Sunday, 16 September 2012

Here's one I made earlier ......

How's your Sunday going?  Hope your's is nicer weather-wise than what we've got here - RAIN, RAIN, and more RAIN!
My day's got off to rather a late start, had a lovely lie-in (well ... it was a little late when I finally snuggled under the duvet last night - or should I say this morning).
I'm the only one up so I'm taking advantage of this quiet time.  There's nothing to rush for today. We were going to go to a special Harvest Time Farmers Market over in Castletown later on, but looking at the weather I don't think we'll bother.  So,  I've got my morning coffee and would you believe a LIM card for this weeks challenge to share with you.
Yes, you read that correctly.   My Less is More entry is DONE!  
It's unheard of for me to have this ready by Sunday (the challenge only comes out on a Saturday morning) but here it is ...
Ok! Ok!  I confess.  It was already done. (I hope that's within the rules)  This is one of my latest Indigo Blu cards and I think it fits the challenge so well.  It's the first proper look at the brand new Christmas stamps too.

It's Week 85 - Theme week, and our theme is to incorporate an OVAL somewhere in the design.

Ta Da!! - one oval used.  There is a little bit more on the design than I normally do for this challenge but I think there's still enough white space there, (I hope there is anyway) and there's not too many embellies, we'll see.

The little winter scene has been done using stamps from the new 'Looks Like Rain, Dear' set by Indigo Blu. This is a fab collection of stamps that has a bit of everything on there.  There's a couple of larger images, a lovely flourish you can use all year round for backgrounds etc., a festive verse from my favourite Christmas story - Twas the Night Before Christmas, and you get lots of little stamps  you can create your own little winter landscapes with or use on their own to make smaller cards, or tags.
For the design I've used a Nestabilities die to cut and emboss my oval.  Then, with the die still in place I've built up my scene using Distress ink and a couple of paper masks to create the moon and the landscape.  The reindeer and the trees are just stamped in black Versafine using first and second generation stamping. A little touch of ultafine glitter has been added to highlight.
The Merry Christmas sentiment is also a new Indigo Blu stamp, and is large enough to use on a card on it's own if you wanted to.  I've inked it up using two colours - Crimson Red and Olympia Green Versafine.  A few gems have been added for the holly berries, and a pretty red satin bow finishes the whole thing off.
I do hope this is not too much for the LIM girls.  It was nice to have a design that fit the bill when the challenge was announced, and not have to rush and squeeze something in on the last minute.  It's another busy week ahead so time is something I'm not going to have a lot of. 
Before all that kicks off though I'm taking a day out of the old craft room, catching up with the usual day to day stuff and I'm going to do some baking.   It's not something that I'm really good at, but I like to keep trying - practice makes perfect and all that!   Unfortunately I didn't inherit my mother's, or my grandmother's baking skills.  I love cooking,  it's just the sweet stuff I have a problem with.  That's not such a bad thing though, I'd be the size of a small house if  I was any good!!  My efforts do always get eaten though, so they can't be that bad, I think it's just me, I'm too critical!

Time I got out of my PJ's I think.  Enjoy the rest of your Sunday. 

Thanks for popping by.



  1. Hola Linda, what beautiful christmas card!!!, fantastic stamping scene in your oval, your christmas sentiment is absolutely amazing and your flourished is gorgeous, well done!!.
    Good luck with your meal!
    hugs from Palma de Mallorca

  2. Hi Linda, it's lovely to have an occasional lie in, good for the soul. Your card is stunning, I love the way you have created a whole scene in that little oval and the sentiment is gorgeous. Good luck with the challenge. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  3. Gorgeous - just so elegant and Christmas-y


  4. Beautiful card, Linda. Those stamps are lovely. Sue x

  5. Oh, Linda, your card is really stunning! For some reason, ovals and Christmas seem perfectly suited for each other and what you've done with the deer in the oval is perfect.

  6. This card is really beautiful, love those images.

  7. Fabulous card. Love the image and the sentiment is gorgeous.
    Lynne xxx

  8. What a super Christmas scene. Terrific card.

  9. I love this! So nostalgic and classy! Thanks for dropping by my blog today! Best wishes, Yvonne

  10. That little scene in your oval looks beautiful Llinda
    Love the oversized sentiment

    Thanks very much

  11. Absolutely beautiful Christmas card!

  12. Hi Linda, hope you enjoyed the rest of your Sunday,..your card is stunning and what a fab way to use these stamps... Such brill Christmas images. Hope you have a good week ahead. X

  13. Love your beautiful scene in your oval. Very classy card. x

  14. Hi Linda, just catching up and this is Gorgeous!
    must check out those stamps.
    Avril xx


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