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