Friday, 11 December 2009

An Inspirational Snowy Shaker

I really really love how this card has turned out! It's my daughter Maria's Christmas Card so it's winging it's way over to the States. Hope she likes it! The only thing is I wish is was BIGGER!!I've run out of cards, and I've only got small ones left, not the thing to do when Christmas is looming up at 90 miles an hour!
This card was made by cutting down a 12x12 pearl cream card, then covering the front with a layer of black card and then Pink Petticoat Christmas papers.I followed the sketch over on Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog and as soon as I saw it I thought, oh yes!! that would make a great shaker card. Never made a round one before. I drew around two different sized cups to get the circle, but apart from that I made the shaker in the same way as I usually do. (Scroll down to see 'How to make a Shaker Card'. Just in case you hadn't spotted it!) The circle might have looked better if I'd printed straight onto the card but I used a Crunchy Nut Cornflakes packet for the circle (Remove Crunchy Nuts first! Add milk and eat!...) and then covered that with the Pink Petticoat Christmas Papers, so by the time I'd finished wrapping the paper around it, and adding the acetate, it didn't look too good, so that's why I ended up covering the circle with the fern leaves. Hides a multitude of sins!
I'm also thinking I might put this card into the Simon Says Challenge too. Their challenge is, Let it Snow and I think the shaker 'snow' (beads and silver stars) is pretty good 'snow'! And also The Penny Black Saturday Challenge (just about in time!!) which is...Christmas for the girls...and it is a card for my daughter, and it's Penny Black too...so I think it fits!!It's also 'Christmas' over on the Pink Elephant Challenge, so I think this fits and it's also 'Christmas' on the Sophisticat Challenge too
And and and... Penny's Challenge Blog is doing 'Christmas Stars', for their next challenge. 'So, where's the star?' I can hear you say. Well, you'll have to look into the shaker, there's hundreds of them!! So! Back to the card!! The snowflakes inside were done with Woodware and Dovecraft punches and the words I just made up! The inside font is a freebie sometimes! But I'm having trouble finding it. The link to the freebie keeps disappearing, probably because on most sites it isn't a freebie! **Update**: Inside font is called Freehand591 or Freehand591BT you youcan download it for free HERE (everywhere will charge you!!)
As you can see there's a little pocket at the back of the card to add a few surprizes.
I took loads and loads of pictures of this card because I just couldn't get a good colour. The purple just didn't look purple! Then later, when I got home from work round about two-ish, and the sun had come out and the rain had stopped, I quickly nipped outside and took a few more! As you can see, the top picture and very bottom picture is sooo much better than any of the others taken around the house with different lights on! All I can say to that is, roll on Spring!!!!The font on the front of the card is a freebie. I'll pop back later with links for you to download it, meanwhile can you guess what famous frozen cartoonist it's been named after??!!Have to go now, I'll pop back later to finish off here, and maybe add another challenge or two as I'm in the middle of putting up some Christmas lights and I've left poor John 'hanging around' waiting for drawing pins...ummmm, well, I forgot!!!
Two Updates! The Freebie font on the front of the card is called...did you guess? Walt Disney Script. Google the name plus the word font or free font and you'll find loads of sites where you can download it! Back later with another Christmas Card! AND best of all!! This card won me a $25 to spend at Simon Says Stamp!! I love blogging!

26 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous...I'm sure she'll love it.
    I know just what you mean abot photographing at the moment!!

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  2. Ooooooh Lyn your card is gorgeous. It's the nicest Christmas card ever. Your daughter will love it. What a great sentiment too. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs Gez x x x

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  3. oh hun she will love it hope people take time to enlarge this as its stunning so detailed just adore it hugs cheryl xxxx

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  4. this is absolutely stunning and cheryl is so right go enlarge and see all the fine detail.This is stunning.Thanks so much for joining us this week at creative inspirations ,hope to see you there again with your beautiful creations
    hugs judex

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  5. Fantastically beautiful as usual!! Your cards are just amazing and I so enjoy seeing them!!! TFS

    Happy Holidays!!
    Hugs,
    Terry

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  6. Oh wow this is a beauty your daughter is gonna love it.

    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  7. Oh wow this is so beautiful!
    What a wonderful card your daughter with treasure this!
    hugs
    kim x

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  8. Wow Lyn thats stunning and the person (your daughter) receiving it will be absolutely stunned at the work youve put into it. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

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  9. A beautiful card, I love that PB image. Your daughter will be thrilled with it.
    Julie x

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  10. Ohh wowww Lyn,what beautiful,i love your image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  11. wow this is fantastic, I'm sure your daughter will love it.

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  12. Oh my giddy aunt Lyn you have outdone yourself..gorgeous inside and out and loving all the details!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week over at creative inspirations and good luck.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xxx

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  13. Fab. card Lyn - so cute and cuddly! Love your shaker cards, but I think this is the best one yet!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxxxxx

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  14. Hi Lyn pop over to my blog for a suprise ,I did email you asking for you addy, but incase it gets lost in cyber space,i thought i better be safe and write here as well !Lovely work as per usual !
    Hugs
    Pattie :]

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  15. Thank you sooo much Pattie! Have emailed you!!
    ((Lyn))

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  16. Lyn, you won the Creative Inspirations challenge! Huge congratulations, and it's very well-deserved :D

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  17. Hi Lyn, Im sorry to do this to you, but Ive tagged you on my blog, Im afraid you will have to pop over there to see what Im talking about. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  18. Hi Sweetheart, just wanted to let you know that Ive left you an award on my blog I do so hope you will accept it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  19. This is stunning Lynn!! Your daughter will love it!! YOur colors, beautiful coloring and all the details are amazing. Love the shaker and the way you framed your image.
    hugs,
    Chris

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  20. oh wow I love this - thanks so much for sharing it with us at The Pink Elephant.
    Ann xxx

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  21. Your daughter is going to love this card Lyn, jus gorgeous, many thanks for playing along at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

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  22. This is a great card

    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

    Jan x

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  23. Hi Lyn, I'm getting worried, is everything all right? And can you let know if you've received your Secret Santa from the JJ forum yet? (((((((hugs)))))))))

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  24. Oh my gosh ... this is amazing!! Your daughter is going to LOVE it!!!! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge ... hope to see you next time (23rd). Happy Holidays!!

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