Thursday, 29 October 2015

Still in the festive spirit .....

Happy Thursday to you,

Weekend's on it's way again (yeah!) 

Had enough of Christmas yet?  No ...... oooh good!  If you're screaming YES!!!! at me right now ...... sorry, because I thought I'd stick with the festive theme for this weeks Less is More Challenge

It's Sketch week and here's what we had to follow ......

Very simple and straightforward ..... lots of white space as always.
Here's my take on it .... what do you think?

I've turned it round a little ..... gone for landscape rather than portrait.  Still CAS enough I hope ....... and I've included the partial panel on the front ... sort of ...... with the dusting of ink.

The snowflakes are a mix of Stampin Up! ( the large one in the centre) and Penny Black for the smaller ones .....  and they've been stamped using various shades of blue ink

Once these were dry I brushed over the top using Stormy Sky Distress Ink to get the look of the panel from the sketch ....

The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers ...... Mixed Christmas Sentiments

And I finished off with a touch of fine crystal glitter on the main snowflake ..... done!

It wouldn't be me if there wasn't something on the inside too .....

More sparkly snowflakes and a nice festive greeting ....... perfect!

It's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...... well down at the local garden centre it is anyway.
We were down there last night for the Christmas preview evening ..... lots of festive displays full of glittering baubles and twinkling lights, with the odd Christmas carol being played in the background ...... Ho! Ho! Ho!
No mulled wine though this year (sigh!) ..... maybe we were a little too early!!

I couldn't resist topping up the old tree decorations though, all the sparkle got to me! ....... a little red and gold for the main tree .... nice!

And some icy silver and white for the one that's usually in the hall ..... pretty!

Now I'm a bit weird when it comes to buying baubles ...... I always have to buy them in odd numbers. I just didn't realise that last night I ended up with 13 (oh no!) .... unlucky for some ..... unlucky for us actually!

When we got back to the car we realised that hubby had left the headlights on (long story but, the car no longer beeps when you get out and leave the lights on ..... so you forget sometimes) 
Now we hadn't been in there that long but, the battery was dead!  Car wouldn't start, nothing there .... completely drained ...... just marvelous!!

We had planned on going on somewhere to get dinner out but instead we were stuck on the garden centre car park!
After a few phone calls to see if we could get some jump leads, or someone to pick us up we decided to get a cab and go on to the restaurant anyway ..... Lauren's boyfriend could come to the rescue (again!) but not for a couple of hours.  So off we went .... well, we were out anyway!

We had a fabulous meal down at a place called The Forge ..... good food, nice wine and we virtually had the place to ourselves, there was only a couple of other people in there.
We got picked up later, went back to our little old car and would you believe it ...... tried the engine and she started straight away ..... what was all that about!!!?
So, no messing around with jump leads in the dark ...... the evening ended well after all.  I must remember to buy a couple more baubles though ..... I'm not leaving it a 13!!!

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time



  1. Gorgeous ornaments and you probably should get a couple more. Love the card and how you turned the sketch! Gorgeous snowflakes and I love how the inside sentiment curls around them!

  2. Beautiful inking and sparkly snowflakes, and I love how you decorated the inside too!

  3. OMGoodness - is Christmas really that close already?!! Your snowflake card is beautiful Linda - love the glimmer and the delicate stamping. Gorgeous baubles too! Pleased you had a good night out after all !
    Sylvia xx

  4. Oh dear, what a pain that must have been - glad you got started again though!

    That is a tricky sketch, but as always, you have cracked it - love your beautiful card. Your baubles are gorgeous too.... Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Beautiful combination of stamping and a fab take on our sketch Linda.
    I think baubles are like plants - odd numbers always work!
    Thank you for joining us
    "Less is More"

  6. I'm totally smitten with snowflake cards at the moment and yours is just lovely. Also completely in the Christmas zone!! Lou x

  7. Super elegant and dreamy Linda. Love all your painted baubles too. Superb photos and thanks as always for joining the LIM challenge this week.
    Sarah x

  8. Lovely stamps and super use of colour, that touch of twinkle is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. I love how you've incorporated our sketch, Linda. The little haze of blue is so pretty behind your snowflakes, and I love the sparkle on your main snowflake. Nice selection of baubles too. I only have a small flat so no room for much at Christmas but every year I have to buy one new thing, and it's usually a bauble (in the correct colour scheme of course!)
    Sorry for the late visit!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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