Thursday, 27 September 2012

The Paperweaver's Preview

Welcome to the Guild Hall. Today we were paid a visit from the local Paperweaver. He stopped by to give us an advanced look at the various patterns of paper-wrapping he will be weaving for his shop this holiday season. The Lady Commander of Copics and I like to coordinate our holiday cards with the wrapping paper of the gifts, and his visit gives us some advance time to prepare accordingly. He also gave us a new spell scroll that supposedly can turn any colour of paper into a plaid pattern. You do need a rather high die roll to cast it successfully though, so it may be a bit before we see it in use.
I stamped the "Gift of Giving" Penny Black stamp and coloured it up with Copics under the direction of the Lady Commander. I am not well versed in the art of the Copic, but I suppose it wasn't a complete failure and it earned me +79 Copic exp points. Since she was holding a piece of post, I thought she needed a mailbox to put it in. I stamped that from the Lawn Fawn "You've Got Mail" set.
That house image was embossed using the Cuttlebug and cut out. I honestly can't remember what set that sentiment came from as I borrowed it from one of my guildys.
I also crafted a matching envelope for this card.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday September Challenge: Buttons and Bows
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Stamping for Pleasure September Rudolph Day
ABC Christmas Challenge: S is for Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Penny Black Allsorts September Challenge: Early Christmas Makes
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round September Challenge: Christmas Presents

Angela and I wasted most our mana trying to cast that darned spell. As you can see, we did get it to work though and changed the red background into a plaid one. It's a good thing the Guild Hall is well stocked on mana potions. The elixirs however...those still seem to be disappearing at an alarming rate.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


scrappymo! said...

Great card and love, love, love the matching card!

brenda said...

A really sweet Christmas card Crystal and so nice to see the inside decorated as well along with a matching envelope.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Crystal . . . loving your Penny Black Christmas card. Off for a nosey around the rest of your blog now . . . all very intriguing about the Guild etc!

Thanks for entering my Rudolph Day challenge.

Good luck in the draw.

Sarn xxx

MaryH said...

Really cute card. I think we must have some of the same paper stash! This looks familiar. Love your coloring on this little girl...she's ready for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Bernie said...

Fabulous card, love the matching envelop! Must go have a look around your blog, your Guild sounds interesting.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Crystal :-) such a cute image and the mail box is fab !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Annette said...

This is so sweet. I love that you've decorated the inside too.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi, lovely and sweet card, beautiful colouring.
Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more Challenge, good luck;-))m

Dot said...

Such a cute image you have used for your wonderful Christmas card.
Thanks for joining our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.

Anonymous said...

Cute card, great colours too, thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha x

TRACEY O said...

Very cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet Christmas card.
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday.
There's a new challenge on Saturday do hope you can join us again.

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