Friday, 14 August 2009

Kaboodle, Dutch Dare, Funky Fairys, Cuttlebug & Stamping For The Weekend Challenges

I had had a look through the challenges available but was still not convinced what I wanted to make, I had already decided I was going to try something different, something that I had not done before. Then I saw the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge of 'Windows' and the Cuttlebug Challenge of 'Create A Scene' and I knew then what I was going to make but of course I had to have a look and see what other challenges I could fit into it lol . These were Dutch Dare 'Christmas In August', Funky Fairys 'Christmas' & Stamping For The Weekend 'Days Gone By'.

I decided to create my scene as the outside view of a window dressed at Christmas time with the inside visible of a vintage child dressing the tree.

My something differents that I want to try soon mounted up, they were 1. to create a scene 2. to work with acetate 3. to mask properly (and I dont think I could of chose a harder stamp) & 4. to incorporate die cuts in my cards.

Front View

View From The Top (although my window looks wonky but it isn't)


  • 6" square card - Craft Superstore
  • Designer Paper - Funky Fairys 'Blue Xmas'
  • Cardstock & Acetate - Paper Mill Shop
  • Stamp - Sugar Nellie 'Partridge In A Pear Tree'
  • Medium - Promakers
  • Sentiment - Liz's Crafts
  • Die's - All sizzix cut on my cuttlebug
  • Thread - DMC
  • Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel
  • Snow - Liquid Applique from local craft store.


Lilacanglia said...

This is absolutely brilliant,
I love this card,
Thank you for joining us in the window challenge at kaboodle,
DT Kaboodles

Nancy said...

Hiya Kim:O) Love your card! The image is wonderful, love your detail. Great take on our vintage challenge.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Vicki said...

Hiya Kim, what a wonderful window scene, such a clever idea, the "snow" looks so effective and the whole card is fabulous. Thank you for joining in with this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

csroyal said...

Love it!! Great job. So glad you joined us in this week's Be Inspired!


mudmaven said...

Totally awesome card Kim! Thanks for playing in our Kaboodle Doodle challenge. Love your attention to all the little details - truly makes this a very special card. ~chris

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, super design with the window. Thanks for taking part in the Funky Fairys challenge. Anesha

Anonymous said...

Your card is `beautiful`....:)
Thanks for joining in with the CB Challenge..:)


Unknown said...

I love this Christmas card - it's fantastic.

Thanks for taking part in the Kaboodle challenge

Tracy said...

Wow Kim this is fantastic!!! I love the snow on the window it looks so real.
Hugs T x

Anne said...

Great card, love the window, very striking. Thanks for taking part in the Funky Fairys challenge.
Anne x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Kim,i love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Unknown said...

Fantastic wondow front xmas card Kim, love all the fab detail.

Thanks for joining us this week at FFC.

Joanne x

Helene said...

Very nice card I love it!


Emma said...

Hi Kim
Wow your card is gorgeous, I love the design.
Thanks for joining us at FF Challenges and good luck.
Emma x

Michelle said...

hi kim! this is TRULY a mini work of art! youve done a magnificent job in creating this awesome card! TFS! and Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

Donna said...

Oh my what a fabulous scene card you've created Kim, a lot of work went into this, love the snow outside the windows, and the scene inside is great. A marvelous take on the vintage look
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
Donna xx

Ginny said...


thanks for joining us at FF this week :0)

Christine said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love it!!!


Karin said...

Fabulous card Kim!!
Love the design, colours and gorgeous image.
Thanks for joining the DDCC.

xoxo karin

Kimmi said...

Fabulous idea. Love the image and its such a cool card. Bet it took you ages to do! Love your little christmas trees!

Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. We hope you had fun and that you join us again soon. Good Luck.


crafty amy said...

Wow this is amazing I love that idea and she looks so cute decorating the tree :D
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

aardvarkpest said...

Brilliant card. Love the window and the image.


Beth said...

Kim this is beautiful you definitely nailed this challenge I love that you used transparency for the window.

Cassie said...

outstanding job!!