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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Compendium of Curiosities #15 - Cabinet Card Pockets

I really cannot believe that it is #15 at the wonderful Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities where Linda and her talented Curiosity Crew are taking us through techniques from Tim Holtz's Compendium III book.  This time we must use Tim's Cabinet Card Pockets.  You can find Tim's work on Page 38 of Compendium of Curiosities III.  If you still have not got a copy you can buy one direct from Tim here.

It has been a bit of a struggle keeping up with the challenges but I have learned so much and have really enjoyed being taken out of my comfort zone -quite regularly!  The Curiosity Crew have given us the most amazing inspiration in each of the challenges and this one is no exception, I hope you will visit and see the wonderful makes from the Crew.

This was a golden opportunity for me to start on my Christmas cards, a bit late I know!  
These are the items I started with, I did not use the skates in the end.
You can see in the above photo that I trimmed and coloured my Cabinet Card and then applied a coat of  Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.

To make up the card, I started with some plain Kraft card and used Tim's Gothic Stencil and Ranger Texture Paste coloured with Fired Brick Distress Paint to cover part of the base.  This was matted up onto some Tim Holtz Distress card and again onto Kraft Card.  The papers were all heavily distressed.  I added some burlap and some holly leaves from the Holiday Greens die (love this one).
I found this gorgeous Santa image in Tim's Christmas Ephemera pack and I left a little pocket in the back so that I can slip in a gift card for someone special.
I have heard that this beautiful Poinsettia die has been retired, it is one of my all time favourites so I though I better get it used this year for my Christmas cards!  I coloured it with the new Distress Spray Stains and then spritzed a little pearl shimmer over the top.

This is also my DT project for Inspiration Journal and it just so happens that the lovely Joy from Inspiration Emporium is sponsoring CC3C this time and there is a fantastic $50 prize on offer for one lucky winner of CC3C to spend in Inspiration Emporium's on-line store.

Inspiration Journal are also running a challenge at the moment called Happy Holidays where you can create cards, gifts or wrapping ideas - just perfect for getting ready for the holiday season!  We hope you will join in the fun - and there is a $50 voucher to spend in Inspiration Emporium's on line store for a randomly chosen winner.  If you do buy anything from Inspiration Emporium then please use my code Redanne for a 10% discount on your whole purchase.

As always, thanks for looking, I will be back again on Monday with something that will help you with wrapping those small gifts for Christmas, hope you will join me then.

Big hugs, Anne xxx





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43 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Anne, the colours and textures are wonderful. I love the image and stunning deep red poinsettia.
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. Hi Anne, was just having a little blog wonder round when I noticed you had a new post. Lovely card and gorgeous colours.
    Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous card Anne. Love all elements, especially the way you have arranged the pink stencil in the background. Nicola x

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  4. I love the fiery glow of your poinsettia, Anne, and the warm vintage colours of the whole card. A great start to the cards!
    Alison xx

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  5. Lovely way to use the cabinet card Anne! Love the background stencilling and your gorgeous poinsettia mounted on the burlap. X

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  6. This is a great way to alter the cabinet cards. I'm so new this these ill have to take baby steps to alter them as lovely as you have. This would be a great way to use up the Christmas cards from last year. I love everything about this. Awesome inspiration if I get time to make another. Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left on my Grinch post. Happy you liked him.

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  7. Beautiful piece Anne love the crackle on the cabinet card....

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  8. This is beautiful , love the vintage ephemera ( I was so excited to find this Christmas pack when I went shopping yesterday); love the crackle and the burlap such a fun touch !

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  9. Exceptional, Annie! My goodness, this gorgeous creation looks more like a wall hanging than it does a card! I love that poinsettia and I don't think it will ever go out of style. What you do with it to make your flower come alive is pure magic!! I'm glad all your Design Teams are keeping your creative juices flowing and keeping your mind challenged and busy! We all get to be the beneficiaries of that!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  10. What a stunning card Anne. It really is the business. That poinsettia looks so beautiful, in fact the card is amazing. Enjoy your Day my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  11. Oh Anne this is so beautiful I can't really say what part I like the most, gorgeous, love it. So vintage so Christmas past x

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  12. Love the vintage feel to this card, reminds me of my childhood Christmas, great use of cabinet card and the shading on the poinsettia is just beautiful. Gorgeous! Ruth x

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  13. What a start to those cards Anne!!! LOVE your cabinet card alteration and the way you've combined it with that fabulous stencilling. Such a shame that poinsettia is going now :( Love your vintage version. Jenny xxx

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  14. Absolutely brilliant Anne, totally love how this turned out! Such gorgeous deep colours and a beautiful vintage feel to it all, - wonderful!

