Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Simple Snowman... (or should that be Simon??)

Hi Girls

Here's a very simple card for today - not too much colouring (as you can see!!), so quite easy to produce. Soooooooo how come 'simple' cards are sooooooo difficult to design? This one felt like laying an egg....... it actually HURT! I wander around for hours with pieces of card in my hand, or searching to the back of cupboards for embellishments I KNOW i've got somewhere, or ribbon that may just be the right shade ..... my poor OH doesn't know what I'm up to! He just knows to nod when I put what I think may work under his nose.... (especially when he's playing a computer game.... sometimes I'm not actually sure he SEES what I put there! lol! He's too concerned with shooting the next monster or whatever that is going to pop out at him!

Anyway - it's done now... and believe it or not, is on a navy blue background - though in the photo it looks nearly black. I used an image that came free from PapierSalat Blog - and did what little colouring there is with my copics. Then I hand wrote the sentiment.... that was SCARY! Then I distressed the edges of the image with scissors (new technique for me - first time I've used it... ) I used my snowflake embossing folder for the background and put it all on navy blue cardstock. I finished it off with a snowflake charm from PinkGem Designs, held on with a bit of 'eyelash wool' that I've had in for years... I'm still not sure about the whole thing - think that's because I see such wonderful creations on all your blogs... but there you go..... it's done.

It's going to be cold here in the next few days...... and I've not been too well with diverticulitis again - so think I'll be getting a few more cards done after I've 'battened down the hatches' to stop the wind getting in tomorrow! LOL!

Bye for now - and as are friends say in the US - Happy Hump Day!

Christine x


9 comments:

  1. Hi Christine awww this is gorgeous..sometimes the simplest of cards are the best ..fab simple but effective layout love it..I have some of that fibre/wool SOMEWHERE..LOL

    smiles Christine xx

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  2. Simply awsome! Love the glitter and the fiber. I'll have to check my stash...I'm sure I have something like that too. You really know how to get my creative side going! Thanks! xo

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  3. This is so lovely! I love all the different textures, especially the wonderful yarn!

    luv, Mags x

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  4. gorgeous card christine.love the fab snowman and great layout and fibres :D

    xx coops xx

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  5. I love this clean and simple card Christine, I still havent cracked making them but yours is wow
    Mina xxx

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  6. Gorgeous card Christine.... luv the fab image, great layout too & luv the fibre it looks ace.

    xx Lizzy xx :)

    p.s I used shimmer chalk on my image to get the all over sparkle ...it works wonders :D

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  7. Love it Christine...some cards just flow, whilst others seem to go on forever...way it is...love the glitter work...Are you off to Harrogate next weekend for the crafts for xmas show...off with my sister...should be good
    take care
    Sarah

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  8. Hiya Christine the e/bossing folder you used on this card looks like Papermania which I also have,the one is used is a cuttle bug E/bossing folder just more S/flakes on it.. Papermania are about £1 cheaper. & I like some of them better than CB..hope your having a crafting w/end..??

    smiles Christine xx

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