Friday, 22 May 2015

It's the weekend!!! .....

Happy Friday folks!

An early start for me again (yawn) ..... I've to be at the airport at 8am this morning so unfortunately  I haven't got a lot of time to chat.
In fact this is the start of a busy few weekends for us .... I'm away this weekend, it's hubby's turn next week ..... TT starts then too (that's soon come around!)  The weekend after that my brother is over here for a few days .... the beginning of race week.  Then it's the Summer Party where hubby works (always fun!) and we finish off with Senior Race Day (a bank holiday over here) on June 12th ..... phew!!!  Good job we've got a holiday booked for the 19th June ..... we're going to need it!!

Before all that gets underway, and the chaos begins ....... I want to get my entry in for this week's Merry Monday Christmas card challenge ......

Hmmm .... non-evergreen trees ......... will this do? ......

CAS .... but I'm pleased with the result'

I started by masking off a section down the side of a piece of white cardstock.  I then put another mask in place for the hills, and using a masking fluid and a paintbrush, I splattered the fluid across the piece of exposed card.  Once the fluid was dry, I added some colour with Distress Ink (Stormy Sky and a touch of Chipped Sapphire) to create the sky.  Once I as happy with the colour I rubbed away the dots of masking fluid leaving behind the white card underneath, giving the look of falling snow .......

I added a bit more shading down the rest of the panel to give the look of snow drifts and then removed the masks.
I stamped the little twiggy tree .... from Penny Black's clear stamp set ..... on the town ....... over to one side, to create my winter scene, and added a sentiment across the bottom

To finish off I added a touch of fine crystal glitter to the branches of the tree to add an icy sparkle

And of course there's a little something on the inside

Hope you like it.

Well .... I'm going to have to love you and leave you I'm afraid ...... I've got that plane to catch.

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.

Cheerio until next time



  1. Oh Linda, this is absolutely perfect! A beautiful card.


    Di xx

  2. Really lovely card Linda, I do like blue snowy cards and you do them so well.
    See you tomorrow! X

  3. What a pretty card, Linda!! Love everything about it and that adorable tree! The inside is just as lovely!! Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  4. Clean & Simple master, that's what you are. Amazing blending. Love this Merry Monday card.

  5. beautiful and elegant card! :)

  6. What FABulous scenes you've created inside and out!
    LOve your colours and sparkle.

  7. This is so soft and pretty..lovely scene!

  8. Golly, what a busy bee you are! I hope your plane trip went OK! I love your card, it is so cleverly and beautifully designed. Simply gorgeous. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. This little tree will do perfectly, Linda! Love the sponged panel with snow falling and the icy tree! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  10. Gorgeous, creative card--love it!

  11. Beautiful CAS card Linda, I love it. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  12. Sweet! Love the sponged sky with the falling snow. And the glitter on the tree branches. So pretty! xx


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