Sunday, 6 December 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #9

Isn't nice when you picture something in your head & things turn out more or less as you'd hoped! Maybe you know the feeling well, but for me, it's more of a trial & error process. Rather more error than I'd really want, truth be told!! Anyway, I'm really pleased with my card for this weeks recipe challenge at Crafts for Eternity. This week, we would like you to follow the sketch, include an image of Santa & use brads on your card.
My Santa imageis by Personal Impressions & is one of the first stamps I bought, a few years ago. He scrubs up quite nicely with Promarkers! The sentiment is from last Xmas' Magnolia collection. It quotes one of my favourite Xmas songs! The DPs are Basic Grey, Wassail - again! Getting bored of these now, but I bought too much. I have to keep plugging away at them. To create the circle I used brads & I wrapped embroidery thread round each one.

Well there you go. Sorry I'm a bit late with this, but it's been quite a busy day. We took the boys to see Planet 51 this morning. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought after I read a one star review of it yesterday! I'd give it 3. But the boys really enjoyed it which is the main thing! Then I had to go to Jack's school Xmas fair. By the time we got there, there was not much left, so I hope that means they made loads of money!! I've just found 5 minutes for a cup of tea, before I tackle the European ironing mountain!!
Thanks for looking. Please pop over to the C4E blog to see the sketch & the fabulous creations of my fellow DT colleagues. Michele is also offering another set of her cute digi images as a prize. What more incentive do you need to knock another Xmas card off your list!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Big Hugs!
Andie xx

7 comments:

scrappyjan said...

Andie, Very very cute!! Love the colours and your coloring is wonderful!
hugs, Janiel

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Andie, I absolutely love him. You have coloured him perfectly. xo Jackie

debby4000 said...

Adorable card.
luv
Debby

michele said...

beautiful as always Andie, beautiful colouring, love those papers! hugs mx

Dena said...

Andie! Hey he is one cute Santa. You are doing so great with those promarkers! Do you like them? I wonder how different they are from copics?
Anyhow, I don't get sick of seeing those Wassail papers, they are gorgeous and you did such an amazing job with that sketch. Another difficult one for me. ha ha!
Your turn to email! I know it is painful with your speedy typing and all. ha ha!
Hugs, Dena

lil-paper-pixie said...

Adorable hun......love that stamp & yes for me it's trial and error...i waste loads of card and paper.....lots goes in The bin before i finally settle for something.....I think I have made 2 cards that have just 'worked' straight away......its very rare...LOL.

We saw planet 51 last week.......its ok......not sure I would buy it......go to get UP when it comes out tho......its the talking dogs and Kevin that I love!!! But then I am a big kid. Hope you are ok.

Hugs

Sarah

Bec said...

aww.. what a cute card.. i love it.. bec xx