Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Midweek post - can you believe it!

Hello everyone

This week I appear to be super organised and have for once have had chance to just make something, just because...  Given Christmas is only a few weeks away I thought I should make a start on my cards instead of my usual last minute dash to make them all.

I saw a Facebook post yesterday from LoTV about their discontinued stamps being available on eBay.  Well I couldn't really pass up the opportunity to let some of these go,  so I naughtily ordered some mega cute ones, including loads for Christmas.  Today on Facebook, LoTV announce they are to retire 200 stamps... I've already selected those I need to add to my collection before they disappear but this could get expensive! I may need to ask for some early Christmas pressies.  Hubby - if you're reading this - big hint!!!!

Here's what I made with one of them.

The papers are from a nitwit digikit called winter wishes.  The image is coloured with promarkers (skin - blush, sunkissed pink, coral and carmine pink, Hair - walnut and shale.  Clothes - Glacier blue, sky blue and arctic blue, warm grey 2 and 3, cool grey 1, sandstone, tan, caramel, cinnamon, shale with pear green, forest green and marsh green for leaves).
The sentiment is a crafter companion one from a die-sire set, finished with snowflake die cuts, hessian jute, flowers stamped from a polkadoodles kit and all distressed with broken china and vintage photo distress inks.

I'd like to enter this into:

Die cutting divas - anything goes (Die cut snowflakes)
Holly Jolly Christmas - anything goes Christmas
Top tip Tuesday - non traditional colours
Cutie pie challenge - use three (three flowers)
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - use polka dots

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  1. so gorgeous rachael.stunning image and details and i love your colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  2. This is gorgeous! I love the combo of blue and brown and the embellishments are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  3. Your card is absolutely adorable. The image is so cute, and I love the flowers, they are gorgeous. Thank you for joining the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, come and play with us again soon! Karola, DT

  4. Wow, I so love that image and you've colored it so beautifully! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  5. oh such a pretty sweet card, thanks for sharing and joining us at Cutie pie 3rd birthday celebrations cheers Sue N x

  6. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  7. What a fabulous project!! Love the sweet image and pretty papers you used!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  8. Oh what a lovely Christmas card. Love the layout and the wonderful colouring and super sweet image. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly and we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

  9. Gorgeous cute card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Cute All The Three's' and good luck x Susan x


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