Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Mitten

Hello - You are most welcome to my blog! Thank-you so much to those who have begun to follow and/or posted lovely comments. I appreciate them all very much.

My card today has a lovely warm glow to it that hasn't come across in photo as today in Dublin it is just miserable outside. But never mind, it's cosy indoors!



I hand drew a mitten shape and cut out from SEI Velvet papers. Gave glove a double cuff with Martha Stewart punch along edge. I stitched the glove having marked out with my Seweasy. Then decorated the cuff with ribbons by Melissa Frances and May Arts. Using stamps by Stempelglede (Vintage Christmas) I stamped Angel onto TAP (Transfer Artist Paper by Lesley Riley) using archival ink in sepia. I then ironed the TAP onto white muslin so that the stamped image transferred to the cloth. I also stamped sentiment from same stamp set directly onto cream muslin. (One has to be careful with TAP and text as the ironing process reverses all images). The lovely papers are by Maja Design (It's Christmas Time). I distressed edges of paper and then rubbed paper and mitten edges with gilding wax which I left to dry overnight. Adhered the Angel image with 3D tape and attached the sentiment at top with brads. Punched various snowflakes (Martha Stewart and Woodware) and doubled them up for dimension. The larger ones have rose centres (petal edges gilded) and the smaller snowflakes have pearls as centres. Ribbons and charms from stash to complete.

Stay warm and a big thank-you for stopping by.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Crafty Mess - Vintage Christmas
Twisted Tuesday - Wintery White
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes
Crafting Ireland - 12 Days of Christmas
Sugar Creek Hollow - Distressing
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Button or Bow
Eclectic Ellapu - Santa paws and/or Snowflakes
Crafty Bloggers - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Snowflakes
The Crafty Pad - Stitching Real or Faux
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion - Christmas - No Red or Green
Alphabet Challenge - V for Vintage
Crimbo Crackers - Wooden

58 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Mitten, I love all the snowflakes with flowers and pearls. Blooming cold here in North Wales. Elizabeth xxx

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  2. Looks pretty glowing to me... and that golden clothes peg is a treat!! Gorgeous texty background too...
    Alison x

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  3. This card looks stunning, Nicola! What a great self made mitten shape - love how you've added stitching to it! This card definitely seems both cozy, warm and sparkly, the glittery edges are such a nice touch!

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  4. Hi Nicola, wow what a clever idea. I love that mitten and the card has such beautiful warm tones with the addition of the gold embellies.
    Claire xx

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  5. An absolutely stunning card Nicola, love the background and your fabulous embellishments. Love it! Hugs, Anne x

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  6. This is just beautiful! I love the chic vintage feel with those warm neutral colors! Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

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  7. Oh fabulous card:) Lovely diecuts and fabulous papers:)
    You have Made n elegant brilliant work:)
    Big hug my friend,
    Sonia

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  8. This is really pretty! The mitten is wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  9. Wow, this is so beautiful, love the fabulous design and the colors. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  10. A lovely Christmas card with an elegant vintage feel. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Tracey x

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  11. WOW what a fantastic card I love all the details and texture thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
    Carol DT x

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  12. This is fabulous Nicola, I like the mitten the vintage image the ribbon and the peg.
    Kevin xx

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  13. Wow Nicola, this is gorgeous! The vintage image is perfect inside the mitten...I am smitten with your work!

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  14. That's a fabulous idea, your card looks wonderful.

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  15. Beautiful card, love the colours and all the snowflakes

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  16. Miserable in Dublin...no way! LOL! It's warmish here and I want it to be cold and wet so I can light the fire. Maybe we should switch it up! This old world vintage mitten so silky and so ruffled is fabulous! Love the vintage image as well!

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  17. really beautiful vintage feel trace x

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  18. Hi
    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

    This card was incredibly beautiful. I love it.

    Wishing you a really nice Christmas.

