Thursday, 29 December 2011

Snow Family


Well i guess you all thought i had disappeared off the face of the earth ???, well i did nearly - as soon as my knee was better and i was able to drive again, in that first week i was so busy, then i got a cold and cough, which lasted for almost 2 weeks and finished just in time for me to fly to Barbados to pick up a ship and cruise round the Caribbean (visiting Antigua, St Maarten, St Lucia, Dominica, Curaco, Bonaire and Jamaica)  for 2 weeks, we got back the 18th and then it was into a crazy week doing all the Santa visiting things !!!, but now i'm back, yipee. So now you know why you all got your cards early !! and thank you for mine.

I can't believe Christmas was last Sunday and today i've made, yes you've guessed it a Christmas Card (probably because most of the challenges are still Christmas related !!). Today i've used a cute little stamp that i bought from a well known auction site - in fact i bought 5 snowmen stamps (all PB) for £7.30, so i was well chuffed - and i thought a WOW card would be the best option so i stamped in Versafine onto pearlescent card, then sprinkled over Crystal embossing powder and heated, i've used a CB folder 'Snowflakes' for the background and the strips were last years in the sale Papermania embossing folders that i bought for 75p each  (and you get 4 strips in each pack), to finish off i've used white pompom and pearls.

The Challenges are :

Christmas Challenges (with sketches) - and they are up to Sketch No: 16

Creative Craft  - where the Challenge is 'White On White'

My Time To Craft - where Challenge No: 169 is 'Winter Pals'

Lexi Creations  - where Challenge No: 55 is 'Untraditional Christmas No Red Or Green'

2 Sisters - where Challenge No: 71 is 'Snowflakes'

Crafts And Me - where they have a 'Christmas Bumper Challenge No: 66 Part 1 Anything Goes'

Have added another photo, showing the embossing colour better.

Image - Penny Black - 'Snow Family'
Embossing Folders - Background - CB - 'Snowflakes'
Strips - Papermania 
Pompom - 'The Ribbon Girls'
White Pearls from stash

For something different, i thought i would also show you the silk painted card, i made whilst i was on the ship.

Thanks for looking, Luv Sam x


tilly said...

wow Sam you have been busy, hope you enjoyed the cruise and Christmas, a super white card
Tilly x
Thanks for my fab card

Fluffles said...

Merry Christmas Sam & best get in Happy New Year in case you scoot off again! Lovely WOW card, I'm well into them at the moment. Is ur mobile fixed yet? Jx

Vicky said...

Ooh lucky thing going on a cruise and around the caribbean too...I'm sitting here green with Love the card to hun...and perfect image for a WOW card..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous cards...

kay said...

sounds like a busy but fun time then sam,loved your wow card and happy new year,x

debby4000 said...

WOW sound like you've being having an exciting time and I love your white Christmas Card.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Sam, sounds like you have been very busy. Sue x

Jules said...

Hi Sam

It sounds like your feet have hardly touched the ground .. .. and all very exciting.

I am pleased your knee was better so you could enjoy everything.

Loving your WOW card. Those little snowmen are super cute and I love the little pom poms.

Those stamps were certainly a bargain!!!

All the best for 2012

Love Jules xx

Claire said...

Glad you had a fab time hun. Love both of your cards. Hugs, Claire x

annies place said...

Love the wow & that fuschia is fabulous, one of my favourite flowers.
Have a good new year Sam & thanks for the birthday card, not opened yet though.
Ann x

coops said...

these are gorgeous sam.i love your white on white, so stunning and fab image and your silk painting is really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

kay said...

thanks for my gorgeous birthday card,happy new year,x

Nicole said...

What a snowy Christmas card. I love it! Thanks for joining us at CCWS!


Nikbee said...

A beautiful WOW card. I love the pom poms. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

April said... did a great job with the white on white challenge! Thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges!

Fluffles said...

Just thought I'd let you know, you were placed in the top 3 in the Creative Craft Challenge - well done, Jx