Monday 19 November 2012

Christmas morning

I'm back! not exactly in one piece but managing to crawl by, but at least I can move faster than my computer!  Struggling with the DIY has taken it's toll and I've b****d up my neck again.  So yesterday I was in pain, and a pain to be with .. .. not a good day.  Today I am going to take things easy and maybe craft a little if it's possible.  I do have this card to share with you, it's been one of those that's been made in stages over several days. The darling image is by LOTV and coloured a while ago with my Copics, added sparkle with loose glitter on teddy's hat and a Stardust pen on the stars, and unusually for me I cut it out with a Nestie label die - don't use them much.  I had to draw around the die and cut out the mat by hand as the next die up gave too much of a gap.

The background papers are from Marianne's Scandinavian Winter paper bloc and I've added white faux stitches around the edges.  For embellishments I've cut out various Marianne dies - list in a minute - and added the red gems.  The big ones are from a jar I recently unpacked and wondered if I would ever find a use for such big ones!  Anyway, I hope it has worked.  Here's the list of dies:

snowflakes - LR0123 & LR0125
woven heart - CR1228
mini poinsettias - LR0142
fronds - LR0192 (large) & LR0107 (small)

The Stamptacular Sunday blog challenge is a recipe to include ribbon or twine, pearls or gems, dies or punches on your creation - I have ribbon, gems and diecuts so I can enter, and Dies to Die for have a Christmas theme challenge so I fit their bill too!

I've lots of catching up to do as I didn't have the computer on yesterday so fingers crossed things speed up a bit later in the day.


  1. This is adorable! I love the image... so sweet! The red and blue combo is fab and I like those flowers and fronds. The sparkly red gems finish it off perfectly!

  2. Poor you - I hope it doesn't take too long for your neck to feel better.

    Card is gorgeous and I love the blue/red combo and lots of sparkle too.

  3. I hope you feel better soon. Your card is gorgeous the image is adorable and the layout is beautiful. Caroline xxx

  4. just popped on to say hi and will be following you now ...looking forwards to working with you at TPC and oh my word a stunning card by the way hugs sassyxxx

  5. Hello Annie
    Fabulous card the image....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  6. Hi Annie, love this. The colours ars super and the papers sooo nice. Love all LOTV images.
    So pleased we'll be working together at TPC.
    Hope you're neck is much improved tomorrow hun.
    Hugs Sue W.

  7. this is so gorgeous, love the adorable image and the colours are so pretty!
    hope your neck is better soon!

  8. Totally adorable Annie - love the die cuts and sweet image - I have yet to ink that one up!!!
    See we are going to be on the same DT - TPC - yipeee!
    Have a fab evening - hope the neck is feeling better.
    Debs xx

  9. ohhhh what a sweetie of a card , just loving the heart, great finishing touch

  10. What a pretty scene! Love your Poinsettias and leaves. After 50 years, I have finally worked out how to spell Poinsettia without looking it up so now I am spelling Poinsettia at every opportunity so I don't forget!!! But I digress... Love your little plaited heart, snowflake and fab gems. They work perfectly even the larger ones. Wonderful colour work and sparkle and great papers too. This card is a hit with me! Hugs, Lesley

  11. Scrummy card Annie, love the sweet image and all of your detail. Welcome to the Team at TPC. Looking forward to working with you.

  12. Beautiful card, Annie, with a lot of pretty details....lovely colours.
    Take care.
    hugs Dorte


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