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