Monday, June 16, 2014

Scarlett Holly - Ching Chou Kuik - Jane's creation

Sweet Pea Stamps

Hello folks, here I am again with another creation for  Sweet Pea Stamps.  Today I am sharing with you a Christmas card made using the digi Scarlett Holly by Ching Chou Kuik.  I am trying to get all my Christmas cards done before I return to the UK in June so I can take them with me and leave them with my daughter so she can forward them on at the appropriate time :) :) Last year I got caught out, DHL wanted 50 pounds to send a card from Saudi, where I am, to the UK.  Alas it was for my lovely sister but I refused to pay and the local post is not that reliable so needless to say she did not get a real card, only a photo of it via e-mail.

Anyway, back to today and here is the card.

To make the card I had planned on using my die cutter for the top lacy section but the card I wanted to use is not very tight and after two attempts I gave up and tried an experiment instead.  Using the largest circle from Spellbinders Scalloped Grand Circles I positioned the die to cut just the top off the card.
Next I used a couple of bits of dies, a holly leaf from Lea'bilities Wreath For All Seasons and another leaf from Marianne Design Craftables Flower to create the cut out lacy top.
Next I coloured the digi with Promarkers
Promarkers used
To finish off I used some Ice Stickles on the leaves for a bit of bling and a touch in the eyes too.
While that was drying it was back to the card base.  I used a rectangle of Papermania Christmas vellum and finished off with some red and green organza.
 Using Gold stamping ink I sponged the top area lightly on both the card front and the top of the inside of the card.
Time to play with a new toy.  This week my mini Bowdabra arrived and what a joy to make bows with.  If you are not a great bow maker it is worth trying this piece of equipment.  To finish off I used some gold leaves a friend gave me from a box of chocolates (she ate the chocolates first!!!!!) and then used a couple of the holly leaves cut out from the top of the card and some wee red beads.
Time to put everything together.  I did add the rest of the holly leaves to the card, 4 on the digi and 2 on the inside of the card, it seemed a shame to waste them.

Thank you for stopping by :)
  • Digi 'Scarlett Holly' by Ching Chou Kuik available from Sweet Pea Stamps
  • Dies -  Spellbinders Grand Scallop Circles, Lea'bilities Wreath For All Seasons and  Marianne Design Craftables Flower
  • Promarkers
  • Papermania vellum
  • Ribbon, beads, peel off stickers and gold leaves from my stash
Hope you have a wonderful day ahead of you :) :) 


  1. Oh WOW!! So inspiring Mimi. This totally makes me want to run over to my craft area and make a card (with the similar technique). Will totally let you know if and when I do!!

    CHeers, Holley

  2. Absolutely stunner, Mimi! xx

  3. Beautiful - love how you did the 'lace' and your coloring is wonderful!!!

  4. You are soo creative with your dies. I just love it and you always inspire to try a new element.

  5. Wow! So so so beautiful!!! Stunning! Love everything you´ve done with this card! Hugs Milo ♥

  6. Love the shape of this with the lace, and your coloring is beautiful. Gorgeous

  7. Mimi, this is gorgeous work. You have a knack for paper engineering. You will never cease to amaze me with your coloring and projects. Keep them coming!