Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Not totally Obscured!

This Fortnights challenge at ABC Christmas challenge
see's us almost at the end of July and the christmas pile of cards is growing nicely
our theme this time is - O for Obscured
There are so many different ways you could do this -
masking one image to obscure part of another

Have a hidden element
Have something hidden inside your creation
I could go one for ages but I decided to make an envelope on the front of my card for a gift card.

Our Sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps so I chose to use snowman skates
I have coloured the image with Spectrum Noir Pens, ran one piece of kraft through the ribbler
then did some doodling and wrote on the envelopeand fishtail and also drew it all together on my sewing machine, finished off with a little glossy accents some liquid pearls and a few enamel dots.

So the envelope would stay closed I added a velcro dot.

Here are some challenges I am playing for this card:

City Crafter - Christmas In July
Crafty Sentiment - Hand Coloured Image
Die Cuttin' Divas - Include Die Cuts - Christmas In July
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Square or Rectangular - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps - Christmas Tags - fishtail date with date
Sparkles Forum - Christmas in July 
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July

Hugs me x


  1. This is just gorgeous. and I love the surprise envelope idea.
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  2. Gorgeous card, and I love the little pocket.

  3. Lovely Creation and gorgeous colour tones, perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, thank you so much for sharing with us it always a pleasure...
    Suzy B (Owner)

  4. Great idea for a card, to put the gift card envelop in the front instead of on the inside. Love this!! I like how you did the layout on the front with the image and envelope and then sewed the edges. This is just a wonderful and delightful card. :D
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments challenge.
    Deborah GDT

  5. Oh it looks so pretty Samantha. hugs! Mojca

  6. What a great idea! Terrific card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  7. Fabulous gift card, love the idea of the gift being on the card as opposed to being in the card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  8. Beautiful card love the detail.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexis
    Hugs Julie x

  9. Fabulous idea and I love this combo of blue and Kraft :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  10. I love your card, Samantha. That envelope is a great idea. Also cute snowman. Luv, Wilma

  11. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

  12. Love this sweet card- and the fun snowman. Your colors and doodling are great accents. I always love stitching on cards- such a great accent! Thanks so much for joining the Sweet Stamps challenge!

  13. So pretty, love the gorgeous colours!!! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  14. Awesome! Love the envelope and how cute is that image. Great design elements and layout. Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Sparkles Monthly Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  15. Hi such a cute Christmas card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sparkles we hope to see you again!

    Love From Rebecca xx

  16. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

    Helen x


I really appreciate your comments thank you! hugs Samantha :0)

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