15 January 2013

Baby it's cold outside .......

The challenge at Papertake Weekly is 'Baby it's cold outside .....' and there couldn't be a better choice because most of us here in the UK have snow and it's freezing cold!  I made a birthday card for someone who celebrated their birthday in January.  The image is a LOTV mini masterpiece and Nitwits backing paper.

I used our new set of square nesties - very ornate, but I love them because as well as the squares you also get the four little corners - perfect!  I inked all edges with walnut distress ink and layered them up then finished with Stardust Stickles

I used LOTV Nitwits paper, 16mm white grosgrain ribbon with silver snowflakes, lilac ribbon with a silver metallic edge and pretty 22mm white guipure lace.  I made a tag with a Magnolia doohickey die and added tiny stick on letters.

My flower arrangement includes Ribbon Girl purple/lilac beaded berries and a lilac beaded twirl plus Wild Orchid Crafts cosmos, carnation and 20mm open rose.  I also popped in a piece of lilac babies breath and a sprig of opal crystal stem - well it is supposed to be a sparkly frosty project and I just love sparkle.

I hope you will all have time to pop over to PTW for inspiration and you have a whole week to get your card in!

See you soon, Mary G x


Anne said...

Just gorgeous Mary, love how you've used the dies ...and those flowers, you're so good at arranging them x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous.Love the image and great colours.xxx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mary :-) I love the image and the decorative frames and all the details are so very pretty :-) Fabulous flower arrangement,, LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Those beaded twirls and berries are sooooo pretty with your other flowers, Mary. Lots of lovely layers and fabulous colour coordination with this prettily coloured image. Hugs, Lesley

Marjorie said...

Gorgeous card Mary love the colours and design. I covet the the nesties so much. Smiles and Hugs Marjorie.x x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! Such a beautiful card. I love the sweet image and the colours and embellishments are all so pretty and work so well together

Sue xx

Mau xx said...

Wow! This is gorgeous Mary, You never cease to inspire me. I love the colours and I adore that Nestie...I need it now!....lol
Huge Hugs Mau xx
Hope you are ok xxxx