I have had barely no time for card making this week with working late but I did get the opportunity yesterday to finish this cute Christmas card which I started at the beginning of the week...speed is not my strong point,but then I dont have great chunks of time for card making, so I try to make the most of my time even if its only 5 minutes, it is the first time I've used a digital image, I found her on a fab site which has loads of freebies, I was struggling with my limited Christmas stash and ideas when I came across this site,she is called Christmas Belle from Digital Doodling blogspot,click on her to check the site out its fab. I was quite pleased with the finished card as I wanted it to have a slight vintage feel hence my colour choices.I had no red pearls and coloured them with promarkers, I was really pleased with the result and would definitely do the same again.
Its been a busy week at work and quite stressful but I did get a very nice surprise on Tuesday whilst blog hopping after work as not only was I a top 3 at Ladybug crafts Ink I also won the July blog hop and won their set of 6 new Christmas delights digi's; I was so excited and can't wait to try them out. I had planned to stop making Christmas cards for another few weeks but I need to try out the new designs first as they are are so cute especially the' handbag tree delight'... every girls dream at Christmas, handbags galore! Watch out for them over the next few weeks.
My daughter also decided this week that my blog needed revamped as wasn't looking good enough,she has done a great job and it looks good, every time I log on there is another change...I can barely keep up... I do now have more pages to fill,when I get the time, its all very neat and tidy and as I haven't mastered the technical side,(doubt I ever will!) I am now able to post photo's on my own it should stay that way which is very nice. Well of to finish another card(not Christmas) before everyone is awake (Sunday morning lie in!.. I'm jealous) which hopefully I will post tonight all going well ,bye for now X.
I used the following to make my card
- white square base card
- brown textured card stock for layering
- white and red snowflake/stars patterned papers - Fizzy Moon festive fun
- Digi stamp-Christmas Belle - coloured with promarkers with glitter added for sparkle
- gold and red pearlised papers-layering
- red and gold satin ribbons and bows
- white and gold punched snowflakes
- pearls and pearl ribbon slider - coloured with red promarker
- large mulberry paper roses (glittered inside)
challenges I would like to enter this week are -