Well as this post goes live i am hopefully chilling out, as i wouldn't have got in till midnight, as i went to see 'White Christmas' in London starring Tom Chambers and Aled Jones with my dancing group and today H is off with the Beavers, for a Santa Experience at 'Amberley Museum', so Alan and I are going for lunch.
Today is the first Sunday in December, so it's the start of the Penny Black And More Challenge and it's 'Special Occasions - which can include Christmas' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :
And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to be Guest Designer for next month so pop over to Penny Black And More, so go check out the other amazing inspiration the very talented team have come up with and join in the fun - but please remember you can use any image you like, except Digi's - if you use a Digi, you will not be entitled to a prize'
I needed a card for Alan's Dad and i thought this stamp would be perfect : Penny Black - 'Christmas Tree / 819K / 1996' the image is a lot more sparkly, then the picture shows, as I stamped it in Versamark and then covered it in Crystal Embossing Powder and have added glossy accents to the candles, baubles and beads, as he is 75, i thought he would prefer a vintage style and thanks to the lovely Brenda who recommended these fabby papers : First Edition - 'Vintage Noel', the sentiment is: LOTV - 'Christmas Tags', the tree brads are : Woodware and the ribbon is from my stash.
The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :
The Ribbon Girls - where the December Challenge is 'Anything Goes'
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - where the Challenge is 'To Pick A Previous Challenge' and i have gone for Challenge No: 21 from September 2013 - 'Christmas Trees'
Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'
Christmas Cards All Year Round - where the December Challenge is 'Anything, but sqaure or rectangle'.
Kreativeinkauf Challenger - where the Challenge is 'Christmas Trees'
Thanks for looking and if you would like to leave a comment, it would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x