Friday 17 August 2012

Sleigh bells ring... can you hear them??

How are we all? Sorry I've not been around for a few days, but I've lost all track of time this week.. not sure where, but I lost a day somewhere mid week! So, now I'm busily playing catch up. Well, I say catch up... not exactly a catch up me thinks.. but getting started!

I have a demo this Saturday at The Range, Rotherham - so if you're passing feel free to pop by and say hi.. it would be lovely to see you. I'll be there from 10 until 4. And yes.. there is a little bit of Christmas involved too. Haha.

I love Christmas, not sure about it this early in the year.. but then again, I guess August isn't really early to start on the cards is it??!

Anyway.... I came across a few challenges this last week so thought I'd have a little play along.

Here's my card, and I'll list the challenges at the bottom of the post.

I opted to use one of my all time favourite Christmas stamps. Isn't it cute? I love the sleigh, but the Forever friends teddies are so cute. And we all know I love cute!

It fitted in the fur and feather theme quite well - furry teddies and feathers on birds.

You will note that the challenge was also for one layer, so I started the card by stamping the sleigh where I wanted it, then overstamped the Christmas tree to the stamp so that it layed over the image. I wanted the sleigh to 'pop out' from behind the tree... and I think I managed that.

I decided to colour with pencils, then blended the colours. The snow was made using liquid applique - love this stuff and it adds a great texture to the card too.

Here's a little close up for you. You can see the tree slightly better in this picture. It's a papermania set of stamps, but I can't remember the name off hand... but they're very sketchy and lovely.

Here are the Challenges I'd like to take part in..

Celebrate the Occasion - Christmas in August
Simply Less is More - Fur and Feather

Besides making my challenge card, I also had a little play with a stamp I've had for a while. This is a Thank you card for a great person... but to give you a taster, here's the image. Cute eh? He soooo reminds me of my Mr Scoobs.

I'll show the rest of the card when I know it's been received. Until then.. happy crafting!


  1. Love this FF christmas card, it's fab, and that tree really does 'pop' over the sleigh :)

  2. Glorious card and "teaser" - I'm pretty sure I've got that tree set too


  3. Such a lovely card, enjoy the demo's tomorrow, hope you get lots of people there x

  4. This is gorgeous Jo,love the colours and fab

  5. Not a lot of white space Jo, but fabulous colouring and a really cute image!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Gorgeous card Jo, love the image and coloured so beautifully
    Hugs Sue

  7. This card is really cute, live the 3d effect of the tree xxx

  8. Gorgeous card and loving the image too. Have a fab weekend in Rotherham.

    Linda xxx

  9. Super cute. what a fun image with the birds and the bells.TFS with us at CTO this week.

  10. WOW as always fab cards :-) soooo talented xxxx

  11. Not too much white space but a terrific card
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  12. What a cute card! I love the snow details and the shading is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Celebrate The Occasion!

    CTO DT

  13. Really cute card Jo - love it!!

  14. Very nice, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  15. Lots of layers with only one layer - you did a fantastic job here! Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

  16. Gorgeous Jo, love all the details :-) Elaine-xxx-

  17. Really gorgeous, love the forever friends image and your colouring is fab
    Lindsay xx

  18. Really pretty card, love the lyrics running across the bottom!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO this week, Rachel xxx

  19. Lovely pic ive also lost tracks of t days but then again I'm on on til September x x

  20. Beautiful card!
    Such a sweet image and love the texture you added with the liquid applique :)
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

  21. Such beautiful stamping techniques, I love the texture and how you have colored your adorable image! Thank you for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Christmas in August" Challenge :)


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