Monday, 13 October 2014


A very apt title to this blog post I think!!!  Awful weather down here in Somerset - been pouring with rain all day and doesn't look like it's going to stop.

Thought I'd post a commission card I have just finished for a friend who's granddaughter Shannon is going to be six soon and thinks she's Elsa from Frozen.  Not having any little ones around I needed to Google the film and luckily enough found enough material on the web to be able to design this card. Here it is:

The base is A5 covered with a scene from the film and then I was lucky enough to find an image of Elsa that made a 3D model which I put together as the focal point on the card.  In CraftArtist I made the badge and covered it with Diamond Glaze.  I used Stick It on the front and back of the icicle so I could glitter it with Glamour Dust and also stick it direct on the card.  I've added some Stickles here and there and more Glamour Dust on Elsa's dress.

The inside of the card has a pocket made with another scene and there is a "dress up doll" for Shannon to play with when she gets her card.  I die cut the icicles (Spellbinders) from parchment and brushed with Wink of Stella and a ribbon and gems across the top of the pocket. The insert has been designed in CraftArtist using one of their embossing features which looks very realistic.  The sentiment was given to me by my friend Maria.

As Elsa was quite dimensional I made a simple box to hold the card and used Memory Box alphabet dies and a piece of matching ribbon.  I used an Embossilicious dotty A4 folder for the top of the box.

Thanks for dropping by - hope your weather is better than ours!

Happy crafting.


  1. Oh my goodness Karen, when I saw that card I nearly cried, it is so beautiful and I know it will make some little girl very very happy. You are very talented and your designs and details are truly wonderful, than you so much Karen. I will have to get you to make me some more cards, that is if you want to.

  2. That is a fab card and will go down a treat I'm sure. Sorry the weather is rubbish!

  3. hi Karen fantastic card. she will adore this..
    Been raining all day here..heavy and windy now..
    I sent you a message on F/B..this is how I got here..
    hugs pam

  4. Fabulous card Karen my granddaughter would love it ...I am sure Shannon will love it too


  5. Beautiful card for a little girl and she will love the dress up doll I'm sure. Must say I'd not heard of Frozen and would have had to look it up!!

  6. Oh, Karen, I can just imagine Shannon's face when she opens the box to find this stunning card and doll inside!!! You have really done a great job with this!!! Everything is just perfectly done!!! Lovely!!!

    Have a great day!!!

  7. This will be her best card ever Karen! Well done:-)
    Val x

  8. Wow ... Shannon is going to LOVE this!! :) Great design ... the 3-D image is incredible! Love that you have some interactive pieces on the inside fro Shannon to play with. Amazing project Karen! Loll xx

  9. This will put a huge smile on her face. Great job Karen.

  10. WOW Karen - what an amazing creation. When I first saw this, I thought the image of Elsa was actually a doll, it looks so realistic. The detail is stunning -your friend's Granddaughter will be over the moon when she opens the box! AWESOME!
    Sylvia xx

  11. Oh Karen, that is wonderful. Truly wonderful. Any little girl would be ecstatic to receive this. You are so clever.
    btw Woyww post done, ump in car, pictures of ferries a few miles away. Back home now and need to find time to post pictures of where we stayed - fab!
    Hope all is well, thinking of you
    Hugs, Neet xx

  12. Wow fabulous card Karen, any little girl would be so thrilled to receive it too ;) Viv xx

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