Wednesday 19 September 2018
Another Challenge Card
Good Morning Ladies,
This week's challenge is good one for getting those Christmas cards made, so that's what I am intending to do. The more I can get done each week the less stressful the final card making session will be is my thinking.
There are 14 Weeks to Christmas so that means a maximum of 12 weeks to get all of your cards made, written and ready for posting. Although I do find that we seem to get less each year, when all four of the Children were at school we had 100's, they filled every door of the house I think. I used to enjoy making their special Christmas cards with them. In fact before I had the girls (up until about 2 weeks before I had them ) I used to go into school three days a week to help Children with reading, take little groups for maths, English etc. The best sessions were the Craft / messy play ones, I love how children are so free thinking, their minds aren't over complicated by the fact that grass is green or sky is blue, I wish I could use the same method for my own crafting!
Today's card was inspired by the paper collection, it has Tranquil Tide (green), Sahara Sand and hints of Copper foil.
I die cut the 'Christmas' die with both Copper foil and Tranquil tide and layered them up, I stamped the 'Merry' onto Tranquil Tide' in Versamark and covered with White embossing powder and heat set.
I die cut this with a tiny label die and mounted onto a piece of copper foil.
My card base was cut from a sheet of Traquil Tide card, I cut it to 10 X 7 inches and scored at 5, so my card base was 5 x 7 inch. I die cut a mat of copper foil and then a piece of 'Joyous Noel' Dsp.
I wrapped a piece of tranquil tide ribbon around the card and topped it with a piece of 'Tea Room' ribbon (coastal cabana with copper foil edge).
I tied a bow in the same ribbon and wrapped the foil edged ribbon around the centre and dangled my Copper snowflake from it.
I mounted my sentiment onto my card and used some tiny die cut snowflakes and dots to embellish my card.
A totally different card from Mondays, thats the beauty of the TicTacToe challenges, no two cards need be the same.
I hope I have inspired you to get started with your Christmas cards, I am hoping Sue is coming over today, if she isn't too tired from Ally Pally, mind you they were much more organised than I was, I did too much chatting, plus I forgot that the show closed at 4pm on Sunday, the time just disappears. Lynda must have done a 'supermarket sweep' because her and Terry didn't get there until 1pm, we had lunch and chatted until about 2.30, so I was really surprised to see how much she had bought in an hour and a half. You will get to see on Saturday.
Have a lovely day ladies,
Love and hugs