Monday, November 19, 2018

Christmas Quilt

     I'm following the letter prompt of "Q" at Beccy's Place for the 30 Days of Holidays but I keep forgetting which letter it is because I have as many "P"s as "Q"s in today's post; maybe even more.  :-D  But I did "P" yesterday so this is all about the Christmas Pudding Quilt.


     I colored the Quilt image with my ProMarkers (my favorite method of coloring) and then replaced the center square with my wish for Peace on Earth - a sentiment which is also from Beccy's Place.  I spent a bit of time sizing it to fit and still had to trim the edges in thin slices but it did fit eventually.

     I used two of my Quilting dies - one from Gina Marie and one from Sizzix - to cut the dp and the glittered paper.  I made that glittered paper by adding loose glitter to sticker paper, burnishing it in, and then cutting it with the die.  I have to give my friend, Donna, credit for jogging my memory and inspiring me to use that technique again.  Here's her post about glittering sticker paper, but I didn't do anything nearly as complex as she did.  I just peeled off one side of the sticker paper (trimmed to the size I needed for the die), added glitter to the entire thing, then cut it with the quilt die.  It made the glittery pieces easy to apply since they already had adhesive on the backs.

     I put the Quilted papers together like a puzzle, then placed them into position on the card front.  The Christmas Pudding Quilt image went on top.  I embellished the corners with two of my signature bows which had been dyed with a Pine ProMarker.

     Challenges:
ABC Christmas
C.R.A.F.T.
Double Trouble  (all 3)
I {heart} ProMarkers
Outlawz Twisted Thurs
Path of Positivity
Pile It On
Try Stampin' on Tues
Unicorn
Use Your Stuff
Word Art Weds.

     I hope your week is starting well and, if you live in the USA, that you are getting on with all your preparations for Thanksgiving, only 3 more days away!   Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

20 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

I just love quilts and this card shows off two!! Beautiful card!

jimlynn said...

Very pretty card and love how you used the quilting dies for this. The pudding looks so yummy - and your entire card SHINES!!!
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous! I love the gorgeous design and image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Heather said...

Oh gosh, all those puddings are so fun! Love all the coloring, and of course, the SPARKLE! Great job! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

*Vicki* said...

This is such a creative design with the quilt idea! Love the paper pieced goodies and the added sparkle is perfect!! Really enjoying your festive makes my friend! HUGS

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
DT Anneke

papercraftingprincess said...

It's always important to watch your P's & Q's especially when you're hanging out with the likes of Trouble Maker. Your coloring of your image is very nice. Thanks for trying to help Twisted Sister get on the nice list.

Beccy said...

Wonderful card NC, love the sparkle from all the glitter you used. I like the way you layered the pudding in the centre of your card too. Great quilted blocks in the background and cute little ribbon bows.
Cheers,
Beccy

Melanie R said...


Delightful, Connie! So many wonderful details. And so clever to change out the center square on your "sweet" quilt. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge.

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

(Please use the new Inlinkz next time. You should no longer have any problems. Just log in using either Google or Facebook and you should be able to add your link no trouble.)

Brenda said...

Very creative, I think Q would have been difficult for me. What an absolutely darling card. I especially love your beautifully colored image. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Quite a variety of Christmas puddings...delicious card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and hope you come back after your Thanksgiving feast with some more of your goodies.

Angela B. said...

Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays Anything Goes challenge at The Outlawz Challenges Last week. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next fun Anything Goes Challenge with optional twist.
Happy crafting,
Angela
Twisted Thursday DT
Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
theoutlawzchallenges.ning.com

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the quilt effect that you created on this card - perfect!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Donna Scholz said...

What a pretty Christmas quilt card, Connie! Using glitter on sticker paper is a clever way to get exactly what you needed! Thank you for joining us for our November glitter technique challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Tip Top said...

Great card! Thanks for entering at I ❤ Promarkers Challenge! Hope to see you again next time!

NickScrapShack said...

Super cute quilt design, I love it! Also like all the glitter...
Thank you for playing along with us at I(love)ProMarkers. Nick

Zw@@n said...

Great card. Love the quilting in the background. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Suze said...

Lovely idea of a quilt on top of a quilt. Thank you for joining in the Shades of Green Challenge at Path Of Positivity.

Pat said...

Love this card. Like the color blocking, or quilting feel to this. Clever! Thanks for sharing with us at the Path of Positivity challenge blog