Saturday 26 March 2011

Secret Crafters - Christmas in Spring!

Yippee for the weekend!! It's time for another fab challenge at Secret Crafters! This week my lovely & super talented D-Teamie, Tracie has chosen our theme which is

Christmas In Spring

Join us this week for the last chance of the month to be entered into the draw to win 5 digis of your choice from our fabulous sponsor, The Stamping Boutique .

I've gone for traditional Xmas colours with mine & used Lucia Tilda from the 2010 Christmas collection & coloured her with Distress Inks available at the Secret Crafter shop. My papers are by Papermania & the snowflake is a Marianne Design Creatable - Snowflake 3, available here. I added adhesive gems & finished everything off by embossing the edges with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Embossing Powder.

It feels strange showing a Xmas card at this time of year, & I say this every time. I must start my Xmas cards earlier this year. If I do them now I'll be forced to use up last year Xmas papers instead of being tempted to buy loads more again, which always happens! But then there are so many other images I want to use which I haven't had chance to yet. Better try harder on the lottery tonight & cross those fingers even tighter. I'd just like to win enough to be able to give up work & spend more time crafting, I might even do more house work too. Oh well, one day!
Enough of my dreaming, in the meantime I've got the day to enjoy. Off to play tennis with dear hubbie in 15mins, then Jack has a Tae Kwon Do grading, then me & the boys are going to make muffins. I've given up chocolate for lent, so I have to have alternative vices to support me through this difficult time, LOL! It was either chocolate or wine & giving up wine was never an option!!
So I better get on, if you got this far, thanks for persevering! Thank you all for looking & have a wonderful weekend.
Big Hugs to one & all
Andie xx


Curly said...

Wow this is lovely I love how you have antiquated the card, and those background papers are just yummy,

Have a great weekend ,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh this is stunning Andie. I love everything about it. Hugs xo Jackie

Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Andie, I love the colours you chose xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Love the soft subtle colours of this andie - gorgeous

Hugs Jane x

Cheryl said...

WOW this is beautiful,loving the vintage feel to this and the gorgeous sparkle!!!
Hugs xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card the vintage feel!
Helen x

PS - it doesn't work...I make Christmas cards all year round, and I still buy all the new stuff when it comes out! Oh will do for next year's cards! lol

michele said...

beautiful card Andie :) hoep you enjoyed the muffins hugs xx