Friday, 9 December 2016

Snowing at Christmas time

Morning all

Well that has been interesting been rummaging around in 
my card stash box. 

And found something which I had started to make last year. 

Like most things - did not seem right at the time but could not bare to throw it away 
and today - bingo - revamped it and made this card.

I first as I remember used a blue background mopped up paper and stamped 
using Clarity wee stamps the images and Clarity stamp for the words

I used Denim ink to stamp the wee folk on this card. 

Used my pencils to colour in the words. 

I cut down the image and used something different today to make 
the snow drops in the background 

Thin bleach. Yes bleach - just dotted around with a paint brush and flicked 
bleach over the picture. 

Mounted onto black to make it pop 

and white card stock with the ribbon from Crafty Ribbons stash
to the corners. 

Mounted onto a white card stock which I have coloured with blue to bring the 
whole card together. 

Finally added some snowflake peel offs and glitter on the bleach snowflakes

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the following 


Well that is it for now. 

Hope you are not getting too caught up in the Christmas rush. 

Interesting thought today 

" In the season when busyness is expected and certainly encouraged by the media, 
when "shop til you drop'
 is the rule of thumb, 
and when frenzy and spending are the norm, we might try life another way. 

So very true .... time to slow down and have a cuppa.

Bread to make so I am off now. Hope to catch up with my reading 
of the blogs

Have a great day 

Crafty hugs 

x x 


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    1. Second attempt - spelling mistake in first !
      A great card to start this month's Challenge, Pen. I like your chosen palette too. I've used the same ribbon stamp for my cards this year, in fact only finished colouring them last night as whilst about to write them, discovered I'd only coloured the first dozen. Best wishes and thank you for sharing. Wishing you a very happy 'festive' season.
      Shelagh Clarity Challenge DT. ;~}

  2. Love your card . Now I wish I had ordered the Christmas stamp . Have the wee children so I can use them somewhere . Yes it IS a busy time of year .take time to smell the roses or the Christmas tree . Merry Christmas . Joy now jan

  3. Pleased you didn't bin this one as it's just lovely. Great colours and design, Kate x

  4. Like what you have done like this ribbon stamp can do so much with this and with the wee people lovely work good luck in the clarity challenge x

  5. Pen a lovely card, the sentiment is beautiful.
    Hugs Erika. x

  6. Love your colour choice for your Christmas card. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering.xx

  7. Glad you found it and finished it as it is lovely

  8. Such a pretty wintery card. I love your background and that 'Merry Christmas sentiment it's gorgeous. This is just perfect for our 'Let It Snow’ challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  9. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR December challenge, Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December - I'd love to see it there too x

  10. Beautiful card pen I've ordered the wee Christmas stamps in the grey sale looking forward to using them crafting hugs xxx

  11. this is beautiful. Well keeping and revamping. Not sure if I'd be brave enough to flick bleach around though. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Beautiful card, thanks for playing along with us at CCC.

  13. Your card is a Christmas wonderland on paper! Beautiful! Hugs, Autumn

  14. A lovely card Pen. I really like how you've resurrected a piece you weren't happy with last year. Thank you for your continued support of the Clarity Challenge. Good luck! xx

  15. What a fabulous fun card! So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at Crafty Ribbons!
    Lucy x

  16. cute card, thanks for sharing with the Christmas Challenge Blog.

  17. Love this Pen; the bleach has made a perfect snowy background. Thanks for entering this months Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

  18. Love this Pen; the bleach has made a perfect snowy background. Thanks for entering this months Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

  19. Lovely card! :)Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!

  20. So glad you didn't give up on this one 'cos the re-vamp has worked! I love those little silhouette figures that you've stamped on here and the monochromatic look is perfect. Thank you so much for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (Anything Christmas/Holiday) Challenge this month, lots of luck and I hope we see you again very soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

  21. This is such a pretty card...I'm glad you didn't pitch it in the garbage! Thanks for sharing this with us at CHNC Extra! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  22. Super lovely!! That scene is just enchanting! Brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with the Sweet Stampin' girls for our 'Let It Snow' challenge. We're so glad you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT


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