So, what to do to celebrate? I didn't want to fiddle round with the blog template so it was an hour ironing or make a couple of Christmas cards? Yup, no competition there, so this is what I came up with:
The main image is a Lili of the Valley square, already coloured and great for rustling up quick cards. These particular Christmas ones came with six different designs per sheet and I made two the same.
- white 7" x 5" card stock
- Dovecraft 'Let it Snow' paper pad (this pad is just gorgeous and the reverse of quite a lot of the designs are plain, perfectly picking out a colour on the patterned side)
- Lili of the Valley Die Cut Square from a 'Traditional Christmas' design sheet
- sentiment from Craftwork cards
- backings to the LOTV square and sentiment from the reverse of the patterned paper
- punched strip also from reverse of patterned paper, using Martha Stewart's Aspen Snowflakes punch
- a few of the leftover punched out snowflakes dotted here and there, fixed with a Quickie Glue pen and topped with clear sparkly gems
- some little dots with the glue pen on those unusual Christmas trees at the bottom right of the card, then sprinkled with Glamour Dust.
I've just noticed that the sentiment looks a bit wonky but in real life it's fine - weird!! I think it's the odd effect that I sometimes get when cards almost seem oval - need a better camera perhaps. But, I love my camera as it's nice and easy to use :(
Hey ho, I also notice that I haven't whisked over the cards yet with a big soft make up brush to remove any stray bits of sparkly Glamour Dust. I think I was too busy squeaking here having stupidly rubbed my eye after touching the dust - ouch! Another lesson learned.
Thanks for calling by :))