It's dark already!!!! I know I'm weird but I soooooo love this time of year.... all cozy and warm in the house, yummy Winter meals and good TV to watch. Okay so it is a bit of a nightmare colouring images in artificial light and photographing cards is problematic to say the least, but even so this is still my fave time of year, especially as it now seems like Christmas is fast approaching ;o)
I've waffled enough so I'll get on with the job in hand! This card has been made as part of the Saturday Showcase over at The Pixie Cottage, where this week we bring you cards and projects with a Winter's theme. I've used one of Sandra's amazing designs which is Hannah pulling her sled...... if you hop over to Sandra's blog you can see more of her artwork and this will give you a taste for some of the new stamps you can buy over at Michelle's store.
I'm also entering my card into this week's Colour Create Challenge where the theme is 'All White'....... okay so my colours are definitely dirty white but I'm sure that's allowed. In colouring my image I did something different for a change, I took out a pallette of glimmer chalks, rubbed my finger into the colours I needed and then just smudged the chalk onto the design! I did use pencils for the sleigh and hair, but everything else is just a result of me getting messy with my fingers. You can't tell from the piccies but the image has a nice, soft glimmer when it catches the light.
The background paper is Basic Grey Wassail and then I used some glittered off white card to create my snowy layers. The sentiment is a Cuttlebug embossing folder cut into sections and the snowflake is a Cuttlebug cut and emboss die. The flower is Prima and the pearl brad comes from Bev's candy.
I hope you'll have time to check out what the other girlies have made over at the Pixie Cottage, as there are some fab cards made with lots of the latest releases and pre-releases, very exciting stuff I have to say!
I'm off for a quick blog hop now and then a candlelit bath..... if I stay in to soak for long enough then hubster might even make a start on the tea, hee hee!
Thanks so much for stopping by, it really is appreciated so much ;o)
TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx
UPDATE: It worked!!! Whilst I sat back in the tub, hubster came up with a very tasty bowl of pasta thank you very much, wink! xxx
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.