Friday, 24 July 2015

A Little Christmas Crafting

So I'm back to crafting now. I gave my crafting area a bit of a clean up yesterday and got down to a bit of card making.
Now normally at this time of the year I have a nice pile of Christmas cards made as I used to design for the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. Sadly I had to give that up but I do miss making Christmas cards and using all my gorgeous Chritmassy stamps.
So I decided to make one using the theme from this weeks 52{C}CT 'Snowman'. Here is my card


Although this looks quite clean and simple it took ages to make! This is also the second attempt as the first went a bit wrong! I stamped the snowy ground first using Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. The snowman from White Christmas was stamped, coloured and embossed too so that I could make a mask and sponge the blue background. Some gems were added for stars and a simple greeting from Good Greetings to finish it off.

Dad's funeral was earlier this week so things are still a bit strange. Me and mum are trying to find a new normal now but we still have a lot to sort out - you know clothes and books etc. Hopefully that won't take too long because we've booked ourselves a holiday for the end of August to help recharge our batteries!!

Thanks for looking today - see you soon xx

7 comments:

  1. Hello Jacqueline - so nice to see you playing along with this week's challenge. I think your card is fabulous. Love the swoosh of embossed snow, the lovely sponged background, the glimmer of stars and the pop of the red - great work. Hopefully, we'll see you back here playing along with 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown xxxx

    Sending you and your mum hugs xxx

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  2. What a beautiful snowman card. Love the CAS look. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
    Julie T

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  3. It's great to see you back at 52CCT Jacqueline, and with a stunner of a card too. I love your beautiful card and would love to case it sometime.

    Hope you are keeping well my sweet. Sending hugs, Gill xx

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  4. Superbe création Jacqueline, quel plaisir de te voir jouer avec nous chez 52cct, merci de partager cette merveille avec nous, biz

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  5. Beautiful card, Jacqueline. Love and hugs xxx

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  6. Beautiful card Jacqueline! A holiday sounds like just what you and your mum need now.

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  7. Lovely card Jacqueline. Sending you and your mum hugs. The holiday is a great idea for you both.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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