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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PSC100 - A Snowman for Christmas

Hi everyone, it's Wednesday and the start of a new challenge at the Perfect Sentiment. This week we are doing another sketch but the theme is Christmas this time and I for one am  a bit behind in my Christmas card making so this is a good opportunity to kick the ol' Christmas Spirit into gear! We are being sponsored by Pattie's Creations and I chose this cute snowman to create my card around.
Yesterday my friend and I went to craft as usual, but this week we had a couple of extras join us from Pt. Wakefield, which is probably  over an hour away from town. We had fun together and got all the cards done. Fran helped out by bringing a couple of extra tape rollers and some foam dots and I helped with a bit of fussy cutting for one of the ladies. I had one of those days where my paper and card just didn't want to go on quite straight and the adhesive decided to grip like death so I had trouble getting it off to straighten. Maybe it just wasn't straight to start with! I really wish someone would come up with a decent cutter that lines up properly and has all the measurements showing! One of the ladies had a newish cutter but it didn't have the  10 1/2" mark showing and that is what the width of our basic card is, so it is quite frustrating at times.
I was off to choir last night where we are learning Christmas Music. Today I taught at my Wednesday group and my "student"/friend and I also rehearsed a couple of songs for the upcoming breakup concert in a couple of week's time. Her MIL has dementia and is in a nursing home, has been for a couple of years. She had a fall on Monday sometime and they think she has broken her hip and also had a stroke. They have put her onto palliative care and although they haven't started giving her morphine, it is a matter of time. She received a phone call from the staff/doctor and they have told her that the outcome is not good, so she was quite upset and we ended up not finishing our little box/ gift holder that we started on.
This afternoon I ended up dropping off to sleep with my little grandson for about 15 mins and waking up when the phone rang. Just another annoying call from someone wanting to sell something. Anyway, Issac is now awake after having about 1 1/2 hours sleep and I've put on the tv for him to watch. His Mum should be here soon to pick him up as she has to get the girls from After School Care today. Well I had better get on and share my card with you and get this posted. We would love to see you entering a Christmas card this week.
Here is my card... I have to finish off the inside later tonight before I stick it in my Christmas stash box. Nothing worse than pulling a card out to write on and finding I've forgotten to do the inside!!!

SU Real Red cardstock for the basecard and matte
Dark Green cardstock from Quill (this lot of card I've had for at least 4-5 years!!!)
White card from stash
Image is Snowman 1 from Pattie's Creations 
DP is from Rosies Studio paper pack 6x6
Sentiment was one I stamped a little while ago, I can't remember who made it.
Nestie Die - Beaded Ovals
Cuttlebug die - Vintage - a set of 4 dies ~ two corners and two little motifs ( one of my early purchases)
Punches - two different size circles
Copic Markers
DS tape roller
Foam Dots
Pearls from stash

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Challenge #64 ~ Winter
LEJ Designs Challenge  - No 79 ~ Season's Greetings
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Snow & Ice
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - SOS #127 ~ Use something already out on your desk! I used this paper pad because I had used it a few days ago and was still out. I also used the sentiment circle that I made ages ago and had sitting in a plastic container also on my desk.

This is the sketch for you to follow .......

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Okay, gotta get a move on, make sure Isaac is ready to go and hit the Publish button to share my card.
Looking forward to lots of inspiration this week. Don't forget the sentiment on the front of your card and we would love you to pop in and leave the DT a comment too. The wind is picking up outside as I type, a real hayfever day today!

Thanks for stopping by
Take Care,


  1. What a sweet card! I love the colors and DP and that image is cute! Hugs, Hanneke

  2. Nice, bright card!
    I have snowmen on my desk, not sure what I'm doing with them yet!

  3. Wonderful Christmas card Sandy, love the cute snowman. Carol x

  4. so gorgeous sandy.i love your snowman and fab design and papers :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Thank you so so much for taking the time to enter the most recent Weekly LEJ Designs Challenge No.79 - Seasons Greetings.

    What a brilliant card. Love the mix of papers and the black edging and corners. The snowman is lovely and everything works so perfectly.

    LEJ Designs offer weekly challenges with great prizes up for grabs from LEJ Designs and our amazing sponsors.
    We hope to see you entering many more wonderful projects in our future challenges.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx DT Organiser

  6. Thanks for joining in at the Shopping our Stash what's on your desk challenge this week! Love the little snowman and the background die! Great Card!


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