Friday, 6 November 2009

A White Christmas

Here's another "all white" Christmas Card, this time for this week's Penny Black challenge, I really do like this effect of a coloured image on a white background, I'm also entering this into Incy Wincy's challenge as I've used their sketch. I bought (quite a few!) PB stamps at the NEC yesterday as I don't have many, really like the stamps and can't buy them locally and I've used this cute set of Carol Singing mice from one of the sets - looks like they're having a whale of a time - if you look carefully you can see one of them has his carol book upside down!

I've coloured the image with PM's - bought 4 of the new sets yesterday too and there are some glittery snowflakes around the image, not very clear in the pic, which I stamped out using an SU! stamp from the set Snowburst with Versamark and added Dazzling Diamonds. The card has been embossed using two CB folders (guess when I bought the new snowflake one?), added some lace, the sentiment is from my old favourite SU! Circle of Friendship and I've also used some shimmery off white c/s (from stash) to mat the image & sentiment on & have punched out a snowflake from the same card using a (yes, it's new & yes I bought it yesterday) Martha Stewart punch!

I had a good day at the NEC yesterday, bought loads of stamps, which I wasn't going to do! Some ProMarkers, which was my intention and a few other goodies like the MS punch, CB folders, some new Nesties, and not so exciting, but necessary a new blade for my CraftRobo. It was really, really busy, especially in the morning, busier than I thought it'd be for a Thursday and I don't think there were as many stalls as last year, it seemed a bit smaller, but plenty of people buying and lots to look at, so had a really good day, came home absolutely exhausted having been on my feet all day, flat stony broke as I spent all my budget (and a teeny bit more - ooops!) and with a cracking headache as I hadn't really eaten, or drunk much all day - well I was too busy browsing & shopping, you know how it is, plus of course the queues to eat and to use the loos were ginourmous, so it was almost easier not to do either!!

And on top of all that stash, look what arrived it the post this morning:

A few weeks ago I was very lucky and won the four new winter releases from the Little Paper Shop and they arrived! Yippee! Aren't they fab, I've got so many new goodies, I don't know where to begin!

Well that was a long post from me, if you've stayed to the end, well done, I'm now off to do the weekend shopping at Sainsburys - oh joy, then have loads of crafting I want to do, as we've got some great challenges going on over at In Love With Stamping, to keep all us poor Demo's who didn't go to the ball (European Convention) occupied.

Have a good Friday & TFL xx


Heather x said...

I love the coloured on whitebackground effect too, hun, it really makes it stand out :0)
I didn't manage to go to NEC, poorly children prevented me from having a day out :0(
Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and bought some crafty goodies to play with :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Pauline C said...

Fab card Jan - love your new cute PB image. Looks like you had a fab (if expensive!) time at the NEC. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Kath said...

beautiful card jan and love the cute you had a great day at the NEC...but all this crafty shopping is so tiring...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

Terry Oulboub said...

Jan, how cool is that - I like the white background too, like you said - all nicely embossed. The cute little image sitting there are beautifully colored. How fun the NEC sounded! Ahh, I love to scrap/craft shop! And then to come home to the prize you've won - its too much fun! Love your card!

Liz said...

Really stunning project Hope you will enter Incy Wincy designs again soon


Cheryl said...

hi hun this is beatuiful love the white background thanks for playing along at incy wincy designs,hope you join us again soon love cheryl xxxx

Heather "Hev" said...

This is absolutely beautiful :)

Thank you for joining is at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge this week

Have a fabulous day :)

Liz said...

Beautiful card Thanks for joining incy wincy this week
Liz xx