Friday, 5 November 2010

Sweet Pea Poinsettia Fairy Tealight Christmas Card

OK if your reading this post then it means blogger's scheduling widget has worked!! I'm currently on route to the NEC to relieve my purse of some hard earned pennies! Anyway back to the matter in hand!!

It's new challenge day over at Sweet Pea Stampers and the theme this time is embossing. As always we have a fantastic prize on offer, plus, this month we have a brilliant followers candy up for grabs. The DT have produced some stunning cards for your inspiration, please be sure to stop by their blogs to leave them some lurve!

So onto my card. I've seen lots of these kicking around blogland lately and kept thinking that I'd make one, the only thing was I couldn't find a good template or tutorial and I'm not convinced that I have the skills to make one from scratch. Then the other day whilst having a little hop, I spotted that my good blog buddy Vicky from Kips Cards had made one and oh so kindly linked to a fab tutorial. Well that was all the encouragement I needed and so off I went to make my first tealight card.

I made the card base using the afore mentioned tutorial. The edges have been swiped with a gold ink pad and I cut out and distressed a panel of paper for the tealight panel. The image has been coloured with Promarkers, cut out and mounted onto a piece of pearlised cream card which has been embossed with a snowflake plate. I've then swiped a gold ink pad over the embossing and mounted it onto a piece of matt mirror board. The gold swirls have been stencilled and then heat embossed. I also added faux stitching around the edges with a gold gel pen.

The flowers have been punched from red paper using my Nellie Snellen punch. I've then used distress inks and stickles on the edges. I've added Soft Magic to the centres. The holly leaves have been distressed and stickled.

Before I go, just a quick reminder to enter my giveaway for a £30 CSN voucher.

Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

Big Shot
Sizzix Texturz Plate
Heat Gun
Prima Eline Swirls Template
Nellie Snellen Floral Embossing Punch

Image - Sweet Pea Stamps
Sentiment - Cat's Life Press
Cardstock - Inspire Me
Merry Christmas Paper - Bearly Mine Designs
Green Paper - Basic Grey Egg Nog
Gold Mirri - stash
Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Brilliance Gold Ink
Gold Lace - stash
Heat It Up Embossing Powder
Versamark Embossing Pen
Soft Magic

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Paper Players - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
One Stitch at a Time - Christmas
Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en - Bling it on
Aly's Sunday - Distressing
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas Treat (Cranberry & Orange scented tealights)
Incy Wincy - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion- Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Shabby
Stamp With Fun - All that can fly
Crafty Cardmakers - Stitching
A Pocketful of Posies - Winter Bouquet
Wild Orchid - Classic Christmas
Lexi's Creations - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas inspired
A Spoonful of Sugar - Relish to embellish
Stamp and Create - Tis the Season
Flutter By Wednesday's - Anything goes
Little Red Wagon - Red 
I ♥ ProMarkers - Snowflakes
The Crafty Purple Frog - Sparkle
C.R.A.F.T - Dry embossing (cream panel behind the image)
Charisma Cardz - With love @ Christmas
Crafty Goings On -  Blog Candy


  1. Excellent hun! What a fabby gift idea!

  2. thats brill hun, love the image as well, you have managed to enter a lot of challenges there as well xx

  3. Absolutely beautiful. Love the image and gold highlighting.

  4. Wow very nice...might have to make one of these too :) thanks for the link
    Gorgeous creation Claire!

  5. This is scrummy hunny I love these and I think I may try one over the weekend as I have teachers gifts to think about.
    Hugs Pascale

  6. Gorgeous card! Love the glitter.

  7. This is stunning Claire and a really good

  8. absolutely gorgeous, love the colours used and the glitter, such a pretty gift
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. What a beautiful card! This is the first I have seen of these Tea-light cards, too. Your image is colored beautifully and I really love all of the details you added. :)

  10. Such a lovely card! Thanks for joing us this week at Christmas Card Challenges!

  11. Beautiful card! Love that it's a tea light card! Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday Challenge! Hope to see you again next week!

  12. Claire, that card is just gorgeous...thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at OSAAT - good luck hun

    stitchy xoxox

  13. Hi Claire. Hadn't heard of a tea-light card I have to say, but this is wonderful. Fab image and great colouring and layout. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers and I hope you will join us again too, maybe using some of your new stash from the NEC! LOL.
    Tine :)

  14. Wow Claire, this is stunning, I have this on my must try list xxx

  15. Super card hun!!
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too

  16. What a good idea, it's lovely! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  17. Great creation using Dry Embossing, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  18. That lovely, never seen a tealight card before

  19. Great project.
    Thank for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  20. Great job thanks so much for playing at Aly's.

  21. This is lovely thank you for entering my challenge on MSE Fab card x

  22. This is absolutely amazing! you totally rocked it! Thanks for playing at LC

    hugs Lexi xxx

  23. Really pretty card!
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty CardMakers this week!

  24. Wow! I love everything about this card! What a superb idea with the tea lights! Absolutely fab! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. x x

  25. What a great idea for a card, lovely papers,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  26. Beautiful and such gorgeous xmas colours!

    Thanks for joining our challenge over at the Crafty Purple Frog this week Chanelle xx

  27. Very great card and motiv! Wonderful color and design. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
    Big hug

  28. So pretty!
    Thanks for playing!
    Dee - LRW DT

  29. Totally gorgeous love the image & she goes so well with this, fabulous gift & card in 1. I love these.
    Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog this week, hope to see you again.

    Hugs Vicky xx

  30. Your tealight card is fantastic Claire beautiful image, and gorgeous colours!!!
    The Design Team and I are so pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week,
    Thank you!
    HuGs Kim :)

  31. Sorry for being late on commenting here... but with so many entries and all.. i am late. But i still wanted to say.. your card is WOW! so awesome and thank you for playing with us in our challenge at CRAFT YOUR PASSION :) hugs x

  32. Awesome card. Do you know, you are won here

  33. I love your tealight card, thank you so much for playing along with the challenge over at A pocket full of posies.

    Hugs Sabina

  34. Wow it's stunning, you are one very clever lady

  35. i adore your make, love the way you cut the image out and layered it onto the textured background

    wishing you a lovely weekend.

    Sarah-Louise xx
    tiggertastic blog
    Design Team Member for :
    Crafty Purple Frog
    Creative Card Crew
    Bearly Mine Designs

  36. aww thats is fab honey!
    Great card and gift in one!
    Fab stitching detail!
    Thanks for joining in the fun this time at Crafty Cardmakers!
    Hugs Melly xxx


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