LOL, I told you I would be back..... I decided I would do a Christmas card for this month a bit earlier than January's. I still want to try and do at least 1 a month. It was a lot less pressure at the end of the year. If you missed my first post for today just scroll down to take a peep.
A reasonably quiet day today, washed the dog's bedding and hung out under a threatening sky, but it has held off and not rained at all. Mum rang up to ask if I would come with her to the cemetery and cut the grass away from my step-father's plaque, so we did that and gave it a bit of a wash as well. The plaque is set into the ground not standing up, so it does get a bit dirty. Lucky Mum had a bottle of water in the car as the taps there weren't working and she needed some for the flowers and also to wash the plaque. We came back home and had a bit of lunch together before she left. Just pottered around for the rest of the afternoon sorting out another box of crafty bits and pieces and throwing away old envelopes and papers.
Well here is the card!
Basecard is SU Real Red then a layer of white. I stamped the sentiment (Penny Black - merriest) in Real Red and then put it through Divine Swirls embossing folder leaving the left hand edge unembossed. I then stamped 4 various sized strips of white card using some stamps from a Do-Crafts Christmas set and also a snowflake which comes from the same set as the Father Christmas, I'm not sure what I did with the packaging for this one so I can't tell you who made it. I used SU inks, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey and Island Indigo. I coloured the holly images with a blender pen and ink and distressed each strip as well. I used a scallop die and a circle die from Nestabilities.
I am entering this into the following:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 58 - Use a diecut
Christmas Card Challenges week #10 - Create your own background
Christmas Challenges (with sketches) I've just been back to the blog to get the link and read they wanted Kraft card which I can no longer get anywhere! I hope it still meets the requirements as there was a lot of work involved in this one. Oh well, something different to put in the Christmas Stash box - it won't go astray!
(just had a comment saying my card won't be accepted in this challenge, so I am adding it to another Christmas challenge blog)
Make It Monday #75 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - Anything goes + No pattern paper ( I've made by background with embossing and stamped images)
Christmas Inspirations Challenge #40 - Anything Goes
It was good to see some of you popping in today, I appreciate your lovely comments.