Monday, 22 December 2014

Craft A Scene - Week 3 - Winter Scene

I have to say sorry as this is a day late. I should have posted this yesterday, but hubby and I have been on a last minute Christmas Markets Cruise and only returned yesterday. We had a nice time although the weather on the high seas left a lot to be desired and I'm glad I popped the travel sickness pills into the suitcase when I packed. We stopped at Copenhagen, went through the Kiel Canal, visited some fantastic Markets in Hamburg as well as a visit to C and A (how I miss this shop from our high streets), six floors of wonderful clothes. Next we should have visited Amsterdam, but unfortunately due to the terrible weather we were not able to get into the harbour so we had to divert to Zeebrugge. Needless to say we were all disappointed but made the  most of it. Anyway onto my card this week for the final Craft A Scene challenge. I've used stamps from Chocolate Baroque for my scene, and coloured with spectrum noir pencils. I then added some glitter to make it look cold and frosty. I do hope that you will pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the wonderful inspiration the the DT has made for you. You still have until the end of December to take part.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas Card For Mum

A couple of weeks ago (in what now seems like a moment of complete madness) I booked hubby and I on a last minute cruise to the Christmas Markets calling at Copenhagen, Hamburg and Amsterdam lasting 10 days. Not our first cruise, but we've always been lucky with the weather and the calmness of the seas. Hubby is quite a good sailor and has been on trips before where the weather has been rough and has suffered no ill effects. We're about to find out just how good I am by the looks of the wonderful weather reports coming in on the News today. I'm just praying that it's a short lived storm and will blow itself out quite quickly.

This was my last Christmas card make and it's for my Mum.  The stamps are from Heartfelt Creations  and I loved playing with the stamps and dies to make the flowers and the holly flourishes. I've posted all my cards that needed posting and hand delivered the rest, just got one more to deliver by hand and that to a friend who's running us to Southampton to get the Boat tomorrow. What I haven't finished is the Christmas shopping, I'm hoping to find some lovely gifts at the Markets.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments that are always appreciated.

Sue xx

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Craft A Scene - Winter Scenes - Week One

This year has rushed by so quickly, I can't believe that it's December already and as it's the first Sunday in December it's time for a new challenge over on the Craft A Scene blog. This month we are asking for your scenes to be a Winter Scene. For my entry this week I've used this wonderful stamp from Chocolate Baroque which shows this lovely snowy cottage scene. I stamped onto white card and coloured with Spectrum Nior pencils. The sky was coloured with distress inks, Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans, I then added the sentiments mounted onto some silver mirri card and then onto an A 5 blue card blank. With an off cut of the silver card, I added some score lines and ribbon and placed onto the bottom of the card. Finishing with a poinsettia made with a Marianne die.

Unfortunately this months challenge is going to be the last, I shall be sorry to see it go. Before being asked to join the DT back in 2012, it was my favourite challenge blog. Stamping scenes is probably my favourite form of stamping so I'm really going to miss it. I hope that you have the time to pop over to the blog and see what the DT has made for your inspiration this week, and also hope that you have the time to join in with our last challenge before the the end of the month.

I shall all so be entering this card into the Stamping Sensations challenge which this month is Winter Wonderland.

Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.