The last few days have been a bit of a blur for me. I've taken on a few gardening jobs to earn a few extra dollars for Xmas, so spent 4hrs on Friday cleaning up someone's garden. On Sunday I spent 4.5hrs cleaning up a very large garden I've been working on for a few weeks.
Monday was spent in Nelson taking Phoebe to an Orthodontist appointment. Turns out she has inherited my terrible teeth and may have braces in six months (which she isn't happy about....who would be at 9yrs of age...or any age....). And then spent 5hrs today weeding a garden I don't think the people have touched for nearly two years. I'm buggered but with braces on the horizon, I'll be gardening into my 90's......
However, last night I thought it was about time I got creating and created a card for the latest Addicted to Stamps challenge, where their theme is 'Clean and Simple'.
I don't have many different colours of cardstock but managed to scrounge up some pale blue and adhered a piece over a white card front. I created a smaller panel in white and used a hole-punch to create the three circles. I used washi tape to put the panel in place temporarily, so I could stamp the snowflakes in the holes and emboss them in white. I also stamped the sentiment in grey ink.
Lots of foam tape was added to the back and the circle panel was adhered over the snowflakes. I added a few rhinestone dots for a bit of sparkle and all was done. I really like this design and can see it done in different colours.
The snowflake stamp is from Simon Says Stamps 'Presents and Ornaments'. The sentiment stamps are from WPlus9 'Hand lettered holidays'. The rhinestones are from Kaisercraft.
As I've used my favourite pale blue colour, I'm going to link this as my second entry to the AAA Card Challenge # 29 where their theme is:
And along a similar blue theme, I will link this to the Curtain Call Challenge: Clearly Christmas as my second entry. This is their inspiration photo:
I'm also going to link to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Christmas/Holidays'.
And last but not least, I'll link to the Addicted to CAS Challenge # 53 where their theme is:
I received a new stamp set today that I'm dying to play with, so will go and set myself up in front of the tv and catch up on Revenge. Tomorrow I have another 4 hrs of gardening to do. Its supposed to rain (which we desperately need) so if it does, I'll be crafting and relaxing all day. If not, I'll be digging in the heat and reminding myself 'think of the money, think of the money'......
Wow, sounds like you've been working really hard, it will be worth it! I love your card, such a frosty feel with the snowflakes and the icy blue, and beautifully CAS too. Thanks for sharing once again at ATSM, Anita xReplyDelete
Shona, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the design.ReplyDelete
Please tell you daughter that it could be worse, my daughter had them in high school and they came off during her last year.
Very pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!ReplyDelete
This is just so lovely - elegant and CAS! Sounds like you are working hard....my garden needs sorting out. I would be prepared to pay the air fare :) I will hope for rain and a more relaxed day for you.ReplyDelete
You are a hard worker! Hats off to you! I am sure your daughter appreciate you ( you can't help it with the gene part...). Braces time will just FLY by as it did for me ( not so much for my kids though). The end result is still worth it! Your card is FABULOUS!! Love the dimensions and use of soft colors, Shona! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas/Holidays” Challenge!ReplyDelete
Such a lovely sense of frostiness, Shona ... the soft blue with the white is delicious! Good luck with the gardening ... just think how much fitter you're getting! Anita :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Shona, for finding the time to put together this absolute masterpiece!! What am I saying... each and every one of your cards is a masterpiece!!ReplyDelete
Perfect CAS card Shona. Love the soft blue with the white embossed snowflakes --- gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.ReplyDelete
Wow you have been busy! You must be so fit. This is a joy of a card. I love the design and the soft blue is perfect. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS and ATSMReplyDelete
OH so pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, love these colours!ReplyDelete
It is a beauty! Love the cheer elegance that you made on this one! It reads like the gardening you are doing is a feast for the plants! Hope you will have enough energy left to do other things aswell... Hugs, GerrinaReplyDelete
Stunning ! Love love love this design :) Thank you for sharing with ATCASReplyDelete
Love the circular cutouts and the soft colors. Fabulous. So glad you joined us at ATCAS this weekReplyDelete
Love the clever design of this card - I would never manage to get the circles cut out in line!ReplyDelete
So glad you found a bit of time in your crazy schedule to create this blue card! Both our boys had braces, so I sympathize. Thanks for joining AAA.ReplyDelete
Your card is extraordinary, Shona, and I suspect it will win multiple challenges! Congratulations on the first announced WIN at AAA Cards!!! Happy Holiday Hugs! DarnellReplyDelete