Wednesday 5 March 2014

Christmas Shopping

Where does the time go!  I have been busy in the garden, digging and lugging buckets of gravel from front to back to create a mud free area by the shed and water butt, then trying to dig over the compacted clay that is the rose bed.  Oh my! I think I'm getting muscles!

Anyway, this card was started last week for the Crafty Little Fairies challenge 'shopping'.  I got the cute LOTV lass and her spaniel stamped, then blanked her out to add the background from a My Paper World Christmas set, I rather like the result.  I've coloured the image with my Copics and added lots of sparkle with Stardust glitter.

And here is the card that I've finally managed to finish decorating this morning, the Stickles on the flower is still wet!  The papers, stamped text and die cuts are all by Marianne Design and I simply finished off with more glitter on the poinsettia and the blue pearls.  Here's the list of MD dies I used:
Poinsettia - LR0122
red doily snowflake - LR0185
blue snowflakes - LR0123 & LR0124
red twigs - LR0286

I had better be quick and link up to the Crafty Little Fairies blog as the challenge finishes in a few hours!  I can also enter the ABC challenge that is G for girls, Crafty Catz where it's anything goes, and Stampin' for the Weekend where it's sparkle and shine.

I'm still having computer problems so not using it much - think I will have to get a new one or convince Jason to let me have use of his as he's no longer living here .. .. but I will need to get a new tv/monitor to go with it, and I guess a printer too. I keep putting it off and trying to muddle by but am finding anything to do with Yahoo (my email) is dreadfully slow and half the time doesn't load, and blogger is also a bit of a slow coach especially if I'm trying to add comments to an already picture heavy blog.  So, yet again apologies for not commenting, but I do still stop by to visit my favourites and friends!


  1. This is lovely Annie and the scene looks great. I have just mowed the lawn for the first time...what a gruelling job that was, it was sooo long and thanks to rabbits and moles jolly bumpy too!!

  2. Beautiful card Annie,love the image and back ground scene.
    Hugs Sue x

  3. Gorgeous card I love how youve coloured your image. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. Adorable image and wonderful card. Glad you are managing to get out in your garden - hopefully we are over the worst of the weather now.

  5. Gorgeous card annie, i love the image and all the sparkle just perfect for a Xmas card

  6. Stunning card, loving all the sparkle and what a fab idea to add a background. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx


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