Thursday, 4 October 2012

More Seasons Greetings


Its good to be back home, relaxed and rejuvenated we have had a wonderful few days away and off work. We had a super time in Cambridge,staying  in a fab luxury hotel in the penthouse suite…it was huge and beautifully decorated, four poster bed, huge balcony and two glass‘walls’ with fab views of the city…I could have easily stayed longer and not left the room!...although I don’t think hubby could have afforded too! We enjoyed a walking tour of the city and the universities and a bit of shopping…bliss. Back to work today although this will be a nice short week.On the way home we also got some furniture for my craft room as I only had my desk and a tall drawer unit which was getting a little cluttered. Hubby very kindly put them together yesterday; I've rearranged everything and it looks fab, I have loads more storage space and feel very lucky to have a  room for myself.
This is the card I finished before we went away. last night I finished a further two and working on a third I'm definitely on a Christmas roll now, although the last two where very simple designs and small cards. I used a new Molly Bloom stamp that I bought recently as part of the Christmas Carnival ‘pack’ it has some fab ideas inside the booklet, lovely stamps, papers and embellishments that I'm looking forward to using and the stamps are lovely to colour.
 'Seasons Greetings'
The papers I've had since I first started card making (half heartedly, before I had my wonderful ‘craft room’ and crafted out of boxes stored under the stairs!). When I gathered all my Christmas bits together I was surprised at how much I already own, a pleasant surprise and a little surprising…but now I'm putting them all too good use.I followed this weeks Sketch and Stash Challenge as I find this easier than trying to put together ideas myself.
On an exciting note I was chosen as the monthly random winner for Septembers Forever Friends Challenge Blog and won a selection of goodies from The Ribbon Girl ,I'm over the moon it’s my first non digital prize so a big thank you to Forever Friends.

I used the following materials:
·                     White square scalloped card
·                     Pink and brown Dovecraft papers -layering
·                     spot, stripe holly leaf papers  - Wild Rose Studio-Milton & Co Paper pack
·                     Molly Bloom  stampMolly Bloom Carnival Christmas setcoloured with  
       Promarkers- pink inked edges
·                     From Stash-
·                     Holly leaves- cut from holly paper above
·                     Red gems-‘holly berries’ 
·                     Red wooden heart
·                     Deep Pink organza ribbon
·                     Pink buttons
·                     Sentiment –freebie






I would like to take part in the following challenges this week:


18 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
    PS: Hope you will play along with our BLOG HOP over at DigiStamps4Joy.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

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  2. Hi Andrea
    Looks like you had an amazing time in Cambridge. Penthouse suite sounds amazing! No wonder you wanted to stay longer! Love your gorgeous card. Looks like your old papers came very handy. They are very pretty and so is the rest of your card with a brilliant image and other fab elements. Congrats on your win too.
    Michaela xx

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  3. So sweet your card looks. It's really adorable! I came via MIM to have a look...
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  4. Super cute creation! I adore the "different" color scheme used - pink is wonderful for xmas :) Btw, I saw you on MIM. My entries are #136, 140 & 177 if you'd like to check 'em out.

    Also, I welcome you to join me at the ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE here:
    http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/10/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-2.html

    Happiness,
    Corrinne

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  5. What an endearing card. I saw you over at MIM and I am glad I popped over for a closer look.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  6. Such a cute image Andrea,and love pink Christmas cards, fab colouring too..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. This is fabulous Andrea. Such a cute image and gorgeous colours. I love the holly leaves and the ribbon too.

    Thank you for taking part in the Sketch n Stash Challenge

    Sue

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  8. Hi Andrea, thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet words! Love your gorgeous Christmas card. The image is so cute and I really like those cut out holly leaves. Hugs Frea

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  9. Fab Christmas card Andrea, sweet image and lovely papers.
    Pauline
    x

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  10. Hi Andrea, gosh I do love non traditional Christmas cards. love the image she is so cute and everything is done so beautifully. Thanks for your sweet comments...luv annie

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  11. Very pretty card, love the image thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Hugs
    Ang
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

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  12. What a sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us over at TTCRD for this week's challenge. Hope you play again.

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  13. Beautiful christmas card and you have done a great job in the coloring!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge Blog
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next time!

    Hugs
    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at Fashionista Challenge Blog

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  14. Very pretty card and perfect for our anything goes at christmas challenge over at Fashionista
    Good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Pennys Challenges DT member
    Fashionista DT member
    Forever Friends DT member
    OSAAT DT member

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  15. what a sweet card ,fab colours,love the molly bloom stamps and bought this set myself yesterday.
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

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  16. These papers and colors are wonderful on your Christmas card. Love the holly! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

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  17. Wonderful card Andrea. Cute image and I like those papers and the holly. Thanks for sharing with us at Twisted Tuesdy and good luck. Hugs, Gale

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  18. lovely card, great fussy-cutting on those leaves! Great to have you joining in the challenge at Twisted Tuesday! =) Tiffany

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