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  15. Hi Anne ..... this is stunning, what a great start to your Christmas cards. I love the festive red with the Kraft, and the stenciled background looks so beautiful. Your altered cabinet card looks amazing, and that poinsettia is one of my favourite dies too!
    Thanks for all your lovely comments this week on my Christmas tags too ...... hugs Linda xx

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  16. What a fabulous card Anne - love it. The crackle effect around the frame looks perfect for the style of card.
    Toni xx

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  17. I cannot believe they are retiring this die, I use it all the time. Your poinsettia is gorgeous the colours is so rich, love it. Beautiful card Anne x x x

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  18. Stunning card, so much detail and the poinsettia is so gorgeous! The frame looks awesome! xxx

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  19. What an amazing holiday card Anne, and I just love the creative way that you used the cabinet card! You have inspired me with this one! The damask pattern in the background is stunning and I love the bit of burlap! So vintage and country! Thank goodness I already have the poinsettia die, it's my absolute favourite!! big hugs :)

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  20. Hello Miss Anne, WOW this is STUNNING, the crackle, the gorgeous poinsettia, the damask pattern, the burlap, and the colors are just gorgeousssss, eeks I still haven't started mine, must get them going, thanks for sharing hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

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  21. A gorgeously coloured card and \i love that poinsettia. Well done on your first Christmas card! Elaine x

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  22. This is beautiful Anne, I love the way you have used the cabinet card here. I had no idea the poinsettia was being discontinued, guess I better go look for one

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE your GORGEOUS card, Anne!! Your focal colors of red are stunning!! Oh, and not too late to start on Christmas goodies (I am one who waits until the last minute to start anything for Christmas!LOL)-So, you've got it all over me with being in the Christmas crafting spirit :) Love how you've used the cabinet card--This is a Spectacular CC3 creation! I'm with you there, too--I've really surprised myself at what I've come up with for the CC3 Challenges :) It's been fun and I never know what I'll create when a new challenge begins! Keep up your Fabulous art, Anne!! Good luck over at CC3 (hopefully I'll see you there...as soon as some goodies come in that I need to finish my cab card...)(see, talk about last minute!) XOXO-Shari

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  24. Now you know I always love your work Anne, but this one - WOW! 20/10 (lol), from me. The colours, the image, the design, the flower! Love love LOVE!! ((hugs)) xx

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  25. Stunning card Anne, the colours are amazing - in fact everything about it is! Hugs Carole Z X

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  26. You are not too late to get your cards started...there is still lots of time...lol! I need to get with it too! LOVE that this is Christmasy and all crackled! Just so gorgeous! Great make! Thanks for much for playing along with us on the Cabinet Card Pocket challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  27. I did not know that the poinsettia had been retired...where do you get a list of the retired stuff? Luckily I own that die, so it is not on my need list...but there might be a few others on my need list that I have to get hold of before they disappear from availability!

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  28. PS: This card is fantastic, I love the crackle on the cabinet card. I am sitting this round out as I can't get hold of any. You will have to hand deliver this one as it would get flattened in the mail!

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  29. A beautiful card, love everything about it

    Patricia x

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  30. A vintage card filled with so much elegance and style. Hope your lucky with CC3C this time.
    Julie xx

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  31. Oh this is one beautiful Christmas card, Anne! I love how you altered the cabinet card and the red framing is so striking around that vintage Santa! Love this. Hugs!

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  32. How exquisite! I love the rich vintage red, old fashioned Christmas, love it! You keep learning those techniques so I can drool over them, I enjoy seeing what you are up to. Have a great week crafting!
    Hugs Kelly

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  33. So lovely in the red Anne - with the vintage Santa image and gorgeous poinsettia! I'm afraid I've fallen off in keeping up with the CC3 challenges missing the last 2 - I've been so enthused with getting my AVJ projects made!!

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  34. Beautiful Christmas card Anne! I love how you've done the frame too.Some of us haven't even started on our cards yet. . . . . . . . so well done you for getting the ball rolling.
    Julia xx

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  35. Brilliant - love the crackle and everything else about it

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  36. Hi Anne! Who would not LOVE to receive a Christmas card as lovely as THIS?!? I love your use of Tim's cabinet card and how you've painted and crackled it. So pretty! I also love your vintage book cover that you've slipped inside of it. Your tattered poinsettia is also gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful handmade Christmas card with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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  37. Beautiful card Anne, this just screams Christmas in all its vintage glory. Love the crackle effect frame and the stenciled background and of course your beautiful Poinsettia.Do you hear me singing ? Oh yes, ...........It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas !..............
    Hugs Lottie x

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  38. I am 9 years old again!! This card just takes me right back to an older, simpler Christmas. I am really drawn in by the positioning of all the elements, they flow so nicely. Very very nice. :-)

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  39. Oh Anne the poinsetta is stunning and I just love all the texture you've added in red. Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C!

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  40. I love how you've altered your cabinet card Anne, all that crackle is gorgeous! Your poinsettia and all that texture...I just love everything! :)

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  41. Hi Anne, I've been trying to find some info on retired dies, but no luck. Do you happen to know if any other Tim Holtz dies are being retired? I'm placing an order soon and want to make sure I grab some before they are unavailable. Thanks, hugs :)

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  42. That is a super duper card Anne. Must get on with mine but they will be quick ones I am afraid. If only I had half your talent ...
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  43. Do you have a friend named Sandy? Where has she been? Are you sure she is a friend?
    Wonderful card Anne - really smashing!
    Sandy xx

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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