Hello to you all. Thanks for paying me a visit today - even though I am being a very poor blogger at the moment! However, I think things are actually beginning to look up so I should be able to get back to some kind of routine again. I would have said "normality" but I'm not actually sure what normal is anymore. I know there are a number of others suffering - or their loved ones are - so my thoughts and prayers are with you all!
This card is not actually due for posting until tomorrow but I have an OSAAT DT card due then and I prefer not to make two posts on the same day.
It was my turn to choose the theme for our 20th challenge and I went with "Winter Wonderland.". Although I said challenge the only challenge is to yourself, because sometimes there is something which takes you out of your comfort zone - and that has got to be good for us.
I decided to make a box card because I haven't made one for quite some time. I never quite know what to call these, whether it is a shadow box or a box card or what. In the past I have actually attached it to a card base or have put a loop on the back to hang on the wall but this time I have attached a stand to the back to make it like a picture. I started out with an 8" square piece of card which when scored and folded makes a 6.5" square box with a 4.75" internal area to decorate.
My stamp is one of the very first I ever bought about 12 years ago and was made by an American company Petaluma. I stamped it in black and heat embossed it with Pearl Plum embossing powder which gives a really subtle plum glow when the light catches it. Unfortunately it is not visible in the picture. That is why I cut the back of the box from a plum colored card and used the same colour for the pearls and the snowman's scarf. However, even the plum card looks black in this picture. Maybe I'll try again later. The snowman was a freebie which I found on the internet and shrank it right down to fit the rest of the image. Unfortunately I think the deer is too big - I should have used the smaller one in the set.
Memory Box - Frostyville Border
Memory Box - Twiggy Tree
Spellbinders Create a Flake Four - Snowflakes
Marianne Craftables - Deer
Marianne- Tiny Trees
Twinklets Diamond Dust - Roofs and trees
Lashings of Glamour Dust everywhere!!!!
Hobby House - Pearls
Card # 2
My second card was a last minute addition. I was looking through my digi folder for a snowman and came across this image which I bought last year and never used. I am almost sure it is called Winter Wonderland but I don't know which company it is from. All this one needed was more lashings of Glamour Dust, some Twinklets and a pop of colour on the cardinal (just for you Mary!) and the deer - and some "blobs" a la Ollie's Mam from Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA. I matted it onto silver mirri which always seems to look black. Another Christmas card for very little effort at all!
Well that's it until tomorrow.