Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Miracle on 34th Street

This week the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge is based on the movie Miracle on 34th Street:

I had not seen this movie before so off I went to hire it, and I watched it today.

It was lovely, really inspiring. My favourite scenes are:
1/ where Mara Wilson is admiring Kris Kringle's beautiful Santa suit with the gold thread and gold buttons, and
2/ where New York is busy advertising here there and everywhere that they believe!

So I took these two themes, and created the following card:

The Mistletoe is also mean't to be representative of the blossoming love between Elizabeth Perkins' and Dylan McDermott's characters.

The base cardstock is Basic Black. Then there is a thin strip of Glossy white which has been stamped with the Mistletoe from the Peaceful Wishes stamp set, in Real Red classic ink. Then there is a strip of Textured Real Red cardstock which has been embroidered with the word 'Believe'. I have used Metallic Gold DMC thread, and made a template using the Lucida Calligraphy font in Word. The red velvet ribbon is from Basic Grey, and the buttons are from...somewhere?!!!

Thanks for having a look. If you haven't checked out the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge should! It is a lot of fun.



kareNstampZ said...

Wow back with a vengeance, love the embroidery

SharonD said...

I couldn't have said it better than Karen - you been busy girl!
Hope you are feeling better. Love all the cards!

Debbie Pamment said...

Hi Sam - I am certainly planning to give these challenges a go, just need some time off doing extra work!

Also - have left you a little blog award on my blog - you are SUCH a deserving winner!

Kristie said...

Just gorgeous! The perfect representation of a wonderful film :)

Juliann said...

Beautiful card!!! Great idea with the embroidered "believe"!
I am glad you got to see the movie as well, it is really sweet isn't it!?!
Fun challenge huh? I am glad I found it through your blog!
Continue to get well!!!

Sankari W. said...

oh wow Sam!! seriously beautiful!!! Love the beauty of your card with the papers and the embroidered "believe" - its absolutely perfect for this movie! And you are so awesome to go and rent it - hope it was a good way to rest while you are getting better (so sorry to hear about the cold and the eye thing - hopefully you are getting better everyday!!) (And also wanted to tell you that your Klaus card is awesome - I was cracking up when you said that you had used every single circle punch on him - LOL!)

Thanks so much in playing in these weekly Cinema Saturday Challenges - you are always an inspiration!! Wishing you quick speedy recovery and lots of happy wishes!!!
:) Sankari :)

Kathryn said...

OH -- I just love that embroidery -- Such a pretty card!! :)

Amy, Ottawa, Canada said...

Oh I LOVE the stitching. This is beautiful! TFS, Amy.

Sherri said...

Super cute!!

zukesgirl said...

Love the embroidery and the velvet ribbon --- just beautiful!

Ann said...

LOVE the embroidery! :D

tracy said...

Wow! and you not being well? Love it Sam!

Anthonette said...

That stitching is GORGEOUS!!! Hope you feel better.