Monday, 17 November 2014

Holly! It's a Resource Gathering Quest

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I travelled to the far off village of Inkston where the annual Holly Festival was being held. We brought our bags-of-holding, intending to load them with the festive holiday plant. Inkston was crowded with people attending the festival, everyone hoping to snag the best of the holly harvest for their Winter Festival needs.

I started this card by colouring the Bugaboo “Ava Mistletoe Fairy” image using Prismacolor pencils and cutting her out. The sentiment was cut out using the Lawn Fawn “Finley’s ABC’s” die set and the snowflakes were cut with the Lawn Fawn “Stitched Snowflakes” set, earning me +88 cutty XP points. I cut them out of these old "thank you" cards that we had at work and were just going to be thrown away. They're really good for die cutting because they're super thick so the pieces are almost like die cut embellishments you'd buy! I added some shiny red brads over the berries in the picture to punch them up and make them more “berry-like”.

The inside sentiment was stamped using the There She Goes “Tis the Season” set. I stamped and die cut the holly using the Lawn Fawn “Joy to the Woods” set and its coordinating dies.

The envelope was stamped with the holly image from the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set by colouring the stamp with Distress Markers to get the two different colours.

This card will have a holly jolly time in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug November Bingo Challenge: (use only two designer papers, bugaboo image, brads)

The Lady Commander and I filled our bags-of-holding to maximum capacity, using every inventory slot available. The festive plants would be used to decorate the Guild Hall and make some Christmasy potions for the upcoming season. I’m not sure what status effect they will induce, but there are sure to be sparkles involved.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Michelle said...

This is so beautiful - I love Ava from Bugaboo and your black cardstock is ideal for our challenge - thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Sammy said...

This is really lovely. Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

~ Jo ~ said...

Really cute card! Love that image so much. Thanks for joining us this week in our Fun~day Friday challenge~
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Mari Kocjancic said...

Very nice card, I love the coloring. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!
-Mari K.
Bugaboo Stamps DT


How great that the inside is decorated to match! Thanks for playing Bugaboo Bingo with us this week – we hope to see more of your lovely creations in future challenges! Good luck in the random draw.
luv’n huggz
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

a lovely card. thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene

Karen said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge.

Renate said...

Mooie kerstkaart met een heel erg leuke Bugaboo afbeelding. Mooi in de traditionele kleuren. Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

Groetjes, Renate

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