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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Christmas in September

The last day of September ... seems like it's been a long month. Our youngest started Sixth Form at the start of the month, our younger son headed off for his first year at university last weekend and our eldset goes back on Saturday for the start of his final year. It's going to be very quiet in the house without the boys.

So, I was a bit under the weather last week (one of the down sides of working with children) but I spent some time colouring some images, among them one from Pollycraft. And last night, I finally got around to making a card.


I coloured the image with Promarkers, then cut it out. The spotty paper is from Papermania, and I cut the mats with my nestibilities. The large snowflakes were cut with my Wizard and a Spellbinders snowflake die. You probably can't see it, but I sprayed those snowflake layers with Crafters Companion Spray and Shine (irridescent). It's the first time I've used it, and I was surprised to find it's a varnish type spray. I got it on my fingers and had to use nail polish remover to de-glitter myself afterwards. I like the idea of being able to give an overall sparkly layer, but I won't be using it indoors again because it set me coughing!

The smaller snowflakes and sentiment are from some sticker sets I've had for a couple of years - they were the 'free gift' for subscribing to a magazine. (A disappointment because I'd hoped for something else but that'd run out.)

Enough prattling! I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations where it's 'Christmas in September' and
Charisma Cardz where they're doing Christmas Crafting.

10 comments:

Allison said...

this is so cute
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
AllisonX

Unknown said...

O wow this is beautiful, I love the spotty paper and that Pollycraft stamp is a real cutie. Fab colouring too Jo xxx .. My boys also started school this week.. yes a bit more quieter now that they have hw to do he he xxx

Sally said...

What a gorgeous clean card, love the papers, snowflakes and your colouring is great.
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.
Sally. x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Josephine, love the dotty paper, really gives a snowball effect. B xxx

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge!

Vee said...

Fabulous Christmas design. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Charisma this week. Good luck.
xx Vee

Nannieflash said...

Hi Josephine what a fabulous card, love the colour scheme and that image looks gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Anice said...

This is a fab card. I love the 3D effect you have with the snowflakes.
Anice xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Josephine, what a gorgeous Christmas card. I love the cute image and colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

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