Saturday, March 21, 2015

Midway Post Challenge #32 at Open-Minded Crafting

It's halfway time 
over at Open-Minded Crafting again.

Well on Thursday I had to sacrifice
my weekly Card Class yet again.
This time so I could enrol on my new course.
Yes I am being sent to college so
I can train and return back to work.
It went really well but it was only 2 hours.
I'm dreading April when I officially start,
and I have to do a full 6 hour day
Just hope that it will all be worth putting myself
and my poor body through all this pain.

So anyways I had just finished making this weeks card
when my Mother-in-Law popped around
and she asked if I had been inspired by all the similar makes
that are going around at the moment.
I didnt even know that they were,
so any similarities I apologise for,
I just wanted to make a Scenic Card
with a bit of depth to it.

The Theme at
Winter Vacation Getaway
(a Ski Castle in the Alps)

Our Sponsors are:-

Colour Ink Digital who are offering
a Coupon for €7.50.

Digital Delights who are offering
a $5 Gift Certificate.

Doodle Pantry who are offering
a $10 Gift Certificate.

Illustrations By Jane who are offering
2 Images.

PolkaDoodles who are offering
a Coupon for €7.50.

My Project for this
week is:-
Little Castle Digi Stamp
from Doodle Pantry 
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I chose a piece of A5 White Glitter Card
and I used a Rectangle Parenthesis 2 Die
and made a 'Window in the Middle of the Card.
Next I chose a piece of A4 White Card
and I cut it to size putting the folds in it.
(1, 2.5, 4, 25, 26.5, 28, 29cm)

I printed off a Sheet of A4 using the Little Castle Paper 2
(Light Grey Bricks - Doodle Pantry)
And then next I printed off the Image 
twice on the Printed Paper.
And then again twice on White DC Paper.
coloured the Images
using my Promarker Pens.

                                                            Yellow (Windows)

                                                            Pastel Green (Trees)
                                                            Pastel Blue (Outline Shading)
                                                            Cool Grey 1 (Door, Shading)
                                                            Cool Grey 5 (Door Handle + Hinges)
To build the depth of the Castle I decoupaged it up
I 1st used one of the Plain Prints as my Base Image,
cutting it to A5 size to fit just inside the back of the Card.
Next I fussy cut out all the 
Turrets and Towers from 1 of the Printed Images
and just the Main Body of the Castle 
from the other Printed Image.
From the last Plain Image I cut all the
Roofs, Balconies, Battlements, 
and the Ground, Door, Bushes and Tree.

For my Sentiment I use a clear Rubber Stamp
which I Heat Embossed
using Watermark Ink
and Tinsel Silver Embossing Powder

I then Die-Cut out a Snowflake
(LR0125 - Marianne Creatables)
from a scrap of the DC White paper.

For some Glitz and Glam,
I added Holographic White Glitter
to all of the Castle Surfaces that would get snow,
Roofs, Balconies and Battlements, 
and to the Snowflake Die.
 And I added Pure White Glitter to the Ground
to look like laying Snow.
(both from Glitter Magic).

For my final touch I added the Pearl Stars
to the 'Sky' 
and the center of the Snowflake.

I would like to enter this card in
the following Challenges:
ABC Christmas - F is for Frosty
Addicted To Stamps - #136 - ATG
Creatalicious Challenges - #73 - ATG
Doodle Pantry - #3 - ATG
Little Miss Muffet - #107 - ATG


  1. Wowwww, very nice!!! I love it!!! It's so ellegant!!! the design is beautiful. Hugs Ana Isabel DT Open-Minded

  2. Wow, gorgeous card! Great colours and lay out. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  3. What a fab little scene with so much attention to detail. Love the pearls and sparkle. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  4. Absolutely stunning!! Really love all of the sparkle and dimension on your project!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  5. This is such a great idea, love the teeny castle and the shaped aperture.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.:)

  6. lovely card thanks for sharing with creatalicious Rachel dt

  7. Oh Samantha this is just amazing! I want to vacation here! Take me with you PLEASE?!?! Such a great card! Thanks so much for choosing a Doodle Pantry image for your card. Also thanks for enter into the Doodle Pantry "any digi" challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you back again!!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  8. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)