Saturday, 28 November 2009

Whiff Of Joy a missed and new challenge combined

I know my title sounds silly but that's exactly what my card for today is. I started making a card for last weeks WOJ challenge using Gio's sketch but I forgot about it and never got it finished so on Wedenesday I went to look at the new challenge and remembered that I still had last weeks card half made, and it just so happens that this weeks challenge is to make a Christmas card, so I finished it off and it fit's with this weeks challenge instead :)
Barry bought me a new camera for my Christmas and I didn't want to open it before Christmas but the camera I was using can't take pics inside and it has been pouring of rain again today so he gave me my pressie early so I could take pics of my card inside :)
I have no idea what half of the buttons are for yet so my pics are not the best but I could of never took a photo indoors (without any lamps either) and be able to even see my card at all so this is a huge improvement.

My image is colored with the usual Copics. Papers are Crafts House "Winter Wonderland"
I like these non traditional Christmas colours and the papers have a lovely sheen to them.
The sentiment is SU! from a hostess set which I stamped with Stone Grey Stazon, but on the shimmery gold card it looks totally different. The shimmer shows through and it kind of of looks like it's been heat embossed until you look at it close up. Ribbon, charm and little rose are all from my stash, and the larger flower is from Tabby Crafts. It was just a plain white flower but I rubbed over it with some lilac ink and coated it with Twinklets.

Just a closer look at the image and my flower. Iused different glue for the twinklets this time and it sticks properly without any of it falling off if you touch it. I think my Christmas cards will all be covered in this stuff because I love it :) It really is all Bev's fault though. If I had never seen her use it on her cards then I would of never knew about it and my Diamond Dust addiction would if never been born! So Bev if you read this I'm blaming you for all my cards beig covered in the stuff lol. Just wish my cards looked half as good as hers though!

Well that's the card done. I've been busy all week gettig things ready for the school Christmas Fayre and haven't had any time for blogging or making cards this week, and I have loads still to make but I'm hoping to get some time to join in with at least one more challenge and do some bloghopping, as well as getting the rest of my DT work finished.
I've made all my Santa's magic keys, which I will try to remember to take a pic of to show on here and I have made quite a few decorations. Still got to make some sweet holders and gift bags/boxes and calendars, oh and my own chrsitmas cards to sell at the fayre lol, so think I might just be busy for the next week! I have to have the Santa's Grotto decorated by the 8th of Dec and all my cards and gifts made by the 1oth so not much time and so much still to do!
I am still looking for large snowflakes to hang from the roof (and for some other projects at the school) but I'm having trouble finding any. I only have a small snowflake punch so it's not any use. We need some large snowflakes (between approx 4" and 6") and also some smaller ones, so think I will have to keep looking for ones I can buy already cut (any ideas?) Only problem with that is that we are on a really tight budget so I have to find some that are really cheap. Failing that, I will have to cut them by hand and to be honest I don't think there is any chance of me getting that done any time soon lol.

Well that's all my news. I hope you are all having a great weekend and hope my American friends had a great Thanksgiiving.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Lora x

Oh a little reminder, my blog candy ends tomorrow so if you would like to enter, then you only have until tomorrow evening (my time) to enter.


HazelQ said...

Very cute card Lora, I love the charm, looks adorable :)

Carole RB said...

Hi Lora
Great card!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lora, another person like me who remembers to finish a card after a challenge is finished sometimes as life gets in the way but thankfully you were able to use it for this weeks' challenge as well - how lucky was that??? Best wishes, Kym xxx

Beryl said...

Your card is wonderful, I love the colours, flower and image and what a great picture your new camera has taken. A great improvement - you seem to be doing fine without all those extra buttons.
Beryl xx