I hope you're all having a nice weekend. Did you see Kay on the telly yesterday with IndigoBlu? Two more great shows full of fabulous products (did you like the new stamps?), along with great tips and techniques from the boss, and lots of inspiration ideas from the DT ..... well done girls, great job!!
Well I should have know it wouldn't last ...... everyone around me has been coming down with one bug or another, coughing and sneezing everywhere, and I've managed to escape them all ..... until now that is!! There it was this morning ........ headache, sore throat, stuffy nose ..... just what I need!! So ...... to try and stop things getting any worse I'm taking the day off! I'm taking to the sofa with a box of tissues, some hot lemon and the TV remote!
Before I do though ..... here's this week's little bit of festive spirit for the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge
The theme this week is .......
USE A STOCKING
These little stockings are soooo cute ....... and how true is that sentiment!
The background was created using my favourite favourite IndigoBlu stamp - Vintage Flourish along with the Flitter Glu and Flake (Chariot of Fire) stamped onto some red cardstock. It's not an actual 'Christmas' stamp but I think it works so well ....... very elegant.
I then stamped the words in the centre of a square of white cardstock, and embossed using a red embossing powder. It's a cute little cling stamp from Stampendous called 'get socks' (CRF218) and it always makes me giggle ...... great for those dreaded mens cards I think.
I stamped the snowflakes around the edges using Versamark ink and then lightly dusted over the top with pearlescent gold and silver chalks
My 'stockings' have been hung onto the bottom of the words. They're a cute little stamp from Art Impressions that I've had for a good few years, I just stamped them onto white cardstock, coloured them with Copic Markers and cut them out .......
A bit of matting and layering, and some sparkly gems finish the card nicely.
That's another one to go into the Christmas box ..... I've even done the inside so it's all ready to go. I'm getting quite the collection now.
The fun part is going to be deciding who gets what.
Thanks for popping by today. I see I have another new follower this week too ...... thanks for joining me, I do hope you enjoy the journey.
Until next time ........
(a sniffly and croaky) Cheerio for now