Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lock and Key

can you see the button on the flowers?  click on the photo to enlarge it
Keys were trolling around the recesses of my mind and they must of had a strong influence because I had planned on using the MFT sketch challenge as a chance to whip up another Christmas card. 
This A La Mode demanded to be used so here she is.  For now particular reason I wanted to make her dress green so the paper choices followed that (mind you I had a pack of Christmas paper staring me in the face  and asking why it wasn't getting used- I guess I have to make another card tonight).  The toughest decision was whether to use a key charm or a lock charm.  AND you know I have key charms, even one that looks just like the key she's holding but in the end the lock won out. 

Here's a close up of the flower, buttoney, bow, charm thingy.  The burlap twine was wrapped around the card on top of the dizzy border die.  The flower is three layers with a wooden button on top.  I took a small crochet hook, put it through the center holes of the flowers and pulled the burlap twine through to the top, thread it through the button holes, hung the charm from it and tied it into a bow.  To anchor it do the card I placed a glue dot under it. 
Since My Favorite Things provided the sketch putting it together was a breeze.  I'm beginning to wonder if this card could have made itself.

don't forget the inside
Here's the deets:
Stamp - My Favorite Things - A La Mode "Key to My Heart"

ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Stampin' Up "Soft Suede" sponged on edges

paper - Stampin' Up "Soft Suede" cs card base and an in color "Green" cs; Basic Grey "Cappella" dp; Recollections "Neutrals" cs for dizzy border die

miscellaneous - copics; brads; Prima flowers; Blue Moon charm; burlap twine; wooden button; Nesties label 10 die; MFT die-namics "Dizzy Border" die; sewing machine

Here's challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club MFTWSC36 - sketch
Truly Scrumptious #65 - Decorate the Inside of Your Card
L'il Red Wagon #97 - Use Your Die cuts
Crafts and Me #51 - Buttons and Bows
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes with a Twist - Flowers

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. Love the key & the lock is great too! Her green dress is so pretty! Love the flower too!

  2. Gorgeous card Chris and I love the flower/lock embellishment! Love how you did the inside too!!

  3. Gorgeous card, Chris! Those charms are adorable.

  4. Very sweet! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  5. So cute! I love that hanging lock!

  6. Gorgeous card. I think the lock goes perfectly. I also love the papers.
    Alicia xx

  7. SO beautiful Ms. Chris! I love the little embellishments and that lock is darling and SO perfect for this card! Love it, girl!

  8. Chris, your lovely lady looks stunning in her green dress on this fabulous card. Lovin' that button cluster too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Digi team's Buttons and Bows challenge. ~ Rose

  9. What a wonderful card, love your creative style! Thanks for joining the Buttons and Bows challenge this week at Crafts and Me!

  10. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  11. gorgeous coloring & fab papers- LOVE her! i need a tutorial of making that faded blue shading behind her- so fantastic! love that flower & heart lock too- ca-ute!!

  12. Ah this is lovely and such great colours.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  13. Fab card Hun love the image thank you for joining us at truly scrumptious this week for our challenge

    Wendy TS DT

  14. A beautiful card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx


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