Good morning everyone...... hope you are having a fantabulous weekend!!
Me? Yep, still in my PJs, lol! Well why not? I'm up and in the shower at the crack of dawn every weekday so it's nice to take the proverbial chill pill when Saturday comes. I'm looking forward to tonight with a double fest of my fave programmes to watch too...... Strictly Come Dancing featuring the FABULOUS Ricky Whittle (sitting here fanning myself.......PHEW) and of course the one and only X Factor where we find the contestants at boot camp this week......... can't wait ;o)
So onto my card....... one of my fave things to add to a card is stitching (always faux I have to admit) as I think it really gives something extra to the design. I do have a brilliant set of stitch stamps which I picked up a while back on EBay and I've used them time and again. This week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp is stitching so I'm happy to join in as haven't had chance to enter for a while now.
I've just bought this wonderful Christmas image from Mo's Digital Pencil and I think it was such a good investment........ I LOVED colouring it in last night! You know sometimes when you're in a hurry and you don't want the colouring to take very long? Well last night I decided to take my time and I just got totally lost in the colouring stage....... had such a nice time and was pleased with the end result! When you have such an amazing image to work with I think you have to be careful not to add too much else, so I added a Christmas floral arrangement made up of Prima flowers and a blossom, chose a couple of gorgeous papers from Basic Grey's Wassail range, added a cheery sentiment (sorry but I don't know who makes this one), stamped on a zigzag stitch and included some vintage lace from my stash. The image is coloured with Polys and Koh pencils with a touch of Stickles thrown in. Finally I stuck on some mini red flat-backed pearls to look like holly berries on the door wreath...... I bought these recently at Elaine's store here and she has lots of scrummy colours!
I think this is definitely the type of Christmas card I want to make for close friends and family this year - pretty and traditional. I'll save the more funky ones for work colleagues I think. Can't believe I'm making Christmas cards already but I'm really enjoying it this year ;o)
Right then, there's a huge pile of washing calling me so I best be off to start my duties ;o(
Cardmaking is my passion and I love sharing tips and ideas with other talented crafters. I wake up with ideas buzzing around in my head and go to sleep the same way. My family think I'm bonkers but that's fine by me. I have an ever-growing wishlist, made worse by all the wonderful cards I see when hopping around on a daily basis. I have made some wonderful friends through my hobby, long may it continue!!
Everything on this blog is my own work unless otherwise stated. I am extremely flattered if you take inspiration from the things I make and would be happy to visit you and see your work if you have used my designs as a base for creating your own projects. Please do not copy my unique designs and do not lift my work for competition or publication purposes, as this is a breach of copyright and will be reported accordingly. Thank you.