14 October 2011

Gorjuss Christmas

Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good week. I have a card to show today using a sweet Gorjuss Girl stamp from the Gorjuss Christmas collection which I've coloured with markers except for her dress which is paper pieced. I've cut the image out (which is all part of the same stamp) and mounted onto my card after a liberal coating of stardust Stickles :). I made the card base using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Baroque die which I cut into a card leaving the fold just inside the edge of the die. The patterned paper background was made by cutting squares from three Craft Creations papers, gluing them onto another piece of card making sure to place them against each other to give a patchwork look. I used a paper piercer and black pen for the faux stitching and stamped the sentiment from the Winter Wonder Gorjuss Stamps set which I then cut into two pieces.

I'm entering my card into Cute Card Thursday where this week the theme is 'Tree-mendous' and DYSU where the theme is 'use your scraps'.

Enjoy your evening.


Denise and Louise said...

Chris this is gorgeous - love the patchwork and the paper piecing.

Over at DYSU this week we have a challenge theme of Use Your Scraps that you might like to enter.


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, I love the patchwork effect you have done its brilliant, Hazelxo

Julie said...

Hello Chris!! Wow, this is a stunning design! Love your layout and papers and I thought the stitching was real - beautiful! You're not thinking of going to the NEC next month are you? Juliexx

Lou said...

Hi!Chris i really *adore* this,love the patchwork/papers and what sweeties they are-just perfect :)
Hope you are well? and have a lovely weekend.
hugs Lou.xx

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Chris, love the patchwork!

Tine said...

Hi Chris. Love the shape & the patchwork is brilliant.
Tine :)

Julie said...

Wow Chris! Just fabulous. I love the paper piecing and how it ties into the quilted background. Gorgeous!


June Nelson said...

Its gorgeous chris and love the quilted look too xxx

debby4000 said...

Adorable, cute card.

Annchen said...

oh chris, this is such a stunning project.

Sandra said...

Brilliant!!! Lovin' your Gorjuss creations....and you know how much I love those girls. Your ears must have been burnin' earlier. AD was saying, wasn't it about time I had a catch up with Mrs D!
Sandra xx

Denise and Louise said...

So glad you entered our challenge at DYSU.
Denise xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Chris, love the gingham and stripes together, perfick paper piecing too! Hope you are keeping well :) Donna ♥ x

Hanna said...

Oh wow, the title of this post really fits with the card. Gorgeous Christmas... that's exactly the feeling this card brings.


Miranda said...

wow this it too cute Chris, love the quilt in the background,
thanks for joining our challenge this week

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Patti Jo said...

Hey Chris! Love the shape and design with the cute paper piecing, patchwork and sewing!!! Great idea and fabulous work!!! Got your bags packed??? :)

WencheP said...

This is so cute! Love the "frosting" on the tree! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Fleur said...

Wow Chris, this is stunning. Love your choice of papers and the image is so sweet. Hope all is well with you.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

princesskitten said...

That's really fab

kitten DYSU team

Lau W said...

Oh lovely, such a wonderful creation !

Exclusively by Mel said...

Chris I love your patchwork card.
What a lovely idea.
The fox is wonderful peeking out!
Love, Mel. xxx

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great day, Debxx

Sarah said...

Your card is adorable! Congrats on the Guest Designer spot!

Cami said...

Gorgeous card, Chris! Wow! So labor intensive with all the cutting and stitching, but it's so worth it to have a result as lovely as this. Love your tree with all the "snow" on it! Too cute and adorable! Hope all is well with you. Life can be too busy sometimes LOL!
Hugs, Cami