she creates on her cards.  Such attention to detail ... and she makes THE most amazing flowers.  No flowers on this card today as I wanted to create a scene with some Christmas bling.  I didn't CASE a particular card of Kittie's ... but tried to capture the essence of her designs.

This card also qualifies for two Dare To Get Dirty Challenges (DTGD13summerthyme64 - bling; and DTGD13frenziedstamper - create a scene with dies).  When I went back to confirm I had the right keyword for the DTGD challenges, I saw that SummerThyme64 asked for a simple card with bling ... hmmmmm  ... maybe not so simple but hope it's ok to enter. :)

I made a card similar to this a few weeks ago with a red door.  This time I switched up the colors, changed the background to brick embossing for the siding of the "house" ... and added a swag for the door and two pots filled with cedar boughs, branches and red, glittery ornaments.  Hope you like.

Edited to Add:  Just saw the challenge at Jingle Bells (Home for the Holidays) and wanted to enter this card.

Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Merry & Bright Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Gumball Green, Soft Suede (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Classic Screen Door and Grand Flower Box Dies (Poppy Stamps), Grove Branch die (Memory Box), Pine Branches die (Cheery Lynn), tiny red glitter balls ($1 store), sponges, Brick embossing folder (Tim Holtz - Sizzix), glue, adhesives, and dimensionals




25 comments:

Susan said...

Fabulous card, Loll - love the pots of greenery either side of the door. I really must try making some of those pots, I love them so much.

Lea Brawn said...

A lovely traditional type card. The colours are fab.. Makes for a very striking card.
Love Lea x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous Christmas card Loll live the brick was EB folder and your lovely pots

Anne

Albertarose said...

Beautiful card....love the pots...

Donna Przybylowski said...

GREAT card Loll, I too love Kitties cards, she is so so very talented.
I did one similar to this, and so enjoyed how it came out, and yours is so very pretty, you did a super job on it. Your front door looks great!!
Enjoyed your blog today, It has been a few days that I have not been on and going around visiting, hope you computer issues are now fixed.
Take care,
hugs
Donna

Karen B said...

This is lovely Loll - such an effective Christmas card. Can I ask a question......you say you've used the grand window box die, so did you cut it down to make the two pots?

Karen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ah, Lolly. There is no better expression to use for this astounding card then: Shut the front door!!!" xxoo Dolly

aileen (mum) said...

Whats not to like Loll, just brilliant. I love how simple you make it all sound. A stunning looking card, thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Your card is beautiful !! You got Kittie's style perfectly . . . hit the nail on the head, so to speak LOL I think everyone in the world is a KC fan and you did such a great job with your card!

Barb said...

Oh wow!!! Perfection!

MaryH said...

Gorgeous. I think you've captured Kitty's essence perfectly. I adore her work too. Loved your little pots by the door, the swag & just this entire card. Great job, and so very festive. TFS

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, I too think you've perfectly showcased Kittie's style.
Love the grey door with the festive berries :) Cathy x

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous...............and perfect as always!

Nonni said...

Oh Loll, you and your dies, you really know what to do with them! So beautiful!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Loll, an absolutely Stunning Christmas welcome card. You have definitely CASE'd Kittie's style, but with your own style showing thru too. TFS

Paulette S said...

Loll, I love seeing what you do with your dies and punches. It's always amazing. =D

Bonnie said...

What a welcoming Christmas door! Your sponging gives the diecuts such depth! Wish I could get the hang of that.

Jennifer said...

Oh my heavens - what an absolutely stunning card! WOW!!! One of my favorites of yours for sure. Thank you for sharing your talent with us:)

Mau xx said...

Oh I love this! What gorgeous dies and just must have that Brickwork folder.
A beautiful card Loll.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Amazing - simply amazing Loll! You are a true card artist :o) Love your front door scene - very welcoming.

SmilynStef said...

Love that grey door with the beautiful white bricks ... and I can most certainly see Kittie's influence in your wonderful design ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

holy ♥♥♥WOW♥♥♥ what an utterly breath-taking holiday card! every single bit of this is perfection, from the white embossed brick to the gorgeous greys of door and urns, to the gorgeous dimensional greens with sparkly berries. ♥LOVE♥ this to bits!!! thanks for coming "home for the holidays" with us at JINGLE BELLES!

BI NasKar said...

Quick Question...how did you make those flower pots? Your picture shows them being half the size of the die...

Loll Thompson said...

The flower pots are made using the flower box die. I cut out a flower box and then make a second cut with the box, cutting off the excess (so you are cutting the same piece of card stock twice). I hope that makes sense. Loll

ednamburgess said...

Better late than never. Love this card. Love Kittie too and watch her blog all the time. Great job. Edna