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Well we had a totally Snowy day yesterday, we ended up with Becca being stranded here, her car is still here, luckily Matt had a big 4 Wheel Drive Truck, so he took her to work and then went on to rescue a few others on the way home, I was surprised at how many people were just out for a jolly, the roads here were totally untreated so conditions were treacherous.
I decided to go for a Sketch this week, I think that they are an easy option, which we all need at the moment, with all the preparations for Christmas still to do.
I went for a Christmas card as I still have a few to make, this sketch will work for just about any occasion though so don't feel tied to a Christmas card if you have finished yours.
I used Garden Card to make my base card, adding a mat of 'Be Merry' Designer series paper, I then cut two different sizes of the 'Lots of Labels' dies, one in Whisper White and the larger in Garden Green. I stamped the sentiment 'Peace, Joy & Love' from the 'Peace this Christmas' stamp set onto the white label, using Cherry Cobbler ink, I added some Garden Green splatters using a 'Gorgeous Grunge' stamp. I mounted this onto the green label and adhered to my card base.
I then took a piece of Cherry Cobbler card and cut it with the Wavy border die from The Colourful Seasons' dies, I added some Garden Green ribbon to the red border piece and adhered to the top of my card, I then tried a Bow using the same ribbon and added it to the ribbon. To add finishing touches I used some Garden Green card die cut with a Fern die and Cherry Cobbler card die cut into tiny Poinsettia and used them to embellish my labels.
I didn't have any matching gems to add to my card (to follow the design) so I used a die that cut small dots as it's waste to cut some Cherry Card, which I then pressed into Versamark ink and then Clear Embossing Powder to give me some shiny matching red dots, you could make sparkly dots by either using a little glitter at the heat Embossing stage or swish over with some 'Wink of Stella' (That's my Top Tip) for this card.
I hope the card inspires you a little.
Peace This Christmas
Now please stay safe in this terrible weather, I am guessing the roads and paths will be icy this morning, as Matt said it was still snowing and a zero at half past six last night.
The girls school is closed, it's in Burford and teachers come from quite far away, so they were happy this morning, luckily they have plenty of A level work that they can be catching up on, so they won't get bored!
Paul starts his job today of all days, but it's close enough that he can walk thankfully. He wasn't planning on starting until after Christmas but they seem keen to get him started.
Take care my lovelies,
Love and warm hugs,