One more sleep to go as it's now Christmas Eve! If it isn't sorted out by now - then we just have to make do and mend!Although it seems as if many people will be eating turkey until Easter due to the last minute restrictions!
Here's the third prize in the 'Snippets Playground Celebration' prize
draw - and I thought it would be good to remind ourselves of what Christmas is truly all about:
- a tall slim white card blank card measuring 4" x 8.25", side opening
- snippet of silver mirri card
- snippet of lilac coloured paper leftover from a magazine giveaway many years ago - for speed and to save me actually making a pastel background using inks
- backed the paper with a piece of white card to give it rigidity - using a left over piece of Woodware double sided adhesive sheet - medium weight
- trimmed the piece of patterned paper/card now - to fit the stamp I was going to use
- did some checks with a little scrap of the patterned mauve paper to see if it would take a stamp OK and not bleed - hooray, it was fine!
- then, using the Misti, I stamped the image using a Woodware 'Peaceful Night' stamp with attached sentiment, using Versafine 'Clair' black ink
- added some touches to the star, windows and the stable using a Signo silver pen, again after checking on a scrap of the mauve paper
The light is so bad here that the lovely silver mirri card and also the sparkly silver bits I added with the Signo pen don't show up really, stiil I think you can imagine it. ☺
This was a super fast card to make and it would be really great to make a 'batch bake' using it. I wanted this stamp for quite a while and it's so perfect for Christmas. It was a last minute purchase and I'm delighted with it. There is an additional sentiment stamp and I think I'll use that to stamp onto the insert. The wording is 'May peace be your blessing this Christmas'. My snippets weren't as small as 'Card B' the other day but they're still snippets. Given more time I really would love to make this card again, colouring it with soft shades - it's joy to use and stamps perfectly.
And of course today's prize is this:
It's the Woodware 'Peaceful Night' set of two stamps, the same as I used of course. Once again I did buy three for the toy box, once I'd finally planned out all the prizes and could see a bit of an imbalance with many cute prizes yet few reminding us of just why Christmas is celebrated. You have three chances to win this lovely stamp set! Thanks Liz for spotting my 'oopsie error - it IS a stamp set and not a die.
At the end of all of the celebrations I'll do a massive draw session for all the prizes using the one Mr Linky - which is on the main snippets post HERE along with details of exactly how to join in - so you do need to have entered one snippets make over on that post during the three weeks that the challenge runs for to be in with a chance :) Maximum of one entry please - to keep things fair for those who may not have time to craft. Mr Linky closes at 11am on Saturday 9th January so you do need to have added a snippets make by then to be eligible for the draw.
Just leave a comment on this post if you would like the chance to win today's prize.
Today is always a bit of 'last minute' HELP ME here! My plan is to run round like a headless chicken, make sure things to defrost are out of the freezer and in a cool place, flick a duster over and do last checks and at least set the table and put out the Christmas crackers! Oh, and pop our personal gifts into gift bags amidst all that - then put my feet up and sigh with relief - I hope!
Keep tuning in - I've been trying to get some video of Dudley but to no avail (the little tinker just knows and won't co-operate!), but he might well pop up tomorrow in a photo to say hello. I need to put the picks and prize draw for Challenge 392 back a little bit and there might be a little quiet spell on here whilst we enjoy a couple of days relaxing over Christmas itself - depending on how things go! I know you won't mind - but I will do what I can!
Sleep well, listen for dancing hooves on the roof and of course, this year more than ever, perhaps remember love, kindness for our fellow creatures, human or otherwise and most of all - hope for the future.