Thursday, November 18, 2010

PaperPlay Challenge – Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

This week’s PaperPlay challenge is “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”. So I’m looking forward to seeing lots of snowy projects this week! Craft Brulee is kindly sponsoring the challenge and the lucky winner will receive a $10 voucher to spend on some wonderful goodies in the store here.

I ended up making a luminaria and a card.

Starry Night Luminary
Stamps (Hero Arts) – Starry Night & Stunning Snowflakes

I love soft candlelight (great for hiding the wrinkles lol!) and for a while I’ve wanted to make a luminaria. So I finally got around to making one this week. To start with I scored a piece of white vellum into a box shape and white embossed the sides using the Starry Night and Stunning Snowflakes stamps. After I made up the box I applied diamond stickles to all parts of the trees and to the stars. I added diamond gems to the centres of some of the snowflakes.

With the candle flickering inside the luminaria there is such a lovely twinkling sparkle on the trees and snowflakes – just a pity I couldn’t fully capture it in a photo.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Stamps used (Hero Arts) – Share the Joy & Stunning Snowflakes

A little while ago I was lucky to have won some gorgeous blog candy on Fika’s blog and the cutie snowman stamp was part of the prize - thanks again Fika for the wonderful goodies you sent me!

The card is pretty much made up with scraps I had left over from other projects – pink pieces (white card white embossed with the Stunning Snowflakes, worn lipstick applied and spritzed with water), white pieces embossed with snowflakes in the Cuttlebug and some blue patterned paper which I've had for ages with “let it snow” text on it. I like the thoughts of snuggling up in a quilt when it’s cold and snowy outside so for the background I made an Ohio star quilt block with the scraps and added some machine stitching. I paper pieced the snowman using my scraps, added a little pompom to his hat and silver beads to his jacket.

I can’t wait to see all the entries for this week’s challenge!

I'm submitting these projects to:

Hero Arts Challenge - Gift tags and handmade gifts.

The Crafty Calendar Challenge - Winter Snowflakes

ABC Challenge Blog - H is for Holidays

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Merry Christmas

Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog - Sparkle

23 comments:

Isha said...

Amazing Heather....love both the card n your project. TFS

Patricia said...

So cute projects Heather love the luminary is so beautiful and the card with all the stitching is so cute =P

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Heather, love both your creations hun, your luminare is so elegant love it, hugs Liz xx

Emma said...

Your luminary is beautiful. My mother has been asking me about these so I must try to make one for her. Thanks for the idea! Lovely card too :)

Lin said...

LOVE these projects, Heather, and can't wait to try making my own luminaria - this couldn't have been more perfect! Beautifully done, my friend. And your scrappy Ohio Star is adorable, too!

Rosemary said...

fantastic projects, heather! the luminaria is just gorgeous! and the card... so sweet!

Barb said...

Heather, you are so talented! I hope you know that! The luminary is just stunning! It really could not have turned out more beautiful! Love your card as well! Pretty, quilted background and I love the little pom pom and gorgeous, sparkly snowflake! Nicely done!

Julie M said...

Fab work, Heather. I love the luminary - I'm sure it's even more gorgeous in real life. And the card is so cute, wonderful detail with all that stitching.

Julie x

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Heather, love your snowman quilted card and the luminary is absolutely stunning, I imagine its even more so in real life, Love these projects!!

Tiffany said...

Love the luminary card, wow, so special and I'm sure it will make a gorgeous home decor. Love your charming and sweet snowman card! Darling background!

Fairy Cardmaker said...

Love the softness and subtleness of that luminary!

Dawn said...

awesome card and love the project Heather.

Deirdre said...

Heather, adore both of your creations for paperplay - just FAB.

scrappin.bari said...

Hi Heather - wonderful projects, especially love the luminaria!

Monika Reeck said...

wooow the luminaria is so adorable Heather and your card is so cute and sweet...woow so many challenges..good luck dear with those challenge...and Miss your lovely words on my Blog...yeah I know I have no time to see all ladies from HA flickr card but today I try to catch up...miss u ...hugs

Sue C said...

Fab projects Heather ! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous luminary! Beautifully embossed. The card with the star is gorgeous!

Simone said...

WOW! These are soo pretty! Love the Luminaria!

debby4000 said...

Wonderful creations, beautiful luminaria and adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Anne said...

What gorgeous projects Heather- that luminaria is just amazing! So clever to make it out of vellum :)

Annie said...

beautiful wintry creations!
hugs, annie x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely projects Heather. Great colors and images. That luminaria is so pretty. :o)

having a {me} day said...

Your luminaria is just stunning and I love the patchwork effect on your card. keeleyxx

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