    Hugs, Cathrine

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  19. Wow Nicola, It's just a WONDERFUL card, very delicate ... I see you put in into several challenges, I cross my fingers for you to win some of them with it ! Hugs, Coco xx

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  20. Another Wow from me. This is so stunning Nicola. I love it.
    Hugs from
    Laine
    X

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  21. so gorgeous nicola.your design and colours are fantastic and i love your vintage image :D

    xx coops xx

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  22. WOW, This is Gorgeous... Beautiful vintage make the colours are divine, the design amazing.. Simply perfect... Hugs May x x x

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  23. What a WOW card Nicola !! Love the vintage feel and all the little elements !! Thanks so much for linking up with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  24. Your attention to detail is amazing Nicola. Love the real fabric elements which add to the whole mitten feel. Congrats on your recent win too! Hugs, Jenny x

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  25. What a lovely layout and super vintage image.
    Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs
    Suzie xx

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  26. wow this is fab such a great card thanks for joining us at crafty mess xxx

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  27. Beautiful project... love vintage with a passion. We are so lucky to have you as an ECLECTIC.
    Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

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  28. So cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  29. This is Gorgeous!! I just love it!! Beautiful trims!! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!! Hugs!!
    Heather

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  30. Beautiful card! Love the neutral color palette!

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  31. Wow, this is beautiful Nicola. I love the use of fabric and your touch of gilding makes it so rich - wonderful creation!
    Hugs

    Laurian

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  32. Wow, what a stunning card. Beautiful colours. Thanks so much for joining us for our first Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin. X

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  33. So glad you entered this at Eclectic Ellapu, Nicola. It's magnificent! I'm now your latest follower and looking forward to getting to know you and your work better. :-D

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  34. Just beautiful!!! You added so many details it is just amazing! I can't believe you actually ironed an image for this card! Wow! Thanks for playing along at TT!

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  35. Nicola have you any idea just how stunning this card is. Oh my word if I received such a card I doubt it would ever be removed from display, a gorgeous card with the most perfect image.
    WOW.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  36. Gorgeous Nicola. Love the pleated ribbon. Don't forget to pop back to my blog to enter the Make it crafty advent candy.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  37. Oh wow that a beautiful creation and thank you for joining in our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge good luck and hope to see you again next time .....DT Member Sandra H x

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  38. Gorgeous card so many lovely elements, very creative the way you have used the mitten! Lovely x

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  39. Awww.... this is sooooo cute! I love the decorated mitten and it really made me feel warm and cosy :). And those Stempelglede stamps are gorgeous, aren't day? Cheering for you with my whisky glass lol! Keep warm hun! x

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  40. Hi Nicola! Welcome to Eclectic Ellapu! Your work is beautiful - a wonderful addition to our Pink Team!! xx

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  41. Hi Nicola! I love this card, so many fab ideas on it! I'm really looking forward to working with you at Eclectic Ellapu! And I've just realised that you're Irish! I'm from just over the border near Newry so not too far away!

    And thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  42. Stunning vintage Christmas card. I can't believe you drew that mitten- great job! I love how you've decorated it with the trims. Thanks for all your lovely comments on the LLC DT's Advent Projects.

    Hugz,
    Sandy

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  43. Beautiful details and embellishments, I love how everything came together so elegantly! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Christmas (no red or green)" Challenge :)

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  44. Lovely creation!!! So man pretty details!!!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

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  45. Oh WOW!!! Stunning card. The gold is so nice with the white.

    Thanks for joining our vintage challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.

    Mari

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  46. This card is a real beauty, love the color(or rather the lack of color) and it's vintage touch. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

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  47. Nicola this is truly a beautiful card very striking.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  48. This is very beautiful and you have used my most favourite colour pallette, and I can imagine the warm glow emanating from this card.

    Thanks for joining us as Crafty Bloggers Network
    Claire
    (CBN DT)

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  49. How beautiful, love the vintage feel to this card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  50. Wow this is beautiful! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Christmas Challenge xx

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  51. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

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  52. Nicola, this is beautiful :) Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our 12 Days of Christmas Inspirations. Timi (Crafting Ireland)

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  53. Wow! This is so beautiful! :) gorgeous, delicate and stunning!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and we hope to see you back in the new year :)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  54. Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

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  55. WOW,this is georgus creation of christmas card, i love the white with the gold,very beautiful!!!

    Lg Jeannette

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  56. This is so, so beautiful, and such a unique creation. The image on the fabric is lovely.

    Maria xxxxx

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