Sunday 10 October 2010

Snow had fallen

Hey - had you realised it's the 10-10-10 today? The 10th day of the 10th month of the 10th year in the new millenium. (Actually if we are splitting hairs it's the 11th year - but that doesn't show in the date does it??)

Welcome to two new followers - Edith and Sarah. It's lovely to see you both here. I will be popping over to see you too soon.

We (the family - Ben, Bev, Becca, Maddie, Ken, myself and Maddie's friend Carol) went up to London to for Maddie's celebration outing for her birthday (which was lat month). We went to see ......

............. and had a fantastic day. We decided to go up early as we had matinee tickets and we wandered round Covent Garden - it was just lovely looking at all the stalls and standing watching the street entertainers. I would love to do it more often, but Ken isn't keen on going into town. The show itself was fabulous. The only known actor for us was Ray Quinn (XFactor fame) but the cast and the set were excellent and really made you feel you were in the 1960's. I remember crying at the end of the film and guess what - softie that I am - I knew what was coming but I still had tears in my eyes. Anyway a great day was had by all.

Right back to the purpose of this post. I am getting a few Christmas cards made now, still not many but at least it's a start. This one was inspired by the challenge at Play date Cafe with Christmas colours but the twist is to use melon rather than red. Love the photo inspiration.

This card uses a TH stamp which I stamped in Whispers archival ink. I used Whispers again for the edge and then went over it in DIs, splattered it with water to get the blots and then stamped some TH snowflakes and embossed them in white. The border punch is MS and the backing paper came from a Christmas pad called deco designs. Stickles have been used on the edges of the image and backing paper.

Challenges I am entering this for -
Play Date Cafe - Colour Combo
Incy Wincy - Sparkly - glitter
Oooh la La - Nothing floral
A spoonful of sugar - Sparkle and shine
AIFactory challenge - Emboss
Nordsalten - Hobbyklubb - Christmas Card
Alphabet challenge - x for xmas
Stamp Something - Punches / dies

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. The sun is out here and I can see some gorgeous 'red' trees from my window - autumn is really with us now. Saying that, look out for my post tomorrow.

Thankyou for stopping by to see me and thankyou, to you all, for leaving me encouraging comments. I love reading them and coming by to visit you too.

Take care. Luv B xxxx


Junibears said...

Such a beautiful Christmas Card Brenda. Love the colours.
Thank you for all your visits and comments to me. Bless you.
Himself should be home later today!
Big Hugs June xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

so very pretty and one of my favorite Christmas Carols also! Thanks for playing with AiF this week, hope to see you again soon!

Zue said...

This is really petty, love the green and all those splatters.
Sue xx

Kathyk said...

Lovely card B, super stamp and loving the colours used too. Glad you enjoyed the show too.


Netty said...

Terrific Christmas card, I love it. x

WencheP said...

I love your card, beautiful colors and the image is great. Thanks for joining us at NordSalten Hobbyklubb.

-DT Wenche

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning Brenda, I love it, Ohh Dirty Dancing that would have had u up in the aisles. I used to love going to Covent Garden when I lived in London, So much entertainment. Love Hazelxoxo

made by fifi said...

beautiful card -thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

Val said...

Beautiful card Brenda - love the colour combo.

chris said...

Hi brenda, Dirty Dancing is so on the top of my list, got to see it.
your card looks fabulous too, so love red and green together.
hugs chris x

Wendi said...

Fabulous card love that punched border
Thank you so much for shaering with us at ooh la la this week

Lisa Jane said...

HI Brenda - so glad you had a good time , i would have cried too! I am a big softie too.. and even more so since Patrick Swayze died.
Love your card - the reindeer is beautiful
Lisa ;)

Miss StampAlot said...

What a lovely card.. Thank you so much for particapating on NSHK` Challenge blog..

Good luck..

Hugs Marielle j

Pattie said...

Very nice! Thanks for using your punches and joining us at Stamp Something!

Joyce said...

Cute card Brenda...I really liked the colours used. Glad you enjoyed the show and your London outing. The first time I saw a mime was at Covent Garden. I was so surprised, they can stay so still, I didn't realize it was real until it moved.

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card Brenda, love the colors & that wonderful MS border punch.
Hugs, Janie

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful holiday card, wonderful use of colors and images! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, I laughed when I read that you went up to London for the day. I never realized you live in the UK. I think it would be so cool to just be able to say that. Your card is just gorgeous! Beautiful blend of the colors and the technique is perfection! Lovely Christmas card!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Brenda, beautiful colours and fab image.

racinggrandma61 said...

Adorable, Great job and TY for playing with us at AiFactory and come and play again.

Laralee DT

Sarah Anderson said...

Such a beautiful, beautiful card. I love it :) Thanks so much for playing along in the cafe with us .

Unknown said...

What a beautiful Christmas card Brenda, love this image so much detail love your creation, Thank you for your kind words you left me on my blog they mean the world to me. Hugs
Sarah x

Anonymous said...

this is gorgeous! I love it! thanks for entering this week at AIF!
tammy DT lead

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

That reindeer is soooooooooo beautiful! This card is so fab! Just love it:) Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful effect with the glow around the reindeer! Just a lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Renee said...

Great work with all the different effects. I'll have to try them. Thanx for joining us at AIF this week. Hope to see you again…
Renee DT

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx