Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Sunday, December 28, 2014

No more Christmas

Yes, I have put Christmas crafting behind me now, at least until the first Rudolph Day!
I am still playing the waiting game for our new little Great-grandson who was due on 19th December, but at least mum got to enjoy watching her other little boy open his presents. (He is a bit disappointed because he had been promised that Father Christmas would be bring his new baby brother!!).
In the meantime I have a grandson who will turn 11 next week, so I needed to get his card made and posted before the New Year celebrations get underway.
I thought there was a good chance he would have snow on his birthday - he lives in the midlands - so I felt I could use some snowy images without it being too Christmassy. I chose a snowman and winter tree digi stamps from The Paper Shelter, and for the main image I used a free digi from Inger Harding.
Once I had printed the two lower images on it, the upper section of my white card was embossed with the Sheena Douglas Snowfall folder. The images were coloured with copic markers.
The main image was printed on another piece of white card, coloured in the same way and cut out with a spellbinders circle die. I printed it twice and decoupaged the arms and hands, though this doesn´t show on the photo. I found a piece of mottled turquoise card for the base layer, and rummaged through my snippets box for some matching pieces to cut the circle frame (Nellie Snellen die) the birthday sentiment (Joanna Sheen Signature die) and some snowflakes (Marrianne die).
I assembled the card and added some silver ice stickles to the sentiment and frame, and some Imaginations Diamond Sparkle Medium, to add dimension to the snow under the boy, the snowman and the tree, and for the fur on the boy´s hat. 
Now I shall get it written, ready to post in the morning, but first I shall link it to Pixie´s Snippets Playground. I hope she hasn´t shut the gates because of the snow!


Veerle said...

This is a very lovely card Kate, your grandson will love it. I am still bussy with paint and wall paper to get my little craft space done. That's why I wasn't around much lately. Hugs, Veerle xxx

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Kate - love the snow theme, and it is definitely not a 'Christmassy" style of card.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a really fun winter birthday snippets card for your grandson, Kate! He will adore it!! I hope your Christmas was wonderful! Best wishes for a happy new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Gorgeous card Kate! Just perfect for the time of year too.

No snow as yet in the Playground, thank goodness!


Di xx