Blue X-mas Cards

Ooops; 5 months have past since my last post! Where does time go, I’d usually ask myself, but this time I actually know. The refurbishment work of the house we moved into in mid August has swallowed soooooooo much of my time. We’re far from done, but we’re getting there, slowly. :-) Anywho; as a consequence, I didn’t create hardly any Christmas cards this year, I think only 2 throughout the whole year, but I did sort of a marathon session the day before Christmas Eve and created four for our new neighbours. :-)All4cards2_miniI finally got to have a play with Pion Design’s new beautiful Christmas Collection, “Glistening Season”. 😀
The main colours are blue and brown; blue being my favourite colours, this collection is of course right up my street!Churchcard_miniI used the beautiful church image from the “Coming Home” sheet…bridgecard_mini…as well as this beautiful bridge image from the “By the River” sheet:closeup_bridgecloseup_church_miniSome close up pics of the bellies;
PhotoGrid_1451072754484_miniChallenges I’d like to enter:
Deep Ocean – #119 Anything goes
Inky Chicks – 60 Merry Christmas
Nordsalten – #130 Anything goes
Fussy & Fancy – #154 Anything goes
Sparkles – #75 Favourite Christmas Colours (Blue)

Thanks for stopping by,

P.S. Don’t miss the Christmas Sale at the LLC Store; at least 20% on all Christmas products, many products reducced much more. This is a great opportunity to stock up on Maja & Pion ~Christmas~ papers!xmassale

Shabby Sentiment Card

Yesterday I felt like making something rather shabby, so I ended up with this;88_miniLots of layers, , distressing, cheese cloth, and crackle paint. 😀
The papers are from Maja Design’s Fika and Sofiero collections.906_miniThe gorgeous sentiment stamp is from Stempelglede, the dies from Spellbinders. (The Butterfly die is an old Magnolia doohickey.)
lilacdetails_miniChallenges I’d like to enter:
Allsorts – #323 Inspired by Summer (butterflies, flowers, pastel colours)
Vintage Utfordingen – #106 Butterflies (my second entry)
ABC Challenge – O is for Open /Anything goes
Sweet Stamping – Anything but a Birthday

Hugz, Sandy

Purple Book Card & RFL Candy Winner

I was asked to make a Birthday Card for my mom’s cousin, who’s soon turning 70.
Birthdays with Oh-s obviously calls for something special, so I made a book card:card7_minihe recipient’s favourite colour is purple, so I’ve used sheets from Pion Design’s “My precious Daughter” & the new “Linneaus Botanical Journal” collections.card9_miniThe image is also from Pion; it’s from the vintage image sheet “Elegant Ladies”.

Some details:
card1_miniLeft Side:
card4_miniThe backing paper is the beautiful Writings from Linneaus Botanical Journal, I also used a border from the same collection on the left hand side. The large tag was cut out of the same sheet. The dark purple is from Julia’s Dress; cut out a heart banner and  I created a little pocket for the tags. The small tags were cut out from the Pansy sheet.

Right Side:card3d_miniThe lace around the box is the pretty Aurelie, which has been my favourite for some time now. The paper is the backside of Pansy. The large heart is made up of pomegranate apples and different mulberry flowers. Love making these!card5_miniTo match the gorgeous Maya Road Glitter Tulle Trim, I applied Stickles Stardust Glitter to the flowers.
card10_miniI decorated with a few clay hearts, which were frantaged with Shabby Green.
card8_miniThe back I kept fairly simple as I didn’t want to take focus away from the pretty flowers.
Vintage Udfodringen – #106 Butterflies
613 Avenue – #135 Anything goes with optional Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday – Ribbon & Pearls
Inky Chicks – #54 Use a Metal Embellishment
Papertake Weekly – Anything goes
Craft your Passion – #273 Anything goes
Kort o Mania – #134 Anything goes

I finished both races under one hour, which was my goal. :-)
My race time was about 5 mins slower in London though, but I believe the distance in Newbury was not quite 10k. :-(
grid3Many Thanks for the donations to Cancer Research UK.
Race for Life CandyThe randomly drawn winner is…
debraDebra Kenworthy; congrats!!!

Hugz, Sandy