Saturday, February 8, 2014
Somebunny to love Paper Tole Christmas card
Hi blogging friends
Well, the summer school holidays are over and my daughter is back at school. The weather has been incredibly hot and dry and my garden looks brown. Many of my plants have been burnt from the fierce temperatures - and some plants look dead I am heartily sick of the heat and will be glad when Autumn comes! We had a busy holiday time and saw a couple of kid's movies - Frozen was my favourite - and went to the beach on one day trip - we did shopping together and went out for lunch/afternoon tea and had lots of fun times. We also had some visits to hospital for my loved one (just routine appointments).
We also had a major upheaval at home as my daughter moved from her small bedroom into my Craft Room which is much bigger; I moved into the other spare bedroom which my husband was using as a Hobby Room; and, my husband has moved into my daughter's old bedroom. Talk about the house being upside down and a GIANT mess! I still haven't quite finished my Craft Room yet as I am still putting the finishing touches on making my space practical and usable. The built-in wardrobe is alot smaller than my old room so it has been a bit of a juggle to get things to fit but be easily accessible. I find that if I can't see something, I forget about it and don't use it.
And of course, if you are going to pull things out of the cupboards, you may as well go through them (even though I did that a year ago) and sort out what you want to keep or donate. Plus I thought I would try my hand at selling on EBay as I had a box full of different things that were still in pristine condition and wondered if I could turn them into a few $$$. I also had an antique Remington typewriter which needed some TLC and was so heavy that I think it would hold the house down in a cyclone - and listed that as well. My husband is a seasoned seller on EBay so he helped me alot. I was quite nervous about it but I am pleased to say that I have sold quite a few things - even the antique typewriter (which surprised me!). Anyway, I shall move onto my card............
I thought I would start off the year with a Christmas card for the Splitcoaststampers Christmas February Fan Club Challenge of "Red" which can be embellishments, ribbon, cardstock - anything you like. Now, my camera hates photographing red - it never comes out the right colour for some reason, so I went for a card that had some red in it and accented it with red rhinestones rather than using cardstock or papers with lots of red.
The papertole (or decoupage if you are in the UK) image and sentiment that I used - called 'Somebunny to Love' by artist Adam Pescott - came free with the UK Magazine Quick Cards Made Easy September 2013 edition. The set has quite a few images so you can make multiples of the same design and I think they are so sweet. And bonus that they were diecut too: although I did trim around the edges more because I thought the finished result would look better. The designer papers are from Lili of the Valley from their Frosty Christmas pad.
The snowflakes were diecut and I glued down just the centres and bent up the pointy bits (sorry, I don't know what they are called LOL!) a little to give the snowflakes some dimension then added red rhinestones to the centres. The large snowflake is by Simon Says Stamp and the small ones are by Impression Obsession.
Here is a close-up so you can see the dimension on the card:
Apart from the SCS Christmas February Fan Club Challenge, I am entering my card in the following challenges -
Winter Wonderland - No Stamping Allowed - use diecuts, decoupage, toppers etc.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - February - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by - have a fab weekend!
Designer Paper: Lili of the Valley Frosty Christmas 8" x 8" pad
Accessories: Lifestyle Circle and Scalloped Circle dies, Big Shot, dimensionals, Kaisercraft red rhinestones, Papertole/Decoupage images from Quick Cards Made Easy - September 2013 edition, Simon Says Stamp Kate's Snowflake SSSD111309 die, Impression Obsession Die100-F snowflake die set, Perfect Layers Tools, cardstock - white