Happy Tuesday everyone...boy didn't that come around quick lol!! The days and weeks are flying by faster than I'd like. All I keep hearing on the radio is 'Christmas is only ** days away' and there's no way I am ready hmph!
Thank you to everyone who entered our Fairies Challenge last week with your fabulicious cards/projects. There was a bit of a hiccup when the challenge closed yesterday (I'm buying Lisa a calculator for Christmas lol) but I don't think it was for long. Thanks Susan for letting me know :-D As always head on over the the Challenge Blog to see if you're one of the winners.
Onto today's frostilicious challenge...Winter Blues chosen by
Diane Laurie!! I don't know about you but blue scares me almost as much as red does. I never seem to get the right tones when I do use them but I had no choice for today (guess that's why it's called a challenge lol)
I trawled through my gazillion (give or take a few) sheets of pp and NOTHING was right so I went for cs and an embossing folder letting the image do the talking. This is what I came up with...
I settled on Gotcha! and coloured Jack and Robyn with my Copics glittering Jack's scarf and hat, Robyns, hat and mitts and the trees. I used Fluffy Stuff for the pom poms on their hats and a Swarovski crystal for the button on Robyn's coat. For some strange reason I decided not to use my normal snow glitter for the snow instead using the snow (it's kind of like Flower Soft but coarser) I bought at the SECC where I also got the shaker windows. I immediately regretted it ... I sat staring at it and by the time I came round the glue had dried and I couldn't get it off!! It actually looks quite nice in the close up picture of Jack's feet.
I used my Grand Nesties for the cover of the card and the circle base. I ran the light blue cs through my JT (still loving it BTW!!!) with my new Sizzix embossing folder leaving the top plain then sewed just the light blue so as not to see the stitching at the back of the dark blue cs (learned that from experience lol) After that I just assembled it and cut out some snowflakes with my fabulicious MFT dies, stamped the sentiment and snipped the ends, rolled and curled it, put foam pads in the middle to raise it and used my snot gun to keep the ends down. Finally I added Swarovski crystals to the centre of the snowflakes and on either side of the sentiment.
What do you think? It's growing on me...I don't love it yet but there's still time lol.
I'd like to enter the following challenges please:
Cupcake Craftroom - Sweet Christmas
Creatalacious Challenge - Christmas Sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenge - Blue
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Christmas
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink - Christmas
I've got a little surprise for you.....on top of next week's Challenge winner's prize of a stamp and the Top 3 there is an added prize...well 3 actually. Are you ready???? Three of the entries will qualify to win a space as Guest Designer for the 3 challenges in December!!!! I hope that excites you as much as it did me when I thought of it lol. If you do wish to be considered for a GD spot just put GD after your name when you post your challenge entry. Easy peasy :-D
An update on the wedding...we have a photographer yayyyy!!! We met with him yesterday and he's lovely and very easy on the eye...it will be VERY easy to smile when he's taking the photos lol. We did see his work which is amazing so we didn't choose him just for his looks hee hee.
One last thing which I keep forgetting to tell you...I won Sentimental Sundays Wedding/Anniversary challenge!!! I was so surprised and chuffed to be
That's definitely it from me for today. I hope you enjoy the inspiration the team have for you...it's FABULICIOUS!
Catch ya later x