This time next week it will be Christmas Day. I hope you are all better prepared
than I am. Due to a family crisis, I did not finish making all my cards, so unfortunately
quite a few friends were sent shop-bought cards with an IOU for my annual letter.
Penny's Paper Crafty has another challenge for you, and our theme this week gives
you lots of scope to unlease your creativity...it is
'YOUR FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE OR COLOUR; OR BOTH'
We have two generous, and very regular sponsors this week. A big thank you to
I was asked to choose a StampArt Design digi stamp by Kathryne, and
although Kathryne has so many lovely images to choose from, I did not
hesitate to ask for the incredibly adorable Santa Mouse. He is a new
image in Kathryne's catalogue.
My favourite technique is colouring with my Promarkers, and at Christmastime
my favourite colours are the very traditional red and green, sometimes with a
touch of gold, although not at this time. Because Santa Mouse is sooooooo
cute, I decided to create a CAS card, so as to not distract from him.
A close up look at little Santa Mouse, coloured of course, with Promarkers.
I could gaze at that face all day, and don't you just love that over-sized santa suit!
Inside my card.
In the past few months, I bought quite a few Christmas themed dies, lovely papers
and lots of gorgeous stamps, but circumstances meant that I did not get a chance to
use them...won't I have fun in 2014 trying them all out. They may be the incentive I
need to get an earlier start on Christmas next year. I did however get to use the
Memory Box Merry Christmas die for this card. The negatives for 'Christmas'
can be used on another card. I affixed a gem in the die-cut 'i'.
Without Words - 'Nearest and Dearest' (Top 3)
Image - StampArt Design by Kathryne digi Santa Mouse
Colouring - Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer generated Balsam font
Die - Memory Box Merry Christmas
Punch - Martha Stewart (negatives from Snowflakes PATP punch)
Gem from my
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