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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Gosh, how quickly the week goes by!   I so enjoyed the challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge last week, winning was even sweeter!!  This week's task was a Blue and White Winter Scene. I have never made a Christie card so early....but then there's always a first time.....so

The strange thing about this week's challenge is that last Saturday I bought these tree stamps....thinking....perhaps men's cards, or sympathy, but definitely not Christmas. What a coincidence is that! This card was meant to be!!

Since the Cupboard is dedicated to embossing and die cutting you might be wondering what this card is doing here. But, I have actually been able to use a die to make the moon. I cut the smallest circle from the large set and used it as a mask. The colour shading I did with Distress inks - a technique I'm attempting to conquer. Thanks for a challenging challenge SSC.


Carolyn said...

Wow, lovely card. I really love the evening look. The trees are so pretty. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx

Marisa said...

Wow, Ikki this is beautiful! It's almost other-worldly. I love it - thank you so much for being so inspiring! I just love visiting your blog.
Marisa xx

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Line said...

This is such a beautiful card! Just love the scene you've created and the colors are amazing!

Thanks for joining us at SSC this week!

Hugs, Line

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This is breathtaking. Great job on the challenge at SSC:) Congrats on your win!

Liza said...

Wonderful work, I love the stunning scene. Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Liza x

Paula said...

Truly stunning! I love the moon...I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Unknown said...

Hi Ikki it just looks like the moon has lit up the forest - I really love the look of this card.

Paula x x x

Unknown said...

Fabulous card Eileen, love the moon and the trees!!



This is such a beautiful wintry scene Eileen - I love it.
HUgs, Sylvia xx

Georgia said...

Wow! This is so pretty. I love it!! It made me laugh!!! Thanks for joining us at SSC.

Anonymous said...

Pretty card ;0)

Janneke SSC DT

Jackie said...

Superb in every way :o)
Jackie xx

Kraftychick said...

Really intriguing technique - are there any tutorials out there on how to achieve this look? Beautiful card - TFS!