Monday, 22 August 2011

Things That Move!

Hello there!

I hope you all had a good weekend?!  This weekend I discovered the Less Is More challenge blog, thanks to Kelly.  Kelly suggested that I enter it as I may be good at it!  Bless her, thank you for believing in me!  (By the way, Kelly's been on a proper Viva La Verve mission this weekend - I suggest you check it out!!)

So, I checked it out and this week's theme is 'Things That Move'.  This could range from anything that would in real life move (animals, vehicles, prams etc) to things that physically move on your card.  Once I read this challenge I had to have a go!

When we were little we (Mum, mostly!) used to make Christmas cards to give to all our friends at school and family.  The idea originally came from an episode of Blue Peter!  Our cards became somewhat infamous and people began to expect them each year.  I really wish I had a picture of one to show you - although mildly embarrassing I still love them!  The main idea of the card was to have an image hanging in a window on the front of the card.  We did Christmas Puddings, Christmas Trees, Stars, Snowmen and all sorts!  So, given this challenge I just had to make one of these cards!

I'm hoping this counts as something that moves?!  I'll find out sure enough if not!!  Even if it doesn't, it took me back to making cards with my Mum so I'm happy  :)

So, without further ado and sentimentality, here is my card;

Sorry for the photogrpah quality - it's such a dull day here!

This is a slightly more mature version of the cards we used to make - there's not a drop of glitter glue in sight!  (Glitter glue was what used to hold our cards together, I'm sure of it!)

I drew the ornament shape based on the SpellBinders Heirloom Ormanent Die template, cut it out and inked it using Crushed Olive Distress Ink, edging with Vintage Photo.
I made a small rosette for the centre from some parchment coloured card that I'd printed a musical score onto.  I then placed a red circle on top of that and then a circular piece of background paper that I'd made myself previously using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and SU! En Francais and Bliss stamps.

No card is complete without a bit of sparkle, and neither is Christmas, so I added some rhinestones to the ornament!  The sentiment was stamped in Scarlet ink (ColorBox Cat's Eyes) and then clear embossed. 

I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges;
CAS-ual Fridays - Embossing
Mark's Finest Papers - Emboss It!

Well, I hope you enjoy looking at this card as much as I enjoy the nostalgia it invokes  :) 
Thanks for dropping by :)

Card:      White, Red, Parchment 220gsm
Stamps:  Stampin' Up - Bliss, En Francais; Inkadinkado - Doodle Frames Holiday
Ink:         Distress Ink - Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen; ColorBox Cat's Eye - Scarlet
Other:     Rhinestones; present ribbon; Tonic Studios double corner punch


  1. Sian,this is gorgeous! I knew you'd be good at this one!!!
    Kelly xx

  2. Loving this Sian I've still to make my LIM card for this week!

    thanks for stopping by my blog

    Ali x

  3. That medallion is the perfect addition to the heirloom ornament! Reminds me of a Martha Stewart design. :)

  4. Hello Sian and welcome to Less is More
    your card is FAB and definitely a 'thing that moves'!
    Brilliant design,
    Look forward to seeing you again
    you wil lfind lots of your fellow LIMettes visit your blog, maybe you can pop by a few too
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM Mandi
    Co-Creator [with Chrissie] "Less is More"

  5. This is a fabulous card Sian, what a wonderful first submission to "Less is More" ... and a big welcome from me!
    The ornament looks so rich!
    Thank you so much and do join us again.
    "Less is More"

  6. Fab card Sian that hanging bauble is brilliant!
    Val x

  7. Great card Sian - welcome to the LIMette's gang.

    I just saw your comment on Deborah's CASual Friday card - if you like Waltzingmouse Stamps, you might want to book mark our challenge for next month "wink"

    Tara (aka Craftilicious) x

  8. Fab card and once sent the bobble could be put on the recipients tree! x

  9. I think this is a great idea..I love the ornament!

  10. Hi Sian
    Loving your very rich and vibrant bauble, think you should make a few of these for presents. I know i would love one. Welcome to LIM i hope you enjoy being a Limette:-)

  11. FABULOUS Christmas card and loving your bauble too


  12. Very pretty, Sian. Good job choosing "something that moves"! I hope to have an entry at Less is more myself, later today!

  13. Wow--what a beautiful and creative Christmas card!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  14. What a beautiful medallion. I love the dimension you created with this image. Just awesome. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Challenge. It is a pleasure to come and visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  15. What a fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  16. Gorgeous card, the bauble is so beautiful. Popped over from LIM. Carolxx

  17. What a fun ornament card, love how it dangles free in the window shape :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  18. WOW that is a pretty cool card. The details are wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat Friends challenge this week.


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