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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Not a typically me card...

... don't you agree? I think this is far more embellished than what I usually make. This is my DT card for  Outlawz Twisted Thursday, we have the optional twist of "Magical Christmas" this week, and I've used an image from our sponsor, Anne's Digital Art.

I colored the image and die cut a window using a die from Marianne. I used kraft paper painted with white gesso. I also used that for the embossed brick wall, which is almost completely covered.
I used my poinsettia corner die from Memory Box as well as a poinsettia die from Marianne. I used scrap pieces of DP and some vellum with glitter.
I used lace to make the curtain. I didn't quite know what to do with the top right corner, but finally decided on making a bow and attched two stamped tags using LOTV stamps and a metal brad from my stash.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Crafting for all Seasons - #91 Tis the Season
2) ABC Challenge - ‘Y is for Yuletide’
3) Try It On Tuesday - Christmas is Coming
4) Through the Purple Haze - All About Christmas


Lisa M said...

Well it might be more embellished than you're used to, but the scenery you've created here is just adorable! I love driving down the street and seeing people's decorations shining through the window (while husband is yelling, 'stop peeking into people's houses! hahaha) and that is definitely what this card reminds me of. LOVE this!!
Lisa x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the sweet image, beautiful colours and your design is wonderful.
Sue xx

chrissy xx said...

But what a sweetie! I Love {need} this window..GOrgeous colours too Pia..Know what you mean about embellishments I have a drawer full of dies that don't get used cause I make simpler cards. but, I do love to see lots of embellishments. So pretty.

Barb said...

Awesome card with the window and image inside, totally adorable.
Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons. Barb

sirkkis said...

Lovely design and embellishments.
Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Sue said...

Gorgeous Pia thanks for joining us at TTPH..Sue DT x

scrAPpamondo said...

Love this colorful scene and your embellismnents! The lace curtain is a bright idea and I like so much the metal brad wth lace and mini tags

Laine said...

This is lovely Pia. Such a cute image peeking out of the window. Love all of your design detail.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Pia, it's nice to be different sometimes. You have created a lovely little window scene and your poinsettias embellish it perfectly.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous Pia..I love your cute little scene..I love peeking in windows over Christmas to see what or how people have decorated..and I love to drive late at night for the lights show..where folk have decorated their houses with as many lights as they can..your gorgeous card reminds me of that and I love all the details..


Margik said...

Beautiful card! Love the design and embellishments, and the image is very cute.
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Donna Nuce said...

It does seem a little less typical than your usual cards. Always good to get out of the comfort zone! Darling card Pia! Have a great day.

aussie aNNie said...

Pia, it may not be a YOU card but it is brilliantly designed and love the cute image and colours added.
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Loz said...

Not your usual style of card Pia, but it is Stunning. I Love the window and scene..Loz

sandie said...

You are so good at knowing where to place so many different elements to create an elegant card! The touch of red lace is perfect and I like the richness of this red x

Marjorie said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous Pia, I love your window scene, must get myself one of these window dies!!
Marjorie x

Avril Ann said...

It is different for you, Pia, but Oh how wonderful, such a fabulous card hun, I love all the detail, and the gem in the middle of the ribbon is gorgeous, hugs xxx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Donna said...

This is amazing Pia, I feel like I am really looking through a window it is so realistic!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Pia, to be honest I have never noticed that you don't use a lot of embellies. I think we just get use to each others styles and don't give it a thought. All your cards are gorgeous.

Regina said...

Simply fabulous! All details are just beautiful!
sending hugs

Lau W said...

So much embellies ???? :-)) good idea, it's so nice ! Love this card very much, a wonderful joyful card ! All is lovelyyyyy !

Jacee said...

Fabulous Pia, what a great idea having the little girlie looking through the window, great idea, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tammy said...

This is adorable Pia! Fabulous little scene you've created and I love the poinsettias!
Tammy x

fiona henderson said...

Absolutely lovely card..

Fiona DT

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful scene and love all the die-cuts
carol x

Lisa S. said...

Well I love this new style Pia. :) Your card is gorgeous and the window scene is fabulous. xx

Monika Reeck said...

A window scene is always lovely all the concept on your card And add of flowers made it more perfect..adorable scene Card Pia...hugs

Nikki Acton said...

I love your composition - so clever! Thanks for sharing at Try it on a Tuesday. Nikki x

Alljazzed2create said...

This is adorable. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH.

DT Pam

Asha said...

Definitely stepping out of our usual style... but you've aced it ... as always. Quite a stunner, Pia!
x Asha

Dangina Martinez said...

Such a fabulous design! Thanks so much for sharing here at TTPH Challenge!
Dangina TTPH DT

Danielle Vincent said...

It's do embellished as well as you do clean styles. Awesome window scene!

Patricia St Martin said...

Not a you card but you did fantastic on it. love the window and the bows are so darling. Super job, I love it.
Have to ask I see you have the codes here for email/blogger/twitter/facebook/pinterest/Recommend this on Google
just under your posting... I have been trying to do that and each time I try I did not get it. What did you do???
Hugs Pat Hope you know what I'm talking about, I'm sure you do.

Deepti Stephens said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this one to bits!! What an idea!! And thanks for the inspiration.. :)