Friday, 17 August 2012

Sleigh bells ring... can you hear them??

How are we all? Sorry I've not been around for a few days, but I've lost all track of time this week.. not sure where, but I lost a day somewhere mid week! So, now I'm busily playing catch up. Well, I say catch up... not exactly a catch up me thinks.. but getting started!

I have a demo this Saturday at The Range, Rotherham - so if you're passing feel free to pop by and say hi.. it would be lovely to see you. I'll be there from 10 until 4. And yes.. there is a little bit of Christmas involved too. Haha.

I love Christmas, not sure about it this early in the year.. but then again, I guess August isn't really early to start on the cards is it??!

Anyway.... I came across a few challenges this last week so thought I'd have a little play along.

Here's my card, and I'll list the challenges at the bottom of the post.

I opted to use one of my all time favourite Christmas stamps. Isn't it cute? I love the sleigh, but the Forever friends teddies are so cute. And we all know I love cute!

It fitted in the fur and feather theme quite well - furry teddies and feathers on birds.

You will note that the challenge was also for one layer, so I started the card by stamping the sleigh where I wanted it, then overstamped the Christmas tree to the stamp so that it layed over the image. I wanted the sleigh to 'pop out' from behind the tree... and I think I managed that.

I decided to colour with pencils, then blended the colours. The snow was made using liquid applique - love this stuff and it adds a great texture to the card too.

Here's a little close up for you. You can see the tree slightly better in this picture. It's a papermania set of stamps, but I can't remember the name off hand... but they're very sketchy and lovely.

Here are the Challenges I'd like to take part in..

Celebrate the Occasion - Christmas in August
Simply Less is More - Fur and Feather

Besides making my challenge card, I also had a little play with a stamp I've had for a while. This is a Thank you card for a great person... but to give you a taster, here's the image. Cute eh? He soooo reminds me of my Mr Scoobs.

I'll show the rest of the card when I know it's been received. Until then.. happy crafting!


24 comments:

  1. Love this FF christmas card, it's fab, and that tree really does 'pop' over the sleigh :)

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  2. Glorious card and "teaser" - I'm pretty sure I've got that tree set too

    KAthyk

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  3. Such a lovely card, enjoy the demo's tomorrow, hope you get lots of people there x

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  4. This is gorgeous Jo,love the colours and fab image.xxx

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  5. Not a lot of white space Jo, but fabulous colouring and a really cute image!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. Gorgeous card Jo, love the image and coloured so beautifully
    Hugs Sue

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  7. This card is really cute, live the 3d effect of the tree xxx

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  8. Gorgeous card and loving the image too. Have a fab weekend in Rotherham.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Super cute. what a fun image with the birds and the bells.TFS with us at CTO this week.

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  10. WOW as always fab cards :-) soooo talented xxxx

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  11. Not too much white space but a terrific card
    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  12. What a cute card! I love the snow details and the shading is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Celebrate The Occasion!

    Tonya
    CTO DT

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  13. Really cute card Jo - love it!!
    Kate
    xx

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  14. Very nice, thanks for playing @ CTO!

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  15. Lots of layers with only one layer - you did a fantastic job here! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

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  16. Gorgeous Jo, love all the details :-) Elaine-xxx-

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  17. Really gorgeous, love the forever friends image and your colouring is fab
    Lindsay xx

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  18. Really pretty card, love the lyrics running across the bottom!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week, Rachel xxx

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  19. Lovely pic ive also lost tracks of t days but then again I'm on on til September x x
    :-)

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  20. Beautiful card!
    Such a sweet image and love the texture you added with the liquid applique :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

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  21. Such beautiful stamping techniques, I love the texture and how you have colored your adorable image! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Christmas in August" Challenge :)

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